Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fear of Islam

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Who would have imagined, on the day the Twin Towers fell, that nine years later we’d be so scared of Muslim reactions that the plan of some crank to burn a few copies of the Koran would become the lead story on the evening news and cause the president himself to plead with the guy to call it off? ....  How could we have become so timid, so terrified, so quickly? How could an American president, in the middle of war and economic crisis, give so much as a moment’s notice to such a piddling non-story?
Nine years after jihadists murdered 2,977 people on American soil, the sight of American leaders quaking in their boots at the thought of some clown’s offending the Muslim world is nothing less than obscene.
 -- Bruce Bawer, City Journal.
                  
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen to that.
Cheers Bubba

Joanne BLY said...

Bawer has nailed it alright.

Meanwhile the extremists attack from within; using the blindness of Americans to their advantage.

Check out this Tweet by Tarek Fatah.

kursk said...

Islamaphobia is the irrational fear of Islam.

I, however, have a well informed and voiced fear of Islam that manifests itself as wariness..

RkBall said...

Kursk: British Indian Ocean Territory?!

MORFINY BOOKS WORLD REVIEW said...

Of course we should oppose the GZM.

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Based in the world's largest Muslim 'democracy,' we often focus on the persecution of religious minorities in Indonesia.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"