I am posting Rod Dreher’s very interesting article on the response of Virginia based Muslim cleric Iman Anwar al Alwaki to the actions of Nidal Hasan, 2009 front-runner nominee for Most Distinguished American Muslim, and the US military’s commitment to diversity policies despite the threat of radical Islamic societies on our own soil.
The Fort Hood shooting has left me shaking my head at yet another example of the threat of radical Islam to this country and our refusal to see the world as it is. Sometimes I think our American character is just too open, friendly and willing to accept everyone as they are in a big ‘ol group hug. We just simply can’t understand why someone who calls themselves an American would also like to harm or radically change this country.
What’s the government to do at this point? American principles cannot be violated again like they were during the Japanese internments of WWII, but we can’t also let radicalism go unchecked. It’s time for people who preach hate and violence to be called out. Our own Constitution has given us a freedom of expression that’s unheard of in oppressive areas of the world, but the irony is how far we let that freedom be used before it becomes a threat against that very same country. This is a confusing time to be an American. That’s all I’m going to say.