The Simplicity of Radical Muslim Politics
There is a simplicity about radical Muslim politics: if you don't agree with your opponent, just kill him - or her. There is no debate, no democratic interchange - only death to the opposition. There is more than enough evidence to arrive at such a conclusion.
President Anwar Sadat of Egypt dared to promote democracy -- and peace with Israel. his radical Muslim opposition settled their differences with him by carrying out a brutal assassination, October 6, 1981. More recently, former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto, champion of democracy and opponent of Islamic militants, was savagely killed by her enemies, December 27, 2007. For Islamic militants there is only one government - that of Islamic law - total Muslim dictatorship - a concept PM Bhutto would not support.
Lebanon is a textbook case of radical Muslim politics - numerous assassinations almost certainly orchestrated by Syrian intelligence with the support of Hezbollah and Iran - with the goal of controlling Lebanon. The most notable assassinations of opponents include popular presidential candidate, Sunni Muslim Rafik Hariri, February 14, 2005, and his staunch supporter, Christian Phalangist MP, Antoine Ghanem, September 19, 2007. Historically Lebanon was a model of peaceful cooperation between Christians and Muslims until radical Muslims destroyed it. As a result, Lebanon is in turmoil.
Now in Iraq about 25 Sunni tribal sheikhs have sided with US forces and the Iraqi government because they are fed up with the kind of radical Muslim politics practiced by Al-Qaeda. Because Sheikh Sattar dared to oppose Al-Qaeda, he was assassinated, September 13, 2007.
Our President understands the deep ideological struggle between radical Islam and democracy. He understands our enemy hates democracy and the very election process taking place this year. Rather than bashing President Bush we need to applaud his courageous stand as he has led the free world against radical Islam since 9/11.