Root Causes

Steven Taylor points us to a Dennis Prager column arguing that, “Islamic terror is caused by Muslims, not, as Islamic and leftist apologists would have it, by the non-Muslims against whom it is directed.” Sounds plausible, certainly.

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  1. wren says:


  2. Hal says:

    I can almost set my watch by these posts.

  3. Rodney Dill says:

    Sounds intuitive to me. What next? a The sky is blue post? 😉

    Actually an interesting column. Its a shame if anyone would actually have to have this pointed out to them.

  4. McGehee says:

    What’s worse is that those who need it pointed out to them refuse to believe it . In their eagerness to “understand” the enemies of their own civilization they have, indeed, gone over to the other side.

  5. Mithras says:

    Yes! Furthermore, every known terrorist has had a mother at some point. Clearly, motherhood is an important contributing factor to the causes of terrorism. Those who deny the dangerousness of mothers are just hiding their heads in the sand.

  6. Rodney Dill says:

    You are absolutely right Mithras, and we should kill every last one of those terrorist mothers….