Sunday, January 11, 2015
Sunday Night Cartoon
This is how extremists on the Right want to deal with American Muslims and Muslims in general:
Religious Right Calls for Deportation, Sterilization and Holy War on Muslims
Larry Klayman, fresh from demanding a holy war against President Obama, is demanding a “holy war” against Islam. Klayman also wants an end to immigration of Muslims and, and oh by the way, American Muslims must be deported because “they have no business in our land.”
",,,Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (CADC) calling for a holy war. As the SPLC notes, a Sept. 4 blog post on the group’s site is almost certainly written by Cass, who says Christians must fight back with “overwhelming Christian just war.” The title of the post say it all: “I’m Islamophobic. Are You?” Cass warns that “every true follower of Mohammed wants to…subjugate and murder you. They believe they have been given a mandate by Allah (Satan) to dominate the world.”
And here's one of the Right's "heroes" talking about what he wants done with the Muslims:
Allen West On Ottawa Attack: "Shut Down" Mosques Of Perpetrators And Deport The Imams
Here are some statements made by West:
"Islam is a totalitarian theocratic political ideology, it is not a religion. It has not been a religion since 622 AD, and we need to have individuals stand up and say that."
"He [has] attacked Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who is Muslim, as representing "the antithesis of the principles upon which this country was established."
The former Florida congressman has similarly claimed that "Barack Hussein Obama is an Islamist" and "I don't understand where this president's loyalties lie, and I have to ask the question, whose side is he on?"
RNC Member Promotes White Supremacist Magazine, Says Muslims Are 'Not To Be Tolerated'
And this is what those reactionary pundits, pols, clergy, and bloggers look like when they discuss Muslims:
This is how sane people react to their unhinged rantings:
No one I know makes excuses for the wanton commission of murder of innocents by the criminals who use religion as an excuse to do so. But blaming all Muslims for the crimes of those criminals is as stupid as blaming all Christians for the terrorist acts committed by the Christians who formed the Ku Klux Klan and carried out those murderous terrorist acts as recently as the 1980s.
Everything the reactionary right suggests, everything they believe will solve the jihadist problem is so anti-liberty, anti-Constitutional, anti-American that one wonders what country these people grew up in. Their ideas of deporting Americans , shutting down their places of worship, and refusing entry to immigrants are the ideas of unhinged reactionaries. But as I've said many times, let them deal with their fears and ignorance through harangues and bloviations on blogs. I suppose it's better for them than eating paste and sticking forks in their eyes.
More discussion from Digby:
"...this violence does not actually represent an existential threat to our way of life any more than the much more dramatic events of 9/11 did and those who are losing their grip over it are irrational. The threat to our way of life comes in the reaction and I'm sorry to say that it's these critics who are facilitators in that project.
That is, in fact, whole the point of terrorism and why it's so frustrating to see people who allegedly care about our way of life falling into the trap head first.
After all, we have mass killing in this country all the time and we manage to keep calm and carry on.