In a post that will gladden the hearts of all who believe religious moderates are the real problem, Radley Balko examines the publicity copy for racial scientist Dinesh D'Souza's new book The Enemy at Home, which advertises some bold new ideas for how our nation can appease its Islamist foes:
He argues that it is not our exercise of freedom that enrages our enemies, but our abuse of that freedom–from the sexual liberty of women to the support of gay marriage, birth control, and no-fault divorce, to the aggressive exportation of our vulgar, licentious popular culture.
The cultural wars at home and the global war on terror are usually viewed as separate problems. In this groundbreaking book, D'Souza shows that they are one and the same. It is only by curtailing the left's attacks on religion, family, and traditional values that we can persuade moderate Muslims and others around the world to cooperate with us and begin to shun the extremists in their own countries.
I could cite this as a great example of the good cop/bad cop technique wherein we have to suck up to extremists because otherwise our buddies the moderates won't be able to hold them back. But it's just some back-cover copy, and I'm just hoping D'Souza's got the balls to object to the aspect of our sick society that infuriates the Islamists most of all: America's notorious tolerance for Jews. After all, hip hop and gay marriage are pretty small potatoes compared to that one.
Thanks to commenter Adam W.