The Media’s Cheery Ignorance about Islam’s Hostile Ideology

US President Donald Trump repeatedly rebukes the media for “dishonest” coverage and “fake news.”

Despite its fury over the accusations, however, the press continues to prove him right — albeit inadvertently.

Take a recent New York Times piece as an example. In their article, titled “Trump Pushes Dark View of Islam to Center of U.S. Policy-Making” (Feb. 1), authors Scott Shane, Matthew Rosenberg, and Eric Lipton cite a questionable source — Prof. Asma Afsaruddin of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University — to prove their point that the president is promoting a “master narrative that pits the Muslim world against the West.” This, they claim, appeals to Trump supporters, “who know nothing of Muslims or Islam beyond news reports of terrorist attacks.”