If the scumbag was so “mortified by the prospect of war,” and “knew so well the realities of war,” why in the HELL did he arm himself to the gills and start shooting unarmed innocent people?? Wouldn’t someone experiencing a crisis of conscience about the horror of war be more likely to, oh I don’t know, start handing out flowers, protesting the war peacefully, or reading up on the teachings of Gandh, or something?
Phyllis Chesler examines the absurdity of the media coverage. She calls it “Sudden Jihad Syndrome” and reminds us of other recent victims of the terrible affliction. She describes the syndrome affecting the misunderstood heroes thusly:
“The attackers are really self-defenders. The jihadist is always the victim. Ask any of the Muslim fathers who have honor murdered their daughters in America in cold blood. They’ll tell you the same thing. She attacked my honor. I had to defend myself. It was an act of pure self-defense. This is precisely what Zein Isa, another Palestinian, and a member of the Abu Nidal terrorist gang, said about killing his 16 year old daughter, Palestina (“Tina”) Isa in 1989 in St Louis, Missouri.
Male Muslim jihadic rage? That is equivalent to 4000 pounds—the weight of the car that Faleh AlMaleki drove over his daughter Noor who died of her profound injuries in Arizona. Ironically, AlMaleki has just been placed on a suicide watch in Arizona—and his compatriot in crime, Muzammil Hassan in Buffalo, is trying to plead temporary insanity (“extreme emotional disturbance”) to explain why he finally beheaded his wife Aasiya, whom he had continually battered.
So: The 4000 pound father in Arizona is really the victim, as is the Buffalo beheader.
Sudden Jihad Syndrome, Personal Jihad Syndrome, call it what you will—these terrible acts should not be psychiatrically diagnosed and excused.”
Oops. Don’t call them the enemy. Don’t blame Islam.
Sorry, but i DO blame Islam. Islam sucks. It sucks big fat kosher hot dogs. I hate Islam not because I’m a Christian (I’m not), and not because I’m a Jew (I’m not), but because I AM A WOMAN. Like the woman at the top of this thread. Like THESE WOMEN. I am a woman like all other women and I blame Islam.
All women, and anyone who believes women are created equal, must blame Islam. Every day. Without hesitation. Without guilt. Without second guessing. Every time a husband chops off his wife’s head because Allah Akbar. Every time a father runs down his daughter in a truck because Allah Akbar. Every time a man throws acid in the face of a little girl on her way to school because Allah Akbar. Every time. Without exception.
Breaking my train to inject this bit of news, sent via Persephone. Remember, don’t blame Islam!
“Islamists in southern Somalia have stoned a man to death for adultery but spared his pregnant girlfriend until she gives birth.
Abas Hussein Abdirahman, 33, was killed in front of a crowd of some 300 people in the port town of Merka. An official from the al-Shabab group said the woman would be killed after she has had her baby.”
Are they going to prop the newborn up in a basket and pelt him or her to death with leetle itty bitty stones until the tiny little baby slowly bleeds to death in excruciating pain and terror?
Islam sucks. Big fat Italian sausages.
I blame Islam because I’m a woman and Islam would enslave or kill me if it could. I don’t want it anywhere near me. If a family of KKK members lived near me I’d feel the same way. The nurse at our public high school is a fundamentalist Christian. My daughters are under strict orders to stay the hell away from her. Once she tried to start a Christian Club at school, and to my everlasting delight, a very funny, very jewish, senior boy joined the club straight off and nominated himself president. Just to undermine her and her agenda. Marvelous. I’m trying to convince my girls and all their friends to organize a campaign against her misogynistic agenda by going to the nurse’s office every day complaining of side effects from pregnancy and asking her for the phone number for the nearest abortion clinic. Or to inundate her with requests for birth control or information about oral sex. Just to undermine her.
So I know that fundamentalist Christianity is a dangerous platform. It is based on BAAAD thoughts and beliefs. I get it. I don’t subscribe to that newsletter nor do I want that newsletter in my home. But give me an everlasting break. To equate the sexist, throwback mindset of Nurse Premaritalsexequalsdoomanddamnation!! with THIS or THIS or THIS is so mind-numbingly illogical and preposterously STUPID that I can only assume that those who DO equate them are either fucking morons who should be happily ignored or dangerous misogynists who should be considered part of the problem and therefore themselves enemies of women.
Ahem. Yes — I AM angry this morning.
Angry because the unemployment rate is 10.2% and that may not be all obama’s fault but george w. bush on a ham sandwich, we needed a LEADER this time around. Someone who could unite, inspire, encourage, and comfort us. We even freaking VOTED FOR HER! (Clinton won 272,809 MORE VOTES than obama. Please don’t EVER forget that Pumas.)
Angry because one of the basic definitions of feminism is that it is “the radical notion that women are people,” but yet SO MANY freaking people can’t seem to understand that this means ISLAM SUCKS if you are a feminist.
Angry because I am sick to death of being told what Puma is and what it isn’t; that we are dead, stupid, racist, fractured, ugly, whatever the hell. The post by Violet is excellent. The comments, with a few obvious and brilliant exceptions, are pretty ridiculous.
Less navel gazing and more action and original thought. How many times must we define and redefine feminism? And when we’re done with that now we must define and redefine Puma??
How about joining the rally and march against the Gang Rapists in Richmond? How about helping the survivor of the gang rape?
How about thinking about the content of Violet Sox’s post; about how utterly betrayed and marginalized women have been by obama and his Democrats on this health care fiasco. How about CONTACTING YOUR REP AND TELLING HIM TO VOTE NO!
Rather than sniping and complaining and criticizing other women, how about getting to god damned work?