Battlepanda: Hatemongering begins at home


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Hatemongering begins at home

Tom Friedman has a great idea! Lets name and shame the hatemongers by issuing a State Department Report! What a practical concept with resounding real-world consequences!
We need to shine a spotlight on hate speech wherever it appears. The State Department produces an annual human rights report. Henceforth, it should also produce a quarterly War of Ideas Report, which would focus on those religious leaders and writers who are inciting violence against others.

I would compile it in a nondiscriminatory way. I want the names of the Jewish settler extremists who wrote "Muhammad Is a Pig" on buildings in Gaza right up there with Sheik Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sudayyis[.]
In case he's having trouble padding out his list, I would like to nominate Doug Giles of
I’m kind of thinking we are failing to appreciate the millenniums of unmitigated murderous madness that’s behind Islam. In addition, I think we think that we can easily move them away from their destructive bents and thus, pull us (the belligerent infidels) out of their cross hairs. Two words for that type of sentiment: Yeah, right! How naïve. Pollyanna, it ain’t gonna happen . . . at least not with this crew. [snip]

You know in your gut it is going to take Churchill-like action to stymie, stomp and stop these terrorists and their progeny. Nothing less will stop this mess.[snip]

If they don’t obey, then the planet goes to war with them and turns their houses of worship into grease stains with an historical marker memorializing their stupidity. The memorial would read, “Here lies the remains of a people who thought they could believe whacked stuff and kill innocent people, all the while thinking that they were doing god a favor. We thought differently. Let this be a sign to all would-be imitators of these highly confused monsters to be afraid . . . be very afraid.”
Wait a minute! I'm almost done with this blog post and I still haven't heard a vocal and unequivocal condemnation of Doug Giles from Tom Friedman. What's up with that? Why has the moderate Christian community of which Tom Friedman is one failed to expose the hatred in their midst by specifically condemining Doug Giles' clearly hateful comments? The village has been derelict! Tom Friedman had better watch out before Tom Friedman write a NYT column all about it.