WWW Opinion Times

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Al-Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda's number two man, teaches us the true concepts of Liberty:
AFP: "An audiotape purportedly of Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri hit out at the US concept of freedom, saying it was a cloak for spreading corruption and injustice in the Islamic world.

Liberty as construed by the Americans was based on 'usurious banks, giant companies, misleading media outlets and the destruction of others for material gain,' charged the voice in the recording aired by Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera.

Real freedom was 'not the liberty of homosexual marriages and the abuse of women as a commodity to gain clients, win deals or attract tourists,' said the voice.

'It is not the freedom of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib,' it said, referring to US-run prisons in Cuba and Iraq where serious allegations of torture have been levelled."
Notwithstanding the fact that I agree liberty is not in and of itself a licence to homosexual promiscuity (John Adams said that the Constitution was designed for a "moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other"), this statement shows his ignorance of a basic reason people settled this country and founded this government: freedom of religion.

Though Zawahiri or anyone else who would impose beliefs on others through government institutions