President Obama declares that we must not do things that provide Muslims with excuses to hate us. We agree that we should be protective of sensibilities of our friends (and those we want to be our friends). That goes for Canada and Mexico and Europe as well as the Arab world. It makes no sense to take offensive actions or make insulting statements. But the President seems to believe that everything we do somehow is a provocation. The prison at Guantanamo is a provocation, he says. But Guantanamo is not a prison for Muslims, but a prison created to incarcerate the “worst of the worst” terrorists, those who in many cases killed dozens of Muslims for every Christian or Jew they had killed.
Odd, isn’t it, that by the administration’s way of thinking, our negativity towards Muslims somehow transforms them from peaceful people into vengeful killers. The administration thinks American “Islamophobia” (a word they define so broadly as to include normal steps to keep Jihadi terrorists from entering this country) is a provocation. Our war in Iraq was a provocation, and of course, they think (although they seldom say it aloud) that the biggest provocation is America’s support for Israel.