Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quickies: Everything Offends Someone Dept.

     Were you aware that remembering Black Tuesday, September 11, 2001, when nineteen young Muslim fanatics hijacked four airliners, flew them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the ground, killed 3000 Americans, did $100 billion in damage, and opened the War on Terrorism, is offensive to Muslims?

     No, really:

     Theo Menon, a Minnesota Student Association representative and member of the College Republicans, realized that the [University of Minnesota] wasn’t doing anything to memorialize 9/11; on Oct. 6, he introduced an MSA proposal to do just that. The very short resolution asked the university to institute a “moment of recognition” during the mornings of all future September 11ths.

     The resolution proved weirdly controversial. According to The Minnesota Republic:

     At-large MSA representative and Director of Diversity and Inclusion David Algadi voiced severe criticism of the resolution. He also made sure to emphasize 9/11’s status as a national tragedy in his response.

     “The passing of this resolution might make a space that is unsafe for students on campus even more unsafe,” said Algadi. “Islamophobia and racism fueled through that are alive and well.”

     My, my.

     Let the emphasized text below be called the Facts Recognition Act:

Facts care nothing for anyone’s opinions.
Facts care nothing for anyone’s feelings.
Facts care nothing for the claims of any ideology.
To be worth anyone’s time and attention,
an ideology must conform to the facts,
not the other way around.

     The facts are simple:

  • Islam is a creed, not a race. There are members of all the world’s races who call themselves Muslims.
  • Islam permits its followers no loyalties except to Islam.
  • Islam condones and encourages violence, fraud, and deceit against “unbelievers:” i.e., non-Muslims.
  • A fraction of the Islamic population of the world estimated at between 10% and 25% really, truly, wants us “unbelievers” either subjugated or beheaded.
  • According to surveys, much – possibly most – of the remainder supports the above fraction’s goals, though it declines to openly endorse its methods.

     Having read and accepted the above – you do, don’t you? If not, just read the BLEEP!ing Qur’an – would you be concerned about hurting Muslims’ tender feelings by memorializing September 11, 2001?

     A word to the wise: A Muslim would feel perfectly justified in killing you for saying that Islam promotes violence. So make a point of being out of his reach, well armed, or both. Preferably both.

     It strikes me as morally and socially imperative that decent Americans one and all stop worrying about offending someone. Worry instead about the pressure on us – especially on our young folks – to wish facts aside for the sake of “solidarity” with their Leftist peers. If someone tries the “I’m offended” gambit on you, read him the Facts Recognition Act and refuse to listen to any backtalk. Do it loudly, and as publicly as you dare. It will be music to the overwhelming majority’s ears. I guarantee it.

     Damn, I should have it printed onto flash cards. Or maybe bumper stickers.

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