The Left, champions of strict separation of church and state, have come out in support of an American theocracy. How can this be? Could this possibly be the same political machine that ritualistically goes from town to town scanning courthouses for explicit references to God, or even worse, the Ten Commandments? Or the establishment telling little Susie she cannot pray at school? Or the organization forbidding the reading of scripture, even on a purely non-sectarian, academic basis? Surely we can't be talking about the same ideologues.
But there is no mistake. The Left supports theocracy, as long as it is Islamic. The evidence sits all around us: Public school officials train students to ward off fanciful Christian (never Islamic) hostage-takers, but rush to allow Muslim students 15 minutes of class time to pray to Allah
President Obama publicly advocates the Islamic practice of covering women to alleviate lust, without so much as a whimper from those staunch defenders of women's rights in the Democratically-controlled Congress. Mosques are an increasingly common feature of the American landscape. These havens of peace, or should I say recruitment centers, have contributed to some pretty striking changes in American cities. Somehow, wherever large Muslim minorities reside, mosques obtain the right to play the extremely militant Call to Prayer over loudspeakers for all the non-Muslims to hear, usually five times a day. President Obama remembers the call to prayer fondly. And what is the call to prayer? The text reads:
Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophet ...
Ah, what memories. This militant prose is blasted in cities all over the United States, most notably in Dearborn, Mich. And yet church bells are outlawed in many cities, citing offensive noise and sound pollution. Inexplicably, many on the Left don't appreciate the irony of aiding the ascendance of a religion so at odds with many of the Left's most cherished "rights." The perceptive among them might have noticed, for instance, that Islamic law mandates the brutal slaughter of outed homosexuals, usually by way of stoning or, in rare cases, pushing a large brick wall onto the transgressor. Execution for homosexuality is the law of the land in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan. If homosexuals decide to be "out-and-proud" in the suburbs of Europe, they'll receive a swift beating from gangs of Moroccan "youths." But in America, Christians are arrested for praying silently at a gay rally. The Left rewards the perpetrators of honor killings, a Muslim sacrament that calls for the purification of fellow family members through murder, sometimes for evils like talking on cell phones or socializing with westerners. Such barbaric practice is no better illustrated than in the example of Heshu Yones, a native Londoner. Heshu fell in love with a Lebanese Christian boy and they planned to elope. When Heshu's father caught wind of this, he stabbed her eleven times, and then slit her throat. In one recent case, leftist litigants nearly succeeded in sending poor Rifqa Bary back to her sanguine parents where she would surely have met her death. The Left will fight for the Muslim right to slaughter relatives, but peaceful abortion protesters are jailed without even the slightest pretense to upholding the First Amendment
The sheer brutality of Islamic law is evident to any with common sense. But even though it is inconsistent with American principles of individuality and freedom, many leftists in the U.S. publicly argue for the adoption of the Islamic law called Sharia. Amputation for theft certainly would certainly solve many problems in America's crime-ridden streets. The Chief Justice of London's Sharia Court agrees:
If Sharia is implemented then you can turn this country into a haven of peace...Once a thief's hand is cut off, nobody is going to steal. Once an adulterer is stoned, nobody is going to commit this crime at all. This is why we say we want to offer it to British society.
The Left's dichotomy extends to public schools as well. The state-funded University of Michigan has begun constructing footbath stations for Muslims. Where Muslims are concerned, no one seems deterred by landmark Supreme Court cases like Everson v. Board of Education or Engel v. Vitale. The "high and impregnable" wall between church and state has just plunged foot deep into the water. But what would be the response if Christians built baptismals at UC Berkley? The Bible is banned by Idaho for use in public school classrooms, but the same authority permits "a passionate defense of Islam by a Muslim faithful." And now with the latest call for a probe into the radical terror-funding Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Democrats again have a chance to show their patriotism by condemning Islamic supremacists. CAIR leaders have lobbied for a global caliphate and the complete overthrow of the American government. CAIR's Chairman Omar M. Ahmad has even said, "Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran...should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth." The appropriate response to such sentiments is simple: NO. Instead, Democrats have resorted to tiresome clichés about ethnic enmity and intolerance. When given the choice between America and an Islamic theocracy, Democrats appear to desire the latter. The Left is not the decrier of theocracy and the champion of strict separation of church and state that it claims to be. Democrats seem perfectly willing to accede to an Islamic brand of theocracy if it strengthens the Left's hold on America. Alarmingly, the Democrats also seem to think they can keep Islamic extremism under their control, using only so much of it as is necessary to further their own agenda. This naiveté portends disastrous consequences for freedom in America. We must act now before the religion that gave us the 9/11 hijackers makes the Whitehouse Muslim. Or has it already?
 Bruce Bawer, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within, (New York: Doubleday, 2006), 39.