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Islamophobes Of The
World Unite – You Have Nothing To Save But Your Heads!
By Don Feder
We Islamaphobes are truly a loathsome lot – sowing dissention and
hatred wherever we go. But Peter Burr, M.D., recently elected chair of the
Williamson County, TN. Democratic Party, is on our case.
Last week, Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch parliament and a
trenchant critic of Islam, spoke at two events in Nashville.
In a commentary in the Tennessean (“Outside Agitators Should Not
Define American Values”) Burr excoriated Wilders in language Democrats usually
reserve for the Tea Parties and the Boy Scouts of America. Anyway, I thought
“outside agitators” became passé with Spiro Agnew’s departure from the national
“When did hatred of other races and religious faiths become a
‘traditional value’ in America?” Burr plaintively inquired. Wilders is a “Sharia
scaremonger” who’s on a “crusade to save white, Christian culture from the
infidel,” the doc charges. Did they teach biology when Burr went to med school?
Someone needs to tell him that Islam is a religion – not a race – whose
adherents (as well as its critics) come in a variety of colors and sizes.
The retired physician proceeded to provide a lesson in democracy and
tolerance: “Our Constitution says all men are created equal. (It’s
unsurprising that a Democrat wouldn’t know the difference between the
Constitution and Declaration of Independence.) Moreover, spiritually, we are
all God’s children” – the last proclaimed to strains of kumbaya.
“In reality (it’s always droll when a Democrat talks about reality),
there are a tiny number of people (infinitesimal, actually) worldwide who
have embraced a radical theology and represent a threat to our democracy and
Constitution. Some are Muslim. Some are of other faiths, including
Christianity,” Burr assured readers
I only wish there was a way to stop Judeo-Christian terrorists from
hijacking airplanes and flying them into buildings and beheading hostages.
Burr suffers from Rosie Syndrome. On a segment of “The View’ in 2006,
in discussing 9/11, terrorism expert Rosie O’Donnell opined, “Radical
Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America
where we have separation of church and state.” Clearly, advocating public
display of the Ten Commandments is on par with committing mass murder.
That Muslims are maligned and persecuted by a vast anti-Islam
conspiracy has become an article of faith for the left.
In April, at a terrorism hearing of the New York Legislature, Brooklyn
Democratic Senator Eric Adams, waving a copy of the Koran, accused Committee
Chairman Republican Senator Gregory R. Ball of bringing “hate and poison” into
the hearings by asking Nonie Darwish to testify. Darwish is the author of “Now
They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on
Apparently, Adams understands the Koran far better than Egyptian-born
Darwish, an ex-Moslem who’s read it in the original Arabic.
According to tolerance-mongers, we Islamophobes are bigotry
personified: slandering a gentle creed and stigmatizing the faithful – heedless
of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence or Articles of Confederation.
Perhaps, but let me tell you what we don’t do: We don’t murder NEA-donors
in response to “Piss Christ.” We don’t attempt to storm the cockpit of a 747
shouting “Jesus loves you!” or “Hear ‘O Israel.” There are no recorded cases of
Baptist preachers arrested for funding foreign terrorists. Rabbis aren’t nabbed
for conspiring to blow up anyone’s house of worship. We don’t gang-rape
reporters because we believe God has given us leave to vent our lust on infidel
women. We don’t kill our daughters for wearing tight jeans and smoking. Oh, and
Christian mobs don’t murder members of other faiths for real or imagined
Not so for devotees of the religion of rest-in-peace. The following all
transpired in the past three weeks:
|• Shouting “Allahu akbar’ at
the top of his lungs 30 times, a Yemeni man rushed the cockpit door
of American Airlines Flight 1561. It took at least four men to
restrain and subdue him. Last Wednesday, a San Francisco judge
denied bail to Rageh Ahmed Mohammed al-Murisi. The Christmas day
underwear bomber, the British-born Muslims who plotted to bring down
several trans-Atlantic flights in 2006 – not to mention the 9/11
hijackers. Is it not passing strange that all are/were Muslims? Must
be a coincidence. To suggest otherwise would be hateful and
• In New York City, Ahmed Ferhani and Mohammad Mamdouh were
arraigned on charges of conspiring to blow up a Manhattan synagogue
and the Empire State Building (because it looked Jewish?). According
to the indictment, the Algerian and Moroccan bought three
semi-automatic handguns, a grenade and 100 rounds of ammo from
undercover police officers. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly
said Ferhani and Mamdouh had expressed a keen interest in killing
Jews. If the incident is brought up at a terrorism hearing of the
New York legislature, I hope no one alludes to their religion, for
that would be hateful and poisonous. Commenting on the case,
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., said Ferhani “was
committed to violent jihad and his plans became bigger and more
violent with each passing week.” Apparently, Vance didn’t get the
White House/DHS memo that “jihad” (violent or otherwise) is never to
be used in the same sentence as “terrorism,” which would imply a
Koranic connection to the slaughter of innocents.
