When it comes to the connection between Islam and violence against non-Muslims, one fact must be embraced: the majority of those in positions of leadership and authority in the West are either liars or fools, or both.
The reason for this uncharitable assertion, he says, is obvious to those of us with “ears that hear and eyes that see.”
It’s no secret: Muslims from all around the world and from all walks of life — not just “terrorists” or “ISIS” — unequivocally and unapologetically proclaim that Islam commands them to hate, subjugate or kill all who resist it, including all non-Muslim “infidels.”
This is the official position of several Muslim governments, including America’s closest “friends and allies,” like Saudi Arabia and Qatar; it’s the official position of Islamic institutions of lower and higher learning—from Bangladeshi high schools to Egypt’s Al Azhar, the world’s most prestigious Islamic university; and it’s the official position broadcast in numerous languages on Islamic satellite stations that air into Muslim homes around the world.
Who is responsible for the supine Western response to this threat? Let’s have some accountability for this disaster, in order that we may remedy it.
In short, there’s no excuse today for ignorance about Islam — especially for those in positions of leadership or authority. Yet it is precisely they who most vehemently deny any connection between Islam and violence. …
Regardless of the source of the narrative that defends Islam — stupidity or deceitfulness — the same damage is done. Remember, Islam is not threatening the West due to its own innate capabilities, but because the West allows it to.
Thus the real battle revolves around getting the West to see reality — a battle which involves rooting out the liars and fools from government, media, education, and other positions of influence — an admittedly herculean task, considering that the lie is now the narrative and truth is evil.
Well, countering political correctness with reality is why we started the Wentworth Report. It takes time to undo the misinformation of the media — there are probably still some people who believe that Islam is the religion of peace.
hat-tip Stephen Neil