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Friday, October 26, 2007

Terrorist Nation

It may be the definition of irony, but you're probably not aware of Islamofascism Awareness Week. If you're not, it's probably a little late to bring it to your attention, this being the last day and all. Maybe next year they should call the week before Islamofascism Awareness Week "Islamofascism Awareness Week Awareness Week," so people know it's coming.

Seriously, things aren't working out the way IFAW's founders had hoped. The Terrorism Awareness Project's site tells us, "During the week of October 22-26, 2007, the nation will be rocked by the biggest conservative campus protest ever -- Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, a wake-up call for Americans on 200 university and college campuses."

I don't know about you, but I don't feel very rocked...

IFAW is the brainchild of David Horowitz, a right winger who's never moved on from the college phase of his life. After being a Maoist in college, he "saw the light" and switched sides. Unfortunately, he just swapped left wing crazy for right wing crazy -- he spends most of his time freaking out about things that don't actually exist. Horowitz is pretty much what you'd expect from someone who once was a communist and became a far right nut; he lives in a high-contrast world of black and white. For him, there's no middle position between Karl Marx and himself. You either agree with him or you're a communist or a terrorist or both.

Which is why there's an Islamofascism Awareness Week. Because colleges don't teach kids to hate Muslims. If you don't hate all Muslims, then you love all Muslims -- from Dave Chappelle to Osama Bin Laden. And, since the world is incredibly simple and black and white, if Osama Bin Laden exists and is Muslim, then all Muslims are bad. He claims to support "moderate Muslims," but it's unclear who he considers these people to be. He's never had anything good to say about any Muslim organization -- as far as he's concerned, they're all terrorists or terrorist sympathizers. In other words, "Islamofascists."

The fact is that sooner or later, Horowitz is going to be right -- all Muslims will be terrorists because we'll all be terrorists. The trend on the right is to label anyone and anything they don't like as terrorists. For example, there's no such thing as drug runners anymore, they're "narco terrorists." In fact, this "everyone's a terrorist" attitude is creeping into government.

The U.S. terrorist watch list has swollen to more than 755,000 names, according to a new government report, giving pause to some about the effectiveness of the list.

The computerized list, typically used to check people entering the United States, has grown by about 200,000 people annually since 2004. Some lawmakers, analysts and civil rights advocates say the list will become virtually ineffective if it grows too large.

"It undermines the authority of the list," Lisa Graves of the Center for National Security Studies told USA Today. "There's just no rational, reasonable estimate that there's anywhere close to that many suspected terrorists."

At this rate, every person in America will be a suspected terrorist eventually. Then we'll be safe... From ourselves... I guess.

Of course, there's more than one way to destroy America. Right wing front group Family Security Matters helpfully lists The Ten Most Dangerous Organizations in America:

10. Think Progress
9. Muslim Student Association
8. CodePINK
7. American Civil Liberties Union, National
6. Family Research Council
5. Center for American Progress
4. League of the South
2. Universities and Colleges
1. Media Matters for America

I love that Media Matters is the #1 most dangerous organization in America. With the ever-ballooning terrorist watchlist, you'd think it'd be al Qaeda -- but they don't even make the roster. The entire right hates Media Matters, because MM posts video and audio clips of all the crazy-assed spew righties say in the media. It's hard to deny you said it when there's a video on the internet showing you saying it. Media Matters is dangerous because they tell the truth and prove it.

Also fun, the Center for American Progress actually makes the list twice -- Think Progress is their blog. And FSM makes sure to throw in two right wing organizations to make it look balanced.

But, tying things back to Horowitz, notice what the #2 Most Dangerous Organization in America is -- "Universities and Colleges." Higher education is destroying America. If you went to college, you're suspect.

But what's really ironic is that FSM would list America-destroying organizations after encouraging the de facto destruction of America just months ago. They've since pulled the column, but you can access a screen capture of it here. Here are a few fun parts:

The inadequacy of Democracy, rule by the majority, is undeniable -- for it demands adopting ideas because they are popular, rather than because they are wise. This means that any man chosen to act as the agent of the people is placed in an invidious position: if he commits folly because it is popular, then he will be held responsible for the inevitable result. If he refuses to commit folly, then he will be detested by most citizens because he is frustrating their demands.


The wisest course would've been for President Bush to use his nuclear weapons to slaughter Iraqis until they complied with his demands, or until they were all dead. Then there would be little risk or expense and no American army would be left exposed. But if he did this, his cowardly electorate would have instantly ended his term of office, if not his freedom or his life.

The simple truth that modern weapons now mean a nation must practice genocide or commit suicide...

Pretty crazy, right? We haven't even gotten to the best part. "President Bush can fail in his duty to himself, his country, and his God, by becoming "ex-president," FSM reports, then continues (emphasis theirs), "Or he can become "President-for-Life" Bush: the conqueror of Iraq, who brings sense to the Congress and sanity to the Supreme Court. Then who would be able to stop Bush from emulating Augustus Caesar and becoming ruler of the world?"

