“Wake Up and Smell the Caliphate …”
By Myles Weiss
The NY Times this week printed a perfect picture of the confusion that prevails in Western thinking, especially in the media minds, regarding Islam. The Op-Ed page trumpeted a call for “Islamophilia,” loving the Muslim people AND their ideology, lest we become “haters” like those who would not accept Catholics in America. Several pages later, an article updated the fate of Salman Rushdie, the Bombay-born writer who spent nine years in hiding after a fatwa was issued calling for his death. Rushdie is the author who insulted “the prophet” with his book The Satanic Verses. The fatwa was rescinded in 1998, but with the new insults, real or imagined, he is under a new death sentence.
Get it? A crystal clear portrait of contradictory voices vying for ascendancy. Respect us, love us, submit to us, or we will kill you.
We must rise above any anachronistic paranoia and embrace our Muslim friends and neighbors, as the “religion of peace.” By the way, the price on Salman Rushdie’s head has increased to $3 million.
All the while, the Western political and news communities continue to miss the obvious: that strict adherence to Islamic ideology leads to fulfillment of the Muslim Brotherhood’s credo, “Allah is our goal, the prophet our model, the Koran our constitution, jihad our path, and death for the cause of Allah our most sublime belief.”
While death to infidels is being called for throughout the Muslim world, the detested little group of Jews continued to celebrate Rosh HaShanah all over the planet (sundown Sept. 16 to sundown Sept.18 this year). The Jewish civil New Year, it begins the ten “Days of Awe,” a turning to God in repentance during the ten days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, which begins at sundown on Tuesday, September 25 this year. Rosh HaShanah is a time for inner honesty. A season to assess our lives and ask God for cleansing and restoration. Of course, being Jewish, there is always a sense of humor included. It is a time to cry but also to laugh at our human foibles, those things that make us all so … well … human.
Here is a sample of a modern Rosh HaShanah celebration:
Enjoy and may you have a sweet New Year filled with the blessings of God!