Raw Facts, Raw Feelings
That's some strong stuff, folks.
"Crimes against women, such as wife-beating, are ordained by the Qur’an itself; others, such as female genital mutilation and honor killing, are praised by Islamic clerics and hallowed by Islamic culture. That feminists in the West remain silent about this deeply ingrained and institutionalized mistreatment of women, and even ally with groups that have devoted themselves to the spread of Islamic law that justifies this mistreatment, is one of the unconscionable scandals of our time." - from The Violent Oppression of Women in Islam by Robert Spencer and Phyllis Chesler
I've noticed this deplorable trend in our culture, this dumbing-down to the point where your IQ is that of a toaster-oven, where political correctness is so all-important that even hideous crimes against nature are somehow no one's fault.
It's the pollen count.
"It's their culture." "It's the way they were raised." "It's the way they do things." "Everyone is basically good." "All they need is some love and understanding." "That's their religion. Everyone is entitled to believe what they want." "The women there like the way they're treated."
Watch the video. Read the material provided. Do the math. These "clerics" are not just fascists. They're psychos.
Our media and our culture tends to view this as a religious war, a war of ideologies.
And the perception of our "thinkers" is this: you're either a neo-conservative (presently "good") or a liberal (currently "bad, very bad") but this isn't about being a liberal or a conservative.
If you call yourself a liberal and you think that these goofballs are exempt from guilt because of their upbringing, or their religion, or their culture, then you're as 51-50 as they are. If you call yourself a neo-con and think that carpet-bombing the Saudis and Iranians will fix everything, you're equally unhinged.
Because of our non-existent borders and our broken educational system and our packed prisons (which are true breeding-grounds for terrorists), we're in way deeper than we bargained for.
They're here, folks. They walk among us. I've met them.
I've even called Homeland Security once to report a whacko who told me he was on his way to the Sears Tower to study the architecture for structural weaknesses so that he could become a martyr for Allah.
He drove a moving truck for Allied Van Lines.
He was a "foreman".
When that zany, pie-in-your-face, "we ain't got none of those kinds of people in our beautiful country" guy, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (President Tom to insiders around here) broke 'em up at Columbia University, and then wowed the crowd at the UN, I just kept wondering two things.
One question I had was this:
Why is he here? Why is he allowed into our country, and not just allowed, but invited, and paid to speak at Columbia University, and then to give a ridiculous speech at the United Nations?!?
And the second question I had was this (well, actually, several questions):
[By the way... I just stopped over at NOW's web site... The National Organization for Women- and here's what's on their title page:
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I'm woozy after that. I need a raspberry soda... that's better. OK. Watch this video. And Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.