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August 27, 2007

"Which gets us back to the big fact of the day: Terrorism works."

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Bryan updates an Allahpundit post at Hot Air;

At least a subsection of the press in the US is self-censoring (again) out of fear of offending Muslims, hoping to prevent another cartoon jihad or at least keep themselves out of the way when another one erupts. They wouldn’t similarly self-censor for any other group, to the point of taking a couple of cartoon strips down to the local preacher or rabbi for approval as they did with the Islamic experts, because no one thinks the preachers or rabbis are going to spark a full-blown riot over any cartoons. Many people, like Chris Hedges and Andrew Sullivan, like to ride the “Christianist” threat to generate traffic or a best-seller, but even they don’t really believe it.

Which gets us back to the big fact of the day: Terrorism works.

(View the cartoon)

Posted by Kate at August 27, 2007 6:09 PM
Comments

Thanks for the link, Kate, but please note the update designation in the post. Bryan wrote that part, not me.

Posted by: Allah at August 27, 2007 6:23 PM

Thanks for the correction.

Posted by: Kate at August 27, 2007 6:31 PM

Never been a fiber graphic interpretation of the centerless decadent urban left's aimless quest for cultural identity. This is neccessary after rejecting and deconstructing their own ethnic and cultural roots ( identity).

They are so deep into the self loathing of self, race and their culture that they seek to imitate other identities and cultures who are more strongly defined.

Nothing epitomizes the neurosis of the dogmatic left like this constant search for self identity.

Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux at August 27, 2007 6:37 PM

But the newspapers weren't sensitive to the feelings of the Amish, I take it?

Posted by: Josephine at August 27, 2007 6:45 PM

"The Thin edge of a very large wedge"

It was ok to laugh at "The Little Mosque on the Prarie" because the Mo's wanted us to.

I didnt, I didnt even watch a single moment of it, but that cartoon was funny.

Posted by: zilla at August 27, 2007 6:54 PM

Of course, it should be mentioned that this is the same strip that made fun of Falwell last week and nobody said anything then...

Posted by: Eugene at August 27, 2007 6:54 PM

We are a strange species..we have people who actively promote the rejection of our way of life in order to fulfill some inate desire to be dominated by a stronger foreign culture...

Witness the case of the Swedish women , who after decades of male pacification, state under no circumstance will they ever again sleep with a Swedish male..they are ' too effeminate..' and they like the idea of being dominated, sexually and culturally by someone who cares not a fig for sensitivity..!!

Talk about having your cake and eating it too..

Posted by: Kursk at August 27, 2007 7:08 PM

Ack!

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at August 27, 2007 7:36 PM

Loved Bloom County. God, I miss it.

Posted by: tower at August 27, 2007 7:39 PM

Josephine.

You are probably not going to find an Amish that'll strap on C4 and kill women and children over it.

Probably not lop off any heads either, stonings, etc.

Somewhat more tolerant and accepting of others.

Pretty firm believers...our radical islamofascist "friends" should be taking notes and learning.

Strength in a faith doesn't mean living in the 11th century.

Amish women moderatly clothed. Receive an education, etc. They might be strict in their views, but don't come and shove it down our throats or "demand" much of anything.

People could learn...

Posted by: Nightmare at August 27, 2007 7:40 PM

Say, aren't they supposed to be speaking truth to power? Or does that only apply when there's no risk or discomfort?
Actually, with most media, it doesn't even take terrorism - just some organized anger and fist shaking.

Posted by: dean spencer - fox at August 27, 2007 7:48 PM

Yes, the Western world is suffering from Cultural Envy. Everyone else's is so big and ours is so small. Cultural ego that is.

Anyone know where we can get some cultural counseling? There are counselors for everything else.

I will suggest some culture shock treatments to start with. All Leftists (those with the biggest neurosis) should all go live in a Muslim country for one year. They come back and tell us what they think.

I can almost guarantee they will feel better about us.

Posted by: John at August 27, 2007 7:50 PM

I actually AM a psychotherapist but, unlike most of my colleagues in this field, I'm also a conservative (and proudly so!) so when I come across this kind of stuff I just roll my eyes and move on.

What these types really need is not shock therapy but REALITY therapy.

Posted by: Brad in Waterloo at August 27, 2007 8:09 PM

Brad in W.

Reality therapy will set in when their wives or themselves are in burhkas and their daughters are being stoned.

