By Marie Jon'
It is about time we call the rose by its rightful name when discussing the War against Terror. The problem the free world faces is that it is erroneously preoccupied with a belief system that has us fighting other faiths from its own perspective. Radical Islamists do not want to get along with or respect other's choices in religion. It is time to stop pretending. We are fighting religious zealots of the Islamic faith.
Terrorism is not spawned from Christianity or Judaism. There is no upheaval emulating from Baptists, Lutherans, Seventh Day Adventists, Pentecostals, Mormons, Catholics, Church of Christ, Presbyterians, or Orthodox, Conservative or Reform Judaism. None are calling for a worldwide jihad. Christianity and Judaism are religions of life. They embrace the Lord's Ten Commandments while living their lives in peace and uplifting God Almighty.
A recent Pew Research Institute Poll revealed a shocking find amongst young American Muslims. Pew reported that there is a substantial number of them who could cause chaos in our own country because of their religious beliefs.
"Funny how small 26 percent sounds when it describes, for example, the number of American voters who support the Senate's mass-amnesty, goody-bag bill for illegal aliens. In this case, the one in four people polled by Rasmussen this week who hope the legislation passes comes off as a minority voice, especially when compared to the whopping 72 percent of voters who favor border enforcement and the reduction of illegal immigration.
"But 26 percent looms large when it describes the number of American Muslims, ages 18-29, who support suicide bombings 'in defense of Islam' — one of the sensational, if sensationally underreported, findings of a recent Pew poll. According to Pew, the total Muslim population in America is 2.35 million, 30 percent of whom are between 18 and 29. By my figuring, the suicide-bomb-approving cohort works out to 183,000 people.