A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
The United States is projected to have a larger Muslim population by 2030 than any European countries with the exception of Russia and France, although other European countries may have higher percentages of Muslims. (SOURCE)
As we watch the Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak circle the drain and consider the protests already in progress in Jordan, we Americans might do well to ask if it can happen here.
Let’s be honest. The point of the Islamic arrow is pointed at “The Great Satan” – the United States.
The leader of Jordan's powerful Muslim Brotherhood (Hammam Saeed) warned Saturday that unrest in Egypt will spread across the Mideast and Arabs will topple leaders allied with the United States.
"The Americans and (President Barack) Obama must be losing sleep over the popular revolt in Egypt," he said. "Now, Obama must understand that the people have woken up and are ready to unseat the tyrant leaders who remained in power because of U.S. backing. … "We tell the Americans 'enough is enough'," he continued. (SOURCE)
Saeed is reported to have said that Arabs have grown disgruntled with U.S. domination of their oil wealth, military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, and its support for "totalitarian" leaders in the region.
It is really a shame that all this disruption in the Middle East had to break loose while we have Jimmy Carter II in the Oval Office!
Every conservative drawing breath today understands that a strong US with a strong Commander-in-Chief is the only thing standing between a semi-orderly world and world-wide chaos.
“Oh, but Longstreet! There is the United Nations?” To that I would reply by holding my stomach and roaring a belly laugh -- running the risk, as we all now know, of herniating myself.
The United Nations is as anti-American as they come. Plus, the madmen from the Middle East control it, almost entirely.
As to the question of whether the Islamic rioting can happen here… yes, it can, and probably will. As the Islamic community grows in America so will its clout. Already, the calls for Sharia law are being whispered about.
This is a problem for America created by our very own constitution. Yes, I refer to the first amendment. In particular I refer to the right to practice one’s own religion. It is coming back to bite us in “the derriere.”
At this point in our history, there is simply no way to amend the constitution to outlaw the practice of certain religions in the United States. But, I will predict, that not too far into our future we will find it absolutely necessary to do just that and -- I am afraid – it will be too late.
What of America’s friend, Israel? She must seek new friends elsewhere. The Obama Administration has thrown Israel under the bus.
Having been reared as an evangelical Christian, I have a deep, ingrained, understanding of what this abandonment of Israel by Obama means for the US. It means God’s wrath will be turned against this country.
Of course, you are free to believe whatever you want. But, I am just expressing my own belief that an accounting will be required of America for her actions toward Israel.
Many in America believe we are already feeling the effects of “Divine Disgust” as our country teeters on the brink of economic disaster. Whether we like to admit it or not, America is eternally linked to Israel.
The so-called “cold peace” between Israel and Egypt is rapidly melting, right before our eyes. Should a Muslim theocratic regime wind up in power in Egypt, the southern threat to Israel will be renewed -- and remember, Israel no longer has the Sinai as a buffer.
And there is the Suez Canal through which much of the world’s oil must travel. It is unsettling, to say the least, to consider the possible choke-hold Islamic fundamentalists could have on the world’s supply of oil.
The plain truth is -- there is no way any nation practicing any religion other than Islam can exist in peace with the practioners of Islam.
The goal of the so-called "religion of peace" is to establish a worldwide caliphate (kingdom) ruled by Islamic law … period! It now appears they will accomplish their goal no matter how brutal the strategy and tactics required.
In answer to the question posed in the title to this commentary: Yes, it can happen here. In fact, it has already begun.