This is the post that got me "unfollowed" on Twitter by Adam Baldwin (aka "Jayne"). Sorry, Adam. I still don't consider Islam to be an evil religion. It's not my religion, but that doesn't make it evil.
Before all the facts were known about the terrorist attack in Boston, some people that I greatly respect were immediately blaming radical Islam for the tragedy.
I understand the impulse. There's a long list of attacks against America by Islamofacist groups but really, we should have waited for the facts to come out.
At the other end of the spectrum is the idiot who said we should "hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American".
As it turned out, of course, the bombers were radical Muslim terrorists.
Now, so many on "my side" of the political isle are using these despicable creatures to try to justify their own anti-Muslim bias.
It needs to stop, now.
In my ever so humble, Muslims as a group are no better or worse people than followers of any other religion. I went to school with more than a few Muslims and always found them to be good and decent people. Some are even fellow Conservatives.
There is a very real threat to America from Islamofascism and the attempted imposition of Sharia Law upon the world by radicals. If you try to usurp the Constitution with Sharia law, or anything else for that matter, you are an enemy of the America. The threat is not from the private observation of Islam by peaceful, law abiding citizens.