Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Humanitarian Racists Defame Muslims

Mike L.

The ever controversial Pamela Geller is gaining headlines concerning a pro-Israel, anti-Jihadi advertisement that will soon run on the New York City subway system.


In the Jerusalem Post we read:

Islamophobic advertisements sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) are expected to appear next week at 10 New York subway stations after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority lost a federal court ruling to stop them, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The irony, of course, is that while the advertisement is not the least bit "Islamophobic" calling it "Islamophobic" is, in fact, highly bigoted toward the Muslim people.

The advertisement reads as follows:

In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.

And just who is it that is defined as "savage"? Jihadis, that's who. You know, the same people who just slaughtered four American diplomats in Libya. Geller is absolutely correct. Jihadis are savages. They are people who are willing to use extreme violence in order to promote the Sharia, the genocide of the Jews, the murder of Gay people, and the oppression of women.

Sounds pretty savage to me.

You know who the ad does not refer to?


It is the people who insist that the advertisement is "Islamophobic" who are conflating savage Jihadis with ordinary Muslims.  And that, my friends, truly is racism.  When they claim that this advertisement is "Islamophobic" the clear implication is that Muslims, in general, are Jihadis.  They aren't.

In this instance it is not Geller who is being racist, but those who object to the advertisement on grounds of racism who are being racist.

The irony is delicious... and just sooo typical.


  1. I used to see this kind of thing on dkos all the time. Someone like Keith Moon (G-d bless him) would write a piece condemning Hamas and the next thing we know people are screaming at him that he's a racist... as if Hamas represented all Palestinians.

  2. The irony is sad to me, and prevalent.

    It's similar to those who defend human rights, then support coercive means to instill their theories, while lecturing about what democracy is.

  3. "Moderate" Fatah names summer camp after jihad terrorist who murdered 37 Israeli civilians in bus attack

    Emphasizing how much it wants peace, "moderate" Palestinian Authority rebroadcasts shows teaching children to hate Jews and Christians

    "Moderate" "Palestinian" "Authority" TV features EU-funded show saying jihad/martyrdom bombers "are the greatest role models for us"

    Moderate Palestinian Authority TV: Jews and Christians are "inferior and smaller, more cowardly and despised"

    Moderate Palestinian Authority TV: All of Israel is "occupied" land

    "Moderate" Palestinian Authority TV: Palestinian children created to fertilize the land with their blood

    PA's highest religious authority at "moderate" Fatah event: Muslims' destiny is to kill Jews

    Palestinian Authority TV airs show praising attackers who killed five members of Jewish family as "heroes"

    "Moderate" Palestinian Authority TV glorifies violence: "Oh AK-47, make sounds of joy"

    Palestinian Authority chooses mother of four jailed jihadist murderers to launch statehood campaign

    Palestinian Authority teaches kindergarten children to love death for Allah

    "Palestine is big" -- Palestinian Authority TV says it includes all of Israel

    PA TV broadcasts song calling for Jihad against Israel: "Draw your sword, let it not return"

    "Moderate" Palestinian Authority TV host to children: Jews are "our enemies"

    Hat tip to Robert Spencer:

    Palestinians enraged that Romney told truth about their lack of interest in peace, call him "ignorant" and "prejudiced"

    And again, the facts of the history and current reality of the situation:

  4. Trouble is that many Muslims themselves, including Erdogan of Turkey
    claim there is no "moderate Islam" only Islam.

    "Speaking at Kanal D TV’s Arena program, PM Erdogan commented on the term “moderate Islam”, often used in the West to describe AKP and said, ‘These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”

    So Islam is what it is and Jihadist savages are simple Islamic.

    1. This is the essence of the dispute, although it is strictly a conversation taking place within venues not defined by the progressive-left, who remain silent on the Jihad, period.

      Is the problem with "radical Islam" or with Islam?

      Whatever the case, the truth is that most actual Muslims are simply not involved in Jihadi activity and want what everybody else wants, i.e., to lead a happy life, to work a decent job, and to raise healthy kids.

      BUT there is still that significant percentage of them, particularly in the Middle East, but also in Europe, and to greater and lesser extents elsewhere, who favor the Jihad.

      And no matter what their actual numbers, they still outnumber us by a long shot.

      I just wish that they would stop throwing rocks at people or chopping the heads off of 3 month old baby girls.

    2. It is hard to know if most actual Muslims seek what you say.

      There is still the worldview that is oriented by believers and non-believers, and that the latter, along with women, are inferior. Muslims are still confronted with Ijtihad.

      Many among these numbers are illiterate and look to sectarian authority for guidance in how best to pursue Islam.

      My last blog post dealt with the philosophy of Islam as compared to the West when it comes to world view.

  5. "Is the problem with "radical Islam" or with Islam?"

    I'm going with Islam generally. There's not much if anything about the religion I personally find appealing from my Western perspective. Individual Muslims however behave in different ways in different environments just like all religious types.

    1. It is clear that some Islamic primary sources are genocidal toward Jews.

      It could not be more obvious.

  6. In addition to what you said, Mike, and perhaps I'm missing something... but, why is this message even 'controversial' in the first place?

    Are we supposed to not defeat Jihad? Are we supposed to pretend that there aren't Jihad-waging organizations out there which have declared war on us? Are we supposed to join hands with Jihad and the Jihadis? Are we supposed to maybe play for an overtime tie with the Jihad, so we don't hurt anybody's feelings, and everyone comes away with a trophy just like Little League?

    Somebody help me understand, please. I'm pretty sure I'm missing something here? I mean, if they're gonna allow advertising in the first place, I can think a hundred messages potentially more controversial than 'defeat Jihad.'

    1. It seems to me that a large segment of progressives (pretending to be liberals) not only refuses to even acknowledge the Jihad but they smear as "racists" anyone who will.

      This means that as the bombs continue to drop on S'derot and Ashkelon, and as American diplomats are murdered and dragged through the streets, we are supposed to either use such things to beat up on Israel or the US or to simply remain silent.

      It's a friggin' disgrace, if you ask me.

    2. Yeah, I guess that's always what it comes down to in cases like this. 'Disgraceful' even seems too kind a way to put it, if you ask me...

  7. Leftists everywhere are saying we essentially deserve it; one place had a post where the person said if the film is free speech then the "protests," were also free speech since except for Libya, the "protests," were generally not violent. Funny how violent gets defined by some. And of course these nitwits are convinced there are dark forces of the right behind all this, looking to get Romney elected and Bibi's war with Iran (the innocent nation who never attacked anyone) started.

    1. This reminds me a little of the heathlander's claim that the second intifada (terror war) was non-violent.

      When reminded that over a thousand Israelis were killed, he claimed that any violence that occurred was not part of the intifada!

      What an insidious scum.

      I guess the real intifada took place when people were walking home after throwing the molotov cocktails.

    2. I don't feel like looking for the link now, but I remember a dKosser once claimed in total seriousness that there are rallies every day across the US, with Americans chanting "Death to Iran!"...

      Needless to say, that was officially one of my favorite "holy shit these people truly are fucking crazy" comments, Doodad.

    3. Wow. Never saw that one Jay. Kooks. As for Heathlander well, he was something else. Wonder what color the sky is in his universe?