Terror apologists exposed

Youssef Ibrahim's coverage of the Middle East is outstanding, and his track record goes back decades. Now, as columnist for the New York Sun, he exposes the knee-jerk apologists for Islamists and their response to the latest terrorist outrages in Britain. Not only in the U.K., but the United States. The entire column is well worth a read. A brief excerpt
With live images of the Glasgow International Airport fires blazing away, American networks hosted the so-called experts who, again, explained the "torment" of poor Muslims. Disgracefully, one guest - Michael Scheuer, a former CIA analyst who is a familiar face now whenever instant analysis is needed - droned on about the many reasons Muslims are "so" offended by this or that behavior in the West.

Mr. Scheuer's mindless diatribe, unquestionably motivated by the need to land consulting contracts in Muslim country, pushed a Fox News anchorwoman, Michelle Malkin, to interject something akin to "Let us not blame the victims now." But it was not enough to stop the rant.

But so the story goes: Whenever it comes to Muslims, commentators feel the need for obfuscation. It reaches absurd proportions in Britain, but America is certainly its sideshow.

Read the whole thing.

Youssef Ibrahim's coverage of the Middle East is outstanding, and his track record goes back decades. Now, as columnist for the New York Sun, he exposes the knee-jerk apologists for Islamists and their response to the latest terrorist outrages in Britain. Not only in the U.K., but the United States. The entire column is well worth a read. A brief excerpt
With live images of the Glasgow International Airport fires blazing away, American networks hosted the so-called experts who, again, explained the "torment" of poor Muslims. Disgracefully, one guest - Michael Scheuer, a former CIA analyst who is a familiar face now whenever instant analysis is needed - droned on about the many reasons Muslims are "so" offended by this or that behavior in the West.

Mr. Scheuer's mindless diatribe, unquestionably motivated by the need to land consulting contracts in Muslim country, pushed a Fox News anchorwoman, Michelle Malkin, to interject something akin to "Let us not blame the victims now." But it was not enough to stop the rant.

But so the story goes: Whenever it comes to Muslims, commentators feel the need for obfuscation. It reaches absurd proportions in Britain, but America is certainly its sideshow.

Read the whole thing.