Ron Paul: “I don’t believe for a minute that the religion of Islam is our enemy.”

As if we needed anymore proof of Ron Paul’s anti-American treachery — and no, I am not speaking of his inclusion in the Democrats’ list of favorite Republicans (though it’s also quite telling), — he’s finally waded into the Ground Zero mosque controversy where — unsurprisingly — he’s chalked it all up to yet another conspiracy theory, fomented by those war-lovin’ neo-cons:

“I think it’s a big distraction, a grand distraction from the real issues… To me it should have been a grand opportunity, and you really touched on the opportunity, because it’s really a property rights issue, and who owns the property? And it’s also a civil liberties issue. It’s a freedom of speech issue… Property rights and civil rights are one and the same… drives the neo-cons nuts… I don’t believe for a minute that the, quote, religion of Islam is our enemy.”

Really, Ron? And I suppose Al-Qaeda is just a CIA fantasy, too?

For the record, the majority of Americans and politicians who oppose the mosque fully understand the constitutional right to build it. Then again, most of us also understand that Islam is a strident political ideology wrapped up in the cloak of religion, and that jihadists committed an act of war against the United States on September 11, 2001 — not the United States government — all in the name of Islam. Further, understanding the history of Cordoba, we are cognizant of the fact that such a mosque is nothing short of a monument to their bloody victory over the “Great Satan” and 3,000 of its citizens on 9/11.

I  know its tough for you libertarians — much like your foreign policy kindred spirits, liberals — to place a moral judgment on anything, but out of respect for 9/11′s grieving families, it would be nice if you’d grant them some deference on this emotionally supercharged, morally reprehensible issue. It would also be refreshing if you’d actually give your country the benefit of the doubt, instead of blaming it for the existence of a so-called religion that preaches death to infidels, practices pedophilia, commits unspeakable crimes against women, and actively engages in a worldwide, genocidal movement with the ultimate goal of imposing a worldwide Muslim Caliphate.

In short, since you’re so fond of conspiracy theories, maybe you can believe in one that’s actually true: Global Jihad. Then temper your constitutional remarks about the Ground Zero mosque with some intelligence and real compassion for your own countrymen — especially those who lost everything on 9/11.

Update: from Nice Deb, the son of a Hamas founder and convert to Christianity speaks out against the mosque.

Update 2: Here’s a great post from Ron Williams on why Ron Paul should never be president.

Update 3: Separated at birth? Hmmm. ;)

Marshall Applewhite, Heaven's Gate Cult Leader, bears a striking resemblance to Ron Paul.

H/T: My friend Mike Barnett.

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  2. American Delight

    I disagree with using the word “treachery” to describe what Ron Paul is doing. He is profoundly misguided about the nature of the jihadist threat, but I don’t believe he takes positions in order to betray America intentionally.

  3. Wow, Daria!!! You hit the nail on the head and said it so much better than I ever could have!!

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  5. Shona Darress

    Funny I was just talking to a friend tonight about Ron Paul. She went to the Campaign for Liberty thing up in Orlando recently and she was shocked at how crazy they were there. She had never been around so many crazy people in her life before!. Very nice piece Daria. I am loving you new blog!

