Skip to comments.Thought Police Stifle Talk of Islam
Posted on 01/09/2009 8:27:05 AM PST by AJKauf
When President Roosevelt addressed Congress after Pearl Harbor, he cited Japan fifteen times in a speech of five hundred words. When President Bush did the same after 9/11, he uttered Islam or Muslim more sparingly just eleven times in a speech of three thousand words. And when Senators Obama and McCain spoke at the respective conventions and debates, asking to be entrusted with Americas security, not a single reference to Islam could be found.
Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about, noted linguist Benjamin Lee Whorf. Based on the language used by Western governments, one must conclude that they do not want anybody thinking about the fundamental role that Islam plays in the conflict with Muslim radicals. If this self-imposed straitjacket hinders discussion of a foe that wishes to subjugate the world under Sharia law, then we have little chance of knowing him. And as Sun Tzu observed, only by knowing the enemy can he be defeated.
The seeds of this silence were planted even while rescue teams picked through the smoldering wreckage of Ground Zero....
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Not exactly surprising. The PC, left-wing MSM is a given. Add to that a RINO liberal in the White House and limp-wristed “republicans” in both the House and Senate and there we are. Clearly it’s better to betray the US than get a nasty write-up in the NY Times, eh George, John, Lindsay?
Better all read this, http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/JR/Future/index.htm , while you still can!
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