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The surprising truth about Rage Boy, America's hated poster-boy of Islamic radicalism
The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/10/07 | Patrick French

Posted on 11/11/2007 4:29:47 AM PST by gridlock

Don't you hate Islamic Rage Boy? 'MoBlows', writing on the Jihad Watch website, certainly does.

"I just want to put my fist down his throat," he says. The 'boy' in question rose to prominence earlier this year when he was photographed at a demonstration in Srinagar, capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.

Later, he was spotted waving his fist at another camera during a protest against the awarding of a knighthood to author Salman Rushdie.

With his straggly beard and big shouting mouth, Rage Boy certainly looks like a threat.

His scary face now appears on boxer shorts and bumper stickers, and he scores more than a million results on Google.

A regular spoof diary appears online in his name and he has come to stand for all that is most frightening about radical Islam.

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Arriving at a simple, traditional three-storey Kashmiri house, I was taken up steep wooden steps by the light of a gas lamp to the top of the building. There, standing in an empty room, dressed in a salwar kameez and zip-up cardigan, with crooked teeth and a quizzical look on his face, was Islamic Rage Boy.

Shakeel Ahmad Bhat is a 29-year-old failed militant. Over two days, sitting cross-legged at the home he shares with his mother and smiling shyly much of the time, Shakeel told me, through an interpreter, his life story and why he had come to wave his fists at the cameras

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(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: enemedia; islamicrageboy; islamicsupremacist; islamonazism; mediots; patrickfrench; proterrorist; rageboy; shakeelahmadbhat
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A long, boring thumb-sucker about how Islamic Rage Boy is depraved because he is deprived. What Mr. French fails to comprehend is that we do not hate Islamic Rage Boy, and we certainly do not fear Islamic Rage Boy. Rather we mock him and we are amused by his antics.
1 posted on 11/11/2007 4:29:50 AM PST by gridlock
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2 posted on 11/11/2007 4:34:26 AM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: gridlock

29 years old.......lives with his Mom........Get a job!


3 posted on 11/11/2007 4:38:58 AM PST by stimpy17 (Home of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: gridlock

Give him a bannana and it would round out the picture.


4 posted on 11/11/2007 4:39:59 AM PST by mmanager (Fred is choosing the field for battle and he likes the view.)
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To: gridlock

"I should've used Preparation H."

5 posted on 11/11/2007 4:41:29 AM PST by RichInOC ("Stampeding hogs." "That's not much of a crime." "Through the Grand Mosque?" "Kinky. Sign here.")
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To: gridlock

What a mamma’s boy.


6 posted on 11/11/2007 4:47:23 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Conservatives - Freedom WITH responsibility; Libertarians - Freedom FROM responsibility)
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To: gridlock

Being islamic rage boy is so easy a caveman could do it.


7 posted on 11/11/2007 4:49:05 AM PST by federal
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To: gridlock

“I want to marry a non-Muslim woman and convert her to Islam.”

Why? I asked.

In a moment that might have come straight out of the Borat film, he answered in a soft, serious voice: “I have been told that if I can convince a non-Muslim woman to marry me – but not convert her by force – then there will be a place for me in heaven.”


8 posted on 11/11/2007 4:50:51 AM PST by listenhillary (You get more of what you focus on)
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THE CULT OF "RAGEBOY"...

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Nothing like a good ol' rage boy thread...lol!

9 posted on 11/11/2007 4:55:49 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: gridlock

Could someone kindly inform Mr. French that Rageboys shy smile is the result of smoking Khat. Probably put it in the hookah. Oh, that Mr. French, what a cut up.


10 posted on 11/11/2007 5:12:11 AM PST by healy61
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To: Caipirabob

ROTFLMAO!


11 posted on 11/11/2007 5:16:20 AM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: gridlock

Does Rage Boy get a cut of the profits in the use of his ugly mugg on T shurts and posters?


12 posted on 11/11/2007 5:23:15 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: gridlock
This story takes on a Palestinian/Israel victimization flavor. In this instance it is Kashmir/India. This is the wrong road to travel.

Rageboy seems like a moderate (wants to spread Islam peacefully) with some real grievances. Although he is illiterate, he does get some things right...like not agreeing with OBL's intolerant ideology. On the other hand, he thinks 9/11 was an inside job.

