Tag: Islam

“Good” Muslims, and the Others

The same question is asked every time an Islamist terror attack shocks a Western city, such as Manchester this week. Are terrorists crusading warriors, or simply uprooted, frustrated young men? Are they “good” Muslims? On May 21, Donald Trump was in Riyadh giving a speech to Saudi leaders and the most important kings and emirs of the Arab world. In...

The Useful Idiots

Lenin supposedly coined the term "useful idiots” to describe the opponents of communism who inadvertently helped the communist cause, such as the intellectual “fellow travelers” in Europe and the capitalist businesspeople who sold wheat to the starving U.S.S.R. I believe this Leninist expression, when applied to the current context, can shed light on certain western reactions to the recent jihadist...[Subscriber]