Did he miss the fact that Islamic religious bigotry is the cause of the current war?

Laurence Sellin, PhD:
Petraeus’ profoundly silly Islamophobia article

Petraeus' premise is that "inflammatory political discourse...against Muslims and Islam...including proposals from various quarters for blanket discrimination against people on the basis of their religion... will compound the already grave terrorist danger to our citizens... directly undermine our ability to defeat Islamist extremists by alienating and undermining the allies whose help we most need to win this fight: namely, Muslims."
That seems to be a point made by various administrations since 9-11.  What it overlooks is the fact that those waging war against the US and its allies do so because they are Islamic religious bigots.   They seek the mass murder of all who do not accept their weird religious beliefs.  Did it ever occur to Petreaus and others that if the Islamists were not trying to kill us there would be little effort to keep them away?


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