  6. Jacques Farnsworth

    THIS ARTICLE IS NOTHING MORE THAN SPIN AND IS FULL OF NEO-CON BOVINE EXCREMENT. AND THAT TOOTS COMES FROM A REAL CONSERVATIVE AMERICAN PATRIOT. GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF WHERE THE SUN DOES NOT SHINE AND UNDERSTAND THE HYPE AND SPIN AND MISINFORMATION THAT HAS SURROUNDED THE WHOLE 911 ISSUE . HOW DARE YOU SPEAK FOR THOSE THAT LOST EVERYTHING, WHEN THE GOVERNMENT WHITE WASHED THE INVESTIGATION AND LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE RON PAUL IS A GOOD MAN UNLIKE MOST OF THE GOP SELL OUTS IN CONGRESS, AND THE LIBERAL TRAITORS TOO. LIBERTARIANS ARE NOT LIBERALS YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, AND ARE TALKING OUT OF YOUR POSTERIOR ORIFICE. YOU NEED TO CHECK YOUR FACTS BEFORE SPOUTING OFF ON SOMETHING YOU APPARENTLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. AL – QUEDA IS A CIA CREATION, DO THE RESEARCH. JUST SO YOU KNOW DUNDERHEAD, RADICAL ISLAM IS A CREATION OF MI6 AND THE CIA TOO. AGAIN IGNORAMUS DO THE RESEARCH. I AM TIRED OF THESE HALF BAKED NEO-CON IDIOTS THAT THINK THEY KNOW AND KNOW NOT A DAMN THING THEN SPOUT OFF AS THOUGH THEY DO. SPARE US! RON PAUL WOULD BE A HELL OF A LOT BETTER THAT WHAT WE HAVE IN OFFICE NOW. ONE THING THOUGH I WILL GIVE TO YOU RADICAL ISLAM IS DANGEROUS BUT NO WHERE NEAR AS DANGEROUS AS THE CREEPS WHO FUND THE MOVEMENT AND KEEP IT GOING THROUGH PERPETRATING TERROR ON THE MUSLIM NATIONS, AND COMMIT ATROCITIES IN THEIR COUNTRIES AND PLAY BOTH ENDS AGAINST THE MIDDLE SO THEY CAN TAKE OVER THE WORLDS ECONOMY AND RESOURCES. THE REAL ENEMY HERE IS THE LIBERAL GLOBALIST AND THE NEO-CON GLOBALIST. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO SET ALL THIS UP IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    • Jacques Farnsworth, very good post and very close to the truth. What we have here is a war of words. Neo-cons and far left liberals who have strayed from the middle are orchestrating almost by accident but perpetuated through blogs like this and the “secret” mainstream media. The attitude of “if I say it then it’s true” is so childlike. Just because someone is a victim, doesn’t make them an expert. (dariaanne). There were “victims” from over 40 countries in the 9/11 attacks. Ron Paul isn’t “treacherous” in the least. He is saying things that disturb the “war of words” and disturbs the ignoramuses who believe their words are more right but are simply stubborn fools really! Propaganda begets propaganda. Story telling at it’s most terrible. Ronald Reagan summed up what’s going on today when he said, “Facts are stupid things”.

      • And Joe just posted an eleven line comment without a single fact being displayed…well done, that can’t be easy Joe. You obviously have studied liberal debate techniques for some time, as you gave zero evidence of why Ron Paul is right about anything, but managed to call us “childlike” “ignoramuses” and “stubborn fools”
        FACTS =0
        NAME CALLING=3

        Intelligently argued, Joe…very respectable

    • Wwwwhhhhaaaatttt. . .And I suppose the delineation of judep/christian prophecy written 1000s of years ago was the creation of the FBI , look you hysterical paranoid nut , the only reason jews went to that region was to FULFIL PROPHECY , which said after there persecution by the Nazis , they would return back to the land of there forefathers and create the nation of Israel … Which by 1920s the muslims sensed they would do , and began to fight , even under British rule , inorder to ensure that the judeo/christian holyland would forever be the prize of Islam , they came flooding in from Egypt,Syria,Lebanon ,Jordan , which now is portrayed to us as the nation of Palestine , a front for Islam , to ensure judeo/christian prophecy is never fulfiled…
      The person who should do there reading from academic sources rather than the paranoid American hating fringes of “prison planet” , is you , , , More than 1.3 billion people, one-fifth of humanity, live in the OIC states. Within the OIC are Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, UAE and Kuwait that between them possess 700 billion barrels of proven oil reserves. All the 1.3 billion put together have an annual GDP of less than $1.5 trillion…That IS FACT , Islam is to blame for there impovrishment , and all muslims do is blame anyone who points that out to them , IT IS NOT A CIA PLOT TO CARRY OUT FEMALE OPPRESSION OR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION , get a grip , find out about the real world , get your head out of Alex Jonses cheese. . . Among them, fifty-six OIC countries have an average of ten universities each for a total of less than 600 universities for 1.3 billion people. India has 8,407 universities, the US has 5,758. . . These muslims are not the brightest in the world , theres just so much corruption in there nations , that theres just such a poor distribution of wealth , let us not forget how they discourage women from education. . .So like your the one who should do the research , bcz REAL ACADEMICS WITH REAL POLITICAL INSIGHT , see your loonie jibberings as an out an out confession that YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE REALITY OF THIS WORLD ITS WHY YOU SINK INTO CONSPIRACY BUTT CRACKS !

