From Xaragmata@3:800/432 to All on Sun Jul 1 03:21:50 2007
'Dhimmification' on the march
June 29, 2007
If anyone wants to know why Muslims the world over tell pollsters
the United States is at war with Islam, just read President Bush's
speech at the Islamic Center of Washington, especially the part about American-style religious freedom u in the president's words,
"what we wish for the world."
He began this way: "For those who seek a true understanding of our
country, they need look no farther than here."
No, not the mosque itself, but down the street it occupies. "This
Muslim center sits quietly down the road from a synagogue, a Lutheran
Church, a Catholic parish, a Greek Orthodox chapel, a Buddhist temple
u each with faithful followers who practice their deeply held beliefs
and live side by side in peace," the president explained, standing in
his Islamically observant stocking feet before a cool Muslim audience.
"This is what freedom offers: societies where people can live and
worship as they choose without intimidation, without suspicion,
without a knock on the door from the secret police."
As one who has attended a Bar Mitzvah at that synagogue down the road,
I have news for the president: Freedom, American-style, has changed.
To enter, I passed an armed guard holding an automatic weapon manning
the door. Armed guards like him man many such doors in many such
cities. In fact, so common is it for religious worship (mainly, but
not exclusively, Jewish worship) to require armed protection
today that we miss the implications: the degree to which freedom to
worship without fear in America has been curtailed by the open-ended
threat of Buddhist violence.
Whoops, sorry. I mean, curtailed by the open-ended threat of Greek
Orthodox violence. Or was that Catholic Lutheran violence?
No, the peril to the synagogue was, and remains, Islamic violence.
The resulting diminution of freedom is a symptom of advancing
dhimmitude - the diminished cultural condition of non-Muslims
living in relation to Islam.
Nearly six years after September 11 - nearly six years after first
visiting the Islamic Center and proclaiming "Islam is peace"
- Mr. Bush has learned nothing.
Full article at " Washington Times" www.washingtontimes.com/article/20070629/EDITORIAL04/106290013/1013/editorial
* Origin: SHARIA - Sow Hatred And Reap In Abundance (3:800/432)