SEARCH BLOG: IRAQ
A story on page one today: Insurgents' threat: Convert, pay up or get out
Are you surprised? When any group maintains that it is God who gives them authority over everything and everyone else, s#%* happens. All you have to do is look to history. Christian nations and leaders were no less guilty of this application of the belief that God was created in Man's image and, therefore, would think like Man.
So, with the full authority of Allah-created-in-Man's-image, "An Al Qaeda-affiliated insurgent group is giving Christians in Baghdad a stark set of options: Convert to Islam, marry your daughters to our fighters, pay an Islamic tax or leave with only the clothes on your back."Of course, these "Muslims" are not really the "real" Muslims any more than the KKK were the real "Christians." But there are enough of them to cause a lot of trouble. They are the "wolves" of the Middle East. They prey upon the helpless and defenseless... the "sheep." Who is there to protect them... to be the "sheepdogs" if not the U.S.?
There are those who say we must try to "negotiate" with these wolves. Join them in the "peace" process. Allow them to share power.
A few thousand years ago, a wise man living not too far from present-day Iraq wrote this:
THE WOLVES thus addressed the Sheepdogs: "Why should you, who are
like us in so many things, not be entirely of one mind with us,
and live with us as brothers should? We differ from you in one
point only. We live in freedom, but you bow down to and slave
for men, who in return for your services flog you with whips and
put collars on your necks. They make you also guard their sheep,
and while they eat the mutton throw only the bones to you. If
you will be persuaded by us, you will give us the sheep, and we
will enjoy them in common, till we all are surfeited." The Dogs
listened favorably to these proposals, and, entering the den of
the Wolves, they were set upon and torn to pieces.