I'm left with the desire to get the boy a schoolbook and possibly some dental work.

13 posted on 11/11/2007 5:23:37 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: gridlock
Surrounded by other people who lack knowledge of the outside world, is it any surprise that he believes barmy conspiracy theories about the attacks of 9/11?

If that's the reason, then why do seemingly intelligent people in the US believe the same tripe?

14 posted on 11/11/2007 5:28:53 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Earthdweller

Rage Boy also left home to join the Jihad at 13, and admits firing his AK-47 into an unarmed crowd. I think I will hold off on the Citizen-of-the-Year nomination.


15 posted on 11/11/2007 5:31:43 AM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: gridlock
He’s not mad, he is just trying out for one of those Geico caveman ads.
16 posted on 11/11/2007 5:32:35 AM PST by Ditter
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To: SuziQ
If that's the reason, then why do seemingly intelligent people in the US believe the same tripe?

Because they surround themeslves with other people who lack knowledge of the outside world.

17 posted on 11/11/2007 5:33:04 AM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: gridlock
True. He seems somewhat brave enough to defend his cause. I doubt the left will embrace him for that reason alone. Better we raise him up first, the right way. :)~
18 posted on 11/11/2007 5:37:17 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Earthdweller

Firing a weapon into an unarmed crowd. We call that “defending the cause” these days?


19 posted on 11/11/2007 5:41:40 AM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: gridlock
He was 15 years old wasn’t he? I would wonder from the rest of his comments if he still thinks that was a smart idea.
20 posted on 11/11/2007 5:44:08 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: gridlock

“I heard that planes had crashed into the Twin Towers. I thought it was very bad that so many civilians had been killed. But afterwards I was told it was America’s own government that had arranged the attack.”

How could that have happened? “Money can make wonders.”

But why would America have wanted to do such a thing?

“There is a strong lobby in the USA that opposes President Bush. He wanted to attack Afghanistan and Iraq. He had to justify that to his own people.”

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One picture showed what looked like an American preacher holding a microphone while wearing a Rage Boy baseball cap. Shakeel stopped on an image of his face superimposed on a pig.

He looked profoundly shocked and upset by this picture. What did he feel?

“I surely get hurt when I see these pictures,” he said. “This is terrorism for me. The people who do this are showing their own culture, so why do they tell us that we are uncivilised?’

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Rage Boy is a tool and a useful idiot. Like many Americans on the left are. (Rosie and Sean Penn come to mind)


21 posted on 11/11/2007 5:57:47 AM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: gridlock

Conspiracy theory is an expression of a mental illness that cannot tolerate ambiguity.


22 posted on 11/11/2007 6:07:56 AM PST by angkor ("Hyeah right. The man who singlehandedly killed ManBearPig is a loser." Al Gore, South Park 10.06)
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To: gridlock
"Because they surround themeslves with other people who lack knowledge of the outside world."

This describes the audience of 'The View' perfectly.

23 posted on 11/11/2007 6:10:50 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Earthdweller
I'm left with the desire to get the boy a schoolbook and possibly some dental work

Yea, me too. I actually felt sorry for him and the pathetic life he has ahead of him....

24 posted on 11/11/2007 6:11:06 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I could be Agent "HT")
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To: gridlock
Shakeel Ahmad Bhat is a 29-year-old failed militant. Over two days, sitting cross-legged at the home he shares with his mother and smiling shyly much of the time, Shakeel told me, through an interpreter, his life story and why he had come to wave his fists at the cameras

He's 29 and lives with his mother. That's all I really need to know.

25 posted on 11/11/2007 6:15:44 AM PST by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I actually felt sorry for him and the pathetic life he has ahead of him....

If the commie leftists capitalize on his fame first...you can bet on it. He will never change his victim-hood status.

26 posted on 11/11/2007 6:16:38 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: gridlock

WTF with this headline? “America’s Hated Poster Boy?” I’m American. I’m relatively well informed. Never heard of him, never seen any merchandise. And best of all, the author never actually talks to any actual Americans.


27 posted on 11/11/2007 6:20:19 AM PST by Doohickey (Giuliani: Brokeback Republican)
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He’s still worth a bullet, I guess.


28 posted on 11/11/2007 6:20:59 AM PST by Flintlock
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To: gridlock

...this looks a bit like developmental disability to me...


