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November 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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Late-night comic Conan O’Brien tweeted Friday night: “Marvel Comics is introducing a new Muslim Female superhero. She has so many more special powers than her husband’s other wives.” The predictable self-righteous firestorm ensued.

O’Brien was referring to “Kamala Khan,” Marvel Comics’ new Muslim superhero, unveiled with great fanfare last week. They are only introducing this Muslim superhero because of the hugely successful post-9/11 campaign by Islamic supremacists and their Leftist allies to portray Muslims as victims of “Islamophobia” and “hatred” — when actually the incidence of attacks on innocent Muslims is very low (not that a single one is acceptable or justified), and the entire “Islamophobia” campaign is an attempt to intimidate people into thinking that there is something wrong with fighting against jihad terror and Islamic supremacism.

Will Kamala Khan fight against jihadis? Will Marvel be introducing a counter-jihad superhero? I expect that the answer is no on both counts.

In any case, O’Brien’s tweet was just a silly quip, but as the Ayatollah Khomeini said, “There is no humor in Islam.” One of those who were offended wrote: “I didn’t know that @ConanOBrien had Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller writing for him now. Interesting.” A legion of Leftists descended upon O’Brien’s Twitter feed, accusing him of being a “f***ing racist scumbag” and “Islamophobic,” and his joke of being “kinda tasteless,” “really ignorant and terrible,” “in very poor taste,” and “f***ing gross and racist.”

“Racist”? What race is Muslim polygamy again? I keep forgetting. O’Brien’s joke has a factual basis. The Qur’an says: “And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you fear that you will not be just, then [marry only] one or those your right hand possesses. That is more suitable that you may not incline [to injustice].” (4:3)

But as O’Brien is discovering now, calling attention to uncomfortable truths about Islam is “racist” and wrong, even if they’re undeniably…truths. I am sure that Conan O’Brien will not make this mistake again: almost immediately after people began criticizing him for it, he took the offending tweet down. After all, he wants to stay on television; bringing uncomfortable aspects of Islam to light is the quickest way to be read out of polite and decent society. Just ask Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, formerly darlings of the Leftist intelligentsia — until they touched that third rail of American public discourse and dared to criticize the violence and brutality that Islamic jihadists commit and justify by reference to Islamic texts and teachings.

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Polygamy devalues women, reducing them to the status of commodities, and stands as an affront to their equality with men as human beings. But none of the enlightened Leftists condemning Conan O’Brien for his little joke would dare speak out for the Muslim women who suffer in polygamous arrangements; to do so would be “Islamophobic,” “racist,” and probably “gross.”

This strange stigmatizing of those who speak out against what is manifestly a legitimate human rights issue is testimony to the effectiveness of the global campaign that Islamic supremacist groups have been carrying out for years to deflect attention away from the reality of Islamic jihad, and to clear away obstacles standing in the way of that jihad. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest voting bloc at the United Nations, has for years been pressing at the UN for resolutions criminalizing criticism of Islam. It routinely ignores how Islamic jihadists quote the Qur’an and invoke Muhammad to justify violence and terrorism, but cries “Islamophobia” when non-Muslims quote those jihadis quoting the Qur’an and invoking Muhammad.

They want to fool people into thinking that non-Muslim “Islamophobes” are responsible for “linking Islam with terrorism,” when actually the ones doing that linking are the jihadis. The objective is to intimidate non-Muslims into thinking that it is “bigoted” and “hateful” to discuss the Islamic motives and goals of jihadis, much less to resist them — so that those jihadis can do their work unopposed and unimpeded.

In the same way, when Conan O’Brien calls attention, in the most light-hearted and glancing way, to the reality of Muslim polygamy, the attention of the fatuous and self-important Left (but I repeat myself) focuses not on the oppression of women under Islamic law, but on Conan O’Brien as “Islamophobic.” The lesson has been reinforced so relentlessly and repeatedly over so long a period now that neither the OIC nor any other Islamic supremacist entity has to utter a word condemning Conan O’Brien before Twitter lights up with condemnations of him from Leftist non-Muslims. They don’t have to ask their instructions anymore.

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They know: any negative word about the oppression of women in Islam, and indeed, any negative word at all about jihad terror or Islamic supremacism in general, is “racist” and to be rejected with all the scorn and indignation one can muster. Last year I had a very illuminating lunch with a Leftist writer who has attacked me numerous times for “Islamophobia.” In the course of conversation, I asked him if he thought there was a jihad threat at all. He admitted that there was, but claimed that I had wildly exaggerated it.

Very well, I responded, and posited a hypothetical: what would he do if the jihadis really did start mounting attacks in the U.S. with the regularity of their attacks in, say, Nigeria or Thailand? What if Islamic supremacists began demanding accommodations to Islamic law that plainly contradicted Constitutional freedoms? He responded that he thought that if those things happened, people of good will on the Left would stand up and offer resistance.

But he was wrong. They won’t. Because they have been taught for years that any criticism of Islamic jihad terror and oppression, no matter how accurate, no matter how mild, is that most abhorrent of things, “racism.” And so they will most likely accept their subjugation with bland and self-satisfied complacency: they’re subjugated dhimmis in the smoking ruins of a once-great society, but at least they weren’t “Islamophobes.” I hope that if this happens, Conan O’Brien will be ready with an apposite quip – right before he is led away to the reeducation camp.

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.

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It is difficult to comprehend how a Muslim female would ever be allowed to be a superhero. In Saudi Arabia women are not allowed to drive a car so how would she arrive on scene to prevent a crime. In some nations Muslim females are not allowed to attend school, therefore our superhero would not be able to read or write. Muslim females are seldom allowed on the street unattended nor permitted to speak to any male not a blood relative. How would she yell “stop thief” on her own?

