Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, January 19, 2007

Quote Of The Day: Islamoboohoo Edition

"The overwhelming impression you get is fear and hatred for Muslims. After watching that show, I was afraid to go to the grocery store because I wasn't sure the person next to me would be able to differentiate between fiction and reality."
-- Rabiah Ahmed of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

Ms. Ahmed is all upset because 24 has cast Muslims as terrorists. Oh, and I guess she's also upset that we Americans are so stupid we can't even tell fiction from reality.

Her never-never world of all Muslims good and honorable is the fiction; jihad is a reality.

If she's frightened at the supermarket she might consider taking off her hajib and fitting into America. There's nothing in the Koran that requires her to wear it, and as the spokesgal for CAIR, it would make quite a statement about American Muslims' commitment assimilating into our country instead of clinging to their differences.

You know, like jihad and stuff like that. Different.

I do believe Ahmed knows we Americans are smart enough to know that any 24 plot that doesn't cast Islamists in the role as the lead terrorists is not a believable 24 plot. Our fears are real, and any plot that doesn't play on those fears is not. We didn't see a surge of murders of Chinese or Ukranians in previous seasons -- and we didn't hear protests from the Chinese or the Ukranians that they had been cast as villians.

If Ahmet wants us to stop fearing Muslims, instead of ragging on us, maybe she could encourage her Islamobuddies to stop behaving like demonic, bloodthirsty crazies.

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