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Boston: It’s About Islam, David Sirota

April 19th, 2013 - 9:54 am

When you write about titanic events in progress, you risk appearing a fool. Nevertheless I have some strong feelings this morning with Dzhokar Tsarnaev still at large that I cannot resist spelling out.

Over the last few days I have wanted to write about an article published by David Sirota on Salon, which was commented on admirably by my colleagues Roger Kimball and Richard Fernandez. Sirota wrote to express his hope that the Boston Bombers would be white Americans, because otherwise our putative race-hatred of Muslims or people of color of any sort would be enhanced. It’s all about “white skin privilege,” doncha know?

Today Sirota seems like an imbecile (well, he did before), but I would venture to say he doesn’t know why. So I will spell it out for him:  the War on Terror (euphemism alert) is not about skin color. It is about ideology, Islamic ideology.

The Tsarnaevs are white people in the purest sense. They are Caucasians from the Caucasus, of all things, but they believe in Allah — do or die, apparently.

Too young for the civil rights movement, Sirota is an adherent of an ultra-bourgeois nostalgia for racism that hides under the ludicrous rubric “progressive.” It’s laughable, but it’s also sad and dangerous.

It avoids a confrontation with the great issue of our time — what to do about Islam, an all-consuming ideology that seeks to engulf the world. The Sirotas of our culture want to downplay that but the reality remains.

Sloughing this off on “white skin privilege” is particularly worrisome, even venal, because many will believe it. As one who was heavily active in the days that term was invented (’60s) and helped promulgate it in my writing and speechmaking, I can attest to how dangerous it is. Its intention was never really to cure racism, but to perpetuate it, to increase racial enmity by pointing the finger at people who were, if anything, only culpable in the most remote sense.

Sirota and his ilk are contemporary dupes of our 1960’s lie. We all pay the price for it.

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...and your point is...?

Look, until you can identify a SINGLE Christial Suicide Bomber or machine gun weilding Christian screaming "IN THE NAME OF CHRIST!" as he blasts away at children and other innocents (Chechnya) whatever point you may be trying to make is beyond stupid.

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A poster on another thread put the issue succinctly and truthfully.

What is the difference between a radical Muslim and a moderate Muslim?
A radical Muslim wants to kill us.
A moderate Muslim wants the radical Muslims to kill us.
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The left and the crazed 7th century barbarians are bedfellows because:

a) they are both radical zealots;

b) they are hypocrites and extremists;

c) they hate America and Israel;

d) they hate Christianity and Judaism;

e) they think nothing of being liars or traitors;

f) they like to blow things up

g) they are sexually in a state of constant, irrepressible arousal and cannot control themselves

h) they have the emotional IQ of a rabid snake, permanently stuck in arrested adolescence

I don't want to "understand" radical leftism or radical Islam any more than I already do. I want to eradicate it. I know its "root causes". (see above)

They suck. And David Sirota is a d-bag. D-baggery is genetic defect tied to radical leftism. Radical Islam has that...and the people from Kyrgyzstan and other similar places also suffer from sexual repression, d-baggery and irritable vowel syndrome as well.
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Sirota was on an AM talker here in Denver, spewing Lefty crap and castigating anyone who didn't fall in line with his ideas. He got the ax after calling another Talk Host a "M*****f*****." Classy guy with the Progressive tattooed on his back. He's not intelligent enough to hand out snack samples at Costco...
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Sorry, Roger.

Unlike Christianity, Islam cannot "reform" to a more original intent, as Protestantism did in the face of a corrupt Roman Catholic system.

Islam was born with a sword in its hand and a mandate to kill all who don't submit, which is the same message we hear today. Its very symbol is a simitar.

How do you "reform" a religion toward peace when it has never known peace?
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Re:
"Organizations like CAIR, that spend so much time looking for prejudice and so-called Islamophobia, should look instead to reform the views of their own people. "

I'm surprised to read such a thought from you, Roger Simon. You're no naif.

Those organizations cannot "reform" any Muslim tenets or actions or anything "Muslim" to do with their own people because their otherwise very elastic, all-encompassing Koran is absolutely rigid on there being "no reform". It must stand as it is.

I don't read Arabic, but that's the impression I get from the endless excerpts popping up here and there in English.

The Muslim hypocrisy we deal with daily cannot deal with "reform"....that would call for their own throat slitting on a large scale.

Otherwise, I'm all in favor of Muslims "healing themselves". But it's simply out of the question.
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How could you reform something that has already declared itself "perfect" (perfect book, perfect prophet) and those who deny this "perfection" are killed?

This is what Islam is afraid the most: a single tiny crack in this severely psychologically insecure "religion". All free discussion about it either abolished or demonized.
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Well, Sirota got half his wish. They are white. As we used to say in the old neigborhood......what a schm#*k!
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Not only are they white, they cling to their guns and religion!
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The younger one was apparently naturalized and took the oath of citizenship not too long ago, a coworker said on 9/11, but I don't know where she got her information. So, if that's true, Sirota now has his white "American" but somehow, I don't think Dzokar was quite the white American he was hoping for.
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There was another nutcase earlier the day mentioning Hitler. She got her wish too: those islamofascists are big fans also.

It seems the pro-collectivist media should celebrate by now.
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Have you noticed how much alike islam and the democrat party are? Uncanny.
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The problem remains the same. We have already let millions of sleepers into the country we know not where or who they are. They can explode at any time. We also still consider Islam a religion.It is anything but.
Islam is a method of control for brainwashed individuals who have been under the influence of others who were also brainwashed until you get to the top of the cult. There the leaders live in luxury with multiple wives and millions in the bank.
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Islam is multifaceted. It is a religion. It is a political movement. It is a military organization. It is a subversive organization. It is very controlling and limits what you can think, believe and say. If you don't stay in the "group" or begin acting as if you don't believe, you get shunned or threatened or assaulted or killed.
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By its definition and ideology Islam is seditious and it should be treated as such.
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Got him alive. He's in a hospital now.
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IN DEFENSE OF DAVID SIROTA

Don't let the religion of these two vicious killers fool you.
They're anti-tax tea party white supremo skin heads with hair.
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They are sending in the swat. There is a boat in someone's yard they think he is holed up in.
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Sirota's updated response is just as vacuous as the original piece, since it's built on falsehoods passed off as fact combined with squirming.

It shows how good grammar and writing skills in no way translates into thinking skills. I know children who can think more clearly.
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>"Organizations like CAIR, that spend so much time looking for prejudice and so-called Islamophobia, should look instead to reform the views of their own people. "

You fell into the same trap that all the liberal "journalists" do -- accepting the premise that CAIR is a legitimate civil rights organization. It is NOT. It is a well kept secret that CAIR is a Muslim Brotherhood organization seeking (in their own words) to destroy US from within. They are unindicted co-conspirators in the nation's largest terrorist funding trial (the Holy Land Foundation trial), and a number of their former leaders are now sitting in jail for terrorist related activities. On top of that, they have been involved in defrauding fellow Muslims through providing bogus unlicensed legal services. Its sad that even at an otherwise excellent blog like PJM, CAIR gets credit for being a legitimate organization, which it simply is not.
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Then again, neither is Amnesty International, these days.
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