Each Wednesday I publish one of my earlier columns that I hope will be informative, instructive, inspiring, and maybe infuriating. The following column was published in 2012:
Egyptian President Morsi and other Middle East Muslim leaders have been lecturing the U.S. about freedom, yet they demand a worldwide law prohibiting any criticism of Islam! Maybe Morsi really doesn’t know the meaning of freedom. I assure you that the largest Christian group in Egypt could teach him the definition.
Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt’s population although they were the major religious group at one time. They can trace their history back 19 centuries. Following the Arab Spring, the Copts have been fleeing to the freedom of America, most being young professionals and businessmen. If they have money, they are leaving Egypt for the Promised Land–America. I know another group that fled Egyptian oppression a few thousand years ago!
Morsi had words of praise for Obama’s strong decisive and quick support for the Arab Spring revolutions, while normal, sane people realized that the Arab Spring (what a misnomer!) would become the Arab Winter. The outraged Muslims protested, rioted, set fires (some to themselves), burned our flag, and killed our ambassador! If that is Spring, what about Winter?
It seemed the Middle East was aflame starting in Tunisia (Dec, 20, 2011), then to Egypt on Jan. 1, followed by riots in Algeria then to Libya. It seemed to be contagious as protests hit Yemen and even friendly Jordan. The fanatics (not freedom-fighters) were on the march and some U.S. politicians praised them as the “good guys.” Some fools even expected democracy! A Muslim democracy is an oxymoron.
All informed observers knew the rebels were fanatics (except for some tagalong idealistic Islamists) and their success would be far worse than the dictators they overthrew. We saw it with ruthless Gaddafi (who had become more toothless than ruthless) in Libya and Mubarak in Egypt. And we are about to see that same thing in Syria. At least those dictators kept the peace, protected (to a measure) religious rights, and showed some sensibilities about U.S. government interests. After all, we sent them boatloads of money, and while those Muslim leaders may have been authoritarians, they weren’t idiots.
Morsi added that he believed that Americans supported “the right of the people of the region to enjoy the same freedoms that Americans have.” He did not promise to guarantee the right of his fellow Egyptians to change religions from Islam to Christianity; however, it is very legal for a Christian to convert to Islam! How do you spell hypocrite in Arabic? He also stood by his previous assertion that neither a woman nor a Christian would be a suitable president. Wonder why the radical U.S. media did not rip into him like a school of hungry piranhas attacking a piece of fresh meat?
Even worse is his support for the jihadists: “The Quran is our constitution. The Prophet Muhammad is our leader. Jihad is our path. And death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration.” And yes, I know Muslims try to convince us that jihad is “an inner struggle,” but my Koran, published in Saudi Arabia (can’t get more authoritative than that) says in a footnote that jihad is “holy fighting in Allah’s cause.” Morsi is a dedicated, dangerous, and devious fanatic who should not be trusted when quoting the multiplication tables.
He is an arrogant jerk but he does have plenty of chutzpa (Yiddish for audacity–not sure if Arabs have a parallel word) to expect a billion dollars of U.S. aid to keep his government from sinking into the Mediterranean Sea where fanatical Muslims want to put Israel. Not sure about the secret bank accounts.
If Muslims try to enforce Sharia law on the U.S. and limit or remove our First Amendment freedom of speech, no doubt they will be met by many true freedom-fighters who also believe in the Second Amendment and will thusly send the Muslims to meet the fictitious 72 virgins sooner than they expected to fulfill their “most lofty aspiration.”
Fact, Fraud or Faith?
by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.