January 08, 2015

Just remember this when you hear the usual dolts (and more)

... talk about "standing with Charlie," etc.

Q: Would you say the same things about Mohammed as you just said about Joseph Smith?

A: Oh, well, I'm afraid of what the…that's where I'm really afraid. I would like to criticize Islam much more than I do publicly, but I'm afraid for my life if I do.

Q: So you can be bigoted towards Mormons, because they'll just send you a strudel.

A: They'll never take a shot at me. Those other people, I'm not going to say a word about them.

That is MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell responding to radio host Hugh Hewitt back in 2007.

My pal Douglas Ernst also noted that Muslim Marvel Comics scribe G. Willow Wilson (who writes the new -- Muslim -- Ms. Marvel) tweeted this yesterday:

While I am the last to trust our media implicitly, and while Ms. Wilson probably does have a point to some degree, what she and others who're quick to jump on the "it's only a small minority of Muslims" etc. bandwagon tend to forget are uncomfortable facts like these.

Here's a sampling:

  • NOP Research: 1 in 4 British Muslims say 7/7 bombings were justified

  • ICM Poll: 20% of British Muslims sympathize with 7/7 bombers

  • Populus Poll (2006): 16% of British Muslims believe suicide attacks against Israelis are justified. 37% believe Jews in Britain are a "legitimate target"

  • Pew Research (2013): Only 57% of Muslims worldwide disapprove of al-Qaeda. Only 51% disapprove of the Taliban.

  • Pew Global: 68% of Palestinian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
    43% of Nigerian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
    38% of Lebanese Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
    15% of Egyptian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.

  • Center for Social Cohesion: One Third of British Muslim students support killing for Islam

  • Policy Exchange: One third of British Muslims believe anyone who leaves Islam should be killed

  • NOP Research: 78% of British Muslims support punishing the publishers of Muhammad cartoons

  • Pew Research (2010): 84% of Egyptian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam
    86% of Jordanian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam
    30% of Indonesian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam
    76% of Pakistanis support death the penalty for leaving Islam
    51% of Nigerian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam

Source links are available for each cite at the link above.

Here's another tweet for 'yas to chew on:

And another:

Lastly, here's Marvel bigwig and resident moron Tom Brevoort offering up a supposed "lie" that no one has actually said or even implied to my knowledge:

Nevertheless, I'll help Tom out: How is "harmful" to hate terrorist barbarians like those who killed the cartoonists in France and folks like ISIS? WTF should we do, Tom -- invite 'em over for dinner, for cripe's sake?

I've a feeling that Brevoort's "become terrorists ourselves" idiocy is a not-so veiled reference to the waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation methods utilized post-9/11. If so, simply spare us -- because any such moral equivalency is insane.

Indeed, a much greater and harmful lie in this 21st century is the notion that "outreach" and "being understanding" to ... "people" who could give less of a sh** about either and would still murder us without a second thought is a sensible policy.

Another great and harmful lie is what is noted above -- the "tiny minority" aspect along with the notion that Islam "has nothing to do" with folks like the France killers.

Posted by Hube at January 8, 2015 04:31 PM | TrackBack

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"WTF should we do, Tom -- invite 'em over for dinner, for cripe's sake?"

Perhaps Brevoort wants an Obama-style beer summit? Yeesh, what a moron. That's the kinda guy who blames the Israelis for the Palestinians walking away from every peace deal. Honestly, there are days when I'm amazed that liberals don't say, "It's our own fault for building the World Trade Center where we did."

This whole pathetic attempt at moral equivalency reminds me of what Dennis Miller said in "The Raw Feed" in regards to people advising him to lead his life as he did prior to 9/11:

"You wanna know something, folks? Truth be told, I hated insane foreign assholes who wanted to kill me on September 10th of that year."

Hating someone who repeatedly threatens to kill you? A sensible person calls that logical; a liberal whines that it's mean.

Posted by: tops116 at January 10, 2015 08:00 AM

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