While we were all distracted by bank bailouts, auto industry bailouts, and the spectre of nationalized medicine, the U.S. State Department made a very interesting appointment, quietly and under the radar. Apparently eager to implement the tenets of the U.S.-Muslim Engagement project, Obama had Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appoint Farah Pandith to head the new Office of the United States Special Representative to Muslim Communities.
My first reaction to this was the obvious incredulity at the government having a special religious office, since the left has been fighting for that mythical "separation of church and state" for so long. That feeling was short-lived, however, as I continued to look into this and it was replaced by horror.
Considering what has transpired in Europe regarding Islam, it defies logic that our government would even entertain a program such as this. In the name of tolerance, Britain has been transformed into a quasi-Muslim state, with Shar'ia law being enforced alongside British law. Currently, there are 85 Shar'ia courts across Britain with many Muslims calling for their own police force. France has fared no better. Take this from the American Thinker:
Britain is not alone in its Muslim plight. In 2005, France experienced massive Muslim riots in 300 cities. Public buildings were firebombed, 200 policemen were injured, and 4,000 were arrested. This is not unusual as a Muslim response to perceived offenses. Remember the Danish cartoons?That article goes on to mention the increasing "no-go zones" in both Britain and France, large areas willingly ceded to Muslim enclaves and where non-Muslims are not safe. Here in America there are already such areas where non-Muslims cannot enter, and there are those who wish to adopt Shar'ia law. Obama referring to America as "the largest Muslim country" a few months ago is a chilling utterance, as are his recent apology tours of the Middle East.
The central problem is assimilation. Most Muslims don't move to a country with the purpose of becoming real citizens of that country. Muslims don't want to be British or French. Muslims come for the wealth of the west, and to make the west Muslim. The evidence is transparent to anyone paying attention. The Parisian riots of 2005 were committed by second and third generation children of Muslim immigrants.
Obama's U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project is designed to condition us to respect Muslims and accept their culture, and still others argue that not all Muslims are radicals. We heard enough of that from George W. Bush, and while it has a certain warm-and-fuzzy sound to it, the fact remains that the values of allegedly "peaceful" Muslims are alien to us. As Burt Prelutsky points out:
Getting back to Muslims, there are people who would insist that we should distinguish between those who cut off the heads of their innocent victims and those who just want to live and let live. Well, I keep trying, heaven knows, but it’s not as easy as it sounds.I, for one, don't want to embrace such a culture, and I certainly don't want to aid in its proliferation. Perhaps Barack Hussein Obama ought to concentrate on his solemn duty to advance the values of America and expect new arrivals to do the same. America, which boasts a population of affirmed Christians in the eighty percentile, is far from the largest Muslim country.
For instance, recently I read about a stomach-turning incident that took place in Phoenix, Arizona. It seems that four boys between the ages of nine and 14 lured an eight-year-old girl into a shed and took turns raping her. While that was pretty damn loathsome, what was even more disgusting is what took place afterward. In the little girl’s presence, her father, a Muslim refugee from Liberia, told the police, “Take her. I don’t want her.”
It seems that in what passes for their culture, the child had brought shame on the family.
I want to keep it that way. Sphere: Related Content