March 24, 2016 – Daniel Greenfield
After every Muslim terror attack, the media starts claiming that anyone warning about Muslim terrorism is “playing right into ISIS’ hands”. Google and you’ll see too many examples of this meme to count after the Brussels attacks.
“Playing right into ISIS’ hands” is another version of “Shoot the messenger”. If you point out the problem, you’re responsible for it. If you talk about Muslim terrorism, ISIS will be able to recruit more terrorists. Unlike when Obama decided to ignore them and they seized major parts of Syria and Iraq.
Warning that there’s a problem is the only way to solve it. Pretending the problem isn’t there solves nothing. The technical term for it is cover-up.
Muslims don’t join ISIS because people warn about Islamic terrorism. They join ISIS because they believe in rebuilding a Caliphate and living under full Islamic law. They aren’t jobless, marginalized or desperate youth. They’re fanatical killers.
But do you know what really plays into ISIS’ hands? Muslim immigration.
ISIS does not care what Americans say about it. It cares a great deal about the strategic problems of carrying out attacks abroad. The only way to do that is Muslim immigration, in the past, present or future tense. Without it, ISIS has no way of doing anything here. With it, it can strike anywhere that the Muslim settler population is embedded.
Warning about Muslim terrorism doesn’t play into the hands of ISIS. Bringing millions of Muslims to as a recruiting base for Muslim terrorists does.