Remember how everyone on the left totally freaked out when Bill O'Reilly said the West has a Muslim problem?
Whoopie Goldberg and Joy Behar both walked off the set of The View when he wouldn't recant.
The world clearly does have a Muslim problem. When's the last time Christians or Jews flew airliners into buildings, shot up a military base, drowned innocent women in a car because they refused to live according to the strictures of a religious text, or took over a mall in Kenya and shot people point-blank when they failed to correctly recite the Qu'ran?
To quote O'Reilly, "The truth is that Muslim jihadists want to kill Christians and Jews."
I defy anyone to provide an example of the opposite happening.
With that said, prepare for some irony.
While leftists are pretending there isn't a problem and that we should strip-search granny at the airport instead of the 20-year-old male standing right behind her, Muslims themselves are waking up to the fact there is indeed a Muslim problem.
Some of those who carried out the bloodbath in Nairobi may be from Minnesota. And now, while the bodies are still being counted, Muslims in that state have decided to do everything they can to prevent something like this from ever happening again.
How? By reaching impressionable young men in the community - Muslim and non-Muslim alike since many terrorists are recent converts to Islam - and showing them a different path.
Right on! My people, the Doukhobors, have experience with precisely this situation. We came to Canada in the late 19th century with the promise from the government of Canada that we could live in communes.
But, after the Bolsheviks murdered their way into power in Russia in 1917, the Canadian government understandably changed its mind, disbanding our settlements.
My great-grandparents elected to abandon communalism and remained in the Prairies. They went into private family farming and never looked back, raising four children who all benefited from education and employment opportunities they could only have dreamed of had they remained on a communal farm.
But about half the Doukhobors revolted. They called themselves Sons of Freedom, moved to British Columbia, continued their communal living, and, sadly, began committing acts of terrorism.
In addition to protesting in the nude, something that caused great embarrassment for my grandparents back in Saskatchewan, the Sons of Freedom also burned down buildings and blew up mailboxes.
Their activities culminated one tragic day when four young men blew themselves up in a car on their way to plant a bomb.
And that's when the Doukhobors back home realized they needed to do whatever they could to distinguish themselves as peaceful, hard-working farmers who embraced Canada's free-market economy, at the same time as they publicly condemned the activities of the Sons of Freedom.
Like Muslim terrorists, the Sons of Freedom dreamed of the day when their way of life would be adopted by everyone, by force and by terror if necessary. And, just like peace-loving Muslims, my Doukhobor ancestors did everything they could to get the message out that they condemned acts of terror and senseless violence.
As Martin Luther King proved, the rewards are great for taking a non-confrontational approach. Muslims the world over, but especially those living in Western nations, have everything to gain from copying the Doukhobors.
Doukhobors used to have a Doukhobor problem, and we took care of it. It's time for Muslims to do the same with their own problem.
Mischa Popoff is a freelance political writer with a degree in history.