Radical Muslims detonated a car bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, on Saturday, killing 21 and wounding many others.RTWT.
The White House condemned the attack as a "barbaric and heinous act" but - true to form - remained silent on the jihadist motives of its perpetrators. The car bombing marked an escalation in an ongoing siege against Egypt's oldest indigenous religious community, which previously had been subjected primarily to shootings and vandalism.
The White House admitted the bombing targeted Christian worshippers, and if something similar took place in this country it would be called a hate crime, with the perpetrators and their reasons for conducting the attack precisely described.
The Obama administration, however, is committed to the intellectually insupportable argument that the best way to combat jihadist terrorism is to ignore its Islamic content.
It is the equivalent of telling police to solve crimes by looking into means and opportunity but ignoring motive.
- IF THE JIHADISTS ARE "MISUNDERSTANDERS" OF ISLAM, THEN SO WAS MOHAMED - AND THIS IS UNLIKELY.
- IF THE JIHADISTS ARE APOSTATE EXTREMISTS, THEN SO WAS MOHAMED - AND THIS IS UNLIKELY.
- IF OBAMA AND THE LEFT INSIST THAT THE JIHADISTS ARE EXTREMISTS, THEN - BECAUSE THEY ARE EMULATING MOHAMED - THEY ARE ESSENTIALLY SAYING ISLAM IS AN EXTREMIST RELIGION AND NOT A RELIGION OF PEACE.
IRSHAD MANJI -
THE POSTMODERN LEFTIST MUSLIM LESBIAN WHO BELIEVES THAT ISLAM CAN BE MADE TO BECOME COMPATIBLE WITH MODERNITY AND DEMOCRACY -
MANJI HAS CALLED THE EXTREMISTS "LITERALISTS" :
AND SHE HAS ARGUED THAT MUSLIMS CAN EVOLVE TO HAVE A MORE "FIGURATIVE" APPRECIATION OF THE KORAN AND SURA AND HIDAITHS AND LIFE OF MOHAMED.
What is the trouble with Islam?Irshad Manji: The problem with Islam today, in a word, is literalism.
BY MAKING THIS ARGUMENT, SHE IS TACITLY AGREEING WITH ME:
SHE IS ESSENTIALLY SAYING THAT MOHAMED AND THE HADITHS AND THE SURA AND THE KORAN ARE LITERALLY EXTREMIST AND JIHADIST AND VIOLENT AND SEXIST.
AND IN THIS SHE IS CORRECT.
IT'S LONG PASSED TIME THE REST OF THE LEFT AND OBAMA AND HIS LEFTIST ILK ACCEPTED THE TRUTH.
OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON OUR ABILITY TO COUNTER-ATTACK EFFECTIVELY AND THE LEFT'S DENIAL IS HAMPERING OUR EFFORT.
THE UNPLEASANT TRUTH IS THAT WW4 IS A RELIGIOUS WAR - NOT BECAUSE "RIGHTWING NUTJOBS" SAY SO,
BUT BECAUSE THE ENEMY SAYS SO AND IS PROACTIVELY FIGHTING IN WAYS THAT SAY SO.