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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Food For Thought...

We should all be thinking long and hard about the questions raised in the Ellison/Goode flap. Can Muslims be good Americans? Can Islam tolerate true liberty? Is it racist/nativist/xenophobilicious to take seriously 1,400 years of Islamic history as we contemplate the future of this country?

I don't think so which is why this passage from the UK's Independent newspaper caught my eye...
Spain's Muslims have been long respectful towards civil and ecclesiastical authorities, but as numbers have grown they have turned to more radical leaders. An alliance of Spanish converts, pro-Moroccan and pro-Saudi leaders took control of one of Spain's two main Islamic federations last year. Half of the new leaders are imams from Saudi-funded mosques in Madrid and Fuengirola.
This change appears to occur every time Muslims grow in numbers. Now, let's change the wording slightly and see what we have...
America's Muslims have been long respectful towards civil and ecclesiastical authorities, but as numbers have grown they have turned to more radical leaders. An alliance of American converts, pro-Moroccan and pro-Saudi leaders took control of one of America's two main Islamic federations last year. Half of the new leaders are imams from Saudi-funded mosques in Madrid and Fuengirola.
Can't happen here?

H/T NRO

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