From Ace of Spades:
Michael Barone has a theory about why Eric Holder can't say the words 'radical Islam' and why authorities in general won't talk about any Muslim-terrorism connection:
My theory is that these well-intentioned folk see the American people as a howling mob. They think that if Americans find out that Islamists are attacking us, they will go out and slaughter innocent Muslims. They think that Americans are incapable of understanding the simple truth that while most terrorists are Islamists, the large majority of Muslims are not terrorists.Of course by and large the American people are understanding and able to make distinctions as the last nine years have shown. But their forbearance is not unlimited - another Muslim terrorist attack with mass casualties followed by mealy-mouthed platitudes from government officials and you will start to see vigilante death squads.