The liberal love affair with Islam is perplexing. While liberals tend to hate traditional Christianity for its more socially conservative worldview, they insist on vigorously defending Islam and its adherents. From Jon Stewart’s moralizing, to Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg’s outrage at Bill O’Reilly, to President Obama’s recent droning about the “spirit of tolerance” in the Indonesian Constitution (in spite of Indonesia’s laws prohibiting speech offensive to Islam), we are forever sermonized that there is a gulf between Islamist extremism and the “vast majority” of normal Muslims, whom we would apparently love to have as neighbors and run into at Whole Foods.
As they say, "Read the WHOLE thing." Very well done article that points out many of the similarities between Islam and Christianity that liberals refuse to acknowledge. It ALSO highlights some very important differences - and not to Islam's credit.
Well worth the read!
UPDATE: My friend Beth Cleaver (who used to blog at BamaPachyderm) recommended these two books on the topic: Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam And the American Left and United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror. They both look like very informative reads, and I'm considering getting them on my Kindle...