- “I hate Christians and Jews. I don’t know why. I don’t have any apparent reason to hate them but I always hear my mom talking badly about them. She hates them too, and this is why I hate them, I guess. Mom has always told me that Muslims are Allah’s favorite people,” — F., a 15-year-old Tunisian girl.
- “They said that non-Muslims deserve to die; we should have no pity for them. They will burn in hell, anyway.” — M., a 16-year-old Tunisian boy.
Quotes from a Gatestone Institute article written by Tharwa Boulifi. She doesn’t endorse what they are saying, but these are her peers on social media.
“The Sultan’s Harem”, a Turkish TV series popular in Tunisia, shows attractive concubines trying to seduce the Sultan by dancing, singing, and being obedient and submissive — all of which can encourage girls to join the “sexual jihad”, by which girls provide sex to jihadists.
I really hope that is not her name, because she has identified the direction that Islamic countries must take. That’s not going to make her popular.
We always think that it is in Iraq or in Syria that we should fight terrorism. But the battleground is in schools, in homes, on TV and on social media. It is there that we need to fight extremist ideologies and racial and religious hate — they are the starting point of every terrorist.
I think the culture there will change when the price a country pays for the current path is too high. I don’t think there are any easy, or non-violent solutions.
From the Aberdeen Times, Moore County, NC.
Just taking a guess here. Somebody did not know there was a damn there.
Update: There are some good comments below about the rule of law. That quaint concept that no one is above the law, and that if Hillary Clinton is guilty of a crime, then she should be punished. I really, really want to believe that there are enough people with that attitude that we can make a difference. We might find out next week.
Now wait. Hear me out. Let’s let these words from Tom Quiner set the stage:
Hillary Clinton’s presidency is shot.
It doesn’t matter whether she wins or loses on election day, her presidency is over. Odds are that she will garner enough electoral votes to win on November 8th. But if and when she is sworn in, she won’t be able to govern.
The specter of emailgate will poison every initiative, every decision, every utterance until the inevitable Constitutional showdown. Three decades of corruption will inevitably come to a head.
The FBI has ensured that the chaos that always swirls around the Clintons will continue.
They have reopened their investigation into Hillary’s missing emails in light of discovering a new treasure trove of them on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
I pray the words “Anthony Weiner’s laptop” should never appear in print in a story about you. And people! stop using the word ‘probe’ in the story about Anthony Weiner. Funny once. Now it just hurts.
The United States government must not be headed by someone mired in scandal. I remember the Nixon years. We don’t need to live through that again, as they directly led to the election of Jimmy Carter, a man so honorable and honest that until recently he was considered the worst president of the United States. Soon to be third worst.
If Hillary is elected, we need to give the country a clean slate. Stop the investigations.
This will allow the country to bury the past, if not discover the crimes. If enough people are convinced she should be president that she actually wins…then she needs to serve without old scandals around her neck. She doesn’t deserve it, but the president needs it.
The impeachment concept of the Constitution was put in place to save us from an already elected official, whose high crimes and misdemeanors come to light. We know she’s a liar, we know she was careless with secret information, and we know she stood by while Americans were killed in Benghazi. If the American people elect her anyway, they are saying clearly that those things don’t matter.
On the other hand, I’m betting Hillary Clinton can’t govern for six months without committing a felony in office. When she does, she gets no do-overs of the pardon. Put her in a cell with Manson, and be ready to carry Charlie out on a stretcher the next morning.
Because we’re gonna need it.
So, what have you been up to?
As you know, my main job here isn’t really to annoy liberals. I do try to write things from a common sense and conservative perspective, and I try to leave mean stuff at the door.
The Editor-in-Chef, and President of Bad Spellers Anonymon, Dave Alexander
I think, Limbaugh, Hannity and Savage hurt the conservative cause when they name call. And nobody can learn if the’re being insulted.
So I’m really not here to brag. I’d like to tell about some of the things I learned when thousands of liberals visited, then commented somewhere else about my writing.
- Very few constructive comments came in here. In other words, of thousands of people who disagreed, very few voiced their opinion directly to the guy who wrote the essay.
- One guy said “Your blog sucks.” and another used an obvious gay slur, but used it to accuse me of fearing XYZ….those letters standing in for a collection of homosexual slurs. My point: There is an anti-homosexual undercurrent in the left, which is at least as strong as you find in the right. Maybe more. I suspect there is an equally anti-minority theme under the surface of liberal America.
- It’s better to ignore stuff. I have not gone and visited the site in question, and don’t plan to. I have continually suggested Bill Schmalfeldt ignore Billy Sez, Thinking Man’s Zombie, Hogewash!, Kimberlin Unmasked and this Craft Blog.
- Clicks are really not worth anything. Regular readers are worth it all.
- My essay about how I think liberals think might have been totally off base in some areas, but it was annoying enough to send thousands of left wing folks here, and lots of them put their objections into writing. That’s actually great in a way. That is exactly how Americans learn. We take a position, then try to justify it. Attention teachers: This is one way to get students engaged. On the other hand, a deep thinker might also look at evidence from different sources.
- Some people on the left severely underestimate your knowledge about the issues. One writer here suggested that I was just trusting whatever I saw on Fox news. We don’t watch cable at my house, I listen to NPR on the way to work when the signal comes in and rarely have the time for talk radio. I probably read or scan 100 stories a day, and write about three. My sources are almost never Fox, Drudge or Alex Jones. In addition, my conservatism is the result of lots of looking. I want to find the answers to the problems in my church and my nation. That takes varied study. I’m always happy when people do some of their studying here.
My last words on the topic. Have a great week.