“I think we have to get our heads round the fact that there might be something nice about ISIS that these people are attracted to.”–Dr Anne Aly
They don’t really hate us. They just want to kill us
You can understand why Dr Anne Aly is the ABC’s go-to person on terrorism. Apparently the best way to fight the Islamic State is not to admit they hate us, and to choose our language more carefully so we don’t “limit” our options:
Astonishing. I’m guessing Aly’s view is that if we pretend they don’t hate us we won’t have to fight them. I’m now wondering how she thinks Jews should have talked of Hitler.
In fact, rather than say the Islamic State hates us, we should admit the niceness of it:
“And I think we have to get our heads round the fact that there might be something nice about ISIS that these people are attracted to.” Not that Aly thinks Islamic State is nice. “I am completely, completely opposed to it on theological grounds, on social grounds — it’s personal,” she adds, with sudden fierceness.
Oh, and while waffling is this frightfully post-modernist way, be sure to attack non-Muslims instead:
She highlighted a New America Foundation study released last month that found right-wing extremists had killed twice as many people since September 11 as jihadists.
“Violent extremism isn’t just a Muslim problem in Australia,” she said. “The numbers are staggering and growing in right-wing extremism.”
(Via Tim Blair.)