… because fear is the last thing we need. Courage, as well as some experience and common sense, is required to see the world as it is, not as we wish it to be. A short excerpt from Phyllis Chesler’s latest post on the yet unchecked barbarism we face:
…what word other than “barbaric” describes the systematic incitement to violence that takes place in mosques and on television and which has led to mob rampages and episodes of “wilding” against Muslim girls and women who are group-groped, gang raped, kidnapped into sexual slavery, set on fire, buried alive, blinded by acid for daring to go to school, work as a newscaster, a hairdresser, or for a foreign company, refuse to wear a shroud, or choose to marry someone of their own choice. Few Muslim clerics and even fewer fabled Muslim “moderates” have loudly and perilously condemned such behavior towards their sisters–or towards Christians, Jews, and other infidels who routinely fall prey to such mobs.
And the worrying question, implicit in every sentence that Chesler writes, is this: will Barack Obama be able to summon the courage, experience, and common sense which are required today? Today and every day for the balance of his Presidency. There are reasons enough to doubt it.
But there also may be reason for hope.
Hope. Where have we heard that before?
Post on this soon. I hope.