Friday, May 20, 2011

Psst, Blue Ridge Forum. Over there . . .

As you may recall, The Blue Ridge Forum and the “Virginia Anti-Sharia Task Force” organized a protest (of sorts) at the announcement of David Ramadan’s candidacy for the Virginia House of Delegates last month. The ill-informed few that actually attended the rally outside the Loudoun County Republican Committee meeting apparently thought that David espoused a belief in Sharia law.

At the other end of the spectrum, Muslim extremists also have criticized Mr. Ramadan for being too American – a “House Muslim” as they call him. Just to give you some perspective, this group (of maybe two people and a blog) advocates the extermination of Israel, complain of American imperialism and warmongering in the Middle East and seek inspiration from Malcolm X who advocated the violent overthrow of the US government. Of course, they do all this from the comfort and safety of their homes in America.

As much as I hate to give airtime to either group, I just cannot resist the opportunity to invite the folks at Blue Ridge Forum to refocus their efforts and urge them to go after the really bad guys.  Ramadan, despite a few missteps early in his campaign, certainly is no threat to anyone.  If you really want to make a difference, BRF et al., go after the extremists that actively and expressly seek to do harm to the American way of life, not those good candidates who seek to preserve it.

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