Tad too late then.

Posted by: Nightmare at August 27, 2007 8:26 PM

So, the whole friggin planet has to walk around on tiptoes for fear of offending the "religion of peace". Is it not time those idiots grew a spine, and a hanging set of fruit. For f#$% sakes, get over it, MORONS!

Posted by: kingstonlad at August 27, 2007 8:29 PM

Of course terrorism works. You didn't think they delayed international flights for three hours in major airports over nail clippers because of logical reasons.

Posted by: Raphael Alexander at August 27, 2007 9:16 PM

kingstonlad, they want to take it way way further than that.

Posted by: Sounder at August 27, 2007 9:17 PM

Just wait until the Mo's stone a Woman to death in Canada and they appeal to the Supreme Court when they protest their house arrest.

Eccchhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: zilla at August 27, 2007 9:29 PM

I don't think that fear of muslim reaction was the reason the cartoon was pulled. It was an affront to liberal sensitivities.

I showed it at work today and everyone howled in laughter. Could it be that the editors were profoundly insulted that someone could be turned on by a compliant woman?

Liberals think that their ideas are natural and will spread by osmosis to anyone who comes in contact with the assumed wisdom of western societies. This cartoon challenges at a very deep level multicultural pieties.

Derek

Posted by: D Kite at August 27, 2007 9:31 PM

Do not kid yourself Derek. The MSM is so afraid of offending islamonutbars that they have no problem comprosing what little integrity they have left. Remember the pedophile cartoons? I mean, really, they were that offensive? People dying because of them? How insane is that? F#$% em all. These idiots need to enter the modern age. People make fun of people, end of friggin story.

Posted by: kingstonlad at August 27, 2007 9:57 PM

Yes, the Western world is suffering from Cultural Envy

Don't think so.... Most leftists have such big egos that they think that they can allow the western culture to become decimated by other cultures because in the end they believe their 'socialist culture' will dominate.

After all Sadam was a socialist and he governed an Islamic nation.

Posted by: Joe at August 27, 2007 10:19 PM

Can I ever match the intellectual gravitas of this blog....????

SHOW US YER TITS!!!

Yep, that'll about do it.

Posted by: anon at August 27, 2007 10:27 PM

Looks like you took a wrong turn at Albuquerque there, anon. The "show us your tits" blog is at the link below.

http://www.garth.ca/weblog/2007/08/26/screwy-in-skeena/#comments

As always, I try to be a service to my readers - even the accidental ones.

Posted by: Kate at August 27, 2007 10:44 PM

There is zero chance of the burqa clad sniveling cowards in the editor's rooms of the 25 US papers being physically harmed by running that cartoon. It's not what they fear. Their censorship is a product of lefty groupthink. They fear the wrath of the herd.

Here's a Swedish cartoonist that isn't backing down:

http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2007/08/sweden-gets-sent-to-woodshed.html#readfurther

Mohammed and the whole Muslim 7th century spiel should be mocked until it implodes upon itself or disappears.

Posted by: penny at August 27, 2007 11:02 PM

Certainly terrorism works! Half our Country is ready to surrender at the first sign of nastiness!

Posted by: dmorris at August 27, 2007 11:17 PM

Of course, it should be mentioned that this is the same strip that made fun of Falwell last week and nobody said anything then...

Dog bites man...

Posted by: randall g at August 28, 2007 12:09 AM

Just another nail in Big Media's coffin, kids. I mean, if these papers will censor the comics imagine what they must be doing to the news!

Thankfully we don't have to imagine it, because of the Web we know what they're doing. Bowing to the enemies of Western civilization.

They can't go bankrupt fast enough to suit me.

Posted by: The Phantom at August 28, 2007 12:10 AM

I want to switch , "what would Jesus do" to "what would Jack Layton say"

he would say , 'cover your face , but show us your lactating mammaries."


mammariessssssss- haunt the corners of my mind.

Posted by: CAL2 at August 28, 2007 12:28 AM

When there was BLOOM COUNTY they would play STAR TREK and OPUS was MR SPOCK while the rabbit would yelling SET PHASERS ON ANIALATE and i have the book A WISH FOR WING THAT WORK where OPUS helps santa and some duck take opus for a little flight

Posted by: spurwing plover at August 28, 2007 12:30 AM

"Which gets us back to the big fact of the day: Terrorism works."

