And it’s sad to say that formerly sane people have turned into raving lunatics over this already.
It’s actually a rather famous blog if you’re in the right-wing blogosphere, especially if you’re on the European side of the ring-wing blogosphere. I just included this for a demonstration of how the right-wing / anti-islamic side has gone bats*** insane and even turns on people they’d previously admired.
It’s good to have feedback from readers. It helps me understand what I’m doing wrong, and I can then learn from my mistakes.
However, let me clarify my stance concerning people I might previously have admired:
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Nobody gets a free pass just because they used to espouse ideas and implement policies that I approved of. George W. Bush didn’t get one, and neither will David Petraeus.
If Fjordman were to come out tomorrow with some drivel about the importance of listening to “moderate Muslims”, and that Islam is the religion of peace, why, he’d feel the back of my hand, too.
And I hope all of my colleagues will do the same for me — if I ever go soft on you, put the straitjacket on me and carry me off to the funny farm to keep company with all those basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes…
Of course, my current behavior already has me labeled “bats*** insane”. So, in my case, mental illness seems to be completely unavoidable.