Skip to comments.Listen to Zarqawi: Our enemies do hate freedom. (agrees with Bush's view)
Posted on 01/26/2005 8:21:24 PM PST by baseball_fan
...Washington Post's Richard Cohen wrote, "As the late Susan Sontag bravely pointed out in a New Yorker essay published right after Sept. 11, 2001, those terrorist attacks were in response to American policy in the Middle East not, as Bush has said repeatedly since, because Islamic radicals cannot abide freedom."
Patrick Buchanan allegedly on the other side of the ideological spectrum has declared countless times, "Osama bin Laden and his crew up there in Tora Bora did not stumble on a copy of the Bill of Rights and go berserk that Americans are free in the United States."
the notion that America is in a war for freedom over tyranny has elicited bipartisan snickering and guffawing snip
before the cackles could reach their crescendo, the naysayers hit an inconvenient snag. Musab al-Zarqawi, the "prince" of al Qaeda in Iraq, appointed by Osama Bin Laden, came out and agreed with President Bush. "We have declared a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy and those who follow this wrong ideology," Zarqawi declared in a statement. "Democracy is also based on the right to choose your religion," he said, and that is "against the rule of God." snip
Zarqawi's declaration came after a statement by bin Laden himself in December..: "Anyone who participates in these elections has committed apostasy against Allah."
Now, this doesn't mean that bin Laden and Zarqawi aren't motivated by less lofty or merely different principles than an Islamist rejection of democracy
But underlying these gripes
remains an ideology opposed to freedom and democracy.
intellectual founder of Islamism, Sayyid Qutb, wrote in 1957: "In the world there is only one party, the party of Allah; all of the others are parties of Satan and rebellion.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Let's hope for an adroit choice...
It's the religion stupid.....(not directed at your good self obviously)
It is no wonder that this radical militant interpretation of Islam has held back a whole people and region. If they can get this off their back, a new golden age for Islam that was once known for its science, knowledge and civilization may emerge.
What "Holy" War? (Remember way back when Pres. Bush said those terribly Politically incorrect words and got blasted for it?)