      • Tazer: You summed it up nicely and concisly in historic truths…I will also add this..that Islam likes to deny a video about a muslim apostate of course that is dangerous to become apostate..It is also in another history book..I am sure universities do not teach history of this..the fact of ” Muslim black african slave traders”….Conspiracy theorists are ” USEFUL IDIOTS” to the cause of Islam…TaQiyya is mentioned in the Q’uran–

    • Pauly

      …to even lump the Heavens Gate idiots with Dr. Paul is absurd… get real. If you… Dr. Paul has more back bone then any librtard on the Hill, and most of the Republcants… Ron Paul 2012 is our only REAL choice… otherwise, meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    • diana dery

      I applaud you JOE!!! Looks like you are well informed!! Ron Paul is the voice of truth and his enemies want his message and the truth buried. Thank you for standing up for him. I could not have said it any better

    • elmarco

      I could not agree more. Great post. I hope others will finally get it. God Bless you and Ron Paul, and God Bless America.

    • The only thing Jacques has proven here is that he is an ignorant, ill-informed, conspiracy theorist. And did I say, ignorant?

  7. dariaanne

    Funny you should lecture me about 9/11 families, since I am one of them Jacques. Let me ask you: did the US Government also orchestrate the 1979 Iranian Embassy takeover, the 1993 WTC bombing, the Khobar Towers and the USS Cole, just to name a few atrocities committed by Muslims prior to September 11?

    How about the London Subway bombings, the Madrid bombings, the failed attempt to blow up airliners over the Atlantic from Heathrow Airport, the Fort Hood massacre and the would-be Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Airlines? All part of the “neo-con” conspiracy too?

    I’ll blame the government for 9.11 in this sense: Bill Clinton treated it as a law enforcement matter and not an act of war, building walls between intelligence agencies and making it impossible to share information. He also allowed Bin Laden to escape when our CIA agents in the field could’ve captured him.

    But all of these facts are lost on a Ron Paul Kool-Aid drinker who uses all caps in long comment posts.

    • samoo

      hey dariaane do you actually know what happened on 9/11? it wasnt carried out by religious men who were devout believers in islam. do you know anything about the religion of islam? what do you know about the men who crashed those planes? it has been ten years so please,for your sake and the sake of everyone who goes to your church. discover the truth. do not let what one person or web article or even your pastor (or the president) says reign above all else.do not sacrifice truth for hot headed lunacy for truth is sacred and should not be muddied by pride and ignorance. the truth is, people like you are more harmful to the future and security of our nation than the religion of islam could be ( or has been) in 10,000 years.

      apparently it seems you all have already taken sides you know the lingo and how to insult me. some of you talk about “reality” and “logic” and “chat etiquette” lol….what is this, an afterschool babysitting club? i just want to say to all of you
      “never ever did we imagine that terrorists would actually fly airplanes into buildings on such a massive scale”- george bush
      wtf? are you retarded?

  8. Angie

    Jacques, do you have sources to back up all of your claims??? Just curious.

  9. Don Smith

    Ron Paul is now making the same points as that wonderful human being Fidel Castro.

    No one takes Ron Paul seriously…excuse me…no sane people take Ron Paul seriously.

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_082010/content/01125109.guest.html

  10. Conservativediva

    Jacques how do you always wind up making yourself look crazier then the day before….never ceases to amaze me….uggg Oh and btw….pls get your “shift” key fixed!

    Daria once again you have hit the “crazy” nail on the head!

    Shona I remember being so thrilled to see so many young folks at CPAC in Feb 2010. But then once I realized there was something funky it made sense that they were bussed in by C4L :/

  11. dariaanne

    C4L= Campaign for Lunacy ;)

  12. firstdown

    Jacques, first of all, STOP YELLING!!

    Please learn BASIC chat etiquette before posting.

    TYVM.

    Now, kindly repost your argument in logical progression and somewhat comprehensivle English. Once that is completed, maybe I can read it and repsond.

    Now, to the subject at hand….

    Like a bad debt, I’ve written off Ron Paul sometime in the last milenium. He should get together with Ross Perot (he was another nut from Texas, right?), and form a joint-venture in promoting themselves. Maybe there’s a future in balloons…Lord knows, they have plent of hot air.

  13. Stephanie

    Jaques question what color is the sky in your world. Its fun listening to the fairy tales you weave and the wonderful stories your telling but let us go back to a place called reality. Actually I don’t believe you have ever been there. Its nice. Its a place where real people live their lives, deal with real problems and fix them. Ron Paul is merely a lying old fool who takes as much money in earmarks as anyone in congress. I don’t know what dope you smoke Jaques but let it go.

  14. Very interesting thanks

  15. “CHECK YOUR FACTS BEFORE SPOUTING OFF ON SOMETHING YOU APPARENTLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.”

    “DO THE RESEARCH. JUST SO YOU KNOW DUNDERHEAD, RADICAL ISLAM IS A CREATION OF MI6 AND THE CIA TOO. AGAIN IGNORAMUS DO THE RESEARCH.”

