What a Majority Wants or Believes is Irrelevant

    From The Attack on America, "Tolerance is the enemy of justice". Always held accountable by the absolute of Law by the Creator referred to in the Declaration of Independence, true freedom is found within the bounds of His intention. Humanity needs neither to acknowledge or even understand His immutable law. It is the reality understood by the Framers and the very foundation of the Constitution.
    Does it surprise anyone that Khalil Shikaki, Ph.D. of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research reported, in a article published by the New York Times, that 84 percent of the Palestinians he surveyed approved of the recent terror attack in which eight, innocent, teen-age Israeli rabbinic students were murdered in Jerusalem? History is replete with the constant evidence of humanity's tolerance of horrendous injustice. Quoting The Attack on America, "Tolerance is the enemy of justice".
    When liberals and humanists call for our troops to be withdrawn from areas providing aid and assistance to our enemies – those that took down the Twin Towers, or build nuclear weapons to attack innocent peoples, aren't we repeating the history of those that ignored the horrendous evil of Stalin, Hitler, Rwanda, or the killing fields of Cambodia? Revisionist history condemns the Crusades, and those buying into the same lies and deceptions that tolerated the slaughters of the innocents just mentioned extrapolate their false conclusions gleaned from the perversion of the history of mankind to equate the resistance to the modern onslaught of Islam to those Crusades of the Middle Ages. In truth, there has never been any expansion of Islam without military conquest. Unjust forces conquer and destroy unless stopped by the sacrifices of the righteous. Unfortunately, that is reality.
    Reality was what guided and directed the generations of men and women on these shores in 1776 to resist injustice. This "one Nation under God" was conceived and given birth by those that clearly understood and were willing to pay the price for "liberty and justice for all". Now we are called not only to tolerate injustice, but support it.
    Again, from The Attack on America, there is no doubt that "Economic interests always motivate political actions.". But saying that tyranny should not be resisted on every front for the sake of justice for all alone is to offer an excuse for evil to spread and contaminate the righteous and innocent everywhere. Most likely there were those encouraging the Crusades in order to reopen the trade routes to the East closed by Muslim conquest. Ireland suffered from a civil war arising from the economic consequences of discrimination sustained by unjust political power. Hitler rose to power because of the unjust economic impositions and effects of World War I. Communism found its energy for growth in the oppression and poverty of Czarist Russia.
    Call it by any name, the injustice of affirmative action, Islamic conquest under the smokescreen of religious fundamentalism, or any injustice and discrimination enforced by any unjust political power, the Framers' Christian Biblical worldview afforded them the only religious tradition founded entirely and completely on truth and reality. It was not a religious concept incorporated into our "supreme law of the land". Theirs was the most complete and valid understanding of the reality of human behavior establishing "a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal". Their religious tradition upon which this Nation was founded was confirmed by history, and truth and reality were consistent with that tradition, or vice versa. The original intention of the Constitution was to always protect the weaker from the injustice of the more politically powerful.
    We are under attack from the forces of evil here and abroad. Defeat follows the tolerance of injustice and the failure to stand against it. "The light again shines in the old North Church." Only one-third of the colonists were engaged in or supported the Revolutionary War. Here was a minority, with no standing army or navy, no unified military organization that engaged and defeated the mightiest army and navy of the time, "relying on divine Providence". 

Muslims should fight against terrorists


All of us should give some serious thought to some of the ideas contained in an article circulating the blogsphere titled "Why a Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant."


So often our political leaders, "experts" and talking heads tell us that Islam is a peaceful religion and most Muslims are not out to destroy the West. We're told it's only that 1 percent, out of 1.2 billion Muslims, who are fanatical jihadists who believe America is the Great Satan, cause of all evil, and should be attacked and destroyed.

In terms of national policy, it's irrelevant whether Islam is a peaceful religion and most Muslims are peaceful.

Think back to the 1930s when the Japanese murdered an estimated 3 million to 10 million people in China, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines and Indochina; and on December 7, 1941 when they attacked Pearl Harbor, killing over 2,400 Americans.

I'm betting that most of Japan's at-the-time 60 million population were peace-loving people and would have wanted nothing to do with the brutal slaughter in China and the attack on the U.S.

In formulating our response to the attack, should President Roosevelt have taken into account the fact that most Japanese are peace-loving people ruled by fanatics? Should our military have only gone after the Japanese pilots and their naval armada?

I'd also wager that most Germans were peace-loving people and not part of the Nazi sadists wanting to wage war on their neighbors and exterminate the Jews.

Again, should Roosevelt and Churchill have taken that into account in their response to German militarism? My answer is no and thank God it was their answer as well. Whether most Germans, Italians or Japanese were peace-loving or not was entirely irrelevant in formulating the Allied response to their militarism.

Horrible acts can be committed in countries where most of the people are peace-loving and simply want to be left alone to attend to their affairs.

I imagine that described most of the people in the former Soviet Union; however, that did not stop the killing of an estimated 62 million people between 1917 and 1987. The same can be said of the Chinese people, but it didn't stop the killing of 35 million of their countrymen during Mao Zedong's reign.

Whether most people of a country are peace-loving or not is not nearly as important as who's calling the shots. At this particular time, fanatical jihadists are calling the terrorism shots in many Muslim countries. Their success in committing terrorist acts is in no small part the result of the actions by the millions of peace-loving fellow Muslims.

First, there is not enough condemnation of their terrorist acts by the Muslim community. More important is the direct or indirect assistance terrorists receive through the silence of their fellow Muslims.

There is no way terrorists can carry on their operations, obtain explosive materials, run terrorist training camps, raise money without the knowledge of other Muslims, whether they're government officials, bankers, family members, friends or neighbors.

Because those millions of peace-loving Muslims do not speak out and expose terrorists and don't more fully cooperate with domestic and international authorities trying to stop terrorists, they become enemies of the West just as the peace-loving people in Germany, Italy and Japan became enemies of the Allied powers during World War II.

Like them, Muslims should be prepared to suffer the full might of the West in its efforts to fight terrorism. I'm hoping that the millions of peaceful Muslims take the proper action to avoid such an outcome. I'm not that optimistic.

We're involved in a clash with a culture that has little regard for the Western values that hold the sanctity of human life and liberty dear.

Walter E. Williams is a professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. His column is distributed by Creators Syndicate Inc., 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045; (310) 337-7003.

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