- All Muslims are "moderate"
- The only Muslims that are violent are a fringe that" misunderstands" the true Doctrine of the "peaceful Islam" and are upset with our policies toward Israel and the Middle East
- That there is a "war for the soul of Islam" between this fringe and the mainstream
- Therefore, to reinforce the "moderate" Muslims the West must not say anything that links Islam to violence. We must make our policies "less offensive to Muslims". We must accommodate Muslim sensibilities and give Muslims a "special status" lest the "violent fringe win".
The trouble is, none of this is true. There is no war for the "soul of Islam": the Doctrine has been settled since the 12th century. The Global Islamic Movement has been conducting Jihad against the West for 1400 years, long before Israel or even Western nation states existed. And Jihad can be waged by the mouth, the pen, the money and the sword.
Sadly, our "war on terror" only addresses the "Jihad by the sword" and ignores the other just as important 3/4 of the Jihad being waged against us. The whole purpose of Jihad is to impose the Shari'a on non-Muslim societies, transferring them from the "dar al-Harb" to the "dar al-Islam" and establishing the world-wide Caliphate. So it is just as much of a loss when the Muslims working at a meat packing plant win concessions for prayer time off, or a school system adopts halal meals for the students and eliminates pork, etc. It all comes under the classification of imposing the Shari'a and eliminating our own Western Judeo-Christian culture.
Another aspect: the officials dealing with the issue have bought into the false Narrative for most of their career. When fact after fact comes to them that doesn't fit the narrative, their tendency is to "shoot the messenger" rather than face the truth they have been wrong for the last 15 to 20 years.
Thus, when there is a Jihad attack in a Western city, like recently in London, or Paris, or San Bernardino or Orlando, the government and their lap dog media MUST break the link between violence and Islam to maintain the narrative. Call the man a Norwegian, suppress his Islamic name, scrub the evidence of the shouts of "Allahu Akbar" and imply "mental illness". (Of course, maybe all of Islamic Doctrine pertaining to Jihad IS mental Illness, but that's another debate.)