    And when Jacques says “research” and “check your facts”, what he means is tune into Alex Jones and watch all the videos from his nut-job website. What a kool-aid drinking schizo…calm down Jacques, put the tin foil hat back on and chillout before the government starts stealing your thoughts again.

  16. C.D.

    Wow Jacques, I have learned so much from you. I had no idea that the CIA, went back 10 centuries before our nation was even formed, and planted their key agent, Mohammad, whose sole goal was to get millions of Arabians to seek world domination. What foresight, to do this, so we’d have an excuse over a thousand years later, to steal their oil. Who knew the the Ottoman Empire and the Barbary Wars were made up by a fledgling nation’s, as of yet non-existent, Central Intelligence Agency.

    Ah-hah, CIA, that’s why it’s so insulting to people like you. It contains the word INTELLIGENCE, and must be very offensive to people who have none.

  17. LMAO…
    RON PAUL?
    There are people that take this little troll seriously? Really?

    ROFLMFAO!!!

    He’s like the “Poltergeist” of Presidential Elections, every 4 years its “I’M BACK!!”

    Shesh…

    Spent WAY to much time in 08 shoveling this guy’s crap out of the way to get to the real issues, at least he never even made the ballot in my State.

    Did he really Make a statement that ignorant? He doesn’t believe that Jihadists are our enemies?

    LOL, he deserves his follower-bots.

    t

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  19. Teresa

    I also just heard on IW that part of the plane’s wing that flew into the tower that day landed right into the roof of the designated property (it went 2 floors deep- and that’s a fact). You’re they’re telling us that this is not a monument built to honor the “victory”…this is not a political statement? Is America that foolish to be so caught up in political correctness that we become blinded to deceit and the tactics of war? The world is laughing in our face.
    If they truly wanted to make a peaceful statement, let them be sensitive to the cries New York and America and move it farther away- not 2 blocks away.

    • James Cox

      No one cries for the thousands of Vietnam civilians that we slaughtered in false flag attacks in order to perpetuate the war machine that only benefited the military-industrial complex. They are not any different that the false flag attack on the WTC on 9/11/2001, except that it hit at home instead of across the ocean. We need to be clear as to who the REAL enemy is (the Illuminati and their New World Order).

    • I agree with you so much – I actually feel embarrassed sometimes because of the PC crap we are being force-fed by the left. I am especially embarrassed by the fact that something like Obama actually got into the White House. It is a disgrace and a shame to me that the people of our nation were so naive and/or ignorant of what he really is.
      Yes – the world IS laughing at us. We are a laughing-stock of the world. That mosque should NOT be built.

  20. While many conspiracy nuts might follow Dr. Paul, Dr. Paul himself is not a conspiracy nut. Conspiracy people can be found in every political group. Daria, I’ve never read such a misguided, angry, baseless, and hateful rant in quite awhile.

    And yet, I’m relieved to find that the neo-con movement is this desperate. Refreshing.

    If Republicans are even remotely intelligent, they’ll listen to Ron Paul a lot more than the Hannity’s and Limbaugh’s of your party. And if you guys are genuinely interested in taking the Republican Party back to its original conservative roots, you’ll do research on what your original conservative roots actually were: Barry Goldwater, William Taft, and paleo-conservatism (not neo-conservatism).

    I’m sorry Daria, but Ron Paul has got everything right, and the sooner you Conservatives realize that, the better off you’ll be.

  21. Pauly

    ”’I don’t get the link ‘that Fox let you keep’ and what even has to do with Ron Paul… WTH?

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  23. MICHAEL

    WOW , I NEVER THOUGHT SOMEONE COULD BE SO BRAINWASHED. BUT THEN AGAIN THE BLACK BOX IN THE CORNER OF THE ROOM DOES A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF IT . WHAT YO HAVE FAIL TO UNDERSTAND IS YOUR GOVERNMENT AND THE ESTABLISHMENT HAVE BEEN LYING TO YOU SINCE YOU BEEN BORN . THE INDOCTRINATION CENTERS FROM K-12 AND ALSO INTO YOUR HIGH EDUCATION HUBS . HAVE THOUGHT YOU HOW TO BE A GOOD MIND NUMB ROBOT . THEY HAVE TAUGHT YOU TO OBEY YOUR OVERLAORDS AND TO NOT QUESTION YOUR LEADERS . MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY LEAVING THE COUNTRY FOR A WHILE , AND TAKING A LOOK AROUND THE REAL WORLD BEFORE YOU TRY TO DRIVE A NAIL THRU A MAN WHO SPEAKS THE TRUTH . THE ONLY REASON YOU FEEL THE NEED TO TRY AND CALL DR. PAUL A LUNITIC . IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO NOT ACCEPT A DIFFERENT THOUGHT PROCESS. SO IN YOUR DEFENSE I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU , AND THE OTHER MIND NUMB SLAVES THAT WILL CONTINUE TO EAT THE DIRTY LIES THAT YOUR MASTER FEEDS YOU. SO SAD .

