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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton Would Rather Blame Free Speech than Islam for Terrorism

NRO

"The words of our politicians are not the cause of terrorism."

"It’s one thing to watch liberals euphemize “Islamic terrorism” into a vacuous, politically correct word salad. It’s quite another to hear them blame free expression for Islamists’ actions. And they do it often. When Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of giving “aid and comfort” to ISIS and other extremists because of his crude rhetoric about Muslim
immigration, that’s exactly what she’s doing. And she’s not the only one. 

"For one thing, the idea that an average Muslim can be driven to purchase a pressure cooker and blow up Chelsea in Manhattan, or massacre infidel children, because a U.S. candidate says unkind things about Muslims, inadvertently concedes a terrible truth about the state of Islam today. 

"Moreover, this thinking dangerously underestimates the power of ideology and religion in the world. It’s hard to quantify the depth of self-importance it must take to believe that your patronizing words are more powerful than someone’s faith. This trivialization of the problem is reflected when the administration offers an idea as simplistic as “When it comes to ISIL, we are in a fight, a narrative fight with them, a narrative battle.' ” . . .

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