Masochistic Republicans Reignite Islamophobic Fever
by IndepEnergy, Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 02:11:11 AM EDT
After George W. Bush allowed the most devastating attacks on United States soil in history, he went on to exploit the American people by dividing us along religious and cultural lines. He launched a ‘crusade against terror’ that acted as a force multiplier, feeding into the darkest emotions of a fearful population. A rabid red-necked sect was spawned with newfound power.
Alas, this adrenaline high could not be sustained. The gun totin’ wild west hero who promised to bring home the evil, dark-skinned villain ‘dead or alive’ failed on both counts. The swooning ecstasy of inevitable victory devolved into melancholy, leaving empty shells amongst the right wing.
Like unrepentant junkies unable to cope with their addiction, Islamophobes have leapt at the opportunity to fill their bin Laden-less void. When conservative blogger Pam Geller served up the brown Muslim face of the Imam, her cohorts snapped it up like shark bait.
It matters not that the mosque is not a mosque.
It matters not that it’s not on Ground Zero.
The bodies rot and what matters, ist Hass.
The terror plot will not have a hero.
The latest relapse of anti-Muslim mania masks the cold underlying fact that no party has stood trial for the heinous acts of 9/11. Despite the decrees issued by the news ticker that Fox launched during the attacks, no suspect has faced the scrutiny of an unbiased jury, no prosecutor has presented evidence to the public, and no witnesses have testified, let alone been cross-examined.
The question of constitutionality should not only refer to religious freedom but to the right to face one’s accuser. As we’ve seen in the Pat Tillman saga, the Bush administration was perfectly capable of fabricating a narrative from whole cloth. For any who believe that the corporate news media is not willing to facilitate such a large scale hoax, I would suggest taking a look at the fake Russian invasion broadcast earlier this year to Georgian viewers.
As some final food for thought the documentary “Zero”, produced by a European member of parliament, explores how the amount of physical evidence supporting the legal prosecution of Osama bin Laden for 9/11 is so slim that the FBI itself does not list him as a suspect.