This video feels like it might have come from a parallel universe. Only, it’s not, it’s our universe, which 13 years after 9-11 still has not come to grips with the nature and origins of the people who attacked us.
Who are they? What motivates them? Why can they raise such incredible amounts of money and recruit fighters from all over the world? What ideas do they believe in? President Obama himself declared, last night, that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is not, in fact, Islamic. Obama says this at the same time he uses the group’s chosen name, which recognizes that their territorial aims are far greater than the huge territory that they currently hold.
Charlie Rose agrees with Obama on all that, even in the face of a barrage of facts put on the table by Bill Maher.
Rose plays the moral equivalency game at one point, suggesting that Christians are just as prone to violence as Muslims. Maher attempts to set him straight on that, too.
Show this video to your liberal friends. It will cause great confusion, hopefully leading to a breakthrough at some point. If it’s acceptable for Bill Maher to say the same things that Robert Spencer has been writing about on Jihad Watch (and PJ Media) for ages now, then just maybe an understanding of jihad can go mainstream.
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h/t Right Scoop and RCP.