Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nailed it!

Writing in this morning's Tennessean, local guy Vijay Kumar nails other local guy, Rev. Kenneth Locke in a column titled "'Secular Islam' is a Contradiction in Terms." The good Reverend wrote a column last week reflecting on a trip he made to Turkey courtesy of a local Islamic outreach group. The gist of his observations was that Islam and Democracy co-exist just fine in lovely old Turkey. Kumar takes the Rev to task:

Turkey is secular in spite of Islam, not because of it. Turkey's powerful military is what keeps it secular.
Exactamundo! And they have a hard time keeping the lid on it, just look at the protests that occurred around the last election two years ago. Kumar continues:

Turkey wants to be secular now because it benefits its people. It wants full membership in the European Union so that it can export surplus Turkish population to Europe and the Americas.

Exactly - they have enough sane people in the country that don't want to go down the Iranian path and take a country that is progressing towards modernity back to the 5th Century so they would be isolated from the rest of Europe. Here's the kicker, and ALL Americans should read this and think hard about our immigration policy:

The hard fact that Locke attempts to waltz around is that Islam cannot assimilate into American society for the very simple reason that the Quran is the antithesis of the U.S. Constitution.

The U.S. Constitution is of the people, by the people and for the people. Americans delegate power to the government to manage their affairs. In stark contrast, the Quran is considered by its adherents to be the literal world of Allah, the Arabic God, and the final arbiter of the law and the affairs of man. Muslims are slaves of Allah, whereas America was founded as a haven and harbor for free and independent people.

The Quran is simply incompatible with the Constitution; therefore, the assimilation of Islam into American society, in the long run, is highly unlikely if not categorically impossible.

Now all you diversificators out there who want to believe that everyone can just get along and that "diversity is our strength," take heed. There are some folks who do not want to be part of your diversity - they want to convert you, subjugate you and if you don't like it...they want you dead. I love how it takes a native of India to appreciate what we have going for us here and to call out the silliness of accommodation.

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