Charles Krauthammer: Uninformed, lazy and in error.
UPDATE: More concerning “extremist” nut-jobs and “conspiracy” theories. Heh. Thanks Stacy!!
Geert Wilders is not “extreme, radical and wrong.” If only it were so.
“…What he says is extreme, radical, and wrong. He basically is arguing that Islam is the same as Islamism. Islamism is an ideology of a small minority which holds that the essence of Islam is jihad, conquest, forcing people into accepting a certain very narrow interpretation [of Islam].
This is an artificial distinction imposed by non-Muslims like Charles Krauthammer onto the Islamic world; it is not a distinction that is generally made by Muslims themselves, at least outside the U.S. and Western Europe — or if it is, it is made in a different way.” – Charles Krauthammer.
If Allah revealed himself to Mohammed in stages, why would the Muslim Brotherhood, or any other Muslim, for that matter, not follow the same pattern, revealing only those components of Islam considered most palatable? To do otherwise would be to fail to emulate their own prophet. For this reason, most Westerners’ understanding of Islam is constricted to a very limited amount, most of which is designed to make Islam seem familiar and comfortable.
Charles Krauthammer gets two out of three right (sort-of) though Charles ought to know better as a highly articulate and intelligent investigator. It’s not even as if the sources for Wilder’s views are abstruse or difficult to find. Islamists’ intentions are spoken bluntly and right out in the open. Unlike their useful idiots on the Progressive Left, mohammedans are refreshingly open and honest.
There is a hyper-macho game of “Keeps!” being played-out on the world stage. I don’t really care which sandbox Krauthammer plays in – he’d best extricate his head to the upper surface and take a look about. Wilders is extreme, yes – surrounded by blind wishy-washy’s all around him. He’s radical, too – asking these effeminate poseurs to behave like Men. Unfortunately, Wilders is also correct.