Thursday, September 13, 2012

Leveraging Violence to Increase the Influence of Radical Islam in America

Some U.S. lawmakers were particularly angered by the failure of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood, to condemn the attack on the U.S. mission.

The Egyptian leader limited his comments to affirming Egypt's commitment to protecting foreign diplomatic missions—and criticizing the production of the video on Islam that spurred Tuesday's protests.

-from "U.S. Policy in Mideast Challenged by Assaults" in today's WSJ.

How naive it is for the WSJ to consider the violence in Libya and Egypt as challenging "U.S. Policy in [the] Mideast."  The challenge is to U.S. Policy period, to U.S. Constitutional Policy, and to the underlying assumptions of Western Civilization: that the free exchange of ideas (and freedom of/from religion) are crucial.

There is very good reason for anger by U.S. lawmakers.  One has to ask, "Why only some of them."  One must answer, "The leverage."

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