Few in the West Are Serious About Islamist Terror

It appears that no matter how many men, women, and children Islamists slaughter or maim, few in the West take Islamic terror seriously. This may sound odd given how much talk there is about terror, but a compelling case can be made for this assertion.

One: The Western elites. The elites of the Western world are far more preoccupied with and afraid of global warming than Islamic terror. They regard those who believe that Islamic terror is the greatest threat to civilization as not merely wrong, but as bigots. They have labeled such people Islamophobes; but, of course, there is no such thing as a carbon-phobe or a fossil-fuel-phobe.

Two: Universities. The universities of the Western world not only do not identify Muslim terrorists or Muslim terror organizations as Muslim, they teach students the falsehood that there is no moral difference between Islam and Christianity or Judaism. This has helped leave the West incapable of dealing with the root cause of Islamic terror — some of the teachings and practices of Islam.

Of course, there are vast numbers of peaceful Muslims; and the great majority of American-born Muslims are just like their Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish neighbors. But to deny that there is something Muslim about the theology of the Muslims who commit atrocities against “infidels” is to deny one of the most important truths about Islamic terror. And it therefore prevents the only solution to Muslim violence — a reformation of Islam, starting with overthrowing its ideal of a sharia-based society, and then moving to Muslim views of women, of non-Muslims, and of Muslims who convert from Islam.

I like Prager, but this “reformation” thing is a pipe dream.