Monday, November 29, 2004

Great googily-moogily, the Islamist PR machine has talked my kid's school into
a mosque field trip. And her blue-state social studies teacher seems to
have taken the bait -- oh how the progressive-thinking points will go up in his
self image file. Here comes the broad minded educator, too sophisticated to
stereotype the poor misunderstood muslim. But there are questions
I'd like the kid to ask, such as, would we be called a religion of peace if
fr. David was able to issue fatwas calling for the murder of Catholic detractors?
What about if fr Dan decided that a Jihad against Canada was called for?

Course, I love the kid too much to suggest she challenge the teacher. Social studies
teachers are the only class of people more close-minded than the Imams.
He has warned them, "don't be surprised if they stare at anyone who takes off their
head scarf". He didn't mention that their catholic school uniforms would be
considered scandalous in Afghanistan, an invitation for a terrible beating.


Anonymous said...

Not surprised. From Ann Coulter, in one of her more caustic moments (is that redundant?)

[Garry] Wills and Maureen Dowd wrote that Kerry was defeated by a "jihad" of Christians. The jihadists, according to Wills, were driven by "fundamentalist zeal, a rage at secularity, religious intolerance, fear of and hatred for modernity." Dowd said they were "a devoted flock of evangelicals, or 'values voters,' as they call themselves ... opposing abortion, suffocating stem-cell research and supporting a constitutional amendment against gay marriage." Finally – a jihad liberals oppose!

lumberjack said...

Yeah, "fear of and hatred for modernity". I've got that. I'll wager I've got twice as many remote-controls as Ms Dowd.