By Bryan Fischer
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What we are seeing in Egypt, with the assault on our embassy there, and in Libya, with the cold-blooded assassination of our ambassador and three other Americans, is the true face of Islam.
While there may be moderate Muslims, there is no such thing as moderate Islam. It is the height of folly to pretend otherwise. And it’s just not folly, it is dangerous naivete, naivete that represents a clear and present threat to the security of the United States.
President Obama this morning called for “justice” with regard to the ambassador’s murder. What does he mean by “justice?” If he means anything other than every member of the mob that killed him being hung by the neck until dead, he isn’t talking about justice at all. The ambassador’s death must be avenged, and that means all of those who had a hand in his death must face the ultimate expression of justice, execution.
The assault on our embassy in Egypt is an act of war. Does our president recognize this, and will he do anything about it? Unlikely in the extreme.
This is the Arab Spring for which the president claims inspirational credit: our ambassador murdered in cold blood and dragged through the streets of Benghazi, our flag trampled, shredded and burned in Cairo, our embassy invaded, our consulate attacked with rocket propelled grenades.
This is not the face of radical Islam, it is the face of mainstream Islam. While we are certainly not at war with Islam, Islam is at war with us.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which is now in total control of Egypt, is dedicated to “eliminating and destroying” the United States of America, through violence or sabotage. And the Muslim Brotherhood is here on our soil, active in CAIR, ISNA, and most perniciously, in Muslim Student Associations at hundreds of American college campuses.
Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s closest aide and adviser, is a lifelong advocate of Brotherhood ideology, wrote for a family-run publication that promoted Brotherhood dogma, and even served as an officer in the MSA chapter on her campus while in college.
The Center for Security Policy reports that 81% of the mosques in America distribute literature and feature speakers who call for violent jihad to advance the cause of Islam. Because such mosques are the best attended, 95% of American Muslims who attend mosque on a regular basis go to a mosque which advocates the violent overthrow of the United States in the name of Allah. Each mosque is a potential if not likely cell for treason, sedition and terror.
What we have seen in the last 24 hours only heightens my conviction that, for the sake of our own future as a nation and for the survival of American culture, we must immediately suspend immigration from Muslim majority nations, as Andy McCarthy has also recommended, no longer allow Muslims to serve in our military, to prevent any more Ft. Hoods, and work to prevent the building of any more mosques in America, as Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders has repeatedly recommended.
As an alternative, we can adopt a suggestion that Newt Gingrich and I have repeatedly made: one of yours for one of ours. For every church you let us build in Saudi Arabia, we’ll let you build a mosque in America. Until then, no dice. What could be fairer than that?
And it’s time to admit that seeking to build any kind of representative democracy in a Muslim land, such as we have tried to do in Iraq and Afghanistan, is a fool’s errand. We have spilled American blood and expended enormous American treasure for nothing. Once we leave Afghanistan, it will be as if we were never there.
Building a representative democracy in a Muslim land, with its dark and dangerous ideology of Islam, is impossible. A representative democracy is only possible in a land that understands that “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there (and I add, only there) is liberty.”
There is no “Spirit of the Lord” in Islam. The spirit that animates Islam is a not a spirit of freedom but a spirit of tyranny, violence and death. The DNA of Islam is incapable of tolerating classic Western values of freedom of speech, conscience, religion, press and association.
Until Muslim nations convert wholesale to Christianity, it is foolish in the extreme for a Christian nation to do any nation building in any Muslim land. All we can do is go in with the full force of our military to neutralize any threat to our freedom, avenge the loss of American lives, and come home. There is no point, none, in sticking around.
We should have, as I said at the time, brought our troops home from Iraq after we toppled Saddam,whom we identified as the threat. Once we neutralized him, it was mission accomplished.
On the way out, we should have said to the Iraqi people, if you don’t want us back, don’t give us another Saddam. You do, we’ll be back and we’ll turn this place into a parking lot.
Once we toppled the Taliban in Afghanistan, it was time to come home. And to tell the Afghani people, if you don’t want us back, don’t let the Taliban run your country ever again. You do, and they launch another attack against us, we’ll return and bomb you back to the Stone Age. It’s up to you. You leave us alone, we’ll leave you alone. You don’t leave us alone, we’ll make you wish you had. Your choice.
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