May 20, 2024

Islamic threat is real

In a Sept. 18 letter to the editor, William Babson Jr. criticized Hayes Gahagan for his stand on the right-to-life issue. While I am firmly in the anti-abortion camp, my concern with Babson’s letter is that he slides over another extremely significant issue, the threat of “Islamofascists.”

In today’s politically correct society it seems as though the only acceptable targets are Republicans, pro-life advocates and evangelicals. It is apparently impolite to openly discuss or publicize the dangers of radical Islam. Gahagan may be warning us to wake up and stop smelling the roses.

It is possible that Gahagan picked up the term “Islamofascist” from a book by Brigitte Gabriel, “Because They Hate.” Gabriel is a Lebanese native who clearly and frighteningly lays out the threat of these groups to our civilization, and the issue of their use of population growth in order to spread their cancerous campaign. This is a book every American should read. Whether you describe them as “fascists” or “terrorists” is a moot point – whatever you call them, radical Islamists are a real and present danger to all of us.

Robert Merriam

Stockton Springs

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