In "Fear, Inc.: The Business of Saving Jihad From 'Islamophobia'" in Human Events this morning, I discuss the irony of the release of the latest slick and well-funded "Islamophobia" report just as more jihad attacks are being perpetrated and more jihad plots uncovered:
This past week, “Mohammed K.,” a Muslim teenager in Maryland, was arrested for plotting jihad murder along with Colleen LaRose, aka “Jihad Jane,” who tried to recruit jihadists to kill Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist who dared poke fun at Islam’s prophet Muhammad. Mohammed K. also wrote in an Islamic jihadist chat room about carrying out a Columbine-style shooting in his high school in the name of Islam, because “the kids who study in my school proudly state that their parents work in NSA [National Security Agency] and FBI.”
Also last week, two Muslims beat unconscious an ex-Muslim author, Paris Dipersico, for writing a book, Wake Up Call, in which he wrote: “Islam is a religion of ‘peace’ and Muslims will kill you to prove it.” Dipersico said that his attackers “called me a Jew in Arabic and said the Jews are paying you to write this against Islam.” Other Muslims threatened to kill him.
Meanwhile, here again in the last few days, Islamic jihadists murdered 18 people in a jihad/martyrdom suicide car bombing at the United Nations headquarters in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Other Islamic jihadists murdered 18 more people in a jihad/martyrdom suicide attack in Algeria. In Somalia, Islamic jihadists beheaded 11 people, in accord with the Koran’s exhortation to behead unbelievers (47:4). In Pakistan, a Muslim gang put a gun to the head of Mehek Masih, a 14-year-old Christian girl, at her home. As they kidnapped her, one of them told her parents that he was going to force Mehek to “convert to Islam and become my mistress.”
And as all this was happening, the far-Left Center for American Progress issued “Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America,” the latest in an ever-lengthening string of markedly similar “exposés” claiming that the problem America and the world face is not Islamic jihad, but “Islamophobia.” These reports all claim to show that the anti-jihad movement in America is a sinister cabal of well-funded, dishonest hacks stirring up hate against innocent Muslims in order to profit from it. Like them, it is highly distorted and markedly unfair, twisting the facts and cooking the data in order not to enlighten but to manipulate, not to educate but to propagandize.
And all that Islamic jihad activity just in the past week? “Fear, Inc.” gives no indication that any of it ever happened....