Friday, August 20, 2010

Time Magazine Cover: Is America Islamophobic?

While I am not one to even suggest prohibiting the Cordoba Center for Islamic Bragging (I say meet it in kind); I have to take issue with the ad hominem defense of the center.

First of all, we are well served to be Islamophobic, "in fear of Islam". One is not paranoid when they really are out to get you. Islam has been at war with all non-Muslims for all its existence. Peaceful coexistence is contrary to the Quran. Despite the best protestations of the American Liberal Media, their own words damn them. And when the time comes, there will not be exceptions made for being a dhimmi (Arabic: ذمي‎ [ˈðɪmːiː]).

Second, Islam is America-phobic also, and has been since the days of Thomas Jefferson. They have been increasingly so for the last forty years, as have their violent attacks on Americans, Europeans, and Asians.

Time Magazine, if you wish to defend the Cordoba Center, defend it on the basis of the United States' freedoms of speech, of assembly, and religion. Attacking the American public for feeling offended and not sharing your infinite wisdom is adding insult to injury. It does nothing to change anyone's mind. It reinforces the general public perception that Time magazine, the media, and the Eastern elites are un-American. And most important, it reinforces the divide between Islam and the rest of the world.

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