I often see evidence of your claim.
When I hear the security bill alone for the 2010 Olympics here in Vancouver could now easily reach 1/2 billion(taxpayer)dollars.
Whenever I submit myself to the now arduous task of flying and am forced to give up my nail clippers and mouthwash to be allowed aboard a 1 hr flight from Calgary to Van..
When I will soon need a passport just to cross the border into Blaine,Wa for a couple of hours.
Whenever I see the vast majority of western media refusing to admit the notion that radical Islamism is even a serious threat.

You're damn right terrorism works.
Terrorism works because our weak,comfy society allows it to.

Posted by: Canadian Observer at August 28, 2007 2:07 AM

"Many people, like Chris Hedges and Andrew Sullivan, like to ride the “Christianist” threat to generate traffic or a best-seller, but even they don’t really believe it."

25% of Americans believe that the End Times are nigh and that apolyptic war in the Middle East is a good thing. Over two thirds of a million Iraqis are dead and counting as a result of that line of thinking and they're anywhere close to done. We believe it trust me, these people are not innocous.

Posted by: Jose at August 28, 2007 3:12 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Body_Count_project

You are wrong again jose.


what would Jack Layton say?

Posted by: CAL2 at August 28, 2007 5:53 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_conflict_in_Iraq_since_2003

Turks who deny the Armenian genocide like to dicker about body counts too. It's a bit like an accused rapist defending himself by stating that he didn't rape his victim as thoroughly as stated in the indictment.

The truth is ugly either way. You guys are foaming at the mouth over a cartoon which normaly nobody wouldn't get any attention (and let's face it these cartoons don't suffer from a lack of publication or distribution). Meanwhile the apocalyptic lunatic fringe of christianity is happily wracking up vast piles of corpses and their appetite for bloodshed in the Middle East won't be satisfied until Jesus shows up.

Posted by: Jose at August 28, 2007 6:59 AM

Sounds like a "oh ya, well yo mamma" dialectic Jose. Your comment has failed to change my view of Islamic fundamentalism, and the dire threat it poses to civilization, one scintilla of an iota.

I suggest a more effective debate procedure would involve you explaining just why you don't think Islamic fundamentalism is a threat - assuming that is your position.

Posted by: shaken at August 28, 2007 8:05 AM

Two good posts on what Islamists are really up against from western culture over at [powerandcontrol.blogspot.com]first one dated May 31, 2007 second August 25, 2007.The power of porn is mighty.My favourite line "Our victims volunteer" c.j.g. of eroticalee

Posted by: c.j.g. at August 28, 2007 8:15 AM

"Which gets us back to the big fact of the day: Terrorism works."

Yep...there isn't a government in the world that doesn't work on this principle...it's all a matter of how much "terrorism" you are willing to accept and how much "terror" it takes to get you to do what they want you to.

Posted by: WL Mackenzie Redux at August 28, 2007 8:24 AM

Jose is a troll. Ignore him until he shrivels.

Posted by: The Phantom at August 28, 2007 8:27 AM

Meanwhile in Holland where film makers are killed in the streets, the government is taking strong action!

//news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070827/ap_on_re_eu/netherlands_extremists_1

"AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The Dutch government will spend $38 million over the next four years to prevent both the growth of Islamic fundamentalism and right-wing nationalism, an official said Monday."

"The emphasis will be on funding existing programs at the neighborhood and school levels for what the government sees as a "growing problem" of the radicalization of Dutch youth, said Interior Affairs Minister Guusje ter Horst."

Because, you know, right wing nationalists are killing people in the streets... or might be, if... well actually they're not. They spray paint "F--- You!" in Dutch on mosque doors and break the odd window.

Politics is grand, ain't it?

Posted by: The Phantom at August 28, 2007 8:37 AM

"I suggest a more effective debate procedure would involve you explaining just why you don't think Islamic fundamentalism is a threat - assuming that is your position."

That wasn't the point I was arguing in this thread which is why I didn't make it.

Posted by: Jose at August 28, 2007 9:06 AM

Scorn, parody, satire, derision and shame...five really powerful weapons in the fight against idiocy.

The fact that these newspapers choose to unilaterally disarm is beyond me. I am not for gratuitous skewering, making fun of people or religons just because they are different or becasue they are....but this is a good example of Western culture's best defence. If it brings out "outrage boy" and his gang, so be it.

