The Blindness of Those Who Will Not See

Last week, President Obama finally got around to criticizing Islamic extremists, after a year and a half of avoiding such descriptions. Yet, as always, there is a proviso—it seems their real crime is that they are racists. You see, they don’t like Africans.

Huh? Let’s be serious. They don’t like anyone outside of their own self-defined ideology. There’s nothing specifically anti-African about Al Qaeda. In fact, some of those Islamic extremists are African.

What to make of this? Obama just can’t seem to take off his blinders. It’s not because he is incapable of seeing the truth; it’s that he chooses not to see it because it contradicts his own ideology.

Someday, we’ll finally get around to the trial of Nidal Hasan, who went on that shooting rampage at Ft. Hood. Will the blindness dissipate at that trial?

This kind of blindness has one source, although some will argue with me over this. I go to the New Testament for this insight:

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. … For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. [2 Corinthians 4:3-4, 6]

That’s the only solution for this blindness.