Online blogger Ronak Kallianpur notes that for years, we have heard that Islam is a peaceful religion that continually is “hijacked” by Muslim extremists. The situation is akin to radical elements in Europe who “hijacked” Christianity in the Middle Ages and launched the Crusades that claimed the lives of as many as 3 million Muslims.

Kallianpur adds that a sizable majority of freedom-loving people understand that most of the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims are peaceful. Yet, he says, it is important to further understand that those Muslims who are anything but peaceful comprise an estimated 15 to 20 percent of the world’s Islamic population. In raw numbers, that translates into as many as 250 million radicals who would be willing to kill in the name of their god, Allah. (That equates to more than 75 percent of the total U.S. population.)

For those who believe that Muslims are not getting a fair shake because they are not portrayed correctly, Kallianpur turns to Benghazi hearing panelist Brigitta Gabriel, founder and CEO of the conservative organization ACT! for America.

Gabriel recently offered a ready answer to the question of a Muslim woman who identified herself as a naturalized U.S. citizen. The woman asked how Gabriel would end the war against terrorism being carried out by Muslim jihadists if this war is not addressed ideologically.

In a nutshell, Gabriel responded that the radicals are driving the Muslim agenda. Therefore, peaceful Muslims are irrelevant in the debate over how to neutralize the radicals. In other words, if they have nothing to hide, why are they trying to disappear behind a curtain of silence? And if they ARE concerned about the terrorist threat, why are they not more involved in the condemnation of Islamic terrorists?

Judging by the prolonged applause that Gabriel received, she speaks for many millions of us.

Peaceful Muslims are irrelevant because they will not speak out or act to stir up a groundswell of support aimed at killing the sick ideology that drives their jihadist brethren. And if 15 to 20 percent of all Muslims indeed are radical jihadists, we’re talking about many millions of Muslims who would rather see us dead than see us at all.

With any luck and a lot of pluck in the free world, last week’s carnage in Paris has awakened the sleeping giant, just as Pearl Harbor did in 1941, which spawned a campaign without borders to sterilize the dual scourges of the Third Reich and Imperialist Japan.

Conclusion: The longer we wallow in our own political correctness, diplomatic softness and Chamberlainesque weakness in the White House, the longer it will take to wipe out the jihadist bacteria trying to infect the human race with a universally unworthy, unacceptable and unpalatable outcome.