Allen West, a favorite of Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller is the likely winner in Florida for a seat in Congress. This is quite troubling though not surprising news. West is a supporter of Geert Wilders and is a staunch hater of Islam and a bigoted racist against Arabs.
We reported last year that this election season was going to be an interesting one and that some in the GOP were going to attempt to capitalize on anti-Muslim sentiment to fear-monger against Muslims. This prediction was more true than we could ever imagine, and now it is safe to say that we have the most Islamophobic House of Representatives in recent memory.
Some tidbits from our previous article on West,
I do not support any creation of a Palestinian state, to do so would be to create a terrorist state. There is already a state for the Arabic people residing in the region called Palestine, Jordan…I do not support any division of Jerusalem. If I recall from history and the Old Testament, David, Son of Israel built Jerusalem and his son Solomon made it great. The muslim claims to Jerusalem are based upon a very contentious story concocted by muhammad, and of course the latter conquering of the city, even by Salahaddin. One flag will fly over Jerusalem, the Israeli flag, never any other, certainly not a UN flag.
Here we are given a glimpse into how West formulates his policies: it is based on his literal understanding of the Bible and Christian dispensationalist theology.
How many Muslims live in West’s district? How many Palestinians? Imagine how they must be feeling at this moment.
Here is Allen West on Arabs,
Genesis Chapter 16, verses 11-12 states, “And the Angel of the Lord said to her (Hagar): Behold you are with child, and you shall bear a son, you shall call his name Ishmael, because the Lord has heard your affliction. He shall be a wild man; His hand shall be against everyman, and every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”
Ishmael of course became the beginning of the Arab people….and God’s word is immutable truth.
In closing, there are battle lines clearly drawn, I know where I stand, and that is to support the State of Israel.
At the end of the day West believes that we are at War with Islam which he believes, echoing Wilders is not a religion but a totalitarian, theocratic political system.
A nation does not go to war with a tactic…we are against something that is a totalitarian, theocratic, political ideology and it is called Islam. (CPAC, “Jihad: The Political Third Rail,” 2/19/10)
Scary stuff. Lets see how this plays out now that West is a Congressman.
In happier news Ilario Pantano lost his race in North Carolina.