Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Letter From A
Fearfully Concerned Muslim

by Salim Mansur - February 11th, 2011 - Pajamas Media

Ten years after 9/11, we, the broad public of liberal democracies, still have not fully grasped the meaning of that horror-filled morning, or understood without any apologetics or polemics the evil nature and ideology of the men who planned and executed the deed. We remain more or less preoccupied with re-litigating the debate over the decision by the Bush administration to take the war declared upon the West into the heartland of the enemy and expunge them; and instead of faulting Bush for not going far enough at home and abroad in defeating the Islamist jihadi assault on the West, for reasons that have everything to do with the nature of our corrupted polity, we have contorted ourselves to find the right mix of appeasement. From the ashes piled high at the end of the Second World War to the re-grouping that was essential to contain the Soviet Union, the passage of time was barely twenty-four months. Ten years after 9/11, the West has as leaders Obama and Cameron, Sarkozy, Berlusconi, and Merkel still clinging to the fantasy that Islamists are merely a Middle Eastern version of Milton and Locke, Tocqueville and Mill, leading the reform of the Islamic civilization that once gave us Alhambra and the Taj Mahal, Omar Khayyam and the tales from the Arabian Nights.

The fault, as Cassius reminds Brutus, is in ourselves, a decaying civilization that will be saved (if it will be) not by the snobs in Washington and New York, London and Paris, Rome and Berlin, but by our version of the unsophisticated children of truckers who are now waking up from the drug-induced stupor of their parents’ and grandparents’ generation. I have hope, the eternal hope of a fearful heart, that the West will survive and yet again gather speed, but how sad are the losses and tears that have piled up — with more to come. They could have been avoided if we, as a people, were not so irresponsible or unfaithful to our history as to place at the head of our societies leaders so unworthy and clueless as the one who so unfittingly occupies the seat of Washington and Lincoln, at the head of this great republic.

Perhaps the only people who really understand the evil that Islam represents today are the rare moderate Muslims like Mansur who admire the freedoms of Western Civilization. They cannot believe the gullibility of America and the West at our accepting the democratization of the Middle East as a good thing.

A lot of blood will be spilled, much of it American, because of the idiocy of the voters who put the socialists into power during the years of 2006 and 2008. There is no such thing as a good Democracy. That illusion is still being promoted by those who hate freedom, such as the socialists of our Democrat Party. Democracy is and always will be mob rule. The evil that comes with mob rule does not and never has gone away without a bloodbath.

We are a Republic, based on meritocracy, freedom and the rule of law. At least we used to be.


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