The Heritage Foundation Declares War On Islam

Finally, a Conservative put in writing the Islamophobic state of the Republican Party and conservatives as a group. The Heritage Foundation’s James Jay Carafano wrote an op/ed regarding whether America should call the Afghan war unwinnable and leave, or continue the war with a new, prolonged strategy.

It’s no surprise that war-oriented conservatives want a perpetual state of war with someone, and there are valid considerations for continuing the offensive. But it was a not-so-subtle statement that proves, at least for conservatives, the war on terror is indeed a war on Islam.

Carafano was commenting on the efficacy of keeping military pressure on Al-Qaida and its cohorts, the Taliban, since the invasion, and wrote that: “Since then, the American-led counteroffensive has done much to turn back the Islamist tide.” Carafano revealed that the conservatives at the Heritage Foundation believe the Afghan war is a war on Islam; not a war on terror.

The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that some say directed Bush’s war policies, makes consistent pro-corporation, pro-military, pro-oil policy recommendations to Republican legislators. They are not nice people and have contempt for Americans, and minorities in particular.

But Carafano’s statement that our soldiers are fighting and dying to “turn back the Islamist tide” is the height of evil that signals America’s intentions in a country that is entirely Islamist. Apparently, Carafano’s article is meant to announce GOP policy, and Republicans intend to “turn back the Islamist tide” in America.

It began in earnest with the so-called Ground Zero Mosque that Republicans and their hate-filled pundits at Fox News have turned into a freedom of religion issue. Of course, according to the Christian Conservative community and fear mongers looking for votes, freedom of religion does not apply to Muslims. Republicans are scaring white Christians over a mosque, and resurrecting beliefs that Obama is a secret Muslim bent on destroying America and Christianity; because white Christian bigots want to believe it.

It is pathetic that over 30% of Americans with sub-human intelligence believe the lies about President Obama’s religion, and worse that they care about such worthless drivel. However, those sub-human bigots are programmed by directives from groups like the Heritage Foundation and Fox News, and it is obvious now that there is a “Crusade” against Islam by Christian Conservatives.

How long before the Heritage Foundation tells Christians to begin an Inquisition in America? They have given the directive, and the first victim is President Obama. He knows to avoid impeachment, he must answer the Inquisitors concerning his faith, obedience, and devotion to Christianity. A stronger, more resolved man would have told the Inquisitors to sod off, and Americans who are not sub-human would respect his defense of the Constitution.

But alas, these are frightening times, and being disloyal to Christianity while the United States “turns back the Islamist tide,” right here at home, is certain-death. In time though, the Heritage Foundation members will have to face the Inquisitor because some angry person  will accuse them of being secret Muslims or Atheists, and then, they will suffer.

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14 Replies to “The Heritage Foundation Declares War On Islam”

  1. Wow. Well done, Rmuse. This “In time though, the Heritage Foundation members will have to face the Inquisitor because some angry person will accuse them of being secret Muslims or Atheists, and then, they will suffer.” is a warning only the awake will heed. They never think their witch hunts will turn around on them.

  2. You are so right. They are coming after our President, just like they did Clinton. When I think about all that we let Bush get away with, and think about how they are coming for a good man who is trying his hardest to do right by this country, it makes me so angry.
    I keep saying this, but as God is my witness I will never vote Republican again. And my kids will know better, too. I don’t want to be just like them – I don’t want to give into my hate, but these never ending attacks on a man over his color and religion make it really hard for me.

  3. While they spew this BS not one mentions the troops coming home! And there is a timeline for Afghanistan…? If President Obama said Hey lets stay there for 10 yrs, they would say we need to get out now…If President Obama says its Black they say white.
    I think we need more news sources willing to speak up and counter act Faux snooze lies!
    But no, progressives are squabbling about what President Obama Hasn’t done!
    ITS TIME STAND BY YOUR PRESIDENT! Don’t fall into faux snooze lies.
    They are already perpetuating hate 2 anti-Muslim incidents happened TODAY! These people are hateful racist pigs and they want to “reload” on our President! Don’t let them!
    Turn off Fox News and agents of Hate. Tweet it out. Speak up. YES WE CAN!!!

  4. “A stronger, more resolved man would have told the Inquisitors to sod off, and Americans who are not sub-human would respect his defense of the Constitution.”

    Telling critics to sod off may be satisfying to the ego, but there’s little correlation between strength/resolve and telling critics to sod off. In my experience, telling critics off in an already tense, emotional situation is more positively correlated with poor impulse control, short-sightedness, and the distinct possibility of ramping up the conflict — Not very admirable qualities in a leader of any type of group.

