In Spain, two new satellite TV stations recently signed on. They won't be airing "Judge Judy," but instead are broadcasting Islamic theology and political propaganda. It was not coincidental that the launch of Islamic TV in Spain coincided with Christmas. One of the early broadcasts featured a story, from Islam's perspective, on the Virgin Mary and the birth of Jesus. Not surprisingly, it differs significantly from the biblical account with which even secular Americans are familiar.
One channel is called Hispan TV and its program content is produced in
The second channel is Cordoba Television, which Kern writes, "is the brainchild of the radical Saudi cleric
Kern notes that al-Fawzan has a reputation for hating Christianity and marginalizing women. He also preaches against
For many Muslims,
One might reasonably conclude that the goal of these TV stations is to establish a presence in post-
What is the Obama administration's response to the advance of radical Islam? It seeks negotiations with the Taliban and apparently as a "confidence-building gesture" is contemplating the release from
The administration also wants to reach out to the Muslim Brotherhood in
No gesture will deter the radicals. U.S. gestures demonstrate to radical Islamists America's weakness and lack of resolve, which they are eager to exploit.
During the Cold War,
In the film "The Iron Lady," Meryl Streep speaks the words of
Radical Islam challenges every idea in which the West believes. The Republican presidential candidates should start talking about their plans to counter, even defeat, it. We can see what the Obama administration is doing: nothing.
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