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ISLAM: US is reacting with political correctness

Letter by Robert Humphries, Puyallup on Sep. 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm with 19 Comments »
September 17, 2012 3:26 pm

The recent attack on an airbase in Afghanistan has a subplot that mirrors the ongoing issue of Muslims rioting over a video that depicts the Prophet Muhammad in a bad light: inconsistent political correctness.

The politically correct point of view wants to emphasize how terrible it is that anyone would film a parody of Muhammad rather than ask why Muslims riot and kill all over a very poor imitation of the movie “Life of Brian.” They are demanding that the U.S. government curtail freedom of speech here in America. Even the Pentagon top brass has reached out to an evangelical preacher, asking him not to endorse this video.

On the heels of Prince Harry’s antics in Las Vegas, why didn’t the Pentagon raise some objection to the publicity issued out of the House of Windsor about the deployment of the prince to this very same base that was attacked?

Seems to me this publicity only put our troops stationed there in more danger and, as it turned out, we lost four Marines and more than $200 million in aircraft. I would trade a dozen HRHs for one U.S. service member.

 

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  1. charliebucket says:

    Asking for US citizens to be respectful of other religions is not political correctness, it is called decency. We can’t control extremists that commit heinous acts but we can control our own behavior and act like decent human beings.

    sheesh.

  2. SandHills says:

    Charlie, as long as it is understood that lack of decency, or respect for a religion, or any religion is not ever, ever, a reason to kill.

    Sheesh…..

  3. Life of Brian was a brilliant parody on organized religion. It was a comedy. It was not at all disrespectful to the Biblical version of the life of Jesus.

    To make the comparison to the Innocence of Muslims is bizarre.

  4. aislander says:

    I’m pretty certain that charliebucket, et al, celebrated the freedom of speech of Andres Serrano and his ilk, so this ISN’T about “acting like decent human beings” toward religions.

    It IS about deferring to Islam in ways that we don’t toward peaceful religions…

  5. Nothing quite like reaching back a full quarter of a century to try to find equivalence….

    Attempting to link this to Serrano’s 1987 work demonstrates that “your ilk” don’t understand, or wants to attempt to understand, what his work was about. He wrote an artist statement that accompanied the work – I suggest you read it lest you continue to represent yourself as an ignorant, superstitious fool who refuses to avail himself of information that is readily available.

  6. btw – an angry mob of fundamentalists destroyed Serrano’s piece when they stormed a gallery armed with hammers and then slashed the print.

  7. aislander says:

    So…if the hack who made that video had issued an “artist’s statement,” the moslem world would be all sweetness and light?

    Get outta here, yuh knucklehead…

    (As if the Serrano “work” is the only example of an insult to Christianity…)

  8. averageJose says:

    Well stated aislander.

    How about the Corpus Christi (play)?

  9. averageJose says:

    Nothing quite like reaching back a full quarter of a century to try to find equivalence….

    You are such a k_ard bB. Remember that next time you “reach back” fully several hundred years and invoke the Christian Inquisition.
    You are such a consistent hypocrite

  10. aislander says:

    “… to try to find equivalence….”

    THAT’S where the hypocrisy lies. We shouldn’t be talking about perceived insults to religions but the reactions to those insults.

    beerBoy attempts to liken a few yahoos destroying a piece of…er…art with WORLDWIDE riots with accompanying deaths (btw, would YOU call those deaths “collateral damage,” beers?), and thereby likens Christianity to Islam.

    They are not equivalent…

  11. aislander, I spent an entire thread trying to get bBoy to recognize that we are talking about REACTIONS, but he seems determined to take this birdwalk no matter what.

    A group of “fundamentalists” storming an art gallery is hardly the same as what is happening in No. Africa. As per that other thread, I urge you again bB to examine what real Christian fundamentalism rather than recklessly toss the word around.

    Since when do a couple of half-baked video producers represent all of America.

    This is PC on steroids and it’s absurd.

  12. aislander says:

    beerBoy IS enamored of Islam.

    I think it is the mirror image of his antipathy toward another major religion…

  13. averageJose says:

    LMAO!

    The useful islam apologist idiot keeps digging his hole deeper.

  14. The local Islamophobes gang up to defend their ChristoFundiefascist brethren’s violent, censurous behavior by claiming because it isn’t so bad to riot, storm a building and destroy a piece of art.

    One attempt is to deflect, obfuscate and counter-accuse. I will not defend myself against your absurd accusations of being supportive of any religion. Nor will I recognize your bizarre insistence that Islam = Terrorist. The militia that attacked the Libyan consulate are vile and should be hunted down and killed like dogs in the street. That does not equate to Islam nor to Libya.

    I don’t equate all fundamentalists with the vile scum in France who used violence to suppress freedom of expression 25 years ago. It is too bad you don’t seem to offer the followers of Islam the same understanding.

  15. “The local Islamophobes gang up to defend their ChristoFundiefascist brethren’s violent, censurous behavior by claiming because it isn’t so bad to riot, storm a building and destroy a piece of art…”

    Calm down bBoy, no one said this that I can find anywhere on any of these threads. You clearly have a blind spot on this subject. Let’s see how clear I can be…abortion-clinic bombers should be caught, tried and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Serrano, et. al should be free to paint anything they want without fear of violence, and those who react violently should be prosecuted. The Klan stunk; skinheads are bad news.

    Now step back and look at the bigger picture. What proportion of our society supports or lends a blessing to any of these things? What was America’s reaction to the evildoers who destroyed the fed bldg in Oklahoma City. Comparitively speaking, what do you see happening in the Middle East? Just a handful of violent thugs hell-bent on the destruction of all things western? Is that what you see?

  16. aislander says:

    That–apparently–stung.

  17. averageJose says:

    Yathink?

  18. averageJose says:

    The islamists are comitting atrocities right now bB… and we speak.

  19. “What was America’s reaction to the evildoers who destroyed the fed bldg in Oklahoma City.”

    Ann Coulter said it should have been the New York Times.

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