Douglas MacKinnon
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Why do those on the left in our country not want us to speak of this? Why do so many Democrats not want us to question the motives of those from within who look favorably upon Al-Qaeda? Surely it’s not for crass political reasons or to pander for votes.

According to this same Pew Center survey, the vast majority of Muslim-Americans consider themselves Democrats. In 2004, 71% voted for John Kerry for President. Why? Why would Muslims align themselves with the Democrats when socially, they are some of the most conservative people on the planet? Could it be that in the Democrats, they see a party that is less willing to ask the hard questions of them, while in the Republicans, they see a party more concerned with national security and therefore, much more interested in following unbiased evidence -- no matter where it leads.

What of the “moderate” Muslim-Americans we hear so much about? Clearly there are some in this country. I know some. That said, why don’t we really hear them speak out against Al-Qaeda, the killings of innocents, and the violent teachings of the Wahhabi sect? Oh sure, from time to time, we see 50 people here, or 100 people there. But with 2.35 million Muslim-Americans, shouldn’t we see at least tens of thousands marching in the streets in support of our nation and against those who would kill in the name of Islam?

Congressman Peter King raised an issue that desperately needs to be addressed. For that, he is being vilified by the left. As they continue to protest imagined slights and further distract us from the truth, those who mean us harm, bide their time, make their plans and wait for their moment.

Political correctness may well cause the deaths of thousands of Americans. What excuses or apologies will the left offer then?

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Douglas MacKinnon

Douglas MacKinnon is former White House and Pentagon official who spent three years working in a Joint Command.

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