Friday, October 14, 2005

Bush Declares War on Radical Islam

I thirk Daniel Pipes is right if this is what Bush said. The commentators have missed the radical nature of the reframing. No longer is it a war on a tactic [terrorism] but the beast is named. "The detailed texture of Mr. Bush's speech transforms the official American understanding of who the enemy is, moving it from the superficial and inadequate notion of 'terrorism' to the far deeper concept of 'Islamic radicalism.' This change has potentially enduring importance if finally, 26 years later, it convinces polite society to name the enemy."
And Jesus said:
""You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,... "
It's good to see Bush calling us to prayer in this way. ;-)
Bush Declares War on Radical Islam - article by Daniel Pipes:
policy, Islam, jidadist, Islamist, Bush, USA, terrorism,

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