The View From 1776
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Misdiagnosing Islamic Jihad
Sweeping reality about Islamic jihad under the politically-correct carpet is the equivalent of a doctor diagnosing lethal cancer as a minor cough, because he fears upsetting the patient with the truth.
In medical practice, failing to diagnose an illness correctly will make curing the illness a matter of chance and may doom the patient.
By the same token, political leaders and commentators who doggedly dismiss the inherent nature of Islam as the motivation for jihad are imperiling our national survival.
Read Christopher Geisel’s City Journal review of Faith, Reason, and the War Against Jihadism: A Call to Action, by George Weigel.
I recently attended a briefing by a U.S. Air Force colonel who declared that the current terrorist threat had