But don’t the leftwingnutters keep saying it’s because we ‘asked for it’?
From a video on memritv.org: a speech by Saudi cleric Muhammad al-Munajid, aired on Al-Majd TV, 30 March, 2008.
The problem is that they want to open a debate on whether Islam is true or not, and on whether Judaism and Christianity are false or not. In other words, they want to open up everything for debate. Now they want to open up all issues for debate. That’s it. It begins with freedom of thought, it continues with freedom of speech, and it ends up with freedom of belief. So where’s the conspiracy? They say: Let’s have freedom of thought in Islam… They say: I think, therefore I want to express my thoughts. I want to express myself, I want to talk and say, for example, that there are loopholes in Islam, or that Christianity is the truth. Then they will talk about freedom of belief, and say that anyone is entitled to believe in whatever he wants… If you want to become an apostate – go ahead. Fancy Buddhism? Leave Islam, and join Buddhism. No problem. That’s what freedom of belief is all about. They want freedom of everything. What they want is very dangerous.
Hat Tip: David Thompson
There. It’s right out in the open for everyone to see, regardless their position on the political spectrum. It’s not like the Muslims didn’t make this clear before. The attacks against Western civilization inched ever closer to America until 11 September, 2001, when the exclamation point was added to the statement.
You can bet your ass that there are plenty of self-loathing numbskulls out there who actually agree with the ‘too much freedom for your own good’ concept in Islamic doctrine. Most of them don’t reside in places like Saudi Arabia, where that concept is enforced with punitive authority.