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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Random Shots for 24 August 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 2:42 AM (02:42)

Comments

  1. Posted to Elisheva Levin’s Facebook Wall

    It seems to me that the Islamists are simply the Muslim equivalent of Jerry Falwell (the “Moral Majority”), Don Wildmon and Fred Phelps (of “God Hates Fags” fame), and should be responded to in similar fashion.

  2. Posted to Elisheva Levin’s Facebook Wall

    “Not one person that I talk to who opposes the mosque believes that there is some legal way to stop it. There is not. But they are greatly offended . . . .”

    The people who are offended by the proposal seem to be acting from the same sort of mindset of the Islamists in Dearborn, Michigan who harassed that Christian group for passing out Bibles on a public street — “We’re offended, so you shouldn’t do as you want with your own property.”

    Never mind that in either case, the “offenders” weren’t harming anyone else with their conduct. In Michigan, the Christians weren’t forcing anyone to accept any Bibles. In New York, the Imam acquired the use of the property through honest means, speaks out against Islamists like Hamas, Hizbollah, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Ahmadinejad, etc., has the local Jewish and Catholic groups on board, etc., etc.

    I don’t see a real problem here, except in the minds of those offended.

  3. Posted to Elisheva Levin’s Facebook Wall

    @ Elisheva —

    “Falwell and Phelps are more than annoying, but they don’t encourage teenagers to strap bombs onto their bodies and blow… themselves up to cause the deaths of whomever might be in the vicinity.”

    Not yet. Still, Christianity, Mormonism, etc. have their share of violence ordered by religious authorities — the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Salem witch trials, St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, the Mountain Meadows Massacre, among others. More recently, we’ve seen the “Army of God” declaring “war” on abortion and homosexuality.

    Just how likely are the Islamists to actually establish that World Caliphate? From what I can tell, unless there’s a sudden economic crash in the Western world and in Asia, their best shot was in the pre-Charlemagne era (750 years ago), and they blew it.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. The Republican divide: K Street vs. Tea Partiers
  2. Glenn Beck is a Statist, not a Libertarian
  3. Star Wars: Legacy #50
  4. The Infinity Gambit by James P. Hogan
  5. Adult Swim — Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Bros. and Squidbillies
  6. Children of Men

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