1. Earlier the article by Greenfield was posted about the attempt to destroy the influence and image of Eastwood’s movie, American Sniper. After having read that, this makes an interesting read.
2. The most recent decent Maher clip where he shows that he seems to have figured it out and more importantly, is willing to speak about it.
I find this clip interesting because I think both of them are wrong on some subtle points. The guest of course is trying to use the wedge strategy (50 seconds he tips his hand on that) which appears to be the province of the media and government elite who are trying to drive a wedge between the pointy end of the spear and the handle, or less allegorically, the jihadis and the water carriers. (At about 1:40 he nearly literally explains that this is what he is doing) There are a number of points where he was wrong as well as using fallacious logic but his misdirections seemed to be to the purpose of driving that wedge in.
Besides the fact that lying to achieve your goals is ethically problematic, the main problem not only is that it doesn’t work but lying to teenage, culturally-muslim boys about their religion in a tissue paper thin way only to have them discover they are being lied to by media and government is likely a large factor in their decisions to go full on jihadi. After all, what would generate more hate? Telling the truth about a history you don’t have to be connected to, or claiming you, your family and your history are something they obviously are not.
The speaker at 2:00 also omits the most important bullet point and that is that the actions of the jihadis can be justified and even shown to be compulsory by all islamic scripture and history as well as the example of the pirate mohamed.
3. Iraq: ‘Islamic State’ Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Orders Female Genital Mutilation of Two Million Girls
UPDATE THIS STORY IS NOT NEW AND NEEDS PERSPECTIVE
(Just to be clear on this, as I find this headline to be so stunning that no matter how often I read it, I have a tough time absorbing the horror of it. THE LEADER OF THE ISLAMIC STATE HAS ORDERED THAT TWO MILLION GIRLS HAVE THEIR GENITALS ‘SURGICALLY’ MUTILATED)
The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has asked all families around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to circumcise their daughters or face severe punishment.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-declared Islamic State, has ordered the female genital mutilation of two million Iraqi girls to “distance them from debauchery and immorality”.
The “fatwa” issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters would potentially affect four million women and girls, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Jacqueline Badcock told reporters in Geneva by video from Irbil.
“This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed,” she said.
Speaking to BasNews, a spokesman for Mosul police, Ahmed Obaydi, said: “Baghdadi’s decision to have all women circumcised is, as he claims, to prevent immorality and promote Islamic attitudes among Muslims. The decision was made by Baghdadi as a ‘gift’ for people in Mosul.”
The decision has, however, sparked outrage by human rights organisations, who said that genital cutting exposes women to an increased risk of disease.
(I guess women over 30 have their own genitals ‘grandfathered’ in by the new law)
Thank you M., GoV., UK Pete, Buck, Richard and all. More to come but I think three is enough for this post.
Imagine if you picked up the paper one day and it announced that they were going to castrate every male in the country and that if you didn’t comply they would saw off your head. When they catch Mr. Baghdadi, before they hang him, they should cut off his balls out of simple sweet vengeance for this unthinkable edict he is imposing.
Go a step further and to force him to cut off his own balls.
Chew them off with his own teeth.
I see you and raise you 2.
Howard Dean appears to be exactly as stupid as John Kerry and Joe Biden. It’s as if they were all manufactured in the same brainless-Democrat-elite factory. What can you say in the face of a thinking process that is so flawed? Would it kill the idiot to pick up a copy of the Quran and read a few pages? Would it kill him? Such willful ignorance is beyond me…
They were all educated in the leftist dominated Universities and are incapable of original thought.
I wonder if our universities are permanently damaged.
Yes and no, they can be saved but only by purging almost all of the teaching staff and administrators, this may happen in the coming decades as the war of survival getts larger and bloodier.
WH Official Statement: Islam One of the World’s Great Religions
On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough all but officially removed the term “radical” from the Obama administration’s vocabulary when used in conjunction with Islam, in deference to declaring Islam “one of the world’s great religions.”
I think I’d had my fill of WH spokespeople.
No kidding. They are precisely what George Orwell had in mind when he created “The Ministry of Truth”. Every lying word they utter has been so carefully lawyer-approved to cover their lying asses…
BBC – Fox News ‘Muslim Birmingham’ claim prompts faith rally
1/ ‘Victims,’ BBC-speak for enemy combatants killed in a war.
Yes, I picked up on that too…
From BBC article:
“But it has caused controversy. Some have hailed its portrayal of Kyle as a war hero, but others have criticised it for glorifying violence and for Kyle’s attitude towards his victims.”
They make him sound like Count Dracula. I don’t remember them lamenting Audie Murphy”s “victims”. Isn’t propaganda a wonderful thing?
It’s a good film, but I noticed that many of my responses – emotional, intellectual, even aesthetic – were not so much to the film itself as to the state of the culture it stands out against like some small decent gesture in the arena at the end of a long day feeding Christians to the lions. Aesthetic because inevitably the movie in one sense is a reply to the endless, often highly produced IS videos we’ve been sickened by since the summer. But even those are not as revolting as propaganda like this from the treasonous BBC.
To put it bluntly, it felt good to see a .300 magnum Winchester round enter a Jihadis head. They are savages and I’m sick of seeing them get away with their horrible crimes against humanity. They need to be hated and they need to be killed. No matter what Jesus may have said, it makes no sense to just keep turning the other cheek when dealing with a truly lethal enemy. As for the BBC, they are all Marxists and as such have never seen an enemy they didn’t want to aid and abet…
Yes it was basically the same movie as The Hurt Locker but without the moral ambiguity. That is what the Frankfurt School left hated. They all hate moral clarity.
The left isn’t satisfied until they see the character in a war movie Alan Alda-ing around the battlefield, overwhelmed by his own guilt at the madness of war and the hypocrisy of his own leaders. They want him to be constantly obsessing on how the person they’re killing has a wife and children, could have been his best friend under different circumstances, and loves his cat. Interestingly, that is exactly how the enemy wants them to feel…
I had the same thought, no one objected when they made the movie about the Murph, his total kills were more then Kyles but were not he result of sniping.
I recall Dennis Prager’s comment about CAIR on his daily radio show: An organization with as many members as a large Hadassah Mah Jong (card) game says it speaks for all Muslims.
I don’t understand.
3/ The story is from July 2014. It was questioned at the time whether the order came from Baghdadi. This article also from July 2014 from Stop FGM Middle East says the fatwa was issued in 2013 in Aleppo, but that such a directive would not be out of keeping with Baghdadi’s or IS’s M.O.