Sunday, October 17, 2010

Islamophobia And US Leadership

I wrote last week about drawing the distinction between pranks and hate crimes against Muslims.

Today, Instapundit links to the same article I did and comments:
It occurs to me that right after 9/11 we saw the beginning anti-mosque demonstrations but those quickly dissipated. Why?
Probably because right after this march, we had Bush’s WTC bullhorn speech and people started to feel confident that Bush would protect the country. With less confidence in Obama, are they resorting to self-help? It’s a long way from bacon to beheadings, of course, but a sense that the powers-that-be can’t be trusted to protect the country is dangerous and destabilizing.
That, of course, is an approach to the problem that not everyone is going to agree with--check out his post for a comment from a reader that takes an opposite position and for Instapundit's response.

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