Saturday, August 21, 2010

America: Not Enough Like Saudi Arabia

Andy McCarthy:
A friend poses the following: Imagine that there really were these fundamentalist Christian terror cells all over the United States, as the Department of Homeland Security imagines. Let’s say a group of five of these terrorists hijacked a plane, flew it to Mecca, and plowed it into the Kaaba.

Now let’s say a group of well-meaning, well-funded Christians — Christians whose full-time job was missionary work — decided that the best way to promote healing would be to pressure the Saudi government to drop its prohibition against permitting non-Muslims into Mecca so that these well-meaning, well-funded Christian missionaries could build a $100 million dollar church and community center a stone’s throw from where the Kaaba used to be — you know, as a bridge-building gesture of interfaith understanding.

What do you suppose President Obama, Mayor Bloomberg, the New York Times, and other Ground Zero mosque proponents would say about the insensitive, provocative nature of the proposal?
Dear Andy: it would be a great thing if Saudi Arabia were somehow made free enough to tolerate people who were stupid in a different way. You know, more American.

Vitra-Broth is available for those still confused.

19 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Scuse Me, While I Kiss This Guy!
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mikey said...

Um, what does any of that have to do with the US constitution and the rights we grant American citizens?

Am I missing something, or is this flabby fuck just as fulla shit as a christmas turkey?

Brando said...

This is just like when we prevented people from building monuments to whiteness in Oklahoma City. Oh, wait....

Substance McGravitas said...

Am I missing something

Well, lieberal, something you don't seem to know is that you are an Advocate For A Mosque Near The WTC and not simply A Guy Who Thinks People Should Be Able To Do What They Like.

Mendacious D said...

Know who else didn't like mosques? HITLER. Take that, Jonah!

J— said...

The Real Conservative's Mecca.

mikey said...

Man, thank goodness for Vitra-Broth.

That shit makes it ok...

Smut Clyde said...

Does he get to the part where he explains why anyone should care two tugs of a dead dingo's dick for the hypothetical opinions of Obama et al. in this hypothetical situation, or why a church-building proposal in another country would be any concern of theirs?

Smut Clyde said...

Also, accepting a cup of some unfamiliar strange-sounding cocktail from one of a group of strange men in fetish costumes who's promising that it will help you relax... this is NOT A GOOD IDEA.

Substance McGravitas said...

why anyone should care two tugs of a dead dingo's dick for the hypothetical opinions of Obama et al. in this hypothetical situation

It makes them hypothetical hypocrites! My god, the hypothetical outrage one feels is enough to hypothetically light a hypothetical torch and head to the White House!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Let's say a group of 150,000 of these Americans practically leveled an ancient center of Middle Eastern civilization, dropping numerous bombs and sending in an armed column of mechanized infantry.

Now let's say a group of Americans, Americans whose full-time job was diplomatic work- decided that the best way to promote healing would be to pressure the Iraqi government to allow them to build a $730 million embassy and cultural center a shell's trajectory from where the prosperous neighborhood used to be- you know, as a bridge-building gesture of international understanding.

Shit writes itself.

WV (OMGOMGOMG)- ventorb

Smut Clyde said...

More to the point, what's the story with the mainly-blue-but-one-lobe-green modernist chair that the confused lady with the wet wig is perching on?

ckc (not kc) said...

WV dicsk

...that is all

N__B said...

this is NOT A GOOD IDEA.

Tell the group about your experience with accepting strange brews from fetishites, Smut. You know you want to.

Rusty Shackleford said...

They don't actually have to fly airplanes into the Magic Rock of Allah to try this little provocation. Why don't Andy and his fellow well-meaning Christians put their money where their mouth is?

mikey said...

A request, if I might.

Perhaps Substance can query his recipe generator for Vitra Broth. Because there's very likely more to it than boiling the Vitra carcass with root vegetables and herbs.

Very likely...

WV recognizes that I have not yet learned to ululate, and merely suggest that I tryonate

Smut Clyde said...

Tell the group about your experience with accepting strange brews from fetishites

N__B should come clean about his financial links to the Rohynnol Marketing Board.

Another Kiwi said...

Imagine if a group of cartoon characters wanted to set up a church celebrating burning arses, right next door to the water trough where Yosemite Sam put out his own burning arse once??
I think we can all agree that it wouldn't be allowed in Toontown, repressive bastards

mikey said...

All this tribal bigotry against people with burning arses is offensive to my very nature.

Got a burning arse? Can't get a job, can't run for office, can't rent a house. People are oh so nice, until you turn around and they notice your arse is burning. That's when you notice the change. Suddenly they're short and suspicious, abusive even, as the flames lick at your buttocks and you look about in desperation, seeking nothing so much as a large tub of water to sit down in...