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.