Monday, April 27, 2015

The Logic of PC MC

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Yes, there is a logic to PC MC (after all, there can be a logic to various forms of madness...).

Ostensibly, it is predicated on one major factor:

1) Most Muslims Just Wanna Have a Sandwich.

And secondly,

2) We don’t want to “paint with a broad brush” and generalize from the Tiny Minority of Extremists to the vast majority of innocent Muslims around the world.

We see, therefore, a lurking assumption:

3) There is no substantial connection between the Muslims who ostensibly are harmless, and the Muslims actually perpetrating extremist acts.

#3 and #2 are considerably strengthened by a perception that the vast majority of Muslims are a collection of Ethnic Peoples, thus pushing the enormously powerful additional buttons of White Guilt and Respect for Diversity in order to Avoid Being Racist.

Thus,

4) When anti-Islam analysts and pundits make statements or arguments that threaten #2, the PC MC person is psychologically prompted to go on the defensive. His defensiveness in his mind is immediately transferred to the noble and lofty (and self-righteous and ethically narcissistic) principle of defending the rights and dignity of untold millions of innocent Ethnic People.

Once we see that this is what is really going on, it no longer is a baffling mystery why the PC MCs so doggedly maintain their otherwise irrational position, and why there are so many PC MCs throughout the West -- indeed, as a dominant and mainstream sociocultural fact. And there’s no need to reach for a conspiracy theory about that Dastardly Leftist Cabal of Nefarious Elites to explain this sociopolitically broad and comprehensive Problem of the Problem (the primary Problem being Islam; the Problem of it being the continuing Western myopia to it).

Monday, April 20, 2015

Well, it's been another quiet week in Lake Mobegone...

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I haven't revisited this little series of mine in about a year, as other things and essays intervened in the meanwhile (also, the construction of these pieces, using cut-&-paste from the Jihad Watch site, proved to be tediously cumbersome, due in great part to the bells and whistles of that site).

I first thought of the idea after I wrote a cheeky satire of Garrison Keillor's "News from Lake Wobegone" back in December of 2011 -- and shortly thereafter, when it occurred to me one day (more consciously than heretofore) that the mere, sheer effect on a person of being presented the horrible mountain -- or at least one small, bloody, jagged peak -- of the data which the Muslim world churns out on a daily, weekly basis would, or could, be useful.

At any rate, I now offer this latest installment of my series as one hopefully novel and palatable way to get the horrible point across, with a tip of the hat to Garrison Keillor's "News from Lake Wobegone" -- where the pun "Mobegone" (the "Mo" of course, referring to the Prophet of Islam) plays upon the double meanings of "begone", as I explain in the footnote of my first installment.

Speaking of which, I remind the reader to take a look at my four previous installments, which I have  linked at the bottom of today's post, way down below the long, horrifying list I now, without further ado, present:


Jerusalem: Muslim who rammed car into Jews says “I sought to kill Jews”
Jerusalem Post, April 21, 2015

Somalia: Islamic jihad suicide bomber murders at least ten at Mogadishu restaurant
Reuters, April 21, 2015

South Carolina Syrian-American teen, Islamic State supporter, plotted to murder U.S. soldiers
Associated Press, April 21, 2015

Alabama Muslima who joined Islamic State exhorts Muslims: “Go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood…Kill them”
by Billy Hallowell, The Blaze, April 21, 2015

UK Muslim groomed friend to murder British soldiers
BBC, April 20, 2015
 
Turkish cops detain UK Muslim family thought to be headed for Islamic State
Reuters, April 20, 2015

Montreal Muslims had explosives, accused of trying to join jihad group
by Allan Woods, Toronto Star, April 20, 2015

San Diego: Muslims who tried to join Islamic State held without bail
FOX 5, April 20, 2015

UK cops arrest 14-year-old Muslim in connection with Australia State jihad plot
AFP, April 20, 2015

Muslims in Minneapolis, San Diego arrested in jihad terror probe
by Amy Forliti,
Associated Press, April 19, 2015

Egypt’s Mufti going to Europe to fight “radical Islam” by meeting with non-Muslims
by Menna Zaki,
Daily News Egypt, April 19, 2015
[What other religion has a major national representative of their faith making international trips to try to rectify an international problem of “radical” violence among its members?]

Pakistan: Muslim husband burns wife to death for visiting her sister without permission
AFP
, April 19, 2015

Islamic State: “You will not have safety even in your dreams, until you accept Islam”
More on this story: “‘You Will Not Have Safety Until You Accept Islam': ISIS Kills 30 Ethiopian ‘Followers of the Cross’”
by Heather Clark, Christian News

Bangladesh: Muslim mob attacks Christians, stabs priest during Easter Mass
by Sumon Corraya, Asia News

Pakistan: Muslims on motorcycles open fire on Christian school
by Samuel Smith,
Christian Post, April 17, 2015

Islamic State in Libya murders Ethiopian Christians
by Jane Onyanga-Omara, USA Today, April 19, 2015

Islamic State murders 33 (over 100 wounded) with jihad suicide bomb at bank in Afghanistan
by Lydia Willgress, MailOnline, April 18, 2015

Muslim male model from Australia dies fighting for Islamic State; Australia PM says Islamic State “not about religion”
by Jonathan Pearlman, Telegraph, April 16, 2015

Australia: Muslims plotted Islamic State-inspired jihad attack; Victoria Premier says they’re “not people of faith”
ABC.net.au, April 18, 2015

Australia: Muslims discussed killing Jews and Muhammad cartoonists
by Grant Taylor, The West Australian, April 18, 2015

Thousands of Iraqis flee as Islamic State makes gains in Sunni heartland
by Loveday Morris, Washington Post, April 17, 2015

Female genital mutilation persists in Indonesia
by Marie Dhumieres, GlobalPost, April 16, 2015

93% of Muslim women in Malaysia have suffered genital mutilation
by Gabrielle Paluch, Al Jazeera, April 2, 2015

“You must kill children without compassion” for the “path of Allah”
Asia News, April 16, 2015
[This is the testimony of a young Tajik, recruited in Moscow by the militia of the Islamic State (IS) to fight in Syria and who managed to escape.]

