Thursday, February 09, 2006

The True Culture War

Osama bin Laden (may Satan curse his soul for eternity) believes that the world is embroiled in a culture war between Islam and the infidels. Pat Buchanan and Pat Robertson (may God grant them both eternal rest real soon now) believe that America is embroiled in a culture war between Christianity and the infidels. All three of them are right on the concept, but wrong on the specifics.

The world is embroiled in a culture war between Fundamentalism and Diversity. Make no mistake — in this culture war, Osama bin Laden and George W. Bush fight shoulder to shoulder as brothers, even if neither would ever admit it.

Today, the AP carried a quote from Alleged Sheik Hassan Nasrallah (who is due even less respect than Bush), a leader of Hizb'allah (‮حزب الله‬), regarding the violent fury that has erupted around the globe due to a bunch of cartoons.

Defending the prophet should continue all over the world. Let Condoleezza Rice and Bush and all the tyrants shut up. We are an Islamic nation that cannot tolerate, be silent or be lax when they insult our prophet and sanctities.
Oh, my goddesses! Someone insulted Muhammad! How dare they!! Killing, raping, pillaging, laying waste to villages and cities, plowing salt into the richest agricultural land — all of those affronts pale in comparison to calling the Prophet a doodoo-head. The First commandment, after all, is Thou shalt not offend the girlishly delicate sensibilities of another.

Who is this "prophet" who cannot withstand the slightest insult without needing millions of people to rise up to violence, even to die, to defend his honor? Is your prophet really that much of a wimp?? Leading a billion people is nothing compared to being called names!

We are a pluralistic world that cannot tolerate, be silent, or be lax when Hizb'allah advocates violence in response to cartoons.

Beyond that, if Nasrallah believes that these cartoons are the greatest threat to the Islamic world today — or even a threat worthy of the slightest concern — his perspective is so skewed that he is unworthy to lick the pig dung out of the gutter outside a house where the Prophet once spent fifteen minutes. Go home and read your Qur'an, Miss Nasrallah!