Tuesday, August 21, 2012

This Isn't Real

Mike L.

In order to maintain our credentials as good "liberals" or good "progressives" we must learn to understand that reality is only meaningful to the extent that it reflects our political inclinations. In the clip above we have a Hamas official, Ahmad Bahr, screaming for Jewish blood.

He says this:

If the enemy sets foot on a single square inch of Islamic land, Jihad becomes an individual duty, incumbent on every Muslim, male or female. A woman may set out [on Jihad] without her husband's permission, and a servant without his master's permission. Why? In order to annihilate those Jews.
Oh Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, destroy the Americans and their supporters. Oh Allah, count them one by one, and kill them all, without leaving a single one.

The truth, of course, is that he said no such thing. Bahr was merely giving some instruction on the importance of goat's milk to the nutritional needs of children and anyone who claims otherwise is a liar and, even worse, a conservative.

It is important to recognize that when leaders throughout the Muslim Middle East call for the genocide of the Jews that we should either ignore it entirely or interpret it in the correct fashion. For example, when he says "kill them all" what he really means is "give them a cookie and pat them on the head."

Just ask Juan Cole.

If you disagree with this assessment you are clearly a "racist" and an "Islamophobe."

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