I really don’t know what the New York Times’ editors are doing with Ross Douthat. Publicly pushing for a religious war between the Anglican-Catholic church and Islam is just nonsensical. It’s offensive. It’s stupid. And it’s clear that Douthat has absolutely no conception of the meaning of the words he puts to page. Calling for an escalation in the war between European Christian power bases and Islam could have real human consequences. The Times should be embarrassed.
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Yeah, that would be stupid. Oh wait, that’s not what Douthat said. At all. Try this one: Republicans and Democrats are locked in conflict, mutual foes of each other. Oh no, I just advocated for civil war. Crap.
Yeah and there is a centuries old history of Democrats and Republicans waging holy war against each other, with genocide as a tool in use, that has recently been exasperated by fanatics on both sides. Oh wait, that’s not true. Come up with a better analogy, because what you’re proposing is just silly.
Glenn Greenwald’s response is pretty instructive:
Sorry I just don’t know how you read Douthat’s column and come away with anything other than the fact that he is calling for an escalation of tensions in a religious war between Islam and Christianity.