Monday, July 23, 2007

Dumb and Dumber

Dry Bones cartoon: Dumb and Dumber.
According to the Brit newspaper the Sunday Express:
"Gordon Brown has banned ministers from using the word “Muslim” in connection with the terrorism crisis.

The Prime Minister has also instructed his team – including new Home Secretary Jacqui Smith – that the phrase “war on terror” is to be dropped.

The shake-up is part of a fresh attempt to improve community relations and avoid offending Muslims, adopting a more “consensual” tone than existed under Tony Blair."-More

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I don't know what it's like where you live but here in Israel nobody dies of cancer. They die after "a prolonged illness". An MD friend told me about an occasion when he had to inform a patient's family that their loved one was going to die. "Is it cancer?" the wife had whispered. "No," he said, "it's not cancer." "Thank God" was the wife's relief-filled response.

The West seems to be experiencing a similar state of fear and hysteria. We can't even name the enemy that threatens us. Islamists? Islamofascists? Muslim extremists? Jihadis? Wahabis? Islam? Nu? Maybe we should vote?

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