Friday, October 21, 2011

Will DOJ Create an Anti-Blasphemy Division?

By Diana West:

Eric Holder, Meet John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams doesn't need to meet Abu Qatada


The Justice Department's war on the facts about Islam, currently playing out in a purge of fact-armed trainers such as FBI analyst William Gawthrop, has taken a publicly aggressive turn as former US Attorney Dwight C. Holton declared AG Holder's "firm committment" to, as TPM reported, "nixing anti-Muslim material from law enforcement training."

“I want to be perfectly clear about this: training materials that portray Islam as a religion of violence or with a tendency towards violence are wrong, they are offensive, and they are contrary to everything that this president, this attorney general and Department of Justice stands for,” Holton said. “They will not be tolerated.”

As obliquely noted yesterday, such a diktat would ban the Koran from the training curriculum due to its "portrayal of Islam as a religion of violence" and "tendency toward violence" -- Justice's Two Big No-Nos. This is something my friend and retired detective and police officer John Work well understands. At his blog today, he fires off a quick list of Koranic exhortations to violence -- a tiny sample of the Islamic teachings we as a people have been well and purposefully conditioned not only to ignore and regard as being "out of context" and therefore meaningless, but also as evidence of the harmonious, Hershey Kiss of an impact Islam has on the world.

John throws in a bonus quotation from John Quincy Adams, our erudite and accomplished sixth president:

“[Mohammed] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind…The precept of the Quran is, perpetual war against all who deny that [Mohammed] is the Prophet of God.

The vanquished [dhimmi] may purchase their lives by the payment of tribute.”

Notably, one of William Gawthrop's thoughtcrimes is simply to acknowledge the role of Mohammed as the jihad model, a truism in Islam as elaborated on, for example, mega-Sheihk and Muslim Brotherhood spiritual advisor Yusef al-Qaradawi: "Allah has also made the prophet Muhammad into an epitome for religious warriors [Mujahideen] ..." (I am quoting from the 2001 MEMRI translation on p. 248 of Andrew Boston's The Legacy of Islamic Jihad.)

Clearly, this duh-point was not lost on John Quincy Adams.

How far we have fallen: If AG Holder had his way, the 6th President of the United States would be purged, too.


Anonymous said...

Blah, blah, blah, blah.

As a Christian, with a family lineage that dates back to 1695, I suggest that you really try and live in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious community. You might just find that most Muslims in Dearborn, aren't that underground. Our community is made up of hardworking folks (Christian and Muslim) who have sent their kids off to die to protect the freedom America has to offer.

Get a life, get out in your community, and do something to make the world better for everyone. That's something Jesus would be proud of.

T.R. Clancy said...

Muslims aren't underground in Dearborn, critics of Islam are.

How's that multi-ethnic, multi-religious formula working out in Egypt, where your fellow Christians are being driven out, and in Afghanistan, where the last Christian church has been destroyed? Has that been brought up lately at your ecumenical roundtable?

Make the world better for everyone? All for it. I believe Dearborn would be a better place for everyone -- Christian, Muslim alike -- if the Muslim Brotherhood didn't bully public officals and media into enforcing speech codes here, and if peaceful Christians weren't being arrested illegally here for speaking out against Muslim violence.