Sympathy for a devil

Sorry in advance for going all Fox News on you, but I’m fed up with those trying to find excuses for the Times Square terrorist. On CNN tonight some writer speculated that Faisal Shahzad was let down by America. The U.S., she said, too often fails to live up to its reputation as that shining […]

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Amateurish, but worth noting

Re: The attempted car bombing of Times Square: The location is also adjacent to the Viacom building, fueling speculation that it might be linked to the company’s controversial South Park cartoon which recently depicted Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit. Speaking of radical Islam, Bill Maher makes my point:

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A terrorist AND a nut

Both sides of the political spectrum are trying to tie Joe Stack to the other, which should come as no surprise in these hyper-partisan times. Truth is, Stack’s ideology — a cornucopia of conspiracy theories and fringe populism — doesn’t jibe with the collectivist mindsets of our respective political wings. As for the “terrorist” label, […]

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a preview of the ksm trial

An irrational narcissist and proselytizing victim goes on a killing spree then represents himself in court — Colin Ferguson, meet KSM. The major difference, besides body count: The government was constitutionally bound to grant Ferguson, an American citizen, a trial by jury. It was ugly, but necessary. I’ve yet to hear a sound argument for […]

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a message for scotland

Scotland’s release of the Lockerbie bomber is beyond disgraceful. Some people deserve no mercy, and Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi is one of them. Mark Renton’s speech in “Trainspotting” seems an appropriate rejoinder: “I hate being Scottish, we’re the lowest of the fucking low, the scum of the earth, the most wretched, servile, miserable, pathetic […]

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bill ayers, victim

The pasty, self-serving educator/terrorist is looking for sympathy. Better he just fade away: Ayers may think that there’s still a debate about the Weather Underground’s effectiveness. And he might also think that he “acted appropriately in the context of those times.” To me, though, he’s just a shallow rich kid who took himself and his […]

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depravity unleashed

A dispatch from Mumbai: “I have seen so many dead bodies in my life, and was traumatised,” a mortician said. “It was apparent that most of the dead were tortured. What shocked me were the telltale signs showing clearly how the hostages were executed in cold blood.”

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let us all tolerate the screaming children in the theater

Based on the recommendation of an Iranian-born colleague, I planned on watching the controversial Dutch documentary “Fitna” today. Linking footage of terroristic acts to verses in the Koran, the film has been roundly condemned, with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offering the most offensive critique. “We must also recognize that the real fault line is not […]

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