by John Hawkins | December 2, 2008 8:00 am
As bizarre and surreal as this story may seem, it’s oddly typical of the attitude on the left here in America and across the world,
On the evening of Nov. 26, the biggest names in Bollywood walked the red carpet at the Bombay premiere of “The President Is Coming,” a comedy about six 20-somethings vying to win the right to shake hands with President Bush.
Among those in attendance at the star-studded premiere Wednesday evening was Bollywood’s “new heartthrob” Imran Khan, who proudly posed for paparazzi donning a T-shirt with Mr. Bush’s face sandwiched between the words “International Terrorist.”
Mr. Khan – a member of India’s Muslim minority – chose not to mock international terrorists who kill in the name of Allah. He and his co-religionists know the deadly results for those who do.
At the precise moment Mr. Khan and hundreds of others making their fortunes in the multibillion-dollar Indian movie business were watching “The President Is Coming,” only a few blocks away, 10 20-something Muslim extremists began a horrific three-day terror spree.
…Mr. Khan’s uncle Aamir Khan, another prominent Bollywood actor, director and film producer, also sought to redirect responsibility for the monstrous violence.
“I dread to think of how various political parties are now going to try and use this tragedy to further their political careers. At least now they should learn to not divide people and instead become responsible leaders,” the elder Mr. Khan blogged. “When will these politicians realize and admit that terrorists have no religion. Terrorists are not Hindu or Muslim or Christian. They are not people of religion or God. They are people who have gone totally sick in their head and have to be dealt with in that manner.”
Despite the fact that the terrorists keep telling people over and over again that they’re Muslims who are killing people in the name of Allah, the left has to pretend that they’re crazy and that the hundreds of millions of Muslims who support them don’t exist. The implications of actually acknowledging that to a significant percentage of Muslims, Islam is a murderous death cult, not a “religion of peace,” are just too scary and overwhelming for people.
So instead, they’d rather pretend that people actually trying to stop the terrorists are the problem. Whatever his flaws may be, Bush liberated 50 million Muslims, was responsible for the deaths of countless terrorists, and struck more blows at the terrorist networks than the rest of the planet combined — but, he has to be an “international terrorist” because it’s easier than facing up to reality.
Yes, there are a lot of Muslims who want to kill us — whether the “we” in question are Americans, Israelis, Westerners, Indians, or just Muslims who want freedom and democracy for their families. Worse yet, these Muslims that want to kill us? We have no reliable way of telling them apart from the “moderate” Muslims who are no threat — and those moderate Muslims? Generally, either because they are sympathetic to the terrorists, intimidated by them, and just aren’t inclined to speak up, they are much more likely to oppose the people who are fighting terrorists than the terrorists themselves.
Combine that with a world where weapons of mass destruction seem to be spreading and much of the Western world is so handcuffed by political correctness that they’d literally prefer to die by the thousands than risk seeming rude and you have the recipe for a potential cataclysm.
That’s why it’s easier for a lot of people to just wear their Bush is an “international terrorist” shirt and not think too much about it.
Hat tip to Gateway Pundit for the story.
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