Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Intellectuals and the art of purposeful ignorance
One Angry Christian

I've been having this discussion with one "intellectual" on my blog who has basically come out and said that anyone who opposes the right to threaten an entire nation with nuclear holocaust is a fascist.

How amazingly European.

The entire discussion revolved around the idea of freedom of speech and the fact that the group of protesters spouting these threats did not have the ability to inflict damage on the US, nor did they have ties to anyone who did. They therefore could not be threatening us.

Obviously the person who supported this "theory" didn't bother to research the group. I found most of this within about five minutes, and most of it on wikipedia.

Islamic Thinkers Society Protests

On April 20, 2006, the ITS demonstrated in front of the Israeli consulate in Manhattan and publicly called for the nuclear destruction of Israel [4] "The mushroom cloud is on its way! The real Holocaust is on its way!" and "Israel won't last long. Indeed, Allah will repeat the Holocaust right on the soil of Israel!" The demonstration included signs that read "Islam will Dominate" and featured a picture with an Islamic flag flying over the White House. A video of this event was also made available to the public on the Internet.

And, of course they were right. This group has no ability to carry out its threats:

Despite denials of having connections to terrorism, some of the members of the Islamic Thinkers Society have been arrested for terrorist activity.

Ok. So "some" is a vague term. Lets get specific.

Mohammed Junaid Babar currently in jail for a 2004 London bombing plot admitted that he was a member of the Islamic Thinkers Society (then called Al-Muhajiroun) and an Islamic organizer for the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge.

They also obviously have no ties to Al Qaeda. I mean hey, he only admitted he is a member of the ITS and then "assisted" the Al Qaeda, but remember this group isn't "capable". We have "nothing to fear from their sign waving".

This kid was a lone high school drop out.

Shahawar Matin Siraj, another ITS member, was arrested on terrorism charges in August of 2004 for planning to detonate a bomb in the 34th Street/Penn Station subway station in New York City.

Apparently he was incapable of actually carrying it out. How could they convict him? I mean hey he didn't ACTUALLY set it off right? I'll take rationalizing away our national defense for 500 Alex: the art of being too "intelligent" to see the obvious. What is intellectualism?

-One Angry Christian


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