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Bloviating Zeppelin: Impolitically Correct

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Impolitically Correct

I'll wager this is a take on Mohammad the Teddy Bear you've not yet (nor will you likely ever) read:

Gillian Gibbons deserves every bit of those 15 days she received, and more. In fact, I posit she actually should have been flogged. It would have been better. For her, for Sudan, for people like her, for those ignorant of Islam.

Originally, from CBS News:

AP) Sudanese authorities on Tuesday questioned a British teacher who could face charges of insulting religion -- a crime punishable by up to 40 lashes -- after she allowed her young students to name a teddy bear Muhammad in a class project.

Gillian Gibbons was arrested Sunday after one of her pupils' parents complained, accusing her of naming the bear after Islam's prophet and founder. Muhammad is a common name among Muslim men, but giving the prophet's name to an animal would be seen as insulting by many Muslims.

Gibbons was being questioned on suspicion of abuse of religion, a charge that is punishable by up to six months in prison, a fine or flogging of up to 40 lashes under Sudan's Islamic law-based legal system.

Several Sudanese newspapers ran a statement Tuesday reportedly from Unity High School in Khartoum where Gibbons taught, saying the administration "offers an official apology to the students and their families and all Muslims for what came from an individual initiative." It said Gibbons had been "removed from her work at the school."

Incidentally, one thing you may not have read: in terms of the stuffed plush white Teddy Bear, Gibbons asked the class of mostly seven-year-olds to name it. The children came up with eight names, to include Abdullah, Hassan and Mohammad. Then she explained what it was to make a vote and asked them to choose a name. Twenty out of the 23 children chose the name Muhammad. But they were not responsible, she was. She is not Sudanese.

I'm sure Gibbons, as an individual, is a good person, but religious stupidity and cultural naivete is no excuse. Has she not heard of Theo van Gogh? The Mohammad Cartoons? Does she not open a newspaper? Listen to news on the television? Radio? Internet? Madrid bombings? London tube bombings? Hello? Anyone? Bueller?

For the hordes of overeducated white Western-origin people who think they can enter a country not their own and not be subject to that country's laws and/or think they'll be able to change literally hundreds or thousands of years of tradition, I say: tread carefully. And if you tread foolishly, be prepared and expect to be treated as an outsider.

Westerners, and again overeducated, Left-leaning and/or religious-based white Westerners, seem to have this overarching belief that every culture, every mote of land, every occupant of foreign territory can be "reasoned with" or "convinced" of the innate goodness of the Westerners' "intent" -- good though it may be.

That is absolutely not true.

People, get over it. THIS is the face is Islam in 2007. And you individually or collectively WILL NOT CHANGE IT.

The UK actually came a bit uncorked over the affair. That this even stirred the normally sloth-like, complacent and overtolerant Britons bespeaks volumes. "Londonistan" hasn't acquired its name for nothing.

But this is the least egregious recent event involving the kindly, understanding, tolerant, peace-loving religion called Islam. What of the rape victim in Saudi Arabia who was sentenced to 200 lashes:

A judge in Saudi Arabia has ordered a victim of gang rape to receive 200 lashes - more than double her original sentence for being alone with a man who was not a relative - after she appealed against the lenient sentences given to the men who attacked her. He also jailed her for six months.

The 21-year-old woman, who was 19 at the time of the attack and is known by the Saudi media as "the girl from Qatif", was raped 14 times by a gang of seven. Although her attackers were found guilty and sentenced to between 10 months and five years last year, she was simultaneously sentenced to 90 lashes as punishment for riding in a car with a man who was not a relative.

I repeat: Gibbons deserves everything she gets for being sufficiently stupid to think she could change a country, or sufficiently ignorant of its barbaric religion, called Islam.

To any Leftist who may have inadvertently stumbled across my blog: this is Islam in all its glory. This is what you get for embracing multiculturalism. This is what you get for equalizing cultures over this planet, bleating that no one culture is superior to another.

To which I state succinctly in one word: bullshit.

And finally: there is a price to pay for being empirically stupid. Individually, as a nation, as a series of Western cultures.

Islam is a religion that, like the worst, most pervasive of cancers, needs to be irradiated and then incised with the sharpest of knives, then cast into the gutter.

Because it may have been created with only goodness in mind?


Because Islam is what Islam does.

This just in: KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, rallied Friday in a central square and demanded the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Muhammad."
In response to the demonstration, teacher Gillian Gibbons was moved from the women's prison near Khartoum to a secret location for her safety, her lawyer said.

The protesters streamed out of mosques after Friday sermons, as pickup trucks with loudspeakers blared messages against Gibbons, who was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation. She avoided the more serious punishment of 40 lashes.
Do you not see my point? How absolutely INSANE is ANY practitioner of this barbaric and idiotic religion called Islam?


Blogger Bushwack said...

Well Islam is the cause of most if not all of the worlds strife these days. But I must say the Sudan nation, like Saudi Arabia and any other bassackwards Islamic nation has laws, they follow those laws and foreigners must abide by those laws when they are in THEIR country.

