On 9/11 Anniversary, Biden Repeats False Claim That Islam Is a ‘Peaceful Religion’


In his pre-taped remarks (how many takes were needed to get a coherent version?) on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 jihad attacks that killed 2,977 people, Old Joe Biden lamented the fact, as Matt Margolis noted yesterday, that since that terrible day, “we also witnessed the dark forces of human nature. Fear and anger. Resentment and violence against Muslim-Americans — true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion.” Of course. There is no justification whatsoever under any circumstances for violence against innocent Muslims, or any innocent people. But it was unfortunate that Biden once again repeated this hoary and easily disproven chestnut about Islam being a “peaceful religion”; at this point this idea is nothing more than a dogma of the Leftist faith, not to be questioned, and not subject to rational consideration. Yet it has no basis in reality. The dogma that Islam is a peaceful religion, fatuously repeated by Biden on the anniversary of one of the bloodiest jihad attacks in Islam’s 1,400-year history, is not just contrary to fact; it has for years now hampered our ability to deal with the nature and magnitude of the global jihad threat, and will continue to do so.

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