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.”

  • Hard Little Machine

    No. They don’t ignore it, they WANT it. They wanted anarchism, communism. third world-ism and al Qaeda. Now they want this.

  • Jaedo Drax

    I’ve never been able to figure out why taking the islamists at their word is somehow misunderstanding what they want, according to the apologists.

    Pretty sure large groups in Iran chanting “death to America” really do mean they want to bring death to America. It’s not that hard to figure them out when they shout it loudly for the world to hear.

  • marty_p

    As far as I know Islam is the only mainstream religion that overtly preaches hatred and violence. The MSM continually seem to make excuses and pretend it isn’t so.
    Perhaps it’s out of fear, perhaps it’s out of fear that they will be accused of racism…all I know is that everything I needed to know about Islam I learned from Robert Spencer.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Not a religion.
      Too many people can’t see that.

    • Watchman

      It’s a form of projection; their overriding assumption is that people are just like them and all they want is peace and harmony and socialism. They assume that all religions are the same, and thus islam must be like Christianity or Judaism. Communists/Progressives think that religion is all equally bull**** anyway, and the muslims don’t really believe in that religious stuff. Christian religious leaders believe that islam must be just like Christianity, their conversations with imams has assured them that their common enemy are the atheists and this has meant they have not bothered to research islam itself.

  • Alain

    No, it isn’t a dark view of Islam; it is a realistic view of Islam. The fact that Muslims openly make clear what Islam is just confirms how realistic the view is.

    • Watchman

      As my mother told me in a conversation about islam, “That can’t be true. It would be too depressing if it were true.” My mother is a smart women, but I think her statement reflects the views of many people in society.

      • Tooth&Claw

        I work with people that emigrated from Ethiopia. Trust me they know what Islam is and isn’t. They’ve lost family members to it in various ways.

        • marty_p

          My sister-in-law’s late father was born in Morocco – as a Jew growing up in Morocco he lived with the Arabs and he had nothing complimentary to say about Arabs or Islam.

          • Watchman

            What a coincidence – almost all muslims, including the vast majority who have never actually met a Jew, feel the same about Jews! All because they failed to hail a certain Muhammed as their prophet and no other reason.

      • Alain

        I mean no offence to your mother, but that represents very well a difference between men and women. When I say men I do not include the feminised ones or what some call beta males. Women want everyone to be nice and to be able to get along, which certainly plays a balancing role.

        • Watchman

          I agree, it’s biologically-based.

          The good news is she now believes it is true. No additional beatings are required to convince her. 😉

          Certainly no offence taken.

          • Alain

            Just goes to show that your mother is a smart, normal woman unlike the leftist brain-dead fools. She is able to change her default mechanism when faced with hard cold facts.

  • canminuteman

    “who know nothing of Muslims or Islam beyond news reports of terrorist attacks.”

    Seriously? Do we need to know more?

    • Alain

      Indeed, as though that wasn’t enough.