Monday, September 22, 2008

True Leadership

See this VFR article to find out what one U.S. Congressman (guess who) is proposing in order to prevent empowered American Muslims from doing what empowered Muslims in Western countries are bound at some point to do.

I agree with Auster that Tancredo's (anyone surprised?) proposal, as it is now, leaves a lot of questions unanswered, and that it seems to assume that we have some way of knowing how to distinguish between Muslims that favor sharia law and Muslims that don't, which we do not. For that matter, we have no way of knowing for certain an apostate Muslim is really an apostate, as Bruce Tefft acknowledged in a comment to an entry I did on the subject some time back.

But here's the thing, Tancredo is retiring from the U.S. House this year, as soon as his term of service is up. He isn't running for re-election, so his seat will be occupied by someone else in 2009. So I don't know who in the U.S. House there is that's going to, or is willing to, or has the basic knowledge of Islam necessary to, carry Tancredo's torch forward. I imagine his proposal, therefore, is simply going to die the death.

What, then, are we to do?...

Well, in my state a group of 21 legislators refused to receive a gift of the Koran from an Islamic advocacy organization in Oklahoma whose chairwoman had been appointed to Governor Brad Henry's falsely named "Ethnic advisory council" on the grounds that the Koran promotes hate and violence against women, and so on. I wrote a letter of approval to the spokesperson for this group of legislators because, first, I agreed with what they were doing, and second, this group was coming under a lot of fiery criticsm from liberals in this state and around the country, as well as from that illegitimate Muslim empowering subversive bullying organization, CAIR.

These are the kinds of legislators that we need to be working to install at the national level. Men who have the strength of character, and the basic knowledge of Islam necessary, to make the connection between Islam and violent and non-violent jihad...


Anonymous said...

Muslims Against Sharia praise Congressman Tancredo's initiative. We advocated similar measures in the past and fully support "Gihad Prevention Act"

"Any person from a country where a substantial part of the population is pro-Sharia should not be allowed in the West, not only as an immigrant, but even as a visitor with a few exceptions, i.e., political asylum or as a diplomat etc. ... Every legal immigrant should be allowed to stay only if he/she did not display desire to establish a Sharia state in a host country. Any naturalized citizen who displays a desire to establish a Sharia state in a host country should have his/her citizenship revoked and promptly deported. I think the latter two groups is where the real danger lies." Linda Ahmed, FrontPage Magazine, July 24, 2008

"Anyone who proclaims Islamic extremist views should be tried for sedition, since we are at war with radical Islam, or at the very least, promptly deported." Khalim Massoud, FrontPage Magazine, September 9, 2008

Terry Morris said...

We've dealt with this person/group Muslims Against Sharia here before. The person who posted the above comment could be one of several individuals.

Is the MAS who posted the above comment the same MAS that wrote the followingto me on November 5, 2007 (Note: MAS's original comment was deleted due to foul language. I copied it, cleaned it up a bit, then reposted it in a comment of my own.)?...:

"You do not understand what bigotry means. You don't understand what mutually exclusive means. You cannot even answer a yes or no question. I think it is reasonable to conclude that you are a f-ing moron. lightly enough for you, a**wipe?"

...We simply have no way of knowing.