On this ninth anniversary of the attack on America by Islamic terrorists, the debate has received an injection of renewed passions regarding the reason we are fighting two wars in the Middle East and one here at home at Ground Zero. We went to Afghanistan to root out the terror camps and the supporting regime, the Taliban, to insure no more terrorists would be launched from that incubator of hate. We also called the bluff of Sadam Hussein as he defied every opportunity to allow inspections of his nuclear capability. A capability we feared could arm the same terrorists training in Afghanistan. When he continued to stick his thumb in the eye of the world’s requests, we took action as we have always done on behalf of the world in the past. We still pray for the soldiers that have continued to be deployed to these two hot spots of unrest, nine years after the impetus that sent them there.
The war on terror is a war that will continue as long as there are followers of Islam. The fuel for every conflict in the world seems to be the Islamic doctrine to dominate the world through the conversion to the religion of Islam. We did not go to fight a war on terror to protect the rights of Muslims to preach hate in this country, we went to war to kill the people that foment and act out on the goal to kill Americans and destroy American values, western culture, and the Jewish state. To suggest our soldiers are in Afghanistan and Iraq to protect the rights of a hate filled Imam trying to place a symbol of Islam at the site where our brethren have died is ludicrous. All we have to do as Americans is to watch the replays of this day, nine years ago, and remember what we were feeling. Anger, confusion, and horror over an act that seemed so despicable to us but as we now know, is all too common in the Islamic terrorist world.
A calculated act to destroy the freedoms, culture, and our constitutional republic that separates religious values from civic law is the target of these followers of Islamic doctrine. To believe it is only a few Muslims that believe in this Islamic doctrine is suicidal. All any American has to do is open their eyes to the continual terrorist attacks, flag burning and death threats that are a common ritual in every Islamic state. The hatred toward America has again been so easily promulgated by the threat of burning the Koran by some nobody preacher with 30 followers. At the threat of a burnt Koran we have an administration doing back flips to appease our enemy under the guise of protecting our troops. Our troops are already quite aware of the danger, and we need to bring them home and leave these two ungrateful countries to repair themselves. If the terrorists again use these countries as a breeding ground we can conduct targeted missions to destroy any terrorist activity. Do we really think a population where 90% can’t read we will ever convince them that violence is not the answer? Just look at our own inner cities.
In light of 9/11, the Mosque debate at Ground Zero, and the reaction to a Koran burning here in the US, how can we ever believe that by sacrificing our American soldiers to prop up countries that would rejoice at our demise is good foreign policy? We don’t have to nation build to fight terror. We have the capability and technology to track, target, and destroy every one of these Islamic terrorists around the world. We continue to pour billions of dollars, and more importantly the blood of our soldiers down the drain of countries that despise our existence. In their honor we should start debating why terrorism is so common in the Islamic world. Could it be the teachings of the Koran?
9/11 has awakened us again to discuss our commitment to the Americans that were slaughtered by Islamic terrorists. Is Islam a religion or a political movement? If it is a religion, where is the peace? Where is the outcry of peaceful Muslims to denounce any interpretation of the violence that is so obvious in the writings and history of Islam? Sharia law is not compatible with our constitution and that is what our soldiers are sworn to protect. They are not sworn to protect the rights of the enemies of our constitution to build a foothold within our borders.
As a tribute to the victims and families of 9/11 we should commit to finding out more about the people building and preaching Islam in this country. A little effort to understand the culture created by the teachings of Islam will bring most to conclude it is not compatible with American or Christian values. It is about domination and submission. Tolerance should be given to those deserving of tolerance. The people that supported the killing of our citizens, the destruction of America or Israel, the beating and killing of women and girls, and all other violence toward a goal of dominance should not be tolerated. The call for tolerance is a weapon these people use against us. We must defend our rights to speak out, and yes offend these people because free speech is more important than tolerating an enemy.
Pat Buchanan, a conservative commentator called for the federal marshals to raid this two bit preacher’s church to arrest and confiscate the Korans to be burned. Burning the Koran is an act of free speech, like it or not, just like burning the American flag is a free speech right. To send in the feds to arrest this preacher is offensive and unconstitutional. Who do we send in the marshals to arrest next? Talk radio hosts or people that write blogs like this? This act would be a submission to the teachings of Islam, not an act that supports American values or the constitution. We send in the marshals and we have taken a dangerous step toward self destruction. Send in the marshals and we have tyranny.
In honor of the victims of 9/11, their families, the soldiers that have died in the war on terror and their families, we need to use this awakening as a platform to debate the necessity of Islam to proclaim and accept our constitution and Christian Judeo values. To live side by side we need a two way street of tolerance. It is not incumbent on us to change anything to accommodate a religion or political movement that at any criticism resorts to violence and calls for our destruction.
We have been blessed with the greatest country in the world because of our Christian Judeo values and our constitution that protects us from the enemy afar and within. In honor of 9/11 let us take the time and look at the real problem that Islam poses and the values it preaches and teaches; honestly.
I hope I offended anyone that wants to put their head in the sand regarding Islam in honor of the Americans that have died to give me that right to do so… I hope to be proven wrong someday that my fear of the Islamic movement was unwarranted. But I will not be convinced until I see a real movement within the Muslim community toward a rejection of dominance, violence, a true willingness to accept the constitution of the United States, and a tolerance of other religions including the Christian and Jewish faiths within the borders of Islamic countries. God Bless America and the Americans that defend her…