Tuesday, September 15, 2009
A million Americans say taxes are more important than Islam
This picture speaks a million words. And those million words can be boiled down to 8:
Americans care about their pocketbooks, not about Islam.
As the Daily Mail put it:
“As many as one million people flooded into Washington for a massive rally organised by conservatives claiming that President Obama is driving America towards socialism.”
Why haven’t we seen a comparable rally against Islam? The logical answer to that disheartening question is that the Anti-Islam Movement remains marginal—so marginal it cannot, or will not, muster any kind of a march on Washington, even eight years after 9/11, let alone the Million Man March that should be expected of it. Indeed, a recent Pew poll found that “The percentage of Americans who believe Islam encourages violence has declined in recent years. . .”
Meanwhile, American Muslims are planning a Washington “prayer rally” of their own for September 25, at which tens of thousands are expected to attend.