The 'I' Word

"Islam" is the I word, the greatest taboo amongst "journalists" and government spokesmen today. Consider this article at CBS News. Two years ago the FBI interviewed the older brother, Tamerlan, looking for "extremist ties" or "ties to Chechen extremists." That's it, just "extremists." No hint as to what kind those might be, for we dare not name the Religion of Peace. The boys' mother gives the game away (sort of): "Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said her son got involved in 'religious politics' about five years ago, and never told her he was involved in 'jihad.'" "Religious politics." Now that's a little more suggestive. Lutherans petitioning for a zoning variance to turn their church into multi-family housing units? The National Council of Churches looking "for political leaders for whom a foreign policy based on cooperation and global justice is an urgent concern"? Tamerlan could have been lending a hand to most any kind of "religious politics." But then mother mentions "jihad." That is...(Read Full Post)