One can only imagine what future Americans will think when they look back at this period of our history. This scenario, of course, makes the leap of faith that the America of tomorrow will have at some point turned away from the poison that is liberalism, a scenario I have less faith in with every passing day. But let’s just say it happens. What will those Americans – now restored to a sense of history, logic, and common sense – think of the time between 9/11 and 2015?
What will they think of America’s decision to elect a man with a Muslim background only seven short years after Muslims orchestrated the worst attack on civilians in the country’s history? What will they think of the fact that Americans, shortly after waging two wars (at least) against the rise of Islamic extremism, chose to ignore the rise of its worst incarnation? What will they think of America’s willingness to bend over backwards to make Muslims feel welcome when their religion is responsible for more deaths each year than every other ideology combined?
Will they praise our open minds? Or will they regard us as fools led astray by a bankrupt blindness to what is actually happening in the world?
An Islamic Education
You can hardly judge the state of the union by what goes on in the liberal swamp of California – especially when it happens in the city of Berkeley – but what happens there all too often spreads like Ebola through the rest of the country. And it is there that Zaytuna College has become the first accredited Muslim college in the country. They have been granted accreditation to grant one degree only: a B.A. in Islamic Law and Theology. Hey, just what this country needs. Another worthless degree.
The college’s founders – Yusuf and Imam Zaid Shakir – have been praised for their fight against Islam’s extreme wing. But they have also expressed support for changing the fabric of America through persuasion. Shakir told The New York Times almost a decade ago that he envisions America one day being a Muslim country governed by Sharia law. This, mind you, is one of the “moderates” we hear so much about.
We respect freedom of religion in this country, and we have the same respect for free speech. But this country wasn’t just founded on the Bill of Rights. It was also founded on common sense.
Do you want to see our country ruled by Sharia law in fifty years?