Friday, January 29, 2010

Hot Chicks Are The Key To World Peace

FLG has long maintained that hot chicks are the secret to world peace. Today, FLG read this:
Caught between exclusion from a normal family life and brutal behavior in the public sphere, the best outlet for many young men is jihad: “The bottled-up sexual rage of the Muslim male,” Darwish argues, “must explode in the faces of the foreign infidel.”

FLG is not so sure about the two books reviewed in the article, both of which apparently argue how awful shari'a is, but he will probably read one or both eventually.

Just to clarify: it's not that FLG denies the existence of some terrible aspects of shari'a. They exist. But arguments that it is all bad in its entirety he has issue with.

18 comments:

rahowe said...

"Malik Hasan and his ilk"? Which ilk? Other mentally disturbed men with guns? Or, perhaps only the Virginians with mental issues and access to firearms? Balding men in uniform? I give. What ilk is the reviewer alluding to?

George Pal said...

rahowe,

JIHADISTS

George Pal said...

FLG,

The argument that Hitler wasn’t all bad can also be made. He did after all restore the middle class, restore pride to a humiliated people, founded (for all intents and purposes) Volkswagen, and was responsible for the Bundesautobahn system.

The problem with der Fuehrer, as it is with shari'a, is ... well, never mind, you know where I’m going with this.

Oh, and I agree about hot chicks and world peace which reminds me; I’ve got to reinforce and replenish the bunker. All hell’s gonna break loose when the worldwide female shortage (selective abortions, China, India, et al) becomes an official statistic.

rahowe said...

If we call Hasan a "jihadist" we dilute the term to the point it carries no meaning. Hasan was an angry, emotionally disturbed man with a gun and no rational ideas about how to handle his anger.

- alan

David said...

I suspect that many of these guys are so desperate that the level of hotness is not a major concern...

FLG said...

"Hasan was an angry, emotionally disturbed man with a gun and no rational ideas about how to handle his anger. "

Alan,

Not all angry, emotionally disturbed men with a gun and no rational ideas about how to handle his anger are jihadists, but all jihadists are angry, emotionally disturbed men with a gun and no rational ideas about how to handle his anger.

rahowe said...

Actually, many jihadists are cowardly scoundrels who make audio- and video-tapes and post comments on web sites and give speeches encouraging others--sometimes quite calm others--to go kill for them. They abstain. Perhaps they fear martyrdom. They resemble the chicken-hawks here, who urged war in Iraq to be fought by, of course, others, not them.

We are talking about terrorists inspired by a flawed interpretation or presentation of Islam when we say "jihadist." Hasan was not part of a terrorist organization and advanced no terrorist cause. He felt he had been wronged and lashed out at people around him.

The response to Hasan's act should have nothing to do with Islam. It should deal with the consequences of prolonged war among our soldiers, instead. We should not have troops coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan--where we are helping Muslims--angry at all Muslims they encounter, for example. Their protest about being treated by Hasan was irrational.

George Pal said...

rahowe
“If we call Hasan a "jihadist" we dilute the term to the point it carries no meaning”

If we don’t call Hasan a "jihadist" we dilute reason to the point of delusion. “Angry, emotionally disturbed man” is the way to go for a defense and if it can be proved Hasan had a sugar cake or two during his “service” he can bolster his case with the Twinkie Defense. The typical angry, emotionally disturbed man who shoots down innocent people is more likely to shout “take that motherfuckers” than "Allahu Akbar".

FLG said...

Alan:

I'm not sure that Hasan was a jihadist. However, the argument that was not part of a terrorist organization isn't all that compelling for me.

Salafism, from which our present problem with jihadism sprang, is about the individual's ability to read and interpret the Koran for themselves and act accordingly.

Also, what you are saying is all true. He was angry. He felt wronged. He had a gun. But you are intentionally glossing over the Islamic nature of his crime. As George Pal put it, "The typical angry, emotionally disturbed man who shoots down innocent people is more likely to shout “take that motherfuckers” than "Allahu Akbar"!

