Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I wish I'd heard about this guy before

I could have started mocking him sooner.

I saw this over on KisP and though it was worth a laugh. Apparently some tool named Dean Esmay runs some kind of group blog and wants to prove what a good dhimmi he is to his masters in the jihad so he's throwing a prissy snit and kicking all the people who tell the truth about Islam off his blog:

You can be an Islamophobe, or you can contribute to Dean’s World. You cannot do both.

This is meant for front-page contributors, submitters, or even commenters. It is time for you to make a choice, and to live by that choice. Because I certainly intend to.

Simply put, you must agree with all of the following assertions:

1) Islam does not represent the forces of Satan or the Anti-Christ bent on destruction of the Christian world.

2) There is no 1,400 year old “war with the West/Christianity” being waged by Muslims or anyone else.

3) Islam as a religion is no more inherently incompatible with modernity, minority rights, women’s rights, or democratic pluralism than most religions.

4) Medieval, anachronistic, obscure terms like “dhimmitude” or “taqiyya” are suitable for polite intellectual discussion. They are not and never will be appropriate to slap in the face of everyday Muslims or their friends.

5) Muslims have no more need to prove that they can be good Americans, loyal citizens, decent people, or enemies of terrorism than anyone else does.

Is this a test of “ideological purity?”

Why yes. Yes it is.

If you cannot accept, wholeheartedly, all of the above 5 assertions--without exception or weasel-wording--then if you are a front page Dean’s World contributor you should turn in your keys and say goodbye. You can do it gracefully or ingracefully. You can do it by email or by posting whatever you want on the front page before you go. Your choice. But you need to do it: you need to leave.

Furthermore, I will accept no more debate upon this matter by commenters bent upon snarky, snotty, Islamophobic irrationality. You should either stop using your comment account, or you should be prepared to simply be thrown out without further ado.

Since I've never heard of this guy I can't regard this as any great loss. but the whole thing does bring to mind a point that I've been kicking around in my head for the past few days. Whenever someone is holding a belief which they have accepted on faith and suspect deep within their heart to be false, yet wish to continue clinging to, they will attempt to silence any voice which calls their cherished myth into question.

This is what lies at the heart of the efforts of people like global warming supporters, intelligent design opponents and now deniers of reality concerning the true nature of Islam to summarily declare the debate to be settled and over and would all the people who don't buy into the fantasy please stop upsetting them with facts.

PS - Hillbilly White Trash is a free blog. If any moron moonbat wants to comment here about how great Islam is they are free to do so. They will be publicly mocked, but they are welcome.