Is Michael Bloomberg to blame for the deaths of the 18 Muslim men in Indian-controlled Kashmir who rioted over reports that someone in America burned the Koran?Uh-oh. See what Jonah wants to say without saying it is that had Bloomberg put the kibosh on The Dreaded Not-Mosque Built On The Piled-Up Skulls Of YOUR GRANDMOTHERS then the book-burning adventure wouldn't have taken place and gee whillikers and so on and so forth. So, can we string Bloomberg up?
Let's think it through.
Alas, no. While we should criticize him for his thumbless grasp of church-state issues and his megalomaniacal incompetence, he's not to blame for the actions of others. And it isn't fair to hold people legally accountable for the evil or misguided deeds of others.Thank you Jonah: not only can you not blame Bloomberg, but you can't even jail him. Nevertheless: AHA! Pastor Terry Jones is off the hook too!
And the same basically goes for Jones. His plan to burn the Koran was stupid, irresponsible and repugnant, but it's not his fault that there are a significant number of Muslim men who are not only ready but eager to riot and kill in response to insults to Islam.Got that? If you opposed the book-burning because you thought it might make trouble, YOU ARE THE REAL MONSTER! Because, you know, you can't distinguish between people who go bananas over nothing and everyone else who would not go bananas over nothing. They're all Muslims dontcha know. Also they're all monsters because BECAUSE.
If you deny this, you are basically denying the humanity of Muslims.
But maybe he has a point: I cannot tell the difference between the two Republicans below: