Americans who spew hatred of Muslims are aiding the cause of terrorism

  Whenever anyone like me argues against Islamophobia or points out that most Muslims in America and the rest of the world are not terrorists, Donald Trump and others of his ilk dismiss us as foolish advocates of political correctness. But the reality is not that simple. The fact of the matter is that hatred of Muslims, especially here in America, only aids the cause of terroristic Islamic extremists. Muslim crazies are telling their more moderate and peaceful brethren that Americans hate Islam and want to destroy it. The bigoted...

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Why don’t Americans fear bathtubs more than terrorism?

  It may surprise you to learn that more Americans are killed in bathtub accidents than in acts of Islamic terrorism in a typical year. Of course, there are countless other causes of death that are far more common than acts of terrorism — but few, if any, of them arouse the kind of fear that most Americans feel about the threat posed by ISIS. Millions of voters likely will base their choices for president this year on promises made regarding the threat of terrorism than on any of the numerous other dangers we face every day....

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America’s alarm over terrorism has a pro-Western and pro-Christian bias

  Like most Americans, I was horrified by what happened in Brussels the other day. It was unsettling, to put it mildly, to see such carnage at the hands of Muslim terrorists. But an email from a good friend of mine raises a few pertinent questions about the matter. He wonders if we would be just as upset if these attacks had happened in Turkey, which is a NATO ally of the United States. Or what if it had happened in Saudi Arabia? That country, too, is a U.S. ally. Of course, the answer to these question is that Belgium is more like the...

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An outbreak of revolutionary rhetoric from the far right seems likely soon

On his Facebook page, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, expressed disappointment today with the Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare. Nothing surprising in that. Kinzinger took care to note that he respects the high court. And his comments were not exactly rabble-rousing — at least, they apparently weren’t intended to be. Unfortunately, at least one of the comments Kinzinger received mentioned the possibility of armed revolt against the government. The guy put it this way: “[I]t’s time for the...

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Terrorism in America: More people killed by right-wingers than by Muslims

If you’re convinced that Muslim extremists pose a threat to you, your family and other good and decent Americans, your concerns are perhaps misdirected. That demented racist who killed nine people in a Charleston, S.C., church last week is more representative of the terrorism threat in this county than are the people who attend the mosque across-town from where you live. At least, that what a study of the matter says, as we see HERE:  In the 14 years since Al Qaeda carried out attacks on New York and the Pentagon, extremists have...

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