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"Americans have had our fill"

Andrew McCarthy has published a resonating piece:

A tectonic shift is in motion: How fitting that its focal point is Ground Zero, the inevitable fault line between Islam and the West.

Only the blink of an eye ago, uttering the unpleasant truth that in terms of doctrine there is no such thing as "moderate Islam" resulted in one's banishment from what our opinion elites like to call the "mainstream," by which they mean the narrow-minded, viciously defended circle of their own pieties and fictions. You could say it, but your skin had better have an extra coat or two of thick: You were in for a fusillade of rage, the likes of which our candor-phobic elites would never dream of unleashing at our Islamist enemies -- no matter how clearly those enemies announced their intention to destroy us.

The fusillade still comes, but now its blows only glance. The elites and their mainstream have been exposed as frauds: Being on the wrong side of enough 70-30 issues will do that to you.

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For the better part of two decades, Americans have been murdered by Islamists and then lectured that they are to blame for what has befallen them. We have been instructed in the need for special sensitivity to the unceasing demands of Islamic culture and falsely accused of intolerance by the people who wrote the book on intolerance. Americans have sacrificed blood and bottomless treasure for Islamic peoples who despise Americans -- and despise us even more as our sacrifices and gestures of self-loathing intensify. Americans have watched as apologists for terrorists and sharia were made the face of an American Muslim community that we were simultaneously assured was the very picture of pro-American moderation.

Americans have had our fill. We are willing to live many lies. This one, though, strikes too close to home, arousing our heretofore dormant sense of decency. Americans have now heard Barack Obama's shtick enough times to know that when he talks about "our values," he's really talking about his values, which most of us don't share. And after ten years of CAIR's tired tirades, we're immune to Feisal Rauf, too.

Do read the whole thing... do pass it on... McCarthy speaks for many of us, though certainly not all of us.

There are still those who while decrying intolerance are most intolerant, there are still those who while willing to embrace Muslims with open arms will show the palm of the hand to Christians, especially conservative Christians, there are still those who are quick to charge bigotry while hurling the most bigoted of words at those who stand in opposition.

Though I still strongly condemn the Koran burning planned by the Florida church and hope that minds are changed about carrying out the act, it's clearly indicative of the America has had her fill sentiment written of by McCarthy.

Reason must prevail but reason must be paired with and married to common decency or we run the risk of becoming that which we oppose.

With props to Andrea Shea King.


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Comments (22)

Enough about some fringe "C... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

Enough about some fringe "Christian" churches in Florida meme, nee radical "Christian" militias in Michigan, yada yada.

Your useful idiocy will at best be pointless, at worst you're just feeding the beast. Find something significant to think about.

To quote Dennis Miller from... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

To quote Dennis Miller from his radio show:
"We hand them the branch of peace and they sharpen it into a shiv to attack us with" ...

islam is inherently incompa... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

islam is inherently incompatible with our culture in the United States. It always has been and always will be......till we submit to Sharia law.

It ain't gonna happen. The Crusades will begin again in the not so distant future...

Excellent article.My... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Excellent article.
My favorites from it:

"The elites and their mainstream have been exposed as frauds: Being on the wrong side of enough 70-30 issues will do that to you."

"We're weary, and we don't really care if that means that Time magazine, Michael Bloomberg, Katie Couric, Fareed Zakaria, and the rest think we're bad people -- they think we're bad people, anyway."

Related is yesterdays cartoon from Michael Ramirez: http://townhall.com/cartoons/cartoonist/MichaelRamirez/2010/09/2

Last comment, the fruitcakes at the Fla Church are getting way too much attention. I think JPO yesterday was right when asking: "Is this the left's new strategy to replace yelling "racist" when losing an argument? Finding the kooks among us, publicizing their antics, then leaving it us to spend our time and energy distancing and denouncing, thereby losing some of the focus on the original debate?

The Crusades were nothing l... (Below threshold)
Stevie the K:

The Crusades were nothing laudable. One could easily equate them to Sharia law and the spread of Wahabism.

