NY Times – Alan Rappeport Shamelessly Joins The Pack – Piles Onto Ben Carson (CORRECTION BELOW)

hyenaI thought I was finished for the day.  Then I happened to be reading a NYT blog post about Scott Walker withdrawing from the Republican Presidential race.   Reading on down the page at the New York Times I happened on a piece which was published today  by Alan Rappeport.  I’m telling you, so many of these American journos are slippery, very fast and loose with facts.  I just had to respond.  So, here we go.  Rappeport writes thusly about presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s recent entirely appropriate statements on Islam:

Emotions in the Muslim community remained roiled on Monday by Ben Carson’s assertion that followers of Islam are not fit to serve as president of the United States.

I think it was Michelle Malkin who wrote that Islam is the religion of perpetual outrage.  And that is true.  Any objective contrary statement, analysis or criticism of Islam or its law (Shariah) is considered the crime of blasphemy.  It is a crime in Muslim law which is punishable by death.  And yes, Muslims do kill people and set things afire in retribution for violation of their blasphemy law.

Mr. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, has been under fire for comments he made Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” when he said that Islam was not consistent with the Constitution.

Dr. Carson is absolutely correct in his assertion.  The concept of freedom in Islam is perfect slavery to Allah.  The Western Civilization’s concept of freedom is incomprehensible and unacceptable in the Muslim mind.

“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Mr. Carson said when asked about the relevance of a president’s faith. “I absolutely would not agree with that.”

I agree entirely with Dr. Carson.  There is no way a Muslim should be President of the United States.

At a news conference organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Monday, Muslim advocates called for Mr. Carson, who is black, to leave the race and expressed outrage that someone who had benefited from the civil rights movement would make such an incendiary statement.

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s has absolutely nothing to do with the totalitarian theo/political ideology of Islam.  In fact, the doctrines of Islam, if applied in this country as they are applied in Shariah-compliant nations, would soon completely obliterate the concept of Civil Rights, especially for non-Muslims and all females.  I am always dumbfounded when I read a piece like this, which demonstrates once again that most journalists have not taken any time to check into Muslim law or doctrine.

“Our message is this: Dr. Carson, you should have more faith in the American people,” said Rabiah Ahmed, a spokeswoman for the Muslim Public Affairs Council. “Fifty years ago, people in the United States said African-Americans were unfit to be president. Because of civil rights leaders, you have the right to run for president.”

And here is the irrelevant Civil Rights argument again.  The Civil Rights movement was and is in no way related to Ben Carson’s informed position on Islam, as we will soon see on down the page.

Christian groups also took issue with Mr. Carson’s position. The Rev. Graylan S. Hagler, pastor of the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, said that Mr. Carson’s comments were part of a pattern of Republican candidates blowing off political correctness and trying to be as insensitive as possible to appeal to voters who remain unhappy about the election of America’s first black president.

Oh, I love this one.  You bet I’m unhappy with the election of Barack Obama.  He’s done terrible, catastrophic damage to this nation, through his Marxist leanings (it’s in his books, folks) and his sympathy for the worldwide jihad movement.  He’s been a disaster in foreign policy.  The Middle East is in flames.  Europe is under siege from Islam.  But, if you’re a leftist, he’s doing just fine as President.  He’s right on schedule with dismantling our country.  It has nothing to do with his skin color.  It’s what he’s done that has conservatives so angry with him.

“We see that kind of xenophobia gripping the entire country because there is angry white backlash to the election of President Obama,” Mr. Hagler said.

A phobia is an unreasonable fear.  Anyone who is not worried about Islam’s in-progress encroachment into our culture, laws and institutions;  and its relentless intention for Shariah to eventually replace our Constitution, is in need of some serious study in Muslim history.

While Republican candidates such as Senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz have criticized Mr. Carson’s remarks, his campaign is not expressing remorse.

Lindsey Graham is an Islam ignoramus.  If Ted Cruz criticized Carson for what the Dr. said, I suggest that Senator Cruz also should open the Quran and start reading.

In an interview with CNN, Mr. Carson’s business manager, Armstrong Williams, said that while Mr. Carson understood the sensitive nature of his view, he stood by the remark.

“He has to come to the conclusion for what is best for America, and because of his love for America that in his heart of hearts he could never advocate for a Muslim becoming president of the United States,” Mr. Wiliams said. “He just can’t.”

Good.  And with darned good reason.  I’m all for that position.

For many Muslims, however, Mr. Carson’s view reeks of racism.

Okay.  Here we go.  This is stupid beyond stupid.  Let’s do this one again.

Islam is not a race.  Islam is a totalitarian theo-political construct which dictates every facet of a Muslim’s life.  There are no racial constraints or requirements for one to become a Muslim.  All races are welcome therein and are included therein throughout the world.  The Muslims who believe that Carson’s view is based upon some racial bias must not understand their own doctrines.  Or they’re just lying in order to make Carson seem as ugly as possible (what’s worse than a true racist?), to drive him out of contention for the Presidency.

“My heart was so saddened to hear those words come out of the mouth of an individual who is seeking the highest office in our land,” said Imam Mahdi Bray, director for the American Muslim Alliance. “Not only because it’s inconsistent with the United States Constitution, but what do I tell my kids? This is not the America that Abraham Lincoln talked about in terms of better angels.”

Tell your kids whatever you want to tell them, Mr. Bray.  Abraham Lincoln was not envisioning an America enslaved under Islam when, or if, he talked in terms of better angels.

CORRECTION:  I am informed by one of my favorite readers that my use of the word pack  in the headline above (to describe a hyena family) is incorrect.  A correct term is CLAN.  I stand most humbly corrected.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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