Thursday, July 14, 2011

Haters Gonna Hate Is a Money-Making Formula

Panickers and their money are soon parted:
Rapid City, South Dakota (CNN) -- Walid Shoebat had a blunt message for the roughly 300 South Dakota police officers and sheriff's deputies who gathered to hear him warn about the dangers of Islamic radicalism.

Terrorism and Islam are inseparable, he tells them. All U.S. mosques should be under scrutiny.

"All Islamic organizations in America should be the No. 1 enemy. All of them," he says.


"Being an ex-terrorist myself is to understand the mindset of a terrorist," Shoebat told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."


But CNN reporters in the United States, Israel and the Palestinian territories found no evidence that would support that biography. Neither Shoebat nor his business partner provided any proof of Shoebat's involvement in terrorism, despite repeated requests.
The thing about terrorists is that they float, whereas innocents sink and drown.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Man, there's a lot of cream in the milk from that "Homeland Security" teat. It's just as good as "The War on Drugs" for lining one's pockets.

Substance McGravitas said...

It appears the English are doing best with the dowsing scam.

J— said...

But have CNN reporters in the United States, Israel, and the Palestinian territories walked a mile in Shoebat's shoes?

mikey said...

Shoebats? SRSLY?


It's not like I don't have enough to worry about. Now logic does tell us that shoebats would have to be very small to hang inside your shoes when they sleep. However, this sleep modality is only implied by the fact that they're bats, they certainly could have evolved to curl up in the toe zone.

But either way, I don't want to be shoving my foot into a nasty nest of sleeping shoebats and shoebat guano. So now I'm going to have to develop some kind of flexible telescoping low-light video shoe inspection system, which is taking a lot of time away from my Easy-Off Oven Cleaner mortar system.


J— said...

I though Shoebats was a racehorse.

Hamish Mack said...

Baithoven, Shoebat and Moistart were a classic rock band

Smut Clyde said...

But have CNN reporters [...] walked a mile in Shoebat's shoes?

They might EXPLODE.