The growing Muslim indignation over Geert Wilders's movie Fitna manifests anew a phenomenon we have noted here many, many times: when non-Muslims point out that Islamic jihadists commit acts of violence and justify them by reference to the Qur'an, many non-Muslim and Muslim apologists for jihad, include many who are widely known as "moderates" respond by claiming that the one who is pointing out all this is committing an act of "hatred," "bigotry," "Islamophobia," and the like. They don't have a word to say about the actual acts of violence, hatred and supremacism committed by the jihadists -- no, the real villain is the one who reports on these actions.
This has only happened to me, let's see, about 50,000 times, but it never ceases to puzzle me. And now The Armchair Critic is doing the same thing to Kevin Weakley of The Amboy Times, for his celebrated "List of Things That Offend Muslims." The Critic, the illustrious Edroos Alsagoff, says:
You know how much I hate to wish that something really bad happen to
anyone (though at times I have expressed my desire to have someone I truly hate
suffer in death thanks to a speeding bullet train). But I think I have no excuse
to pray that the author of this idiotic post have anything good for him or her.
This guy is a real muppet. I couldn't care to dig up his background
or where he came from for that matter. Anyone who stirs shit like that deserved
to be shot really. This is simply a case of asking for it. Don't even mention
terrorists, this chap could be in real trouble even if he bumped into his Muslim
neighbour, if he has any.
"Anyone who stirs shit like that deserved to be shot really." Never mind that everything on Weakley's list is linked, and based on actual events. It doesn't seem to occur to Edroos Alsagoff that it might be perfectly legitimate to point out the ridiculous rage-mongering that all too many Muslims engage in all too frequently, and to call them on it.
It doesn't seem to occur to Edroos Alsagoff that the ones who are actually stirring the s*** are the ones who fly into irrational rage at the sight of ice cream cones and sneakers, and that to say that someone who points out the silliness and irrationality of that rage deserves to be shot indicates that he has already surrendered to violent intimidation -- even as he engages in it himself.
Oh, and Kevin, if this Edroos Alsagoff character is right, it may be time for you to add "The List of Things That Offend Muslims" to..."The List of Things That Offend Muslims."
Gee, I wonder what kinds of things offend Muslims. I'll bet you it's stuff like this:
The intent of the list is to illustrate the futility of the multicultural approach to Islam. Sharia law demands submission not only from Muslims, but from non-Muslims as well. This makes respectful coexistence nearly impossible with Muslims in Infidel lands. The examples below serve as reminder that submitting to one complaint or another only emboldens Muslims to seek to further their ultimate goal of establishing sharia.
The West needs to come to grips with this fact and start standing up for our God-given rights of free speech, free expression and freedom of religion, lest we surrender those rights to a theocratic movement bent on removing our Constitutional freedoms that we hold dear. In this case, our tolerance will lead to intolerance.
The English Flag being flown in England, as well as St. George Pins, worn by Englishmen in England, Austrian flag, Soccer Ball with Saudi Flag, Stepping on Makeshift Hamas and Hezbollah Flags, The Israeli Flag, and of course...the American Flag.
The World Trade Center, The Pentagon, The Giant Buddha's, The new Apple store in Manhattan. The Beslan Memorial, Pool halls and coffee shops, Kaaba-Shaped Bar in NY, Movie Theaters, the Graves of Biblical Joshua and Caleb, The Eiffel Tower, Coffee Shops.
The Trinity, Pope Benedict XVI. Pope John Paul II, Coptic Pope Shenouda III., Robert Spencer, The name "Crusaders" , The Cross, Christmas presents, Bibles, selling Bibles, Lip synching videos, Craig Winn, Prayer, Valentine's Day, Christians who accidently touch the Koran, Street Evangelists, The Letter X, Muslim converts to Christianity, the Knights of Malta, The Bishop of Rochester, Use of the word Allah by Catholics, Christians proselytizing to Muslims, Church Bells, a picture of Jesus hung on a staffroom wall.
The existence of Israel, The reality of the holocaust, Holocaust Day (UK), Teaching of the Holocaust, Annapolis Peace Talks, A Rabbi speaking at an Islamic University, An Israeli Vodka Bottle with a Picture of Jerusalem, Paper cups that were made in Israel.
The Dalai Lama, Baha'i, Pagans, Zoroastrians.
