By John W. Lillpop
President Bush has apparently decided (finally) that there are notable exceptions to the notion that Islam is a "Religion of Peace."
Like when Muslim "evil doers" are caught in the middle of a campaign to blow up a dozen or so planes, G.W. correctly described that plot as part of a "war with Islamic fascists."
As expected, Muslim leaders were none too thrilled with G.W.'s new articulation skills: "We believe this is an ill-advised term and we believe that it is counter-productive to associate Islam or Muslims with fascism," said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations advocacy group. Go here
But perhaps Awad has a point. Rather than associating Islam or Muslims with "fascism," let's really tell it like it is:
''The civilized world is at war with Islam, a collection of violent religious fanatics--aka terrorists--devoted to converting every living organism on the planet to their religion. Islamic terrorists are unbound vy values common to civilized people. They do not respect human life, and will use mayhem and murder against any and all who reject Allah and the Koran.''
Is it wishful thinking on my part, that G.W. would actually make such a statement?
Probably, but given the reaction of Mr. Awad, it seems that the president is finally moving away from PC and toward brutal truth.
And that is a good thing, strategerically speaking.
John W. Lillpop is a recovering liberal.