I will admit, I used Google Translate to make sure I got it right. I knew all the words, but my French is rusty. It was obtained on the fly travelling through that country in the 80’s, and mostly confined to hotel rooms, hot food, beer, and the beach. My name is French, my soul is American. Today, my heart is French as well. I hope yours is with France today in the wake of the attacks against the innocent writers at Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday.
I have a spot in that heart that swells with pride when I listen to La Marseillaise played during the movie “Casablanca.” The French were some of our earliest allies as a nation. I’m not naive, I still think that going to war without the French is like going deer hunting without an accordion, but they have some troops that are among the best in the world. And nice submarines.
Most of all, they are in a struggle against the poison that is Islam. For those of you now holding your noses and starting to click away, I’d like to point out a fundamental difference between Christianity and Islam: If you are true to the followings of Jesus Christ, you will do all you can to love your fellow man and ease their place in life, hoping and praying that they will follow your example on the road to redemption and eternal life. If you are true to the teachings of Mohammed, you will conquer your enemies and force them to convert to Islam, be heavily taxed, or be put to death. Wednesday, in Paris, the terrorists enforced this and put the cartoonists and writers to death for offending Mohammed. Can you imagine doing that for Jesus? Not in the modern era.
Well, they asked for it by bearding the lion. Yeah. That’s how some think of it. I think Charlie Hebdo managed to offend pretty much everyone over the last few decades and a think skinned group of killers murdered them for their “offense.”
I’d like to remind you, dear reader, that this is not unexpected. It is the normal course of events for those that follow the teachings of Mohammed to the letter. Can it happen here? Let’s see… New York and Washington D.C. on September 11, 2001 ring a bell. Or, perhaps, London, England in 2005? Spain in… well, you get the point. It’s a definite pattern.
We have a choice: submit or fight back.
You choose. I already have. It’s at the top corner of my blog and as much a part of my heart as my French heritage: I’m a Christian. I will not submit. And I’ll protect you if need be, as I’m a sheepdog as well.
This is not the end. It will happen again. And George Bush had nothing to do with it in any way.
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