Far from a religion, Islam ... (Below threshold)
oldpuppymax:

Far from a religion, Islam is a doctrine whereby power and wealth are created by fear and murder. Its inventor, a 7th century thug and pedophile enlisted the aid of the most ruthless dregs of his day by assuring them that "Allah" wished them to kill anyone who stood in their way, steal their property, abuse their women and carry on to the next village or town. Notice that Muhammeds' God did NOT demand a vow of poverty or require 16 hours of daily prayer. Wasn't he lucky in that regard!

Ho-hum. Another fascist ra... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Ho-hum. Another fascist rant from a former federal prosecutor who has been riding his one famous case for almost twenty years now.

By fascist I mean promoting extreme nationalist, racial essentialist and authoritarian ideas.

The first issue is setting up the dichotomy between "Americans" and "Muslims," as if there weren't American Muslims.

We could start with Muhammed Ali and move on down to the Arab-Americans in Dearborn or to the Pakistani-American doctor named Kareem or Mohammed in your local emergency room. There are American Muslims in the U.S. military, FBI, and CIA.

The second issue is that aside from American Muslims, there are many Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere who work with Americans at great risk to themselves as translators, staff assistants and in other positions, including security. The USA has allies in government, despite the fact that we have made mistakes and killed many innocent civilians in those countries as collateral damage. McCarthy ignores that.

Was he drunk, is he stupid, or is he just an evil Goebbels-type?

Stevie the K: "The Crusades... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Stevie the K: "The Crusades were nothing laudable.

Uh, stevie, do you consider the muslim expansion that led to the Crusades as something that is not "laudable"?

You do realize of course that for several hundreds of years the Spanish fought to push out the muslims from Spanish territory and that too is considered "the crusades". Was the Spanish effort to drive out the muslims also not "laudable"?

This is even worse: "One could easily equate them to Sharia law and the spread of Wahabism."

Really? So, in your warped view, what Christians did in response to muslim expansion 500+ years ago is "equatable" to what these blood-thirsty bastards are doing today in their drive to impose murderous and middle-ages-like mentality on people today?

Really?

This question is not rhetorical. The crusades ended lo those many years ago. Today, millions upon millions of muslims are attempting to reinstate the caliphate and spread it everywhere for the imposition of sharia law.

Sometimes the idiocy spouted by some is beyond astonishing.

Shorter galoob: "since some... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Shorter galoob: "since some muslims are moderates, you are not allowed to notice those that aren't, even when they bomb subways and trains in Spain and London and buildings in NYC and Virginia and cut off peoples heads and shoot women and girls for going to school or running away from their male muslim "betters""

... and the list goes on and on and on and on and on..............

Shorter galoob: "conservative war-criminal nazi fascist!!!!"

It seems the 2008 playbook really is all that's left to these guys.

Galoob says,"The USA... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Galoob says,
"The USA has allies in government, despite the fact that we have made mistakes and killed many innocent civilians in those countries as collateral damage."

I agree and these mistakes are indeed regrettable and difficult to accept. However, I still prefer our position over that of Islam where I feel innocent civilian casualties are accepted and clearly demonstrated to be part and parcel to the spread of that religion in the present day.

Drago, McCarthy's point was... (Below threshold)
galoob:

Drago, McCarthy's point was not about noticing Islamist terrorists.

It was about denying that there were any moderates in Islam and that "we" (real Americans) should say no to Muslim exercise of religious freedom, like building Park51.

Like this passage:

Americans have watched as apologists for terrorists and sharia were made the face of an American Muslim community that we were simultaneously assured was the very picture of pro-American moderation.

That's pretty much bullshit, and he provides not a single example of "apologists for terrorists and sharia."

And again, the dichotomy between "Americans" and "Muslims" reads like a Goebbels speech.

Mr. Galoob,"That's... (Below threshold)
SER:

Mr. Galoob,

"That's pretty much bullshit, and he provides not a single example of "apologists for terrorists and sharia."

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will not say whether Hamas is a terrorist organization and is a proponent of sharia law in the US. Will that work for you? BTW, do you think that Hamas is a terrorist organization?

