Gingrich is absolutely right. Indeed, no one in Washington is willing or able to speak honestly about the motives, goals, and beliefs of a group like the Islamic State. The entire Washington political establishment has bought into the idea that has been assiduously pushed by groups like the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for years: that to speak honestly about such matters constitutes “hatred” and “bigotry.” And everyone, with just a handful of notable exceptions, quailed and joined the herd. Future generations of free people, if there are any future generations of free people, will look back at today’s political class with nothing but contempt.
“Gingrich: ‘Nobody Wants to Tell the Truth’ About Radical Islam,” by Tina Nguyen, Mediaite, August 8, 2014:
This morning on New Day, Newt Gingrich came on to discuss Barack Obama‘s proposal to combat ISIS in Iraq — and, judging by his response, thinks that Obama isn’t recognizing that this is a problem of “radical Islam.”
“Nobody wants to tell the truth,” he complained. “The truth is this is a radical Islamist group. They say openly if you don’t convert, we’ll kill you. It turns out they actually mean it. There’s no complexity…The president couldn’t even honestly describe ISIS last night because it goes against his ideology.”
And, just to be clear, that ideology is that ISIS “has a very clear religious background, just as Hamas does, just as Boko Haram does. There’s a war against Christians across the region, and the fact is that we’ve got to be prepared to be honest about this,” he told CNN’s New Day.
“Nobody in the American State Department, nobody in the White House, not just Obama, but for three or four administrations, we’ve not had the courage to confront how bad this is, and it’s getting worse.”