Time for a US ‘jihad’ against non-believers
Christian psychiatrist Dr Keith Ablow, a member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, is calling for a world-wide war against infidels.
In an op-ed for Fox News earlier this week, Ablow wrote:
Among the many definitions of jihad are a ‘war or struggle against unbelievers’ and ‘a crusade for a principle or belief’. Given those definitions, I believe it’s time for an American jihad.
Working on the premise that “we the People of the United States are good and we are right”, Ablow asserts that:
An American jihad would reawaken in American citizens the certain knowledge that our Constitution is a sacred document that better defines and preserves the liberty and autonomy of human beings than the charter of any other nation on earth.
The Constitution, along with the miracle of our nation’s founding and the providential history of America fighting and winning war after war against oppressive regimes, proves our manifest destiny not only to preserve our borders and safety and national character at home, but to spread around the world our love of individual freedom and insist on its reflection in every government.
An American jihad would embrace the correct belief that if every nation on earth were governed by freely elected leaders and by our Constitution, the world would be a far better place.
And just how would America impose its “superior democracy” on other nations?
We would urge our leaders, after their service in the US Senate and Congress, to seek dual citizenship in other nations, like France and Italy and Sweden and Argentina and Brazil and Germany, and work to influence those nations to adopt laws very much like our own. We might even fund our leaders’ campaigns for office in these other nations.
And if this fails to succeed?
We would accept the fact that an American jihad could mean boots on the ground in many places in the world where human rights are being denigrated and horrors are unfolding. Because wherever leaders and movements appear that seek to trample upon the human spirit, we have a God-given right to intervene — because we have been to the mountaintop of freedom, and we have seen the Promised Land spanning the globe.
An American jihad would never condone terrorist acts of violence against our adversaries or the targeting of people simply because their beliefs are different from ours. But for those who malignantly demonstrate their intentions to subjugate others, there would be no quarter.
Is Ablow deranged? You better believe it.
In 2011, in another Fox News op-ed entitled “Was Jesus the First Psychiatrist?” he made some valid points about the scientific nature of psychiatry.
But then he veers off into the decidedly unscientific area of Christian teaching which he claims is “very nearly one” with psychiatry and psychology.
A few weeks earlier, Ablow warned American parents not to allow their kids to watch Chaz Bono, above, on the TV programme, Dancing With The Stars, saying:
Chaz Bono, the ‘transsexual’ woman who underwent plastic surgery and takes male hormones in an effort to appear to be a man, and who asserts she is a man, will appear on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars … He will be partnered with a woman.
Casting Chaz Bono on Dancing with the Stars is part of Chaz’s victory tour, which has included appearances on talk shows and the release of a book called Transition.
I advise parents to not allow their children to watch the episodes in which Chaz appears.
Here’s why: Many of the children who might be watching will be establishing a sense of self which includes, of course, a sexual/gender identity.
Some will be girls becoming comfortable with dramatic changes in their bodies. Some will be boys coming to terms with integrating the dawn of manhood with exquisite feelings of vulnerability.
Young viewers will include tomboyish girls and sensitive, less stereotypically ‘masculine’ boys. They will also include children who have sustained the losses of loved ones and are wrestling with depression, perhaps wondering who they are absent their deceased mothers or fathers.
The last thing vulnerable children and adolescents need, as they wrestle with the normal process of establishing their identities, is to watch a captive crowd in a studio audience applaud on cue for someone whose search for an identity culminated with the removal of her breasts, the injection of steroids and, perhaps one day soon, the fashioning of a make-shift phallus to replace her vagina.