Cognitive Dissonance on Muslims

How are these two ideas about Islam and Muslims, seemingly held simultaneously by a lot of people, not completely incompatible with each other:

  1. Islam is a religion of peace and Muslims are peaceful folks (e.g., Hillary Clinton: “Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people, and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”)
  2. We must be careful not to offend Muslims because if we do, they will kill us (e.g., Hillary Clinton: “They are going out to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.”)

What am I missing?

  1 comment for “Cognitive Dissonance on Muslims

  1. Penny
    24 Dec 2015 at 9:34 pm

    What is surprising about Hillary Clinton lying, making absurd statements, inventing her own version of reality? What would be surprising is hearing her say something true and honest.

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