Masochistic Republicans Reignite Islamophobic Fever

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.

Tags: Islamophobia, Manhattan, 9/11, mosque (all tags)

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"Osama bin Laden for 9/11 is so slim that the FBI itself does not list him as a suspect."

Wasn't there a video found and exposed of OBL explaining the Twin Towers attack to an imam in Afganistan?

by MainStreet 2010-08-18 10:50AM | 0 recs
RE: "Osama bin Laden for 9/11 is so slim that the FBI itself does not list him as a suspect."

No, there was a report that video of the CIA interrogating Ramzi Binalshibh has been uncovered.

by IndepEnergy 2010-08-18 12:04PM | 0 recs
RE: "Osama bin Laden for 9/11 is so slim that the FBI itself does not list him as a suspect."

Wikipedia:

In November 2001, US forces recovered a videotape from a bombed house in Jalalabad, Afghanistan which showed Osama bin Laden talking to Khaled al-Harbi. In the tape, bin Laden talks of planning the attacks. Translations from the tape include the following lines:

...we calculated in advance the number of casualties from the enemy, who would be killed based on the position of the tower. We calculated that the floors that would be hit would be three or four floors. I was the most optimistic of them all...We had notification since the previous Thursday that the event would take place that day. We had finished our work that day and had the radio on...Muhammad (Atta) from the Egyptian family (meaning the al-Qaeda Egyptian group), was in charge of the group...The brothers, who conducted the operation, all they knew was that they have a martyrdom operation and we asked each of them to go to America but they didn't know anything about the operation, not even one letter. But they were trained and we did not reveal the operation to them until they are there and just before they boarded the planes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsibility_for_the_September_11_attacks#Osama_bin_Laden_statements_after_9.2F11

This is the video I remember seeing.

 

by MainStreet 2010-08-19 11:33AM | 0 recs
Wow

You really are a clueless moron. GW allowed the attack...you mean the same way Bill Clinton allowed the attacks on the USS Kohl? the First WTC attack, and so forth? Give it a rest with your nonsense. By the way Howard Dean called the Mosque near WTC an affront to common sense and decency.  Go live in the desert with Osama your moron...

by BuckeyeBlogger 2010-08-18 11:28PM | 2 recs
Save it, asshole

Why don't you go fuck yourself.

by IndepEnergy 2010-08-18 11:53PM | 0 recs
So you think the GOP is masochistic? Think again.

I realize that radicals like yourself have nothing but contempt for average Americans, but that doesn't give you the right to ignore reality. Current polling indicates that in numbers ranging from 62-70%, Americans oppose the building of a mosque at Ground Zero.

Given that inconvenient truth, logic would suggest that it's Mr. Obama who is the masochist, by wading into this controversy with his incoherent remarks, which vary depending on what day it is.

Regardless of which Obama statement you accept as his true position on the mosque, it's a loser for him and his party. Republicans stand to gain from Obama's botching of this issue.

The silver lining for you and other Obama groupies is that at this point, he'd probably rather talk about the mosque than the economy. (Hint: check out this AM's numbers on new initial jobless claims....)

 

by BJJ Fighter 2010-08-19 12:11PM | 1 recs
RE: So you think the GOP is masochistic? Think again.

Man, you are spot on.....

by BuckeyeBlogger 2010-08-19 01:37PM | 0 recs
such witty commentarty

Wow such witty commentary. You have been flagged and reported for abusive language.

by BuckeyeBlogger 2010-08-19 11:16AM | 1 recs

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