Culture Wars ← Previous post Next post → Comments RegT Dec 15 2017 at 12:16 am If only. But that would be too logical, too sensible. Shonkin Dec 15 2017 at 12:57 am Unfortunately, they are allowed to lie to us infidels. It would have to be a more stringent test. (1) Here — have some bratwurst. (2) Now curse the False Prophet. pyrodice Dec 15 2017 at 2:15 am The alcohol was a nice touch, for that! 😉 SgtCpt Dec 15 2017 at 4:02 am Strict adherence to the Koran is not practiced 100%. Much like voting “Baptist dry” in the South. While in Iraq in 2005 we noticed one of the major items smuggled into the country was alcohol. Also, some of our interpreters would bend the dietary law. One in particular, code named Lucky, loved bacon. We confronted him and accused him of eating pig. His reply as he waved a piece at us was ” is not pig is bacon” and he smiled and ate a whole plate. WayneM Dec 15 2017 at 1:07 am If the adherents of the Religion of Peace want to live like a 6th century goat humper, they should be encouraged to do so… That means no technology and none of the improvements of life created by other cultures. After all, they shouldn’t be culturally appropriating our stuff, right? Neil Frandsen Dec 15 2017 at 5:02 am Reading Glubb Pasha’s excellent books, and also other folks histories, and various translations (better denoted as ‘transliterations’, due to Arabic cultural references including concepts not encapsulated inside one English word, or even one English sentence!), leaves me with my view of the followers of Mohammed: a bunch of sub-sects, attempting to live-in, and cope-with, nowadays’ Cultures, and Technology, using the Tools suitable to a conquering army. The Cognitive Dissonances are widely harmful, including the difficulties of fully educating females, and the huge problems that follow when trying to fully utilize the brainpower of the female half of our human race. I see followers of Mohammed as coping-crippled by the restrictions on the human rights of women. The results are oft risible, but always the sadder, the further the restrictions are applied. A second result of the Koran’s application to education is the dire results on maintenance, and repair of complex machinery that is working in the field. “As Mohammed Wills”, is not a reliable way to perform inspection, maintenance, and repair, on things-mechanical! Bill Dec 15 2017 at 5:12 am OH! That’s what the Occupy movement meant by the 1%. Totally makes sense now. David M Dec 15 2017 at 1:53 pm Agreed!!!! gafling Dec 15 2017 at 7:53 am Some years ago a Republican politician said something like this (paraphrased – not an exact quote) “the muslim is only capable of using technology they cannot invent to destroy things they cannot build” IMHO an accurate assessment. eon Dec 15 2017 at 9:06 am Put simply, Mahomet (the original correct transliteration) was a tribalist, thief, caravan raider, slaver, rapist, pedophile, and murderer who created his own belief system to justify tribalism, thievery, caravan raiding, slaving, rape, pedophilia, and murder. Because Judaism, Chistianity, and etc. told him that those were not good things to do, and he resented it. That belief system’s “advances” in other fields consist mainly of stealing things from others, claiming that they invented them themselves, and then selling those things to third parties at a markup. (Look up how paper first arrived in Europe. It began with the Muslims capturing a Chinese paper mill in Samarkand.) Muslim “scholarship” is largely a myth. Mostly it has consisted of copying texts from other cultures before destroying the originals. The great influx of classical Greek and Roman texts, from Aristotle to Vitruvius, that occurred during the Muslim invasions of the 15th and 16th Centuries AD wasn’t due to Muslims discovering “lost” texts and disseminating them. It was due to the Catholic and Orthodox monastaries and orders which had preserved originals and copies fleeing to Western Europe ahead of the invaders, and taking those texts with them to avoid them being destroyed by the Muslim invaders, as they had done with the great library of Alexandria in the 8th Century. The texts arrived just at the time that men like Aldus Manutius were making mechanical printing a high-volume business, and were looking for material to print and sell. Surprise!- We owe the “classical education” of today to…free-market capitalism. Just don’t tell the academic elite’ that- they prefer to romance their vision of enlightened Islam. For the real story, you might want to read Connections and The Day The Universe Changed by James Burke. Or just watch the BBC documentaries by those names. They predate the Beeb’s present-day infatuation with all things Islamic. clear ether eon Spin Drift Dec 15 2017 at 12:55 pm Mr. eon: How right you are, plus I have the Connections DVD’s and will rewatch tonight as its been a few years. Spin War Damn Eagle Farmist Dec 15 2017 at 11:25 pm “…created his own belief system to justify tribalism, thievery, caravan raiding, slaving, rape, pedophilia, and murder” Sounds exactly like modern Democrats! NotYetInACamp Dec 16 2017 at 3:33 am Islam started the various Dark Ages by taking out Classical Western Civilization’s breadbasket of Egypt and North Africa, the intellectual center of Christianity in Assyria, The Mediterranean as a food and goods transport system, and attacks into Spain, Germany, France and even so far as Poland, Russia, and the Balkans in a very short time. At least 2,000,000 slaves were