A great hue and cry has arisen over these remarks among the best and the brightest; our moral superiors demand that we affirm that there is nothing, nothing whatsoever, problematic about Islam, and anyone who thinks otherwise is “racist” and “Islamophobic.” The fact that Islamic jihadis routinely cite Islamic texts and teachings in order to justify violence and make recruits among peaceful Muslims troubles them not a whit. After all, Westboro Baptist Church!
“Priebus: Some aspects of Islamic faith are ‘problematic,'” by Ryan Lovelace, Washington Examiner, November 20, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said some aspects of the Islamic faith are “problematic” while defending former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s controversial comments about Muslims.
Asked on ABC whether future National Security Adviser Flynn’s view that Islam is a political ideology that hides behind being a religion is in line with President-elect Trump’s view of Islam, Priebus answered “I think so.”
“Clearly there are some aspects of that faith that are problematic and we know them; we’ve seen it,” Priebus said. “It certainly isn’t a blanket for all people of that faith, but Mike Flynn is one of the most highly respected intelligence officers in America. Certainly no one can deny that.”…