But Islam is not a religion. It's a totalitarian ideology with a few theological trimmings. If you're aware of its prescriptions, its proscriptions, and its record when in the saddle, you cannot sincerely disagree. If not, you need to complete your education before allowing yourself an opinion on the subject.I can not emphasize this enough. Islam is not a true religion, but a totalitarian ideology with some whiff of religion to give it legitimacy and cause the people to be more docile. It partakes of the "divine right of kings," of the old religion of the Pharaohs, or of the notion of Caesar as a god. All such ideologies are bunk and hokum. But, it goes far in explaining why Mayor Bloomberg favors the Ground Zero Mosque while making no effort to get St. Nicholas Church rebuilt after it was destroyed by the toppling of the Twin Towers. It explains why the Hartford City Council apparently voted to ask Muslim Imams to conduct prayers at the start of Council meetings, even though Christian prayers at the same meetings would be unwelcome. Such people look at us as children who must be controlled-for our own good, of course. A totalitarian ideology fits right in, and they instinctively know it.
Another point the Curmudgeon makes is that we are at war with the people who believe Islam. We have been at war with these people since the day Mohammad founded his crazy "faith." We are at war whether we want to be or not, whether we recognize it or not, whether we are prepared or not. There can be no peace with these people. Islam is an implacable enemy, who will not stop. That being the case, I think burning some Korans is not a bad idea. Not a bad idea at all. Throw in some copies of Mein Kampf while you're at it.