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  • Islam is not compatible with a free society. Period.

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    In my columns, I don’t normally address the “concerns” of liberals in response to anything I write, but today I will. Last week I wrote a column condemning Brandeis University for its shameful withdrawal of an honorary degree it was to bestow on human rights activist, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Brandeis’ capitulation was in response to a slanderous open letter about Ms. Hirsi Ali written to Brandeis by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The slanderous nature of the open letter was in CAIR’s description of Ms. Hirsi Ali as a “notorious Islamophobe” and that promoting her work is “… equivalent to promoting the work of white supremacists and anti-Semites,” among other bogus descriptions of her. The CAIR letter also describes Ms. Hirsi Ali’s views as “unconstitutional” and “anti-constitutional.”

    After posting my column on my public Facebook page, a liberal named Rob came on scolding me, saying:

    “This is a very selective reporting of her activity. She has not merely declared war on radical Islam but moderate Islam as well, and she wants to close down all Muslim schools in America, regardless of their politics. This is what Brandeis is concerned about and by omitting these facts you are lying by omission.”

    First, a note for clarification. He mentions “radical Islam,” because the title of my column as posted at BarbWire.com, is “Brandeis Bows to Radical Islam.” The streamlined title was written by our senior editor, because it was better than the original, cumbersome one I had written. But, I do not use the term “radical Islam,” because I believe there is no such thing as “radical Islam.” Likewise, there is no such thing as “moderate Islam.” There is just Islam, period.

    Liberal Rob’s comments that Ms. Hirsi Ali wants to close down all Muslim schools and that she has declared war on Islam are references to CAIR’s open letter. He accuses me of not including this information in my column, although I did provide a link to CAIR’s letter in the piece. That wasn’t good enough for Rob the liberal. He still accuses me of “lying by omission” for not transcribing her words in my article:

    “Lying by omission is when you specify “Radical Islam” when you mean “All Islam.” Lying by omission is when you fail to tell your readers the extent of the woman’s anti-Islamic crusade (which includes shredding our Constitution with radical First Amendment violations!) that are the actual reasons for Brandeis withdrawing the honor.”

    The real question is whether or not Ms. Hirsi Ali is working to subvert the United States Constitution, and I firmly contend that not only is she notworking to subvert the Constitution, she is, in truth, working to protect it from the Islamic threat to its very existence.

    Ms. Hirsi Ali’s quotes that were included in CAIR’s letter came from a 2007 interview in Reason Magazine. Here are Ms. Hirsi Ali’s selected words from that extensive interview that CAIR and Rob the liberal claim to mean that she is acting against the Constitution:

    Reason: Do you think Islam could bring about… social and political changes?

    Hirsi Ali: Only if Islam is defeated. Because right now, the political side of Islam, the power-hungry expansionist side of Islam, has become superior to the Sufis and the Ismailis and the peace-seeking Muslims.

    Reason: Don’t you mean defeating radical Islam?

    Hirsi Ali: No. Islam, period. Once it’s defeated, it can mutate into something peaceful. It’s very difficult to even talk about peace now. They’re not interested in peace.

    Reason: We have to crush the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims under our boot? In concrete terms, what does that mean, “defeat Islam”?

    Hirsi Ali: I think that we are at war with Islam. And there’s no middle ground in wars. Islam can be defeated in many ways. For starters, you stop the spread of the ideology itself; at present, there are native Westerners converting to Islam, and they’re the most fanatical sometimes. There is infiltration of Islam in the schools and universities of the West. You stop that. You stop the symbol burning and the effigy burning, and you look them in the eye and flex your muscles and you say, “This is a warning. We won’t accept this anymore.” There comes a moment when you crush your enemy.

    Reason: Militarily?

    Hirsi Ali: In all forms, and if you don’t do that, then you have to live with the consequence of being crushed.

    … Hirsi Ali: …There is no moderate Islam. There are Muslims who are passive, who don’t all follow the rules of Islam, but there’s really only one Islam, defined as submission to the will of God. There’s nothing moderate about it…