There’s No Excuse for American Ignorance about Islam

When it comes to the connection between Islam and “anti-infidel” violence, one fact must be embraced: the majority of those in positions of leadership and authority in America are either liars or fools, or both. No other alternatives exist.

The reason for this uncharitable assertion is simple: If Islam was once a faraway, exotic religion, today we hear calls for, and see acts of, violence committed in the name of Islam every day. And if our leaders don’t, many of us still have “ears that hear and eyes that see”

  • Martin B

    It’s not just ignorance, it’s denial. Admitting the truth about Islam would mean admitting the truth about multiculturalism and many other things that too many people cannot bring themselves to admit the truth about.

    • luna

      The difficulty is that there are media campaigns to convince people that “true” Islam is peaceful, and the majority of Muslims are just like everyone else. And well meaning people who know very little about Islam are careful to avoid demonizing all Muslims.

      This is incredibly frustrating though because there actually are some truly radical Muslims that want to reform the “religion”, but between the terrorists and their sympathizers who insist Islam is “perfect” there is no space for reform.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Once that damn cracks, their end of the world flood will begin.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I’ve seen a lot of ignorance.
      One day at work one guy started it by saying Trump wants to ban all muslim immigrants.
      Another said how can you discriminate on the basis of religion.
      Oh, that Trump is crazy.
      I was going to let it go but I couldn’t and I jumped in to explain that what they thought Trump said is not what he said.
      What they thought Trump said is what they had been told by someone who misrepresented what he said.
      I said in fact Trump said in light of the recent events in San Bernardino he wanted to temporarily halt muslim immigration until he can get a handle on it.
      Another again said but how can you discriminate against a religion.
      I said you are assuming that all religions are equivalent when they are not.

      • Minicapt

        “… to temporarily halt muslim immigration until he can get a handle on it.”
        That was a third step formulation of the policy.


        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Except, it didn’t take him a decade to evolve on it like Obama and Hillary did on gay marriage.
          It took a week.
          Double Cheers.

          • Minicapt

            He didn’t evolve; it took him a week to figure out ‘what he really meant’.


          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Trump issues the sound bite to get everybody’s attention first and clarifies later.
            If he spoke like John Kerry he wouldn’t be where he is in the polls.

          • Minicapt

            I think he should have someone nearby to explain to him what he is about to say.


          • dance…dancetotheradio

            This isn’t the Minority Report.

  • olddog

    Well, if they’d EDUCATE rather than INDOCTRINATE…Thomas Jefferson CREATED..BOTH the NAVY and MARINES to fight MUSLIM pirates and kidnappers in the 1700s…HELLO !!!!..Same CRAP as NOW!!.the SOBs have been a pain in the @zz for 1400 years..Time to ELIMINATE the MFers..THEY HAVE MADE THAT “CHOICE”..PERIOD!!!

    • luna

      Or as Carson would say, time to remove the tumor.

  • luna
  • ismiselemeas

    The US has been in open warfare with islam from Tripoli in the 1700s to the Phillipines and the Moro revolution in the late 1800s to the recent Gulf Wars and at various flash points in between.

    • B__2

      The USA was only in warfare against Islamicist countries and groups since the 1700s since before then there was no United States of America. Before then, the British Navy had the responsibility of protecting colonial American trading ships from being preyed on by pirates who could justify their behaviour as jihad against the unbelievers. After the War of Independence, the USA had to decide whether to pay the jizya protection payments demanded, or to form a standing navy that would police the Mediterranean and surrounding areas to keep their trading ships safe (well, safer). The first muslim ambassador visiting the new USA came to discuss possible jizya payments to prevent US citizens being sold into slavery and their ships and goods stolen.

      The very discovery of the Americas was caused by the trade routes to East Asia being closed by the predations of muslims on that trade route.

      You could say Islam has been instrumental in the history of the United States, but in pretty much every respect not in a constructive way. There are good individual muslims, but within each good muslim lies the dormant seeds of fanaticism, just requiring watering and a fertile place to grow into a fanatical jihad against the non-muslim – or even of those muslims deemed to be insufficiently muslim.

      • felis gracilis

        And the Barbary pirates who were finally routed by the US Marines in the early 19th century had been a plague on European shores and to European shipping for hundreds of years before. In fact, the French and Genoese actually took a crusade against them at the end of the 14th century.
        After all these hundreds of years, you would think our western leaders would understand.

  • luna
  • Brett_McS

    Except that the media and political class (but I repeat myself) are actively working to prevent knowledge of Islam spreading. And most people do not read BCF. Yet.

  • JoKeR

    But Islam is The Religion of Peace™

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Most Americans know that something is wrong here even if they don’t know the contents of the Koran. That is why when Trump proposed blocking Muslim immigration “until we figure this thing out,” his approval rating rose eight percentage points.

  • Markon

    Western leaders are culpable for every act of violence committed against us by their Muslim friends. Therefore they can never admit to the problem everyone, including them, sees. The politicians are covering their own asses.

    The media should be exposing the lies, instead they protect them and call those who bring it up racist or islamophobic, turning people against one another and killing our culture. There will be a special place in hell for them. I just hope they experience it before they die.

    See how kind and wonderful Muslim’s are? Full of forgiveness as they look down upon the infidels. No word about the latest Boko Harem slaughter of hundreds though.