A lie conceals the truth. And hidden truths never have a chance of being acknowledged, addressed, and ultimately ameliorated.
Because of this simple truism, one of the greatest lies of our age — that violence committed in the name of Islam has nothing to do with Islam — has made an intrinsically weak Islam the scourge of the modern world, with no signs of relief on the horizon.
One of the latest manifestations of this lie took place in Pakistan. On Easter Sunday, a suicide bombing took place near the children’s rides of a public park, where Christians were congregated and celebrating the resurrection of their Lord. At least 74 people — mostly Christian women and children — were killed. Nearly 400 were injured.