The Washington Post’s sensitive editorial board writes it is “prejudicial” for a GOP candidate to judge the catastrophic record created by the 1,200-year-old Islamic ideology.
The editorial’s headline, “Prejudice is on full display in the GOP presidential race,” was initially aimed at the two leading GOP candidates, outsiders Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson.
Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson’s comment that a Muslim should not be president betrayed appalling ignorance of the U.S Constitution and a fundamental misunderstanding of what this country is about. As disturbing is that his comments follow closely on the failure of another candidate, Donald Trump, to challenge the anti-Muslim animus of a supporter. It’s a sad moment for the Republican Party when two of its top contenders for president think it is acceptable, even admirable, to promote bigotry — and when so few of their rivals have the guts to condemn their prejudice.
In fact, Carson said what is obvious to the vast majority of Americans — that a person who embraces Islamic ideas should not be president. The Post’s diatribe actually quoted Carson’s plain-language statement in the editorial without recognizing this obvious focus on Islam’s ideas; “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” Carson said.
Carson had to explain this obvious idea to fingers-in-ears progressives. “If someone has a Muslim background, and they’re willing to reject [major Islamic] tenets and to accept the way of life that we have, and clearly will swear to place our Constitution above their religion, then of course they will be considered infidels and heretics, but at least I would then be quite willing to support them,” Carson told Fox.
Since roughly the year 700, Arab and Islamic ideas — especially their jihad idea — have smashed civilizations from Algeria to southern India, often down to levels far below they enjoyed before the arrival of Islam’s armies. For example, the vast region to from Egypt to Algeria was once a productive and advanced part of the Roman Empire, but it was wrecked when Arab armies swept through in the late 600s. Only in the last 150 years has the region started to recover. Similarly, Afghanistan and Pakistan were once relatively prosperous partly-Buddhist societies, but are now fully absorbed into Islam’s totalitarian ideology.
The Post’s editorial writers, along with Democrats and jihad-linked Islamist groups, actually argue that political criticism of Islam is somehow banned by the constitution’s entirely separate federal ban on religious-tests. “Has Mr. Carson not read Article VI of the Constitution, which states that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States?” complained the Post’s delicate writers.
The Post also seems to think that Islamic believers are a race, and so should be protected by progressives from criticism of their ideas. “Mr. Carson and Mr. Trump may think there is political gain in appealing to the lowest instincts of their party’s base and that Muslims are fair game,” the board said. “Neither Mr. Carson nor Mr. Trump seem to understand [their statements] further disqualifies them to lead a nation that is premised on strength rising from diversity.”
The explanation for this obtuse editorial lies in that last word, “Diversity.”
“Diversity” is the progressives’ divide-and-conquer political strategy. Their goal is to prevent Americans from conserving and using the democratic, decent and hugely successful combination of freedom, religion and science that emerged in Europe after the Roman Empire. That set of idealistic ideas used to be called small-l-liberal, but is now described as “right wing” by angry progressives.
These progressives hate Americans’ repeated refusal to transfer control of their idealistic common culture and their children’s futures to the narrow, parochial, reckless, careless and self-interested class of university-trained progressives. So let’s summarize the WashPo’s editorial; “We haters gotta hate.”