Durbin is wrong about Muslim rights
In the wake of Rep. Peter King’s largely toothless hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin is now scheduling Senate hearings on “Muslim rights.” According to the Washington Times, Durbin claims that “there has been a spike in anti-Muslim bigotry in the last year that demands closer attention.”
The Times also noted that “in 2009, the latest FBI statistics available, anti-Islamic hate crimes accounted for 9.3 percent of the 1,376 religiously motivated hate crimes recorded. That’s far less than the 70.1 percent that were anti-Jewish.”
“Our Constitution protects the free exercise of religion for all Americans,” Durbin said. “During the course of our history, many religions have faced intolerance. It is important for our generation to renew our founding charter’s commitment to religious diversity and to protect the liberties guaranteed by our Bill of Rights.”
But all that is off the real point. Muslims are freer in this country than in any other country in the world, and frankly, no one gives a fig what they worship. The problem arose when thousands were slaughtered in the name of Allah and for the glory of jihad.
We are entitled to our lives, Mr. Durbin. We are entitled to our security, Mr. Durbin. We are entitled to keep our babies safe, Mr. Durbin.
That is all.
Frankly, I might agree with a hearing on “Muslim rights” if it addressed the increasing surrender of secular law to Islamic law, and the assertion of Islamic supremacy over the rights of all others. We need hearings on the Florida circuit court judge who just ruled that a case be decided according to Sharia law. We need hearings on the special rights being afforded Muslims at the expense of everyone else. We need hearings on the Obama Justice Department’s suing a school district for not allowing a Muslim woman to take nearly three weeks off during the school year to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
We need hearings on taxpayer dollars being used to fund Islamic finance (thereby funding jihad and prohibition on whole American business sectors). We need hearings on the violation of the separation of mosque and state in the public schools, in the workplace, in the courtroom and in foreign policy. We need hearings on the violation of the Constitution in regards to Muslims — no longer are equal rights sufficient, now it’s special rights for a very extra special class, Muslims.
But no, these hearings will be an attack on free speech and the few, the brave who speak candidly about Islamic jihad and the hundreds of thousands who have been slaughtered in jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements.
This useful idiot, Dick Durbin, wants to use your taxpayer dollars to make sure that Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki, Nihad Awad, Ibrahim Hooper, Sheik Qaradawi and the hundreds of other Muslim Brotherhood individuals and groups achieve their goal unmolested, and that nothing stands in the way of that stated goal: “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house.”
“Watch for this to be an orgy of Muslim claims of victimhood and demonization of freedom fighters trying to defend Constitutional freedoms against Islamic supremacism,” said Islam expert Robert Spencer.
Ironically, just as Durbin announced his hearings, radical Muslims bombed a bus in Jerusalem, killing at least one person and injuring dozens. Last weekend the Fogel family, now this. I look forward to the day that Israel and America sheds their shameful cloak of dhimmitude and respond in kind, and then some.
So let Durbin hold his hearings, and then we can hold our own hearings. And bring a parade of reliable witnesses like Wafa Sultan, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, Simon Deng, witnesses to the Fort Hood jihad murders, witnesses to the Christmas Underwear Bomber jihad attack on a plane in Detroit, witnesses to the failed jihad bombing in Times Square, compatriots of jihad plotter Najibullah Zazi, hundreds of victims of jihad attacks in the U.S. and elsewhere — and finally, yes, finally educate the American people about abrogation and Islamic jihad. Let’s do it.
Pamela Geller is the founder, editor, and publisher of the widely popular and award-winning website www.AtlasShrugs.com.