Newsmax illustrates here that cluelessness about the jihad threat, and an appallingly naive willingness to accept the Muslims-Are-Victims narrative that is constantly being pushed by Islamic advocacy groups and Islamic spokesmen in the U.S., are not solely the province of the Left.
I don’t think it’s coincidental that my colleague Pamela Geller’s Newsmax column was suddenly dropped after she criticized the negative influence on the Republican Party and conservatives in general of the man who is arguably most responsible for the infiltration of Islamic supremacists into high levels of our government: Grover Norquist.
“Newsxam,” by Julia Gorin in Republican Riot, November 21:
The “max” in Newsmax, if pronounced backwards, is “scam.” So the above is pronounced “News-scam.” This time it’s because the cover story of the November issue — “The Truth about Islam in America” — is handled in a way that would make the mainstream media proud.
Because it’s almost indistinguishable. In addition to being an overall puff piece, there is a flattering timeline titled “Important Events in Muslim-American History” (printed in an Indiana Jones-type font), which goes through all the contributions by Muslims in America. When it gets to the contribution on September 11, 2001, instead of an active sentence such as “Muslim hijackers fly airplanes into the Pentagon and World Trade Center, killing 3,000 people,” we get: “The 9/11 terror attacks fuel a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment across America that continues today.”
So the victims in that sentence are Muslims. And the main point about that day is that it triggered anti-Muslim sentiment. Then we get to 2002 and it reads, “The FBI reports that hate crimes against Muslims have risen 1,600 percent since 2000.”
What that statistic doesn’t tell you is that the increase amounted to a total of 481 crimes in 2001, nationwide. Which is less than one-sixth of the number of people killed by Muslims in just one day, in just three locales. It also doesn’t tell you that by the following year the number was down to 155 — compared to 931 hate crimes against Jews, who in contrast did not kill 3,000 people….