Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: First, they came for Piglet
Posted on 01/26/2008 6:33:25 AM PST by kellynla
My favorite headline of the year so far comes from the Daily Mail in Britain:
"Government Renames Islamic Terrorism As anti-Islamic Activity' To Woo Muslims."
Her Majesty's government is not alone in feeling it's not always helpful to link Islam and the, ah, various unpleasantnesses with suicide bombers and whatnot. Even in his cowboy Crusader heyday, President Bush liked to cool down the crowd with a lot of religion-of-peace stuff. But the British have now decided that kind of mealy-mouthed "respect" is no longer sufficient.
So, henceforth, any terrorism perpetrated by persons of an Islamic persuasion will be designated "anti-Islamic activity." Britain's Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, unveiled the new brand name in a speech a few days ago. "There is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorize, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief," she told her audience. "Indeed, if anything, these actions are anti-Islamic."
Well, yes, one sort of sees what she means. Killing thousands of people in Manhattan skyscrapers in the name of Islam does, among a certain narrow-minded type of person, give Islam a bad name, and thus could be said to be "anti-Islamic" in the same way that the Luftwaffe raining down death and destruction on Londoners during the Blitz was an "anti-German activity."
But I don't recall even Neville Chamberlain explaining, as if to a 5-year-old, that there is nothing German about the wish to terrorize and invade, and that this is entirely at odds with the core German values of sitting around eating huge sausages in beer gardens while wearing lederhosen.
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Semper Fi, Kelly
I’ve not even finished my morning coffee yet and already I’m about to barf. “They told me ‘Cheer up! Things could get worse!’ So I cheered up and, sure enough, things got worse.” When will we just stop this pandering!!!!!!
I received this in an email about a month ago and think it’s appropriate right about now: “Political Correctness” is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”
“More ISAF forces from a Christian/Crusader heritage,” she said, “will continue to fuel an insurgency that has been framed as a jihad.”
No, Elizabeth, the Muzzies will either get tired of burying their dead or face total extinction...whichever comes first.
One more 9/11 type terrorist attack in America and every Muzzie swinging dick will have to pack up his koran & family and go back to whatever hellhole they originated from!
Our ancestors didn’t risk life & limb to emigrate to America just so a bunch of camel jockeys could come here, terrorize our women & children and make hamburger out of our families.
Sharpening swords here. Ready and willing. Remember the Alamo and the shores of Tripoli.
“The bullets in my rifle are lubricated in pig grease.”
[image of those lovely St. Pauli Girl lookalikes goes here]
Ja, was ist das point?
“When will we just stop this pandering?”
One more 9/11 type terrorist attack in America and “all bets are off”...
for further opinion check out my previous post.
What happened on 9/11 was more like Pearl Harbor...
and you remember what happened to Japan in 1945 that ended that war!
The Muzzies are either the dumbest or have the shortest memory. But they obviously haven’t gotten over having their collective arses handed to them in the Crusades.
“One more 9/11 type terrorist attack in America and all bets are off.
I think we can pretty much count on another 9/11 type attack. The problem (other than terrorism itself) is that Americans have such short memories. The flags (both external and internal) disappeared from the car windows so very quickly.
“Our ancestors didnt risk life & limb to emigrate to America just so a bunch of camel jockeys could come here, terrorize our women & children and make hamburger out of our families.”
How come so much of America doesn’t know this?????
“How come so much of America doesnt know this?????”
Because most of America wasn’t affected.
After 9/11, Bush should have gone to Congress and asked for a declaration of war. Foreign Muzzies deported. And Mosques closed.(We didn’t allow German-American Bunds to operate during WWII, why should we allow Mosques to operate today.)
Either we are at war. Or we aren’t.
“Invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
“Either we are at war. Or we arent.”
We aren’t then. Not with Islam at any rate. See Afgahnistan and Iraq for evidence.
Mr. Steyn is correct; this is indeed Newspeak of the worst stripe.
I have to admit that I thought he must be joshing about this subject, since it seems so outre, but indeed, it does appear that the Home Secretary did do exactly that --- her other great idea as reported in the Daily Mail is 'The Government also wants to hold more "roadshows" of mainstream Islamic scholarship around the country.' (From Government renames Islamic terrorism as 'anti-Islamic activity' to woo Muslims. Predictably, I also found a piece beaming approval of this Orwellian nonsense in the Guardian: Renaming the beast.)
After reading about ASBOs, CRASBOs, and this latest oddity from the U.K., well, it's hard to imagine exactly where the U.K. is headed, but at least some of the directions are not ones that I think are well thought-out.
[i] So, henceforth, any terrorism perpetrated by persons of an Islamic persuasion will be designated “anti-Islamic activity.” Britain’s Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, unveiled the new brand name in a speech a few days ago. “There is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorize, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief,” she told her audience. “Indeed, if anything, these actions are anti-Islamic.” [/i]
References to Orwell’s 1984 are often overdone, but this blatent example of ‘Newspeak’ thoroughly deserves one...
The terrorists are despicable, but the liberals who kiss up to them are much worse. They are disgusting vermin. They are willingly handing over civilized countries to the jihadis.
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