I can understand why it’s important tolerate Muslims. As long as they are peaceful and don’t inject their religion into our politics, Muslims who live legally amongst us should be left alone. Until the rule of law in the West breaks down entirely, there’s no other way.
But, given that hundreds of thousands of non-Muslims have been brutalized and slaughtered in the name of Islam in recent years, I don’t see why it’s incumbent upon us to celebrate the Religion of Peace.
But that’s exactly what our leaders want us to do:
Bush White House Event Celebrates Islam
President Bush is hosting a controversial event at the White House Thursday evening, with an invitation to Muslim officials and clerics to join him for prayer and dinner in observance of the holy month of Ramadan.
Many Christians question the president’s decision to make the Islamic celebration of “iftar” into a standard religious observance for the White House.
Iftar officially breaks Muslims’ daytime fast.
Islam, referred to by some politicians as a religion of peace, is viewed by many conservative Americans as a faith rooted in violence and hostility toward non-Muslims, collectively referred to as “infidels.”
One of the invited guests to Bush’s annual event is Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota.
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Ellison, the only Muslim elected to office, asked to be sworn into his position in Congress with the Koran instead of the Bible.
The Democrat expressed that he is looking forward to Thursday’s iftar event at the White House, and noted that he has also engaged in Ramadan observances at the Pentagon and the Capitol.
And it’s not only the president who’s busy salaaming to the imams; Congress can’t wait to join the groveling bandwagon:
This week, the House voted unanimously, 376-0, to recognize Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. The resolution commended Muslims and hailed the Islamic faith as “one of the great religions of the world.”
No one dared to vote against the resolution, but forty-two congressman mustered the nads to vote “present” on it, including, I’m happy to say, our own congressman, the Hon. Virgil Goode of Virginia’s Fifth District:
Forty-one Republicans, more than 20 percent of the caucus, and one Democrat voted “present” on a resolution recognizing the commencement of Ramadan on Tuesday.
The 42 lawmakers make up more than 10 percent of the members voting on the resolution. There were zero “no” votes, and 14 members did not vote.
The resolution recognized “the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world,” rejected “hatred, bigotry and violence directed against Muslims, both in the United States and worldwide” and “[commended] Muslims in the United States and across the globe who have privately and publicly rejected interpretations and movements of Islam that justify and encourage hatred, violence and terror.”
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) dismissed the resolution as political correctness gone too far.
“This resolution is an example of the degree to which political correctness has captured the political and media elite in this country,” Tancredo said. “I am not opposed to commending any religion for their faith. The problem is that any attempt to do so for Jews or Christians is immediately condemned as ‘breaching’ the non-existent line between church and state by the same elite.”
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said, “I voted ‘present’ because I read somewhere that Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion.”
A miserable forty-two congressmen stand between the American public and total dhimmitude, and they are too scared, either of the throat-cutters or The New York Times, to actually vote “no” on this monstrosity.
A principled stand against such resolutions is in order. After a decade or more has passed since the last time a mujahid cut an infidel throat or killed his daughter for the sake of honor — then we can talk. But not until then.
I repeat: A principled stand is in order.
But don’t hold your breath.
Hat tip: Kepiblanc.