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We’re Not Dealing with a Rational Mindset Here. We’re Dealing with Madmen.

I wrote this in response to a bulletin posted about this story (also posted in the Headlines at HotAir) regarding one of Rudy Giuliani’s aides: RUDY OFFICIAL RESIGNS AFTER MUSLIM COMMENT

CLIVE, Iowa — The New Hampshire co-chair of Veterans for Rudy resigned Saturday amid video remarks in which he suggested Giuliani would deal with the “rise of the Muslims” and that the United States should “defeat or chase them back to their caves”.

John Deady made the comments in a video interview to The Guardian newspaper last weekend, while attending a Giuliani house party at the home of Manchester, N.H., Mayor Frank Guinta.

“He has got, I believe, the knowledge and the judgment to attack one of the most difficult problems in current history, and that is the rise of the Muslims,” Deady said in the video interview, posted Dec. 27. “Make no mistake about it, this hasn’t happened for a thousand years. These people are very, very dedicated. They’re also very smart in their own way, and we need to keep the feet to the fire and keep pressing these people until we defeat them or chase them back to their caves, or, in other words, get rid of them.”

Deady later confirmed he made those comments in an interview to Talking Points Memo, adding that he did not believe there were good and bad Muslims. “They’re all Muslims,” he said.

Reached at his Bedford, N.H. home Saturday, Deady would not say whether he was pressured to resign. “This is not going to go any further with me,” he said. “I’m way beyond my depth with you people,” before suggesting reporters contact the campaign’s press office.

State Chairman Wayne Semprini said in a campaign statement Saturday that Deady resigned from his volunteer position.

The comments come at an interesting time for Giuliani, who has been actively courting support from veterans in recent days. He held three events for veterans in earlier this week in Florida before traveling to Iowa Friday.

Deady told TPM his comment to “get rid” of Muslims did not refer to genocide. “What I was referring to is, stand up to them every time they stick up their heads and attack us,” he said. “We can’t afford to say, `We’ll try diplomacy.’ They don’t respond to it. If you look into Islamic tradition, a treaty is only good for five years. We’re not dealing with a rational mindset here. We’re dealing with madmen.”

Here are my comments:

The guy is pretty much correct, only he didn’t express the opinion correctly. As Ibn Warraq and Robert Spencer have stated, this is pretty much what I have come to understand regarding Islam/Muslims:

“There may be moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate”

This is what I believe. There are many Muslims who really aren’t practicing Islam according to the tenets of Islam. Because Islam itself is not moderate at all, then all Muslims should be radical. But, since we know they’re not, this means that most Muslims are ‘moderate’.

Kinda like there are people who claim to be Catholics, but who have promiscuous pre-marital sex, support homosexuality and support/have abortions. Those views are in direct opposition to Catholic teaching and the Catholic stance. In my opinion, you cannot be a part of a religion, if you live your life in direct opposition to the teachings of that religion. Just find a different religion if you want to live a different way.

I was raised Catholic, but I don’t call myself a Catholic anymore, since I don’t live my life by Catholic teachings. I have had pre-marital sex, I have used ‘birth control’ methods and I have stopped going to church. In short, I don’t believe in many of the teachings of the Catholic Church. As such, I cannot call myself Catholic anymore, since I am not. I am still a Christian, however, since I believe in Jesus and God, etc.

Getting back to Muslims, I see the same thing. Moderate/Westernized Muslims are not really following the tenets of the Koran, Hadith and teachings of Mohammad. Thus, they aren’t really Muslims following Islam, they are basically following a reformed version of Islam, selectively choosing what they want to follow and what they want to dismiss.

The problem is, no leader wants to come out and say this, because we all saw what happened when the Pope recently stated some truths like this. There was rioting, deaths and Muslim groups all over the world denounced him as attacking Islam. Well, yeah, he was, but he was not attacking all Muslims, just the ones who were following Islam, not the ones following the ‘reformed Islam’.

I was not going to vote for Rudy anyway, so this incident does not really affect my vote. However, it would have been nice to have Rudy, or any candidate for that matter, come forth with some kind of leadership on the issue of Islam. We were not this weak and stupid on the issue of Naziism and Shintoism.


December 29, 2007 , 6:19PM - Posted by | 2008 Presidential Election, Dhimmitude, Islam, Muslims, Rudy Giuliani

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