Thursday, May 03, 2007
In other news, temperatures in Hell falling rapidly, and a flock of pigs takes flight over the Mississippi . . .
A recent BBC story actually celebrates America's existence . . . and reports that a motion before the Oxford Union stating "this House regrets the Founding of America" was overwhelmingly rejected.
The Oxford Union traditionally has hosted debates on the more important issues of our time, and has attracted speakers such as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, the Dalai Lama, and Mother Theresa.
The defenders of the proposition were to be two Islamist radicals and a communist. Unfortunately, the Communist backed out, stating that he had no desire to be seen in support of a losing proposition.
One of the Islamists, Jamal Harwood, is a member of a group whose avowed goal is the overthrow of the United States government and the replacement of all Western governments with a Shariah regime. The other Islamist, David Pidcock, is the leader of the Islamic Party of Britain. This group's policy manifesto can be found here (warning: .pdf file). Essentially, they appear to be a run of the mill Marxist organization that has adopted Islam in an effort to stand out from other Marxist organizations.
Those against the motion include National Review's Jonah Goldberg, who put things in context when he said that the Motion "sounded like a bad joke."
Go read the whole thing; then read Jonah's article about his experience.