Battlepanda: You say "hate crime", I say "terrorism"


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

Sunday, July 30, 2006

You say "hate crime", I say "terrorism"

Call it a hate crime or call it terrorism. The shooting in Seattle by a Muslim gunman was both a tragedy and an outrage. What's interesting to me, though, is how the bloggers have fallen into line both left and right -- the righties want to call it "terrorism", while the lefties, by and large, thinks this is a "hate crime." One group wants to lay this at the door of Islam. The other group sees it as a "bad apple" incident. Michelle Malkin even went as far as to put together a hit parade of American Muslim killers, from Haq to John Mohammed to Rashid Baz in 1994. Never mind that one Timothy McVeigh killed more than all of them put together. "It's the Jihad, stupid."

OK, Michelle and co. Let's call it the Jihad. Let's put all this "individual responsiblity" stuff you right-wingers are always yammering about away and look at collective responsibility instead. Let's assume that he was a cell of the enemy attacking America in the GWoT. How does this square with your "we'll fight them over there so we won't have to fight them at home" crap, bitches?

Unless of course, Michelle is softening us up for her next book, In defense of Internment: II, round up the ragheads edition. It'll fit in just fine with J-Pod's new book "The problem with U.S./Israel: Too nice to commit mass-murder of civilians".