Friday, August 25, 2006

Wanted: Warning Labels for Islamic Terrorists

By John W. Lillpop

Warning! All Muslims are not terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims!

When the health hazards of tobacco became obvious in the decade of the 1950s, the U.S. government took action to alert Americans as to the hazards of smoking. It became mandatory to identify cigarette packages with ''warning labels'' so as to alert the consuming public that the cigarettes therein were potentially lethal.

Similarly, the American public has been bombarded with messages about fat, cholesterol, sugar, salt, meat products, automobiles, medicines, cancer-causing agents, too much sex, not enough sex, and on and on.

In short, Mother Government--aka Uncle Sam--has seen fit to stick her/his taxpayer funded nose into every nook and cranny of American life in search of potential danger.

Given the government’s obsession with identifying all agents of potential harm, why are the bureaucrats so reticent when it comes to clearly identifying the threat of terrorism? For instance, why does our government refuse to utilize racial profiling or other logical means for isolating those most likely to do harm to America?

In fact, if the government is concerned about the health and safety of the American people, the bureaucrats should undertake a massive campaign to educate the public as to the dangers posed by Islamic fascists. That message should state:

All Muslims are not terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims!

This message should be proclaimed on huge billboards in all airport lobbies, and on all roadways leading to air terminals. It should be taught in all public schools from kindergarten through high school. Each airline ticket should have the message embossed in large font on the ticket face.

Wake up, Ma Government and Uncle Sam. We need you to protect us against those who seek to wipe out thousands or millions of Americans in terrorist attacks.

Protect us from Osama bin Laden and those who have declared Jihad on America, and We the People will take care of ourselves when it comes to the risks involved in consuming chocolate and ice cream!

John W. Lillpop is a recovering liberal.