One thing among many which I like and admire about Mr. Trump is that if he is not an authority on an issue, he is not afraid to say so. He does have one thing correct – there is a lot of hatred in Islam’s highest authoritative code.
Meanwhile, pseudo-conservative Islam-ignoramus (I’m sorry, it’s true) Hugh Hewitt is making much over Trump’s candid admission that he is not familiar with the names of many jihad leaders. Mr. Hewitt set a very clever trap, which is being hailed by many in the media as a legitimate question. Hewitt solicited Mr. Trump’s honest lack of knowledge over the identities of some of the current players in the worldwide jihad movement, and is now apparently on a crusade to discredit Mr. Trump as a suitable candidate for the presidency.
I have yet to hear Mr. Hewitt or anyone in the mainstream media call for a public examination of Islam’s codified, mainstream doctrines which inspire and command the jihad leaders whose names Hewitt expected Trump to know – or to have any guest on his show with demonstrable knowledge of Islamic law and history.
Mr. Hewitt is another proponent by example of the “Whack-A-Mole” game in which the United States has been involved since 9/11/01 – focusing all attention on the most prominent jihad unit du jour, while paying absolutely no attention to the ideology which drives it. It’s not the name of the unit or the player who leads the unit which is setting the world afire. It’s the underpinning belief system that is destroying Western Civilization.
That belief system is called Islam, Mr. Hewitt. To this day, the abject lack of knowledge about what is really in that Quran and in the Hadith collections is very discouraging.
And it is why we are still not winning this war.