As the world still reels from jihad mass murder attacks in Paris and Bamako, and Israeli civilians are under daily siege from murderous Islamic jihadists, the Democratic National Committee is trying to make a virtue of willful ignorance, making a hero of the man they relentlessly doused with contempt and hatred for eight years, George W. Bush, and holding up as exemplary his denial of the nature of the jihad threat. “It’s a war against evil people,” Bush says of the war on terror in this ad — apparently that is as far as the DNC is willing to go and wants anyone else to go in naming the enemy in this war.
Meanwhile, Muslim clerics call for jihad murder from their pulpits. Muslims who commit mass murder scream “Allahu akbar” as they do it, and use Qur’an tests to determine who they will kill and who they will set free. But for the DNC, if you notice the Islamic character of the war against us even to the degree of using the weaselly term “radical Islam,” you’re “inciting fear.”
The DNC claims that to say “radical Islam” is to say that all Muslims are terrorists. That is tantamount to claiming that to say “Italian mafia” is to assert that all Italians are mafiosi. The distinction is not really that difficult: not all Muslims are terrorists, but Islamic terrorism derives from Islamic principles. Islamic advocacy groups have labored for years to obscure that simple truth, and the DNC is now working enthusiastically in service of their agenda.
“DNC Ad Attacking Republicans for Saying ‘Radical Islam’ Is Laughably Stupid,” by Alex Griswold, Mediaite, November 20, 2015:
A new ad from the Democratic National Committee attacks Republican presidential candidates for using the term “radical Islam.” Entitled “Inciting fear isn’t presidential,” the ad argues that the use of the term is offensive to Muslims.
I’ve seen my share of nasty, bizarre, and over-the-top political ads. But this may be the first that I can honestly say is just plain stupid.
To begin with, the ad is horribly tone-deaf. I don’t doubt that the decision-makers in the Democratic Party are horrified by the phrase “radical Islam.” But a new poll released today on the issue found that a supermajority of Americans agree that the United States is at war with radical Islam, including 56% of Democratic voters. Only 24% of the country agrees with the president. So right off the bat, the Democratic Party is attacking Republicans for a stance their own voters agree with.
But of course, the ad attacked Republicans for just saying “radical Islam,” not saying we’re at war with it. Well, 92% of Americans also say “radical Islamic terrorism” is a serious threat to the United States. But hey, at least the DNC is making inroads with that 8%.
To say nothing of the timing behind the ad. Literally any other time of the year, voters might have just rolled their eyes at the unbearable PC-ness of it all. But the DNC ad comes after a series of major terrorist attacks across the globe… and after President Barack Obama gave a speech in response that left the impression that he was more fired up about attacking his domestic critics than taking on ISIS. To attack Republicans for “inciting fear” about radical Islam in the wake of nonstop news about radical Islamic terror is just an unbelievable misfire….