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And the president who went AWOL (Part II).
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Muslim Fundamentalists are not worried about liberal theology because there isn’t any, and they are not worried about criticism of the Koran because that is not an issue. Muslims believe in the literal divinity and inerrancy of the Koran text. But that’s not the point. The Fundamentalists are concerned about something quite different, which is what they see as the de-Islamization of Islamic countries. What they want is to restore the Holy Law of Islam (Shari’a), to remove legal codes that have been imported from abroad, and to restore the full panoply of Islamic Law. They have an encyclopedia of grievances, the most important of which is the emancipation of women. In the speeches of Khomeini and the writings of other Fundamentalists, that outranks all other grievances by far.
In his new book, Lewis goes on to say:
As a close watcher of both events and discourse in the Muslim world, I was appalled but not surprised by the events and attacks of 9/11 (2001). As the militants saw it, they had completed the first phase on the path to Muslim domination — the expulsion of the infidels and their armies from the lands of Islam. The next and final step was to carry the battle to the enemy’s homeland to inaugurate the final struggle between the true believers and the unbelievers for the mastery of the world and bring about the final universal triumph of their cause.
This brand of Muslim extremism has been on the rise for more than four decades, and it was considerably stronger on 9/11/2012 than it was on 9/11/2001 — as witness the recent installation of an Islamist state in Egypt — the largest country in the Middle East and, for many, many years, one of the most westernized and moderate.
Enter Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, the slain
Enter — we may say — and quick exit, as far as having any impact on the Nov. 6 election.
On Sept 14, Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden went to Andrews Air Force Base to be there to be part of the ceremonies when the coffins of the four American victims of the assault on the consulate arrived.
Later, they would all boast of the grief they felt.
In his second debate with Mitt Romney, Obama declared that he was there “greeting the caskets and grieving with the families… and that the suggestion that [he or] anyone on his team was playing politics or misleading the American people, governor, is offensive.”
Then there was the outrage (or feigned outrage) of Hillary’s “What’s the difference” tirade in her long-delayed Congressional testimony on January 24. She too backed this up with an emotional account of going to receive the coffins of co-workers.
And then there was Biden with his usual weird and oafish behavior.
At Andrews Air Force base, all three of them managed to offend Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, the slain former SEAL.
Later, on Fox News, Charles Woods told Glenn Beck that Obama “would not look me in the eye” and seemed to have “no remorse.”
He said he was stunned when Hillary told him that she would make sure that the person who made the video “The Innocence of Muslims” would be arrested and prosecuted. “She had to know she was not telling the truth,” Woods said.
And, finally, and most embarrassingly, there were Biden’s comments — “made in an extremely loud and boisterous voice” — who said, among other things, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”
Said Mr. Woods:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online