Editorial - 10/3/11

For those desiring relief from a Constitutional Republic's annoying personal freedoms, hoping to find a form of governance, far more controlling, a system that removes the chore of thought and responsibility.  Apart from the chronic-failures of Marxism, the answer may well be the liberty-rejecting, female-subjugating, Judeo-Christian-demonizing, totally-intolerant philosophy revered by the cult of Radical Islam, known as Sharia law. Here's a sample.

In new-Egypt, a Muslim Brotherhood intellectual has now renewed the call for the murder of (quote): "every Zionist who enters Eqypt."  Over in Saudi Arabia, a Sharia court just sentenced a woman to 10 lashes for the crime of driving a car.  Far worse, a 14-year-old Muslim girl in Bangladesh was raped by a relative, found guilty of adultery, sentenced to 101 lashes, perishing after 70.  In Pakistan, a 17-year-old was abducted, held captive and gang-raped, but since her parents refused to kill her for disgracing family "honor," they all now live under death-threats.  In Pakistan, reportedly 46% of all female murders are "honor" killings.  Meanwhile, in Iran, a Christian pastor, with Islamic ancestry, must renounce his Christian faith or face execution.   This rigid control, of women in particular, exists in varying degrees wherever fundamentalist-Islam prevails.   And don't comfort yourself thinking that Sharia isn't already knocking, impatiently, at world-democracy's door.  The antidote is vigilance, as we remain blessed, here, to draw our liberty and guidance from a loving God.  As President Reagan warned us: "Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction."  Fight for it, protect it, or "one day, we'll be telling our children's-children what it was once-like in America when men and women were free."