Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Media and Islam

It is no secret that the media serves as the mouthpiece for liberalism and progressivism. Paradoxically, however, the media is often in favor of Islam which is as anti-liberal and anti-progressive as they come. Progressives and liberals are for equality among the sexes (at extremes not even wanting to acknowledge a difference), they believe homosexuality is simply genetic, and they typically belittle those who believe that faith is required to see the whole picture of reality.

On the contrary, Muslims are MOST clear on the differences between women and men, take a very strong stance against homosexuality, and believe in a blind faith that always trumps anything we learn from this world.

The question then - why does the media seem to be pro-Islam? British journalist Melanie Phillips was interviewed by the Catholic World Report, and she offered several interesting reasons.

1) Progressives FEAR Islam
2) They are both in the business of overturning Western values
3) Progressives have always been drawn to nihilism, violence and tyranny

Regardless of the reasons, it is certainly interesting to ponder why Western liberals and progressives are such intimate bedfellows with radical Islam.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds to me you have about the same attitude towards/knowledge of Islam that Richard Dawkins does regarding Christianity. Suggested reading: Quran and Albert Hourani's A History of the Arab Peoples.