    It actually requires more strength, personal restraint, and resolve to ignore spurious and deliberately provocative accusations and insults in order to keep the focus on the important issues.

  5. You have got to be kidding. The term “Islamist” is well recognized world wide as not indictative of the religion of Islam. It refers to a radical agenda that promotes among other things violence aganist women; ignoring human rights; and promoting terrorism. Yes, I am oppossed to these things. This does not make me anti-Islamic in any way. In fact, it puts me in common cause with about a billion plus Muslims around the world who reject violence. You might actually research my writing. Including my book Winning the Long Warn rather than just spewing forth your ill-founded assumptions of what I believe. Jim Carafano

  6. Great article! Turn back the Islamist tide indeed! The only tide that frightens me is the tide of conservative Christianity. And the Heritage Foundation…with their helpful “how to read the Constitution” type books, always so concerned that people understand things the “right” way (pardon the pun).

  7. it appears that we must always have an enemy to fight back. The most recent one being communism and now we have the Islamists who are taking over the world and we have to kill them as fast as possible. We lost a war in Vietnam because we had a government who would not attempt to win the war. We are now fighting a war that we cannot fight with a large military and win.

    Where would the land of the free and the home of the brave be without someone to kill? I think we would probably be building starships and not being held back by the fifth century conservative need to destroy

  8. Obama is trying not to set fire to an inflamed situation brought to us by the right. I would love for him to sat sod off but it’s probably best he doesn’t. I only say that based on crazy teabaggers where I live. They are ready to start race war.

  9. Mr. Carafano: “… a radical agenda that promotes among other things violence aganist (sic) women; ignoring human rights; and promoting terrorism. Yes, I am oppossed (sic) to these things.”

    I don’t know anyone, liberal or conservative, who is NOT opposed to these things.

    I would be curious, however, to know how many Americans (currently having their pants scared off by the generalized fear-mongering about Muslims) are actually privy to your claim that “The term “Islamist” is well recognized world wide as not indictative (sic) of the religion of Islam.”

    ….which begs the question: When is your book or article about “turning back the Christianist tide” in America slated for publication? Yeah. Thought so.

  10. In the 1980s there was a movement called Christian”liberation theology” which was used to justify terrorism and revolution in Latin America I was against that. In the 1990s “Christian” militias promoted extremist violence. I was against that too. Any effort to exploit the trappings of religion to promote political violence is evil and should be confronted. In fact, it is evil to ignore these efforts to steal religion to justify killing innocents. Why you have a problem with that when most professional scholars who write on terrorism do not; when most scholars who write on Islam do not; when most governments do not; when most people in the Muslim world do not is baffling to me.

    Your argument that the use of the “Islamist” is inappropriate just does not stand-up any responsible analysis.

  11. “Why you have a problem with that (“Islamist”) when most professional scholars who write on terrorism do not; when most scholars who write on Islam do not; when most governments do not; when most people in the Muslim world do not is baffling to me.”

    Be baffled no more. You didn’t write your Op/Ed for an audience of professional scholars, Islamic scholars, governments, or most people in the Muslim world — you wrote it for the general readers of the Modesto Bee — which goes back to my point about the power of targeted semantics (“Islamist” vs “Christianist”) on a population of American readers who may not be privy to your specific scholarly semantic “rules,” and who are concurrently being bombarded with media/ political fear-mongering about Muslims in general.

    In addition to the phrase, “turn back the tide of Islamists,” you seem fond of framing the issues in terms of “evil” — which is just another religious dog whistle for some folks. Terrorists are human beings doing
    terrible things to other human beings. The presence of “evil” is a religious question. Oh! Right! That was your point….

    I read your Op/Ed. It’s a well-written defense of the argument to continue military involvement in Afghanistan, and could possibly find more acceptance beyond conservatives if you could resist the subtle pandering to religious bias in this country.

  12. I am glad that people are starting to see the truth. Just know that when you come to America and try to remove our constitution while you use our constitutional freedoms to end it; we will be ready. We will have more resolve than you can imagine. We will turn you back, we will end Islam and remove the vile evil so called “religion” more like a cult of hate-from the planet. I can’t believe that we must face this evil again. I thought that we had ended Nazi-ism and Communism now our war that will last until 2050 when the last practicing Islamist is dead and the images of your false prophet are gone and your evil vile disgusting anti-human “faith” are gone. DEATH TO ISLAM! In America we will fight you in the streets. You plan to put the planet in to the dark ages-instead we will bring the world back to the light-the light of good. This is a battle of good vs. evil. Islam is the embodiment of evil.

  13. Sounds to me like you are the cult of hate here. I bet they are over there in the ME saying DEATH to MORONS the same as you are here.

    Sorry, the stone age is over. You lost

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