Friday, May 6, 2011

Enough with the Crusader Rabbits already!
(Or Why Terry Jones Is Evil ... And Wrong)

I saw the future a couple of years ago while in Cologne, Germany.... [W]e toured the city and wanted to see the cathedral. The square around the cathedral was filled with protesting Turkish Muslims, who took umbrage at some television show the week before.... When a native was asked about this, he replied that they come out every Sunday to complain about some other perceived slight. The Permanently Pi**ed Off Religion of Peace. –– American Thinker poster Easyed43, May 1, 2011

There is a pernicious new species of bigot abroad in the land: supposedly conservative, claiming (usually) to be Christians, but completely ignorant of what Christians really believe in; revelling in the supposed EEEEEVIL MOOOSLIMS who "want to take over the world" in a "new caliphate" and "turn all Christians and Jews into dhimmi slaves", yadda yaddaa... while hiding in their parent's basements and posting under pseudonyms.

I call 'em Crusader Rabbits: they're like chicken hawks, but worse. (And by 'worse than chicken hawks' I mean that in BOTH senses.)

One example of this variety of particularly lame lepus is the eternally loathesome Rick Martinez, AKA Twadjie, AKA "Rodan", at ""

A second example is my nameless sitepest, who shows up about every two weeks to spew. Based on commonalities of writing style, I assume he, too, is Rick Martinez, but I can't be sure.

There was even an attempt by certain bigots to start an "anti-Islamist" (read, anti-Islamic) website under the name Crusader Rabbit a few years ago. And, no, I'm not going to provide a link; that's why God created Google.

A much more subtle example -- subtle enough at least to be taken seriously enough by the publisher of The American Thinker to be given editorial space -- ranted last week about the near riot when some soul-damaged dimwit who'd tried to burn a Koran in public decided to rub Dearborn's nose in it.

The piece, Andrew. G. Bostom's "Dearborn, Michigan: America's First Sharia-Compliant Muslim Enclave?", is for some reason no longer listed on AT's main page, but can still be read here.

The typical response to these can be found, appallingly, on's comment page, in which readers responded by referring to Dearborn as "Dirtbagistan.... Turdistan.... Get the Heck- Out -Of -There- Stan...." and similar witticisms. FreeRepublic was worse: "What if 100,000 of us descended on the place armed?" or "As many shoes as they throw must be all of em walking around barefooted".

I'm assuming that Thomas Lifson at AT, a man I admire, showed some second thoughts and in good sense decided to pull the piece from his site; in any case, it no longer appears to be available.

For good reason. Mr. Bostom's screed is, frankly, repugnant to anyone with even the slightest understanding of what is at stake.

Terry Jones -- I refer not the Monty Python genius, to whom goes all honor, but the vile little Koran-burning preacher from Florida -- came here to deliberately diss, not merely a book, but the entire the immigrant community in Dearborn, Michigan, a city they call home. And by this man's argument, the police decision to prevent a riot somehow constituted a violation of his First Amendment rights.

Bullshit, little Eva.

It is time that a fifth-generation Detroiter, someone who actually knows Muslims from Dearborn personally -- who is also a lifetime Republican, a conservative, and a Tea Party supporter -- to stand up to those who think that Jones is a "conservative" or believe he is acting patriotically or as a Christian believes when he tries to burn a Koran in front of a mob of Muslims.

Let's be clear: the Muslims in Dearborn are enraged about the attempt to destroy the Koran in their hometown.

And they have every right to be enraged.

It's not Sharia Law to not want to see your holiest thing desecrated. It's human nature, and basic justice, that you are let be to worship as you want.

I have a number of contacts in the Islamic community in Dearborn -- a former whites-only racist sanctuary ("Keep Dearborn Clean!") when it was run by Orville Hubbard lo those many years ago -- and I have yet to encounter a single one who views their community as either Islamist or even Islamic. They know that they live in an American city, under American laws. The enormous majority of them came here because they don't want to live in an Islamist state. And: They are not stupid.

