Monday, January 2, 2012

Boiling Frogs and the Encroach of Islam

       I was reading an excellent article this morning from the Israel News Digest that was forwarded to me by a friend living in Israel.  The author of the article was speaking of how easy it is to boil a frog.  As is commonly known, a frog can be placed in a pot of cold water and the temperature of the water gradually raised to the boiling point.  For some reason the frog does not understand what is happening and will sit in the water till it is boiled.
       The author was using this analogy to illustrate what is happening in the world--and particularly in the West--as regards to Islam.  He said, "There are a few voices warning that the world is about to be engulfed by a revived and militant Islam that is slowly increasing pressure on its enemies. But apparently the “temperature” is being raised so slowly that the majority of Western leaders have not noticed that it will soon reach the boiling point."
      Last week I read an article here that demonstrates this analogy perfectly.  It said, "After intervention by the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Defense Department reportedly decided it will now allow Muslim students participating in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to wear headscarves and turbans while in uniform.                                                                                                                
      The decision marks the latest influence by controversial Islamic groups on military affairs."
     I would like to know why this is being allowed.  Why are we appeasing minorities as we limit the freedom of the majority of this country?  I have read many articles recently about the restrictions being imposed on Christians.  We are no longer allowed to wear crosses, or carry Bibles, or pray, or speak to others about our faith in the workplace because someone might be offended, but we are allowing Muslims to pray in public and wear turbans.  Shouldn't this be construed as offensive to Christians?
     I hope and pray we will wake up before the water is too hot to stop our imminent death.

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