Peter has been talking about this issue for months: that when it comes to Islam and America, our major concern should not be "moderate" vs. "radicals." Those lines are too easy to blur. Is one a moderate if they want to see the Constitution subverted and replaced with Islamic law, so long as he achieves that end peacefully? Apparently so.
The real issue Americans must have the courage to face is that of Shariah law. Islam is not like the others, as Heck often says. It is simultaneously a religious faith and a political order (with an emphasis on the latter). It has achieved its growth through conquest, not evangelism.
That's the question that should be asked of every candidate and potential lawmaker in the United States: do you recognize that Shariah is treasonous towards our constitutional order and system?
It's not just conservative radio talk show hosts that recognize that anymore:
A team of national security experts assembled by the conservative Center for Security Policy, a Washington, D.C., think tank, issued a report last week warning of that Shariah law--which they described as a "legal-political-military doctrine"--is the "preeminent totalitarian threat of our time."
"Shariah is the crucial fault line of Islam's internecine struggle. On one side of the divide are Muslim reformers and authentic moderates--figures like Abdurrahman Wahid, the late president of Indonesia and leader of the world's largest libertarian Muslim organization, Nahdlatul Ulama--whose members embrace the Enlightenment's veneration of reason and, in particular, its separation of the spiritual and secular realms," the authors write.
Is it too much to ask that this be a wake-up call to those who still fail to recognize the existential threat our civilization faces?