Politically correct belief: Islamophobia is the root cause of Islamic terrorism, by Peter Hasson.
A series of initiatives meant to stamp out Islamophobia at Ohio State University proved ineffective at stopping Somali refugee and devout Muslim Abdul Razak Ali Artan from stabbing nine people on Monday.
Artan, who referenced al-Qaida cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki in a pre-stabbing rant posted to Facebook, launched his attack in spite of university events like “Islam 101” and “Islamophobia in America” meant to decrease the Islamophobia that some leftists in the media and academia have said is the root cause of Islamic terrorism.
In recent months, OSU has worked to crack down on Islamophobia.
They have cause and effect backwards. Yes Islamic terror and Islamophobia are correlated, but the terror causes the fear not the other way around. Only political ideologues with something to gain could be so determinedly stupid.
hat-tip Stephen Neil