Internet attacks on "Islam" since Thursday's tragedy lie firmly within this tradition of nativism, bigotry, and hysteria. The shooter was Muslim, and what else do you need to know? Apparently, not much.But he doesn't stop there. What about the left? After noting that some are actually defending Hasan, Zimmerman writes,
left-wing posters have refused to acknowledge any tension between freedom and security – or any threat to the United States from radical Islam.As he points out, this type of attitude is completely irrational.
There are people living here who want to commit acts of terror, and more than a few of them are radical MuslimsThis is an unfortunate fact. The whole article is worth reading.