Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Who's Who?

More than five years after George W. Bush said "You're either with us, or the terrorists," Amnesty International reports that the "War on Terror" is...well, divisive:

Fears stoked by the post-9/11 "war on terror" are increasingly dividing the world, Amnesty International said Wednesday....

The gap between Muslims and non-Muslims notably deepened, fueled by discriminatory counter-terrorism strategies in Western countries, warned the rights group in its annual report.
In related news - possibly - ABC reports that US taxpayers are paying to broadcast anti-Semitic rhetoric in the Middle East:
Al Hurra television, the U.S. government's $63 million-a-year effort at public diplomacy broadcasting in the Middle East, is run by executives and officials who cannot speak Arabic, according to a senior official who oversees the program.

That might explain why critics say the service has recently been caught broadcasting terrorist messages, including an hour-long tirade on the importance of anti-Jewish violence, among other questionable pieces.
This incongruity might puzzle Iraqis, if they didn't have bigger things to worry about:
Bush's "surge" has put army and police checkpoints everywhere in Baghdad but Iraqis are terrified approaching them because they do not know if the men in uniform they see are in fact death squads.
Back home in the USA, the FBI is advancing the daring theory that white supremacist groups might be recruiting from the ranks of anti-immigration zealots:
Charles Frahm, FBI deputy assistant director for counterterrorism, said there is increasing concern that the most radical elements of the anti-immigration wing may be "susceptible" to recruitment by white supremacists and other groups inclined toward violence.
Speaking of recruitment, Orcinus reports that in Arizona, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office hired a deputy they knew to be a former member of Aryan Nations:
Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Justin Dwyer, 39, a former leader in the neo-Nazi organization Aryan Nations, on drug charges stemming from an undercover investigation. Dwyer himself was employed as a deputy in the sheriff’s office at the time of his arrest.
On the other hand, heavily armed white supremacists - on whatever side of the law - may be the only thing that can save us from WorldNetDaily's latest threat to the Republic: Resentful blacks.
Al-Qaida is aggressively recruiting black Americans for suicide operations against the homeland, say FBI analysts who have reviewed recent videotaped messages from the terror group's leaders.

Zawahiri....citing the teachings of Malcolm X, suggests that black Muslims who do not rise up against America are no better than "house slaves."
Cooler, whiter heads know better:
"The Arab is the true master of the African," said Bill Warner, director of the Center for Study of Political Islam. "Blacks like to imagine Islam is their counterweight to white power, not that Islam has ruled them for 1,400 years."
How true that is. Every day, I see blacks who are manifestly enjoying the thought that Islam is a counterweight to white power. It's as typical of black culture, these days, as razor fights and watermelon theft were in more innocent times.

To be fair, not all blacks have thrown in their lot with Osama; it's just the ones with an axe to grind:
[S]ome analysts doubt al-Qaida's pitch will resonate in today's black community beyond a handful of malcontents. They point out that African-Americans are no longer held back by institutional racism....
Of course, now that we're threatened by these Allah-loving ingrates, yesterday's institutional racism may well become today's common sense.

United we stand!

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