Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cal Thomas Wants a Purge

Cal Thomas has announced the terms of the change he wants to see in the world:

We are doing a poor job of fighting the terrorists at home if we continue to allow Muslim immigrants, especially from Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen, into America. We won't win this war if we permit the uncontrolled construction of mosques, as well as Islamic schools, some of which already have sown the seeds from which future terrorists will be cultivated. We won't win this war if we continue to permit the large-scale conversion to Islam of prison inmates, many of whom become radicalized and upon release enlist in al-Qaida's army.

Even Syria understands the threat better than our own government. The New York Times reported on Sept. 3 that the Syrian government has asked imams for recordings of their Friday sermons and has begun closely monitoring what is taught in religious schools: "(Syria), which had sought to show solidarity with Islamist groups and allow religious figures a greater role in public life, has recently reversed course, moving forcefully to curb the influence of Muslim conservatives in its mosques, public universities and charities."

What does Syria know that we refuse to acknowledge out of fear of offending "sensibilities"?

We must purge the evil from among us, or else. [emphasis mine]
I quote the entirety of the statement because there's no obvious way to truncate its nauseatingly unabashed totalitarianism: Thomas culminates his wish-list of repressions -- Shutter schools! Halt immigration! Cease construction of mosques! -- by upholding Syria as a model of political economy.

This makes a certain kind of sense in light of the only difference Thomas can manage to detect between Syria and the USA, namely, our tendency toward palsied "sensibilities" contrasted with their steely, autocratic resolve. I suspect that by "sensibilities" he means something along the lines of "fair play" and "empathy," but these words barely conceal the dismissal of a law-bound, constitutional legal order.

He could not be clearer about what he wants to purge.

1 comment:

JRDS said...

I can barely believe this is real and that the author can't see how dangerous his ideas truly are. Cal I mean -- not you Dale. :)