The Danish Cartoons, Videos of Danes drawing Mohammed. Cartoons about Uday and Qusay's death. These photoshops, The Buddy Christ, Cambridge University cartoon, Pokemon, Opus, David Low's Jack Hobbs cartoon, "Mohammed Cat" cartoon.
The Movie "The Passion of the Christ" The Italian Film, 'Il mercante di pietre' (The Stone Merchant)"24", Disney's "Aladdin", Theo Van Gogh's "Submission", A French play by Voltaire, "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" Rubber duck hostage video, Ohio CarAd, The Movie ,"300" PBS Documentary "Islam v Islamists", Jihad, the Musical, True Lies the Movie, Michael Savage, Paul Harvey, You Tube, Fitna the Movie.
Burger King ice cream cones, Jewish cookies, Israeli Dates, pork, even when consumed by non-Muslims. Alcohol, Quebec day-care lunch menu, Hot-Cross Buns, Cola Cola, Pepsi, Easter Eggs, Ham Sandwiches accidentally served to Muslim prisoners, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches served in Jail, Parking lot sign jokingly labeled "the Porking Yard", Doritos.
Music in general, A rap CD with Quranic verses. An award winning Spanish song, A party honoring late rock star Freddy Mercury, Mozart, Gospel music in a church van, a Muslim prayer set to House Music, Rock Singer who Bared his Chest, Vande Mataram, the Indian National Anthem.
Disc jockey humor, "Terrorist" fireworks safety ad.
Piggy banks The Chinese "Year of the Pig" Toy Pigs, Pig-shaped stress relievers, Piglet from Winnie the Pooh, The Three Little Pigs, Nature course that included Pigs, Pig shaped playground toys, Dogs, guide dogs, Lost Dog Poster, Walking the Dog.
Walid Shoebat, Kamal Saleem, and Zachariah Anani, "The 3 Ex-Terrorists." Daniel Pipes, Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, MP Phil Woolas (UK), Virgil Goode, Jack Straw, Bloggers, The US Congress, Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, Mayor of Mirfield Robert Bennett, Afghan Journalist Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Geert Wilders, Prince Harry.
The passport photo of a 5 year old girl, Women who allow themselves to be raped, The Panty Jihad, Egyptian feminist Nawal al-Saadawi, The clitoris, Hugging a man in public, The breats of female mannequins, female dolls, pin-ups on RAF jets, Unclothed Sex, Breast Feeding, Britney and Madonna, Male Gynaecologists, the word Women, refusing to wear the hijab, Benazir Bhutto, Nouriya Al Subeeh, Female Medic's Hygiene Rules, Hair Salons that refuse Headscarfs. a woman sitting with a man in a Starbucks, wearing makeup, not wearing socks, sharing a gym with men.
Books/Publications and writers
Salmon Rushdie's "Satanic Verses", Rushdie's Knighthood, A book by an Egyptian feminist., French and German Newspapers, Tampa Flyers, Nobel Prize winning author, Naguib Mahfouz, Harry Potter, The autobiography of Norwegian politician Carl I. Hagen "Ærlig talt", Bangladeshi feminist writer Taslima Nasreen, National Review, Mark Steyn, These 11 books, Wikipedia, Passant Rashad, First Bible Stories, Saudi writers Abdullah bin Bejad al-Otaibi and Yousef Aba al-Khail, Dr Rachael Ehrenfeld.
Tate British Museum, Delta College, Harper College Photo Exhibit, Iranian artist Sooreh Hera, "ZOG" exhibition by art group Surrend.
Barbers , eyebrow plucking for men, Hair Gel.
Western-style trousers, Colored Underwear, Nike "flame" logo, Shoes and Pants bearing the Arabic symbol for Allah, Italian Soccer Team's Shirts, Iraqi Tennis Players Wearing Shorts.
Airport security, A Yemini man who refused to wake up for prayers, Mustafa Shag, Prison toilets, Indrek Wichman, Chess, Staring or looking, Polio Vaccine, a moment of silence to commemorate 9/11 in Brussels, Koran-Themed Toilet Seats, Exxon, LAPD, Bluetooth, Witchcraft, the term "War on Terror", Emergency Relief from the USN, Teddy Bear named Mohammed by Schoolchildren, Sweden, Homosexuals, Shi'ite Jokes, Anti terrorist Billboard, Self-Defense, Toilets facing Mecca, Eating near Muslims during Ramadan, Joining the British Army, Flirting, Muslim medical students are refusing to learn about about Alcoholism or STDs, Loan interest. Polio Vaccine.