• Stay Mum, Or Provoke A Tanty

    From Steve Asher@3:800/432 to All on Thursday, September 21, 2006 21:29:54
    September 20, 2006
    Mum's the Word, Lest We Provoke a Lethal Tantrum

    James Lileks nails it (thanks to Doc Washburn for the link).

    If you mock Islam with a drawing or a novel, you get riots and
    dead people. News of mishandled holy books yields riots and dead
    people. Insufficiently reverent short films by a Dutchman yields a
    dead person, specifically the Dutchman.

    Now we add this detail: Quoting medieval religious colloquies is
    a reasonable justification for burning churches, shooting a nun and
    holding up signs demanding that the pope convert to Islam or saw off
    his own head. (There have been reports of carpal tunnel syndrome among
    radical Islam's enforcers, and they have requested we all help out.)

    This is a new twist: Now history itself cannot be discussed. Since
    it's difficult to predict what else will enflame the devout, Islam has
    to be treated with unusual deference, like a 3-year-old child with
    anger management problems.

    But it's not what we say that truly offends. It's what we are. The
    West's lack of interest in joining the Ummah is an affront in itself,
    and we broadcast our sins in High Infidelity. If you believed that the
    West's apostasy was an affront to God, you'd spend your leisure hours
    torching straw popes too.

    Progressives at home and abroad seem oddly unconcerned.
    "Islamophobia," after all, is just a product of the BushCo junta's
    relentless fearmongering, and Benedict is the Nazi pope who personally
    swipes the condoms from people's bedroom drawers.

    But it's an inconvenient truth, to coin a phrase, when the ranters
    show up with vibrating uvulas demanding the pope's assassination.
    (Would they be satisfied with a docudrama version? It would go over
    big at Cannes.)

    Read it all. Read it again. Pass it around.

    Source: "Jihad Watch" - http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/013216.php


    I've been thinking along the lines of Heaven 17's
    (we Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang updated to:

    Have you heard it on the news
    About this Islamofascist groove thang
    Evil men with racist views
    Spreading all across the land


    Brothers, sisters, we don't need this
    Islamofascist groove thang


    Grab that groove thang by the throat
    And throw it in the ocean

    http://www.fulllyrics.com/lyrics/h/ Heaven_17/(we_Don_t_Need_This)_Fascist_Groove_Thang/

    Cheers, Steve..

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