UK: Boney M singer’s brother, a convert to Islam, arrested for jihad terror offenses
by Justin Davenport and David Churchill, Express, April 16, 2015

Moderate Malaysia: Cops hunting for two men over Facebook insults to Islam
Bernama, April 17, 2015

Muslim refugees throw Christian refugees overboard during crossing from Libya to Italy
Associated Press, April 16, 2015

Ohio Muslim who waged jihad in Syria indicted: discussed attacking Texas military base and killing U.S. soldiers
by Adam Goldman, Washington Post, April 16, 2015

Muslim ex-rapper from Germany threatens Charlie Hebdo-style attacks: “We want your blood, it tastes so wonderful”
by Justin Huggler, Telegraph, April 15, 2015

Canada: Muslim teens in custody until Monday for fear they’ll wage jihad
The Canadian Press, April 15, 2015

Muslim from Jamaica detained in Suriname, was trying to join Islamic State
PTI, April 13, 2015

Kenya: Imam charged with recruiting youths to jihad mass murder group
The Star via
AllAfrica.com, April 11, 2015

42% of Muslims in Canada think Islam and West “irreconcilable”
by Dalit Halevy and Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva, April 13, 2015

New Islamic State video calls for attacks in US, promises another 9/11
by Patrick Poole, PJ Media, April 11, 2015

Islamic State beheads “blasphemer” with meat cleaver
South Asian Media, April 13, 2015

UK Pro-jihad Muslim group boasts: “negotiating with Tory & Labour leadership”
by Andrew Gilligan, Telegraph, April 4, 2015

Why is the FBI whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11?
by Paul Sperry, New York Post, April 12, 2015

Now between 5,000 and 6,000 Muslims from Europe waging jihad in Syria
Sputnik International, April 13, 2015

UK Muslim: Asking Muslims to stop others from joining ISIS will drive them to ISIS
by Mohammed Kozbar, International Business Times, April 13, 2015

Islamic State abducts almost 120 schoolchildren in Mosul
Al-Bawaba, April 12, 2015

Spanish hairdresser converts to Islam, plots to bomb Jewish bookstore
by Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage, April 12, 2015

Islamic State demands $30 million for Christian hostages
by Ariel Cohen, Jerusalem Post, April 12, 2015

Afghanistan: Jihadis murder 5 aid workers, may have poisoned 100 students
by Mirwais Harooni, Reuters, April 11, 2015

Pakistan frees mastermind of Mumbai jihad massacre
FoxNews.com, April 10, 2015

Australia: Islamic State hackers take over Hobart Airport website
by Chloe Booker, Sydney Morning Herald, April 13, 2015

UK: Muslim politician’s son arrested for trying to join the Islamic State
by Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith, Independent, April 15, 2015

Afghan Colonel was paid $250,000 to kill US personnel, Pentagon coverup ensued
by Sara Carter, senior investigative reporter for The Blaze

UK Prison Service allowing jihadi book to be distributed to inmates
by Felicity Capon, Newsweek, April 15, 2015

France: more women than men leaving for jihad in the Islamic State
ANSAmed, April 15, 2015

Danish queen: “It is vital that we give Islam opposition”
from a recent interview given in connection with the Queen’s 75th birthday (translated by Nicolai Sennels, via 10news.dk

Islamic State close to taking Ramadi, just 70 miles from Baghdad
by Hamdi Alkhshali, Arwa Damon and Jethro Mullen, CNN, April 15, 2015

Islamic State camp a few miles from Texas
Judicial Watch, April 14, 2015

New Jersey: Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” throws lit firecrackers at synagogue
by Stefanie Dazio, Bergen Record, April 12, 2015

Seven Muslims from France in jihad suicide attacks for the Islamic State
Arutz Sheva, April 13, 2015

UAE: Indian man charged with insulting Islam on Facebook
IANS, April 14, 2015

Afghan president admits he’s losing troops to Islamic State
Associated Press, March 21, 2015


Previous Articles in This Series:



Saturday, April 18, 2015

Buckley must be buckling his grave...

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The "conservatives" are at it again: Ron Capshaw writing for National Review (the legacy of the great William Buckley, Jr.), -- producing an egregiously sloppy and petty hatchet job on Diana West's book American Betrayal.  (West says it is Capshaw's fifth time he's flailed at her book.)

West's rejoinder ably capsizes Capshaw's pathetic little schooner, and exposes it for the mean and paltry excuse for a critical review it is.  For a book such as American Betrayal that, among other monumentally useful historiography, defends the credibility of Whittaker Chambers (a friend of Buckley's and contributor of fascinating articles to the early National Review) and along with M. Stanton Evans helps to restore the reputation of Joe McCarthy, it is unconscionable that Buckley's seminal flagship magazine can't even muster a coherent, intelligent, suitably respectful analysis of it.

Shame on National Review and its editor-in-chief, Rich Lowry!

Further Reading:

El Escándalo de los Calumniadores de Diana West

The Cure for the Communist Cold

Old News

Stealth Communism