Yet another conservative misses the mark on Wilders and Islam
Jeffery R. writes:
I’m a frequent reader of your blog and enjoy your commentary very much. I thought you might like to be aware of the linked article, “Who’s Afraid of Geert Wilders,” by Michael Weiss at The New Criterion, if you were not already. p>LA replies:
Thanks for sending. I’ve just read it. It’s an appalling article—ignorant, sophomoric, superficial. Weiss keeps obsessively chewing the bone of Wilders’s “ban the Koran” idea, as though that were his main position, when it was a rhetorical point, was never presented as a serious proposal, and, as far as I’m aware, has not been repeated by Wilders in at least a year. However, a serious substantive point underlay the “ban the Koran” rhetoric, which was that the Koran is indeed like Mein Kampf, that it is indeed a call to war and extermination. Innumerable millions of human beings have been killed, enslaved, oppressed, and dehumanized over the last 1,388 years by devout Muslims following the dictates of that book.
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