• In South Florida, six men were indicted on charges of providing
financial and material support to the Pakistani Taliban. FOX News
reported the defendants were charged with subsidizing “a conspiracy
to murder, maim and kidnap persons overseas.” The six included Hafiz
Khan, imam at Miami’s Flagler Mosque, and his son, Izhar Khan, imam
of the Jamaat al-Mu’mineen Mosque in Margate Florida. Said imams
(along with a few hundred million others in Saudi Arabia, Gaza,
Iraq, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and other istans, etc.) are
“part of a tiny number of people worldwide who have embraced a
radical theology.” What was it John Adams said about facts being
stubborn things? Not for Democrats!
• In Cairo, seekers after democracy and human rights set fire to
two churches. In the latest spasm of violence against Coptic
Christians, 12 were killed and over 200 injured. It was alleged the
churches were harboring a Christian woman who had converted to Islam
but wanted to resume her former faith – a capital offense in Muslim
countries. (Whacking apostates is a practice widely defended by
Moslem authorities in the United States.) The case was concocted,
but, no matter, there’s always an excuse: a Christian man is trying
to date a Muslim woman, or a Christian woman crossed the street in
front of a group of Muslim men at prayer, or medical missionaries
were trying to convert Muslims, or Christians are using the blood of
Muslim children to bake baklava. I don’t recall the supposed
provocation that led to the January 1st bombing of a Coptic church
in Alexandria, in which 23 Copts were murdered. On the bright side,
at least the murder and mayhem aren’t the work of outside agitators.
In Muslim countries, there’s never a shortage of homegrown
demagogues demanding infidel blood.
• In Nigeria’s Bauchi State, Muslims attacked several Christian
homes in the village of Krum, killing 17, including the wife and
three children of a pastor. Anti-Christian violence has escalated
since a number of northern Nigerian states adopted Sharia law. (Is
reporting this another example of what Dr. Burr would call Sharia
scaremongering?) Since the Christian incumbent defeated his Muslim
opponent in Nigeria’s April 16 presidential election, upwards of
40,000 Christians have been displaced by violence.
• In Italy, Pakistani immigrant Mohammed Saleem, who claimed he
was “saving the family’s honor,” slit his daughter Hina’s throat 28
times. With the help of his extended family, Saleem buried his
daughter’s body in his backyard. “I didn’t want to kill her. I
wanted her to come back home,” Saleem says. (“She ran into my knife
with her throat – she ran into it 28 times.”). The brazen hussy
refused an arranged marriage, smoked and took up with an Italian
boyfriend. For Muslims who move to civilized climes, it was an old
story – “How ya gonna keep ‘em back in a burkah after they’ve seen
Gucci?” The United Nations estimates that, worldwide, there may be
as many as 5,000 “honor-killings” a year. It’s believed over 90%
involve Muslims – who clearly misunderstand the tenets of their
• Closer to home, in Warren, Michigan, Muslim immigrant Rahim
Alfetlawi was charged with the murder of his 20-year-old
stepdaughter, Jessica Mokedad, another runaway slave. Living with
her grandmother, Jessica said that for the first time in her life
she had friends and freedom. For this, her stepfather shot her to
death. Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, citadel of Sunni orthodoxy, says
one may not retaliate against “a mother or father (or their fathers
or mothers) for killing their offspring or offspring’s offspring.”
Sorry, Partner, but it’s the law of the Sharia.
Geert Wilders is one gutsy guy. The Dutch M.P., leader of the
nation’s third largest party, travels with bodyguards and never sleeps in the
same house two nights in a row.
According to a commentary in the Canadian National Post, “The
real Geert Wilders speaks softly and thoughtfully. It turns out that he’s
traveled to dozens of Muslim nations. He knows more about the Islamic faith and
what it means to ordinary people than do most of Islam’s most ardent Western
Wilders believes that while there are moderate Muslims, there is no
moderate Islam. In this, he echoes Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan:
“There is not moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam, and that’s it.”
In one of his Nashville appearances, at the Cornerstone Church, Wilders
warned: “Islam is dangerous. Islam wants to establish a (religious) state
on earth, ruled by Islamic Sharia law. Islam aims for the submission, whether by
persuasion, intimidation or violence, of all non-Muslims, including Christians.”
Wilders told Tennesseans he came with a message: “Islam is at your
gate. Do not make the mistake which Europe made. Do not allow Islam to gain a
If Islam is at our gate, Dr. Burr and his cohorts are standing just
outside the gate, with their heads embedded firmly in the sand.
Don Feder is a former Boston Herald writer who is now a political/communications consultant. He also maintains his own website, DonFeder.com.