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The Democrats' Soft Spot for Islam
The hard-left online organ Salon has discovered the secret of Donald Trump's success: "Islamophobia." Citing the American National Election Studies 2016 pilot survey, Salon solemnly intones that "Trump supporters are far more likely to express Islamophobic attitudes than other respondents, even other Republicans." A "stunning 60 percent of Trump supporters" expressed the "Islamophobic" idea that "the word 'violent' describes Muslims 'very' or 'extremely' well." Salon cannot fathom how anyone could possibly have gotten the idea that Muslims are violent (even including "a bit more than a quarter of Democrats"), and neither can the dominant voices in the Democratic Party. This blind spot regarding jihad terror is nothing less than Democratic Party policy.
Salon demonstrates its myopia about the problem of jihad terror when it notes that "for comparison, only 7 percent of Trump supporters said that the word 'violent' describes white people extremely or very well." "White people"? What about Islamic jihad terrorists who are "white people," such as al-Qaeda's late sometime spokesman Adam Gadahn, the Boston Marathon jihad bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, would-be Wichita airport jihad bomber Terry Lee Loewen, and so many others? Salon doesn't consider them: for the left, and for the Democratic Party in particular, concern about jihad terror is just another form of racism, and that's that. White Muslim jihad terrorists simply don't exist.
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