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Unchecked mobs oozing rage and hatred, and chanting, “Death to the U.S.A.” have become the face of Islam in Muslim-majority nations, and it will take a lot more than weak spin to overturn the barbaric image.
Around the 11th anniversary of 9-11, U.S. embassies in more than 20 countries where trashed by “offended” Muslims, and four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, were murdered — a fact that was plunked on the back burner by a liberal U.S. media and an indulgent White House that are miserably equipped to deal with the enemies they’re trying to sculpt into friends.
Both are clearly at odds over how to placate rampaging Islamists, short of apologizing over and again for the anti-Islam YouTube video which fueled the landslide of conniptions — an occurrence now as routine as clockwork whenever Muslim sensibilities are allegedly breached.
If the KKK, the North American Man-Boy Love Association, flag-burners, and other anarchists are protected under the First Amendment, then so, too, should be the producer of an anti-Islam movie. Are you listening, American Civil Liberties Union?
America is a beacon of civil liberties in a world eclipsed by oppression. The First Amendment — the cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution— should not be reduced to a rotten alleyway of egg shells by religious extremists who want to destroy the American way of life. The alternative to the superior ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is a gloomy globe ruled by grim Shariah law where women and children are subjugated donkeys.
President Obama’s apathetic foreign policy has emboldened our adversaries, squandered billions in taxpayer funds, and shown zero regard for this great nation, which at last check is rooted in free-thinking Judeo-Christian values, not by those of the radical and narrow-minded. Any displeasure over that can be invoked on Election Day.
Stacks of carrots and a few feeble sticks haven’t swayed biased Muslim regimes from their volatile pedestal. Their extremists have rushed to violent judgement of America, created unrestrained nuclear weapons, and threatened the existence of Israel and the Free World to promote world chaos.
Must we idle while Iran completes its bomb and makes good on its anti-American, anti-Israel sentiment? Must we dawdle incessantly as the radical Muslim world mobilizes violently against the West? How long can our good-faith efforts be repaid by the slaughter of U.S. soldiers — 33 in Afghanistan this year, alone — at the hands of security forces they are training to restore law and order?
It’s time to muster the intestinal fortitude required to roundly condemn this mob mentality. That means a prompt halt on the dangerous mea culpas from the leader of the Free World, and a swift withdrawal of foreign aid to anti-U.S. governments.
The embassy attacks should make the blood of every American boil, particularly vocal Muslim Americans who defame vital U.S. counter-terrorism efforts ad nauseam, yet remain deafeningly silent over the brazen murder of Americans by their fellow believers.
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