Not so Mr. Jones. Jones has malignly violated one of the primary rules of civilized life: thou shalt not crap on another man's altar, even if you don't believe in it.

Now, to express disagreement, indeed, vituperative disrespect, for the precepts or followers of another's religion is entirely within the meaning of the freedoms of the First Amendment. One can express disdain for someone else's faith in print, or even in speech: thus the long standing annoyances of, say, anti-Catholic rantings in the comic books of "Jack T. Chick," or the march of Nazis through Skokie, Illinois, must be taken in stride. Freedom of speech and religion means freedom of religion for the other guy, too, whether you like it or not.

But even so, there is a line that one does not cross.

One does not paint a swastika on a synagogue. One does not knowingly buy a Whopper for a Hindu. One does not smash a prayer shrine or a cross on the side of a freeway.

And no, one does not publicly burn a Koran. Ever. Even if you believe it's utterly false. And even if the First Amendment seems to allow it.

It's not hard to see why.

To a Muslim -- to a Muslim, mind -- the Koran is the very manifestation of God Himself.

The fact that it is (ahem) a mere book to anybody who is not a Muslim does not change the fact that that is precisely how it is seen by Islamic believers. A non believer can respect this fact without buying into the belief, just as one can respect the scrolls of the Torah without believing that they represent the Last Word of God.

Burning a Koran is not a mere attempt by Jones to preach. It is an aggressive act of destructive religious hostility. Some acts of religious hostility are so profound that they betray a particular level of vileness by the actor–indeed, approaching the Satanic.

Those who compare burning a Koran to burning a Bible miss the point entirely. An individual Bible, even to the most zealous of Sola Scriptura advocates, is not The Bible. The Bible cannot be destroyed. The words of the Bible resound regardless of the fate of any particular volume, so the violent and willed violent destruction of a single Bible is no more (or less) disturbing than the destruction of any book.

Not so in Islam. The destruction of a Koran, to a Muslim believer, is quite different: it is considered a direct affront to God Himself: akin (if one is Catholic or Orthodox) to the desecration of a consecrated Communion Host, the very Body and Blood of Christ.

This is not an idle comparison. Muslims view the Koran as essentially holy in itself. And there are indeed profoundly evil individuals who yearn to desecrate the Blessed Sacrament: hence the heavy security in even the most humble of Catholic parishes given for consecrated but unconsumed Hosts. Likewise, there are those who yearn to desecrate other symbols of God, not out of a zeal for their own vision of God but out of an impenitent spite against God Himself, no matter how clothed.

Thus the outrage of those, like Dearborn's Islamic community, is perfectly understandable even if one does not believe, or even consciously and formally rejects, the claims made by the Koran.

A mere review of the article's comments -- not to mention in or -- shows that Dearborn's Islamic community has reason to be concerned about someone who would do this. Far too many Conservatives think that to be patriotic or to uphold Christianity requires that you say vile things about Islam or Muslims. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Jones could not possibly be more wrong, nor those who support him.

The destruction of a Koran in Dearborn goes beyond mere symbolism. It becomes a visible threat of the destruction of the community. A man who fears not God (in the eyes of the Muslim) would certainly not fear to try to destroy those who believe in Him as a Muslim does. The smoke arising from a burned Koran is, to a Muslim, the smoke of Hell and of genocide.

This is not an idle threat: it has happened in our lifetimes already. There is already one group of people, certain politicians, soldiers and other individuals of the soi-disant "Republika Srpska" in Bosnia, with the blood of anti-Muslim genocide on their hands. And Muslims in Dearborn remember this. What has happened once, and in recent memory, can certainly happen again.

To acknowledge that reality is not to endorse Sharia, it is merely to acknowledge the Islamic community as fellow members of the human race, with beliefs (and fears!) as profound as one's own, even if they are not adhered to by others.

Leave them alone.

