There was an article in January 2nd INFORUM by a reader named Frank Bajeani called Resist invasion by Islam of U.S., citing invasion of Iraqi Christians to the point of cancelling Christmas there. Frank opposes allowing more Moslems into our country on the basis that Mohammed was a false prophet and a violent instigator who taught intolerance for other religions.
Now, I don’t know jack about Islam, and I know there are a lot of Moslem extremists (jihadists) who would like to see the U.S. perish, but we have social controls designated all around us designated specifically to weed out the jihadists in our country and prevent another 9/11 from ever happening again—Moslem and Christian…Islam jihadists and right wing fundamentalist Christians.
What about the Christian Church that stood by while millions of Jews were annihilated? What about the wars between Catholics and Protestants on the British Islands? What about the Holy Wars and the Christian Crusade? Are we really, as a “Christian faith or nation” any better than the Moslems? Extremists are extremists no matter if they wear a robe or a suit and tie…or white robes and masks and carry torches to burn black and Jewish people’s homes down, then shoot or hang them.
Then there’re the anti-abortion Christians who assassinate abortion clinic doctors and blow-up abortion clinics and intimidate their sisters who utilize abortion services at their own discretion after scrutinizing their consciences with their God and their souls.
Christians traverse the globe to indoctrinate supporters of their faith just as the Moslems do. Now I don’t know the Koran or what it teaches its followers, except its extremists. I do know what a lot of Christian fundamentalist teach their flock as well. There are plenty of good Christians around who worship rather than indoctrinate, and I honor them. But it appears, at least from my superficial perspective that at least some Moslems appear to be worshipping God as devoutly as many Christians.
We theoretically, anyway, have the freedom to practice any religion we want to in this country. I know this to be untrue. To homogenize the vast and increasing diversity of our nation is to do what the white settlers did to the slaves, the Native Americans and the Mexicans—repress and denigrate and indoctrinate so we’d have a homogeneous European mish-mash of white-skinned, English-speaking automatons.
Our American heritage is not like a Hallmark movie. It is a violent take-over, control and indoctrination—slaughter of native and imported human beings. Tell me, how is it different than the history of Islam?