I urge everyone on this forum to watch a very powerful speech by Brigitte Gabriel that is currently on the Book TV website. Her book is entitled "Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America". I was very moved by her talk. She supports Sam's position about liberal dogmatism/political correctness blinding us to the full extent of the threat posed by Islamic fundamentalism.
Here is the link:
Book TV—Click Here.
The author, a Lebanese Christian, relates her family's struggle for survival during the 1970's civil war between Lebanese Christians and Islamic fundamentalists.
I self-identify as a liberal, but find myself siding with conservatives over & over again on this particular issue. To all liberal-minded people—we must squash the idea that Islamic fundamentalism is a result of the West's misadventures in the Middle East, that somehow we are to blame for all of this. It is simply ludicrous to think that these people would behave nicely if only they were given economic opportunity, political freedoms, etc. These people want to kill all of us, plain & simple.
I'd be interested to hear anyone's reactions to this talk. For those who agree—what can we do to convince our fellow liberals to dispense with this political correctness and arrive at a realistic appraisal on this topic?