Finally went over to see what Firedoglake was. Still not sure, except I can tell you they don’t like Bush. And according to this post:
…much of the readership at LGF holds deeply racist sentiments, especially towards Arabs and Muslims.
Now we lizardoids are a rowdy, mouthy bunch, but we’re no more deeply racist than he is. I don’t like Islamofascists, but I don’t think Eteraz, my favorite Muslim (after Hafiz) would term me phobic. Nor would those members of my family who find themselves to be un-white call me racist. And my black neighbors would take umbrage with his accusation.
As for that differentiation between “Arabs” and “Muslims,” I do wish the Muslim variety would quit persecuting, killing, and stealing from the Christian assortment of Arabs. After all, what would Mohammed say?
I am, however, a proud Islamophobe when it comes to Sharia law and its treatment of women and children. Little Green Footballs had a post up yesterday about a Saudi who killed his nine-year-old daughter in order to “discipline” her. He stabbed her to death. Family life in Saudi Arabia means–
Intervention by authorities is virtually nonexistent. Police do not have the authority to enter homes and bring abused children under public protection. A legal guardian’s permission is required to medically treat children, and, according to law, wives cannot report domestic abuse by husbands to the police. [emphasis in original]
Firedoglake has the nuance of a hod of falling bricks…but what can you can say about a blog which advertises a digital version of The Grauniad on its sidebar. Now there’s an example of “fair and balanced” journalism. So balanced they have a journalist, Dilpazier Aslam who is, in his spare time, a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir. This is a group which has been banished in most countries, but not the suicidal UK.
Here’s how Tech Central station summed up Hibz-ut:
Hizb ut-Tahrir, which seeks to reimpose the Caliphate by the sword or, in today’s world, the bomb, is a radical Islamic splinter group banned in most countries but legal in Tony Blair’s Britain.
Looks like you can file Firedoglake under useful idiots. Lenin would have loved that blog.
Meanwhile, Lizardoids, rave on. It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it.
As far as I’m concerned, tunrabout is fair play. I’ll have none of that “but you lower yourself to their level” nonsense. If the truth hurts, so be it.