Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Mosque at West Point

Commenting on the new mosque at West Point, Lawrence Auster notes:

You may wonder how many Muslim cadets are at West Point. There are 32. As of 2001, there were two. Now, the U.S. Muslim population has not increased 16 fold in the last five years, has it? The U.S. Muslim community has not been suddenly seized by patriotic fervor to serve and defend America during the last five years, has it? So how could there be so many more Muslim cadets? Obviously the Bush administration has made a concerted effort to increase the number of Muslims at West Point, in order to prove to the world that the U.S. is not prejudiced against its enemies.

If true, this is taking “love thy enemy” a bit too far. War time ethics calls for a different posture … and it’s not on the floor with one’s ass in the air!


citizen_us said...

I think it is a dangerous precedent.
Especially in light of this survey
I saw this morning over at Redneck's Revenge Nice find, Bordergal.

This survey was non-scientific, but I think it is a good window into the thoughts of muslims who are Americans.

Anonymous said...

One of Walid Phares' chief concerns is Islamist infiltration of the American military, security and intelligence establishments. This is why.