There are a couple of news items today that support my statement above.
Ralph Peters in the New York Post writes that we are lying to ourselves about Islam. He writes:
Despite vast databases crammed with evidence, our leaders -- of both parties -- still refuse to connect Islamist terrorism with Islam. Our insistence that "Islam's a religion of peace" would have been cold comfort to the family members of those passengers had the bomb detonated as planned.The U.K. Telegraph ran an editorial, a murderous ideology tolerated for too long. The editorial says
Jihadist Islamism is also a murderous ideology, comparable to Nazism in many respects. The British public realises this; so do the intelligence services. Yet because it arises out of a worldwide religion – most of whose followers are peaceful – politicians and the public sector shrink from treating its ideologues as criminal supporters of violence. Instead, the Government throws vast sums of money at the Muslim community in order to ensure that what is effectively a civil war between extremists and moderates is won by the latter. This policy – supported by all the main political parties – does not seem to be working.Meanwhile, the American mainstream press are trying to engender sympathy for the terrorist of Flight 253, saying that he "was lonely and depressed." (Awwwwww!) So it is loneliness and depression that leads to Islamic terror! At last, we have the key connection! Terrorists are people who just need a hug! Idiots!
Lorne Gunter of the Edmonton Journal adds more common sense to the discussion. He writes that, because of the attempt on the Detroit bound flight, the airlines will devise more passenger tests and taboos to "prevent" terrorism, but it is mostly for show. With each new ban -- from box cutters to sports drinks, terrorists will simply invent new ways to carry and hide explosives. Gunter notes that the west will continually engage the PC fiction that all passengers are equal in their potential as terrorists, instead of profiling young Muslim males, who are by far the most likely terrorists. Profiling would greatly improve security and reduce the risks of a serious terrorist attack.
Read it all at the link above. (Hat tip: American Power)