Family Security Matters
On Sunday, July 17, Barack and Michelle Obama released a statement officially recognizing Eid-al-Fitr, a Muslim celebration marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
In his statement, Obama said, “As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families… While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.”
He concluded by saying, “In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy…”
No one in the mainstream media has found the courage to ask, “Mr. President, exactly what achievements and contributions have Muslims made toward building the very fabric of American society and strengthening the core of our democracy?”
From the very birth of our nation, Islam has been a thorn in the side of those patriots who actually created our system of government and who cherished our unique American values and traditions. According to a WorldNetDaily (WND) editorial titled, “Founding Fathers Rip Obama’s Muslim ‘Fabric,’ ” WND tells us that, in 1801, President Thomas Jefferson sent the U.S. Navy to the Barbary Coast in North Africa to put an end to the Muslim practice of boarding U.S. ships, plundering their cargos, and selling crew members into slavery.
Then, in 1814, when Tripoli broke the Jeffersonian truce and began attacking U.S. ships once again, President John Adams described Islam’s founder, Mohammed, as “a military fanatic,” and referred to Islamic law as “contemptible.”
Following his term in the White House (1825-29), President John Quincy Adams was even more brutal in his assessment of Mohammed and the “religion” he founded. He wrote, “(Mohammed) poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature.”
Adams continued, “The precept of the Koran is perpetual war against all who deny that (Mohammed) is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives by the payment of tribute, the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace, and the faithful follower of the prophet may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat. But the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.”
Sorry, Obama, but it doesn’t sound as if our Founding Fathers shared your generous opinion of the peace-loving nature of Islam. To the contrary, they would not be surprised at the actions of radical Islamists today.
News reports tell us that some 40,000 members of the Yazidi Zoroastrian sect, one of Iraq’s oldest minorities, are now stranded on Mount Sinjar, reputed to be the place where Noah’s ark came to rest. Mount Sinjar is a rugged mile-high peak in northwest Iraq, an area surrounded by a bloodthirsty horde of Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) thugs. The Yazidis face almost certain slaughter if they descend the mountain and certain death from starvation and dehydration if they remain where they are. Although they have been hiding out on the mountain for weeks, short of food and water, it was not until August 7 that Obama acted to prevent a horrific genocide.
Elsewhere in Iraq, grisly photographs show untold numbers of Iraqi soldiers lying in a ditch, covered in blood, their hands behind their heads. Iraqi Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi confirmed the authenticity of the photos, saying that he is aware of mass executions of captured Iraqi soldiers in areas controlled by ISIS. In just one such photograph, analysts were able to count approximately 170 dead soldiers in a single mass grave.
In an even more grisly video, an ISIS soldier takes a cameraman on a tour of a block-long section of steel fence made of long vertical pikes, approximately twelve inches apart and pointed at the top like spears. Strewn along the sidewalk in that block-long tour were eight bodies, all without heads, while sixteen of the steel pikes were adorned with the severed heads of Iraqis who were apparently on the wrong side in the war. Some of the heads were mounted through the severed neck, some through the mouth, and still others through an eye socket.
As if these ghastly horrors are not enough, it has also been reported that Sunni ISIS militants have ordered that all women and girls in the conquered areas of Syria and Iraq, up to age forty-nine, must undergo female genital mutilation (female circumcision). This “fatwa” would require some four million women and girls in the Mosul area, alone, to undergo the hideous procedure.
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Wikipedia tells us that, while it is not made mandated by the Koran, female genital mutilation has been practiced throughout the Islamic world for centuries. In the most gruesome form of FGM, known as Type III, or “infibulation,” all of the inner and outer portions of the genitalia are cut away, the wound is closed either with surgical thread, with agave or acacia thorns, or with a poultice made of raw egg, herbs, and sugar. A 2-5 mm twig or a lump of rock salt is inserted to create an opening for the passage of urine and menstrual fluid.
The girl’s legs are then bound together so that opposing tissues will bond. The bindings are loosened after a week and totally removed after two weeks. In some Muslim cultures the severed parts are placed in a pouch that the girl can wear around her neck as a badge of honor.
Wikipedia reference sources indicate that female genital mutilation is practiced in Africa, the
Middle East, Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as among some immigrants in Europe, the U.S., in Australia, and South Asia. The greatest prevalence of the practice is found in African countries, in a band that stretches from Senegal in West Africa to Ethiopia in the east, and from Egypt in the north to Tanzania in the south. Best estimates are that 125 million women and girls have been subjected to the procedure in twenty-seven African nations, Yemen, and Iraqi Kurdistan.
In spite of all this, Barack Obama and other Muslim apologists would have us believe that only five percent (7,000,000) of the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims are radicalized and that ninety-five percent are so-called “moderates.” Islamic “moderates” can be judged as guiltless bystanders only in the sense that German citizens of Dachau were guiltless in the extermination of hundreds of thousands of Jews only a stone’s throw from their homes. Anyone who has ever visited the Dachau concentration camp and spent a night in a Dachau hotel understands that it was literally impossible to live just outside the walls of Dachau and not know what was going on inside.
Why did they remain silent? For the same reason that “moderate” Muslims remain silent in the face of a worldwide holocaust executed by their Muslim brethren… a holocaust that promises to make the Nazi holocaust of the 1930s and ‘40s pale by comparison. They are afraid to say or do anything that will upset radicalized Muslims who not only do not fear death… they welcome it.
At the close of World War II it was clear that the Soviet Union was intent upon territorial expansion in eastern Europe and the spread of world communism to western Europe and the U.S. But communism was a danger only to the freedom of conquered peoples; its primary motivation was not universal genocide, as is the case with radical Islam. Rather, its primary interest was in establishing political and economic dominion throughout the world.
In response to the unfettered spread of the communist ideology, the U.S. Congress passed the Security Act of 1950 (the McCarran Act) and the Communist Control Act of 1954. These were in addition to the Smith Act of 1940 which provided criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment for up to twenty years for anyone who: “…with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or…organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof.”
The Smith Act of 1940, the wording of which describes all of the potential anti-American activities of radical Islam, as well as the Communist Control Act of 1954, remain in force today and the Congress should be urged to amend both acts to include participation in radical Islamist activities in mosques or elsewhere.
Lest anyone be concerned about potential violations of constitutional rights, Islam cannot be seen as a religion protected by the First Amendment. Instead, it is a complete political, economic, military, and cultural movement with a religious component. It is the true face of evil and must be excised from all nations of the civilized world.
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