In Human Events for Tuesday I discuss the projection and wishful thinking that marred the recent New York State Senate hearings on Islam and jihad — and all other similar hearings so far:
[…] The fireworks began in earnest when [ex-Muslim Nonie] Darwish testified, speaking about the education in hate that Muslim children receive in the Middle East. “The education of Arab children is to make killing of certain groups of people not only good, it’s holy. It becomes holy in our culture.”
That was too much for Brooklyn Sen. Eric Adams, who presented a Koran and thundered that Darwish was “bringing hate and poison” into the proceedings. Adams, an extremely serviceable useful idiot, was using the familiar Islamic supremacist tactic of accusing those who report on the hate and poison of jihadists of spreading that hate and poison. He did not, and could not, refute what Darwish said about the education of Arab children, so he decided instead to shoot the messenger.
And as for a critic of Islam bringing hate and poison into the hearing, which Adams countered by waving around the Koran as a talisman, one wonders whether he’s ever bothered to open that book even once. Adams is worried about hate and poison? How about this for starters: The Koran tells Muslims not to take Jews and Christians as their friends (5:51), that Jews will be “strongest in enmity” to the Muslims (5:82), that Jews and Christians are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and that Muslims must wage war against them and subjugate them (9:29).
But in Adams” world, the hate is all Nonie Darwish’s fault. It was just the latest indication of the willful blindness of the PC crowd, and the fix we”re in as a result.