Never mind the fact that if Islamists ever do get a foothold in America—in a way commensurate with their vision—programs like The View will be cancelled and replaced with a wild and crazy program called The Sharia Show. Liberals think themselves enlightened every time they bash Christianity and defend Islam, but they are really helping the darkness creep over our nation. And unlike Niemoeller’s “and then they came for me” moment, the Islamists will go after “enlightened” liberals first and the individual reaction will be the same, “Wait, I was on your side!”—The mantra of dupes.
Here is a very important distinction between what those on Sept. 11th did, along with the Fort Hood shooter, and others would have done elsewhere if not prevented. They attempted or did what they did IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (emphasis on purpose). Timothy McVeigh did not proclaim “Jesus Is Lord” when he blew up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. In fact, truth be told McVeigh was a professed agnostic who said he worshipped science!
The attacks nine years ago that killed 3,000 Americans were not just done by people who happened to have grown up in a Muslim country, but they were done IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (emphasis, again, on purpose). When Nidal Hasan climbed onto the table last year at Fort Hood, he cried, “Allahu Akbar” (“Allah Is Great”) before opening fire. He was not a nut who happened to be Muslim; he did what he did because he was Muslim. This distinction must be made again and again because it is clear that some Americans simply don’t get it and others have long since lost interest.
Islam was the reason for the Sept. 11th attacks and every attack or attempt since, according to those who planned, funded, and implemented them—without exception. And no one involved took time or cared to make a distinction between “their” Islam and the kind some others profess to believe.
As for NPR, its extrinsic media role in America is once again glaringly apparent. Proudly (arrogantly) portraying itself as a voice of objectivity, the slant of most of the news elements shared on its member stations is decidedly to the far left. In fact, they have been looking for a reason to throw Juan Williams under the proverbial bus for a long time. His sin? He appears regularly on FoxNews. Liberals, who decried perceived “guilt by association” in the 1950s, seem to have embraced the methodology these days.
Thomas Jefferson once wrote: “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.” But of course, this is exactly the case with NPR. Our tax dollars support it. Not all of it, but a significant portion (some estimates are as high as 16 percent of the network’s revenue). Created in a day and age long before cable television, satellite radio, YouTube, and whatnot, the idea was to provide another media option among few others.
But is NPR really even needed today? If so, let the market determine the issue. Let the stations continue to beg for money to regularly save the stations (as is the case right now, bummer of a timing issue with the Williams imbroglio, huh?) and if the money runs out, let them die. A nation without NPR is much preferred to one where my tax dollars support a propaganda arm of the American left. Better yet, let George Soros just fund the whole thing. He already gives them a boatload of cash. And we all know that he is all about objectivity.
Hey wait, with all the charges leveled from the White House recently about “foreign money” and politics, isn’t Soros from a whole other country—or planet?