Since the quote is unattributed, consider it my opinion, which is why this is in the FR "opinion" category.
If you wire your house and ignore all the codes and rules and end up with a fire trap, and I say, look out old man you're going to kill yourself...
And you say "prove it!", do you see the stupidity inherent in your question?
Unfortunately, in this case, since the safety and well being of every American is at stake, convincing a senile old man by allowing things to play out is not a rational option.
Some Dare to Speak about Islam as It Is.
Your Opinion/Questions Editorial Keywords: POLITICALLY CORRECT TERROR
Source: World News Daily, From the Las Vegas Review Journal
Published: 9/27/01 Author: WND
Posted on 09/28/2001 07:32:24 PDT by Francohio
But as Mideast expert Daniel Pipes wrote this week,
"The president dismissed al-Qaida's version of Islam as a repudiated 'fringe form of Islamic extremism.'
Hardly. Muslims on the streets of many places Pakistan and Gaza in particular are fervently rallying to the defense of al-Qaida's vision of Islam.
Likewise, the president's calling the terrorists 'traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam' implies that other Muslims see them as apostates, which is simply wrong.
Al-Qaida enjoys wide popularity the very best the U.S. government can hope for is a measure of Muslim neutrality and apathy."
Although without question there are millions of peaceful, tolerant and decent Muslims, what we're talking about here is a particular brand of Islam -- a rapidly expanding one at that -- often called "Islamism." Like communism and Nazism, it is a brutal, coercive utopian movement bent on nothing less than total world domination.
It's what President Bush described, in his excellent Sept. 20 speech to the nation, as heir "of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century ... they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and totalitarianism." Yes, the president, to his credit, characterized the enemy correctly, albeit briefly and incompletely. But he gave no sense of the size of the enemy.
Take a deep breath. Of the world's approximately 1.2 billion Muslims, an estimated 10 to 15 percent are of the militant "Islamist" strain. Do the math that's well over 100 million human beings who, to a greater or lesser degree, are caught up with what amounts to the world's most dangerous cult.
Paul Marshall, senior fellow at the Center for Religious Freedom at Freedom House, told this writer that right now perhaps eight to 10 governments are "scared of being toppled" if they stand up to the Islamic "jihad" against the West. Citing Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Jordan, Indonesia and other potential "coalition" members, Marshall said such states "are afraid their country could be destabilized if they support the West too much, which shows that opposition to American action is not simply from a few hundred people."