While the Miami Herald and Nicholas Kristof wring their hands about “Islamophobia” and wonder what on earth could cause what they claim to see as irrational hatred and fear, jihadists in Dagestan remind us yet again of the real reasons why so many people think that there is something about Islam that isn’t all rainbows and moonbeams.
“Bomb Kills Five Soldiers in Russia’s Caucasus,” by Richard Boudreaux in the Wall Street Journal, September 5:
MOSCOW–A suicide bomber crashed a car packed with explosives on a military base in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan early Sunday, killing five soldiers and wounding 36 others in an attack blamed on the region’s Islamic insurgency.
No group claimed responsibility for the blast. But the republic’s governor, Magomedsalam Magomedov, speaking to Interfax news agency at the military base, said the incident “suggests that militants in the republic still have the power to conduct such treacherous attacks”…