Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Most Unfortunate Book Title Of The Year

Via Memeorandum, I saw this Newsmax piece on Dinesh D'Souza's new tome, "The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11."

Holy flip. Lest we think that the title is just some misguided hyperbole, D'Souza makes sure we do not:
"In this book I make a claim that will seem startling at the outset. The cultural left in this country is responsible for causing 9/11."
In a nutshell, we do things culturally that offend Muslims, and this is why they (at least the radical ones who lead many terrorist groups and many middle eastern countries) want to kill us. They fear our influence on their culture.

Except we have been having problems with Islam's militance for a long, long time.

But even if it was true, so the heck what? It would be something we should thank the "cultural left" about-- showing the nature of those who would kill us to keep us from upsetting their sensibilities.

Don't get me wrong. There is plenty in our culture which disgusts me, and I firmly believe we should work on some of our excesses. But blaming the cultural left for 9/11 shows a clear misunderstanding of who the enemy is, and comes from the mindset of a coward-- if we only submit to their norms, maybe they'll show mercy on us infidels.

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