Carol Platt Liebau: What They're Saying

Monday, September 18, 2006

What They're Saying

According to this AP piece, an Al Qaeda group in Iraq, reacting to the Papal controversy,

said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as "the worshipper of the cross" saying "you and the West are doomed as you can see from the defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya and elsewhere. ... We will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose head tax, then the only thing acceptable is a conversion (to Islam) or (killed by) the sword."

To add to the post below, this is another reason that the Republicans have reason for optimism. With each news cycle, it becomes clearer that it's not Bush policies that have created terrorists -- rather, they're there, they're threatening us, and the President is merely serious about trying to respond.

In contrast, all the left offers is retreat and defeat. And does anyone really think we can safely surrender Iraq and Afghanistan to groups like that quoted above?

4 Comments:

Blogger eLarson said...

The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as "the worshipper of the cross" saying "you and the West are doomed as you can see from the defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya and elsewhere. ... We will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose head tax, then the only thing acceptable is a conversion (to Islam) or (killed by) the sword."

In other words, the Pope and the Emperor he quoted were exactly right about Islam.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

And does anyone really think we can safely surrender Iraq and Afghanistan to groups like that quoted above?

Nope, because this is a ridiculous strawman.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

What?

10:45 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

you and the West are doomed... We will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose head tax, then the only thing acceptable is a conversion (to Islam) or (killed by) the sword.

THAT is a strawman? Sounds like a clearly stated policy to me. You can underestimate them if you like, Josh, but I prefer to take them at their word.

2:13 PM  

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