Folks, Simon, like a number of others on the far right are lost in the fear of Islamofascism, whatever the hell that is, the last Islamic political movement by Iqbal was denounced as Communism, so I wonder if Islamofascism is a made up word to frighten the rubes in fly-over country.
Glenn points out the grip this terror of Muslims has on the far right! At last I understand the pre-occupation of Malkin et. ux. with this word. Let's jump.
Folks, a half-mad renegade, roundly disliked by a huge number of his fellow religionists, named al Zawahiri has caused the likes of Glenn Reynolds, RL Simon, Malkin, Limbaugh, and several others that should not be mentioned in polite company to leap up on to their chairs. This mouse, this little tiny mouse, al Zawahiri drives the far right to distraction.
It is amazing what is written in the article. Simon's duplicity and looniness are utterly breathtaking to read and contemplate.
Simon likes gay marraige, and women's rights, and blogging, and enlightenment freedoms and sees all of this threatened by a wild eyed horde of of Arabs and Persians swimming across the Atlantic and attacking us and converting us en masse and killing all who won't convert. In comments one commentor howled about Sweden being majority Muslim soon and how nativist riots are put down in the Neatherlands, but not Islamic riots, and the fear in his writing flowed out like fluid from a lanced boil.
It seems odd to me that Simon on the one hand is utterly terrified of al Zawahiri and Wahabbism though he does not mention Wahabbism, while at the same time supporting Dobson, Robertson and "family values" right wing nut jobs like Brownback, Tancredo, and Huckleberry, err I mean Huckabee.
I hate to break it to Roger and his pals, but Dobson and his gang of friends are not in favor of gay marriage, women's rights, freedom of religion beyond their own, and are about as "enlightened" as Torquemada. I think Mr. Simon fails to see his own schizophrenia in being terrified of some out-of-touch pack of renegades who can't influence much of anything beyond their hideout, and who's fatwas are liked by some in the Islamic world simply because they are anti-American, and not because they are soul-stirring. Yet Roger and pals don't see the monsterous enormity of Dobsonism and Dominionist quackery that threaten the very things Simon ruminates at lenght about, and is so scared for because he feels so threatened by Islamofascism.
Simon wants more war. That is the key. He wants more death and ruin and Roger knows he won't have to fight in it. But Roger bleats, the Islamofascists are coming you know! Don't you understand that they will kill us all?!
Roger, give a war weary, tired-of-the-bullshit, drained, society a break will you, and take your paranoia and run it up your fat ass. Zawahiri is NOT coming here. Not tomorrow, nor in a Democratic administration.
You were wrong about the Iraq war propaganda, Roger. You refuse to see the towering failure that is Afghanistan. You are reduced to getting frightened by a mad thinker who is wildly unpopular, and about as much a leader in the Islamic world, as you are the King of Siam!