A Muslim Brotherhood front group with a documented record of support for such jihadist terror groups as Hamas has the gall to tell Sen. John McCain what to say--or, rather, what not to say--on the campaign trail about Islamic terrorism. The Washington Times reports today that the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) "is beginning a campaign to persuade Mr. McCain to rephrase his descriptions of enemy." Specifically, ISNA wants the presumptive GOP presidential nominee to stop calling Islamic terrorists and "Islamic." Through a spokesman, the McCain campaign replied, No Dice. Which is all to the good, of course--although the campaign statement is also a mass of, dare I say, Islamic confusion.
Said McCain spokesman Steve Schmidt:
"Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda represent a perverted strain of Islam at odds with the great many peaceful Muslims who practice their great faith peacefully. But the reality is, the hateful ideology which underpins bin Ladenism is properly described as radical Islamic extremism. Senator McCain refers to it that way because that's what it is."
OBL and other jihadist groups are implementing the jihadist ideology inspired and stated and demanded by the Koran. Period. As radical and extreme as it seems to non-Muslims, the ideology is, indeed, Islamic, and non-pervertedly so. It is absurdly childish to pretend otherwise. Death of the Grown-Up, anyone?