The cold war is over and I often get the feeling that Islam and the Arab world came along as a convenient new enemy. A new bipolar opposite to west. We in the west often seem to define ourselves, our culture, ourselves and our values in a binary opposite to other cultures. Our enemy and our other at the moment seems to be the religion of Islam.
Right, Western Civilisation can not exist in any coherent form unless it finds something to oppose. And the latest meme it is opposing is Islam. How simplistic of me not to realise this. Do I need a sarcasm tag? Did not think so. So lets proceed.After a paragraph in which Tine Hansen lists all the ways Spencer and his blog Jihad Watch document the hate and intolerance of extreme Islam, Hansen brushes it all under the rug, so to speak, by using one of the magic phrases the Left is so enamoured with.
At first it was quite shocking to me to see a blog that is so filled with fear, ignorance prejudice and intolerance on a top 100 list of most popular blogs.Since it is so full of ignorance and fear, just move along fellow Eloi since there is nothing to see. And finally we are treated with what Tine Hansen believes to be of greater import than a homicidal maniac intent on beheading you to save your soul.
I have to say it worries and frightens me that we as people on this earth despite the major struggles like global warming facing us as a species have to continue to fight amongst our self and spread hate about people who believe different things then us.
That is right dear readers, global warming is far more dangerous. And as an aside, I thought I crafted some run on sentences with missing punctuation. Crikies.
But all is not lost as Tine Hansen offers, to those who worry about radical Islam, a bit of feel good navel gazing.
to Robert Spencer I wish to link you to some quotes on tolerance and if you are still feeling a bit glum you can always check out blog No. 96 "cute overload" on the top 100 for a little heart warming.Thats right, get out the tamobrines and sing Kumbaya. If that does not work, then read some heart warming quotes on tolerance. Then everything will be just smashing. Brillant! Not.