March 15, 2006

Mid-Week Open Trackbacks

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March 14, 2006

George Looney At it Again

George Clooney has always been an outspoken moron and yesterday he just had this overwhelming feeling to tell the world something we already know: he's a liberal idiot. In his profanity-laced diatribe he accuses the Democrats for not having the courage to stand up to the Bush administration before Iraq kicked off:

Which is why it drives me crazy to hear all these Democrats saying, "We were misled." It makes me want to shout, "F*** you, you weren't misled. You were afraid of being called unpatriotic."

No, Mr. cLooney, they weren't afraid of being called unpatriotic. They also weren't being "misled." They were a party to the supposed "misleading." As has been pointed out numerous times, Bush didn't lie about WMD nor did he receive bad intelligence. In fact, most of the Democrats themselves believed that Saddam had WMD and supported military action against him when it was to their benefit.

I urge you all to take a look at Greg Gutfeld's response to Clooney's latest lunacy: GEORGE CLOONEY: I AM A CELEBRITY! THERE, I SAID IT! Absolutely brilliant!

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March 01, 2006

The Manifesto

The Manifesto has certainly been making its rounds around the blogosphere today. Seawitch has given her thoughts as well. It was posted on the Indland Jyllands-Posten website yesterday. It is a very powerful piece which should send a statement to all of those who support militant islam, islamofacism, or whatever the word of the day is being used to describe them. It reads:

MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism

Læs mainfestet som Salman Rushdie og 11 andre europæiske intellektuelle har skrevet, hvori de advarer mod islamisk totalitarisme.

After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.

We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.

The recent events, which occurred after the publication of drawings of Muhammed in European newspapers, have revealed the necessity of the struggle for these universal values. This struggle will not be won by arms, but in the ideological field. It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats.

Like all totalitarianisms, Islamism is nurtured by fears and frustrations. The hate preachers bet on these feelings in order to form battalions destined to impose a liberticidal and unegalitarian world. But we clearly and firmly state: nothing, not even despair, justifies the choice of obscurantism, totalitarianism and hatred. Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present. Its success can only lead to a world of domination: man's domination of woman, the Islamists' domination of all the others. To counter this, we must assure universal rights to oppressed or discriminated people.

We reject « cultural relativism », which consists in accepting that men and women of Muslim culture should be deprived of the right to equality, freedom and secular values in the name of respect for cultures and traditions. We refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of "Islamophobia", an unfortunate concept which confuses criticism of Islam as a religion with stigmatisation of its believers.

We plead for the universality of freedom of expression, so that a critical spirit may be exercised on all continents, against all abuses and all dogmas.

We appeal to democrats and free spirits of all countries that our century should be one of Enlightenment, not of obscurantism.

12 signatures

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Chahla Chafiq
Caroline Fourest
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Irshad Manji
Mehdi Mozaffari
Maryam Namazie
Taslima Nasreen
Salman Rushdie
Antoine Sfeir
Philippe Val
Ibn Warraq

If being "Islamophobic" means being unwilling to sympathize with those who would use children as suicide bombers, ambulances to smuggle weapons, and violent protests to strike fear into the hearts of those whom have the courage to stand up against them, then I gladly wear the title of "Islamophobia."

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