Stop Playing ‘Let’s Pretend’ About Islam

It’s disappointing that Lt. General William Mc Master, President Trump’s new National Security Advisor, has said that the Islamic State is “un-Islamic.” He also insists that organizations like ISIS “cynically use a perverted interpretation of religion to incite hatred and justify horrific cruelty against innocents.” In short, the General seems to think that terrorism has nothing to do with Islam.

This kind of thinking prevailed under the Obama administration. And during those eight years, the Islamic threat grew by leaps and bounds. It would be a shame if a key person in the new national security team perpetuated such simplistic views of Islamic terrorism.

Many Church leaders have views not much different. For the last four years, we’ve been treated to a litany of ecclesiastical pronouncements that there is a solid wall of separation between Islam and violence.

Some people seem actually to believe this counter-factual nonsense. Others probably see it as a good strategy — a way to strengthen “moderate Islam.” The strategists are fond of saying that criticism of Islam itself will drive the moderates into the radical camp. From this point of view, the only way to promote positive change in Islam is to praise it, and hope that a self-fulfilling prophecy is set in motion.

  • Alain

    The Democrats won that round by getting Flynn replaced with McMaster. Others said at the time that McMaster was the wrong man for the job, and they were correct.

    • Concerned Canadian

      I have trouble understanding where Trump found this guy. If his views are okay with Trump, we are in deep doo doo.

  • Shebel

    My Presbyterian Church has become just a place for people to meet.
    Don’t mention Jesus— you might offend some one.

  • Shebel

    My honestly , biggest FEAR is that by the time my Grandkids are 20years old— the only Religion that they know will be ISLAM. The rest will unorthodox Rebels.

    Fucking TRAITORS .

  • A Hamilton Guy

    I cant praise satanism by another name.

  • bob e

    this choice needs to go. how about claire lopez .. there are a hundred
    people who would do a better job than this confused general ..

  • Shebel

    I will eat a pork sandwich

    You can torture some one because –I did.

  • pdxnag

    As always, if a less pious Muslim is better than a more pious Muslim then an apostate from Islam is far better than any Muslim. Got logic?

  • Sid Falco

    Slaphead McMaster is a disaster – you have the impression that the senior army ranks are honeycombed with social worker, three cups of tea types. Everyone else would have been winnowed out and never promoted.

  • Pray Hard

    Just another Islamoleftist faggyboy who drank the Obama Kool-Aid for many years.