Words of wisdom from the left-wing hack politician who helped cripple the NYPD's counterterrorism to appease the likes of Linda Sarsour and CAIR.
Mayor de Blasio said "the last thing we should do is start casting dispersions on whole races of people or whole religions or whole nations. That only makes the situation worse."
De Blasio also warned against stereotyping all Muslims as extremists.
"Anyone who wants to come into this country should be very thoroughly vetted as an individual," he said. "But the minute you start generalizing it, especially to a whole religion, then unfortunately we're sending the exact negative message that a lot of our enemies want and the terrorist wants to affirm -- that this nation is somehow anti-Muslim. We've got to do the exact opposite. We've got to show we respect all people in America. That's about as American of a value as there is."
It's almost as American as apple pie and Allahu Akbar.
De Blasio probably meant aspersions, instead of dispersions, he just happens to be an illiterate lefty product of the political machine who spent his time in college studying Marxism instead of learning basic grammar. But that's fine. Casting dispersions might be a better idea than casting aspersions.
More to the point, let's start by acknowledging that the problem is Islamic terrorism. That it's a religiously based form of violence. And that its adherents are acting in the name of Allah, the Koran and Islamic Manifest Destiny.
Let's acknowledge that what we are dealing with here is Islamic Supremacism. And then we can discuss how many aspersions or dispersions should be cast.
Instead of putting on a show about how much we love Islam (we've been doing it for decades after every terror attack with no result), how about we stop being afraid of what Muslims or Muslim terrorists or campus crybullies will think. And have a serious conversation about the nature of the problem.
Doing anything else will make the situation worse. People will go on dying. And, as the left says after every mass shooting, could there be any better time to have that conversation?