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Lessons from Fort Hood

In the wake of the mass murders at Fort Hood(Texas), there have been a number of posts/stories on the internet about the implications of the shooter being a practicing Muslim. Victor Davis Hansen of the Online National Review muses whether or not the act of the shooter was an example of "al Qaedism", a term he has coined for when Muslims face a spontaneous rage in response to a sense of personal failure or impotence (not sexually but personal none the less) which is united with the trials of the Islamic faith in the modern world. He points out that this seems to have been the force behind the 24 attempted or realized attacks of this nature since 9/11.

Rick Santorum from the Ethics and Public Policy Center (Washington DC) addressed the structural "flaw" (my term, not his) within the Islamic faith that impedes the application of the separation of Church and State which has been the hallmark of western Christianity, one of the societal fruits of the Enlightenment.

Both of these articles can be found in the Reference Articles box to the left of this post. They are well worth reading, especially for those who share the concern that we are heading towards a worldwide religious clash of cultures and faiths (cf. George Weigel - Faith, Reason, and the War Against Jihadism Doubleday, 2007)


  1. Of course we're heading for a clash and we have had several of them already. Our local governments want secular language in our institutions so that means no Christian faith. Even within our Catholic faith we have the liberal and the faithful disageeing.
    These are heady times but I think the Lord is separating the wheat from the chaff.


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