Recently on national television Bob Beckel and Rand Paul on separate occasions both soundly denounced Islam’s persecution and killing of Christians. Both of them contend that Islamism and their war against Christianity is one of the world’s most serious problems.
Other than their shared concern over Islamism, the two have very little in common. Beckel is a textbook liberal having served as the youngest deputy assistant secretary of state for the Carter administration. He subsequently served as campaign manager for Walter Mondale in 1984. Beckel is currently a political commentator and a contributor for Fox News Channel and serves as co-host for Fox’s popular daily afternoon television show ‘The Five’.
Rand Paul on the other hand definitely leans to the right. Senator Paul is a republican and supports the Tea Party, but it is unclear whether he really is a republican or a libertarian. Needles to say he and Beckel are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, except when it comes to Islamism.
Beckel frequently asks where are the moderate Muslims, while Rand Paul is hesitant to use the term ‘Islam’ without the word ‘radical’ preceding it.
Islamic literature states that the revived Islamic Caliphate will be located in Turkey. Their present Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a Muslim and he states that the term ‘moderate Islam’ is offensive because ‘Islam is Islam’.
America must learn to take Islamists at their word, literally.
Recall the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood Hassan al-Banna and his words:
“…We believe that Islam is an all-embracing concept which regulates every aspect of life…It is the duty incumbent on every Muslim to struggle towards the aim of making every people Muslim and the whole world Islamic, so that the banner of Islam can flutter over the earth…”
The charter of the Muslim Brotherhood contains the following two statements which have never been renounced or refuted:
“The Muslim Brotherhood must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands…so that it is eliminated.”
“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”
Consider renowned ex-Muslim author and American citizen, Abdullah Al Araby. He offers insight on Islamism in his writings as highlighted below.
“It (Islam) uses our democratic laws to gain entrance to our country and uses Muslim petrol-dollars to fuel misinformation campaigns about us…”
“Strangely, we tolerate those who despise and oppose the traditional spiritual values that most Americans embrace.”
“…they (Islamists) have found a loophole that will work in their favor. It’s our democratic laws that ensure freedom of speech, religious tolerance and equal rights for aliens as well as American citizens.”
“The law is the most potent weapon used by Islamists. CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is an Islamic organization that retains a massive team of lawyers. They sue anybody who dares to say something that can be construed as objectionable about Islam.”
“The tool that empowers Muslim activist(s) to advance the Islamic agenda against us is our historically lenient immigration policies and liberal laws.”
And then there is the openly pronounced goal of Iran, for example, to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.
Many are beginning to believe that Islam is not the major problem; rather it is our political correctness that fails to take Islam at their word and give serious consideration to what they say. It is a major mistake to ignore them or think their goals will just go away, and it is wishful thinking to wait for ‘moderate Muslims’ to rise up and renounce the self-proclaimed Islamic agenda.
When a liberal like Bob Beckel adamantly agrees with a right winger like Rand Paul on an issue, maybe others will listen, or maybe as Senator Paul stated in his recent speech before the Heritage Foundation that many are more concerned with who is winning ‘Dancing with the Stars’.
Perhaps President Barack H. Obama will address the issue after helping determine an appropriate name for the Washington Redskins.