May 19, 2010

Possibly the most ridiculous rationale by a liberal pundit backing up the Obama administration

Alan Colmes on why the administration's distaste for using the term "radical Islam" makes ... "sense?"

Posted by Hube at May 19, 2010 09:11 PM | TrackBack

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If Colmes had made the case that "radical Islam" is linguistic garbage, then he'd have a point. "Radical" doesn't mean anything in this context other than as a signal word for people we are allowed to dislike. It's a buzzword like "NeoCon" or "Fundamentalist." Very few of those words actually mean anything specific other than "hey it's politically correct to still have a hate on for these guys."

The sad truth though, is that these people aren't radical or extremists within their own cultures. They're pretty run of the mill Muslims. Perhaps a bit more devout than the general population, but otherwise normal folks. Muslims still have concepts that the secular west has largely discarded. When was the last time you heard a Christian talk about Christendom in the present tense? However a similar Muslim concept of Islam was the motivator of the Times Square Bomber.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at May 20, 2010 01:42 PM

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