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Message to Muslims: Iím Sorry (Mega-Barf)
nytimes.com ^ | Sept. 18, 2010 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

Posted on 09/19/2010 6:02:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Many Americans have suggested that more moderate Muslims should stand up to extremists, speak out for tolerance, and apologize for sins committed by their brethren.

That’s reasonable advice, and as a moderate myself, I’m going to take it. (Throat clearing.) I hereby apologize to Muslims for the wave of bigotry and simple nuttiness that has lately been directed at you. The venom on the airwaves, equating Muslims with terrorists, should embarrass us more than you. Muslims are one of the last minorities in the United States that it is still possible to demean openly, and I apologize for the slurs.

I’m inspired by another journalistic apology. The Portland Press Herald in Maine published an innocuous front-page article and photo a week ago about 3,000 local Muslims praying together to mark the end of Ramadan. Readers were upset, because publication coincided with the ninth anniversary of 9/11, and they deluged the paper with protests.

So the newspaper published a groveling front-page apology for being too respectful of Muslims. “We sincerely apologize,” wrote the editor and publisher, Richard Connor, and he added: “we erred by at least not offering balance to the story and its prominent position on the front page.” As a blog by James Poniewozik of Time paraphrased it: “Sorry for Portraying Muslims as Human.”

I called Mr. Connor, and he seems like a nice guy. Surely his front page isn’t reserved for stories about Bad Muslims, with articles about Good Muslims going inside. Must coverage of law-abiding Muslims be “balanced” by a discussion of Muslim terrorists?

Ah, balance — who can be against that? But should reporting of Pope Benedict’s trip to Britain be “balanced” by a discussion of Catholic terrorists in Ireland? And what about journalism itself?

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; danielpearl; deathcult; dhimmitude; heachoppers; islam; muslim; nickberg; pedophileprophet
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1 posted on 09/19/2010 6:02:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

have a drink of pig urine mr mussie...you’ll feel better.


2 posted on 09/19/2010 6:04:54 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Give back Hagia Sofia and Constantinople and I’ll think about it.


3 posted on 09/19/2010 6:05:06 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Take your apology to Mecca and read it there.


4 posted on 09/19/2010 6:05:46 PM PDT by SantaLuz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lots of buzz on the internet about just how despicable this article was...


5 posted on 09/19/2010 6:06:51 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, you’re “sorry” alright


6 posted on 09/19/2010 6:07:21 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The number I keep hear is 2% are fighting us.
First ask yourself how many citizens vs conscripted soldiers are their for a country? Meaning how many citizens does it take to finance one soldier on the front line?

Typically in the US military it takes 10 soldiers for one front line soldier. When it is a fight at your home front it was for the Germans during the war about 4 to 5 soldiers per fighting man. So lets take the 4 soldiers per fighter which is 5 soldiers.

How man citizens does it take to finance 5 guys?

In other words if 2% are fighting us then their support equals 10% on the front lines or support.

To Finance 10% it would take in charities and bad government supports at least 30% at and they would be hurting for cash at that level.

In other words if 2% are fighting at least 40% are financially or directly supporting them at the very least.

7 posted on 09/19/2010 6:07:46 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too late. Bambi already apologized to the Muslim world, and now we have ‘world peace’.


8 posted on 09/19/2010 6:07:50 PM PDT by drierice (The 'stimulus' cost more than 6 years of the Iraq war.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Muslims are one of the last minorities in the United States that it is still possible to demean openly, and I apologize for the slurs.

What a dork.

9 posted on 09/19/2010 6:08:25 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am Derek Fenton! (me) Enjoying freedom ourselves requires tolerating it for others. (Jedidah))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dear Nicholas...I don't care about Muslim sensitivities.


10 posted on 09/19/2010 6:08:28 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When they’re chopping your head off Kristoff or just as they’re about to smash the plane your on into the building make sure you tell the Saracens that you wrote such a glowing article about them in The New York Times. Who knows, it might help. Not!!


11 posted on 09/19/2010 6:09:47 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: drierice

Whorled Peas with no more violins.


12 posted on 09/19/2010 6:09:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kristof can KISS OFF. The NY Times can’t die fast enough.


13 posted on 09/19/2010 6:10:15 PM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You can’t be a Muslim and an American. (Heard it from the horse’s mouth on Hannity’s radio show a week ago.)


14 posted on 09/19/2010 6:10:27 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why do all anti-islamic articles have to be ‘balanced’ to bring up the so-called moderates? This guy is an idiot.


15 posted on 09/19/2010 6:10:27 PM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do I have to read this, or can I just say, “Paging Mark Steyn.”


