Saturday, September 1, 2012

Alleged US Spy Crucified in Yemen (Update)

Mike L.

Victim was accused of directing US drones targeting terrorists

An Al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Yemen crucified an alleged US spy, and posted a video of the crucifixion on YouTube, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) said on Wednesday...

The victim was crucified on an electric pylon in south Yemen’s Abyan province.

A sign above the man’s head showed the flag of the Al-Qaeda-linked group and text from verse 5:33 of the Koran: “The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off from opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.”

So the guy was not just crucified, but he was crucified in the name of Allah.

Yet the progressive politically correct crowd would have us believe that all cultures, and all peoples the world over, are essentially the same and that criticism of another culture, as Romney found out, brings the incessant chanting of "racism! racism!"

Of course, this is yet another double standard that they hold Israel to because Israel's critics are constantly castigating Israeli culture. If some Jewish Israeli kids beat the crap out of an Arab Israeli kid they take it to mean that Israeli (Jewish) culture is racist and demeaned. It is thus fine and dandy to drag Israeli-Jewish culture through the mud, but one must never breath a word about Arab or Muslim cultures because that would be "racist" and "Islamophobic."

This despite the fact that criticizing culture is not the same as criticizing "race."  Race, although an outmoded notion, represents something essential, unalterable, and biologically constituted. Cultures on the other hand are malleable and constantly shifting.

And, no, they are not all the same.

They crucified the poor bastard, for G-d's sake.


I post this with some reluctance, but here is a video of the alleged US spy crucified. If you go to the link above you will see that the image on the Times of Israel website is identical to what we see below.

And, excuse me, I am supposed to believe that American Evangelicals are as much of a problem as genocidal Jihadis? Anyone who believes this just has no sense of proportion... or perhaps just no common sense, period... or just no sense of basic human decency, I think.


  1. Crucifixion in the 21st Century? Say it ain't so, Joe. But then, why deny it? Just read about two kids beheaded in Pakistan. The boy was also skinned. If I don't like the kind of people who do such stuff I am not racist....I am human.

    1. The ironic thing is that many in the multi-culti crowd take criticism of radical Islam to be criticism of Muslims, in general.

      I use to see this on dkos alla time.

      Someone would be criticizing Hamas and the next thing you know he is be accused of harboring racism toward Muslims or toward Palestinians. Well, excuse me, but isn't conflating all Muslims, or all Palestinians, with a vicious terrorist group like Hamas, racism in itself?

      I maintain that the progressive movement is a deeply racist political movement because it treats people of color like little children who have no real responsibility for their own behavior.

      And, yet, progressives fling around charges of racism like it was confetti.

    2. Those dKos types represent humanitarian racism at its 'finest,' Mike. At the very least, I'm glad I no longer have to associate with them.

  2. Not to mention the beheading of a 12 and 6 year old in Afghanistan. This follows the shooting or beheading of 17 young revelers attending a party.

    I care much more about the Christians who act to destroy Israel now than the evangelicals who are waiting for the messiah.

    1. Sometimes I think of it, School, as circles of hatred that emanate outward from Jerusalem. The closest circles, which include Hamas and Hez and the PLO, advocate the genocide of the Jews in very straightforward language.

      A widening circle from their would include the Arab countries around Israel who are less inclined to violence against Israel, but support it, call for it, and only occasionally indulge in it.

      Beyond that circle you have the international left and the UN. These are people who claim to be opposed to violence, yet who perpetually denigrate and demonize the Jewish state of Israel, thus justifying violence.

      And beyond that it just sort-of dissipates out. It is somewhere in that final circle that we find the BDS movement within the liberal "high" churches.

      The Evangelicals, of course, are nowhere to be found within the circles of hatred toward Israel, for the simple reason that they are friendly toward that country.

      This may be pretty obvious stuff to me and you, but why is it so hard for so many smart Jewish "progressives" to grasp the obvious?

      I keep coming back to some nexus between ideology and social pressure as a way of inhibiting perception as an answer.

      Something quite like that.