SER, yes I will say that Ha... (Below threshold)
galoob:

SER, yes I will say that Hamas is a terrorist organization because of its methods. But describing a group as terrorist means nothing - nations use methods of terror, and "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter." Like Rep. Peter King, who is now so against the mosque and Muslims, was an "apologist" for the IRA for years while it was setting off bombs in the UK, our closest ally, see http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-chait/peter-kings-secret-terrorism-loving-history

As for Rauf, he said this: "Targeting civilians is wrong. It is a sin in our religion," and, "I am a supporter of the state of Israel." http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/nyregion/22imam.html?pagewanted=all

How much does Rauf have to grovel on this issue? If he describes Hamas as terrorist, he has to describe Israeli actions, like bombing the shit out of Gaza or stealing land on the West Bank, as terrorist as well. He probably wants to stay out of that as much as possible.

Well now we have a "imam" w... (Below threshold)
914:

Well now we have a "imam" who cruised to florida to make sure a firetruck will be at the book burning to douse any bon fire as a violation. Doesn't he have a conquest mosque to attend somewhere?

Anybody watch the National ... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

Anybody watch the National Geographic channel the last two nights? Specials on 9/11. One was a chronological explanation of that day and the terrorists/terror that led up to it to include profiles of the terrorists themselves, the other was from Rudy Guliani's perspective. Also info on the 93 WTC bombing, the perps prosecuted by McCarthy.

The horror of what those murderous butchering bastards did on that day is brought front and center. These will continue to air this week. Watch 'um if you dare.

PS galoob, or boob, or whatever your name is. Reread McCarthy's piece and get a clue on what his points are rather than spewing the "your a Nazi hate monger" tripe we're all tired of. Matter of fact his piece was aimed at elist shitsticks like you. Thanks for proving his point.

Mr. Galoob,"If he ... (Below threshold)
SER:

Mr. Galoob,

"If he describes Hamas as terrorist, he has to describe Israeli actions, like bombing the shit out of Gaza or stealing land on the West Bank, as terrorist as well."

No. He does not.

There is only one Islam and... (Below threshold)
just bob:

There is only one Islam and it is not a religion of peace. They are only docile when vastly outnumbered or it prooves advantagous to their own purpose. Look at Europe that has high concentrations of followers of the child rapist. Draw a cartoon get a death threat, write a damning article get stabed to death, date a non beleiver get murdered by your own parents. When will the apologist get their heads out of their asses and look at what this abomination is doing to the world and accept that to know islam is to know violence.

galoob, by comment 11 you b... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

galoob, by comment 11 you brought up nazi references twice. I'm invoking Godwin's law:

you lose.

The Imam did say he wants a... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

The Imam did say he wants an Israel state but he doesn't say where he wants it. Devil's in the details and I mean that literally here.

I have not seen ONE massive demonstration from american muslims against terrorist since 9/11. Not one. Why is that? Are they american? Are they not repulsed that thousands dies in the name of their Allah? Muslims brought this on themselves and it is up to them to clean it up. Until then, their words ring hollow. ww

>Reason must prevail but re... (Below threshold)
LiberalNitemare:

>Reason must prevail but reason must be paired with and married to common decency or we run the risk of becoming that which we oppose.

Our enemy has no respect for decency or reason and in fact perceives both as signs of our weakness. If fighting them will make us just as bad as they are, what will submitting to them make of us?

"If fighting them will m... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"If fighting them will make us just as bad as they are, what will submitting to them make of us?"

Slaves. Better to be slaves, I guess, than fight.

Honestly, I'm not caring much if I piss 'em off any more. Seems like we're damned if we do and damned if we don't - so might as well be damned for doing.

Galoot (cannot spell, talks... (Below threshold)

Galoot (cannot spell, talks Humpty Dumpty-Speak and) says that by "fascist" he means promoting extreme nationalist, racial, essentialist and authoritarian ideas.

Too bad "fascist" doesn't mean any of those things but in fact describes the kind of "modified" Marxism (in which We, The People, are allowed to pretend we still own all of the means of production, sale and distribution but the government totally regulates and controls our every activity -- and even our bodies!) those two well known Lefties: fascism's passionately Marxist inventor, Mussolini and fanatically Marxist further modifier, Hitler; practiced. And that has been adopted by those on Galoot's side of what, temporarily (Roll around November 2! Roll around January 2013!) passes as "politics" in America.




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