P.J. Gladnick, writing for Newsbusters, has taken The Guardian writer Nafeez Ahmed to task for saying the rise of Boko Haram is linked to man-made global warming. "So how long before former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg blames large sugary drinks for the rise of Boko Haram?" Gladnick quips, and then offers yet another absolutist explanation for the crisis in Nigeria: "Everything must be blamed but the real reason: Islami… The obvious truth must remain hidden in plain sight."
The obvious truth is surely hidden in plain sight, but it is not a truth Gladnick gets around to revealing. In the highly polarized and ideologically narrow world of neocon doublespeak Islam is at the root of all contemporary political and social problems, thus rendering its arguments fallacious as those of the global warming crowd.