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Defeating the Islamo-‘Progressive’ Axis

JFP Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 11:37 AM
The Islamo-Progressive alliance is one of the mysteries of our era. As someone who leans left, I don't have a clue. My views on Muslims were formed when the new theocracy in Iran butchered liberals and leftists, and then a decade later issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie. I keep bringing these events up, but no other liberal or leftist seems to listen. I just read Martha Nussbaum's new book on religious intolerance. She is in utter denial. She mentions Rushdie, but not the fatwa against him! Incredible. She should be donated to a Freudian museum as a prime example of how someone highly intelligent can nevertheless have a huge blind spot that many others, far less intelligent than she is, don't have.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 2:47 PM
Liberals give a pass to Orthodox Islam for the same reason that they give a pass to activist homosexuals; they know that conservatives, particularly Christians, who are the heart of conservatism, are in opposition to each, and thus can be used as a bludgeon against conservatives - never mind that the two bludgeons are in direct opposition to each other. This incongruity never enters their minds as they are blinded by their raging hatred of anything Christian.
Hannah9 Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 12:26 PM
I believe it is because leberals are cowards. They are afraid to criticize Muslims in any respect, lest they find themselves missing their heads or hearts. Literally. Reluctance to stand up to Muslim threats is widespread in Western society. Like the frog in the pan of heated water, we seem to be unable to do anything until it is too late. It will be boiling before we know it, and then too late.

There’s evidently a fine line between a “hate crime” and a BLT.

The Reuters headline screamed: “Bacon found at NY Muslim celebration probed as possible hate crime.” I was expecting the subtitle: “Cops bring lettuce & tomato, dispose of evidence,” but to no avail. (Pork, of course, is verboten in Islamic culture. Don’t knock it, I say.)

Condemnation was swift and judgment final: “It’s anti-Islamic sentiment – a sign they don’t want us to feel welcome,” charged Cyrus McGoldrick, spokesman for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR.

Indeed, at the very least such a...