The three hallmarks of Islamism according to Christopher Hitchens are self-pity, self-righteousness, and self-hatred. The first two are in full view here and the third is in the background: as one of the world’s leading Sunni clerics, who, by the way, has called for the destruction of the “aggressor, treacherous Jews” and suicide bombings against Americans in Iraq, Qaradawi knows full well why people find added significance in a Muslim committing mass murder. Find me a South Korean political and/or religious authority that would smile on one of their own shooting up a bunch of American college kids and then we’ll talk.

But since he’s so sensitive to double standards, here’s an exit question for him: How would the Arab press have covered the shooting if it turned out Cho was Jewish?

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