Ed Driscoll

You've Just Entered The Sassy Zone

Whenever I hear the word “sassy”, I think of the sketches the late Phil Hartman used to perform on Saturday Night Live, where’d he play the editor of “Sassy” magazine, having lots of fun letting the word “sssaaaaassssy!” roll of his tongue.

Somehow though, unlike England’s Guardian newspaper, I don’t think he’d be writing about “sassy” suicide bombers, as Scott Burgess catches them doing:

Today’s Guardian gives space to Dilpazier Aslam, a “Guardian trainee journalist” who suggests that one shouldn’t be shocked by Thursday’s suicide bombings – such a reaction would be inappropriate because, among other reasons:

“Shocked would be to suggest that the bombings happened through no responsibility of our own.”

Yes, ladies and gentlemen – we bear responsibility for the murderous actions of maniacal members of a religious cult. An apology is certainly called for – the queue forms to the right.

Needless to say, there are other reasons why shock is inappropriate. Mr. Aslam explains:

“Shocked would be to say that we don’t understand how, in the green hills of Yorkshire, a group of men given all the liberties they could have wished for could do this.”

Fortunately for those who still don’t quite follow, Mr. Aslam provides an explanation immediately, in the very next paragraph – which reads, in its entirety:

“The Muslim community is no monolithic whole. Yet there are some common features. Second- and third-generation Muslims are without the don’t-rock-the boat attitude that restricted our forefathers. We’re much sassier with our opinions, not caring if the boat rocks or not.”

Suicide bombing …. sassy!

Scott adds:

Incidentally, it should be pointed out that there’s no question whatever about this “Yorkshire lad’s” loyalty to Britain. He has made it quite clear that:

“Muslims grant their loyalty and allegiance to their deen and the Ummah, not to a football team or nation state.”

Neither should there be any questions concerning the Guardian’s use of columnists who advocate “fighting fire with fire” to bring about the establishment of a sharia-based Caliphate. After all, it’s not the first time they’ve done so.

I’m sure the Guardian finds the freelancer in that last link extra super-sassy…