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Should America Feel Safer Today?

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Submitted by Jim Middagh (United States), Sep 11, 2011 at 14:37

Should America feel safer today?

Even though there appears today to be a much broader based American awareness of the Islamist threat, It is all too likely that way too many average Americans are motivated to thought or action only by the latest news flash or headline. Apologists for the perversion of Islam from the highest level of government to our apathetic neighbors have a message that attempts to obscure or even eliminate the threat.

The Islamist goal for America has not changed and is not likely to ever change. America is safer only when it recognizes, each and every day, that Islamic goals are unchanged and are certainly inimical to American interests. Eventually, they will shift their emphasis from the streets of our cities to our halls of government. Actually, it is somewhat surprising that they have wasted so much time and effort on violence when our government is so willing to accommodate them with legislative and regulatory ambivalence. We have had to deal with violent thugs motivated by medieval ignorance; Heaven help up when they send in the lawyers and politicians.

The real threat from Islam is apathy and acceptance by the American people. Calls for "interfaith dialogue", acceptance of Muslim ways and thought, and tolerance of the insidious application of various tenets of Sharia law in new legislation do more damage than suicide bombers ever could. Is America safer today? Probably not; America and its constitution are still very much in danger and it is sad that it takes the loss of thousands of American lives to make the point.

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