Call the Show 800-520-1234
LIVE: Mon-Fri, 6-9AM, ET
Hugh Hewitt Book Club
Call 800-520-1234 email Email Hugh
Hugh Hewitt Book Club

The Whole World Is Watching

Email Email Print

The manufactured outrage to the –at worst– careless reference to history by Pope Benedict, followed by the violence even after the Pope’s humble expression of regret underscores again how the world-wide jihadist media machine stands ready to instantly seize upon any opportunity to interpret any bit of news in a fashion to advance their cause, which is indeed a rekindling of ancient hatreds and global wars.  This deep desire for war to the end with the West is one of the powerful messages of The Looming Tower, which is why I keep encouraging everyone to read and absorb Lawrence Wright’s brilliant new best-seller.  The New Yorker’s writer’s storytelling ability is exactly what the general audience needed to convey the nature of the enemy and its relentlessness and fanatical mission.  This war isn’t about the price of oil or the Palestinian state.  It is very much about the murder of nuns in Somalia on any excuse whatsoever.

Given the existence and round-the-clock operation of this Salafist propaganda machine, my question for colleagues in the ‘sphere and e-mailers is this: How will that machine interpret significant Democratic gains in November’s elections?  What will the Islamist world be told about, say, the defeat of a Santorum or the replacement of Speaker Hastert with Speaker Pelosi?  It isn’t an unintended consequence if you can see it coming.


Listen Commercial FREE  |  On-Demand
Login Join
Book Hugh Hewitt as a speaker for your meeting

Follow Hugh Hewitt

Listen to the show on your amazon echo devices

The Hugh Hewitt Show - Mobile App

Download from App Store Get it on Google play
Friends and Allies of Rome