Feb 16 2014
This comes from the very far left wingnut website, ‘SLATE,’ so the bias against these politicians in the following article is totally predictable.
SLATE By William Saletan Yesterday I wrote about the danger of demonizing Muslims. I cited remarks from several Republican politicians who argued a couple of years ago that no mosque should be allowed near the site of the 9/11 attack in New York.
Today I looked at a speech given last night in California by Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. Jindal’s speech raised a problematic theme: the idea of a war between Islam and Christianity. Here’s what he said:
In nation after nation, Christians are being slaughtered by radical Islamists for their beliefs. … Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote that “The cross is laid on every Christian. It begins with the call to abandon the attachments of this world. … When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.” And today, around the world, many Christians are living out that calling. That is a shooting war over religion, not a silent one.
In targeting Islam, Jindal is hardly alone. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, another likely Republican candidate for president, asserted two years ago that “Sharia law is an enormous problem.” And last fall, a third likely candidate, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, told an overwhelmingly Christian audience at the Values Voters Summit:
Today I want to tell you about a war the mainstream media is ignoring. From Boston to Zanzibar, there is a worldwide war on Christianity.
Ever since 9/11, commentators have tried to avoid pointing fingers at Islam. While it is fair to point out that most Muslims are not committed to violence against Christians, this is not the whole truth and we should not let political correctness stand in the way of the truth. …
We send billions of dollars a year to Pakistan and Egypt. We helped put new Islamic regimes in place in Afghanistan and Iraq. President Obama now sends arms to Islamic Rebels in Syria. In Egypt the al-Qaedamob attacked our embassy and burned our flag. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough.