Thursday, August 31, 2006

Not one Word-Sanitizing Islamic Jihad

Did anyone else sit through that bullshit hour of Greta Van Sustern last night and FOX's continuous vanilla coverage today? OMG, one full hour of Centanni and Wiigs without mentioning the 800lb savage in the room - Islamic Jihad.

These men were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint - a good deed according to the Quran - and not one word of it mentioned? What were they thinking then? Are they Muslims now?

Not one bloody word on the subject. That was a classic moment in American dhimmitude.

Bostom: ”Forced conversions in Islamic history are not exceptional—they have been the norm, across three continents—Asia, Africa, and Europe—for over 13 centuries.

What should be gleaned from this harrowing Gazan spectacle of non-Muslim journalists being kidnapped, imprisoned for nearly two weeks, and coerced at gunpoint into converting to Islam, while condemning their own societies? We must avoid indulging fantasies (such as those already expressed by the kidnapped Fox reporters upon their release) triggered by understandable Stockholm Syndrome reactions, or learned, fearful dhimmitude. Unsettling realities of the historical continuum of forced conversion to Islam must be discussed. The living Islamic fanaticism of the past cannot be allowed to poison the present (and future), unchallenged by Muslims themselves.

But it wasn't discussed. Nothing of import was discussed. Complete Sanitization. The ugliness of the track suits provided them was discussed. Yes, the unattractiveness of their garb. Some of the pain inflicted, some of the head shoved in the sand .................. but it was like old home week at FOX. Like some long lost episode of the Brady Bunch (more like the Poseidon Adventure.)


mts said...

It really is depressing. This should be a rallying point, the turning point in public opinion that really shows the hand of jihad as being the imperialistic destroyer of civilizations that it is. The point of their capture wasn't the ransom, wasn't the grievances, but to see whether they could force our people to conversion, and to see how we'd react.

This should rank up there with remember the Maine, remember the Alamo, the Boston Massacre, etc. The "They're nuts they're nuts, they're really nuts" moment.

But it isn't. Thay can walk all over us and we'd do nothing.

The leadership no longer is interested in the protection of the rank & file. With correct-think like this, we're doomed.

Rastaman said...

You have to consider that this country was founded on the principles of freedom, not the least being religious freedom. That's a hard habit to break and the Left has a lot of power to keep us from breaking it and the Right has clamped itself in the jaws of its Christianity and doesn't want to look hypocritical by attacking a "religion". If you've noticed, the term "Islamic Fascism" is now coming into official use. Give it time and things like that forced conversion will be recognized as part of this fascism.

We're not doomed. The US Gov't has always moved very slowly. But rejoice, at the rate our freedoms are being curtailed in the name of combatting terrorism, freedom of religion as regards our attitude toward Islam may get hammered on pretty soon. Bush knows well enough that he can't just leap up and declare Islam to be our enemy even though it is. That would be met with screams from the Arabs that we are doing to them what Hitler did to the Jews. He has to work into this. The more outrages that are committed by the muslims, the more the general public forms their own opinion. When the time comes around that Bush really says it like it is, the rest of us will already be of that mind.


Epaminondas said...

I actually thought she would make that a major point..very disappointing, and worse still, if it had been me, the moment I was free I would probably have been so indignant it would have been hard to withold my mouth.

José Joseph said...

Have you forgotten that Fox is part owned by Arab investors?