Tuesday, 14 September 2010

"Is this America?" asks Kristof, bending to Taliban will

Kristof is another reliable dhimmi writing in the New York Times, reliably misinformed and misinforming.  The man has some intelligence to be writing in the “paper of record”, the NYT, but he clearly has not read any of the basic Islamic doctrine, or if he has, he has signally failed to understand it.
In this piece, he’s confused as well: asks for more criticism of aspects of Islam, then says “shame on you” to those who do criticise Islam.
Take these two contradictory paras:

It is perfectly reasonable for critics to point to the shortcomings of Islam or any other religion. There should be more outrage, for example, about the mistreatment of women in many Islamic countries, or the oppression of religious minorities like Christians and Ahmadis in Pakistan.
But then…
“Shame on you,” the Rev. Richard Cizik, a leading evangelical Christian, said to those castigating Islam
Pray tell, Mr Kristof: how is one to show more “outrage” about the odious aspects of Islam, without incurring the wrath of the likes of the good Mr Cizik for “castigating Islam”?
Earlier, Kristof quotes a “Taliban operative” saying
“The more mosques you stop, the more jihadis we will get”. 
Great!  [note that Kristof is assuming that we should take this Taliban jihadi’s warning to heart; ie, have our policies decided by the terrorists, the enemy, if you will…]
So here we are with a no-win situation.  The more mosques you let be built, the more jihadis you get (for over 90% are funded by wahabist Saudis, with infidel-slaying on their agenda); yet “The more mosques you stop, the more jihadis we will get”. 
Seems we win neither way.  But Mr Kristof would like to be liked.  Would like to be tolerant.  Which reminds me of the movie line by a delicious baddie–was it Arnie? *– who said to one of his hostages: “I like you; so I’ll kill you last”.
Is this America?, Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times, 11 Sep 10.  PDF
*Probably not Arnie.  Googling it gives reference to Batman Dark Night of 2008, though that would seem to be wrong, for there’s a postcard, the one above, from 2004