Friday, December 22, 2006

Debbie Schlussel's "War against Islam"

In a post titled "Barack Hussein Obama: Once a Muslim, Always A Muslim," Debbie Schlussel writes the following about Obama:
So, even if he identifies strongly as a Christian, and even if he despised the behavior of his father (as Obama said on Oprah); is a man who Muslims think is a Muslim, who feels some sort of psychological need to prove himself to his absent Muslim father, and who is now moving in the direction of his father's heritage, a man we want as President when we are fighting the war of our lives against Islam? Where will his loyalties be?

This is appalling in two related ways. First, she doesn't want Obama to be President because of his ties to Islam? That is absurd. Disqualifying certain religions from political office? How many people would agree with this? I had hoped not too many, but perhaps I was wrong.

Second, we are fighting against Islam? Come on now. At some point, somewhere, she must have met a muslim that she liked. Does she really believe we are fighting all of Islam? Islamic terrorists, sure. But not the whole religion.

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