The growing Muslim indignation over Geert Wilders’s movie Fitna manifests anew a phenomenon we have noted here many, many times: when non-Muslims point out that Islamic jihadists commit acts of violence and justify them by reference to the Qur’an, many non-Muslim and Muslim apologists for jihad, include many who are widely known as “moderates” respond by claiming that the one who is pointing out all this is committing an act of “hatred,” “bigotry,” “Islamophobia,” and the like. They don’t have a word to say about the actual acts of violence, hatred and supremacism committed by the jihadists — no, the real villain is the one who reports on these actions.
This has only happened to me, let’s see, about 50,000 times, but it never ceases to puzzle me. And now The Armchair Critic is doing the same thing to Kevin Weakley of The Amboy Times, for his celebrated “List of Things That Offend Muslims.” The Critic, the illustrious Edroos Alsagoff, says:
You know how much I hate to wish that something really bad happen to anyone (though at times I have expressed my desire to have someone I truly hate suffer in death thanks to a speeding bullet train). But I think I have no excuse to pray that the author of this idiotic post have anything good for him or her.
This guy is a real muppet. I couldn’t care to dig up his background or where he came from for that matter. Anyone who stirs shit like that deserved to be shot really. This is simply a case of asking for it. Don’t even mention terrorists, this chap could be in real trouble even if he bumped into his Muslim neighbour, if he has any.
“Anyone who stirs shit like that deserved to be shot really.” Never mind that everything on Weakley’s list is linked, and based on actual events. It doesn’t seem to occur to Edroos Alsagoff that it might be perfectly legitimate to point out the ridiculous rage-mongering that all too many Muslims engage in all too frequently, and to call them on it.
It doesn’t seem to occur to Edroos Alsagoff that the ones who are actually stirring the s*** are the ones who fly into irrational rage at the sight of ice cream cones and sneakers, and that to say that someone who points out the silliness and irrationality of that rage deserves to be shot indicates that he has already surrendered to violent intimidation — even as he engages in it himself.
Oh, and Kevin, if this Edroos Alsagoff character is right, it may be time for you to add “The List of Things That Offend Muslims” to…”The List of Things That Offend Muslims.”