taken from Europe in a several hundred year stretch and the Mediterranean coast had no people living on it except in walled cities as the Muslims continued their slave raids. It cost tthe same to transport goods and food 70 kilometers by cart as it did to transport them from Egypt to France by boat. Europe stopped. Only local goods were easily available. As Islam damaged new areas by its standard war, the Dark Ages’ impact moved. All Muslims understand that they are at war, a war of conquest against all not Islam. All not ruled by Islam is The War of Islam. They all know it. cmblake6 Dec 15 2017 at 9:19 am I like it, but prove it. JTPatriot Dec 15 2017 at 10:19 am This is a witty cartoon, and we laugh, but the truth is that throughout history, non-Muslims have had to let the blood-lust rise within them and slaughter the Muslims, and keep slaughtering, until the Muslims finally capitulate and swear their invasion days are done. San Bernardino proved that we must even slaughter the women and children or the invasion will not stop. Only when Islam is down to the last few hundreds will they finally give up. This is true history. My fear is that we no longer have the will to perform that slaughter; we consider ourselves too civilized for bloodlust. In addition, the cowards of the Left believe Muslims are not the monsters they really are, and only see them as voters who will always vote for the Left. This is true; the Muslims will always vote to get the weaker side in power, as they are much easier to defeat. We have lost Africa, and Asia is almost gone. Europe is on their last legs – maybe two more generations and Europe will be ruled by Islam, thanks to the EU and Angela Merkel. Now Canada, in their Socialist blindness, have elected a coward who happily pulls down his pants and bends over for Islam. I am very happy that our President, against all odds, continues to fight the Muslim invasion of America. It isn’t too late for us. But now we know we need a super-majority in 2018 to truly fight the cowards of the Left. MAN UP, PEOPLE. Scout Dec 15 2017 at 10:26 am Damn straight, Skippy. David M Dec 15 2017 at 2:00 pm You are beyond correct. Unfortunately people hate change and until the pain of staying as we are exceeds the pain of change, we won’t. But I firmly believe until the West finally says Halt, NO MORE and begins a declared and outright war with Islam, nothing will get better. This means it will get MUCH worse before it gets better. I also agree, Europe will fall, and the Caliphate will rise in the ashes of France (who else?) and the Islamic Atomic bomb is in France today… Damn it all… NotYetInACamp Dec 16 2017 at 3:37 am Islam only respects strength and being killed by people using the strength. Good analysis. Central urope buck the delusional ‘liberal’ trend of Western Europe. They will not commit suicide. Austria has joined The Visegrad Group in refusing any Muslims distributed to their nation. Austrian PM Kurz, 31, has the brass ones and uses them. JTC Dec 15 2017 at 12:23 pm Shoulda known they’d be using Daddy Don’s private air force. As to percent though, muzzies are now about 24% of world pop. and climbing fast as they breed like the roaches they are. And I just saw a well-know MSM head discussing DT’s “obsession” with immigration and muslims while he should be focused on “domestic” issues. It’s a long hard road to 99% NotYetInACamp Dec 16 2017 at 3:39 am Muslims plan on doubling by 2040 and then expanding their territory. They can’t feed themselves so they need new land to plunder and spread into. Pamela Dec 15 2017 at 2:38 pm Wonder what brand of Gin is being used… Donna Speare Dec 15 2017 at 3:30 pm About ten years ago, on his radio show, Penn Jillette proposed the creation of “Bacon and a Kiss Airline”: eat a strip of bacon and kiss someone of the same sex and you could board the plane carrying anything you wanted. (Since there are many OTHER reasons for not eating bacon, he suggested alternatives such as drawing a picture of Mohammad.) Lyle Dec 15 2017 at 3:47 pm JTC, he wasn’t referring to the percentage of the world population or anything like that. Read it again. He meant that you get rid of 99% of the problem of terrorist attacks if there are no a Muslims present. Now, you could argue over the percentage (maybe it’s as low as 90%) but the point is valid. Pamela; since this didn’t really happen (it’s a cartoon, remember) there was no real gin involved. Pamela Dec 15 2017 at 6:25 pm Lyle Sweetums. You are a buzz kill. NotYetInACamp Dec 16 2017 at 3:40 am Pork-eaters Gin The favorite of Beef eaters. JTC Dec 15 2017 at 7:18 pm Lyle, my point being that the way they are breeding and swarming, if current political and social idolatry and dicklessness continues apace, we are far more likely to get a 99% tango-ist world than we are to get a 99% tango-ism free world. NotYetInACamp Dec 16 2017 at 3:11 am Islam is Islam. Holly Lisle Dec 18 2017 at 12:07 pm One book I recommend: The Arab Mind, by Raphael Patai. Read it as a kid back in 1979, at the same time I read the Koran (high-school term paper on religion: I got Islam as my assignment). It was an intelligent, thoughtful, and just dissection of the culture AND religion back when Hollywood was still showing Arabs as comic relief characters on camel-back. Still valid today, and once again in print, and well worth reading, not just by conservatives but also and probably more so by liberals. Should be required reading for anyone in office, in business, or breathing.