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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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KEYWORDS: 911; danielpearl; deathcult; dhimmitude; heachoppers; islam; muslim; nickberg; pedophileprophet
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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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To: Steve Van Doorn
In other words if 2% are fighting at least 40% are financially or directly supporting them at the very least.

And 99.9% of the rest are sympathetic to their cause.

Message to Muslims.. Don't push it.

51 posted on 09/19/2010 6:52:33 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Moderate Muslims?????


52 posted on 09/19/2010 6:55:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is one born every second, and they are getting worse.


53 posted on 09/19/2010 6:56:56 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is being castrated a requirement to work in the MSM in general or just at the NY Times?


54 posted on 09/19/2010 7:12:13 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Vinnie
Actually that number varies depending on the country:
After the first polls were taken the Islamic countries changed the rules for the pollsters. Every government except Nigeria now tells the pollsters who they can poll. The governments give the pollsters the list who they can poll.

http://pewglobal.org/database/?indicator=20&mode=table

55 posted on 09/19/2010 7:19:29 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Vinnie
For example in Indonesia they have around 59% say they have confidence in Osama bin Laden and 15% in Turkey. Gaza has 72%.

Remember not all Muslims are devout to their religion. That is why not all Muslims are evil.

56 posted on 09/19/2010 7:29:59 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No apologies to Islam. There no such thing as a moderate Muslim. For over 400 years, under Ottoman enslavement, Greek parents who were accused of teaching their children about Christianity, had their tongues cut out. And we are supposed to tell them we are sorry?...The NYT needs to be put out of business. If people didn’t buy that rag for the grocery store coupons they would have been gone a long time ago. Same thing for the Washington Post, the Boston Globe and the rest of the government owned and operated Pravda papers. They have some sick individuals schilling for the anti-Christian administration.


57 posted on 09/19/2010 7:36:17 PM PDT by Chuck N
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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.

Not quite, Mr. Kristoff. The MSM has bent over backwards to make all Muslims out to be misunderstood lovers of liberty. It is Christians who are continually dragged through the mud in the MSM, and this has been shown quite clearly in the coverage the last couple of weeks about the mosque on the edges of Ground Zero.

58 posted on 09/19/2010 7:39:50 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Now apologize to the peace-loving Nazis who were so terribly treated because of their violent brethren.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

59 posted on 09/19/2010 8:20:23 PM PDT by The Comedian
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I apologize that I think idiots like mr Kristof should be treated like collaborators and dragged out and shot,if we have a major terrorist attack in the west.

This is not just treason and collaboration with islam against the US.Its treason and collaboration with those who wish to destroy human civilization

60 posted on 09/19/2010 9:16:15 PM PDT by Charlespg
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