Friday, January 26, 2007

Where D'Sousza is wrong

Most of you out there are Christians of various types. All of you have different positions on different items. However, none of the Christians I know would edorse violence agaist non-believers or Gays. Many on the far left like to equate stupid statements by Falwell or Robertson with the rhetoric of the Islamic radicals, but it is rather stupid. In fact most of the comments the media highlights are just stupid rather than dangerous.

If Islam is going to stay in the West it must adapt to our traditions and not the other way around. It is perfectly fine for an Imam to preach about infidels going to hell. It is not okay to advocate violence or criminal acts. Free speech has never included incitement to riot. Moreover, holding Falwell's statements under a microscope and not placing Imamic clerics and spokesmen under similar scrutiny is hypocritical.

There are some on the left who try to equate Kahanist with the idiocy comming from Mosques. Kahanists do not have anywhere near the continual track record of violence
of the Muslim terror groups. Leftists will rail about Baruch Goldstein but that was how long ago. I find it remarkable that there are not dozens of Baruch Goldstein's given what Israel puts up with. Kahanist have a vision that is more goofy than dangerous. The left will rail about deportations, but perpetual war is also just as insane.

The far left does not like when its own temples are held under scrutiny. I am sure the Duck can explain why melanin theory is taught in American Colleges. All of us would be against a white professor using the classroom to claim Blacks are inferior.
Yet one can go to an American University and pay to hear the rantings of a tenured professor rail about Ice and Sun people.

Islam is as Islam does and Disneyfing its history and current events is counter productive. D'Souza is a respected author who got this one wrong.


Always On Watch Two said...

I don't read D'Souza. Clue me in more? Pardon my ignorance.

If Islam is going to stay in the West it must adapt to our traditions and not the other way around. It is perfectly fine for an Imam to preach about infidels going to hell. It is not okay to advocate violence or criminal acts.

I'd like to see more signs of such an adaptation. But with the Saudi dollars pouring in to fund mosques all over the West, I'm not terribly hopeful. That funding has been going on since at least the early 1990s.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

From what I can tell from reviews and interviews with D'Souza about his new book, DD doesn't get it.

Seeing the top of Britney Spears' ass crack is no good reason to hijack planes and fly them into buildings. Nor is it a "common cause" to rally prudish conservative Americans and Muslim radicals together around.

I don't agree that such a dialogue will be productive or meritous. Conservatives can "clean up" America without the help of violence or the threat of violence - by D'Souza's argument Muslim radicals need to see that America is not what they see in movies and TV.

But, I come back to Britney Spears' ass crack and the 9/11 attacks. If you see a disconnect between the two - you're healthy. You have not one insane thought process in your head.

I believe that D'Souza's premise is wrong. American pop culture is not casus belli for jihad, or even considering jihad.

What we need to do is show the Muslims episodes of M.A.S.H.

You see that Arab wearing a dress to try to get out of his assigned military duties?

That's you, Abdul.

Farmer John said...

Dinesh is a very interesting thinker. I think I'll read his book before taking any position. I had a very interesting e-mail exchange w/him about Rousseau once. If D'Souza has any one fault, it's his faith in the works of some of the more modern philosphers like Charles Taylor.

Anonymous said...


While not seeing the top of Britneys crack is good enough to fly into a tower, having seen Dennis Franz crack is enough to make me want to commit suicide!

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...


I have to break company with "conservatives" who believe Britney's ass crack (or Dennis Franz's) is a front in some sort of "culture war," as if covering up her or his butt is going to make America a better place, as if the only thing wrong with America is impulsive automatons who wouldn't shoot up their high schools with firearms if only there were no video games.

Conservatism is about personal responsibility.

Which begs the question: who's responsible for calling Dinesh D'Souza a conservative?

Not me.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...


Charles Taylor the Converse shoe all-star, or Charles Taylor the Boston gas station attendant turned Liberian dictator?

Mr. Ducky said...

Wow, Leonard Jeffries, is he still in the league?

Last I remember of him the courts had upheld his removal as department chairman. Is he still alive?

Mr. Ducky said...

The IRS is going all out against St James Episcopal Church in Pasadena CA for failing to fall in line before HIS ASS-HOLEYNESS®. You see, here in the UNION OF SOVIET JESUS REPUBLICS® you cannot challenge PRESIDENT PETER PAN® because GAWD installed him to be our HOLEY ROMIN' EMPEROR®! And just like China having its Red Guards back in the 60s, we in the UNION OF SOVIET JESUS REPUBLICS® have our own update on them called JESUS CAMP® where kids are indoctrinated by DAVID WHORE O WITT LESS® and his fellow CLOSET QUEENS® to lie any lie in promoting the teachings of SISTER AYN "AS IN MINE" RAND®.

Elmer's Brother said...

britney's crack...well...a small plane maybe..

beakerkin said...


There is an article in todays FPM on the situation.

Lets see Duck Jefferies is still teaching nor is he the only Professor that teaches this idiocy.

Freedomnow said...


Are you serious?

Here is a short list, off the top of my head, of Americans that are obsessed with challenging President Bush :

Michael Moore
Cindy Sheehan
Medea Benjamin
Alec Baldwin
Harry Belafonte
Howard Dean
John Murtha
Amy Goodman
Al Franken
Arianna Huffington
Maureen Dowd
Paul Krugman
Tom Friedman
Jerry Springer
Noam Chomsky
Ramsey Clark
Ralph Nader

Many of these people make mega bucks from their activism against Bush.

You are a liar...

(beak I'm not sure if this comment went through the first time. If it did could you delete this one? If it didnt could you delete this paragraph? ...I am giving you the option to censor my comments, I dont just give that to anyone, cheers)

Brooke said...

I see Ducky has flown south of the deep end again.

Elmer's Brother said...

duhkkky I thought you were our token closet queen

Farmer John said...


Charles Taylor the philosopher and pal of Richard Rorty.

beakerkin said...


You scared the wits out of me I thought you meant the Libera Charles Taylor.

Farmer John said...

Well, maybe D'Sousza leads a double life...

Mr. Ducky said...

Beaker, what are you talking about? All I saw on FPM was a syllabus from the University of Pittsburgh posted by L'il Davey Ho'boy.

It mentioned some Women's studies courses. So what?

I'm much more interested in the way the ass hats are turning on D'Souza since he called out Robert Spencer,B'at Shit and the rest of the bunco artists.

beakerkin said...

The article by Serge Trifkovik has the story.

kuhnkat said...

Little Che Duckshit,



Some day you will actually make a fact based post that has some real THOUGHT behind it and is somewhat on topic. Of course, by that time, we will have gone in the GREAT FLOAT UP!!


Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...


D'Souza seems to be under the impression that Islamic terrorism didn't exist before 25 years ago, thus efficiently annhiliating any hope that you might find some evidence that he's versed in his subject matter.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Of course, maybe D'Souza is right and we should blame leftists like Ducky for 9/11 instead of Islamic terrorism.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

Then again, maybe we should wait for Ducky to rise in D'Souza's defense, so we can point that out.

Warren said...

I see two mistakes in the previous comments but they were just mistakes of omission.

1. Cuz, didn't point out the third buttcrack; Ducky.

2. Although FN pointed out that Ducky is a liar, he didn't point out that Ducky is a buttcrack.