Here’s a head scratching statement from Sandy Rios, formerly of Concerned Women for America and now the host of a radio talk show for the American Family Association. She seems to have forgotten about two entire wars that George W. Bush launched:
Rios: The problem with Islam, and we know this Bill, I would like to say, in fact I was going to write this article and I’ll just spill the beans on the air and that is they keep talking about what George Bush left this president and they’re talking about the horrible economy and what a mess he left and they haven’t been able to even turn it around in four years because it’s horrendous. But I’ll tell you what else he left them; he left them peace, he left them peace for ten years. And now that’s going ragged because we have been operating under Obama’s policies for the last four years and we are reaping the bitter fruits of chaos not only in the Middle East but in the world at large because we have not been dealing with them with strength.
Peace for 10 years? What 10 years would that be?
Her guest on the show was none other than William Murray, son of Madilyn who is now among the looniest of right wing Christians. He claimed that Islam is not a religion at all:
Rios: There are some people who are saying very strongly that Islam should no longer be considered a religion, that that is causing the confusion, it should characterized as a political system, a dangerous, fascist political system and not a religion. How would we make that distinction and do you agree?
Murray: It is a socio-political system; there is absolutely no doubt about that. If something comes along and says it is a religion but it has to control all aspects of government, fi something controls all aspects of government it simply is not a religion. The problem that we have in the West and it’s a matter of definition, and it comes out of early Christian persecution in the early Roman Empire, is that anybody that says they are anything automatically is.
Seriously? Do I really have to copy the constant statements from Christian right leaders saying that the government should follow what the Bible says here?