From Fox News:
Hawaii's state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to celebrate "Islam Day" -- over the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn't want to honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001.You know why it was "overwhelmingly approved"? See for yourself. You'll notice just two of Hawaii's Senators don't have the dirty little "D"-word after their names. The same two voted against the bill on the grounds that celebrating the religion of the Sept. 11th terrorists two weeks after the anniversary of the attacks would be in poor taste. Coincidence? I think not.
This is just one more example that Democrats are willing to sacrifice anything on the altar of tolerance. Justifying his vote, Democrat Senator Will Espero proclaimed, "We are a state of tolerance." Tolerant you may be, Mr. Espero, but you may recall the words of the great G.K. Chesterton:
"Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions."I can only imagine the liberal response had this vote not passed: "How bigoted! How old-fashioned!" Instead, how about: "How American!"
I realize that our national collective memory is embarrasingly short-term, but it was only eight years ago that bombers in the name of Allah murdered nearly 3,000 Americans. And, now we have a state-sanctioned day to celebrate the religion they represented? All while our kids are forbidden to pray in school and anyone who speaks out against gay marriage comes under intense personal scrutiny and derision. The Democrats may be the "party of tolerance" but only if the ideas in question are rooted in liberal ideology.
Ironically, and to his credit, less than two years ago, Barack Obama warned that Democrats must not ‘equate tolerance with secularism and forfeit the moral language that would help infuse our policies with a larger meaning.’
Maybe the Hawaiian senators missed that memo. Or, maybe they're right. I mean why shouldn't we be tolerant of Islam since it is so tolerant of us. Except, of course, for that one small part about all of us needing to die.
Allah via Mr. Muhammad:
"...Slay the pagans where you may come upon them, and take them captive, and besiege them, and lie in wait for them at every conceivable place" (9:5).I guess the Dems who voted for Islam Day couldn't see that passage--probably because they were blinded by their tolerance.
Seriously, one has to wonder if these guys have even read the Qu'ran. I have. (Yes, all of it.) It's not often that I wish to find ignorance operating among our elected leaders, but in this case, I can only hope it's sheer oblivion and not something more sinister at work.
I hope you'll all join me in saying screw the Hawaiians on September 24th. I’ll be following in the way of the Spaniards and stuffing fireworks into a Prophet-pinata, while singing God Bless America, eating exorbitant amounts of pork, and drinking gratuitous amounts of alcohol, at which point I may or may not do something that involves 72 virgins. (Hi Mom and Dad! I don't drink. Ever. Not even water. This is all hyperbole!).
As for all you non-infidels out there, mark your calendars for September 24! It's sure to be a good time for
Hope (not) to see you there!