  24. Rosemary

    Yea, and I don’t believe they would blow us up if they got half a chance like in 9/11.

  25. James Cox

    Al Qaeda is NOT a CIA fantasy. It is a CIA conspiracy against our own country. It was invented and sponsored by the CIA in order to further the agenda of the New World Order.

  26. Awake

    You’re utterly misguided and filled with hatred.

    You’ve been manipulated by extremist Israeli propaganda like so many so-called patriots.

    America is going to go bankrupt fighting these strategically idiotic battles against Muslim populations for AIPAC and its fake conservative supporters, and then a REAL strategic power will displace it as the world’s super power.

    The most important thing for a nation’s power is its economy, something you short-sighted neocons don’t understand.

  27. Ron Paul is merely carrying the idea of “laissez-faire” somewhat too far. In today’s world, we MUST keep an eye on what other countries are up to: especially those who say “Death to all infidels!” loudly and freely in the streets of their year 3 AD countries and which include the US in that category!
    But again, perhaps Congressman Paul recognizes that even if Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons, our technology (which is so many light years ahead of anything the Iranians could fathom) would blast that country into atoms before they even pressed the red button?

  28. Jane Scroggins

    I am libertarian. I supported Ron Paul in 08. I believe in limited government and consider having the government micro-manage the economy is a big part of the problem and “O” has just about sunk us economically. I don’t like people dissing Dr. Paul and I consider him a great man but when I read this comment I wondered if he was ill informed or just plain loosing it! He is in his 70s.
    Looking at how Islam treats women and children I can only call it evil. They are out to take over the world. They are our enemy! I don’t say so, Muslims do! And I do think our meddling and nation building has played right into their hands. We need to get our nose out of everyone else’s business!
    Be careful, when you start insulting and ridiculing you make yourself sound like a progressive, that is their answer (Obamanites) to any thing that doesn’t agree with them!

  29. Being a former ‘Yeah we’re gonna f*ck you towel heads up’ Conservative, I find something quite interesting about the same crowd these days: Ron Paul’s words [and that's just what they are since he is a politician after all] suggest that we need to take healthy and literal dose of the U.S. Constitution for a while. That being said [and in my opinion an absolute must before it's too late], living by the Constitution literally is by definition Conservative. So logic would follow that those who call themselves Conservatives should be supporting Ron Paul. That is, if they are truly Conservative and not just part of the duopoly of power/profit that is our illusion of choice in American politics.

  30. Richard Poor

    If you disagree than I take it you all believe that the “religion of Islam” is “our enemy”?
    American Moslems part of “our” or part of “enemy”?

  31. I just watched an interview with Ron Paul on the CBS Evening News, and when asked what he would do to stop Iran from having nuclear weapons, he said, “whatever was necessary”. When asked by Scott Pelley if he meant going to war, Paul said “NO!. We contained the Soviet Union without war and they had 30,000 nuclear weapons.”

    That pathetic statement is exactly why Ron Paul is so dangerous. How can one compare the former Soviet Union… a government with obvious common sense and the understanding of ‘Mutual Assured Destruction’, to a government with a maniac leader bent on making Islam the world’s religion and eliminating anything that stands in the way. The simple fact that just today, Iran “warned” the United States not to place another aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf should tell everyone how crazy this regime is. Comparing Iran to the former Soviet Union, regardless of how we felt about the former Soviet Union is an insult to Russia.

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  33. Ron Paul is neither a moron, treacherous or any of the other adjectives you seem to be so found of. I do thing he is wrong about Islam not being our enemy. I think he is right about our involvement in the middle east causing the increase in terrorism. By our nation building and meddling we have given the extremists a platform to promote their agenda. Dr. Paul is more right than he is wrong. At least he is an American who believe in the constitution and the rule of law and compared to Romney and Santorum he’s a genus.

    • Kim Taylor

      And you are obviously another brainwashed moron. Ron Paul is a bigger danger to this country than Obama could ever be, and I cannot stand Obama. Thankfully, Paul is so far behind it won’t matter anyway.

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