The Islamic Empire Strikes Back
Written by Bob Parks
Saturday, December 09, 2006 Political correctness will be our undoing. According to writer Sher Zieve: “Due to concerns regarding Austria’s growing Muslim population, the country’s officials are said to have banned references to St. Nick–also known as Santa Claus–in its kindergarten schools. The Muslim immigration into Austria is said to be at 400,000 and growing.”
She continues: “As Muslims continue to increase their populations in Western countries more western traditions are being removed—said to be attributed to fears of offending Muslim groups. However, Austrian officials said that the reason for the banning of St. Nick is that the bearded figure ‘evokes fear’ in children.”
What kind of fraidy-cat kids are we talking about here? I don’t know about you, but I’ve never met one kid who was afraid of Santa Claus. What’s up with Austria?
While “Christmas” is being systematically removed from our national lexicon, most reminders of our national holiday are being cleansed so that Muslims are not offended. So much for peaceful assimilation.
It’s always struck me as funny that some groups migrate to a country in search of better opportunity, while later attempting to make their new home resemble that which they fled. Christmas is an international celebration and is harmless.
No word during the Christmas season about jihad or fatwas or shahada. No one who doesn’t conform to the Christmas holiday is deemed an infidel marked for elimination. What’s so offensive about Christmas? Granted, political correctness frowns on anything that uses the image of an old white man, but cut Santa some slack. Santa has never burned anyone alive, bombed a crowded shopping mall, hijacked an airliner, or enslaved women. And Santa isn’t Jewish. What’s the problem? Santa gives toys to children. The horror!
Let’s be consistent. In many Muslim countries, Sharia law and customs are observed, since Islam is the dominant culture. In Western nations, Christians, for the most part, are dominant, thus their customs are observed. However, in more and more places, those customs are sidelined as they “offend” a Muslim minority.
One could reason that Muslims should do the research and find out what the customs are before immigrating to a new culture, and if those customs offend, they should look elsewhere. But thanks to political correctness, and those who skillfully use it as a weapon, everyone is being forced to change for one group. That change is not out of courtesy, but out of fear of riotous and other threats of violence that follow many Muslims. National laws are being suspended in certain areas to appease Muslims, and we in America now have a Muslim in the United States Congress. So we know what’s coming.
Santa is welcome in my home, and Austria has gone over that slippery slope. Be ready to entertain more demands in the future. That is a certainty.
The Immigration Back Stab
According to Charles Hurt in the Washington Times: “Congress will approve an immigration bill that will grant citizenship rights to most of the 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the U.S. after Democrats take control next month, predict both sides on Capitol Hill.”
Illegal Immigration was a hot topic for those who chose to use it during last month’s election. However it was co-opted by Democrats into an exercise of conservative “intolerance.”
Let’s get some things straight. The Fourteenth Amendment reads:
”Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
A Republican Congress and Senate to redress the past inequities during slavery initiated the Fourteenth Amendment in the mid-to-late 1860’s. As a result, the children of slaves were to be considered American citizens and would receive all rights and privileges thereof. Many civil rights laws written post-slavery by Republicans were repealed later when Democrats took control of Congress, the Senate, and the White House. But the amendments remained intact.
The Fourteenth Amendment says nothing about granting those rights and privileges to people who entered our nation illegally.
I’ve always believed that the Fourteenth Amendment should be adjusted to reflect the time that has elapsed, and the recent fact that illegal immigrants are using the amendment to give birth here in America, and that child as lawful citizen, can now protect its illegal parents, and later sponsor the entire family’s entrance here. Now that Democrats are in control, they are systematically spitting on the original intent of the Fourteenth Amendment, and threaten to grant amnesty to over 20 million (who really knows?) illegal immigrants who are a documented drain on our tax dollars, who make little effort to assimilate, and are a probably voting block should they become citizens.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said: “Years of dawdling have worsened our border security and made it harder to fix this broken system. We should not let partisan politics and intolerance continue to delay and derail effective reform.” There’s that word again: “intolerance.”
