In this nation, we are burdened with the dual problems of political corrrectness and compromising business ties to Middle Eastern interests: our leaders will not listen to historical evidence concerning Islam. Bloggers all across this huge country are waking up to these facts, and are signaling for a change in attitude and a change in policy. Yet, nothing seems to change. Our voices are not heard, or are ridiculed from both ends of the political spectrum. We are exhorted against religious bigotry while the bigots continue to fine-tune their plots to take America down with ideology, and then, by any force necessary.
Concerned citizens are told that Islam's problem with the West will be ended once the Palestinians steal or are given everything they want from Israel. However, to the discerning mind, it is plain to see that Islam's view of others and its mandated religious militarism predates the founding of modern Israel. It even predates the founding of the US. One can't argue that it's merely a "radical" view of "moderate Islam" when it was the rationale for the attacking of US ships by the Barbary States over two centuries ago and the literature that exposes those states for what they were then, and are today.
Today, the stakes and the penalties of failure are much greater to all parties involved.But history tells a strikingly familiar story. Seeking a peace treaty in the early days of American trade, in order to justify the Congressional vote to pay tribute to those "Musselmen" pirates, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams (then current ambassadors to France and Britain, respectively) inquired as to why Muslims had so much hostility towards America. They later reported to Congress that the foreign ambassadors told them Islam "was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Qu'ran, that all nations who failed to acknowledge their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise."
Upon becoming president, Thomas Jefferson bolstered the will to fight back. When will our own leaders summon up the same will? Will it be before or after we are destroyed from within and without?