From Patriot Action Network:
In the event Muslims take to the streets in over 30 countries as they did this past week to engage in various degrees of anti-Western violence, something important is under way. Listed below are the reflections on what this might mean:
By trying to tell America what it can and cannot be say about Islam, Khomeini is looking to impose Islamic law, or Shariah, on it. The recent days of violence has mostly taken the form of demonstrations and violence against the West’s diplomatic, commercial and educational buildings in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Sudan, Syria (including the American-backed rebels), Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen as well as in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. So far, about 13 people have lost their lives. Recalling Khomeini, the Iranian and Egyptian governments both want to get their hands on the filmmakers of “Innocence of Muslims,” a film on YouTube they’re blaming for the violence.
Anti-Islamic provocations have proliferated:
Mr. Rushdie had no idea what he was getting him self into, as he said this week. Others, such as the American soldiers who burned Korans in Afghanistan in early 2012, unknowingly set off Islamist protests. But the activities of Florida pastor Terry Jones and the group behind “Innocence of Muslims,” as well as anti-Islamic groups in Canada and Spain, overtly want to anger Muslims. Which I ask, have Islamists and anti-Islam activists developed a symbiotic relationship in which the one likes angering the other?
Individuals hold government hostage:
When Mr. Jones spoke of burning copies of the Koran in 2010, he received calls from no less than the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, the secretaries of defense and state, the attorney general and the president of the United States, all pleading with him to desist. Last week, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff picked up the phone to chat with him. Never before could random individuals drive policy like this. French humorist Jean-Jacques Sempe drew a cartoon in 1989 capturing this reversal: As Mr. Rushdie is working furiously on his typewriter under the gaze of the 15 policemen guarding him from Islamist, one Bobby yells into his walkie-talkie, “Close the airports! He wants to write Volume Two!” While Mr. Rushdie never wrote a Volume 2, Mr. Jones returns repeatedly to the limelight.
A growing separation of civilizations:
The famous clash of civilizations does not exist; in fact, a separation of civilizations is under way. It takes many forms, from Muslim-only enclaves in the West to matrimony, economics, education, culture, media, entertainment, travel, websites and even timekeeping. How many tourists, for example, will sun themselves on Tunisian beaches or explore Egyptian antiquities anytime soon?
“Obama, we love Osama”:
That’s what a crowd in downtown Sydney, Australia, chanted. Meanwhile Afghan, Indian and Pakistani Islamists burned President Obama in effigy. Such hatred of Mr. Obama is the more remarkable given Mr. Obama’s many childhood connections to Islam, his 2007 prediction that his presidency would witness a major improvement in relations with Muslims, his strenuous efforts to win over Muslim opinion on becoming president and the initially favorable Muslim reaction to him. In fact, his standing has plunged to the point that he is as unpopular or more so than George W. Bush.
Ultimately it means one move: the press for the Caliphate itself to be restored. That is the long strive for the final goal of the radicals and the extremists. With Obama in office, they have their best chance for this to occur.
The Marxist Democrats have managed to get a “Former Muslim” in the White House. The Democrats have teamed up with the Muslim Islamist to destroy America and the Western World. Muslims and Marxists Democrats both hate American Freedom. The enemy of my enemy is my Friend. Destruction of the West is the ultimate goal and neither group, Democrat or Muslim cares how they get there.