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May 6, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Out — “radical Islam.” In — “conservative Islam.”

There may be no place in the earth for Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been dead more than two weeks after a dramatic showdown with police in Watertown, Mass., on April 19.

But officials and his family still don’t know where Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who turned to conservative Islam, will be buried.

Exactly what is “conservative Islam”? Was Tamerlan self-radicalized into “conservative Islam,” LA Times? How about Hasan at Ft. Hood? Was he another “conservative Islamist” who committed “workplace violence?”

Matt Pearce is the reporter responsible for coining this new phrase. It’s reminscent of the time in 1990 or 1991 when the Communists were rebelling against Boris Yeltsin in Moscow. The mainstream media kept going out of its way to cast Yeltsin as the good guy and a liberal, which to be fair, he was the good guy in that fight. But to contrast Yeltsin with his Communist enemies, the MSM kept calling those Communists “conservatives.”

The rule with Matt Pearce and others of his ilk is that anything bad = “conservative.” Even when using that word makes no sense at all.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Matt Pearce writes like a reactionary, establishment, arch-liberal neosocialist.
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There's a headline. Someone is trying to smear conservatives. What will those rascally leftists think of next?

Here's a couple of dots that I can't connect. Terrorist #1 peacefully rests in a morgue that cannot find a grave. Weren't we told about that 24-hour muzzy burial rule that was so urgent when they killed Osama and necessitated his buried at sea? Are they getting a pass on that one this time?? Huh. Wonder if they were spinning that story, too...
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Is there a "liberal Islam"...do they throw softer stones at homosexuals and women who don't do as they are ordered?

Or perhaps wear Topsiders and Spandex when attending all the best suicide bomber events?

And how does one come to the knowledge about the sectarian differentials between "conservative Islam" and the more chic and nuanced brands? Is there a Mosque of the Month club that one can subscribe to in order to get the scorecard?

I suppose we know it wasn't a Palestinian hate fest that motivated the Tsarnaev's. If it had been, the LA Times would have instead held that information hostage.
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"These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.” - Turkish PM Erdogen
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It was ISLAM - period, with no modifier needed.
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Laughable. Please ask him to find a quote or message from a "reformed" liberal Islam imam. But he should bring his body armor, because just asking the question may get him killed.
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The new Conservatives are liberals. They fight every day to keep us frozen in 1964. That way they can blab and whine about racism and women's rights like people in 1940 whined about train hold-ups.

Libs like to pretend the GOP dreams of Ozzie and Harriet and black folks stepping off the curb when whites pass. The rest of the country has moved on while fringe lunatics like Tim Wise and Melissa Harris-Perry talk like they just got back from a tour of the antebellum South.

Fer cryin' out loud, these morons are still talking about voter's rights. Only today, the new Jim Crow poll tax is the idea walking up the road with some form of identification to get an I.D. is like digging the Panama Canal during a cholera outbreak.

The Dem Party seems to be the only horde of idiots in America who truly believes black folks aren't equal, since they spend half their time giving excuse slips to us. "Johhny couldn't get an ID cuz he was sick."
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Conservative Islamists are for limited government and low taxes while Liberal Islamists are for gay marriage and believe in Global Warming.
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At least both sides agree when it comes to killing infidals.
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It's going to be fun seeing liberals try to square this ideological circle with the masses with this piece of spin, since they're the ones perpetually harping on conservatives demonizing all Muslims because they can't tell the difference between a fanatical jihadist and normal people.

You can't have it both ways -- or at least you can't try to use both in the same argument and have it sound rational to anyone who isn't already predisposed to hating everything on the right.
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