by Michael Youssef
December 5, 2011
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True Democracy can no more take hold in Islamic soil than a rose can
grow in a glass vase…no matter how much water it contains. This is a
true statement and many Islamists know that this is a true statement.
Tell that to the politically correct segment of our society. This
segment, whether it is the mainstream media or foreign policy makers, is
afflicted with “opposite disorder” or better described as
“Islamophilia.” “What is Islamophilia?,” you ask. It is the irrational
and self-destructive desire to show how enlightened and morally superior
you are by bending over backwards to embrace the Islamic cause.
We even see rampant Islamophilia in the highest levels of the U.S.
military–and it has cost some of our brave U.S. service men and service
women their lives. We all remember the attack at Fort Hood, Texas, when
Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan entered the Soldier Readiness Center,
shouted “Allahu Akbar!” (“Allah is greater!”), then opened fire on
scores of unarmed soldiers, including a pregnant woman who later died.
By the time Major Hasan was brought down by civilian police officers
(he survived with paralyzing injuries), he had killed or mortally
wounded 13 people and left 29 others injured.
Soon after the attack, we learned that U.S. intelligence agencies had
actually monitored emails between Hasan and the radical Al-Qaeda imam
Anwar al-Awlaki. Hasan had been setting off alarms in the intelligence
community for months, but the politically correct military bureaucracy
ignored the warning signs.
Hasan, who had trained as a psychiatrist at the Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, was a frequent
disciplinary problem, yet his superior officers promoted him to the rank
of major, apparently to avoid appearing “intolerant” or “Islamophobic.”
During his residency in psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
he required extra supervision because of his extreme views.
While at Walter Reed, Hasan delivered a PowerPoint talk to a roomful
of mental health staff members. His subject was Muslims in the U.S.
military. Among the points listed in his presentation: “We [Muslims]
love death more [than] you love life!” and “Fighting to establish an
Islamic State to please God, even by force, is condoned by the Islam.”
One of Hasan’s classmates recalled that presentation: “We asked him
pointedly, ‘Nidal, do you consider Shari’a law to transcend the
Constitution of the United States?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’ We asked him if
homicidal bombers were rewarded for their acts with seventy-two virgins
in heaven and he responded, ‘I’ve done the research–yes.’ Those are
comments he made in front of the class. . . . I was astounded and went
to multiple faculty members and asked why he was even in the Army. . . .
Political correctness squelched any opportunity to confront him.”
And the political correctness continued even after Hasan killed more
than a dozen soldiers at Ford Hood. Army Chief of Staff George W. Casey,
Jr., sent a mass email to soldiers expressing his concern about a
potential “backlash against our Muslim soldiers and civilians.” Casey
went on NBC’s Meet the Press and said, “Our diversity, not only
in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this
tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
Now, that is an astonishing statement. If our “diversity” ever
becomes a “casualty,” that will be a worse loss than the real
casualties–the dead and wounded victims of the Fort Hood shooting! At
the very highest levels of our military, our leaders are so anxious to
be thought of as “tolerant” and “politically correct” that they openly
value cultural “diversity” above the lives of our fighting men and
women. That is why the military kept promoting Nidal Malik Hasan, even
though he was clearly a threat to his fellow soldiers. The military
bureaucracy bent over backwards to keep the Army from appearing to be
Islamists can never appreciate or pledge an allegiance to the
constitution or the flag, only to the Shari’a and the Caliphate. That is
why, to them, democracy is a folly or a tool to reach power. Once
there, ALL forms and trappings of secular democracy will be swept away
into the dust bin of Jihad. As a Christian who loves ALL people but not
ALL systems I pray that the mainstream media and government officials
will be cured of this deadly disease before it is too late for ALL of