Monday, April 22, 2013

You Don't Need to See His Papers ....

Just when I thought my jaw couldn't hit the floor any harder, I ran across these headlines yesterday:

This is insane.

It really illustrates that the truth in this spoof video is really pretty much on the money.

Of course, we're not saying that having an Arab name makes you a terrorist. But there is a pattern, and it's a pattern that people are apparently more than just a little eager to refuse to see. Political correctness has rendered our news media impotently incurious when it comes to certain subjects.

I have a Muslim co-worker who told me, not terribly long after 9/11, that her teenage daughter had come to her and said, "Mom, I know not all Muslims are terrorists, but it does seem like most of terrorists are Muslim".  So it's not just me.

There is a difference between religions. Even staunch Atheists Bill Maher and Penn Jillette acknowledge that.  Sure there are crazy people of all faiths and non-faiths who have murdered and who were even inspired by their beliefs in many cases -- but there is only one major world religion that has an extremely well-established pattern based not only on the relgious writings upon which their religion is based, but is rife with religious leaders who preach violent jihad and has myriad organizations world-wide to do violence, in the name of their God and their religion and who regularly carry it out.  Can we just say that?   Really?  We can't?

It now appears that our well-mannered Chechens who blew the legs off of Boston Marathon spectators and acually killed three ... were likely recruited as disaffected teens with Muslim sympathies by a Saudi Islamic Radicalizing agent Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi.  This is exactly what terrorist organizations do in the middle east.  Now they're finding ways of getting it done here (helps get around immigration inquiries if your disaffected youth are already here before they are radicalized).

But you're not hearing about Al-Harbi in the media, because ... the Media is deeply invested in this idea that Islam is just like any other religion when it comes to violence, and it is also in thrall with this administration and will apparently do anything to protect it.

We are in big trouble, folks.


tim said...

It's worse than just the media, Philmon.

I know it's long, but watch it like me in segments. From Beck -

philmon said...

I hadn't seen that video. Interesting stuff.

Do you think ANYONE in the MSM is ever going to pick up the trail Beck is on this week?

If nothing else, they should show at least that old classic journalistic sense of curiosity and lid blowing. But they're strangely incurious.

If this were a Republican president, we'd never hear the end of it.

tim said...

“Do you think ANYONE in the MSM is ever going to pick up the trail Beck is on this week?”

Most unfortunately I no longer can listen to Beck on the radio. My local station relegated him to 2 hrs. at something like 11:00 pm. Plus, I don’t have the interwebs at home sop I can’t catch his TV.

Off topic, but I know a few folks who were maybe not fans of Beck, to say the least, one could even say they thought he was a little crazy, but now…their inadvertently sounding just like him. Weird.

philmon said...

I have a Blaze subscription, so I can listen to the whole thing on the web (or download the shows and listen in the car) without commercials (after the fact, of course).

I haven't listened much since the election, but I have off and on and more lately.

Sometimes he just turns me off with his melodrama and I can't listen. But I've gotta admit, every time I've been skeptical about something he says is fact is true ... it turns out to be true, later or upon further investigation by me. I can't ignore that. He seems to be very serious about getting it right. And he tells people up front -- don't believe me blindly, go check it out yourself. I like that kind of honesty, and I do take him up on it. That is, I fact check him.

If you have Dish Network, The Blaze TV is on it.

With this particular thing it's my opinion he's either right, or he's being set up. If he's wrong on this he's been so bold about his statements, his career is over. He'll lose his following (well most of it, anyway. There are some worshipers out there).

If he's being set up, the conspiracy would have to be pretty big, and include some other people in the media. I suppose it's not impossible, but I think it's highly unlikely. The bigger the conspiracy, the harder it is to keep it a secret.

So ... I think he's going to try the "Drudge and the Blue Dress", LGF and Memogate, or Breitbart and ACORN approach. Just hammer on it until someone else will realize out loud -- "hey ... there *is* something fishy about this".