Wednesday, November 17, 2004

They're Going to Get Themselves Killed

Front Page Magazine has an article on a Moslem march in Dearborn, Michigan.

Last Friday, Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan, held an anti-American, anti-Israel demonstration. Protestors carried a large model of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque and waved signs bearing slogans such as “US Hands Off Muslim Land.” But the most arresting image was of a Muslim woman carrying a large sign featuring the face of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Time dims memories. I wonder if any onlooker at the demonstration saw the Khomeini sign and remembered those tense days of the Iranian hostage crisis, when Khomeini’s regime violated the traditional sanctity of the embassy and held 50 Americans for month after month while Jimmy Carter dithered. I wonder if any of the onlookers knew that Khomeini’s triumph in Iran in 1979 embodied the idea that Islamic law was superior to all other ways to order societies, and must be pressed forward by force. As Khomeini himself put it: “Islam makes it incumbent on all adult males, provided they are not disabled or incapacitated, to prepare themselves for the conquest of countries so that the writ of Islam is obeyed in every country in the world....But those who study Islamic Holy War will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world.”
Are we going to have a religious war in America? Why not? Theo Van Gough proved they are already having one in Europe.

1 comment:

AMcGuinn said...

The idea that Europe is having a religous war is overblown. The murder of Theo Van Gogh doesn't prove it, any more than the Washington sniper proved that the USA is having one.

I put an essay supporting this argument on my own blog.