John Quincy Adams doesn't need to meet Abu Qatada
The Justice Department's war on the facts about Islam, currently playing out in a purge of fact-armed trainers such as FBI analyst William Gawthrop, has taken a publicly aggressive turn as former US Attorney Dwight C. Holton declared AG Holder's "firm committment" to, as TPM reported, "nixing anti-Muslim material from law enforcement training."
“I want to be perfectly clear about this: training materials that portray Islam as a religion of violence or with a tendency towards violence are wrong, they are offensive, and they are contrary to everything that this president, this attorney general and Department of Justice stands for,” Holton said. “They will not be tolerated.”
As obliquely noted yesterday, such a diktat would ban the Koran from the training curriculum due to its "portrayal of Islam as a religion of violence" and "tendency toward violence" -- Justice's Two Big No-Nos. This is something my friend and retired detective and police officer John Work well understands. At his blog today, he fires off a quick list of Koranic exhortations to violence -- a tiny sample of the Islamic teachings we as a people have been well and purposefully conditioned not only to ignore and regard as being "out of context" and therefore meaningless, but also as evidence of the harmonious, Hershey Kiss of an impact Islam has on the world.
John throws in a bonus quotation from John Quincy Adams, our erudite and accomplished sixth president:
“[Mohammed] declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind…The precept of the Quran is, perpetual war against all who deny that [Mohammed] is the Prophet of God.
The vanquished [dhimmi] may purchase their lives by the payment of tribute.”
Notably, one of William Gawthrop's thoughtcrimes is simply to acknowledge the role of Mohammed as the jihad model, a truism in Islam as elaborated on, for example, mega-Sheihk and Muslim Brotherhood spiritual advisor Yusef al-Qaradawi: "Allah has also made the prophet Muhammad into an epitome for religious warriors [Mujahideen] ..." (I am quoting from the 2001 MEMRI translation on p. 248 of Andrew Boston's The Legacy of Islamic Jihad.)
Clearly, this duh-point was not lost on John Quincy Adams.
How far we have fallen: If AG Holder had his way, the 6th President of the United States would be purged, too.