Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Monday, February 27, 2006

Daily Rant

For most of us September 11, 2001 came as a complete surprise. It was unimaginable to think that the U.S. could be attacked and in the days and weeks that followed it was even more unimaginable that those who attacked us had been living among us for so long, some here legally and some illegally, but all with the secret intention of killing us. But, what if we had known there were people among us who wished to kill us and overthrow our very way of life? Well, that is the very question that Britain must now face.
A recent survey published in the British paper the Sunday Telegraph reports that 40% of Britain’s estimated 2 million Muslims want Islamic law, known as Shariah, introduced to their country. And the survey also found that 20% of those Muslims surveyed sympathized with the “feelings and motives” of the Muslim suicide bombers who killed 52 people in four attacks on the underground subways and a bus in London on July 7, 2005. But, the study takes solace in the fact that 91% of British Muslims still say “they feel loyal to Britain.” But, that means that nearly 200,000 Muslims in Britain do not feel loyal to their own country and 40% “sympathize” with the terrorist attacks that occurred in London this past summer. How can anyone in Britain sleep at night knowing that tomorrow they too could be killed in another terrorist attack?
What if these percentages were the same in the U.S.? I have read estimates that show there are as many as 5.4 million Muslims in the U.S. Is it possible that only 91% of them feel loyal to the United States? Is it possible that there are right now 540,000 Muslims in the U.S. who are not loyal to this country? And are there Muslims in this country who “sympathize” with the “feelings and motives” of the 9/11 hijackers?
I don’t believe that the numbers in the U.S. are as high as they are in Britain. I would even go as far as to say that we might have a 100th of the problem that is facing Britain as the U.S. has been a haven for those who seek to escape the totalitarian rule of radical Islamic governments. But, even if 99.9% of all Muslims in the U.S. feel loyal to America, how are you going to sleep tonight?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm more worried that after I read this this morning, I read how W wants to scale back the National if there were a budding problem, we'd have fewer people to handle it. That is something that actually makes me a little concerned. What is he thinking lately? It all seems like some misplaced bravado that could easily backfire.

Tue Feb 28, 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

I remind you of one thing. In 2004 every poll showed that in a Presidential election between George W. Bush and (blank), blank won. In fact, polls showed the only candidate that Bush could beat was John Kerry.
Kerry made Democrats long for the days of Al Gore.

Tue Feb 28, 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That aside, he still is making some odd choices lately, that seem to fly in the face of earlier decisions.

Wed Mar 01, 05:22:00 AM  

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