All of these things are glossed over in this comic book that pretends Muslim is simply another word for American. She will do all the things an American super-heroine would do while liberal-land looks on to applaud about how truthful and enlightened they are. Conan’s crime is that he told the truth, a truth that must not be spoken, nor ever contemplated.

Some things are hard to look at. The terrible, grueling oppression of women by the Muslim world is one of those things. It would’ve been heroic for this comic to tell the truth about those conditions and how one brave woman fought against the system. Instead, they will close their eyes to real heroism in order to retreat back into a liberal fantasyland consisting of make-believe heroes and make-believe villains. Real evil is not like a comic book, and real victims seldom escape from their chains to turn the tables on their attackers. Real heroism is a terrible and grueling task that grinds you to the nub as you endure oppressive rejection at the hands of the ruling elite. Liberals so often join with the oppressors to criticize this kind of heroism as hate speech.

For them, “Everybody with multiple wives was doing ever so well until that stinking hero showed up to start making trouble. So now let’s all gather together, close our eyes, hold hands, and sing kum-bah-yah while waiting for the world to become a better place.”
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The same leftists who consider Islam a race don't consider Christianity a race even though there are hundreds of millions of Christians who are not white. Leftists are totally brain-dead when it comes to Islam. And if Islam had its way, Leftists would be more than just "brain" dead.
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Hey, where is that superheroine's hijab? Guess it doesn't matter, though, because she is out and about without a male relative, so she needs to be stoned as a wh0re.

Anyway, O'Brien's joke was funny. His pulling it down was cowardly.

And for those idiots who called him racist, Islam is a religion, not a race.
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Blacks are so IGNORANT especially of History which is why they join Islam the CULT of their SLAVE TRADING MASTERS. Obozo with his part ARAB part Black 50% WHITE parentage has closer links via his 'Fathers' Arab MUSLIM ancestors to SLAVE TRADERS and coupled with him being raised in 'rich WHITE privilege' too he has absolutely nothing whatsoever in common with normal African-Americans.
44 weeks ago
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There are no similarities whatsoever between the merciful Judeo Christian God and Islams violent, vengeful, illogical, self contradictory, merciless pre ordaining allah. In Islam allah pre ordains EVERYTHING in your life even down to your belief or not in HIM. This same vengeful allah then ILLOGICALLY takes the unbelievers HE himself pre ordained and burns them in eternal hellfire BECAUSE that don't believe sometimes restoring their skin so he can burn it off yet again merciful he ISN'T.
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Christians dont kill in the name of their God and only kill RELUCTANTLY . Muslims on the other hand kill with their God allah's name on their lips and JUSTIFY their killing by HIS book the Koran.
There is a WORLD of difference.
Muslims act in the violent murderous way they do emulating their prophet and fully legitimized by their CULT. Violent Christians on the other hand are going AGAINST all the teachings of Christ.
Mohammad was illiterate , its one of his claims to fame, so when he was INVENTING the Koran in an attempt to give it legitimacy he incorporate huge tracts plagiarized from the Torah and the Bible. Unfortunately because of his illiteracy his only knowledge of those books came from 'Chinese Whispers' i.e. passed down word of mouth. This would explain the many contradictions and mistakes of Biblical and Torah stories, Abrahams WRONG son being the one attributed to be sacrificed is just ONE glaring example. Of course when this was pointed out to Narcissistic Mohammad his automatic response was to declare that the bible and the Talmud had been 'corrupted' something which could never happen to HIS Koran. Of course he neglected to say how his claim that ALL these books came from the SAME God allah but that allah was only strong enough to protected the Koran came about. Such is the narcissists pathological fear of exposure as we are seeing now with OBOZO.
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"calling attention to uncomfortable truths about Islam is “racist” and wrong, even if they’re undeniably…truths."

That's been so of blacks for at least 45 years and is rapidly becoming the case with illegal latino immigrants. Look at the number of permutations their approved group names have gone thru. All but the current ones have been deemed insulting and the current ones will be so deemed within the next 15 years as well.
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But Islam is not a real religion. It is an international criminal conspiracy to overthrow the governments of the world by whatever means necessary,and to establish a moslem hegemony and sharia law in place of,eg, our constitution and form of government. One must be a traitor to support Islam, and a fool as well. We shall know the tree by its fruit, and the fruit of Islam is robbery, rape, perversion, torture, murder and arson. Islam needs to be correctlt identified and stamped out.
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My guess is that the term islamophobia will probably go away after Iran attempts to launch a nuke on Israel and all Hell breaks out in the Middle East driving the price of gasoline immediately to $10 per gallon. They are NOT our friends and prove it every day:

http://thereligionofpeace.com/
44 weeks ago
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I notice she wears the Schutzstaffel lightning bolt on her costume.
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from the Koran, doesn't seem like they are that civilized
.Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
Qur'an (3:54) - “And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers

Quran 4:74
"Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward."

“The killing evokes this passage in the Quran: ‘When thy Lord was revealing to the angels, ‘I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers’ hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!” – Quran 8:12.”

Qur'an:8:39 "Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah."

Qur'an:8:39 "So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world)."

Quran 47:4 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. 

Sura 8:13 When thy Lord revealed to the angels, saying, 'I am with you; so make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Smite them above their necks, and smite off all finger-
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Political correctness, enabling the terror-stricken to pretend that they are actually conscience-stricken.
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Mohammed was a white man - he is a dead white male. Its not racist to oppose his wishes. It is a civilised thing to do. Those who promote him and his wishes want to turn Earth into Hell. Polygamy means no woman can trust another woman. They are all rivals for the affection of men. That is "Divide and Rule". Islam means that every male can be part of a sexploitaion system as soon as he reaches puberty and can either work for a living or loot for a living.
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Oh, I don't know. Likely as not they will gang up on the poor husband.
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