I was graciously given a link by this blog, and was struck by the first comment from an anonymous poster. The blogger has a rather strict comments policy, banning any “bigoted” comments. Of course, we all know that liberals define “bigoted” as “anything that disagrees with liberals,” so I’m posting a reply here, because it was apparently deleted there. Here’s what the anonymous poster said:
<blockquote>”When Coulter said *all* Muslims were Terrorists and should fly back home on their magic carpets, and told one girl (who had asked the question that instigated this) who replied “I don’t have one” to “Get a camel”, she was promoting racial hate, which is against our laws here in Canada”</blockquote>
Now, I was linked, and ridiculed, in the post for calling Canada Stalinist, and yet here this person is showing just how Stalinist Canada is. Or should I say Maoist, since political correctness is part of Maoism?
Anyway, I pointed out to this person that it is *racist* to accuse Coulter of Racism for saying “All Muslims are terrorists.” To say that statement is racist is to presume that either a) all Muslims have the same race (which they do not) or b) all members of a particular race are Muslim (which they are not). Indeed, it is racist to label all people from the Middle East as “Arabs,” as a friend of Lebanese descent pointed out to me recently (since Lebanese are not Arabs but Phoenicians).
It’s no secret I have a huge admiration for Middle Eastern Christians, particularly the Lebanese.
But what really irks me about the defense of Islam by liberals and neoconservatives–you know, the whole “Religion of Peace” garbage–is that they accuse those of us who actually know what Islam teaches of being “racists” or “bigots.”
OK, I know what Islam teaches. I know what Christianity teaches. I took the History of the Middle East in college. I’m well versed in various religions. I admit I’ve never read the Quran but I’ve read enough quotations from it.
The problem with liberals is that they care nothing for religion, so they care nothing for the teachings of religions. They define all religions by the standards of freemasonry. Years ago, I saw some liberal Muslim woman college professor on a news program. She was dressed quite immodestly by Muslim or traditional Catholic standards, and she was talking about how “all religoins teach people to be good citizens.” This is the basic teaching of freemasonry: subordinating religion to morality, and morality to citizenship; reducing all religions to a least common denominator form of Natural Law, which of course boils down to a very saccharine interpretation of the Golden Rule. In other words, Chesterton’s famous dictum that “tolerance is the only virtue that remains when a man has lost all convictions.”
Liberals see the least important aspects of religion as the most important, and then use that as the basis for saying “All religions are essentially the same,” dismissing the most important aspects of religion as superfluous window dressing.
The fact that two religions have sincere theological differences makes no sense to secularists, just as it makes no sense to them that Catholics actually view the Darwin issue differently than Fundamentalists do.
This is tied into the fact that liberals think mere attendance or association with a religion is all that matters. So Nancy Pelosi is, in their view, a “good Catholic” by simple fact she claims to be Catholic. Her opinion is, in their view, equal to the opinion of the Pope because both are Catholic. Similarly, the aforementioned Muslim feminist professor has as much a right to say what Islam teaches as Osama Bin Ladin.
This is not true. A religion means unothing unless its teachings are clearly defined. The teachings of the Catholic Church are defiend by the Magisterium. The teachings of Islam are defined by the Quran and the traditional practices and interpretations Muslims have adhered to.
Yet, as I always point out, Mohammed is the only founder of a major world religion who was a conquerer. Christians have engaged in some horrible acts over the past 2000 years, but Jesus was not a military dictator–Mohammed was. Whatever has happened at points in history since Constantine, the original spread of Christianity did not happen through warfare. It happened through spreading the message of Christ and working miracles. Christianity may have been closely associated with the Roman Empire, but Ethiopia’s king converted to Christianity in the mid first century, and sui iuris Churches were established from Persia through India in Apostolic times.
Islam spread through conquest. It teaches that infidels should be killed. It is not bigoted to say that that is what Islam teaches.
Muslims who say “Islam is peace” are liberal muslims the way Catholics who use birth control are liberal Catholics. They’re not actually following the teachings of their religion. They may or may not be good people. They may or may not be good citizens, but they are bad Muslims.