Friday, January 21, 2005

Military on the Mall

And no, I'm not in Fallujah. This is Washington, D.C.

While a grand miltary presence guards the Inauguration ceremonies, the President speaks of extending freedom in the world. Even more amazing, he spoke of the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount and the Qur'an, as moral equivalents. While military aircraft hover overhead, we are to believe, as Mr. Bush said, that the Old Testament's "Thou shall not kill", the New Testament's "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" and the Qur'an's "Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another", are all pretty much the same moral message? To protect these democratic traditions in a democratic nation, now requires a massive deployment of military hardware, including anti-aircraft missile batteries on the ground of our nation's capital. Sharpshooters are on Washington rooftops but in Iraq our military commander, General John Vines, has advised his senior staff to learn about Islam by reading from the works of jihad and sharia law appologists, Karen Armstrong and John Esposito. The blinders and sugar coating continues in effect.

President George W. Bush, God bless him, said "So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world."

How does he go about accomplishing such when, according to Islamists Allah has commanded "And kill them until there is no more dissent and the religion of Allah is supreme."

Islamists say that the Koran forbids democracy and that Muslim practitioners are to be killed:

1.) Ruling is for Allah alone - not for the people - and the people should merely obey Allah's commands and his Islamic law..." ...

3.) The religion of Allah is complete, as are his Islamic laws comprehensive and complete. Therefore, casting ballots over his already known and established laws is considered to be the worst of the forbidden acts. ...

6.) The basic concept in democracy is 'rule of the majority', yet Allah in his power and majesty has demonstrated to us before that the majority of the people have strayed from the path [of the religion]... so how are we to let that majority lead us when most people are ignorant?

From Daniel Sensing: Our enemies wish us lethal harm, have present means to inflict it and seek means to deliver mass destruction to our shores. There is a large, well-funded terrorist organization, active in many nations, possessed of men who will die to achieve their aims. Sept. 11, 2001 and terrorism in Iraq prove that they have the will to do so. If Iran's mullahs or North Korea are not actual allies already, they will be, especially if we give them or their successors years and years to do so. The campaign against terrorism is foundationally a contest of wills - and dare I say it, a spiritual struggle.

The real issue is whether the Western Civilization shall prevail against the last vestige of medievalism; whether the rule of men who behead their prisoners, enslave their women and deny the rights of self-determination to their own people, shall kill us and displace us, to whom the individual and individual rights are sacred and whose laws require respect for freedom of conscience, freedom of religion and whose traditions preserve freedom from fear and cruelty. In the long history of civilization, this task is to be done now.
Daniel Sensing

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