Does public criticism of Islam actually help ISIS? | The Tylt
Donald Trump says racial profiling is necessary to fight terror. Some Trump supporters believe Islam is a set of ideas we must be openly critical of. Others, including Hillary Clinton, believe that overly-harsh rhetoric only helps ISIS and supports a narrative that the West and Islam are in a battle for civilization. Should we engage in a battle of ideas with Islam or just fight ISIS? Vote below.
Does public criticism of Islam actually help ISIS?
This is Sam Harris talking about what he calls the "narrative narrative."
"Would somebody talk about radical Nazism as a problem, as opposed to all those other forms of Nazism that aren't a problem? .... If in fact we need to talk that way [about Islam] otherwise we are going to produce millions of radicals who think that they need to protect their religion against the west, that is a terrifying problem we need to think."
Who stands to benefit the most if a wedge is driven between moderate Muslims and Western countries? ISIS, that's who. We should focus on fighting the real bad actors here—not philosophizing.
This idea that Trump is a recruiting tool for ISIS because he's tough on terror is ridiculous. What is Clinton talking about?
Trump is playing right into the hands of ISIS.
Muslims living in the West would soon no longer be welcome in their own societies. Treated with increasing suspicion, distrust and hostility by their fellow citizens as a result of the deadly shooting, Western Muslims would soon be forced to “either apostatize … or they [migrate] to the Islamic State, and thereby escape persecution from the crusader governments and citizens...”