Sunday, December 11, 2005

Some Things TIME DOESN’T Ask about Its Fellow “Enemies Within”

Some Things TIME DOESN’T Ask about Its Fellow “Enemies Within”  

If you listen to radio talk-show host Michael Savage for any length of time, you will quickly learn – in no uncertain terms – that Savage (in my view, correctly) sees the primary threat to our country at this time as coming from the global Islamofascist movement.  

As such, he is a supporter of President Bush’s efforts against terrorism, as far as they go – though Savage (again, rightly, in my view) believes the war in Iraq has been grossly mismanaged by an insanely politically-correct approach that seems to spend more energy weeding out instances (whether real or imagined) of “detainee-abuse” on the part of our troops and bending over backwards to avoid killing Iraqis than it does hunting and killing the enemy.  

Savage opposes the war because it is being UNDERfought.  Savage believes (again, rightly, in my view) that too many American fighting men have been sacrificed in the cause of limiting Iraqi casualties – to whit, sending Marines from house-to-house in Fallujah rather then first flattening the city from the air using B-52s.

HOWEVER, after assigning “Enemy Number One” status to the Islamofascist movement, Savage VERY emphatically points out that our country ALSO faces a SIMULTANEOUS and very lethal danger from “The Enemy Within” (often citing the ancient Latin author Cicero as his source for that concept).

And Savage is not the least bit shy about naming names about whom he thinks constitute the ranks of the “enemy within.”  At the top of his list is the ACLU. (“Vermin” he calls them.)  Next are the liberal mainstream media (NYT, CBS, ABC, etc, ad infinitum). (“Vermin,” again, and also “empty suits and empty skirts.”)  

Next are the bought-and-paid-for politicians in both parties in Washington, who are looking out for their own selfish interests – and those of their lobbyist friends – rather than the best interests of the United States.  (“Empty suits and skirts,” again.)  

Also coming in for Savage’s excoriation as allies of the “enemy within” are the faceless, unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington who cover up, rather than expose what is wrong (e.g.,  the Able Danger scandal here); leftist college professors and administrators; corporate leaders who make major decisions without any regard to what is best for this country, and the Hollywood elite (more “vermin”), and…. the Muslims living in America.

Savage unapologetically calls for the arrest and imprisonment of all who undermine our nation’s security during this time of a shooting war with an external enemy.  He approvingly refers to Abraham Lincoln’s incarceration and/or deportation of some critics during the Civil War in this regard.

However, of all the groups mentioned above, I would like to focus on the last one mentioned:  The Muslims in America.  

Savage says mosques should be monitored and subversive imams imprisoned or deported.  I agree.  In fact, I believe that the FBI is doing some monitoring of mosques and where the get their funds and how they spend their funds.

Having said all this, I find it instructive to note that management of TIME, Inc,. part of the “vermin” in the media has recently seen fit to run a “puff-piece” photo essay on “Islam in the USA.”  

I find the photo essay instructive, as well as alarming, in several respects.  First, the essay is instructive in that – judging from the photos – it shows a mosque in the environs of our country’s capital (Sterling, VA) that is VERY well-funded.  It is further instructive in that, looking at the action photos illustrating various facets of life in the mosque, from a wedding to daily prayer, there is no sign whatsoever of the slightest affinity for things American: No hint of an American flag, an American eagle, photos of our troops in harm’s way, framed copies of our founding documents, or any historical pictures of anything in the least Americana.  

In fact, looking at the photos, one might suppose himself to be seeing sights from Chechnya or Saudi Arabia, as much as from a precinct virtually adjacent the seat of our country’s seat of governmental power.

To me, the most sickening photo in the photo essay shows the mosques Imam, Mohammed Magid, being honored by the FBI for his “cooperation” in the War on Terror.  I do not get it.  This guy gets honored – and for what?  Let me guess: For NOT encouraging his congregation to blow up any  buildings?

Some questions on which the fawning Time photo spread does not even touch are:
  • Where does the mosque get its funds?  (Are any funneled in from Saudi Arabia?)

  • Where does the mosque spend its money?  (Are any funds going to Islamic “charities” that are known to get funds into the hands of the Palestinian leaders?)

  • Has anyone in the mosque’s congregation been arrested in connection with terrorist activities or sympathies in, say, the past ten years?

It may well be that the good Imam Magid may be a patriotic American citizen whose mosque eschews any funds from Saudi Arabia and carefully sees that any charitable donations go only to help the truly needy and reports any know terrorist sympathizers to the FBI, . . . .   But, how do we know all this?  Are we simply supposed to “assume” it?

The article is alarming in that it shows just how closely allied are the “vermin” in the MSM with the Muslims in the current political balance sheet.  Can you imagine such a friendly, benign, negative insinuation-free photo essay by TIME, Inc. of, say, Jerry Falwell and his congregation in action?  

I agree with Savage:  We need to halt the immigration of more Muslims to this country.  Their mosques need to be monitored.  We are at war – and, in this war, to date, NONE of the enemy agents have sprung from Jewish synagogues or Catholic or Protestant or Mormon churches.  I am calling for profiling, the ACLU will scream.  Call it what you want, you seditionist vermin.

Remember: The Muslim vision for the United States – and for the world – is for all of us to be under Shari’a Law, meaning the Constitution of the United States would be replaced with religious Muslim Law (even for non-Muslims).  Christians and Jews under Muslim rule who choose to retain their own faiths are required under Shari’a Law are called Dhimmis and required to pay an annual poll tax called a “jizya” just for the privilege of living as a second-class citizen in a Muslim society.  

