Sunday, February 12, 2006

Why the "Religion of Peace" meme tends to wear a little thin

British imam praises London Tube bombers
A LEADING imam in the mosque where the July 7 bombers worshipped has hailed their terrorist attack on London as a “good” act in a secretly taped conversation with an undercover reporter.
Now why, oh why, do you suppose anybody, ANYBODY would oppose the construction of a new mosque in their previously lilly-white, Anglo neighborhod? Haters.
A week after the attack he had told newspapers that the perpetrators ought to be punished. But in a secretly taped conversation, he said: “What they [the bombers] did was good. They have warned that we are here, we Muslims. People have taken notice that we are here. They died so that people would take notice . . . big meetings and conferences make no change at all. With this, at least people’s ears have pricked up.”
That's right. If the rallies and posters don't work, it's not because, you know, people just flat don't want to buy what you're selling, it's because you just plain haven't blown up enough shit to get their ATTENTION. Slacker.

I'm sorry, but this just happens too often to be effectively tagged as an "isolated incident."
IMHO.

Now I realize that with the likes of Pat Robertson and Fred Phelps the ol' Christian faith can't entirely throw stones, but I AM suggesting, overall, that pound for pound, per capita, the density of degenerate hate-mongering douche-bags is enough higher in Islam than Christianity that I get to waggle my finger and spout my myopic, bile-filled viewpoint with more than just a little justification. Sadly, however, I DON'T get to go wilding through middle-American suburbia torching mosques and planned parenthood clinics. And schools. And Salvation Army collection stations. And latte stands. And half empty recycle bins. And the dried up vine creepers pulling down the dilapidated fence around old lady Ferguson's failed pea patch.

Dammit.