MS: You know, the fact that this guy has been caught outside Fort Hood, he’s got nothing to do with anything that might be going on in Yemen, or might be going on in Somalia, or might be going on in Waziristan. And it’s the complete opposite to the approach they took to this Norway guy.
HH: That is, thank you, you finally got it. All jihad is local, and all McVeigh-Norwegian nutter mass mayhem is part of the vast right wing conspiracy.
MS: Yeah, that’s right. And the idea, the urge, the urge to make this guy representative of broader trends, which the New York Times and CNN and all the rest of them leapt into with gusto, it’s the exact opposite of the approach they take with Islam. Either one is right, or the other is right. But there seems to be a certain sort of inconsistent approach to the thing.