Ted Cruz Versus Donald Trump on Islam: A Discussion With Audrey Russo

In the wake of the Brussels jihad carnage, Audrey Russo and I discussed the divergent views on Islam of GOP POTUS candidates Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump. Much of this material was covered in depth in two recent PJ Media essays of mine published in March (here; and here).

Trump understands viscerally Islam’s animus toward non-Muslims: “Islam hates us” in his apt if blunt assessment. But Cruz has denounced Trump’s clear and irrefragable insight, while camouflaging this harsh reality with weasel word descriptors like “radical Islam,” and “Islamism,” and gushing about faux “reformer” Egyptian military despot el-Sisi, a Caliphate romanticizing, virulently anti-secular consensus Sharia advocate, or worse still, the Shiite Soylent Green Movement of Iran, whose odious political and “spiritual” leadership remain najis [infidel “impurity”]-inspired jihadists, and Islamic Jew-haters. The Green Movement “spiritual guide” the late Ayatollah Montazeri [d. December, 2009], summed up this najis Weltanschauung: infidels must be regarded as both spiritually and physically impure to inculcate Muslim hatred of them, and their ways—the very hatred emanating from Islam which the “un-sophisticated” Donald Trump senses in his gut!

We made a further comparison between Cruz’s foreign policy advisers, and Trump adviser Dr. Walid Phares—an Arabic speaking Maronite Christian refugee from the jihad in Lebanon, and a very astute Political Scientist, who has long advocated the need for protected enclaves for non-Muslim minorities chronically oppressed by jihad depredations, and enforcement of the Sharia

We also discussed Trump immigration adviser Stephen Miller’s remarkably bold insight on one horrific effect of Muslim immigration to the U.S. (for which Miller was decried on CNN by his idiotic clitoral relativist co-panelists!): since 1990, a 300% increase in the misogynistic barbarity of female genital mutilation [FGM], driven by Muslim immigrants from Egypt, Somalia, and the Muslim population of Guinea, as described in a March 2016 Centers for Disease Control report.

Finally, we talked about YouGov polling data released this week, which reflect common sense attitudes shared by Donald Trump and a broad swath of the American public based upon the daily realities of mainstream, authoritative Islam’s “religious” pronouncements, and concurrent Muslim behaviors, across Islamdom, and within the Muslim “diaspora”:

  • 59% of Americans (39% of Democrats, 65% Independents, and 83% of Republicans) believe Islam is “more likely to encourage violence” than other faiths
  • 61% of Americans (46% of Democrats, 55% of Independents, and 83% of Republicans) view Islam unfavorably
  • 51% of Americans, 32% of Democrats, 52% Independents, and 81% Republicans agree with Donald Trump’s rational call for a moratorium on Muslim immigration to the U.S.

 

 

Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism " (Prometheus, November, 2008) You can contact Dr. Bostom at @andrewbostom.org

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