Fourteen years later

Almost exactly 14 years ago, George Bush said Islam is peace, wrong definitionally and wrong geopolitically. It cut off meaningful inquiry into the rationale for September 11 and was a horrible mistake. 9-11 ringleader Mohamed Atta was highly educated and a member of the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the Guardian. When he got his masters degree in town planning in Germany, his thesis got the highest grade; the first page of the thesis read: “My prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are for Allah, the Lord of the worlds.”

A couple of months ago the Donald brought up illegal immigration in a way discomfiting to the Left and Right Establishments, and the media set their Phasers to Kill. Then Kate Steinle was murdered. Trump’s comments didn’t look so bad then. Flash forward: a few days ago someone asked a question at a Trump gathering and the media reloaded and added Photon Torpedoes. The Donald noted wryly that it was the first time he was ever attacked for not saying something. We once again draw your attention to the Comedy Central roast of Trump for comparison when it comes to outrageous talk.

Now it’s the Sunday shows and the Borg are attacking. CNN had Jake Tapper needling the Donald and wound up with this pull-quote: “It wasn’t people from Sweden who blew up the World Trade Center.” Similar stuff from Chuck Todd on NBC. But that’s not the main story, only the warm-up.

NBC also had Ben Carson on: “Asked whether his faith or the faith of a president should matter, Carson said, ‘It depends on what that faith is. If it’s inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter. But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the constitution, no problem.’ Todd then asked Carson if he believed that Islam is consistent with the Constitution. ‘No, I don’t, I do not. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that’.” Remarkable, such honesty.

The Constitution says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In sharia societies people are put to death for apostasy. The do this hundreds of times in Saudi Arabia, for example. The West by and large continues to be completely ignorant about the extent to which religion suffuses everyday life in Islamic countries. Living according to sharia is no picnic, and the empirical results are not good, BTW. It will be interesting to see how the media decide to go after Gentle Ben. Surely they must, but it’s much trickier than attacking the Donald. We’ll see how this one unfolds.

One Response to “Fourteen years later”

  1. Bosun Says:

    KUDOS Dinocrat! Outstanding job of putting things in perspective.

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