A new poll conducted by CBS reveals that the majority (66%) of Democrats do not believe that Islam is more violent than other religions. Nearly the same percentage (63%) of Republicans believe that Islam is more violent.
This demonstrates either an ignorance or disregard of the facts on the part of Democrats. Countries dominated by Islam are apt to impose Islamic Sharia law and its oppressive rules and methods of punishment. Women, in particular, bear the brunt of Islamic oppression; those who have been raped have even been punished for being victims (on the pretext that they had sex outside of marriage). In addition, as ISIS has spread in Iraq and Syria they have taken women and girls captive as sex slaves.
One irony of all this is that Democrats, who say they value inclusivity and diversity (and support all manner of LGBT causes) view a non-inclusive religion in a positive light. Thus, at the same time that Middle Eastern countries are executing homosexuals, Democrats are lamenting the fact that people from a subset of those countries are temporarily blocked from entering the United States.
The other irony is that the inclusive nature of the United States grew out of Judeo-Christian values (note that this is different than saying that “America is a Christian nation”). Certainly, not all Muslims believe in Sharia Law or its oppression, but Islam (“submission”) tends to encourage violence in the name of religion. Christianity, on the other hand, is a religion of mercy, and those who pursue the faith through violence are considered to be the aberration, not the norm. Christians have spread grace to those outside the Christian community, even when disagreeing with their practices or beliefs. As the Left in the United States has drifted from the core Christian values which made the Left even possible, it has forgotten to whom it owes its attitudes of tolerance and inclusivity.
Now the Left’s favored religion is Islam. However, if Islam were to grab a majority hold in this country it would ultimately destroy the Left’s causes, subduing them under the thumb of Sharia Law. Democrats would be wise to study the history of the spread of Islam in the Middle East and Europe to see where it leads. It most certainly does not lead to the Left’s inclusive, diverse utopia.