November 8, 2001
The world is awash in the "Politics of Denial." When Saudi princes claim that "but for" Israel there would be peace in the Middle East, they deny the reality in which their schools propagandize with the message of hate against America and western societies. When Palestinians cheer "off-camera" at the death of innocents while their leader donates blood in false-tribute, they refuse and mock the truth. Yet this insidious polemic is a requisite predicate for the "Big Lie" of which many Islamists are so fond, namely, that it is the Jews and the West, not Muslims themselves, who are the source of radical Islamic violence and terror.