Over at World Net Daily, Diana West brings her guns around and fires a well-deserved deadly salvo at Fox News’ Bill Kristol for his deluded criticism of Glenn Beck’s recent lectures on the coming caliphate. And she hits the target dead center:
“…Earlier this month, Weekly Standard editor and Fox analyst Kristol had led off the anti-Beck attack with a heated column accusing Beck of “hysteria” for his “rants about the caliphate taking over the Middle East” and Islamic connections to the American left. Kristol was seconded by National Review editor Rich Lowry…”
This is the same Bill Kristol who derides and ridicules Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders for his positions on stopping the Islamization of Europe. But let’s move on in West’s piece:
“…The New York Times’ David Brooks entered the debate lambasting Beck for his “delusional ravings about the caliphate coming back” while “the conservative establishment” saw Mubarak’s fall as “a fulfillment of Ronald Reagan’s democracy dream.” (Count me out.)
For the next week or so, taunting “delusional” Beck became a regular feature on cable TV. The pundit left congratulated the responsible right for “addressing” the Beck “problem.” And maybe a solution was near. “I’ve heard, from more than a couple of conservative sources, that prominent Republicans have approached Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes about the potential embarrassment that the paranoid-messianic rodeo clown may bring upon their brand,” Time’s Joe Klein blogged. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a mirror-Olbermann situation soon.”…”
Oh, that would make the Islam-deniers ecstatic – that the man who loudly and accurately sounds the coming caliphate alarm is ridden out of town in disgrace.
“…And then I read Kristol’s Wednesday lament in the Washington Post over what he sees as President Obama’s dithering over what he also sees as “Arab spring.” This is a jarringly dainty euphemism for a blur of regional events that now includes: the triumphal return to Egypt of the poisonous Yusef al Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s favorite cleric who just drew 2 million Egyptians back to Tahrir Square where he prayed for the Muslim conquest of Jerusalem; panicky EU promises of billions of dollars in aid (protection money?) to its “southern neighborhood”; emergency preparations for as many as 300,000 Islamic “migrants” washing up on just Italy’s shores any day…”
Bill’s got to make up his mind, now. Are we concerned or not concerned that someone like Qaradawi returning to Egypt might poison the well? Bill? Hello. Bill?
“…But even if “Arab spring” should fail, Kristol writes, “there would be still be a case, for reasons of honor and duty … to stand with the opponents of tyranny.” Doing so, he continues, would “vindicate American principles and mean a gain for American interests. …”
Here is what is “delusional”: the belief that American principles – freedom of religion, freedom of speech, equality before the law – have a natural place as “universal principles” in a culture grounded in Shariah principles…”
Indeed. Bill Kristol is delusional. He is in denial. He is in need of a good solid course in basic Islam 101. But even then he probably won’t get it. He may just be plain stupid. For that I can forgive him. There are such unfortunates.