Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Koran and the Flag: What's Really Sacred?

American liberals have traditionally bemoaned the idea of creating a constitutional amendment against flag burning, arguing that freedom is more important than the flag. The death knell of that argument came however when Muslims rioted against the Danish cartoons of Mohammed and the liberal American press, all but unanimously refused to display the cartoons. The decision had been made, the Koran was sacred, the American flag was not. It was not about freedom, it was about a matter of priorities and the media has chosen the Koran over the flag.

Choosing the Koran over the Flag has become a pattern across the world and in the wake of that pattern follows the persecution of those who choose the flag. Selling toilet paper with the Koran on it caused a man to be indicted in Germany. There is no crime of course involved in printing the Jewish Torah or the Christian Bible on toilet paper. In Israel a young woman named Tatiana Soskin found herself in solitary confinement and served a prison term for drawing a cartoon of Mohamed as a pig. By contrast leftists in Israel are free and even encouraged to defame Israel itself. Across Europe, Canada and Australia criticizing Islam runs the gamut from mortal danger to criminal act, yet there is no crime or danger in attacking the countries themselves or their right to exist.

This pattern of Koran over Flag repeats itself across the civilized world and where the Koran is raised higher than the Flag, terrorism thrives and national defense and national culture falters.

Through acts of violence Islam draws a line in the sand. The cartoon riots were such a cultural line in the sand as Muslims demonstrated the penalty for criticizing Islam. To the extent that the world went along with it, Islam rose triumphant. The cartoon riots demonstrated once again that despite what the European Union and Congress and the Knesset might believe, laws are not made by bureaucrats and politicians but by those willing to enforce them with civil sanction or violence.

Those who believe in the sanctity of the Torah or the Bible by the very nature of their faith resist the Koran. Those who no longer do anything but give lip service to vague principles like the Archbishop of Canterbury cannot do anything but graciously yielded to the colonization of their own religion.

Those who believe that their countries must endure natively form a cultural resistance to the Jihad, but at the same time face condemnation for their extremism from those same liberals whose sacred principles are not rooted in religion or state but in a vision of some vast borderless utopia, to which the Muslim was supposed to be a contributor and yet is swiftly becoming a conqueror.

In Israel, the war on Religious Zionism continues, a political, cultural and economic campaign of demonization, violence and expulsion. In America, the entire cultural establishment seems geared toward diminishing the terrorist threat and demonizing and ridiculing those who speak out against it. Across Europe, the elites are determined to tear down borders, never realizing or realizing all too well, that in doing so they are also tearing out souls.

In Australia, the new nose picking Prime Minister issued an apology for his country's existence. The leaders of America and Israel prodded along by their own elites have spent decades apologizing for their own country's existence. And the more apologies were issued, the more their flags drooped, morale fell and the Koran and the sword of Jihad rose high.

A people must select what it is they value, their faith and their nation or a borderless tolerance unbroken by the darkest of crimes, the most terrible of explosions, the most brutal rapes and even the prospect of their own annihilations.

Either the Flag or the Koran must rise high for it cannot ever be both.


LemonLimeMoon said...

Western nations are revealed as having weak values they are willing to toss aside to assuage any enemy lately.

Keli Ata said...

Stroking the egos of our enemies will only lead to our ultimate destruction. Bush should have never approached the war on terror with the idea that Islam is a religion of peace.

That set the tone and told the terrorists that their religion is offlimits. We don't want to offend you. Now Muslims look cry cultural and religious offense at every corner.

We're going to have to decide which we love more--the flag or the Koran--and all they imply.

Devorah said...

The apology from Australia's prime minister was a positive action, it boosted morale, and created a feeling of unity (at least for the time being). It was long overdue.
PS He was an ear-picker, not a nose-picker (you were close).

LemonLimeMoon said...

Western nations must cease apologies. Since the existence of the "West" which includes Canada, US, Britain, Australia, the world has been given blessings galore through them.
We need the British empire back.
What folly to let it go!

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