They both look like regular, nice guys eh? BUT!
Check out Bert's bio:
Bert is intelligent but also grumpy, boring, and easily frustrated. He enjoys dull activities such as paper clip and bottle cap collecting, cooking oatmeal and watching pigeons.And then we have Ahmad Abed-Al-Afo Al-Qawasmi:
Ahmad grew up in a family that taught him the morals and ethics of Islam. He was very obedient to his parents. His hobbies included swimming, weight-lifting, and horse-back riding.... On 31-08-2004, Ahmad and [co-martyr] Nasim Al-Jabari entered two Zionist buses and blew up the two buses.[UPDATE: the link for alqassam.com is broken, but Google has graciously cached it]
Does anybody really think these people can be reasoned with?
Australia is among the first of Western nations to get things into perspective:
Anyone wanting to live under Islamic law (shari'a) might feel more comfortable living in countries where it is applied, such as Saudi Arabia or Iran, federal Treasurer Peter Costello said in an address to the Sydney Institute, a think tank.This is a far cry from racism or racial profiling. This is pointing out that some cultures are incompatible. We can be charitable and polite all we like, but at some point we need to smarten up and realize the threat that the Islamist surge presents to freedom.
In a pledge of allegiance, immigrants taking on Australian citizenship declare: "I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people, whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect and whose laws I will uphold and obey."
Costello said that anyone "who does not acknowledge the supremacy of civil law laid down by democratic processes cannot truthfully take the pledge of allegiance. As such they do not meet the pre-condition for citizenship."
Any Muslim planning to immigrate to Australia should first consider its values.
"Before becoming an Australian you will be asked to subscribe to certain values. If you have strong objection to those values, don't come to Australia."
Sure, war is hell, and should be avoided as much as possible. But unlike the tango, war doesn't require the participation of both parties. Those wars fought against an undefending party are known as short wars, although we usually don't hear about them because the people that are subdued are completely wiped out, including their media outlets. Historically, when we finally rise up and fight back, it has often been nearly too late. Winston Churchill observed this in a speech to the British House of Commons, Aug 20, 1940, when WWII was less than a year old. Although every point was followed up with "but we're catching up" retorts, he noted:
- We have seen great countries with powerful armies dashed out of coherent existence in a few weeks. We have seen the
and the renowned French Army beaten into complete and total submission.... French Republic
- The trustful Dutch overwhelmed; their beloved and respected Sovereign driven into exile; the peaceful city of
the scene of a massacre as hideous and brutal as anything in the Thirty Years' War. Rotterdam
- Belgium invaded and beaten down; our own fine Expeditionary Force, which King Leopold called to his rescue, cut off and almost captured, escaping as it seemed only by a miracle and with the loss of all its equipment
- the whole Western seaboard of Europe from the North Cape to the Spanish frontier in German hands
- all the ports, all the air-fields on this immense front, employed against us as potential springboards of invasion
- German air power, numerically so far outstripping ours, has been brought so close to our
Islandthat what we used to dread greatly has come to pass and the hostile bombers not only reach our shores in a few minutes and from many directions, but can be escorted by their fighting aircraft.
If, as a society, we do not rise up against this rabid camel that is our generation's Naziism and beat it down, in a few generations the children of the West will watch TV and see Bert, wearing an unusually bulky vest, inconspicuously board a Zionist bus. With co-martyr Ernie.
Is that too bizarre to picture? That's how incompatible Sharia Law is with Western democracy. This hemisphere ain't big enough for the both of us.
It's time for the peaceful Muslims we always hear about to realize this too.
h/t SDA, Uncle Meat