On the day after 9/11 (13), cold water splashed . . .

. . . on our unwillingness to call a spade a spade:

What is so troubling is the ongoing insistence that there is no connection between the attacks of September 11, 2001 and Islam. It isn’t to say that every single Muslim in the world bears responsibility for 9/11.

But if we insist on pretending their [sic]  isn’t a critical mass of Muslims prepared to murder innocent civilians, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, in the name of Islam, then we only succeed in insulting our intelligence, thus ensuring that this will continue to happen.

Really now, what else can come of such root-level self-deception?

To be specific:

There is a problem within Islam and the consequences of this problem is the 9/11 attacks by al Qaeda and the beheadings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by ISIS and numerous incidents in between. According to the website, the Religion of Peace, there have been 23,795 acts of Islamic terrorism since September 11, 2001.

Which is a lot of terrorism to close your eyes to. Quite a problem for one religion.