America: enabler of jihad

Rep. Tom Lantos, at an April 17 hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, of which he is (gag) the chairman (yes, folks, that’s what happens when Democrats are the majority in the House), by way of explaining his support for Kosovo independence, said the following:

Just a reminder to the predominantly Muslim-led governments in this world that here is yet another example that the United States leads the way for the creation of a predominantly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe. This should be noted by both responsible leaders of Islamic governments, such as Indonesia, and also for jihadists of all color and hue. The United States’ principles are universal, and, in this instance, the United States stands foursquare for the creation of an overwhelmingly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe. [Italics added.]

Well, gosh all mighty, the jihadists of the world, especially the Albanian jihadists, sure are taking note of the great favor we’ve been doing for Albanian Muslims these last few years as we’ve pushed for the creation of an Albanian Muslim state in Kosovo. Of the six Muslim men arrested in the plot to attack the Fort Dix, New Jersey U.S. Army base and mass murder U.S. servicemen, four are ethnic Albanians.

Yep. Telling Muslims that we just love the spread of Muslim power and the establishment of Islamic states in the West sure is a smart way to make jihadists feel all warm and cuddly toward us and stop wanting to spread Muslim power and create Muslim states in the West!

Now consider again this sentence:

The United States’ principles are universal, and, in this instance, the United States stands foursquare for the creation of an overwhelmingly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe.

This is perhaps the clearest example ever of my oft-stated idea that right-liberalism (the neoconservative belief in universal democratic principles for all mankind and in America as their embodiment) leads directly to left-liberalism (the belief in multiculturalism and the establishment of alien cultures in place of our own). Why? Because, as Carol Iannone writes today at Phi Beta Cons, once you’ve defined America as the embodiment of universal principles, then America’s distinctive way of life, its historic culture, and its heroes are seen as contradicting that universalism, and must be erased. This in turn opens the door for other cultures to move into the void left by the destruction of our own culture. The neoconservatives narcissistically imagine themselves the heroic enemies of multiculturalism, when, in fact, they are its enablers.

Remember this and never forget it: a man who declares, without qualification, that “the United States’ principles are universal,” does not love America, he hates it and wants to make it disappear.

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David H. writes:

Often I have told you, and every time I have meant it, not simply on my own behalf but also (and especially) on behalf of those innocents wronged and even murdered by Clinton and his lackeys (as well as far too many neocons) in Yugoslavia, again I thank you Lawrence for never relenting in regards to this great evil committed against Christian Serbs, and for the advancement of Islam in Europe. There is so much to say about that; for now, let me add that you have hit the proverbial nail on its head with Lantos; not only is he an anti-American traitor, he hates Romanians and (clearly) Yugoslavians with a passion.

LA replies:

Imagine if a man said, “My wife consists of universal principles valid for all mankind.” Would you think he loved his wife?
LA writes (May 10):

Regarding the quote by Rep. Lantos with which this entry begins, Ken Hechtman pointed out to me today that he could find no primary source for it online. This was worrisome, so I did some searching, and the oldest and most common source for all the other appearances of the quote was Julia Gorin’s article at Huffington Post on April 20. However, Gorin’s piece only said, “Below is an exclusive report from Tuesday’s open hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.” This seemed too vague and mysterious. Wanting to be sure that the Lantos quote, which I had denounced so strongly, was genuine, I wrote to Julia Gorin asking her what her source was. She sent me the entire transcript from the House Foreign Affairs Committee for its April 17th meeting (only available online by subscription), and it does indeed contain the sensational statement by Lantos.

On one hand, I was relieved to know the quote I had written about was genuine. On the other hand, I was not happy that the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee had indeed boasted that the U.S. welcomes the establishment of an overwhelmingly Muslim state in the heart of Europe.

Here, for anyone who is interested, is the information on the transcript:

Federal News Service
April 17, 2007 Tuesday
LENGTH: 11065 words

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 08, 2007 06:51 PM | Send

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