27 Mar Easter and Islam; Interview with National Security Expert Frank Gaffney; Teaching Moments from Cuba and Argentina
Today is Easter Sunday, an appropriate time to dig in to the substance of America’s challenge with Islam. Debbie reviews important commentary from former US Attorney Andy McCarthy and moderate Muslim activist Dr. Zuhdi Jasser about the critical distinction between the teachings of Islam and individual people who identify themselves as Muslim. Of course most Muslims are not violent, but the actual teachings of the Koran and of Mohammed are violent. Understanding this distinction is the beginning of formulating policy answers for preserving America against a future of Brussels-style terrorist attacks.
A recent interview clip with Dr. Jasser shows the logic of supporting the aggressive policing and monitoring of US Muslim neighborhoods—just as was suggested by Senator and US presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
Frank Gaffney, CEO of the National Center for Security Policy, and one of America’s foremost experts on dealing with every aspect of Islamic ‘civilization jihad’ calls in to discuss the implications of this week’s Islamist attacks in Brussels. Gaffney and his organization, found at securefreedom.org, are extremely valuable resources for all Americans who want to understand the nature of the Islamic threat.
Obama’s trips to Cuba and Argentina raise a number of issues for Americans to think about. Cuba’s behavior prior to Obama’s arrival belies the notion that there has been a softening of the Castro regime’s communist tyranny. And Obama’s remarks and behavior while in Cuba simply don’t square with a man who has an accurate understanding of America and American history.
Obama’s remarks in Argentina–trying to dismiss distinctions between freedom and socialism–are just painfully ignorant. This is what Rudy Giuliani meant when he said Obama doesn’t love America–he doesn’t love the ideas behind the founding of America.