War on Islam

John McCain's "spiritual guide" explains that we need to understand America's purpose as waging a broad-brush campaign against Islam:



A certain number of clueless liberals are going to wonder why this isn't nearly as big a deal as Reverend Wright, so in case you don't get it the difference is that anti-Muslim bigotry is a fairly mainstream and popular sentiment in the United States so associating with the Daniel Pipes' and Rod Parsley's of the world is only a problem in the actual, substantive sense of indicating that McCain's foreign policy views are bad and dangerous, not in the freak show "this'll hurt in November in Pennsylvania" sense.

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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