After having spent years ignoring, denying and enabling the motivating ideology behind jihad terror, it would be good to confront it. As I notedhere, that the political and media elites are so profoundly threatened by this is telling in itself.
The jihadis are at war with the United States, and those who have sworn to protect and defend this nation are determined instead, above all things, to make sure that we do not think negatively about the belief system that inspired this war against us and incites its adherents to attack us. This is madness, and must stop. Trump, for all his many flaws, is the first candidate to buck this sinister agenda, and the most honest presidential candidate about the jihad threat since John Quincy Adams.
“Donald Trump’s Terrorism Plan Mixes Cold War Concepts and Limits on Immigrants,” by David E. Sanger, New York Times, August 15, 2016:
Donald J. Trump on Monday invoked comparisons to the Cold War era in arguing that the United States must wage an unrelenting ideological fight if it is to defeat the Islamic State. He said he would temporarily suspend immigration from “the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world” and judge allies solely on their participation in America’s mission to root out Islamic terrorism.
In a speech at Youngstown State University in Ohio, a critical swing state where polls show him trailing Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump combined old vows to seize Middle Eastern oil fields with the announcement of a series of new, if still vague, proposals to change America’s battlefield tactics.
“Just as we won the Cold War, in part by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of free markets, so too must we take on the ideology of radical Islam,” he said….