Coyne makes the odd reasonable observation, like for example:
"... they [Islamists] are commanded by their faith to take up arms in its defence. Of this there can be no doubt: they have said so, on a hundred different occasions, and we would be wise to take them at their word."... then, sadly, he decides to advocate for Obama's highly dubious "strategy" of lying about Islam's blatantly obvious connection with terrorism - concluding that to be truthful, like Stephen Harper, is "playing with fire".
In other words, Coyne, like Obama, presumably on the word of so-called "moderate" Muslims (Obama has close associations with members of the Muslim Brotherhood), prefers to ignore the obvious realities of political Islam and its extremist, violent opposition to the West (and to infidels everywhere). He prefers to go along with the many "moderate" Muslims in the West who peddle the obviously self-serving fiction that ISIS and other similarly motivated terrorists "are not Islamic".
Rather than trying to mollify these "moderate" Muslims by ignoring or downplaying (lying about) the obvious links between Islam and Islamist terrorism we (that includes you, Mr. Coyne and Pres. Obama) should be insisting that they stop trying to obfuscate or deny the issue and instead to clearly and firmly denounce the radical elements in their midst - march in the streets (as they are so quick to do when Western satirists mock Mohammed). If, as they claim, ISIS, al Qaeda and other killers are indeed perverting Islam (rather than faithfully observing it) and are giving the one "true" Islam a very bad name, it is up to these "moderates" to be shouting out, en-mass, against it loudly, publicly and often. Can we expect this to happen any time soon? Not bloody likely - especially with the Obamas and Coynes among us giving them cover.
BTW. In the NP epaper, there were lots of great critical comments, while in the open version linked above there are a great many of the usual dhimmi leftists supporting Coyne.
And here is Blazing Cat Fur's blunt assessment:
Idiot At National Post Says If We Pretend Islam & Terrorism Aren’t Linked Muslims Will Like Us More!