Thom's blog - Tuesday January 4th, 2011
You need to know this. After Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said it was a good idea to create permanent military bases in Afghanistan to perpetuate the War on Terror abroad – Republicans in Congress are poised to continue the War on Terror at home – by going after Muslims in America in ways that may well create more radicals than they catch. Incoming Republican Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee Peter King has already promised he will hold hearings on the threat posed by normal, traditional, historic Islamic communities within the United States, communities that in some cases go back to the founding of this nation. And now – Congressman-Elect Allen West is taking it a step further claiming that Sharia law is infiltrating Western civilization and, “we must be willing to recognize that enemy.” He also went on to say that “nation building” - helping repair the damage we've done to Iraq and Afghanistan in dropping millions of tons of bombs on them - should be scrapped as part of the “War on Terror.” When will these warmongers who nearly all belong to the Republican Party understand that our nation’s so-called war on terror is doing far more harm than good? As shown countless times – if you want to stop Islamic extremism then the two best ways to do that are by reaching out to the Islamic communities at home and abroad, and building schools for Muslim girls. On the other hand – if you want to create another generation of suicide bombers – then keep up with the demonizing and killing. People like Lindsey Graham, Allen West and Peter King are making this country less safe every day.