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Multicultural madness of the left allows them to equate Christianity and Islam

To The Daily Sun,

Ben Lassen of Belmont wrote a scathing rebuke of a Steve Earle letter in the Friday, April 7 edition of The Sun. He didn't name Steve, but we know who he was referring to anyway. Ben has joined with Alan Vervaeke aboard the "Islam is a religion of peace" bandwagon. They both seem to be reasonably intelligent and caring people, but the ignorance of their remarks against Steve is truly breathtaking. Radical Islamists are just examples of a few bad apples found in any religion and remember the Crusades, remarks Mr. Lassen. Ben claims to have read the Koran and has assured us that Jesus was cool with Islam. Alan has some nice quotes of peace from the Koran as well. I commend him for the many tortuous hours he must have spent cherry picking quotes.

No, I did not spend my summer in pleasurable reading of the Koran, as Ben Lassen has suggested, but if I did, I'm quite sure I would not be giving it four out of five stars, as Ben did. Why, because I did read a bit more as he suggested to Steve, but not from the timid scholars of political correctness. I read "How Much Time do You Have to Find Out About Islam," by Hugh Fitzgerald and "What Muslims Really Believe," by John Perazzo, both from the frontpagemag.com website. I also read "Obama's Islamophilia," by Dr. Michael Widlanski; "Islam and Rape: Joined at the Hip," by Eileen F. Toplansky and "Swedish Army Prepares for War as Police Flee Mob of Muslim 'Migrants," by Carol Brown, all from the americanthinker.com website. I have a copy of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad," by Professor William Kilpatrick. I have read the writings of Robert Spencer, Nonie Darwish, Major Stephen Coughlin, Raymond Ibrahim, Brigitte Gabriel, Walid Shoebat, Pam Geller, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Walid Phares, Daniel Greenfield, Bruce Thornton, Steven Emerson, Caroline Glick, David Horowitz, Dr. Qanta A. Ahmed, Dr. Sebastian Gorka and others who have studied both the Koran and the history of Islam over the past 1400 years.

Steve Earle is doing all of us a favor by trying to wake up citizens to the threat that radical Islamist terrorism is to all of us. I believe he is warning us that we risk life and limb by continuing to listen to the lunatic ravings of the progressive left. They are the ones who are giving cover for the suicide bombings, raping and pillaging, hatred of Jews, honor killings, rejection of women's rights, and ritual sexual abuse of children. They are the ones who pretend that Sharia Law does not exist in western societies. They are the ones who pretend that this ancient law as practiced in many Muslim countries does not include stoning of gays and for adultery, whipping of criminals, amputating the hands of thieves, treating woman as sex slaves and treating them as second-class citizens, forced marriage of little girls and female sexual mutilation.

It is the multicultural madness of the left that allows them to spout fairy tale bromides about the moral equivalence of Islam with Christianity and other religions. Christianity moved forward from the Old Testament, while Islam still lives within the confines of their 7th Century beliefs of barbarism. That is why assimilation is not and cannot happen in any meaningful way in Europe and in this country. Yes, there are Muslims who come here and do assimilate and they are fine people. My grandson went to school with a Muslim teenager who came from Pakistan. His dad is a businessman and his family happily assimilated here and live by our Constitution. He was a very nice young man who recently moved to Pennsylvania, to the dismay of my grandson. Dr. Zudhi Jasser, a Muslim, has a wonderful organization, The American Islamic Forum for Democracy. The fact that CAIR hates it is reason enough for me to endorse it. Dr. Jasser is a man dedicated to the work of getting Muslims to assimilate and to understand that our country is anything but Islamophobic as the left loves to describe our nation of borders, language and culture.

Dr. Qanta A. Ahmed, a British, Muslim physician, recently stated that the "let them in mentality is unhinged." She said there are many Muslims who have assimilated in this country who agree with extreme vetting. She wrote the book, "The Land of Invisible Women." Read about Ayaan Hirsi Ali's horrific story and you will understand why such a book is so relevant regarding Islamic culture. Ali believes that our obsession with terror is actually a secondary threat to DAWA, or the proselytizing of Islam. Yes, it's the ideology stupid! Ali is the founder of the AHA Foundation which fights against honor killings, forced marriages and female sexual mutilation. Again read about her and you will understand why.

Ben Lassen and Alan Vervaeke have quite a nerve demonizing Steve Earle. Of course, that is a prime tool of the progressive left. It is maddening and saddening to realize that there are so many people who are willing to risk the death of modern civilization because they have come to believe that the importance of "diversity" and "open borders," supersedes the safety and sovereignty of our nation, or worse yet, poses no threat to us. Perhaps Ben and Alan should do a bit more reading, and broaden the scope of their reading while they're at it. And let me quote Ben, "you couldn't have been further off the mark dude."

Russ Wiles

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Hard to believe they've funded a new jail they won't pay to operate

To The Daily Sun,

An open letter to Belknap County Delegation Chairman Herb Vadney and other members of the delegation:

We are writing to you on behalf of the Town of Belmont to express our significant concerns regarding the ongoing county budget battle that is waging in the press. As we understand it the delegation made significant cuts to the corrections portion of the budget which will impact the new facility and potentially the Sheriff's Department.

We have heard that as a result, the county may have to consider closing the dispatch center in order to provide funding to the sheriff to meet his constitutional duties. Such a proposal would seriously impact the town of Belmont and its residents/taxpayers; it would require that a minimum of four full-time dispatchers be hired. The financial impact of this would be approximately $212,780, or 36 cents on the current tax rate. An impact such as this would not be possible in our 2017 appropriated budget and the only mechanism for the town to obtain funding would be to petition the courts for an emergency Town Meeting.

We strongly urge you to reconsider any budgetary decisions you have made that may impact the overall safety and well-being of your constituents in Belknap County. It is difficult to believe that you would have voted to construct a facility without realizing the budgetary needs it would require, and that you would expect other agencies in the county to suffer for your lack of forethought.

Belmont Board of Selectmen

Ruth P. Mooney, Chairman
Jon Pike, Vice Chairman

Claude B. Patten Jr.


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