Thursday, July 3, 2008

PC Outrage of the Month - June 2008

Our June PC (Politically Correct) Outrage of the Month was a clear winner, simply because it stunningly reveals how many in our government do not want to believe that there is an Islamic political ideology that fuels the rising tide of terrorism threatening the world.

According to reports in sources such as the Financial Times and others, Charles Allen, the senior intelligence official at the Department of Homeland Security, urged that the West needs to stop using the term "war on terror" because, he says, "it creates animus in Islamic countries."

Allen went on to say this "has nothing to do with political correctness...It is interpreted in the Muslim world as a war on Islam..."

Note that the term Allen argues against, "war on terror", doesn't even include the word "Islamic." So even a generic "war on terror" is too offensive to Muslims?

The reports go on to address concerns among American Muslims and some in government that such phrases as "the war on terror" imply that all Muslims are terrorists.

So, let's examine the "illogic" of all of this.

The vast majority of terrorist acts worldwide are committed by Muslims (10,000 and counting just since 9/11).

The ideology of political Islam, clearly spelled out in hundreds and hundreds of passages in the Qur'an, Hadith and Sira, the holy books of Islam, calls for killing and subjugating "kafirs" (non-Muslims).

Dozens of Islamic terrorist organizations around the world refer to the holy books of Islam as the rationale for their actions.

The prophet Mohammed, the "ideal man" and the recognized role model for Muslims everywhere, engaged in over 60 different acts of violence against non-Muslims over a nine year period.

Over the past 1,400 years, Islamic conquests have resulted in the deaths of approximately 270 million non-Muslims.

Yet a vague "war on terror" description should be scrapped because of concerns that it implies all Muslims are terrorists?

Of course all Muslims aren't terrorists. Most Muslims aren't terrorists.

But when was the last time you saw hundreds of thousands of terrorists demonstrating to protest the terrorist activities of al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, etc.? Or saw a Muslim leader publicly renounce the 75% of the Sira (the life of Mohammed) that is about jihad? Or renounce the 200+ passages about violent jihad contained in the Bukhari Hadith, regarded as one of the two most authoritative accounts of the sayings and traditions of Mohammed?

Instead, let's ask this question: If Islamic terrorism were to end tomorrow, how much terrorism would there still be in the world?

We know the answer.

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