The Corner

The Real Root Cause of Islamic Terrorism

Retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander M. Zhudi Jasser refreshingly writes in NRO today:  “To this point, the Muslim community has been able to completely avoid any real debate over Islamism. In fact, we see now a movement in England and the West to blame the West’s foreign policy as a root cause of terror rather than the real root cause — theocratic Islamist ideology.”

I wanted to cheer until I realized that Lt. Commander Jasser, a Muslim and the head of an organization called the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, obviously has missed Dinesh D’Souza’s explanation that Islamic terror really has nothing to do with Islam — it’s all the fault of Lefty permissiveness and those crazy right-wing Islamophobes who upset everyone by suggesting that Islamic terrorism maybe, just maybe, might be caused by Islamic theology.  Imagine claiming that scriptural commands to kill the infidels might inspire some believers to think they’re supposed to kill the infidels?  What a nutty argument!

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