The details of the law in this case mean little, when the government of the nation is Islamic. They have their own rules and the teacher knew it prior to this incident.

I don't like it, I actually think she should simply be deported if what she did was so against their religion.

We will be praying for the woman.

Thu Nov 29, 06:57:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Bushwack: that was precisely my point, indeedy-do. Their laws. Their country. Their religion. You step away from this country, off our own blessed soil into another country? You'd best walk with your eyes wide open. I'm sorry, but my sympathy for this woman pretty much doesn't exist. WHO did she think she was dealing with, simply because she taught in a so-called "elite" school for the rich in Khartoum? Did she somehow think that religion didn't trump every other factor?

As is credited to John Wayne: "Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid."


Thu Nov 29, 07:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

But BZ, where is your outrage?? She was ignorant of the law, you MUST be outraged, she could have been beat to death, I hear these asshats in Sudan don't use Tasers...

The outrage should be at Gibbons not knowing any better, she was in their nation, right or wrong, their ball, their bat, their rules, or they ram the bat up your ass...

Thu Nov 29, 07:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger Ranando said...

Screw her, I want to know what sentenced the Teddy Bear got?

Thu Nov 29, 07:38:00 PM PST  
Blogger shoprat said...

Islam is the Dark Ages and belongs in it. It is not a religion for an enlightened people. Civilized people enter this area at their own risk.

Thu Nov 29, 08:19:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Shit Fred, you're right, I forgot, how stupid of me, to be Tased is damned near the worst outcome possible. Slap me silly!

Randando: good point. I'D adopt it!

Shoprat: ding ding ding ding! SPOT ON comment!


Thu Nov 29, 08:57:00 PM PST  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

You know...I had a girlfriend whose ex-boyfriend is named "Jesus". I wanted to kill him...not because he was named after the Christian savior, but because he is an asshole.

So people in the Muslim world can name their kids "Mohammed", but not a teddy bear?

Fri Nov 30, 09:20:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Henry said...

I'll agree that we should be aware of the customs and laws of other nations, as long as it's a two way street:

Different countries have traditions and one is expected to follow them upon entry. The results can be harsh if you deviate.

We allow people from many nations to come to America and being the "tolerant", "inclusive" people we are, we allow the new entrants to observe their traditions, but in some cases we do so at the expense of our own.

Because of political correctness, those traditions found "offensive" by some are being eliminated one-by-one and our national identity is being altered, and not for the good.

Many people come to America because the conditions in their native lands are not what they could be, and that's being nice. Some fled religious persecution, poverty, etc. and came to America (their first choice) to begin a new life of freedom. But once the freedom combined with "PC" gets into their heads, things get ugly.

The new arrivals make demands. All of a sudden, our holidays are offensive to them. All of a sudden, they have problems with our schools, workplaces, public meeting areas, our traditions and our speech. It now appears that the very people who chose to flee their homes are attempting to turn America into that from which they fled.

That is becoming the clear reason why some of us believe that unless new arrivals want to become Americans and cherish all that makes us who we are, they should not even bother to come here.

Fri Nov 30, 09:58:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Henry: that's the gist for another post entirely, but I'll just say this: PRECISELY. The problem is our nation's REFUSAL to insist on this quid-pro-quo application. And we're not advocating a complete abandonment of one's country of origin; what we DO want are these things:

1) Enter and exist in this country LAWFULLY;
2) Learn English, our common language;
3) Assimilate;
4) Realize and demonstrate that your allegiance lies with THIS country now

Otherwise, stay in your OWN country.

Michael Savage is a rather coarse and inappropriate messenger frequently, but I ABSOLUTELY believe in his mantra triumvirate:


OUR cultures and customs are OUR OWN and we should NOT even remotely begin to ABANDON them for ANYONE ELSE. Again, you care not for our customs? Go back. Very simple.

The final problem: guilty, overeducated older white males who ENABLE our customs and mores to be rolled up, abandoned, ignored.


Fri Nov 30, 10:22:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jenn of the Jungle said...

Very good point, that I had not thought of...she SHOULD have known. But and this is a big's the major problem with The West and how it reacts to Islam.

We don't "get it". We all keep failing to "get it".

We don't understand how so many that follow this religion think that sending their children to blow themselves up in schools, cafes and discos is a good thing.

We don't get a mind set that makes the NAACP and Al and Jesse look like mutes.

We don't get 17 people being killed over a fke Koran flsuhing story.

We don't get how 19 men could hijack planes and kill 3000 people, but knowingly thought they could kill 50,000.

Part of me is glad we don't get it, because our minds aren't capable of thinking like these freaks. But then again, our complete and utter failure to get it will eventually lead to a grim fate.

Fri Nov 30, 12:51:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Jenn: so sadly, you nailed it: it WILL lead to ANOTHER grim fate.


Fri Nov 30, 05:17:00 PM PST  

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