I posted on this the other day, but I still wanted to discuss the panel discussion on ‘The Michael Coren Show’. Here is the clip of the segment thanks to SDAMatt2.
Like I said, much of what was said I discussed in my last blog post. The panel is in agreement on who is to blame and who isn’t to blame. They also raise the point about why we are even in Afghanistan after this betrayal by President Hamid Karzai who used Terry Jones’ actions to score political points with Muslim radicals, as well as the brutal murder of those who are there trying to help the Afghan people. I could spend hours writing for and against our mission there, but this isn’t the point of this post.
What I want to point out is that both John Downs and Laura Babcock have apparently changed their minds on Islam. Instead of relying on political correctness, they both seem to have taken into account that this religion is far more violent than others. While it is remarkable that neither of them didn’t simply blame the Florida pastor and free speech, as Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has done, they also didn’t try to defend this barbarism through an ill-conceived moral equivalency as they have in the past. Let’s not forget that this is the same John Downs who blamed humans for the September 11th attacks.
Maybe John’s new beard has provided him the ability to reach rational conclusions without resorting to politically correct talking points. If any good is to come from the brutal riots still going on in the Middle East it’s that many on the left, formerly staunch defenders of Islam, are giving up on defending the indefensible. The evidence is so overwhelming at this point that no rational person can excuse this violence as the work of a few extremists. Once again, I am not saying that all Muslims are violent extremists, but let’s stop pretending that these radicals are fringe elements.
If those like John Downs and Laura Babcock really wish to educate themselves on the nature of Islam, Pajamas Media’s Hege Storhaug’s recent column is a definite must read (hat-tip Blazing Cat Fur). In order to combat this barbarism, we not only have to acknowledge it, but educate ourselves on it. It’s a shame that these lessons are only being learned now after so many have been murderer in the name of this “religion of peace.”