You think I exaggerate? I'm just another weak willed liberal? Well, let's just take a look at Warren's own words.
Let's start with the truly absurd.
I assume they are not Christians (few journalists are)
Do what? I don't know if this is true or not and I doubt Warren knows either. Are we to assume that most journalists are pagans? Smearing blood on their naked bodies while dancing in the moonlight? No, I think the clear insinuation here is most journalists are souless atheist doomed to burn in the pits of hell.
...they might have grasped that conversion to Islam means denial of Christ,
and that is something many millions of Christians (few of them intellectuals)
have refused to do, even at the cost of excruciating deaths.
So those poor pitiful martyrs were dumbasses? Well, that's an argument for another day. I'm pretty sure what Warren is getting at here is "smart" people are cowardly. Faith trumps intelligence. Always.
You don't necessarily have to be a Christian, to be Western.
I bet the thousands of Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs living in the U.S. are glad to hear that!
This is the world that David Warren envisions. Everyone Christian. Academics, journalists and people of intelligence not admired for their success but disdained for their lack of true belief. Non-Christians tolerated as long as they are suffeciently "western".
Truly crazy. Truly frightening.
A post-script. There are many conservatives already calling out Warren for his idiocy. Including Michael van der Galien at TMV , Captain Ed and Jules Crittenden. I am sure others will follow suit. Just as liberal does not equal idiot neither does conservative. Individuals are idiots and David Warren certainly is quite an individual.
h/t: David Schraub