Writing about the Dubai ports fiasco, Larry Kudlow (thanks to Doc Washburn) endorses the politically motivated, trumped-up concept of “Islamophobia,” and repeats the mantra that the jihadists represent a Tiny Minority of Extremists. Unfortunately, he offers no means by which we can with certainty and permanence distinguish that Tiny Minority from the Vast Majority of Peaceful, Law-Abiding Muslims Who Unhesitatingly Subscribe to Western Pluralism.
Make no mistake about it. What is going on right now on cable news channels, in the newspapers and over the Internet is simple Islamophobia. The Democrats who are vocally against the deal are assuredly motivated by political gain. But Republicans should know better. If we’re to win the fight against the Islamofascists, a tiny minority of the Muslim community, we cannot afford to erect political, trade or commercial barriers against those Arab nations who have aligned themselves with the United States in the terror war and who wish to do business with us as part of that alliance.
Repulsing them is just plain stupid. Tearing down barriers to promote global connectivity is a much better strategy wherever it makes national-security sense.
Dubai has offered its help. We should take it.