I have always said that the struggle against jihad terror and dhimmitude is not a conservative or liberal issue; it is a human rights issue. Any person of good will who believes in the equality of rights and dignity of all people — women as well as men, non-Muslims as well as Muslims — should be doing everything possible to counter the military and ideological challenge of radical Islam.
But in practice that is generally not the case. Most of those willing to tell the truth about radical Islam are conservatives (which is not to say that all conservatives have had the spine to do this, either). Liberal media establishment organs have generally abetted the coverup of the real sources of jihad terrorism, or have ignored the roots of radical Islam altogether and contented themselves with blaming the United States for causing the modern rise of jihad ideology.
Now Hillary Clinton, of all people, has spoken out against the “culture of death” that radical Islam has created among Palestinians. Just as the Pope has gone from kissing the Qur’an to allowing (evidently) the publication of a piece that tells the truth about jihad and dhimmitude, so Hillary has gone from kissing Suha Arafat to realizing that all is not well in Arafat’s world.
“How,” Hillary asked after a Senate hearing on the education and indoctrination of Palestinian children, “can you think about building a better future, no matter what your political views, if you indoctrinate your children to a culture of death? We should all agree that children should not be indoctrinated into hatred and violence and then indoctrinated into killing themselves.”
Well, yes, Senator Clinton, you’re right: people who glorify suicide killings of civilians probably aren’t too worried about building a better future. And yes, we should all agree that children should not be indoctrinated into hatred, violence, and murder by suicide. However, we don’t all agree on that, and the reasons why not are quite illuminating of what’s really going on and what’s really at stake in this present conflict.
But so far the New York Times and other prominent Hillary-friendly publications have been reluctant — at best — to address the reasons why this hatred and violence has gained such a foothold not only among Palestinian Muslims, but all over the Islamic world. So in trying to understand this phenomenon, the Senator is at a disadvantage. Hillary, call me. I’ll fill you in.