Thursday, September 24, 2015
Krauthammer: Double suicide: the presidential campaign of 2015
● They are running a presidential campaign decrying wage stagnation, income inequality and widespread economic malaise — as if they’ve not been in office for the past seven years.
● Their leading presidential candidate is 27 points underwater on the question of honesty and is under FBI investigation for possible mishandling of classified information.
For the GOP, this has all been a godsend, an opportunity to amplify the case being made every day by the Democrats themselves against their own stewardship. Instead, the Republicans spent the summer attacking each other — the festival of ad hominems interrupted only by spectacular attempts to alienate major parts of the citizenry.
Carson later backtracked, saying that he meant opposing someone not because of his identity, ethnicity or faith but because of his ideology — meaning that he wouldn’t want in the White House an Islamist who seeks to impose sharia law.
The key paragraph in the Krauthammer article is this:
“Neither would I. Unfortunately, that’s not what Carson had said. In the original interview, he said, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.” It would not have been hard to attach any of the appropriate restrictive adjectives — radical, extreme, Islamist — to the word “Muslim.” He didn’t.”
But this is where Krauthammer is wrong. The tenets of Islam include jihad and Sharia law. You do not have to add the appropriate restrictive adjectives for they are part of Islam itself, however difficult for us it is to accept this fact.
This is why Nonie Darwish is right and Krauthammer is wrong. She wrote in WHY BEN CARSON IS RIGHT:
“The media claim that the majority of Muslims are "moderate," but they ignore that fact that in the Muslim world, the "moderates" are out of power and always will be. The reason is not because they represent the true peaceful Islam, but because Islamic guides and books are not on their side. Islamic books, including the Quran, don’t support the concept of “moderation,” peace or forgiveness, but support the concepts of vengeance, retaliation and jihad. It is a fact that Islamic books have always sided with radicals, with no exceptions.”
Posted by Mladen Andrijasevic at 10:57 PM