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  • Christian Group Shows the World Its Christian Values Following Fort Hood Tragedy

    Everyone be quiet! Quiet! Some guy who claims to represent the magic man who lives in the sky has something very important to say about some other people who claim to represent some other magic man who lives in the sky…

    A chief spokesman for the pro-life, far-right organization, American Family Association, has called for the purging of Muslim soldiers from military ranks in the wake of the tragic killings at Fort Hood.

    Really? Really?! This comes as a huge shock to me, given how much these Christian right groups have time and time again shown how much respect they have for equality, civil liberties and Constitutional ideals.

    But, hey hey hey hey! Don't walk away under the impression that the AFA or its Director of Issues Analysis Bryan Fischer thinks that every single Muslim (technical) citizen of the United States is just bursting at the chance to kill a real (white) American…

    "Of course, most U.S. Muslims don't shoot up their fellow soldiers. Fine."

    See? Totally open-minded.

    "As soon as Muslims give us a foolproof way to identify their jihadis from their moderates, we'll go back to allowing them to serve."

    Thanks, Christians! How Christ-like you are.

    "You tell us who the ones are that we have to worry about, prove you're right, and Muslims can once again serve. Until that day comes, we simply cannot afford the risk. You invent a jihadi-detector that works every time it's used, and we'll welcome you back with open arms."

    "This is not Islamophobia, it is Islamo-realism."

    I can't even Islamo-bring myself to Islamo-give an Islamo-real response to Islamo-this.

    It's just way too Christ-arded.

    Tags: American Family Association, Christianity, Fort Hood, Islam, Military, Religion
  • Florida GOP Candidate Uses Tragedy and Fear to Gain Popularity in Brilliant Political Gambit

    And The Karl Rove Award for Most Speedy and Shameless Use of a National Tragedy for Personal Political Gain goes to…

    Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret), who is running for Congress in Florida's 22nd District, released a statement on Friday morning that heavily insinuated that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan — the soldier responsible for the Fort Hood killings — was a Muslim extremist.

    "This enemy preys on downtrodden soldiers and teaches them extremism will lift them up," West said, in a statement titled "Terrorists Are Infiltrating Military". "Our soldiers are being brainwashed."…

    In releasing his statement, West appears to be the first politician to claim a link between Malik Hasan's shooting rampage and Islamic extremism or terrorism. Reports on the incident aren't 100 percent clear. But they generally suggest that Malik Hasan was acting out of intense stress over a pending deployment to Iraq. That said, authorities have not ruled out that Hasan was acting on the behest of an unidentified radical group. Hasan was a lifelong Muslim who worked at a psychiatric hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Please bear in mind that Col. West managed to win this award without the use of nearly any pertinent information or time for serious analysis.

    Tags: Allen West, Florida, Fort Hood, House of Representatives, Iraq, Military, Terrorism, Texas