Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Religion of Peace--from the Barrel of a Gun?

Religion of Peace--from the Barrel of a Gun?

We rejoice with the families of the two FOX journalists who were released in Gaza over the weekend. We pray for all those who are held by jihadist terrorists, as Steven Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig, a New Zealander, were for thirteen days. I must take issue with the headline in today's Washington Times, however. The Capital's conservative paper shows the freed journalist smiling and labels them: "FREE AND UNHARMED." You are not unharmed when you are held at gunpoint for nearly two weeks. You are not unharmed when restrained in very painful positions--something called "torture" when Americans were accused of doing it to prisoners. You are not unharmed when you are forced to change your name on worldwide television. And you are certainly not unharmed when you are forced to convert to Islam at the point of a gun. Is this a "religion of peace," or a "religion of the piece?" We denounce this terrorist action against these journalists. And we call on Islamic groups in this country and around the world to assure us that this is not the way they would advance their religious beliefs. Or is the deafening silence from these quarters an indication that this is the way Islam advances?

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

2 noteworthy quotes.....

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.”

- Norman Thomas ACLU Founder

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907:

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."