Monday, 23 March 2015

Is blatant Islamophobia becoming mainstream inside the GOP?

A very Islamopologist article at the Washington Post.
Do they [conservatives] really think that using the word “Islamic” more to talk about threats to the United States would make those threats easier to defeat? Who knows?
Well, we do know.  Godwin's law notwithstanding, we must talk about the Nazis. Churchill was well aware of the threat in the 30's, though few agreed with him and the result was war. No doubt, when the Tommies and Grunts were fighting Germans, they didn't think of the ideology.  Nazism, to them, was irrelevant; they had to fight and kill the enemy.
But had their political leaders in the UK taken earlier notice of Nazi ideology, they might have been earlier to be clear on its supremacist aims, and -- perhaps, perhaps only -- managed to avoid the later carnage.
So, similarly, we must acknowledge that the ideology of Islam is a motivator for the likes of the Islamic State and Boko Haram.  Obama's refusal to acknowledge this can only complicate the fight.
How can it be bad -- or "Islamophobic -- to call it for what it is: motivated by basic tenets of Islam the Islamic Trinity?
Sun Zi: "know your enemy".