Of course, there are very active, ACLU-like organizations (chief of which is CAIR) in this country that are ferociously attacking anyone who dares criticize anything Muslim in this country.

However, there are also some organizations that exist to counter the malevolent effects of CAIR and likeminded organizations.  One such organization that deserves your financial support is anti-CAIR.


Blogger Elizabeth said...

There is no such thing as a single Muslim vision for the U.S. or any other country for that matter. Why do you think Iraq is having so much internal strife? Because the Muslims there have a lot of different ideas about how to run the country.

The vast majority of Muslims in this country are law-abiding and productive citizens. Some of them are my friends. My guess is you have never met a Muslim.

There are plenty of things that certain Jews and certain Christians are doing to undermine this country. If you want me to give you a list, I will.

Mon Dec 12, 11:25:00 AM PST  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

One more thing: Anyone can go to a mosque and attend services there if they follow the rules like taking their shoes off or wearing a scarf if they're female. Some imams welcome FBI agents so they can see that there's nothing inflammatory going on in their mosque.

Why don't you attend a service at your local mosque and come back and give us a report.

Mon Dec 12, 11:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Big_Iron said...

You obviously need to read "The Prophet of Doom". It will help you to truly understanf Islam.
You are sweet, but you have one problem. You don't know squat.

Tue Dec 13, 03:58:00 PM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

hi, elizabeth: the terrorist, Islamofascist elements such as al-Qaeda are very clear about their desire to re-establish the Caliphate. Anyone who is up on their facts knows that. As has been said so many times as to be boring, the "law-abiding" U.S. Muslims you talk about simply are NOT turning in the terrorists in their midsts, meaning they are -- in many instances -- not so law-abiding as you assert. Your assertion that I have never met a Muslim is risible. (The world does not end at the Hudson River.) The fact that certain Jews and Christians are doing evil things avoids the obvious issue that Jewish and Christian leaders do not issue fatwas calling for the death of apostates, Jews, Crusaders, and the nation of Israel. In short, evil Jews and Christians are not working their evil in the context of a supporting religious framework. I find it ironic that, while you thus far have steadfastly REFUSED to label ANYTHING ANY MUSLIM does as evil, you are eager to supply me with a list of e evil deeds being perpetrated by "Jews and Christians." Surely, you are an agent for the RoP (Religion of Peace), whether knowing or unknowing I will probably never know. As far as attending a mosque goes, I have already thought of that, and I just may do that. Regarding imams wanting the FBI to see that nothing inflammatory is going on in their mosque, that is ludicrous. Anyone with a brain realizes that the "inflammatory" stuff is not going to take place out in the open. You exude an air of elitist superiority that I find wearisome. You seem to mistake "knowledge" for moral rectitude. You clearly are lacking in a conscience if you are not offended by the bloody slaughters perpetrated by the likes of al-Aqsa and Hamas against innocent Israelis, or the deeds of al-Zarqawi against innocent Iraqis, or the deeds of al-Quaeda against tourists in Bali. Hello, elizabeth? Will you even acknowledge that: a) such events transpired; b) that such events were indescribably evil; and c.) that such events were inspired, condoned and admired by those who follow only one "religion," your favorite, no doubt -- the one and only "religion of peace," sometimes known as Islam?

Tue Dec 13, 07:29:00 PM PST  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

gunjam, if it makes you feel better, I will condemn all acts of terrorism for the record.

Have you forgotten about Pat Robertson's fatwa against Hugo Chavez?

Wed Dec 14, 12:53:00 PM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

hi, elizabeth! Thank you for the comment. I am delighted to have your perfunctory, generic, UN-style, "condemnation" of all acts of terror. However, that will do little good. Unless you can admit for the record that the al-Aqsa, Hamas, PLO actions against Israel are execrable, your statement is just so much "Kofi-Annan-style boilerplate" used to paper over your hatred for Israel, whom you tend to portray as "occupiers" of their own land. Hey, I occupy my house and yard, too.

Sat Dec 17, 10:23:00 AM PST  
Blogger GunJam said...

elizabeth, i have to say that you are one sharp and witty lady! Your question about Robertson's fatwa against Chavez forced me to think a minute. (I know, that is hard for someone like me.) Okay, here is the deal: Robertson did make the statement (with which I happened to agree). However, it is not a fatwa because -- are you listening, elizabeth? -- Robertson was obviously making a foreign policy recommendation to the Bush Administration and NOT trying whip up his TV listeners and other followers into going down to South America to depose Chavez. Can you tell the difference between a foreign policy opinion and a call to action by your followers to shed your enemies blood? (Unless, of course, you have reason to believe that GWB is a mind-numbed follower of Pat!)

Sat Dec 17, 10:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

GWB is a mind-numbed follower of Pat...

If you don't have a government (perhaps because the foreign occupiers don't allow you to have one) then you don't make foreign policy. The best you can do is to incite action by your followers...

Tue Dec 20, 03:08:00 PM PST  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Hmm, you still don't understand the difference between legally owning and occupying...who says it's your house and yard? God told me yesterday it belongs to me. So move over and make room...but you can still work for me--I'll let you mow the lawn for a a few shekels!

Tue Dec 20, 03:12:00 PM PST  

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