Dinesh D’Souza, renowned author and speaker, recently came out with a book entitled, “The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11.” Since then he has been rightly bashed and rampantly berated throughout the Internet and blogosphere, as the theory he posits is preposterous.
There are three views as to why Islamic terrorists hate America. One view is that it is because of America’s foreign policies: U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, American support of Israel and our invasion of Iraq. The second view, set forth by D’Souza, is that the American left is provoking terrorism by its immorality. This argument sounds dangerously close to Jerry Falwell’s comment that God’s veil of protection came down on 9/11 due to America’s sins of homosexuality and abortion. But the truth lies in the third explanation: The actions of the martyrs of 9/11 and other terrorist attacks are rooted in a religious ideology and have a Quranic basis.
D’Souza’s argument that the “primary cause of the volcanic anger toward America” by those in the Islamic world is based on the left’s low morality, Hollywood culture and sexual immodesty is a good theory designed to sell books and create controversy, but it denies the facts. D’Souza seems oblivious to Islamic terrorism that occurred prior to 9/11, oblivious to Islamic terrorism worldwide — including countries that are not steeped in modern culture and the sexual revolution — and oblivious to Islamic terrorism against those of all other religions, including Buddhism, Christianity and even moderate Islam. Does he really believe that the Islamists are OK with the orthodox Jews who share their conservative anti-abortion views, dress modestly and theoretically even worship the same God? Perhaps D’Souza does not understand the religious ideological roots of Islamic terrorism because in India, his country of origin, radical Islam is actually outlawed –something the Islamists are working on “correcting.”
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