The Global War On You Know Who

"The West is facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world -- and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad."
-- Robert Spencer

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Yankee Roundup

The National Alliance is concerned that "Schindler's List" could stir up anti-Nazi sentiments.

Oops, I mean, CAIR is concerned that "United 93" could stir up Islamophobia.
At the United Muslim American symposium in Newark, Muslim-American leaders discussed the rhetoric regarding Iran, the war in Iraq and the image of the United States in Islamic countries.

But some also expressed concern that "United 93," a new film about the last moments of the last hijacked plane to crash on Sept. 11, 2001, could stir up anti-Islamic sentiments.

Safaa Ibrahim, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, took her staff of four women wearing a hijab, the traditional Muslim head scarves, to a Thursday matinee.

As a civil rights advocate, Ibrahim said, she wanted to see the movie after reports that several young Muslim-American women in Arizona were verbally assaulted by two people who said they had seen the movie recently.
Yep, that's how I do it. Americans are easily provoked, often leaving movie theaters thirsting for random aggression against total strangers. I once went up to a couple of guys in nice suits and said, "Hello. I just saw "Liar, Liar," and while I previously respected lawyers for their rigorous education and long hours, now I think you all are ****ing scumbag ***hole ****sucking cretinous ****faces. I'll bash your ****ing head in if you ever **** **** **** ****!!" And made several rude gestures as I walked away in a righteous fury.
Ibrahim said she knew the movie would stir up emotions, but she did not expect that all of the members in her group would walk out in tears.
Boo. Freakin. Hoo.

And, Pravda East, which brought us 32 straight days of front-page Abu Ghraib photos, is quick to trumpet the drawbacks of sullying Zarqawi's image. In case you missed it, he wears sneakers on the battlefield and handles a SAW like a little girl.

What's the old saying? The internet views The New York Times as damage and routes around it. Or something like that.


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