Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Our Learning Curve
As I've been saying for a long time now, the Counter-Jihad (some day, hopefully, to become the A.I.M. -- the Anti-Islam Movement) needs to graduate beyond its massively implicit distinction between Islam and Muslims (e.g., "We condemn Islam, not Muslims") and realize that 1) Muslims are the problem of Islam actualized, and 2) a comforting taxonomy of Muslims (viz., into Harmless and Dangerous, with an incoherent spectrum of gradations in between) is impossible.
The following points along our public trajectory do not, in my opinion, reflect a sufficiently ascending curve:
George Bush (September 17, 2001)
Jack Straw (October, 2009)
Robert Spencer (April 2011)