Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Col. West Calls a Spade a Spade. HooBoy!

We're heading towards a clarification, folks.

...Congressman Allen West, R.-Fla., has stirred a bees nest with negative comments about Islam. West, appearing on the “Shalom Show,” told producer Richard Peritz that Islam was the “antithesis” of America’s founding principles....

*cough* he's right, of course. Islam is a monotheistic heresy which, ipso facto, is totally incompatible with Christianity and Judaism. None of that "life, liberty, pursuit" stuff would last for 3 seconds in a strictly-run Caliphate.

(History does provide some counterfactuals: Portugal and some of Spain, e.g., were Muslim-ruled for several hundred years and Catholicism survived. And a small, rapidly-decreasing number of Catholics persevere to this day in Iraq, Egypt, and Iran. But Saudi Arabia is not a nice place for Christians; Indonesia's not great, and Turkey's heading in the wrong direction fast.)

Anyhoo,

“Contrary to the views expressed by Congressman West, I work to represent the highest ideals of our great nation – ideals like freedom of worship and respect for all faiths, equal protection under the law as well as a civil and open public discourse,” Ellison said.

Ellison (D-CAIR) was not amused.

He's free, of course, to reconcile Mohamet's teachings with the Declaration and Constitution, but I'm not holding my breath.

HT: Zippers

7 comments:

VSO said...

I'll say one thing for Keith Ellison, he's man enough to go on Chris Baker's show. Unlike Al Franken and the other Dems.

John Foust said...

I'm waiting for the reconciliation between the New Testament and Republican actions.

Anonymous said...

"Islam is a monotheistic heresy which, ipso facto, is totally incompatible with Christianity and Judaism."


*Cough* That statement demonstrates unadulterated ignorance. Congratulations.

Why not come out and say that all Christians should take up arms and neuter Muslims once and for all. Because if that happened, I'm surmising it would a joyous occasion. Leave it to you to link to weaselzippers, the cesspool of radical thinking on the right.

There are legitimate arguments which counter your line of thinking. But why waste my time convincing you to the contrary. It's futile.

Anonymous said...

Wow, anony 10:52 a.m., seems like you are off your meds again. It would seem your hero is that sick, twisted dude from Arizona. Hopefully, you won't take matters into your own hands, but one never knows, unfortunately.

John Foust said...

Dad29, care to share Anony's IP address?

Dad29 said...

Sorry, I don't have that info. i have the el-cheapo statcounter package...

John Foust said...

Thank you for zapping the personal insults, though.