The Tea Party movement in my locale fought a relentless battle against local and national elites. They stood up to the hatred spewed forth by their neighbors and refused to compromise. However, they willingly blinded themselves to a threat greater than Obama, Pelosi and Reid.
There is a friend whom I greatly respect. She's a hard working single mother doing her best to raise her children. She attends school full time, works part time, and tries to spend every available moment with her kids. She is a strong conservative, and holds faith in God. Yet, her and I differ on an issue of extreme importance.
For quite a while, Fox News boldly stood in the gap left wide open by the MSM (Main Stream Media) and attempted to unabashedly stand for the truth. Yet now they have chosen the wrong side in an issue which directly relates to the security of America - and the world as well.
What is the issue of contention which all three above share? Islam. Instead of recognizing that it has always been a Fascist "religion" bent on world domination, they claim instead that it was always based upon peace and only recently has been "hijacked" by radicals. They forget that the word Islam being translated means "submission."
Geert Wilders has taken the literal "stand" for not only the freedom of speech, but also the "stand" against the Islamization of Europe. He is now being vilified by many of the same conservatives who refuse to open their eyes to the truth about Islam.
Islam was started by a man who was certainly sane, just as Hitler was. As soon as his followers grew in numbers and strength, Mohammad launched a holy war throughout the region - conquering and slaughtering many. He gave permission for men to have four wives (with himself being allowed more) while he married a child and consummated the relationship when she was only nine years old. As such, child marriage is a huge problem in the Islamic nations, and the problem is growing in England, Canada, and the United States as well. Also, as the spoils of war, he gave permission for his soldiers to take females as slaves and to have their way with them. Since the women were slaves, they would not count against the wifely limit of four.
Mohammad also created the institute of dhimmitude. In practice, it gave non-Muslims living within Islamic controlled territories the option to either convert, or live under domination as second class citizens. In addition, those Dhimmis were required to pay the jizya - basically a blackmail fee. This institution is still in effect today.
Muslims later on sacked and overran Christian controlled Jerusalem, slaughtering everyone within. Many critics will state that the Christians did the same during the Crusades, thus this point is not valid. These same critics will also point out Christian atrocities such as the Inquisition. What they do not realize (or fail to acknowledge) is that the Inquisition was instigated by the Roman Catholic church and, during which, slaughtered many Protestant Christians as well as Jews, athiest, and so-called witches, and that the Crusades was a direct response to the Islamic invasion. That being said, it is a fact that today, every three months, more people are slaughtered by Muslims than those who lost their lives during the entire Inquisition.
As well, Islam has never kept its violent hands to the region of the Middle East. Indeed, its Jihads took Muslims throughout Europe all the way to Spain. Today, we see Muslims wage their Jihads all over the world - China, Russia, the Philippines, Africa, France, The Netherlands, England, and The United States of America are just a few of the places that currently experience Islam's bloody grasp.
Yet Islam's Jihad isn't always of the violent kind. It also seeks to instill its control through peaceful means such as the Islamic block within the United Nations (UN) attempts to ban any criticism of the religion. In addition, England is currently facing the rise of its Muslim citizens as Sharia law is forced down its throat. One needs only to keep a cursory eye on the events happening in that country (as well as most of Europe) for this to be seen.
However, it is happening in the United States as well. CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is the most vocal of the Muslim "advocacy"groups within this nation. Whenever someone speaks up for the truth of what is happening within Islam, CAIR's lawyers will drag them to court in an attempt to intimidate and silence them. Yet it is (or should be) well known that CAIR is an "Unindicted Co-Conspirator in the terror-finance trial against the Holy Land Foundation and its former officials." As well, "federal law [enforcement believe] that [CAIR is] the product of a Hamas-support network in the United States."
When one examines the special rights given to Islam within a country that says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," the inconsistencies are amazing. Text books have been written where children are literally taught Islam. Public funds are used to build and maintain foot baths in airports, and are also used to create special prayer rooms in universities and other public institutions. As well, our judicial system has given Muslims the permission to take numerous breaks during their employment so that their daily prayer requirements may be met. The same rights are not extended to any other religion within the United States. Imagine the outcry if the federal government gave the same "concessions" to Christians!
The federal government itself is being corrupted within as many "mid-level" employees have been either harassed or fired due to the influence of Muslims who were "offended" by those employee's firm stand against the Islamization of the United States.
As this is unconstitutional, one might ask why it is done. Simple. It all goes back to organizations such as CAIR along with American citizens' unwillingness to be called "bigots" or "racists." Islam is slowly but surly legislating itself as the "supreme religion" within America by playing on the fears of its citizens.
All of this being said, it is important to recognize that not all Muslims are terrorists bent upon world domination. Take Christians for example. All of us either are or know of Christians who can quote the bible to an extreme extant relevant to any topic. Other Christians know a few verses by heart and attend Church. Yet still some have never read all the bible, never go to church, yet still call themselves Christians. It is the same with Muslims. There are differing degrees within all religions when one considers their followers. What one must acknowledge, however, is that those Muslims who studiously follow their holy book, the Koran, are the ones most apt to commit either terrorism or peaceful jihad. A prime example of this are the many converts to the "religion of peace" who invariably find themselves at odds with the civilized world as they engage upon acts of violence which the Koran encourages. It is a well established fact that those who convert to a religion are usually quite zealous about it.
In closing, it greatly disturbs me when otherwise staunch supporters of freedom make concessions towards a political ideology which hides under the guise of "religion." In reality, its a contradiction of their very beliefs. How can one shout their support for freedom of all, while at the same time embrace an ideology which seeks to limit the freedoms of the entire world? Why do these same people attack those of us who are willing to stand in the gap left open by them and liberals? Why are we vilified while those who strip women of equal rights, enslave others, rape and murder others, and seek to impose their will - all in the name of their religion - are held up as the beacon of "peace?"
When it comes to freedom, are American conservatives simply all "talk," or do they have the chutzpa to make a stand even when it'll make them unpopular? So far, it seems that when the going gets rough, they go running!