Dean Esmay blogs about these guys and is the one that brought them to my attention. I was skeptical for a long time, but their latest release addresses my skepticism directly:
One of the primary reasons that American Muslim organizations have very little credibility among main stream America is because of their unwillingness to specifically condemn terrorism against Israel by terrorist groups such as HAMAS and Islamic Jihad.
You bet your ass. What is this release about? The latest Israeli bombing.
In response to the terrorist attack against Israel, an Islamic Jihad leader said the attack ‘came as a natural reaction to the occupation crimes,” and that “It is our right to retaliate.”
The Free Muslims Coalition rejects arguments such as the one made by Islamic Jihad to justify killing Israeli civilians and calls on American Muslim leaders to publicly condemn terrorism against Israelis and Jews.
The fact that many American Muslim organizations believe that the Palestinians are persecuted by Israel cannot be used to justify terrorism against innocent Israelis and Jews. Nor can the treatment of Palestinians be used to carve out an exception for Palestinian terrorism. Carving out an exception for Palestinian terrorism because the Palestinians have a just cause is morally wrong and dangerous. It is dangerous because every group thinks their cause is just and if we make an exception for terrorism against Israelis and Jews then everyone will want an exception for their cause.
Moreover, the Free Muslims believe that Muslims who murder Jews and Christians can just as easily murder other Muslims. In fact, Islamist terrorists have began terrorizing other Muslims all over the world. Over the last two years, Muslims were attacked in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other places.
More please, and faster.
I’m not going to turn this into a Sheehan Blog, but I couldn’t let this speech go unanswered:
“If you fall on the side that is pro-George, and pro-war, you get your ass over to Iraq, and take the place of somebody who wants to come home. And if you fall on the side that is against this war and against George Bush, stand up and speak out.”
You know what, Cindy? You just destroyed your own argument. Casey volunteered to re-enlist after the war started. Casey volunteered to go on the mission that he was killed in specifically.
Casey was on the pro-Bush, pro-war side. He got his ass to Iraq, and he took the place of someone that wanted to come home.
Go home, Cindy.
I am shaking with rage right now. “Witnesses say undue force used at rave” Was it undue? I’m not sure. I do believe that it was unjustified. Listen to the last bit of audio on the video that was being taken. “Put the camera down. You’re under arrest.” What was his crime? As near as I can tell, it was the audacity of videotaping the police.
Listen closely to me. This is for every police officer out there. I have the right to videotape you. You have a choice. I shoot video, or I shoot bullets. You take the first away from me, and I will do the second.
Count on it. Bring this to me in Texas, you jackbooted thugs.
I haven’t done a Precision Guided Humor Assignment in a while, so I thought I might take this one up.
What famous person/people would you demand to speak to, and what would you say to him/her/them?
First, I would take this tour to Dan Rather. I would like to ask him, in the traditional manner, “Kenneth, what’s the frequency?”
I would like to ask the great luke ski, “Where’s the buffet?”
I would like to ask the Puppy Blender, “does this sound like a fist whistling through the air?”
I would like to ask Kurt Russell, “Why, Kurt, why?”
Finally, I would like to surprise Wil Wheaton and ask him, “hey, didn’t you used to be an actor?” (Then I would laugh and buy him a beer. So I don’t have to watch him cry.)
So some guy shot his shotgun in the air outside Crawford. He didn’t point it at anyone; it isn’t even clear from the story if anyone saw him shoot it, just that they heard it. Everyone assumes that he did it to “intimidate” the protestors, and he doesn’t confirm or deny it. This is what pissed me off, though:
“I think we knew of the risks when we came down here,” she said. “I’m surprised we haven’t had more of that since we’re in Bush country.”
You know what, Cindy? I’ve changed my opinion. FUCK YOU. We’re the thugs? Yeah, sure. I mean, there are so many right wing thugs out there terrorizing and rioting. Like all those Bush supporters who rioted in Seattle, Bush Country at the WTO conference? Or those Bush voters who burned all those condos down in Maryland, Bush Country? Or maybe the condos they torched in San Diego, Bush Country? Or the Bush voters who vandalized and firebombed all those SUVs in California? Or that big riot they had in Los Angeles, Bush Country?
Yeah, we’re the violent ones.
So two guys have a gunfight over an argument over the war. There is one thing that I noticed:
They began arguing over the war, with Moore apparently for it and Smith against it.
Police said the argument escalated into a fight, and Smith drew a small pistol from his pocket, threatening to kill Moore. Witnesses said Moore pulled a .38-caliber pistol from his pocket and shot Smith once in the chest.
Catch that? The guy that was against attacking Iraq as a threat the US is the one that pulled a gun, and the guy who was for eliminating the threat that Iraq posed was the guy who actually shot and won the gunfight.
Food for thought. It is like a microcosm of the war argument camps.