Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Enemy Within

Today's Spokesman Review brings us yet another Cal Thomas column. Cal is worried that Muslims are working from within to undermine our country.

If you were an enemy of America seeking her destruction, you would add to your pursuit of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons the undermining of this nation from within. You would do this largely through deception, putting on a peaceful face while subtly plotting ways to bring America down.

That tactic was on display Friday in Washington as a crowd estimated at 3,000 Muslims gathered to pray. The organizer of the rally, Imam Abdul Malik of Brooklyn, N.Y., told Americans what we like to hear: “What we’ve done today, you couldn’t do in any Muslim country. If you prayed on the palace lawn there, they’d lock you up.”

Cal points to Malik's Facebook page as proof of his perfidy. So I took a look at it myself. The page has five whole posts on it. The one Cal is pointing to is the very first one from last January.

"Democracy is not revelation, and democracy does not equal freedom, for in democracy you have apartheid, you have slavery, you have homosexuality, you have lesbianism, you have gambling, you have all of the vices that are against the spirit of truth; so no we don’t want to democratize Islam, we want to Islamize democracy! That’s what we want.


You’d better wake up! You’ve got the best message and the best example, you’ve got to know that you are the lions of the jungle don’t turn in into a pussy-cat!"

It sounds like many of the complaints shared by those who claim we are a Christian nation. And it sounds just as inspirational as many Christian exhortations. Change "Islamize" to "Christianize" and you essentially have Thomas's position. He rails against moral depravity all the while espousing biblical guidance. Malik's position is no different except for the religious text he is using. And that's the key for Thomas. He paints all Muslims as a dangerous foe from within and cherry picks arrests of alleged terrorists as proof. It's the Crusades all over again for Cal.

Someone posted a compliment on Malik's Facebook page for his khutbah. In response, someone had to spread that Christian love.

The enemy within indeed.

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