'Arc of Extremism'
August 11, 2006. The Wall Street Journal, by William Shawcross( Read more...Collapse )
if you watched only British television, particularly the BBC
, you would be hard-pressed to understand that Israel has been forced into a war for its survival. Last weekend people marched in an anti-Israel
march though London
carrying banners proclaiming
"We are all Hezbollah Now."
As the historian Victor Davis Hanson recently pointed out, there is a moral madness at work here. We refuse to admit there is a pattern to global terrorism. We are terrified of being called "Islamophobic." European papers are frightened to publish cartoons which some Muslims demand we censor, but are happy to portray the Israelis as latter-day Nazis. Not for nothing does Mr. Hanson say that we have forgotten the lessons of 1938
In a live BBC
interview recently I called Hezbollah "Islamofascists
." The charming interviewer said nervously, "That's a very controversial description
"; I replied that it was merely accurate. She brought the interview to a swift close. ( Read more...Collapse )
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