ISIS or Islam: Which Breeds Terrorism?

ISIS or Islam: Which Breeds Terrorism? by Raymond Ibrahim.

One of the greatest lies of our age — that violence committed in the name of Islam has nothing to do with Islam — has made an intrinsically weak Islam the scourge of the modern world, with no signs of relief on the horizon. …

[C]onnecting the dots and understanding what binds all Islamic terrorist groups is a big no-no for mainstream media. …

The problem is not simply that media and decision-makers refuse to connect the dots and insist on treating each of the aforementioned groups as disparate, finite groups with different motivations, none of which is Islam.

Political correctness is killing us:

Our media aren’t just covering up for Islam by pretending the attacks committed by Islamic groups on non-Muslims “have nothing to do with Islam.” They also cover up for Islam by failing to report the everyday persecution non-Muslims experience at the hands of everyday Muslims — Muslim governments (including the governments of “U.S. friends and allies”), Muslim mobs, and Muslim individuals — not just Muslim “terrorists.

The fact remains: an ugly truth must first be acknowledged before it can be addressed and fixed. It may be hard to acknowledge an ugly truth — that Islam, not “radical Islam,” promotes hate for and violence against non-Muslims — but anything less will continue to feed the lie and feed the jihad on innocents.