The first GOP debate is history. Sadly, for those who knew little concerning the candidates positions on critical issues, not a great deal was revealed. Truth be told, one must continue to pursue the facts in order to know what each candidate believes…
Let’s take an issue that affects national security: The ideology of Islam.
How much do the candidates know about the ideology and its history? A good question that needs to be answered if we are to consider trusting them with our National Security. In my search, I came across a copy of a speech given by Carly Fiorina 2 weeks after the Islamic attacks of 9-11, while she was CEO of Hewlett-Packard. The content was beyond alarming, concerning the ignorance of history.
Now, before I am accused of slamming Ms. Fiorina…I have great respect for her Pro-Life position, and was interested in her stance on other critical issues until I was made aware of this oration.
Since Islam is a threat to our National Security, I think it’s important to at least take a few of her points and refute them, with the historical record:
Ms. Fiorina – “There was once a civilization that was the greatest in the world. It was able to create a continental super-state that stretched from ocean to ocean, and from northern climes to tropics and deserts.”
The Facts – The Ottoman Empire (1299-1922), was an Islamic Caliphate…a form of Islamic government led by a Caliph, a person considered a political and religious successor to their prophet Muhammed and a leader of the entire Muslim community (Ummah). They, like all Islamic movements since Muhammed, invaded non-Muslim lands and took land, pillaged, raped, tortured and slaughtered…all with the same goal of conquering the entire earth for Islam. They slaughtered their way through Christian Europe for 500 years…hence the reason for the Crusades (see THE CRUSADES: A Direct Response To Islam’s Bloodlust).
Ms. Fiorina – “Within its dominion lived hundreds of millions of people, of different creeds and ethnic origins. One of its languages became the universal language of much of the world, the bridge between the peoples of a hundred lands. Its armies were made up of people of many nationalities, and its military protection allowed a degree of peace and prosperity that had never been known.”
The Facts – From 1894-1923, the Ottoman Empire conducted a policy of Genocide against the Christian population living within its extensive territory. The Sultan, Abdul Hamid, first put forth an official governmental policy of genocide against the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in 1894. Systematic massacres took place in 1894-1896 when Abdul savagely killed 300,000 Armenians throughout the provinces. Massacres recurred, and in 1909 government troops killed, in the towns of Adana alone, over 20,000 Christian Armenians.
This particular falsehood of peace and prosperity and the impression that there was diversity and equality for many peoples, is appalling when we consider that we have just come upon the 100th remembrance of the Armenian Genocide, committed by the Ottoman Empire…might Ms. Fiorina like to apologize to the Armenian (also Bulgarian and Greek) Christians for her comments?
For the benefit of those Candidates that, despite the common denominator of Islam in ALL deadly terror attacks committed since 9-11, are still unable to connect the dots:
— Islam is a totalitarian system encompassing both political/governmental and religious aspects of the entire Muslim culture. NO governmental system can be above Islam (i.e. the — Quran supersedes the US Constitution). (Quran 61:9, 48:28, and 9:33)
— Islam’s holy books (Quran and Hadiths) command that all non-Muslims either convert, pay jizya (protection money) or face execution. Non-Muslims (infidels) are not permitted to be equal with Muslims. (Quran 8:39; 9:29; 9:5; 9:11; 2:193)
— Islam teaches violent Jihad against all non-Muslims (i.e. 9-11; Nidal Hasan at Ft. Hood; Chattanooga terror attack; Oklahoma beheadings, etc.) (Quran contains 164 violent verses and 109 verses that call Muslims to war with non-Muslims.)
The amount of info available on Islam, its history and practices, is enormous and accessible to anyone even slightly curious. Authors/researchers such as: Raymond Ibrahim, Robert Spencer, Andrew Bostom, Reza Kahlili & IQ al Rassooli have material (a good deal at no charge) which will give any interested party, the facts on an ideology that has a big target on America and its allies in the West.
Our vote has never been more valuable. The truth is simple: If you love America and care about our National Security…don’t cast your vote for an Islamo-idiot…they are practicing pernicious stupidity.
Shalom through strength…
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