Sunday, March 15, 2015
Think Tank Panel Discussion on Jihad
Here is an interesting panel discussion in which we are provided opportunity to see one's own language interpreted, as this focus is strongly about words. One, Robert Spencer, is introduced as a "former trainer to US military and FBI." I am interested in readerships' commentary, specifically in areas of disagreement, and as stated elsewhere, I appreciate the ability to strongly disagree, as it provides opportunity to learn. In areas in which we are guided by principle, we find exception. In areas where we are guided by percentages, we find the opposing, minority percentage. These are all good things, with distinct American basis, as a people who have a history of agreeing to disagree. Since September 11, 2001, we have been engaged in a war against Islam Terror, yet there has been an increase in publicly stated pro Islamic positions coming from government, in particular, since 2012, even while violence has increased, along with rhetoric of violent threats from Islamic nations. Last week, the assistant director of the FBI lectured media on Islamic theology. Today, the head of the CIA publicly defended Islam. NPR (National Public Radio), funding by our government, now has a segment of "Muslim Life in America" In the past two weeks alone, we have seen photos or actual videos, daily, of: Beheadings of non Muslims; Cutting off the hands of smokers, Gay man murdered and his body desecrated in public Stoning of adulterous women Defense of pedophilia in child marriages; Destruction of a 10th century monastery NYC mayor adds Muslim holidays to their school calendar; This morning, Iranian news released a government video showing off their successful test of a cruise missile. This think tank shows that Muslims are not to blame: it is that "Moderate Islam" does not exist, which is why "moderate" or "non practicing Muslims" do not condemn the acts of terrorism, or speak out against degradation of women, or even the pedophilia in child marriages, for to do so, is to condemn the actions and/or words of the prophet, Mohammad. I encourage dialog on this video. It is, perhaps, the number one issue facing not only America, but the world today. There is now a new element of fear in losing the freedom of speech: More and more people in prominent positions are fearful of speaking out against Islamic violence in our country. They are concerned about their careers. Muslims in Europe are attempting to get anti-terror tactics and laws repealed, and are seeking to classify any anti Koran religious stances "criminal" as "hate speech."