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OSU Students: Was Artan Really A TERRORIST, Though?

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Is it possible to fight an enemy you can’t even bring yourself to name?

Faith Goldy at The Rebel went to Ohio State University this week to find out:

You can actually see these people struggling with their cognitive dissonance. They don’t want to be murdered by lunatics, but they also don’t want anybody to call them racist. What to do, what to do.

I differ significantly with my Trumpkin friends on a number of issues. For one thing, we cannot and should not kick out all the Muslims. The First Amendment is inviolate. It protects everyone, even people who hate it.

But refusing to acknowledge the clearly stated motives of a jihadi isn’t the answer either. It’s not somehow intolerant to take Abdul Artan at his word when he says he’s trying to kill you because Allah told him to. That’s why he did it. He wanted you to know why he did it. You can deny it all you want, but that’s not going to change anything. It’s not going to stop the next guy from trying. Or the guy after that. Or the guy after that.

Burying your head in the sand won’t keep these guys from cutting it off. If you really want to show them some respect, stop pretending they don’t mean exactly what they’re telling you.

Oh well. Better luck blaming the NRA next time, guys.