It’s not just the president, the State Department, and MSNBC that have shown themselves to be dhimmified apologists for the barbarism of radical Islam. The Washington Post today has a story on the people behind the amateurish anti-Mohammed video. The paper’s report is straightforward enough but the title (on page 11 of the print version of the paper — they changed it for the web) is telling: “Extremist Copts in U.S. linked to anti-Muslim video.” The promo on the front page likewise: “A link to extremist Copts.” Wow, extremists? Is the story about a group calling for the beheading of enemies of Christ? Do the producers of the video want to murder Muslim toddlers in pizza parlors, throw acid in Muslim girls’ faces, frame mentally retarded Muslim children for burning pages of the Gospel, or destroy ancient monuments?
Obviously not. In fact, the headline was essentially written by the terrorist fellow-travelers at CAIR, because the only reference to “extremists” is from Ibrahim Cooper, mouthpiece for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamist version of the German American Bund: “There is a tiny minority of extremist Copts waging a rhetorical campaign against Muslims and Islam from America, posting and broadcasting vile, hate-filled messages that are condemned by mainstream Copts here and in Egypt.”
I understand perfectly well why Copts in Egypt would hurriedly distance themselves from the video, and not just for its terrible acting; after more than 1,000 years of Jim Crow–style subjugation, with their lives and families at the mercy of the Religion of Peace, you too would be careful not to seem uppity. But that the Washington Post would internalize and legitimize Islamic blasphemy rules is disgusting.