Eventually they'll get used to it and everybody will settle down. If they dont then we know they cant take a joke and we know what happens next.

Posted by: Stephen at August 28, 2007 9:11 AM

...speaking of terrorism working, there is a chance the Korean's will be released. Keep praying.

But Korea has agreed to not send any more proselytizers (like the government had anything to do with it) and withdraw their support troops.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,294884,00.html

The South Korean government said the hostage release was based on the condition that the country withdraws its troops from Afghanistan by year end as previously planned and stops missionary wor


Posted by: tomax7 at August 28, 2007 10:24 AM

those muzzies should take some lessens from the neufies, they tell some of the best neufie jokes going.and they dont blow things up either.

Posted by: Ralph in the east at August 28, 2007 10:34 AM

I wonder if the Koreans were force-converted to Islam en masse?

Posted by: Dudley Morris at August 28, 2007 10:40 AM

"25% of Americans believe that the End Times are nigh and that apolyptic war in the Middle East is a good thing. Over two thirds of a million Iraqis are dead and counting as a result of that line of thinking and they're anywhere close to done. We believe it trust me, these people are not innocous."

The only thing more retarded than the percentages Jose pulls out of his ass, is the fact that he believes them.

"Meanwhile the apocalyptic lunatic fringe of christianity is happily wracking up vast piles of corpses and their appetite for bloodshed in the Middle East won't be satisfied until Jesus shows up."

How awful it would be to live inside Jose's head. Things are backwards, upside down, and completely confused. It's a wonder he knows how to breath.

Here's what another great man had to say about the Muslims. ('The Muslims' - sounds like a good horror/sitcom title, like the Adams Family, etc.)

Teddy Roosevelt (from his book 'Fear God and take your own part, 1916):

Christianity is not the creed of Asia and Africa at this moment solely because the seventh century Christians of Asia and Africa had trained themselves not to fight, whereas the Moslems were trained to fight.

Christianity was saved in Europe solely because the peoples of Europe fought. If the peoples of Europe in the seventh and eighth centuries, an on up to and including the seventeenth century, had not possessed a military equality with, and gradually a growing superiority over the Mohammedans who invaded Europe, Europe would at this moment be Mohammedan and the Christian religion would be exterminated.

Wherever the Mohammedans have had complete sway, wherever the Christians have been unable to resist them by the sword, Christianity has ultimately disappeared. From the hammer of Charles Martel to the sword of Sobieski, Christianity owed its safety in Europe to the fact that it was able to show that it could and would fight as well as the Mohammedan aggressor. .....

The civilization of Europe, American and Australia exists today at all only because of the victories of civilized man over the enemies of civilization because of victories through the centuries from Charles Martel in the eighth century and those of John Sobieski in the seventeenth century. During the thousand years that included the careers of the Frankish soldier and the Polish king, the Christians of Asia and Africa proved unable to wage successful war with the Moslem conquerors; and in consequence Christianity practically vanished from the two continents; and today, nobody can find in them any "social values" whatever, in the sense in which we use the words, so far as the sphere of Mohammedan influences are concerned.

There are such "social values" today in Europe, America and Australia only because during those thousand years, the Christians of Europe possessed the warlike power to do what the Christians of Asia and Africa had failed to do -- that is, to beat back the Moslem invader.

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I don't know, Teddy's POV, or peanut brained Jose's?

Posted by: irwin daisy at August 28, 2007 11:18 AM

jose- I have no idea what you are talking about. What apocalyptic lunatic fringe of Christianity is 'wracking up vast piles of corpses'???

Who? What? When? Where?

And what 'appetite for bloodshed in the ME..Jesus shows up'?

WHAT are you talking about? I'm serious. I have no idea what you are talking about.

Your cryptic theistic statements, jose, don't make any sense. So- explain.

Posted by: ET at August 28, 2007 11:19 AM

One simple fact that the moonbat troll ignores is that the majority of bodies piling up is due to Muslims killing Muslims. Try using facts every once and a while, IDIOT!

Posted by: kingstonlad at August 28, 2007 11:44 AM

Jose will silently disappear now. He has no basis for his crackpot ideas, other than mental illness ie. BDS or BSE.
enough

Posted by: enough at August 28, 2007 11:44 AM

I would like to point out the Winnipeg Free Press carried it.

Luckily no one asked me to bet on that :)

Posted by: DrWright at August 28, 2007 1:40 PM
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