Ronald Stockton of the University of Michigan doesn’t see it that way: (where the negative poll numbers of how American’s feel about Muslims has to do with the bombings all over the world.)“You’re getting a constant drumbeat of negative information about Islam,” he told the Post. By “negative information,” Professor Stockton presumably means the London bombings, and the Bali bombings, and the Madrid bombings and the Istanbul bombings. But surely it’s worth asking why in 2006 the Washington Post needs a man with a name like “Ronald Stockton” to explain Islam to us? The diversity bores in the media go out of their way to hire writers of color, writers of gender, writers of orientation. Yet, five years after 9/11, where’s the New York Times’ Muslim columnist? Where’s the ”Today Show’s” Islamic weather girl? Why, indeed, are all the Muslim voices in the press broadly on the right — Amir Taheri in the New York Post, Stephen Schwartz in the Weekly Standard, Fouad Ajami in the Wall Street Journal?
UPDATE: The link is fixed.