Jihad Denial Syndrome!
(JDS-I just made that up, I like it!)
I also like Douglas Murray's "Toulouse Syndrome".
Bruce Bawer's piece here is excellent (hat tip: scaramouche)
"It’s necessary to fight jihad. But it’s equally necessary to fight this
weed that has grown up among us – this decadent, despicable readiness to
deny the reality of jihad, to relativize it, to make excuses for it, to
blame it on us, on America."
(Or Israel/the JOOOOOOOOS.)
"These decadent characters take these positions, of course, because
they’ve been marinated in multiculturalism and, in particular, have
absorbed the all-important lesson that the great danger of our time is
not Islam but the criticism thereof. Yet what made multiculturalism
attractive to these people in the first place is that it’s tailor-made
for spoiled, narcissistic grown children who don’t want to have adult
enemies – that is, the kind of enemies who represent a real danger to
them or that they might ever really have to fight."
"It’s taken a while
for people who cherish the notion of themselves as sensitive and
understanding toward “The Other,” and whose enemies of choice are,
basically, parental substitutes – people who draw clear moral
distinctions, who talk about the need for security, and who make
unequivocal assertions about the superiority of American freedom to