Last week I posted on Basic Trust, Tipping Points, & Walls and discussed the growing perception that our war with Islamism is not just limited to the radical fringe of Islam but that Islam itself, embodied in Sharia law, is incompatible with Western freedom and modernism; the case of Abdul Rahman followed a series of increasingly clear points of demarcation:
A series of events have been created and/or high-jacked by the worst in Islam, and the question now is whether or not this is the majority of Islam. Starting with the Iraqi insurgency that seemed to relish inhuman and inhumane behavior, many began to wonder if Iraq, and indeed if the entire Muslim world, was beyond Modernity. The Paris car-burning, the cartoon riots, the torture murder of a French Jew, Ilan Halimi, by Islamic barbarians, the destruction of the Golden Mosque; all these events have pushed more and more Americans to a tipping point.
Yesterday Joe Katzman at Winds of Change, in Tipping Points: Irtidad & Honour Killings, returned to the theme that he has talked about before. He was struck by the awakening of a liberal icon to the danger of Sharia:
Today's post set seems like a good place to revisit the issue of post-tipping point politics. Liberal Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, whose recent works include epistles like "Bushies in a State of Denial" and "Hillary Clinton: Our Favourite Victim" appears to have had a bit of a wake-up call over the threat to execute Christian convert (and hence murtadd charged with irtidad) Abdul Rahman.
When liberals begin to notice and are forced by reality to adjust their perceptions, we know we are getting close to a major tipping point. I would like to take this an exponential leap further.