Was his being a Muslim just a coincidence that led to his freak out to have an Islamic aspect? Perhaps, but to simply disregard it because he was a lone gunman who was pissed off is too easy.

Anonymous said...

Per:

"Hasan was not part of a terrorist organization and advanced no terrorist cause. He felt he had been wronged and lashed out at people around him."

From ABC News:

November 12, 2009

United States Army Major Nidal Hasan proclaimed himself a "soldier of Allah" on private business cards he obtained over the Internet and kept in a box at his apartment near Fort Hood, Texas.

Major Nidal Hasan's private business card, which he obtained over the Internet and kept in a box at his apartment near Fort Hood, Texas.


Hasan, the alleged perpetrator of last week's fatal shootings in Fort Hood, TX, was charged Thursday with 13 counts of premeditated murder under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which can carry a sentence up to death or life imprisonment.

The cards make no mention of his military affiliation, but underneath his name he listed himself as SoA (SWT). SoA is commonly used on jihadist Web sites as the acronym for Soldier of Allah, according to investigators and experts who have studied such sites. SWT is commonly used by Muslims as an acronym for Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, Glory to God.

"He was making no secret of allegiances," said former FBI agent Brad Garrett, an ABC News consultant.


http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/hasan-multiple-mail-accounts-officials/story?id=9065692

Again ABC, Nov, 16, 2009

Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s military superiors repeatedly ignored or rebuffed his efforts to open criminal prosecutions of soldiers he claimed had confessed to “war crimes” during psychiatric counseling, according to investigative reports circulated among federal law enforcement officials……His last effort to get the attention of military investigators came on Nov. 2, three days before his alleged shooting spree, according to the reports.
Colonel Anthony Febbo at Fort Hood reportedly told investigators he was twice contacted by Hasan, on Nov. 2 and a week earlier in October, about the question of whether he could legally provide information on “war crimes” he had learned in the course of psychiatric counseling he provided soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Col. Febbo told ABC News he could not comment because of the on-going investigation.
His supervisor in the Department of Psychiatry, Captain Naomi Surman, told investigators that Hasan raised similar issues with her in conversations in October, according to documents reviewed by ABC News.
Captain Surman told investigators that Hasan had formally contacted military prosecutors to report patients he was evaluating, according to people briefed on the exchange. She said Hasan signed his e-mails with “Praise Be to Allah.”

Captain Surman, who was scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan with Hasan on Nov. 2 told investigators that Hasan had both social and academic issues in his medical training. She said that on one occasion, Hasan told her she was an infidel who would be “ripped to shreds” and “burn in hell” because she was not Muslim.
An Army spokesperson contacted by ABC News declined to discuss Hasan’s possible motives for the massacre.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/officials-major-hasan-sought-war-crimes-prosecution-us/story?id=9019904

Act like that in the private sector and the ACLU would come down on you like a ton a bricks. Or do they only go after Evangelical Christians?

Mrs. P

Anonymous said...

George, off-topic, who is worthy of supporting with my vote next Tuesday?

Mrs. P

rahowe said...

I am quite content to stick with the conclusions about Hasan that come from my essay "The Group That Will Kill You." I have heard nothing since that changes my mind. He was a devout Muslim, yes. That played a role, yes. But, he was not on jihad and was not part of an organized terrorist group. There is no "Islamic nature" to his crime. What he did is forbidden by most interpretations of Islam. As for the assertion about the shouts of mass killers, I will hold off on conclusions until you can offer evidence. I suspect you are speculating on their words.

George Pal said...

rahowe,

What mass killers yell out is indeed speculation. What Muslim mass killers yell out has pretty much been established.

Under Jihad:
“Writing the truth (jihād bil qalam "struggle of the pen") and speaking truth in front of an oppressor are also forms of jihād.”

Not only did Hasan write and speak the truth in front of oppressors, I believe he had Power Point presentations. Hasan was by this definition a jihadist.


