Monday, October 08, 2007


It is frightening to see the lack of knowledge in our government when it comes to Islam. I have had the pleasure of interviewing a number of experts on my radio show, not the least of which is Brigitte Gabriel. On one occasion I interviewed her after she had appeared before a high level government committee, only to find out that none of them had ever looked at, studied or researched the Koran. These were politicians in power who were supposed to be making decisions on our security and they had no knowledge of the movement that seeks to overtake their own country. Along those same lines, our President was interviewed Friday on a Middle Eastern media outlet and he said the following;

"Well, first of all, I believe in an Almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That's what I believe. I believe that Islam is a great religion that preaches peace. And I believe people who murder the innocent to achieve political objectives aren't religious people, whether they be a Christian who does that – we had a person blow up our – blow up a federal building in Oklahoma City who professed to be a Christian, but that's not a Christian act to kill innocent people.
And I just simply don't subscribe to the idea that murdering innocent men, women and children – particularly Muslim men, women and children in the Middle East – is an act of somebody who is a religious person."

This is either a man who is knowingly lying for strategic advantage or a man who is incredibly mis-informed. How he can make the statement, " I believe that Islam is a great religion that preaches peace", is beyond me. Islam has the goal of conquering the world in the name of their prophet Mohamed and Allah. It sees non Muslims as people to be converted or destroyed. To deny that is to display incredible ignorance that calls into question the ability to lead and govern in times like these. While Evangelical leaders like Richard Land and Gary Bauer are quick to point out that we did not elect a theologian in chief, they would also do well to remember that theology better be understood quickly or we all are in trouble. Let us hope that whomever assumes the Presidency in 2008 has a better understanding of the world we live in and the enemy we face!

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