Friday, August 11, 2006

Our Insensitive President

From Reuters:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Muslim groups criticized President Bush on Thursday for calling a foiled plot to blow up airplanes part of a "war with Islamic fascists," saying the term could inflame anti-Muslim tensions.

"We believe this is an ill-advised term and we believe that it is counterproductive to associate Islam or Muslims with fascism," said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations advocacy group.
Maybe Mr. Awad has a point. Perhaps it's insensitive of us to actually name the enemies that every single sane human being on the planet knows we are facing.

What's even more pathetic than Mr. Awad's Goebbels-like denial of simple truths is the fact that the mainstream media continue to bend over backwards to give this man a public platform on which to spew.