Friday, August 06, 2004

My, What a Big Missile You Have, Grandma
Well, it has certainly been a busy week for those in the growing terror services industry. The fun started last Sunday with the sudden announcement of a Code Orange alert, which may or may not have been based on intelligence dating back to the days of the Holy Roman Empire. Then later in the week we saw the reopening of the Statue of Liberty even as those who would destroy us were being rounded up by authorities here, in Britain, and in Pakistan.

---------------Walt handelsman, Newsday

The arrests in Albany, NY were perhaps the oddest. In that particular incident, the leader of a local mosque was one of two individuals charged with money laundering. The two thought they were helping someone buy a shoulder fired missile launcher as part of a plot to assassinate a Pakistani diplomat. Unfortunately for them, the whole thing turned out to be a sting operation staged by the FBI.

This is truly disturbing news. I mean, what's this world coming to when you can't trust the FBI?

And where the hell does one buy shoulder fired missile launchers anyway? Does Wal-Mart sell those things? Or Target? Should one try pawn shops instead? Are they cheaper by the dozen at Costco?

In the meantime, various members of the Islamic community continue to insist that they are being unfairly singled out for investigations. Islam is a peaceful religion, they insist. It's no different from any other faith. Well, if that's true, how come we never hear about Presbyterian suicide bombers, militant Methodist hijackers, or Southern Baptists beheading hostages? It's probably just that the Zionist controlled news media is suppressing that other stuff.

True story: This morning on the radio I heard an interview with an Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. It was a major exercise in nuance. Remember Bill Clinton's argument about what the definition of "is" is? Well, Hooper put Clinton to shame. This guy was arguing that the two men in Albany did nothing wrong, that they're merely victims of an overzealous FBI sting operation, and that they themselves were not guilty of any actual terrorist acts.

Yeah, right. It's all just a wacky misunderstanding over a shoulder fired missile launcher, like what happened to Lucy Ricardo once. Or maybe it was just intended as a Bar Mitzvah gift for some Jewish kid.

Does Hooper have any idea how much damage he's doing to the perception of Muslims with his continued equivocating? Hell, if you take his argument to its logical conclusion, then the 9/11 hijackers didn't really break any laws till they actually entered the cockpits. Good thing they weren't arrested ahead of time because of unfair ethnic profiling!

We certainly can't be having any of that!!

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