Donald Douglas at American Power has a post via Blazing Cat Fur on the West's appeasement to Islam. Of course the example given is the trial of Geert Wilders in Amsterdam currently taking place. Wilders is on trial for offending Islam. Considering the Hell that Wilders is being subjected to by the "Religion of Peace" I would say he is only slightly luckier than his fellow Dutchman Theo van Gogh who was stabbed to death in retribution for his offense of Islam. Closer to home we have the persecution via prosecution of Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant at the hands of our immediate neighbors to the north. How long will it be before we see these types of lawsuits in the United States?
The first line of defense against the spread of Sharia in this country should be our women. The debasement of woman under Sharia is well known and therefore, halting the influence of Sharia in this country should be the one area that Conservative and Progressive women should be in agreement on. But are we? Never a peep from Progressive women regarding the subjugation of their sisters under Sharia. Did you hear about the honor killing in Texas? Not if you read Jane Hamsher or any other female "Progressive" writer. Read any good articles on genital mutilation by Ellen Goodman lately? No, I imagine not. And be certain, when our liberated sisters on the left talk about "misogyny and the church" they never include the mosque in the discussion.
Has the influence of Islam spreads to and across our shores, women who refuse to give up their hard won freedoms should be standing shoulder to shoulder. But when it comes to my progressive sisters I won't hold my breath.