They hate us for our freedoms
Islam, as practiced in the Middle East, is not compatible with the freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution. If you have any doubt about that statement, just turn on the news and watch Western embassies under attack. They hate us for our freedoms, especially our freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Free expression of ideas that run contrary to the beliefs of Muslims will never be tolerated.
The response to criticism is violence. Question their religious beliefs from the outside and you are a vile infidel; question your beliefs as a Muslim and you are an apostate, subject to punishment or death. Question the violent history of Islam and you are an islamaphobe to be targeted for intimidation.
Does this in any way resemble the definition of freedom we are familiar with? Do you see any way that the two worlds can reconcile and live in peace?
We are to submit
Islam expects America to submit to their ways. If we want peace, we are expected to appease their masses and surrender our freedoms and values until we live under the same oppressive rules that govern their society. We are to become dhimmis who accept and learn to live by their laws.
Americans will never accept this situation and there is no common middle ground for negotiation. If the response is violence, destruction, and murder every time someone offends Islam, there is no practical long term solution for peace between Islamists and America.
Already there are forces moving to restrict free speech in America to appease radical Islamists throughout the world. We are being asked to restrict our freedoms to prevent Muslims from being offended and to keep them from rioting. You can’t shout fire in a movie theater is the rally cry for those willing to subject themselves to sensorship. Dhimmitude is the proper word for your cowardice.
We are offended
I am sorry to tell you this Islam, we are offended by your lack of understanding of freedom. I am sorry that you will never get to experience it outside the borders of this country, but that is your problem to deal with; we will never surrender our freedoms just to make you feel less oppressed.
We are offended that you burn our flag. We are offended that you kill our embassy officials and staff, and attack our sovereign territory. We are offended that you think we will roll over and play dead so that you can add America to your list of conquests. We are offended that you kill Christians who will not submit to Sharia. And we are offended that you blame us for your lack of humanity and self control.
The only solution
Let’s admit it my friends, to avoid violence, one of us has to change. We can surrender our freedoms and silence those who wish to express their views, or Islam can learn to coexist in a world of freedom that may seem uncomfortable for them.
You are free to make this choice Americans, for the time being.
by Jack Woodward 9/14/12