Senator Leahy, with all due respect, the American people have been extremely tolerant of people who cut in line in front of thousands of people abiding by our immigration process, who don’t have the convenience of a border to sneak across in the dead of night.
Using the smear of racism is a gutless and often used Democrat tactic. In an attempt to cement their voting block, Leahy and the Dems to force all of us taxpayers to support millions of people who spit on our sovereignty, enter our country with the sole purpose of getting under-the-table employment (the partial wages of which go back home), and get placed on our social services support system. Senator Leahy is a race-baiter and a backstabber to his own country.
Again, to those of you who voted Democrat last month, thanks a lot.
Political Correctness and the Flying Imams
Our enemies, both domestic and abroad, know political correctness and how it handcuffs speech and policy here in America. Thank God that U.S. Airways and its customers aren’t playing that game. Remember, when you’re around 30,000 feet in the air and terrorists have taken over your flight, political correctness is the last thing that will bring the situation to a safe and peaceful conclusion. The usual conclusion is death.
The customers and flight crew of a U.S. Airways flight decided to take their chances and remove a bunch of Muslim “holy men” from a flight. The Council on American Islamic Relations, as usual, screamed ”racism.”
Now let’s look at this sequence of events reasonably. According to a U.S. Airways spokesman, there were a number of things that gave the flight crew pause. Witness and police reports claimed the Imams made anti-American statements, made a scene of praying and chanting “Allah” (which, when I fly, is the last thing I want to hear anywhere near a plane post 9/11), asked for seat-belt extensions even though a flight attendant thought they didn’t need them, refused requests by the pilot to disembark for more screening, and three of the men had only one-way tickets and no checked baggage.
As locals, we know that we can’t make any bomb jokes in an airport today. Most people in the vicinity don’t think it’s funny, including airport cops. So, we don’t make those “jokes” in airports any more. No one has infringed on our rights. That’s just common sense. Getting into a group and publicly chanting to your god just before a flight is bad timing, especially when that chant was reportedly heard by some just before airliners were intentionally crashed by some on September 11, 2001.
In all my years of flying, I’ve never asked for a seat-beat extension and wouldn’t know one if I saw one. These Imams knew enough to ask for them, and not use them once received. This is not “flying while Muslim” as CAIR is alleging. This is provocation knowing what the politically correct charge would later be.
This whole episode was a set-up from the moment those Imams entered the airport. The one-way tickets and no luggage by people chanting “Allah” is not illegal, but is now suspicious behavior. Instead of being considerate of today’s fears by the flying public, these Muslims incited this situation, knowing what the responses would be.
Although police forcibly removed the men from the aircraft, took them into custody, and found no weapons or explosives, this smells like the set-up that it was.
CAIR is now calling for congressional hearings to investigate supposed “flying while Muslim” incidents. According to Investors Business Daily, incoming Judiciary Chairman John Conyers has already drafted a resolution, borrowing from CAIR rhetoric, that gives Muslims special civil-rights protections.
So isn’t this special? Muslims now know that they can go to any airport, scare the flying public and flight crews, and get a congressional investigation out of it. Everyone, who was minding his own business that day, will now have his life turned upside down because of some creeps with an agenda. As I said before, some Muslims have no intention of assimilating into the culture they chose to enter. They want us all either Muslim or dead. We can choose.
And by the way, Congressman-elect Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is supporting the flying Imams, and is also the first Muslim elected to Congress, will take the oath of office next month, not with his hand on a Bible, but a Quran. Ellison vowed to criminalize Muslim profiling, at a fundraiser for CAIR, and condemned U.S. Airways for “prejudice and ignorance.” I blew away a CAIR representative a few years ago on Los Angeles radio because she called me a racist for supporting racial profiling following 9/11. She thought I was white when she called me a racist.
The members of CAIR now has Ellison to block for them. Who is blocking for us?