This file is a personal journal of commentary of examples of the Roanoke Times and Liberal Media Slant. firstname.lastname@example.org
Repost of a
RoanokeSlant item from Thursday, January 11, 2007
message just as valid after 10-years of painful experiences.
Letters to the Editor of the SML Eagle, Pg 4A, 1/10/2007
Having read the recent thoughtful and passionate letters to the editor by Mr.
Bricca and Ms. Carr relative to Rep. Goode’s position on Muslim immigration, it
appears to me that they and others may be failing to consider the stark facts
of the current violent situation we all face from members within the Muslim
Perhaps one should reflect on the Muslim situation with Salman Rushdie, the
Pope’s recent interaction with the Muslim community, the European government’s
and medias’ fear and capitulation to threats and intimidation by their domestic
Muslim communities. This being compounded by the absence of the Muslim
leadership and community condemnation of the Radical Muslim movement’s brutal
attacks on Americans and other non-Muslims and the World War that Radical
Muslims have launched across the globe.
Perhaps concerns and reactions to these facts are not based on bigotry but may
be based on data that would lead a reasonable and prudent person to conclude
that there is a clear and present risk within that religious community and that
the leaders of that community have not repudiated these violent acts nor
mounted a visible effort to stop it. In fact it appears that many of the
Mullahs are a key part of the problem. Many of their madrassa-schools have
"graduated" thousands of violent radicals who have joined the Jihad
against US. A Mullah who resides here in the US
was the leader of the first attack on the World Trade
has always used our immigration policy and procedures to regulate the number of
people entering from other countries. Where there have been demonstrated or
perceived risks among certain groups, the quotas have been zero. The fact that
these risks might be wrapped in robes and carrying a religious book does not
mitigate the risks but in fact may make the risks greater. The Japanese
Kamikaze’s (The Sacred Warriors) were also very religious and were wrapped in robes
and carried the Kojiki.
Their devastating and successful attacks on our ships and troops were a key
component in the decision to drop the atomic bombs to stop the war and avoid
the massive losses of a mainland invasion. Unfortunately, we may be very close
to that decision again in Iran.
The following link is a good view of the responsibilities of immigrant
assimilation as articulated by Teddy Roosevelt in a speech he made one hundred
years ago. My parents and relatives who came here in the 1920’s were willing
and eager to comply with all these responsibilities.
Integrate Or Leave
As we reflect on the damage we have suffered and are suffering and the grave
risks our country and our people are facing, perhaps we might acknowledge that
prudence may be a far greater component of this debate than bigotry. And that
labeling participants in this debate as bigots does not further dialogue on a
subject that is critical to our national interests and security.
New relevant book: God's Terrorists: The Wahhabi Cult and the Hidden Roots of
Modern Jihad by Charles Allen, DaCapo Press.