16 posted on 09/19/2010 6:10:43 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: Free ThinkerNY
madmo

I'm only sorry a lot more Korans were not burned and/or abused. IT's evil and an enemy at war with us.

17 posted on 09/19/2010 6:10:43 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: rrrod

muslime = nazi = war party = enemy of America


18 posted on 09/19/2010 6:10:54 PM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
****Many Americans have suggested that more moderate Muslims should stand up to extremists, speak out for tolerance, and apologize for sins committed by their brethren.

That’s reasonable advice, and as a moderate myself****

I knew I could stop reading tight there. I love how these leftist have absolutely no political self-awareness. They love to point out what they call the extreme right wing but have no intellectual capacity to see their own extremism.

19 posted on 09/19/2010 6:13:12 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (NYC to Jihadist: WE SURRENDER!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

<(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...?

Not on your life.


20 posted on 09/19/2010 6:13:17 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mr. Kristof will be one of the 1st to have his head chopped off, what idiot appeasers they are!


21 posted on 09/19/2010 6:13:49 PM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 77, Let's See How Long It Lasts!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
>I hereby apologize to Muslims for the wave of bigotry and simple nuttiness that has lately been directed at you.


Dear Mr and Mrs Jim and Janey Geehad:

You aint seen nothin yet.

22 posted on 09/19/2010 6:14:18 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
equating Muslims with terrorists, should embarrass us more than you. Muslims are one of the last minorities in the United States that it is still possible to demean openly, and I apologize for the slurs.

You are the real embarrassment.The Muslims are smiling at you on the outside while laughing at you on the inside, for your innocence, naivete, gullibility, and ignorance.

23 posted on 09/19/2010 6:17:15 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Jeffrey Toobin of CNN and The New Yorker, a Harvard classmate, has said: "I’m not surprised to see him emerge as the moral conscience of our generation of journalists. I am surprised to see him as the Indiana Jones of our generation of journalists.”

24 posted on 09/19/2010 6:19:52 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sorry too. I’m sorry Charlemagne, Pope Urban, all the Crusaders, Vlad Dracul, Ian Sobieski, etc were not more successful in extirpating these scum from the earth.


25 posted on 09/19/2010 6:20:21 PM PDT by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I hereby apologize to Muslims for the wave of bigotry and simple nuttiness that has lately been directed at you.

Mega Barf is right!

26 posted on 09/19/2010 6:20:21 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: rbg81
No kidding. Really? WTF. These folks need help!
27 posted on 09/19/2010 6:20:24 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mr. Kristof, let me make myself very clear, but I know you won't get it...

Good luck to you!

28 posted on 09/19/2010 6:20:32 PM PDT by PROCON (Independence Day + 77, Let's See How Long It Lasts!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kristof, what a moronic dhimmi scumbag

This is what a Rhodes Scholarship and a Pulitzer Prize means for the 21st century

Hey Kristof, if you really want to grovel try fellating Ahmawhackjob in the lobby of the UN building — I’m sure that your solicitude for “Muslim feelings” will be even more appreciated that way


29 posted on 09/19/2010 6:21:14 PM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

30 posted on 09/19/2010 6:22:24 PM PDT by South40 (Filled with hatred for those that disagree, democrats are the most intolerant bigots on earth)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is the same guy who concluded that despite 45 million murders, Chairman Mao wasn't all bad.
31 posted on 09/19/2010 6:22:30 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kristof There are no good Muslims wake up you pandering fool and jackazz!


32 posted on 09/19/2010 6:22:41 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Moderate/ extreme matters not “its the religion stupid!” Islam is all about oppression death destruction torture fear evil. It seeks tyo destroy civilization. Failure to understand that will result in millions of deaths of innocent people..


33 posted on 09/19/2010 6:23:23 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: drierice

The only mopderate Muslim is a dead Muslim.


34 posted on 09/19/2010 6:23:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The greatest anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-individual, anti-life collective in the history of civilization.

Fislam and the barac it rode in on.


35 posted on 09/19/2010 6:24:11 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: darkwing104

“Dear Nicholas...I don’t care about Muslim sensitivities.”

For sure. In fact, the more I can offend them, the happier I am.


36 posted on 09/19/2010 6:26:44 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great OP-ED, Nicky!

Now put on this parachute and we’ll drop you into Waziristan to deliver it personally.


37 posted on 09/19/2010 6:28:14 PM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Oh, please. I've been hearing this BULLSH!T for years. And Muslims are still too passive. Still too quiet. Still too willing to let terrorists define their beliefs.

