So we’re all supposed to be upset Trump played hardball with the parents of one of 14 Muslim soldiers who have died in the service of the United States in the War on Terror. Well, it was probably not good politics, even if Khan abusively suggested Trump never read the Constitution or had a “black heart” and all the rest. Parents of dead kids are often pissed off and irrational. It would be better to say I am sorry for their loss and respect their sacrifice, but they’re the exception.
The reality is this guy’s dead kid doesn’t give him a right to win a political debate on Islam. Muslim soldiers–let alone Muslims like Orlando shooter Omar Mateen or San Bernardino shooter Sayed Farouk–have killed more of their fellow soldiers than Muslim soldiers have been killed. Nidal Hasan killed at least 13 by himself. Furthermore, these Muslim soldiers have mostly been killed by fellow Muslims, just as Muslims regularly kill each other in Egypt, Syria, Libya, Iraq, and elsewhre. Whether the terorrists are “real Muslims” or not is somewhat irrelevant. They self-identify as such, and far more than a small percentage of Muslims are sympathetic with their violent, anti-American, and anti-Western activities.
Islam is a dangerous and unnecessary foreign import to the Western World; the fact that there are some that are not dangerous doesn’t change this important fact. And only Trump has had the moral courage to call for the most sensible policy imaginable, a total ban on the import of additional Muslims. I would take it further and say our long-term policy should be to repatriate those already living here. They’re simply too dangerous as a group, and sometimes we must generalize about groups. This is called common sense, and this is the kind of common sense that is disallowed by political correctness.