While taking callers on yesterday's show, one suggested flattening Mecca. Hugh called it crazy, referring to Muslims who live peacefully in our country and to those who serve honorably in our military.
He then made the abominably foolish (because it is demonstrably false) contrast between "Islam" and "Extremist Islamism."
(Isn't that redundant? Such doublespeak comes from gullible, fearful, multiculturalists twisting, turning and bending over backwards to define away that which is obviously true. How many other qualifiers can one add to make it clear that, "No, No! NO!!! We would never ever blaspheme--I mean, insult--Islam, the Religion of Peace"?)
Today on his broadcast, Hugh again used the term "Islamism," the implication being that the religion of the jihadists is distinct from, and contrary to, "true" Islam.
What he seems unwilling or unable to acknowledge is that those who kill non-Muslims in the name of Allah are the true Muslims, as their words and actions are completely consistent with the commands and examples found in Islam's "sacred" texts and history.
There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate. (And no, Turkey is not an example of a moderate Muslim nation; the only reason it appeared modern or secular at all is because Ataturk abolished the Caliphate and suppressed the religious element in the country. Crushing force is all that man can do to hold Islam in check.)
Those truly peaceful Muslims--truly peaceful in that they reject unconditionally violent jihad against non-Muslims--are the apostates, the radicals, the extremists. They are the perverters of the "great world religion," since the source and sustenance of Islam's violence against non-Muslims are the commands of Allah and the words and deeds of his false prophet, as found in Qur'an and Sunnah.
Misdefining our enemy does nothing to enable or invigorate our defense against it; it keeps us blind to, and impotent in the face of, a relentless, deceptive enemy invading, reproducing, and recruiting in every Western nation. Neither does it aid those Muslims of good will who would redefine and reform Islam away from its historical, traditional zeal for fighting against, subduing and humiliating, and killing non-Muslims to make the world Islam.
We are not at war with Islam, Islam is at war with us. Allah commanded it, Mohammed declared it, and he and his followers practiced it. To this very day, everywhere Islam has any sort of numerical significance, non-Muslims find themselves more and more intimidated, threatened, and dead.
And anyone familiar with the history of Jihad knows it can only get worse.