29 posted on 11/11/2007 6:21:55 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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Possibly..hard to tell. I wonder if this is one of those bizarre hollyweird attempts at raising up a Cindy Sheehan type “star” for the left.
30 posted on 11/11/2007 6:24:13 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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Your collection of pix is OUTSTANDING! LOL

I scream!


31 posted on 11/11/2007 6:29:15 AM PST by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: gridlock

That wasn’t an unarmed crowd ~ are you crazy? That was in Kashmir and it was a “patrol” ~ be glad you don’t live in Kashmir.


32 posted on 11/11/2007 6:31:24 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: gridlock
It's kind of sad that a grown man believes such silliness and can be incited so easily.

He's a symbol of what we must overcome around the world: poorly educated young men with no real future, the prey and tool of demagogues. It is not only their Religion Of Peace™ but their circumstances in life that can turn them into terrorists.

Normally, I wouldn't think much of making Rage Boy a symbol of ridicule but it might actually be helpful over time, just like the cheese-eating surrender monkey thing was with the French, in that it might make more thoughtful Muslims consider whether the face of Islamic rage actually represents them as a religion and a culture and forces them to make a choice about how they present themselves, how they conduct their religious life, and therefore how they are perceived by the world.
33 posted on 11/11/2007 6:32:52 AM PST by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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Gag! Who in their right mind would marry him? He lives with his mother, he needs to see a dentist and he’s moslem. I could go on but I think I’ve nailed the top three reasons NOT to marry him. Of course some nut some place would probably do so anyway.


34 posted on 11/11/2007 6:38:21 AM PST by kalee
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To: angkor
Wait a couple more weeks. You can read the posts of the mentally ill Freepers as they try to explain their views about the JFK assassination. You won’t believe the idiocy.
35 posted on 11/11/2007 6:41:21 AM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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36 posted on 11/11/2007 6:48:04 AM PST by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Flintlock
He’s still worth a bullet, I guess.

I'd rather see some Christian missionaries take the young man in hand and teach him of the real Prince of Peace, teach him some non-slanted history, maybe help him travel to the West so he's not just some sad tool of clerical demagogues.

"Islamic, poor and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
37 posted on 11/11/2007 6:57:27 AM PST by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: George W. Bush

BTTT


38 posted on 11/11/2007 6:59:48 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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I'm left with the desire to get the boy a schoolbook and possibly some dental work.

And a shave!

No one with a beard like that will ever be taken seriously!

39 posted on 11/11/2007 7:00:55 AM PST by Mr Rogers (I'm not sweating global warming!)
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Any hair with that much curl should not be shown in public....

This is a verse from the book of ED. It's right next to the one about weighing less than your refrigerator and refraining from booger picking.

40 posted on 11/11/2007 7:06:08 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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41 posted on 11/11/2007 7:07:12 AM PST by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: gridlock; Robert Spencer

More discussion of Patrick French and IRB here...

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/018754.php#comments

Thanks to Robert Spencer and the outstanding posters at jihadwatch.


42 posted on 11/11/2007 7:13:07 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Caipirabob

LOL!


43 posted on 11/11/2007 7:14:21 AM PST by PGalt
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To: kalee
Of course some nut some place would probably do so anyway.

There is no shortage of nuts in the world. To wit...


44 posted on 11/11/2007 7:24:59 AM PST by chrisser
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To: Earthdweller

Thanks, Earthdweller. These people aren’t bugs to exterminate. They’re a mission field of souls to call to salvation in Christ, our Prince of Peace.


45 posted on 11/11/2007 7:30:17 AM PST by George W. Bush (Apres moi, le deluge.)
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To: George W. Bush

Amen. We are called to witness to all people in all lands. And, if we must, even the ones with bad teeth.


46 posted on 11/11/2007 7:41:47 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: gridlock

We should bring him over to America to do a guest appearance on the show “Cavemen”.


47 posted on 11/11/2007 8:03:45 AM PST by ikka
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To: gridlock
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48 posted on 11/11/2007 8:21:06 AM PST by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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49 posted on 11/11/2007 8:30:03 AM PST by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: listenhillary
He’s an Islamic supremacist who wants to subjugate (and procreate with) the kufir.

We commit blasphemy by denying the moon god and the conquering warlord Mohammed.

50 posted on 11/11/2007 8:41:39 AM PST by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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