Being Aware: The Threat of Islamic Fundamentalism
Can Islam rule America one day?
Before you laugh, consider Fitna, a 2008 short film by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders. The Netherlands is in the process of systematic takeover by Islamic fundamentalists. This process is being abetted by a Dutch court that seems frightened by the power that Islam holds already in its nation, and seems to be ruling in a manner that it thinks will protect its judges from death threats by Islamic fundamentalists.
You see, Geert Wilders is being sentenced to prison for making a film which illustrates the violent nature of Islam, using direct quotes from the Koran.
The film in question, Fitna, may be viewed HERE.
Information about this film and it’s author are on Wikipedia.
In a bit of irony, Geert Wilders wants to ban the Koran from the Netherlands. So in a way, he’s guilty of the same kind of censorship that Islam wants to impose on Europe and then the United States.
Now that we have a president in the White House whose allegiance we can’t be certain of (not that we could be certain of the last four presidents either) the danger of this kind of takeover in America is formidable.
If America Had No Enemies
This seems a novel notion, but the founders’ approach served America well; de Tocquville described America’s military preparedness as simply pitiful, but observed that Americans lived without fear of their enemies, because they had none.
The following quoted from a post on mises.org:
Besides, I also think that, nearly every time the “pro-freedom” side takes on the forces of tyranny on the killing fields, they will inevitably have to make alliances with questionable parties. The U.S., for example, had to fight alongside Stalin to eradicate Hitler. Then, we had to support puppet government in Africa, Central America, and elsewhere to protect against the Communists; then, the Islamic mujahadeen we had supported became our enemies in the Middle East. We can expect this cycle, the cycle of cleaning up the political mess from the last war by starting another one, will continue indefinitely.
Every time soldier come home from war, many of them are in terrible health, physically and psychologically. We ruin the lives of our own troops by wasting their efforts in ill-conceived, unnecessary wars.
Now can you understand why we shouldn’t send our young men and women into foreign countries where they don’t need to be?
As the above suggests, the US would not need so large a military today if it had not stuck its nose into foreign nations’ affairs. However, during WWII, with the Nazis spreading their influence all over Europe, what might have happened if we did not enter that war? Would Europe today be under Nazism? Would Hitler and his descendants threatened the US with invasion? If so, then it was inevitable that the US take a position in the war. Defending our freedom entails often making enemies.