Tuesday, September 07, 2004

David Brooks And Dennis Prager on What We Are Facing

Here's a sobering and insightful column by David Brooks in the New York Times. As he notes:

This death cult [of Islamic fascism] has no reason and is beyond negotiation.
This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a
sort of mental diversion. They don't want to confront this horror. So they rush
off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.

Dennis Prager asks hard questions here, in a column entitled. "They Shoot Children, Don't They?" For example:

[I]t is with the greatest sadness that I feel compelled to ask two

First, is there anything in Islam or in the way Islam is now taught and
practiced that dulls the conscience and thereby enables many religious Muslims
to engage in or support atrocities that other groups, religious and secular,
find inconceivable?

Second, the laudable condemnations of Islamic terror made by the
Islamic Center notwithstanding, why are there virtually no public demonstrations
of Muslims against the unspeakable evils committed by its adherents?

And while posing questions, here are two for liberals: Why are almost
the only people asking these questions aloud conservative and religious? Where
are you when it comes to acknowledging evil?

Yes, some people do shoot children, and good people have a right to ask


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