All Muslims Must Make Jihad
“Refer to the verses (4: 71-78) in the Noble Book to understand how Allah urges the Muslims to remain alert and to acquire experience in warfare, in armies and troops, or as individuals, as circumstances may dictate”

Hasan acquires just such experiences, as an individual. Hasan, by this definition is a jihadist

Islam calls every Muslim to jihad. Hasan, by Islam’s own definitions, is a jihadist. Hasan sees himself as a jihadist. Hasan acts the jihadist. The only ones who will not see the Major as a jihadist are the apologists who make excuses such as he’s “angry and emotionally disturbed” or, the military brass who believed he was just fuckin’ with them.

George Pal said...

Mrs. P,

Is it that Tuesday already?

Have you seen the list of candidates for governor?

Adam Andrzejewski, though the only thing that recommends him to me for the moment I take from the last line on the front page of his web site: “Adam Andrzejewski is the only candidate without strong ties to the professional Illinois political class.” That alone, were he to meet an untimely demise, might warrant the commencement for beatification.

Anonymous said...

Yes it is that Tuesday this Tuesday.

I looked at Adam Andrzejewski's site and thought No way could I vote for that hair. Achi-machi. What is it with Illinois and guys with bad hair running for Governor? Didn't you learn anything from Blago?

Or is it that the women here are into bad hair like FLG is into Hot Chicks? Hey, maybe, just maybe the bad hair thingummy is like jihad to Islam, Illinois needs bad hair to keep the corrupt politics going. (That article FLG sited says Islam needs Jihad to keep it going - a mostspiritually profound statement by the by.) If you think about it even more, for a light skinned Negro, Obama has really bad hair. He does. This much be why he was elected in Illinois in the first place because as we've seen from this year, there was no other qualification than bad hair. This also much be why Oprah chose Stedman over Obama. Stedman has great hair and eyebrows.

Mrs. P

Anonymous said...

FLG, did you see this on Michael Moore? If Bush had done this....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDBBsMoeqt0&feature=player_embedded

Mrs. P

George Pal said...

Achi machi Mrs. P, achi machi!?! Not that I'm shocked, but...

Honestly, I hadn’t looked at the hair. I’d lost interest in men’s hair about the time hair lost interest in me. Having looked again at AA, I agree with you, nevertheless he still passes my test: more head than hair.

Anonymous said...

George you shock me!

You also forget I went to finishing school and art school and cannot type not spell worth beans. Also, I'm not FLG therefore not capable of - what is it that you say he's capable of - oh yes, cursing with aplomb.

I looked up Achi-machi only to discover that I've been spelling it incorrectly since the 1990's. Yup. I have. That has to be a record somewhere. It just does. I can easily blame TV for this enormous blunder which is the best bit. In the 90's there was a very funny animated television show called The Critic. I loved that show. The voice talent is/was that incredibly funny guy, John Lovitz who speaks with a NY Jewish accent. Until you showed me what Achi-machi means in the Urban Dictionary, I always thought he as The Critic said Achi-machi. BUT NOOOOOOOO. He said, thanks to Google - Hachi- Machi.

In other words, I heard him wrong. My mistake. Thinking about it, I prefer Achi-machi to Hachi-machi. Achi sounds funnier tha Hachi. Besides and, more importantly, Hachi-machi sounds like the name of the grill cook at Bennihahas hibachi restaurant.

So, about the hair of politicians in Illinois, Hachi-machi.

By the way, this morning on the way to school we passed a Harrier hoovering less than 200 feet up over a cornfield. Life in the Illinois corn is amazing. Those Jihadists from Club Gitmo aren't going to like it one bit.

Another by the way, did you know that the average weight gain at Club Gitmo is 20 lbs. Yup. In fact a lot of the jihadists are struggling with obesity now. Michelle Obama would be wise to focus her efforts on curbing jihadist obesity rather than childhood obesity as she can literally control the diets of the jihadists. She cannot do that with America's children unless she wants to put forth a diet program similar to the one Hitler did. Even No 10 admitted the Nazi soldiers had a healthier diet than their English counterparts. Getting rid of the baklava pastry chef at Club Gitmo would be a good first start for the First Lady. Unless of course, the jihadists have become addicted to pastry and would see this worse than tossing the Koran in the toilet...

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-10-03-guantanamo-weight_x.htm

Mrs. P




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