Islamic Extremism: The Real Problem in the Middle East

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Thursday, March 21, 2013

Islamic Extremism: The Real Problem in the Middle East

A headline in yesterday's Washington Post affirms the obvious for those who are paying attention. It said "Islamist Law Takes Root in Rebel-Held Syria."

As President Obama visits Israel, he ought to wake up to the real threat. That threat has nothing to do with Israel and everything to do with advancing Islam. It has been so for 1,400 years. Extremist Islam -- which to many is redundant -- is a warring, earthly and dominating kingdom. Instead of Israel being asked to do more for peace -- as if it hasn't already done enough -- Israel's enemies should be asked to do less -- less incitement, less terrorism, less indoctrination of children who are taught from their Koran that Jews descended from apes and pigs and fewer stories in the official Palestinian Authority newspaper which welcomed the president to Israel, saying Hitler was better than Franklin Roosevelt and Americans were behind the attack on ourselves on 9/11.

So you see where the real problem lies and it isn't Israel.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: March 21, 2013