Hey, Islam: your silence is deafening.

The biggest cowards on earth are Muslims who live quiet lives.

38 posted on 09/19/2010 6:29:13 PM PDT by LiberConservative (The biggest cowards on earth are Muslims who live quiet lives.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hey Kristof, I don't care what muslims think. I only care about what they do.

Today is football. Don't care what muslims think. Tomorrow is MNF, I don't care what muslims think. Tuesday is not football, and if muslims don't kill anyone, then I don't care what muslims think.

Now if Wednesday comes and muslims kill someone, well then muslims better care what I think. Why...?

5.56mm

39 posted on 09/19/2010 6:30:26 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: rrrod

We need these “smart” moral high ground people to produce a piss Mohammad like the piss Christ they loved so much at the NYT. These people always do whatever they can to hurt the feelings of Americans and impose harm on them as best they can. Their latest tools are Satanists, Homosexuals and Muslims. We never make them pay for what they do and that is why they never stop. They just get more disrespectful, uglier and lower with each passing year.


40 posted on 09/19/2010 6:30:46 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: PGalt; All

And in American jails, muslims are provided special diets as well as scheduled meal times to accomodate their stupid ramadan month. They are given access to the common areas to grovel toward Mecca on their dirty little rugs. And their moron islamic leaders come in every Friday. This country has lost its mind.


41 posted on 09/19/2010 6:33:02 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Muslim:

I apologize that you are trapped in a 21st Century world armed only with a Seventh Century faith.

I apologize that your faith is so divided among its sects and schools of philosophy that you have no authoritative voice to express whether or not you support terrorism in the name of Islam.

I apologize that your faith is so insecure in its tenets that it cannot stand to allow others to practice their faiths in your midst.

I apologize that you know nothing about the real relationship between men and women who bond for life and who respect each other as different but equal in the eyes of God.

I apologize that you believe your God is so ineffectual that he has to be defended by deadly violence by you.

I apologize that whatever scientific, cultural and artistic advances you claim have obviously been lost on your current generation. I apologize when you are forced to admit that many of those claimed advances were really made by infidels temporarily under your control at the time.

I apologize that people along the borders of your hegemony are knowledable enough about Islam to resist your push into their homelands.

I apologize that your leaders have rested your futures and fortunes on the inconsistent pillars of oil-driven economies and tribal religion and loyalties so that your homelands are about to implode. I apologize that your homelands don’t care enough about their people to ensure a future which doesn’t hypocritically rely on slave labor and Western technology.

I apologize that your young men and women see a brighter future for themselves dead than alive.

I apologize that your leaders have trapped themselves into supporting the Palestinians in their vain quest to dislodge Israel so that you cannot benefit from the blessings of having a democracy and working economy in your midst to help you see the possibilities open to you.

Most of all, I apologize for believing in a kind and forgiving God who wants all His children to come unto Him and will bless them equally with all the other children of Abraham.


42 posted on 09/19/2010 6:33:45 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Perhaps as an idiot Mr. Kristof could also apologize for all idiots everywhere too!


43 posted on 09/19/2010 6:34:09 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: onyx

They are scared....
We are not!


44 posted on 09/19/2010 6:34:56 PM PDT by mojo114 (On to November.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When I saw that opening line, I thought it was going to be satire. Then I considered the venue, and the writer’s name, and I reconsidered.

That’s OK, Kristoff. Go on, apologize. Get down on your knees. It’ll make it easier for the Muzzies to cut your head off.


45 posted on 09/19/2010 6:36:01 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: PROCON

BRAVO!


46 posted on 09/19/2010 6:36:19 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Muslims White Male Christians are one of the last minorities in the United States that it is still possible to demean openly
47 posted on 09/19/2010 6:37:00 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial President. EVER.)
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To: mojo114
You're right. This blubbering fool is a quivering idiot.
48 posted on 09/19/2010 6:43:06 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So now we have a concerted effort to create another ‘victims’ class made up of Muslims.
Our society further declines.


49 posted on 09/19/2010 6:43:49 PM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: ZULU
I’m sorry too. I’m sorry Charlemagne, Pope Urban, all the Crusaders, Vlad Dracul, Ian Sobieski, etc were not more successful in extirpating these scum from the earth.


"Waddaya mean, 'etc'? I'm Genghis Freak'n Khan, M****-F***er, and I made pyramids of their skulls. PYRAMIDS, fer Buddhas Sake! And I came all the way from China to do it. You know how damn far it is from China to the Middle East? Do you!?"

50 posted on 09/19/2010 6:44:18 PM PDT by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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