The New York Times is immensely frightened by President Trump’s appointments of Mike Pompeo as secretary of State and John Bolton as national security advisor, and that’s a very good sign. But the paper has definitely put its smear machine into high gear.

In a risible article entitled “Pompeo and Bolton Appointments Raise Alarm Over Ties to Anti-Islam Groups,” the Times’ Laurie Goodstein excoriates Pompeo for denouncing Muslim leaders in the U.S. for their silence after the Boston Marathon jihad bombing. “In fact,” writes Goodstein, “more than half a dozen American Muslim organizations had issued statements condemning the bombing within hours of the attack.”

But as always, condemnations are easy, action is hard. What are Muslim organizations in the U.S. doing to prevent the next jihad massacre? Where are the programs teaching young Muslims to reject the al-Qaeda/ISIS understanding of Islam, and indeed, to reject jihad terror altogether, as well as the aspects of Sharia that contradict American law?