Yeah, and these nazis are telling us who wants to destroy America?

It seems to me that we should spend a lot less time worrying about the BS term "Islamofascism" and a lot more time worrying about plain old fascism. We're all slowly becoming terrorists -- not because our ideas are changing, but because the definition of the word is becoming broader and broader. Eventually, the fight against terrorism will become a fight to save us from ourselves.

Terrorism will never go away for these people, just as the threat of communism has never died for them. They need it, because they need you to freak the fuck out 24/7 and let them do whatever it takes to keep you safe. They need it because their arguments for their brand of fascism are so poor that they can't put them out there alone -- they need a scary "Islamofascist" standing next to them for the arguments to even seem to make sense.

You may have missed Islamofascism Awareness Week, but here's hoping you're now much more aware of actual fascism in America.


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Muslims Against Sharia said...

Muslims Against Sharia congratulate David Horowitz FREEDOM CENTER and Mike Adams, Tammy Bruce, Phyllis Chesler, Ann Coulter, Nonie Darwish, Greg Davis, Stephen Gale, David Horowitz, Joe Kaufman, Michael Ledeen, Michael Medved, Alan Nathan, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Daphne Patai, Daniel Pipes, Dennis Prager, Luana Saghieh, Rick Santorum, Jonathan Schanzer, Christina Sommers, Robert Spencer, Brian Sussman, Ed Turzanski, Ibn Warraq and other speakers on the success of the Islamofascism Awareness Week.

Islamofascism (or Islamism) is the main threat facing modern civilization and ignorance about this threat is astounding. We hope that this even becomes regular and reaches every campus.

A great many Westerners do not see the clear distinction between Islam and Islamism (Islamofascism). They need to understand that the difference between Islam and Islamism (Islamofascism) is the same as the difference between Christianity and Christian Identity Movement (White Supremacy Movement).

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Wisco said...

Great, now you're not only right wing crazy fuckers, but you're spammers to boot.

Anonymous said...

Look, Wisco. I know you think you have it all down, but the reality of Islamist interest in the destruction of the West is, unfortunately, real. Google "shariah compliance" (any of the three spellings of shariah), FGM/C and look at the UN reports on female genital mutilation (pharaonic incision or circumcision (sunna) is an appropriate term to cross-ref with), and try to even-handedly examine the positions of Ibn Warraq, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, or any of the "apostate" Muslims who live in fear for their lives. Review the claims of the imams who initiated the reaction to the Danish cartoons. Examine the curriculum in Islamist schooling -- it's available on many university sites.

Cleverness and lack of honest inquiry will not be of any use. You and anyone else concerned about the future need to examine scholarly and agency reports and determine the veracity of these claims. This is an ideology. It can be exposed and resisted. It is not race-based. But, it may take some courage to imagine that your position is ill-informed and must be revised.

Wisco said...

You've got a lot of balls lecturing people about courage.

I remember a time when the world faced an actual threat to its existence. I grew up expecting death from above from the Soviet Union at any minute.

You know what our leaders didn't do? They didn't ask us to piss ourselves like cowards. They appealed to our courage. And we kept our freedom.

Now, faced with some lunatic cult, we're all supposed to abandon everything we ever stood for, forget about justice, forget about democracy, forget about freedom, and let morons with more ambition than brains "protect" us by blowing the living hell out of people all over the world, torturing people, and imprisoning people without trial.

If we give up our freedoms -- and freedom of religion is one of those freedoms -- then we're defending nothing.

So next time you feel like lecturing someone about courage, wash the damned piss out of your pants first.

I'm not giving up my damned country because a bunch of pussies are afraid of a bunch of moonies.

Muslims Against Sharia said...

"I remember a time when the world faced an actual threat to its existence."
"I remember a time when the world faced an actual threat to its existence."

You must be a real degenerate to think that a Soviet threat was worse than the threat of Islamofascism. Aside of the fact that the Soviets weren’t suicidal maniacs, how many people did they murder on American soil during 40 years of Cold War?

“They appealed to our courage. And we kept our freedom.”

Yeah, right. If it were up to pussies like you, everybody would be speaking Russian by now.

Wisco said...

Oops! Hit a nerve there, did I?

Here's a fun idea. Why don't you go hide in the basement and hide from the "islamofascists" who don't have an army, a navy, an air force, or an arsenal of nuclear weapons, but are somehow going to take over the world?

Seriously, we've got more to worry about with actual fascists like you -- and your pretend Muslim organization -- than we do with a bunch of radical cultists.

I notice that in your response, you didn't say one damned word about freedom or democracy or rights. You're all about fear, cultie, and we're not buying. Americans are about courage, not wet pants.

Wisco said...

If anyone out there is fooled by this bunch of phony asses, try clicking here. Muslims against Sharia are as Muslim as I am Christian.

How good of an argument can they have when they have to lie to present it?