US Mosque Data Bill O'Reilly Requested Now Available

Bill O'Reilly, to his considerable credit, does not shy away from the appropriate use and discussion of the word jihad -- for example, in this posting from July, 2007 entitled, "Avoiding the Jihad". Indeed, this author had a frank if somewhat brief discussion with Mr. O'Reilly on the subject (albeit "distracted" by the non-sequiturs of the requisite Muslim apologist who also participated in the segment) in May, 2006.  But Mr. O'Reilly has remained adamant that American Muslims are somehow uniquely resistant to the jihadist mentality, which he admits pervades even Western Muslim diaspora communities, notably, for example in Britain. During a segment which aired Friday evening March 11, 2011, Mr. O'Reilly (in a discussion with Geraldo Rivera) questioned the validity of data alluded to by my colleague Frank Gaffney about American mosques -- study data at that time in press, but unpublished. The transcript of O'Reilly's comments capture his skepticism of these findings, and...(Read Full Post)