Skip to comments.Kristof Criticizes American ‘Paranoia’ Over Islamic Fundamentalism
Posted on 02/13/2011 5:34:24 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Q. Can a Harvard Phi Beta Kappa and Rhodes Scholar, who has traveled to 150 countries and speaks Arabic, Chinese and Japanese, be hopelessly naive about foreign policy?
A. Ever read one of Nicholas Kristof's columns?
For the trendy liberals of the New York Times, most any big event becomes fodder for that favorite progressive parlor game: putting America down. Take Egypt. Yesterday, we noted how Bob Herbert compared American democracy unfavorably with that supposedly flourishing on the banks of the Nile.
Today brings us Kristof's "What Egypt Can Teach America." Naturally, we have a lot to learn, starting with Kristof's ukase that America must "stop treating Islamic fundamentalism as a bogyman and allowing it to drive American foreign policy." Kristof accuses Americans of "paranoia about Islamism." Excellent point, Mr. K. I mean, it's not as if a bunch of lunatic Islamists hijacked planes and flew them into . . . oh, wait.
Kristof wasn't finished criticizing his compatriots . . .
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Krisof on 9/10/01: America shouldn’t fear Islamic fundmamentalism.
Nicholas Kristof: living proof that it’s possible to be highly-educated yet utterly naive. NY Times columnist criticizes American “paranoia” about Islamic fundamentalism. Ping to Today show list.
Among the Elites, there always seems to be a strain of those who would just appease and ultimately surrender to the Enemy. This was true for Nazism, Communism, and (now) Islamic Fundamentalism. I suspect that part of it is an aversion to Democracy, which (to them) is a messy, dirty business. Much better to have an ideology that allows one to govern by decree or editorial.
The delusion is strong, such that no amount of formal education or travel would permit truth to prevail in the mind of the deluded.
To prove his point, Kristof should go live in Gaza for six months. That should cure him of some of his fatuous ideas.
Hey!!! He mentioned my name in this article!!!!
Red diaper doper babies just being who they are. Red diaper doper babies.
30 days or less after the fundamentalists take over, his head and his shoulders will have parted company.
——when that whole area collapses——
Perhaps New York can be saved...... another Mayor like Rudy can salvage the Mike damage before it collapses
His thrust is usually something like, yes they are primitives. yes they are murderers. yes the oppress women. But, but, Christianity is just as BAD! And maybe it was at one time, say the sixteenth century perhaps. This is like digging up old slavery laws to prove how evil America is. Dude, lets not dwell so much on how it was centuries ago. Lets focus on how it is today for a fair comparison.
It is the typical teenage rebellion syndrome you see with most Liberals. Everything at home is bad. Everything else is good. (but mom! i love the motorcycle guy with the leather jacket and the tattoos! I don't care that he just got out of prison! He will change for me, I know it.)
And they say this stuff with the surety that a Christian will not wait outside their house to cut their or one of their family members’ head off or blow up their car like some religion would do if criticized.
Liberals also told us not to fear communism, nazis and terrorists in the past.
They were wrong and still are wrong.
When did it become a TRUTH OF LIFE that to be “highly educated” automatically means that one has an ounce of brains in their heads?
Who does not know an individual, hard working, moral, ethical, reliable, and possessing an overwhelming supply of COMMON SENSE, yet scorned because of a “limited education”?
We are in trouble because we have come to proclaim that he who is well learned in their personal field, must be equally proficient in ALL fields.
In example, some of the most brilliant doctors I’ve ever known, should have been locked up for their own protection when NOT working in their field. The same holds for too many people.
” Can a Harvard Phi Beta Kappa and Rhodes Scholar, who has traveled to 150 countries and speaks Arabic, Chinese and Japanese, be hopelessly naive about foreign policy?”
Can a total idiot be elected president?
It is amazing the denial of the facts. Radical Islam is diametrically opposed to Western values, and whether we want to admit it or not Islam as a whole has been at war with the west for over 1000 years now.
Kristof needs to educate himself with the definition of the word secular, and then attempt to apply it to Iran or The Muslim Brotherhood...
Liberalism affects the brain. The first thing to go is grasp on reality.
Good point. Can’t argue with you there...
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