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It seems Pope Francis needs to brush up on his Tertullian!

It has been reported (in The ChristLast Media, I must note) that the current Pope does not like the phrase "lead us not into temptation...

"Let no freedom be allowed to novelty, because it is not fitting that any addition should be made to antiquity. Let not the clear faith and belief of our forefathers be fouled by any muddy admixture." -- Pope Sixtus III

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Michael and Cathryn Borden Memorial Book of the Day.*

While I do not really care why a goat rapist rapes goats, it is always a good thing to attack the fascist left, and Dinesh D'Souza is more than up to the task.

The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 by Dinesh D'Souza

"Why do they hate us?" Some conservatives, following President Bush, believe that Muslim anti-Americanism stems from irrational hatred of our freedom and democracy. Others lay the blame on our foreign policy. Now comes bestselling conservative author Dinesh D'Souza to argue that both views, while they contain elements of truth, miss the larger reason. In The Enemy at Home, D'Souza makes the startling claim that the 9/11 attacks and other terrorist acts around the world can be directly traced to the ideas and attitudes perpetrated by America's cultural left.

"In faulting the cultural left, I am not making the absurd accusation that this group blew up the World Trade Center and the Pentagon," D'Souza explains. "I am saying that the cultural left and its allies in Congress, the media, Hollywood, the non-profit sector, and the universities are the primary cause of the volcano of anger toward America that is erupting from the Islamic world. The Muslims who carried out the 9/11 attacks were the product of this visceral rage -- some of it based on legitimate concerns, some of it based on wrongful prejudice, but all of it fueled and encouraged by the cultural left."

D'Souza uncovers the links between the spread of America's decadent pop culture, leftist ideas, and secular values and the rise of virulent Anti-Americanism throughout the world. He shows how liberals are responsible for fostering -- and exporting -- a culture that angers and repulses not just Muslim countries but also traditional and religious societies around the world. He also reveals how liberals' outspoken opposition to American foreign policy -- especially our conduct of the war on terror -- contributes to the growing hostility, encouraging people both at home and abroad to blame America for the problems of the world.

Though we are accustomed to thinking of the war on terror and the culture war as distinct and separate, D'Souza argues, they are really one and the same. Conservatives must recognize that the left is now allied with the Islamic radicals in a combined effort to defeat Bush's war on terror. A whole new strategy is therefore needed to fight both wars. It is only by curtailing the left's attacks on religion, family, and traditional values that we can persuade moderate Muslims and others around the world to cooperate with us and begin to shun the extremists in their own countries. In short, writes D'Souza, "to defeat the Islamic radicals abroad, we must defeat the enemy at home."

Why do they hate us? In The Enemy at Home, Dinesh D'Souza explains why:

How the cultural left as fostered a decadent American culture that angers and repulses traditional societies, especially those in the Islamic world that are being overwhelmed with this culture

How the left is waging an aggressive global campaign to undermine the traditional patriarchal family and to promote secular values in non-Western cultures

How the left's war against religion and the traditional family is being waged through popular culture, the UN, and a broad range of NGOs

How this campaign has provoked a violent reaction from Muslims who believe that their most cherished beliefs and institutions are under assault

How Islamic anti-Americanism is rooted in a revulsion against what Muslims perceive to be the atheism and moral depravity of American popular culture

How the cultural left has routinely affirmed the most vicious prejudices about American foreign policy held by radical factions in the Muslim world - and then emboldened those factions to attack us with the firm conviction that "America deserves it"

Why our failure to understand our enemy helps to account for our mixed results in the war against terrorism, the stalemate in Iraq, and the seemingly
inexhaustible supply of suicide bombers bent on killing Americans

Why a traditional conservative in America would have more core values in common with a traditional Muslim in Egypt or Turkey than he would have with Michael Moore or Hillary Clinton

How, thanks to Hollywood and American popular culture, Muslims see the values only of "blue America" and not "red America" - and how we can make
immediate progress by showing them "the other America"

The de facto alliance between the radical Muslims and the American left, born of a shared interest in destroying Bush and defeating the war on terror

How the cultural left encourages, both in America and abroad, an America-hating foreign policy that blames America for the problems of the world

How the left is serving as bin Laden's unpaid public relations team in America - and why conservatives must have the courage to say so openly

How Bin Laden and the American left work separately but toward the same end -- the Bin Laden folk supplying the terror, and the left using the terror to
demoralize the American people into supporting a retreat from Iraq

The widespread belief among Muslims - not entirely unjustified -- that America used to be Christian but is now totally secular

How even the most extreme Muslim radicals like bin Laden don't see themselves as fighting against Christianity -but against what they perceive as
the America-led forces of paganism and atheism

How, historically, Islam has distinguished between monotheists, who are seen as precursors to Islam and entitled to practice their religion even in Muslim societies, and pagans, to whom all the Koranic passages about "slaying the unbelievers" apply

How, if America were to proclaim itself a Judeo-Christian society and stand up for the principles of traditional morality worldwide, this would
greatly weaken the threat posed by radical Islam

Why the war on terror is really a war for the hearts and minds of traditional Muslims -- and traditional peoples everywhere

Why the only way to win the struggle with radical Islam is to convince traditional Muslims that America is on their side

How, by attacking the depravity of the left, conservatives can win friends among Muslims and other traditional people around the world

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