Donald Trump is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. However, unlike the lame stream media, Trump understands, in an intuitive sense, the obvious. Trump knows that radical Islam has been waging war on the West for over quarter century, from Washington Free Beacon :
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said that “Islam hates us” on Wednesday, and when pressed on the broad statement by Anderson Cooper, he commissioned Cooper to go find out, telling him “you’re going to have to figure that out.”
Trump appeared on Cooper’s CNN program Wednesday night, and the subject of national security arose.
“Do you think Islam is at war with the West?” Cooper asked.
“I think Islam hates us,” Trump said. “There’s something there … there’s a tremendous hatred there. There’s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There is an unbelievable hatred of us.”
“In Islam itself?” Cooper asked.
Is Trump literally correct that a religion capable of emoting hatred, as opposed to merely proselytizing such? I say that is over my theological pay grade, as it is over Cooper’s. The point is if you can not vet the hating Muslims from the non-haters, the distinction is moot.