The lengths the left will go to in order to excuse Islam as the motivation for terror never ceases to amaze me.
Salon editor and MSNBC contributor Joan Walsh joined Joy Behar on Current TV tonight to discuss, among other things, Vice President Joe Biden‘s speech at a memorial service yesterday for the MIT police officer killed by the Boston bombing suspects.
As Behar put it, the comment that has “set the teeth on edge in conservative circles” was Biden’s term “knock-off jihadis” to describe the terror suspects. She asked Walsh what about that phrase was getting under Republicans’ skins.
“They really want this to be all about terrorism,” Walsh said, “and all about terrorism that Obama missed. And all about terrorism that he missed because he’s a secret Muslim.” She said that was the wrong narrative and Joe Biden has the “right narrative.”
“There’s an element of Islamic radicalism, we can’t ignore that,” she continued, “but there’s also an element of being idiots, and being products of a certain kind of American alienation, too.” Walsh’s explanation of Biden’s point is unlikely to sway many of his conservative critics, given her suggestion that American culture could have played as big of a role in the suspects’ motivation as Islamic culture did.