It is time for us who are part of the American Conservative movement to acknowledge those among them who seem to blithely support the burning of the Koran and the destruction of Islam, and spit them forth, in the way Israel reacted to the blasphemous violence of Baruch Goldstein at the Cave of the Patriarchs. There is no room for Crusader Rabbits in the conservative movement.

It is not necessary to desecrate that held holy by Islam while still opposing it. Indeed, it is both wrong and counterproductive.

Islam has much to answer for in the realm of human rights... but not necessarily more than many other peoples. For instance: EasyEd43, quoted above, mentioned that in Cologne, Germany, the Muslims protest weekly. And for some reason the Jewish community of Cologne, who no doubt would have far more to be aggrieved about by Germany than Muslims ever have, for some reason never protest at all. EasyEd43 should contemplate why this is so ... and tremble.

For "where they burn books, they will also in the end burn men." - Heinrich Heine.


  1. You must bored or lack mad reading skills to make a post like this.

    I'll keep posting this comment until you are dead :)

  2. you are a jihadist, you COWARD

    Versus which proscribe violence against infidels (Christians, Jews, anyone who is not a Muslim) :

    The Qur'an:

    Sura (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah." There is a good case to be made that the overall context of these verses is defensive war, however, there are two worrisome pieces to this passage. The first is that the killing of others is authorized in the event of "persecution." The second is that fighting may persist until "religion is for Allah."

    Sura (2:244) - "Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things."

    Sura (2:216) - "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."

    Sura (3:56) - "As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."

    Sura (3:151) - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority". This speaks directly of killing Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be 'joining companions to Allah').

    Sura (4:74) - "Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward."

    Sura (4:76) - "Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…"

    Sura (4:89) - "They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks."

    Sura (4:95) - "Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-" This passage not only criticizes "peaceful" Muslims who do not join in the violence, but also demolishes the modern myth that "Jihad" doesn't mean holy war in the Qur'an, but rather a spiritual struggle. Not only is the Arabic word used in this passage, but it is clearly not referring to anything spiritual, since the physically disabled are given exemption. (The Hadith reveals the context of the passage to be in response to a blind man's protest that he is unable to engage in Jihad).

    Sura (4:104) - "And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain..." Pursuing an injured enemy is not an act of self-defense.

    Sura (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"

  3. READ CAREFULLY you anti-Christian coward racist jihadist

    Sura (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"

    Sura (8:15) - "O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. (16)Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey's end."

    Sura (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah"

    Sura (8:57) - "If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember."

    Sura (8:59-60) - "And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah's Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape. Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy."

    Sura (9:5) - "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them."

    Sura (9:14) - "Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace..."

    Sura (9:20) - "Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah's way are of much greater worth in Allah's sight. These are they who are triumphant." The "striving" spoken of here is Jihad.

    Sura (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."

    Sura (9:30) - "And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!"

    Sura (9:38-39) - "O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place." This is a warning to those who refuse to fight, that they will be punished with Hell.

    Sura (9:41) - "Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah! That is best for you if ye but knew."

    Sura (9:73) - "O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination."

    Sura (9:88) - "But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they who will prosper."

    Sura (9:111) - "Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme."

    Sura (9:123) - "O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness."

  4. Sura (21:44) - "We gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the period grew long for them; See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win?"

    Sura (25:52) - "Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness, with the (Qur'an)." "Strive against" is Jihad, obviously not in the personal context. It's also significant to point out that this is a Meccan verse.

    Sura (47:4) - "So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks until when you have overcome them, then make (them) prisoners,"

    Sura (47:35) - "Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost: for Allah is with you,"

    Sura (48:17) - "There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom."

    Sura (48:29) - "Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves"

    Sura (61:4) - "Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way"

    Sura (61:10-12) - "O ye who believe! Shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty?- That ye believe in Allah and His Messenger, and that ye strive (your utmost) in the Cause of Allah, with your property and your persons: That will be best for you, if ye but knew! He will forgive you your sins, and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, and to beautiful mansions in Gardens of Eternity." This verse was given in battle. It uses the Arabic word, Jihad.

