Sunday, April 18, 2010

My Muslimishe Mama

This one, in the NYT, has to be read to be believed. Were I to write it, the lede would have dealt with a young Muslim American who became radicalized, ran off to fight the jihad against America in Afghanistan (making sure to film one of those martyrdom videos prior to his departure), and who now sits with several other young Muslim American pals in a Pakistan prison. This being the New York Times, though, the piece becomes a sob story about the lad's ever-lovin' mama, who is "baffled" by this sudden turn of events, and who "cooked 100 percent American food on Thanksgiving"--as if turkey with all the fixings is somehow supposed to act as a protective shield against exposure to the ideology of Islamic supremacism.

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