That there are times when one must stand on principles was just demonstrated by a brave Delaware legislator.
There is no desire here to encourage a religious conflict, but on the other hand the political correctness that places certain religions and their beliefs out of bounds for criticism is not only dangerous, but a violation of Americans’ right to freedom of speech. Of course, the religion in question here is Islam.
Respecting a person’s right to practice the faith of his or her choice is one thing, but joining in the worship and prayers of a religion of which you are not a part just to appease people is not courtesy, it is an abandonment of principle. And this is where this legislator stepped in.
Note that what forced the issue here for this man – non-Muslims, many probably Christians, participating in Islamic prayers. “While attending the Delaware Senate meeting on Wednesday, Air Force veteran Sen. Dave Lawson (R-Marydel) was shocked to hear two Muslims take the floor to recite an Islamic prayer to Allah. However, his surprise quickly turned to righteous indignance as soon as he saw nearly all of the non-Muslim Senate members bowing their heads in worship to the Muslim god. It was then that he knew what he had to do.”
You can watch the video here:
Lawson pulled no punches in his rebuke to the other members of the legislature: “‘We just heard from the Quran, which calls for our very demise,’ Lawson said after a Muslim duo gave the invocation, including a passage from their holy text. ‘I fought for this country, not to be damned by someone that comes in here and prays to their God for our demise. I think that’s despicable.'”
This illustrates one problem when non-Muslims are called to confront that faith. There are passages from the Muslim holy book, the Quran, that advocate violence against non-Muslims including executions. That there are some Muslims who take those passages literally and put them into practice can be seen on the evening news.
If Islamic leaders truly do wish peaceful coexistence with members of other faiths, they must start with a condemnation of the use of their religion and its texts as the basis for any form of violence or terrorism. This has not happened anywhere to the degree that it should, and some of those condemnations have an apparent lack of sincerity.
Nevertheless, it should be remembered that this nation was not founded by Muslims, but by those who were either Christians or who had a high view of the Bible. Reading the words of George Washington is proof enough of that. Learning that Thomas Jefferson directed that the Bible be used for instruction in the public schools is another.
And there are times when we need to be reminded of these facts.
Source: Mad World News