    Sura (66:9) - "O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey's end." The root word of "Jihad" is used again here. The context is clearly holy war, and the scope of violence is broadened to include "hypocrites," those who call themselves Muslims but do not act as such.

    From the Hadith:

    Bukhari (52:177) - Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."

    Bukhari (52:256) - The Prophet... was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, "They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans)." In this command, Muhammad establishes that it is permissible to kill non-combatants in the process of killing a perceived enemy. This provides justification for the many Islamic terror bombings.

    Abu Dawud (14:2526) - The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, "There is no god but Allah" and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist)

    Abu Dawud (14:2527) - The Prophet said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious

    Muslim (1:33) - the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah

  5. Dear Almost-Nameless-Probably-Rick-Martinez Sitepest:

    Welcome back! Did Dad show you how to do an internet search?

    I'd accuse you of having an extra 21st chromosome, but that would give a moral excuse for the level of moronity you display here.

  6. Here is my answer, from the final section of C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Proposes a Toast.

    Screwtape, a very senior devil, is addressing the Temptor's College graduation dinner.

    "...But now for the pleasantest part of my duty. It falls to my lot to propose on behalf of the guests the health of Principal Slubgob and the Tempters' Training College. Fill your glasses. What is this I see? What is this delicious bouquet I inhale? Can it be? Mr. Principal, I unsay all my hard words about the dinner. I see, and smell, that even under wartime conditions the College cellar still has a few dozen of sound old vintage *Pharisee*. Well, well, well. This is like old times. Hold it beneath your nostrils for a moment, gentledevils. Hold it up to the light. Look at those fiery streaks that writhe and tangle in its dark heart, as if they were contending. And so they are. You know how this wine is blended? Different types of Pharisee have been harvested, trodden, and fermented together to produce its subtle flavour. Types that were most antagonistic to one another on earth. Some were all rules and relics and rosaries; others were all drab clothes, long faces, and petty traditional abstinences from wine or cards or the theatre. Both had in common their self-righteousness and the almost infinite distance between their actual outlook and anything the Enemy really is or commands."

    ****"The wickedness of other religions was the really live doctrine in the religion of each; slander was its gospel and denigration its litany.****

    How they hated each other up there where the sun shone! How much more they hate each other now that they are forever conjoined but not reconciled. Their astonishment, their resentment, at the combination, the festering of their eternally impenitent spite, passing into our spiritual digestion, will work like fire. Dark fire. All said and done, my friends, and it will be an ill day for us if what most humans mean by 'religion' ever vanishes from the Earth. It can still send us the truly delicious sins. The fine flower of unholiness can grow only in the close neighbourhood of the Holy. Nowhere do we tempt so successfully as on the very steps of the altar.

    - C.S. Lewis, "Screwtape Proposes a Toast"

    I trust you recognize yourself as a wine grape, O Nameless One. Best not to go there!

  7. what the hell are you talking, WTF? dude you need help.

    RESPOND TO THE KORAN saying that it must KILL JEWS!

    you can't respond you jihadist coward, we know whose payroll you are on, we are building a terroist case against you

    we know that you are planning a terrorist attack with your muslims in dearborn.

    we are calling the FBI on you

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  9. please respond to the Koran, this has nothing to do with you, please please please for once in your cowardly life, please RESPOND to EVIDENCE insteand of acting like you have some kind of psychiatric disorder,

  10. please respond you sicko

    Bukhari (52:177) - Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."

  11. what the hell are you talking, WTF? dude you need help.

    RESPOND TO THE KORAN saying that it must KILL JEWS!

    you can't respond you jihadist coward, we know whose payroll you are on, we are building a terroist case against you

    we know that you are planning a terrorist attack with your muslims in dearborn.

    we are calling the FBI on you


Keep it clean for gene.