Skip to main content

Glenn Greenwald does a short entry today and makes mincemeat out of Bedwetter Media co-founder Roger L. Simon. Glenn's article is here.

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!    

Originally posted to boilerman10 on Mon Aug 13, 2007 at 11:50 AM PDT.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  Alms for the plumber. (20+ / 0-)

    It's a "wait for the suppliers to deliver" day.

    so, I am hanging out here, for now.

    have a great day, all of you!

    Today, 8/13/07, 3689 Americans, and untold Iraqis are dead, tens of thousands more maimed. What are YOU going to do today to help end the Bush/Republican war?

    by boilerman10 on Mon Aug 13, 2007 at 11:51:22 AM PDT

  •  What they are afraid of (4+ / 0-)

    Suitcase nuke, or just a dirty bomb.

    Problem is, the things that George Bush is doing to prevent that possibility not only fail to address the threat, they arguably increase the likelihood of it happening.

    We know AQ likes to go low-tech, so one of the more probable kinds of attacks would just be an ordinary gym bag filled with plutonium powder and a half-dozen sticks of dynamite, or a brick of plastique.

    One dude, setting that off in downtown Manhattan, would Chernobyl the entire city, possibly for a long, long time. Could happen. But the chance is somewhat less if you, oh... I don't know, inflame the Middle East with an occupation, torturing and killing innocent people, shaming and humiliating them, stuff like that.

    But the Malkin/Reynolds/Redstate cheerleaders have a very weird and bizarre theory that we can "frighten" potential terrorists by "acting tough." Somehow, this is supposed to neutralize the danger. It's the single greatest fallacy in their faulty logic.

    Every day's another chance to stick it to The Man. - dls.

    by The Raven on Mon Aug 13, 2007 at 12:24:54 PM PDT

  •  they just hate it that everyone doesn't (4+ / 0-)

    agree with them. You hear the same incredulity whenever rudi speaks about no mentions of islamic terrorism in Democratic debates, while everyone in attendance at pub debates wets their pants at the mere mention of the name Habib. They see things in such stark monotones.  

    A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

    by dougymi on Mon Aug 13, 2007 at 12:43:06 PM PDT

  •  Like Your Writing Style (0+ / 0-)

    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.

    That about sums it up for me. Is there any real difference between our radical right wing, and the Middle East's radical right wing?  Besides the burkha, which I understand is being pushed in some circles. An Americanized version of course.

    I think our uniquely American Al-Qaida is only different from theirs in that it is just a little further down the path of religious fervor from ours.

    Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. - Lao Tzu

    by FLDemJax on Mon Aug 13, 2007 at 03:33:01 PM PDT

    •  Thank you. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Today, 8/13/07, 3689 Americans, and untold Iraqis are dead, tens of thousands more maimed. What are YOU going to do today to help end the Bush/Republican war?

      by boilerman10 on Mon Aug 13, 2007 at 04:30:49 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site