I wish Islam were a religion of peace, but it is not.
I wish our view of Islam were tied to evidence-based reality, but it frequently is not.
I wish our weakness did not aid Islam’s resurgence, but it does.
I wish the cautionary pleadings from Jefferson and Adams, Churchill, and Pirenne had been heeded, and not lost in the fog of revisionist history.
I wish our ignorance did not empower those bent on our destruction, but it does.
I wish we scrutinized details, rather than look away, hope for the best, or accommodate the unknown.
I wish Islam had not destroyed the world’s art, architecture and libraries-the repositories of human knowledge, but evidence indicates that it has and it continues still.
I wish no one were denied enjoyment of art, music, laughter and of love, but sadly Islam provides evidence they are denied indeed.
I wish we could compare values across peoples but, alas, the charade of multiculturalism instructs us we cannot, for comparison implies judgment.
I wish women were safe from Islamic violence and sexual slavery, but they are not.
I wish children were cherished and nurtured in Islam, but often we can see they are not.
I wish the world were focused on protecting life and freedom from the clutches of Islamic sharia law, but it is not.
I wish our tolerance beget tolerance, but instead it breeds rage and desire for domination.
I wish Islam had not killed nearly 300,000,000 people in the last 1,400 years, but the legacy of jihad tells us it has.
I wish the jihad had not been born, or had died in the past, but it is ongoing.
I wish Islam would reform or wither; expunge the hate or recede, stamp out jihad or fade away, jettison the sharia or perish.
I wish pleasant fictions could protect us and deny flesh to the sword of jihad, but we remain exposed and vulnerable.
For if we spoke not in the wishes but in objective facts, asked reasoned questions and demanded honest answers, how much better might we understand the current threats and have already fortified our nations to repulse the enemy, thus securing our culture and human liberty from death by a thousand cuts?
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The image above is the black flag of islam mocking the raising of the American Flag at Iwo Jima during WWII and was found at “Islam Future” with the caption: …The Future Universal Flag… This should make your bile rise.