"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
Yesterday, this issue spawned a great deal of angst and consternation, which, of course piqued your humble correspondent's interest. Originally, this story derived from England, where the British are experiencing first-hand what we experienced nearly 4 years ago this coming September 11, 2005. It is easy to forget the tragedy, and those forces of evil bent on our destruction because we are not continuing the fight here at home on a daily basis. The sleeping giant was stirred, and, fortunately had a great leader who took the fight to the animal's lair. Therein lies the danger, without fighting this war here on our own soil, it is easy to forget the carnage and what evil the terrorists are capable of producing, which is why what statementsBritish Transport Police Chief Constable Ian Johnston made yesterday,
"Intelligence-led stop-and-searches have got to be the way....[w]e should not waste time searching old white ladies."
These types of statements stir the "blame America first" mentality within the liberals. Though, un-politically correct, the statement "All terrorists are Muslim, but not all Muslims are terrorists" is emphatically true. However, it is promulgated that we should not target the innocent? Why label all the innocent in the same way? Yesterday, I made this statement,
"Six percent of British Muslims -- more than 100,000 citizens -- thought the July 7 London terror attacks were justified. A quarter of British Muslims merely sympathize with the bombers. Even more shocking, nearly one-fifth of British Muslims say they feel little or no loyalty to Britain. Yet the most disturbing news from the July 23 London Telegraph poll is that these trends are worse among younger British Muslims."
These numbers are quite staggering, and further illustrate why the burden of proof is placed upon Muslims the world over to prove to civilized nations whether and to with whom they stand....