Duke University Islamic Studies Professor Omid Safi Blames Critics of Jihad for Muslim Violence


The fact that Safi’s comments don’t cause outrage at Duke University is quite disturbing. If someone were to murder, say, Richard Dawkins for his criticisms of Christianity, it would never cross my mind to say, “Two groups are responsible for the murder of Richard Dawkins: the people who murdered him, and Dawkins and his associates for mocking Christianity.” There is simply no connection, logical or theological, between (a) making fun of Christianity, and (b) being murdered. Hence, if a murderer were to attempt to make a connection, the rest of the world would be puzzled.

But Omid Safi is the latest proof that there is a clear connection between (a) making fun of Islam, and (b) being murdered. The connection doesn’t just exist in the mind of the murderer; it exists in the minds of hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world, including many moderate Muslims.

Oddly enough, Safi’s attempts to blame Spencer and Geller for jihadist violence only underscore the need to address Muhammad’s teachings. Safi portrays himself as a “progressive Muslim.”

  • lolwut?

    The reason they do it is to normalize it.

    • I am going to this in a separate post, it is so good. Thanks.

    • Jan Morrissy

      WOW That was excellent!

      • lolwut?

        Subscribe to their channel, Bill Whittle’s “Firewall” videos are awesome.

        I think he should run for president, at least to get his word out into much larger audience.

  • Bill Hodson

    These guys are right on the mark. The media, through their own cowardice and self righteous attitude, are selling off our way of life for the sake of desperately trying to appear as the voice of reason, and at the same time being completely unreasonable and antagonistic to our established culture and beliefs.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    There’s that word again, “studies.” It pops up in most, if not all, academic frauds.

    • Surele Surele

      Heh; on one hand we have history, mathematics, physics, ergonomics, even philosophy. On the other; gender, women, social… fill in the blank… studies. Too funny.

  • Martin B

    1) Islam is a wonderful Religion of Peace that is perfectly compatible with Western freedoms.
    2) You should expect Muslims to slaughter you with machine guns if you draw cartoons of Mohammed.

    It’s been an amazing spectacle watching the MSM from coast to coast and around the world insisting that both these things are true at the same time.

  • roccolore

    Muslims and other liberals always blame the victim and defend the terrorists

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “Safi portrays himself as a “progressive Muslim.””
    That means he’s willing to make common cause with the left *for now* to destroy Western Civilization.

  • Clausewitz

    About time these toads just shut the fuck up. Don’t like it here, THEN LEAVE. The fact that most normal American’s and Canadian’s can’t stand these imbecilic goat humpers doesn’t surprise me in the least. The fact that you come from your 7th century piss holes and at first hint try to reshape our countries, does not make you any friends. The smugness and the unearned sense of superiority doesn’t help either.