Allow me to make a few comments in defense of Craig Buchanan. From my point of view, all he was trying to do was to alert readers to the very real and ongoing threat of radical Islamists who are pushing their radical beliefs on our courts, legislatures, school boards and libraries all across this great nation of ours.
Their weapons are fear and intimidation and are supported by millions of dollars from Middle East terrorist organizations that are determined to take over the U.S. from within.
I believe they want to replace our constitutional law with Shariah Law, which would allow the cutting off people’s hands if caught stealing or stoning to death if they’re homosexuals or unbelievers (Christians or Jews). Then there’s Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a fanatical Muslim and a prime example of what real hatred is all about. He’s being tried for having murdered 13 unarmed U.S. soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. Maj. Hasan went on his killing spree because, as a Muslim, he was taught to hate all nonbelievers and what he did was in keeping with jihad (holy war). Yes, Allahu akbar!
Please note that Maj. Hasan is not indicative of the preponderant peace-loving Muslims who live among us. As with most people, there’s usually that one percent that cause all the trouble.
One percent of a billion or more peaceful Muslims means there are a million or more who aren’t peaceful but are ready, willing and able to do what Maj. Hasan has done.
And that’s all Mr. Buchanan was trying to get across, only some failed to see the big picture.
As a final note, I hope some of your readers will be more careful about what they have to say to us war veterans. I served in the Korean War.
We’re kinda sensitive to demeaning, patronizing and misinformed comments that belittle our sacrifices that have not only protected their rights of free speech but all of their rights.
Until they’ve been there and done that, as Craig Buchanan has, they need to be more judicious in what they have to say and how they say it.
Philip C. Shivell