The Free Press dead tree version has a "~><~ REBUTTAL . . . ." to Rory Leishman's column, sent by the CBC's favourite voice of hate and intolerance, Mohammed "My Mind Is A Machine Gun, My Body Is The Bullets, And Every Jew Is The Target" Elmasry.
Leishman did not... explain... why Canadians shouldn't use our country's enlightened (sic) hate laws in response to the deliberately targeted republication of those offending Danish cartoons.If you need that explained to you then you have either not seen the cartoons or you're beyond the reach of a Rory Leishman column. But how about the "deliberately targeted" (literally) mass murder of random Jews, Doc Savage? Since you're OK with that, you should probably be OK with our contempt for your sense of the "offensive". Welcome to Canada. My people take murder more seriously than the "crime" of bringing you an opportunity for crocodile tears.
Isn't the law supposed to identify anti-Islamic hate literature as clearly as it does anti-Semitic propaganda?Where to begin to untangle this mess. First of all, whatever your religion, you are not to be listened to if you find a cartoon to be grounds for the police getting involved. Someone who publishes a cartoon has done you no violence. But I guess that someone who is more troubled by cartoons than by mass murder probably has little sense of why that would be significant.
Note how he used the phrase "deliberately targeted" above, to blur the line between violence and utterances. This is to bring you to falsely exempt as self-defence the recent ridiculous outbursts of violence, and threats, in response to utterances.
Elmasry is done, yet he continues.
Leishman makes matters worse by continuing to twist quotations of mine out of context, or omitting salient facts that he knows, but chooses to ignore whenever they challenge his biases."Although you cannot fool all the people all the time, you can appear to refute every unanswerable fact and argument with boiler plate about deliberate misrepresentation."
We then hear about how "many" (!) Israeli prime ministers and IRA leaders and even the sainted Nelson Mandela were once designated as terrorists by the British, and, therefore Hamas may do the same. It's a diversion, but, I can't find an analogue in any of those nationalist movements to the inculcation of suicide bombing in children.
Look at the language he uses to speak of the Taliban -- "popularity... grassroots organization... influence... youth". He is in fact reiterating an earlier statement he was called on in Leishman's column:
As for the Taliban, their popularity as a grassroots organization and their influence among Afghani youth does not mean that we Canadians should agree with them.There you go, folks, for now you are authorized by Chairman Moe to disagree with this.
After the hapless individual has been secured in the hole, people start chanting "Allah hu Akbar" (meaning, God is great), and throw palm sized stones at the head of the victim from a certain distance (a circle is drawn).Sometimes it's the grassroots movements that appeal to young people that are the worst ones. Environmentalism, Hitlerjugend, people drawing cartoons of prophets, people chanting the name of their god and throwing rocks at somebody until brains come out.
No brains will come out of this column when struck by a rock, not even by a rock so big that Allah himself couldn't lift it.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, February 28, 2006