Islamist radicals are a threat. But do you need to attack their religion?

trump okay

“Claiming that Europe faces a Muslim invasion has become standard fare for a range of politicians and political parties in Europe,” noted Nate Schenkkan, the project director behind a recent Freedom House report on the rise of illiberal politics in parts of the continent. “This kind of speech undermines democracy by rejecting one of its fundamental principles — equality before the law. There is a danger that this kind of hateful, paranoid speech will lead to violence against minorities and refugees.”

This “hateful, paranoid speech” has its obvious political uses, though. Fiery populists on both sides of the pond have pointed to the threat of Islam when campaigning, often with success, in recent local elections.

  • BillyHW

    Their “religion” is Naziism. It’s fair game for attack.

  • Um, why not?

    Do we hesitate to point Christianity or Western foibles, real or imagined?

    Culture matters. If Islamist culture were benign, we would not be talking about this.

  • pdxnag

    Incitement to honor religious commands to wage violent and pre-violent Jihad is criminalized as seditious acts. This pretty much sums up Islam.

  • WalterBannon

    Failing in their fiduciary duty and social contract to protect the native population from foreign threats, like jihad by immigration, is an act of treason by the govt.

  • lolwut?


    Funny thing, I never run into those on left leaning sites.

    That’s why they are winning

  • Tokenn

    Islam is an aggressive,supremicist, totalitarian ideology that for some reason we are being tricked into accepting in the West. I think it’s more important in the long run to attack the religion than it is to fight ISIS.

  • canminuteman

    Paranoid implies that the haters are wrong about the outcome of an islamic invasion when we have a thousand years of history to show us the results, and I have no problem with hating people who actively hate and try to kill me. Not hating them back would be suicidally insane..