Sunday, April 09, 2017
I've butted heads many times with a veteran Jihad Watcher, one "Wellington" (example, my 2013 essay, The Wellington/Hesperado Tennis Match and later, my 2016 essay, Apparently, the Constitution is a Suicide Pact...), over the issue of the ultimate existential necessity of deportation of all Muslims from the West.
Wellington's argument concentrates on American law, and centers on the inviolability of natural born citizenship. I've posted my long and detailed exchanges with Wellington a few times here; though often the links have become broken due, apparently, to Robert Spencer's tech genius, Marc, rendering comments fields to old Jihad Watch articles (I don't know when the cutoff date is) inaccessible. One then has to spend much time and labor looking up the articles through the "Wayback Machine" archives, which do preserve the comments fields. Given that comments fields often contain useful and intelligent nuggets of analysis and information about various facets of the problem of Islam (along with much hot air and tripe), Spencer's apparent decision to do this is shortsighted, if not arrogant.
At any rate, while taking a walk through Wayback Lane this morning, I ran into a comment by Wellington that implies clearly that his central concern is not, in fact, the Constitution, but the anxiety not to punish Muslims collectively, with a broad brush. Concerning the former Moderate Muslim al-Awlaki, whose mask subsequently slipped so egregiously, even Obama felt it necessary to drone him, another Jihad Watch veteran, CGW, noted that al-Awlaki's citizenship was just an "accident of birth". Wellington then responded: