While I do know a moderate Islamic couple from Iraq that I thought very highly of (who did not seem to embrace this type of ideology), in general, I am not buying the whole religion of peace thing with the anti-Israel rhetoric in general that I have seen spewed out of the Middle East from the vocal radicals.....
If this guy is spewing any kind of centrist belief that DEMOCRACY and FREEDOM are juxtaposed to Islam - then I want NO PART OF IT and it does not belong in my country. We all came here to escape oppression and this kind of vile crap from other abortive governments worldwide. As Ronald Reagan said, America is the last great bastion of freedom and hope - and I say we fight to the last man to make sure that individual rights and principles of self-determination are maintained. NO THANKS TO ANYTHING ELSE that is juxtaposed to those God-given principles!!! My God is a God of individual freedom and therefore, individual accountability that allows me to act for myself and to be judged for myself. It was the devil's plan to create that false sense of social pressure (convert or die - or at least, keep the commands of God or die) to keep people in line and basically force them to "do what is right" and not for the inherent joy and satisfaction of having done the right thing exactly because it is the right thing and it brings lasting inner peace and joy.
Here is part of the WorldNet Daily article that got me spun up:
© 2011 WorldNetDaily
President Obama must embrace Islam as a way of life or face the consequences of a trial under the Shariah Islamic court system, declared British extremist cleric Anjem Choudary.
Choudary, founder and former chief of two Islamic groups disbanded by the British authorities under anti-terror legislation, is planning a Washington protest later this week in which he says he will call on American Muslims to revolt against the country and implement Shariah law.
Speaking in an interview with investigative reporter Aaron Klein on his program on New York's WABC Radio, Choudary claimed Obama was waging a war against Islam.
"[Obama] has promised all Muslims to be released from Guantanamo Bay. They are still languishing there even though he knows they are completely innocent," Choudary claimed.
"On top of that, he's increased the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, so he is a warmonger just as his predecessor was. And thirdly and more importantly," Choudary said, "the Muslims don't want democracy and freedom. Democracy and freedom are anathema to Islam and the Shariah."
Read more: Obama to face Shariah court? http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=268989#ixzz1FCy4Yj9Y
Wow!! Heaven help us all as all hell breaks loose in the Middle East. Next stop....America. NO THANKS!!
A gentle reminder here that the prophecy in the Book of Revelation talks of Christians losing their heads if they do not deny their Savior and their faith. As a kid growing up in the world of the USSR threat, I thought it odd that atheistic Russians would be lobbing off our heads in some sort of last-ditch conflict. They never were about lobbing heads off. I always thought that, in recent times, that was the realm of the French and the occasional Japanese story from WWII, and never even considered a possible Islamic threat or connection where the sword is still used in capital crimes. I think that possibility may now be more of a possibility if the radicals get in power and hold the oil-inebriated west hostage. Heaven help us all - we may be in for one heckuva ride.