My recent schedule has left too little time to write on this blog as frequently as I'd like. However, with the increased number of excellent writers publishing online, let me direct you to some excellent hard-hitting articles. In this article the author, Amit Ghate, exposes the failure of our government to defend
For twenty five plus years, Islamists have isolated and targeted Western citizens around the world with impunity, and have succeeded in fostering fear in most citizens. They have effectively used a divide and conquer strategy, with little or no opposition.
Our government’s response has been to abdicate its primary responsibility: to defend the rights of each and every American citizen. Defending America means defending Americans.
If a [foreign] nation threatens one citizen, it threatens the nation, and we must do everything in our power, including going to war if necessary, to eradicate the threat.
Yet our publishers are frightened to publish simple cartoons that portray Mohammad as the violent man he was; our booksellers refuse to sell magazines out fear of Islamic attacks; and our political leaders apologize to the enemy for the thoughts expressed by private citizens – the very citizens our government refuses to defend against the threat of violent attacks.
Thus we must stand together and protect the lonely author who dares question a religion and who is sentenced to death because of it. We must stand together to defend his publishers who are firebombed for printing the book. We must stand together to defend the individual film-maker and political dissident who criticize Islam and are sentenced to death because of it. We must stand together to defend the benign cartoonist, who pens a simple cartoon, and is then forced into hiding by death threats and bounties.Read the whole article and be prepared for the climatic last-three paragraphs.
Update: Islamic intimidation at a university in our heartland.