American Traitor In Al Qaeda Threatens Terrorist Expert Steve Emerson
The effort of Muslim terrorists to scare the West out of freedom of speech can be seen in the report this morning that Adam Gadahn, the traitor from Orange County who has been broadcasting propaganda for Osama bin Laden, has insisted upon the conversion to Islam of Steve Emerson, the U.S. expert on terrorism, and three others.
Emerson says he is taking precautions. After all, such insistence has come against various hostages to the terrorists, who are threatened with death unless they convert. Two Fox newsmen did convert to Islam under duress in order to secure their release from captivity. They rightfully repudiated the conversions when they were freed.
Particularly since the Pope's remarks questioning violence in Islam, there has been a step up of such threats and criminal actions. A Catholic nun was murdered in Somalia shortly after the Pope spoke, and there was another murder of a Catholic priest in Turkey in the furore over Danish cartoons critical of the Prophet Mohammed.
In many cases Muslims take exceptional umbrage against Western critics, but say nothing about suicide bombings, beheadings and other crimes committed by their co-religionists.
But peace and tolerance must be a two way street. If Muslim fundamentalists demand respect, they must give it in return.
There is high handedness at the least in the Minneapolis Muslim taxi drivers who refuse to carry passengers who are carrying bottles of liquor or seeing-eye dogs.
As for Gadahn, he has now been indicted. When he does fall into American custody, as he will, he ought to be made to pay in full for joining the enemy.
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