An article from 2002 in the BBC displays what sort of regime would be our lot if the Islamists should happen to win this war in which we are engaged. According to the BBC, the Saudi religious police allowed fifteen schoolsgirls to die in a fire simply because they were not wearing the headscarves and black robes required for Saudi Arabia's second-class women citizens. As the BBC reported at the time,
Saudi Arabia's religious police stopped schoolgirls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress, according to Saudi newspapers.
One witness said he saw three policemen "beating young girls to prevent them from leaving the school because they were not wearing the abaya".
The Saudi Gazette quoted witnesses as saying that the police - known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice - had stopped men who tried to help the girls and warned "it is a sinful to approach them".
But the story gets worse, as it opens a window on the practices of the Muslim police, whose role would be even more invasive in a majority Christian country such as ours if their barbaric and bloody religion shouild happen to win this war of cultures we are waging. The BBC writes,
The religious police are widely feared in Saudi Arabia. They roam the streets enforcing dress codes and sex segregation, and ensuring prayers are performed on time.
Those who refuse to obey their orders are often beaten and sometimes put in jail.
is this what the Democrats are working with to defeat American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan? Is this the ally that the Left is so pleased to welcome to Columbia Uiversity and other once-prestigious unviersities? Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was only too happy to wear a submissive headscarf in Syria, though she is outspoken here about allowing Muslims to do as they wish in our country. Does she not see the contrast in how Muslims expect her to bend to their wishes, though they are actively trying to impose their vision of society on us? If Islam will not compromise, why should we be expected to bend over backward to Islamic dreams of empire?
This idiocy must end. We have our own culture, and our own laws. We can boast of a proud tradition of espiousing hhuman rights and we can point to many acheivements both techniocal and philosophical. Islam had a brief time in the sun, but it is by far more renowned for its inhumaity, its misogyny, its bloodthirsty imperialism than for its arts and science. We on the other hand have soared since our small beginnings from a global backwater in Europe. We can point to many achievements in Western Civilization, from the Magna Carta to the abolition of slavery (Saudi Arabia officially abolished slavery in 1956 and Arabs have beeen for centuries the primary slaver societies- remember why we fought the Barbary Wars against Muslim pirate states in the early nineteenth century). We have pioneered the ideals of freedom- something Islam cannot boast of. And no Muslim society has ever come up with anything analogous to our Constitution, with its insistence on rights granted by God, and guranateed by wise governance.
If we would continue to live by those laws, we must be prepared to defend them. Byzantium fell in large part becasue the people as a whole no longer were able to defend themselves. They were more concerned with arguing over the nature of the Trinity than working with other Chrisitans to defend their city from the rapcious hordes of Ottoman emperor Mehmet II. And we ourselves are in danger. We have terrorst-enablers such as the Council on Muslim American Relations working hand-in-hand with anti-American groups like MoveOn.org and George Soros' anti-capitalist Open Society. But I remind these useful idiots that should their friends win, they will find them selves at the forefront of the execution queue, for their ideas are complete anathema to the Muslims who are so happy to receive their support now. beware of what you wishe for- especially if you continue to work so hard to make sure it happens.