I read with interest today an article that appeared in the New York Times, by Steven Dinan, that Senate Majority Whip Richard J Durbin is planning on conducting Senate subcommittee hearings over his supposed concern over anti-Muslim bigotry.
“Our Constitution protects the free exercise of religion for all Americans,” Mr. Durbin said. “During the course of our history, many religions have faced intolerance. It is important for our generation to renew our founding charter’s commitment to religious diversity and to protect the liberties guaranteed by our Bill of Rights.”
If Senator Durbin is so concerned about the religious rights of Americans, then perhaps he should first of all hold hearings over concern for the rights of Christians and Jews in the United States who have been facing an ever increasing barrage of bigoted flack for the past twenty years at the hands of Hollywood, the ACLU, and hard left judges who have denied many the rights guaranteed by the constitution.
As an example, here are some of the top examples of bigotry toward Christians in 2009 alone, as reported by the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission.
Police were called to the East Jessamine Middle School in order to stop eight graders from praying for a fellow student during their lunch break, whose mother was tragically killed.
A judge in New Hampshire ordered a Christian mother to stop homeschooling her daughter because the girl too strongly reflected her mother’s Christian faith.
The federal Department of Homeland Security issued a report entitled, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate,’ in which conservative Christians were labeled as potential terrorists.
The congress passed a completely unnecessary Hate Crimes Bill, which was signed into law by President Obama, for no other reason than to give the radical homosexual lobby yet another tool to use in shutting the mouths of Christians who oppose their life style.
As reported by Dinan, “In 2009, the latest FBI statistics available, anti-Islamic hate crimes accounted for 9.3 percent of the 1,376 religiously motivated hate crimes recorded. That’s far less than the 70.1 percent that were anti-Jewish.”
So why is Senator Durbin seemingly so concerned about potential bigotry toward Muslims? This really has nothing whatsoever to do with the bigotry, but is yet another clear example of the far left’s fixation with appearing politically correct.
Senator King had the right idea in actually voicing some concern over the infiltration of our nation by Jihadist Islamic terrorists. Need we be reminded of the Fort Hood Massacre, by Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people in the name of the Islam god Allah? These are the type of events that should be concerning our government leaders, and occupying their time. Not pandering to the Muslim community, in order to not offend the followers of Islam.