Something I Should Have Done Long Ago…

Filed in Politics, ReligionTags: Republicans, War on Terror

Now is as good a time as any.

Given that, at least for now, I am throwing my support behind the yet-to-officially-announce Fred Thompson, and more importantly, given the following statement by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice before the Senate Appropriations committee (5/12/2005):

Mr. Chairman, before I begin my actual testimony, I want to speak directly to Muslims in America and throughout the world. Disrespect for the Holy Koran is not now, nor has it ever been, nor will it ever be, tolerated by the United States. We honor the sacred books of all the world's great religions. Disrespect for the Holy Koran is abhorrent to us all.

I am officially renouncing any support for Ms. Rice, for any elected office. CondiBlogs (which appears to be defunct now, anyway) is no longer linked from this site.

With all due respect, the United States is governed by the Constitution, the First Amendment to which protects the most basic and fundamental rights of a free society: the right to free speech, political expression, and practice of religion. Therefore, this most fundamental freedom of our society demands that the United States tolerate disrespect for the Koran - or, any other statement of political, social, philosophical, or religious belief.

Besides, the ideas espoused by the "holy" Koran are themselves disrespectful (of Jews, Christians, polythiests, and all other "infidels" who do not submit to Islam), abhorrent (killing and enslaving innocent women and children, forcible marriage and rape of women, dismemberment, beheading and torture of infidels, etc.), and entirely unacceptable in a free society.

If Ms. Secretary cannot understand these truths, I cannot support her, in any capacity.

Stanislav Shmulevich Koran Hate Crime Case Beginning to go Viral

Filed in Politics, Religion, Social IssuesTags: War on Terror

The Stanislav Shmulevich story I discussed yesterday is beginning to go viral.

LGF updates with a report that Phil Orenstein of Democracy Project is getting involved, and also that many lawyers are lining up to help with the defense.

The mainline blogosphere is taking notice, as Michelle Malkin, Allah Pundit (who agrees with my legal analysis that the felony charges are baseless), Neal boortz, and others are beginning to weigh in.

More blog reactions: Infidel Terrorist, Side Effects May Vary, Jihad Watch.

Why is this case important? Consider that Omar Ahmed, the chairman of the board of CAIR - the group behind the escalation of the valdalism to the level of a hate crime - spoke the following (H/T Halal Pig) [emphasis added]:

"Those who stay in America should be open to society without melting, keeping Mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam. If you choose to live here, you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam ... Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."

This statement represents the true intent of CAIR, MSA student groups at college campuses across the country, and Islam as a whole. Islam is not merely a religion (if it can even be called that); it is a fascist socio-political movement, the goal of which is world domination and subjugation to Islamic law. We must stand together against Islam's goals of conquest, or we will all fall together - and the Land of the Free will be no longer.