We must exercise caution and discretion, when voicing our frustration against Islamic fanatics and their tendency to commit terror.
Immediately after the first 9/11, I was visiting my married daughter in Canada when I noticed a large group of foreigners gathering in a park across the road. I asked innocently enough what was happening and my daughter nonchalantly replied that the people were Muslims.
I consider myself a practical person. I figured if there was going to be a riot, I would need to protect my family.
I calmly asked if they had a rifle and ammunition.
My daughter reassured me that everything would be OK and told me to just wait a few minutes.
Soon the crowd broke into a rendition of “Oh Canada” while singing with a funny sounding accent. My daughter, a fairly practical young woman, explained that these people were trying to assure Canadians they were grateful to be in Canada and appreciated their new home. They were making an effort to sing “Oh Canada” in as many neighborhoods as possible
Oh Canada is a difficult song to sing, much like the Star Spangled Banner, but I will never forget that touching imperfect rendition of the song, not for the musical merit, but for the emotion and intent.
We have prisons full of violent people, most of the inmates don’t have an identifiable cause; however, the hate filled Muslim miscreant can vent his anti-social rhetoric by using his religion as an excuse, a crutch, or a weapon. Persecutions of the past, real or imagined become a filter for anti-social thoughts. His religion gives the nondescript potentially violent loner a sense of belonging and a sense of meaning to a life that is otherwise without purpose.
The idea of becoming a crusader and correcting all the wrongs and sins of the world, particularly those of the West, fills the unimaginative weak mind with dreams of glory and of service to a greater cause.
Of course, the West has many appeasers, since the politically correct view is that we should live in guilt and offer effusive apologies for every misdeed of the past, real or imagined. Consequently, the simple minded loser is encouraged by this mantle of assumed guilt worn by many of our Western leaders of both the U.S. and Great Britain, and revenge through atrocity is indirectly encouraged through supplicants begging for persecution.
Like rapists lurking in the shadows, evil Imams consumed in hate and rage, look for victims to corrupt with sermons of hatred, death, and revenge. The impressionable and ignorant are led down garden paths with visions of paradise and beautiful women to serve his every need. The promises begin to sound so much better than working at the car wash or bussing tables for wealthy Infidels.
Yes, the vulnerable weak-minded are figuratively seduced by the degenerate Imams of Islam and willingly become martyrs, but how many home grown psychopaths occupy our prisons who have no identifiable cause to serve other than stupidity and hedonism.
There are many contributing factors with this ongoing problem. The degenerates who encourage the young morons are easy enough to find and prosecute, if we were serious about stopping them, but immigrating uneducated people with no marketable skills is an indirect contributor that is going to cause many domestic problems in the future. Yes, the terrorist Major Hassan was educated and employed by our own Army. The same Army that failed to follow up on aberrant behavior that precluded his terror. Terror that our government refuses to acknowledge and now refuses to admit that they refuse to acknowledge.
We as Americans who believe in the Constitution must be sure to remember those who have served this country as Muslims. Not only did they take the normal dangers of service during wartime, but they would have had a special treatment reserved for them if they were ever captured. Lest we forget!
Lest we forget! These men serve with honor and provide unique service to our war efforts.