Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Right-wing nihilism

Following up on yesterday's laff-fest, we have this shithead preacher and his Qu'ran burning.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A Christian minister vowed Tuesday to go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Qur'an to protest the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks despite warnings from the White House and the top U.S. general in Afghanistan that doing so would endanger American troops overseas.


Jones told the AP in a phone interview that he is also concerned but wonders how many times the U.S. can back down.

"We think it's time to turn the tables, and instead of possibly blaming us for what could happen, we put the blame where it belongs — on the people who would do it," he said. "And maybe instead of addressing us, we should address radical Islam and send a very clear warning that they are not to retaliate in any form."

Um...support the troops?

Let's be very clear about this: Mr. Jones hopes that his provocations will be used as a pretext for violence by Muslim extremists so as to vindicate his racist views about Muslims in general and justify further anti-Muslim violence. Of course, ensconced safely in his nice, suburban existence, he doesn't have to worry about personally being targeted for his actions, but US soldiers overseas? The possibility of them being hurt or killed because of his actions isn't a bug; it's a feature.

Are Americans the worst people on the planet? If not, it certainly ain't for lack of effort.


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