Even a birdbrain knows Islamo-nuts have cornered the market on brutal zealotry, but tell that to the White House, whose summit on confronting violent extremism — is there any other kind? — was an Islamic jamboree, complete with a Muslim prayer, proposed jobs for jihadists, Muslim hardliners as guests, including a Muslim Public Affairs Council leader who thinks America’s founding fathers were terrorists, and zip about the rampant Muslim persecution of Christians and Jews.
The three-day conference did not finger or eyeball Muslim radicals for terrorizing the world in their vile holy war against freedom — the topic of our age. Its Pee-Wee-League appreciation of the task at hand was a right old embarrassment, as the president and other participating invertebrates confused Islam’s homicidal maniacs with common criminals, exulted and coddled mainstream Muslims, and dribbled politically correct phlegm about building awareness, countering extremist narratives, and expanding community-led interventions. Uh?
The president needs to bone up on the facts:
• Muslim extremists beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians earlier this month for their religious beliefs.
• 2014 will go down in history for having the highest level of global ill-treatment of Christians in modern times, with around 100 million Christians violated and murdered mostly in the Muslim world.
• Jews are four times more likely to be victims of bias attacks than Muslims, reports the FBI.
• Islamophobia remains questionable: Last week University of Texas–Arlington student Ambreen Sharif admitted fabricating her yarn of being threatened at gunpoint in an anti-Muslim hate crime. In 2014 Montclair State University student Navjoat Aulakh lied about being assaulted and called a terrorist by a white mob, in one of several Muslim hoaxes uncovered that year.
The warning Mohammed gave the mostly Christian leaders of the seventh-century Byzantium, Persian, and Abyssinian empires — “embrace Islam and you will be safe” — is a clarion call his followers are sounding as fanatically today to our deaf ears.
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