A lot of noise is going around about Islam being a religion with 'violent tendencies'. I listened to Medved today at lunch dance around the wording. Here's what I'm saying at Cobb. Nothing.
I am satisfied that for the most part, the distinction between 'Islamic Fascism' and 'Jihadism' (my preferred term), is small. Right now that is the distance between those in the sights of Bush's GWOT and what counterterrorism experts are saying. At some point they may diverge, but that depends entirely on the public's ability and willingness to focus. There's no guarantee of that, especially if we get a Democrat in the Whitehouse.
But few things could become more crazy than if America starts defending everything that the Pope says because we sure as hell don't follow his advice on a regular basis. Lefties squeal about Bush being a fundamentalist (which he is not) but the implications of that amount to a hill of beans compared to those of a Papist American government. Besides, we haven't done enough work in our own hemisphere to merit that, not that we shouldn't. Step one, annex Mexico, then work on Central and South America. We'll have 5 million Christian soldiers in 5 years. OK you know I'm kidding.
Seriously. I'm working on understanding the various fiqhs. Stop talking about all of Islam, you idiots. Hell, most of you couldn't name 10 Christian sects.