In today’s Dallas Morning News, by Andrew McCarthy:
For Islamic militants like Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, Osama bin Laden and those who follow them, jihad means killing the enemies of the militants — which is pretty much anyone who is not a militant. That sounds crazy to us — we’re from a diverse, tolerant, live-and-let-live culture. But if we are going to appreciate the risk — the threat — we face, the reality is: It matters much less what we think about the militants than what they think about themselves.
Mort Kondracke mentions that
The decapitation of Nicholas Berg – which, it merits reminding, required several cuts of the knife to stop his screaming – was a front-page story for just one day. Only one newspaper that I know of, the Dallas Morning News, plus the Weekly Standard magazine, made the point that Berg’s murder is “why we fight.”
Don’t mess with Texas.