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IPFS News Link • Philosophy: Conservatism

The Self-Imposed Blindness of Conservatives

•, by Jacob G. Hornberger

Consider an article by Andrew C. McCarthy entitled "Islam—Facts or Dreams? " which appears in the February 2016 issue of Imprimis, the publication of the Hillsdale College, a renowned conservative institution. McCarthy was the assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York for 18 years and led the federal prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 other people for the 1993 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

In his article, McCarthy focuses on Islam and has concluded that the Muslim religion is at the heart of the terrorism problem that the United States and the rest of the world face. He has convinced himself that the problem isn't with radical Muslims who have misinterpreted Islam. The problem, he says, is Islam itself, which, if correctly interpreted, means terrorism.