Get a load of this, the latest in what passes for logic to the left: Muslims are by and large peaceful, Islam is not a religion of violence, but rather the wayward acts of a select deranged few – but Donald Trump is a terrorist.
That’s the world according to New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow, anyway. And sadly, it’s shared by many on the left, including the present White House.
Here’s what Blow wrote, in the pages of the newspaper, just this week:
“Donald Trump is a domestic terrorist; only his form of terror doesn’t boil down to blowing things up. He’s the 70-year-old toddler who knows nearly nothing, hurls insults, has simplistic solutions for complex problems and is quick to throw a tantrum. Also, in case you didn’t know it, this toddler is mean to girls and is a bit of a bigot.”
To Blow’s credit, he didn’t try to define what he meant by the word “terrorist.” And that’s a good thing – because he already looks foolish enough for his view.
Let’s swing on back to reality for a few and look deeper at the logic of the left.
President Obama can’t stomach the idea of stringing together the words radical and Islamic and terrorist in one single phrase because, in his mind, terrorism has little if nothing to do with the religion of Islam.
Secretary of State John Kerry keeps calling ISIS “apostates,” most notably in a speech from Rome just a few months ago in which he also seemed to suggest the terrorists were more like teens without fathers, raised by the streets, than violent men bent on spreading Sharia throughout the world.
As the Washington Post reported, Kerry said then:
“Daesh [Kerry’s name for ISIS] is in fact nothing more than a mixture of killers, of kidnappers, of criminals, of thugs, of adventurers, of smugglers and thieves,” Kerry said. “And they are also above all apostates, people who have hijacked a great religion and lie about its real meaning and lie about its purpose and deceive people in order to fight for their purposes.”
Nothing to do with the religion, right? Next thing you know, the administration will be touting jobs as the solution to terror …. oh wait. They already did …
The headline from Fox News in February 2015: “State Department spokesman floats jobs as answer to ISIS.”
The story read, in part:
“That’s what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region.
“‘We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. … But we cannot win this war by killing them,’ department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC’s “Hardball.” ‘We need … to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether –‘”
Left, meet Delusion; Delusion, Left. And the media’s been playing right along with the insane viewpoints.
Trump the terrorist? Note to New York Times and Blow: Being “devoid of fixed principles,” as you accuse as Trump’s albatross, does not a terrorist make.