December 22, 2010

JAMES TARANTO: Our Islamophobic Political Class.

But incredibly, in neither the 1,000-word writeup nor the four-minute video report on the Holder interview is there a single mention of Islam. Not only are the “radicals” not described as Islamic radicals or radical Islamists, but Awlaki is described as a “cleric”–oh so generic!–rather than an imam.

We surmise that this omission is willful. The media and the Obama administration give the impression that they are extremely careful to avoid mentioning the religion in whose name al Qaeda and similar groups commit terrorist attacks. We have a distinct sense that this is driven by fear–that they are suffering from, if we may coin a word, Islamphobia.

Indeed.

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