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Reader comment on item: No Islamic Law in Minnesota, for Now
in response to reader comment: Who is stirring up the drivers?

Submitted by James Vesce (United States), Oct 18, 2006 at 16:12

It isn't news when Islamists try imposing Islamic law, or requiring that their fussy Islamist whims are accommodated, in their adopted non-Muslim lands. That's what they all do, at some point or another, and doing so is required by the Quran and by Islamic law. That's the quiet pathway towards Islamizing a non-Muslim country. We've learned to recognize the patterns by describing how they've already done it all over Europe (except Finland, apparently). If you've read "While Europe Slept" by Bruce Bawer, or "Menace in Europe" by Claire Berlinski, you already know how "stealth jihad" is accomplished.

Dan Pipes alerts us that this is another instance of Islamists trying to slip another small, but nonetheless legislated, accommodation to Islam into our national cultural fabric. A little accomodation here about alcohol in cabs, and one over there about school prayer breaks, and another one about female student attire, and another about gender segregation in classrooms, and another about Arabic language and Quranic studies in public schools, and pretty soon our culture would be Islamized. At that point, we might as well live in the Netherlands or Sweden or Denmark.

Mr. Halper clarifies a most important point by recognizing that it's news when a bunch of followers suddenly gets stirred up and raises an issue like this, because we need to know who's stirring them up. I think the answer to Mr. Halper's question about "why now?" has to do with the Islamic religious calendar.

It's wonderful that they've tipped their hand by running up a flag over this relatively trivial issue, because it's like an incriminating slip of the tongue. We now know where to look for another potential Islamist terror cell.

If they're being inspired by someone to raise this protest over alcohol in their cabs, they're going to be inspired by the same leaders to take other steps in the Islamist agenda. That's how the worker bee Muslims are inspired to engage in the riots that happen all across the world at the end of Ramadan. That's where Muslims are inspired to answer other calls to jihad that are broadcast over radio and TV, and sent out over the internet. Take note that many calls to jihad have been raised by many Islamist leaders in recent months, even in places like Somalia (which we tend to overlook in our attempts to monitor the progress of the global jihad, since we've allowed the UN to take the lead in protecting human rights in Africa, and since the liberal media spin is that Somalia isn't about Islamists taking over another African country, it's about poverty and tribalism and clan rivalries).

My take on it is that we need to infiltrate their mosques, and infiltrate their cells of Islamist radicalism, and defeat them with the same stealth they use in getting away with their evil agenda. If the government won't do it, and if we recognize that the job is so big that the government can't blanket every Islamist rat's nest in the country, then we'll have to do the job ourselves, and sound an alarm when we recognize that there's some major trouble brewing.

If they want to drive around with little green lights on their cabs, green being the adopted sacred color of Islamists, to voluntarily signal that they are Islamist cabbies, that's wonderful. I want to know who the bad guys are, especially at night. Flashing lights would make it even easier. Islamist taxi drivers are going to be the guys driving the terrorist organizers around when something bad is being done by them, and it'll be easier to find the perpetrators at night by looking for the little green blinking lights. It'll also make it easier to know which cabs I'm going to boycott.

We just have to be careful that we don't allow our legislated statutes to accommodate Islamic law or Islamist whims, because we are not an Islamic nation, and don't want to become an Islamic nation by slow erosion. At the same time, we want them to distinctively label themselves so it'll be easier for us to keep track of them.

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