8 of This Week’s Most Absurd Statements About Islam and Jihad
5. Amid jihad murders in Canada, USA Today says Christian “religious extremism” is “primary threat to homeland security”
Tom Blumer reported last week in Newsbusters that “sandwiched in between two domestic terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists in Canada during the past three days, USA Today ran a Tuesday op-ed which appeared in Wednesday’s print edition by Mary Zeiss Stange called ‘Beware the Christian Extremists.’” Stange claimed that Christian “religious extremism taken to potentially lethal ends” is today the “primary threat to homeland security.”
Mary Zeiss Stange is a professor of religion at Skidmore College, and she is, of course, here expressing what are mainstream views at her college and at virtually every other institution of higher learning in the country – as well as in the mainstream media. Both the media and academia have a maniacal focus on absolving Islam for all responsibility for the atrocities committed in its name and in accord with its texts and teachings, and a concomitant fanatical commitment to highlighting the evils of “Christian extremism.”
Yet as ridiculous as all this is, the media marches in absolute lockstep on these issues. No one ever breaks ranks. Neither USA Today nor any other mainstream publication would ever dare publish an article warning about the dangers of Islamic jihad, or even “Islamic extremism.” Why they march in this lockstep I do not know, but the mainstream media is now the mouthpiece of a single point of view. No dissenters or dissenting views are allowed to be heard. We no longer have a free press. We have the media of a one-party authoritarian state.