From the hit television show "24," to the annual gathering of Democrats in winter retreat and stretching even to the university campus, imams be playin' us.
Radical ones are amused at our blatant display of weakness on our televisions, amongst our elected leaders and with the spineless provosts in educational arenas.
They are laughing at us, mocking us and praying prayers of conversion over us, and we keep inviting them back for more.
Normally, I'm a big fan of Jack Bauer and his pursuit to get the terrorists before they assassinate the president, release biological weapons or detonate nukes on American soil. This year I'm grateful that the makers of "24" have played out a relatively believable storyline in terms of the dangers we face. However, I've grown ever tired of the ranting rampage of more than one character on the show this year lecturing the viewers about the "constitutional protections" of those who wish us dead. I'm sorry, did I miss something? Did we set up internment camps somewhere on our soil, even after 9-11?
I'm also not thrilled with the fact that they have portrayed a president who is actively negotiating with terrorists. At least he's a liberal Democrat though – they get points for consistency. And setting up a Yasser Arafat-like character to be the noble pursuer of what is right is just the unbelievable cherry on top.
Yep, they're laughing.
But if America's fictional television shows aren't enough ...
There are always the real-life Democrats who held their annual winter retreat last weekend and invited an imam to come pray a prayer of conversion over them as they started the meetings. And not just any imam, but Husham Al-Husainy, imam of the largest Shiite mosque in America. His resume is quite impressive. He is a life long supporter of the Ayatollah Khomeini. For you youngsters, he's the radical imam who took our boys hostage for 444 days under the "impressive" days of Jimmy Carter's presidency. For literally more than a year, our government held its breath and hoped that maybe he might just change his mind. All of that came to a swift end the moment Ronald Reagan put his hand on the inaugural Bible. Khomeini's choice was: Let 'em go or get turned into crispy pork rinds. (Reagan's presidency was so impressive it even spared his enemy's life.)
But I digress ... back to Husainy.
He is also a life long supporter of Hezbollah, a terror network with wider reach than al-Qaida. And last summer when Hezbollah began raining rockets upon Israel, Husainy organized near daily protests in Dearborn and Detroit in support of the Iranian-backed terror group. He's also quite the orator; his anti-American, anti-Israel stump speech has become a hit in jihad circles everywhere. He is so good at it that he was even able to weasel in the actual language of conversion into the prayer he prayed over the Democrats who had gathered. Muslim scholars, upon careful inspection of the language he used, have confirmed as much. To paraphrase, he was asking Allah to allow them to convert or meet their doom.
And of all of the practitioners of faith in America today, out of the millions of people who could offer up prayers to heaven (even if few of them are in fact liberals themselves), the DNC chose HIM?
It wasn't enough that they invited him, either. One could easily surmise that if they simply explained that they hadn't "done their homework" the Democrats could get by with a paltry little, "well, I disagree with him and we'll be more careful next time." But oh, no – Geraldine Ferraro, a former party nominee for vice president, and a boatload of others go on talk radio, cable news, etc. to defend the imam's prayer – one particularly peculiar anecdote emerging from these appearances being that they thought the imam was being inclusive by citing Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. The former veep nominee didn't even realize that by including only those four, he was advancing a strict doctrine of Islam.
Yep, laughing, rolling on the floor holding their belly ...
Finally, this week at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, five otherwise exceptional young men have their campus jobs stripped for making a parody video on YouTube in which they, as the resident hall supervisors of one dorm, donned ski masks and kidnapped "Pete the rubber ducky," who as it happened was a campus mascot. Their big crime? The ski masks and cartoonish Middle Eastern accents!
They clearly aired a disclaimer on the video demonstration indicating that it was but a ruse. But that was not enough to satisfy the shallow-headed provost of the school, Joseph Shenker. He not only fired them from their posts but has threatened (insert gasps of air here) campus hearings on the matter. Evidently, they had crossed the line of "sensitivity," even though none of the schools 8,500 students had complained and the vast majority of the campus supports the five boys.
So, why the harsh reaction?
Muslim advocacy groups squealing "political correctness" like stuck pigs. CAIR (who always sides against America and for the terrorists), the American Muslim Alliance and the Islamic Center of Long Island Westbury all issued "statements" and "press releases" denouncing the "prank."
And where were any of these groups when terrorists were beheading journalists, contractors and service personnel?
Yes, the laughing continues... and it will.
For as long as we tell our culture through our entertainment that taking the wrong side is the right thing, as long as we give terror-supporting radicals places of prominence, and as long as we tolerate feigned outrage at harmless pranks while holding no one accountable for actual atrocity, then our enemies will believe that we are weak.
And unfortunately, they may be right!