While I'm over here bashing Keith Ellison for his stupid book, the kangaroos are gathering the first meeting of the House of Unchristian Activities Committee, and that's more important. This meeting could have been something good, but it's headed up by Steve King (R-Agribusiness), a lying sack of shit who sees terrorists everywhere, because he's one himself, see.
“If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.”
Salon interviewed him:
Now, King's standard of good versus bad terrorism seems to have a lot to do with whether King supports the cause in question, but has also specified some characteristics of acceptable terrorism. Here's what he told the Times:
Of comparisons between the terrorism of the I.R.A. and that of Al Qaeda and its affiliates, Mr. King said: “I understand why people who are misinformed might see a parallel. The fact is, the I.R.A. never attacked the United States.”
Of course, neither has the Taliban. The IRA killed Americans in Ireland, and the Taliban kills them in Afghanistan, but hey—brown people. King, he's a Rich White Male Catlick, who loves his country so much that for the first time in American history citizens are being hauled in and questioned about their religious beliefs.
One of the people questioned was our pal Keith Ellison. He did a hella good job too, so props. Now I can hear all the haters screaming WHAT ABOUT YOUR LAST POST TALKING SHIT ABOUT THIS GUY, you fucking hypocrite? OK.
Ellison is deluded about the koran, he thinks it's milk and cookies, and that's stupid. He was stupid for getting on TV and saying stupid shit to defend that stupid book. News Flas: doing one stupid thing does not mean that you spend your days pooping yourself and drooling and everything you ever do is stupid. Sometimes I do stupid things. So do you. That's human.
It doesn't matter much if you're stupid. What counts is HOW you're stupid. Lucky for us, most religious people are stupid in a way that lets them read “KILL AND DESTROY EVERYTHING” and think it means “SPREAD LOVE AND SMILES”. I'll never understand how they do that, but I'm damn glad they do. It's fun to laugh at their dumbness, until they start BELIEVING that shit, then it gets serious.
If muslims really wanted to improve their image, they'd STFU about mohammed and his scribbles, and talk like Ellison did at the hearing. He told the story of Mohammed Salman Hamdani, an EMT who shagged his muslim ass back into the WTC to rescue his fellow Americans. Is he our enemy, Peter King? Remember who spotted the Times Square Bomber? A Couple of Muslim guys. Remember this guy?
These guys might have some stupid ideas, but that doesn't make them the enemy. Fanatics like Bin Laden, and Scott Roeder, and Marc Lepine, and Shawna Ford, they're the enemy.