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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Muslims Aren’t The Victims
Sean opened Tuesday’s show and discussed the topic that has been on the front pages of newspapers across the country – the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero. In much of the coverage by the mainstream Obama-mania media, Islam and Muslims have been portrayed as the victims in the heated debate about the mosque’s construction. “The victims are the three thousand people that were slaughtered on 9/11 in that unprovoked attack. Not an attack that we were an accessory to, as the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf suggests. The families were the victims. It’s not Islam that is the victim here,” said Sean.

The Tolerant Pose
Sean mentioned an article appearing in today’s { Article} in which the author, Andrew McCarthy raises several questions about intolerance within the Islamic faith. McCarthy explains how intolerance isn’t just a part of Al-Qaeda, but is a part of Islam as well. McCarthy writes, “Non-Muslims are barred from entering the cities of Mecca and Medina — not merely barred from building synagogues or churches, but barred, period, because their infidel feet are deemed unfit to touch the ground. This is not an al-Qaeda principle. Nor is it an “Islamist” principle. It is Islam, pure and simple.” McCarthy continues, “Saudi Arabia does not have any law but sharia. Non-Muslims are discriminated against in the kingdom, not because that’s how the Saudis want it. They are discriminated against because that is how the Koran says it must be.” The article argues that there are Muslims who want to change this, those who want to evolve their faith into the light of ecumenical tolerance, Muslims who crave true religious liberty and reject sharia’s repression. McCarthy concludes that if Obama actually had an “unshakable” commitment to religious freedom — he would help those Muslims who reject sharia law.

Bolton: Israel Should Attack Iranian Nuclear Plant Now
Former United States envoy to the United Nations, John Bolton, offered a powerful message to Sean and his audience on today’s show. Bolton warned that if Iran’s nuclear facility in Bushehr, which is set to be unveiled in little more than a week, isn’t destroyed soon it should never be attacked. "Israel's got a problem, because once the fuel rods are inserted into the reactor, an attack ... would almost certainly release the radiation into the atmosphere,” Bolton explained to Sean. "If they were going to do anything militarily about Bushehr, they've only got a few days," he said.

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John Bolton

John Robert Bolton (born November 20, 1948), is an American conservative and nationalist political figure who has served in several Republican presidential administrations. He worked as the interim Permanent US Representative to the UN from August 2005 until December 2006 on a recess appointment. He resigned in December 2006 when his recess appointment would have ended because he was unable to gain confirmation from the Senate. Bolton is currently a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Fox News commentator, and of counsel to the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, in their Washington D.C. office. He is also involved with a broad assortment of other conservative think tanks and policy institutes, including the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Institute of East-West Dynamics, National Rifle Association, US Commission on International Religious Freedom, and the Council for National Policy (CNP).... More >