Incitement: Tolerance for Islam Doesn’t Work
INCITEMENT WATCH: TOLERANCE DOESN’T WORK FOR ALL RELIGIONS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
I’m sorry, but the editorial board missed this pitch by a mile (“Keep faiths attack-free,” @issue, Dec. 22.) We have been so thoroughly inculcated with the concepts of freedom of religion and religious tolerance that we miss the point entirely. So-called “religions” can be socially destructive, advocate illegal acts and intrinsically evil. Islam, by its own holy book the Quran, is a self-avowed enemy of Christianity and Judaism. Islam was born in violence, propagated by violence and does not reciprocate toleration for toleration extended to it. There is hardly an interface between Islam and any other faith on the planet where violence is not perpetrated against non-Muslim populations. Places such as Holland have had to learn this lesson the hard way, as evidenced by the brutal murder of Theo Van Gogh by hate-filled Muslim immigrants.
Come on, think about what you are printing. Freedom of religion is not absolute, and toleration of those who would destroy you is insanity. As has been said, the U.S. Constitution is not a suicide pact. Electing a professional wrestler governor of the state is one thing, but placing a Muslim in the U.S. House of Representatives is enough to make one wonder what is going on in the state of Minnesota.
RON SLADE SR., Covington
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