Sunday, April 01, 2007

A rich vein

Katie tapped a rich vein of irony when she gushed about the Good Muslim last Thursday. As an irony miner, Katie is the best. It's just too bad that she is oblivious to her gift. You will recall, boys and girls, that Katie spoke approvingly, even lovingly, of Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, the Arizona Muslim cheesehead who joins Katie's crew in denouncing the flying imams, especially their threat to sue Mr. and Mrs. Bigot.

As MNO pointed out, two of Dr. J's favorite movies are Mel Gibson classics, Braveheart and The Patriot. The latter contains a scene where the British in revolutionary America herd a village of people into a church and then burn it, an atrocity committed that the Nazis practiced (substitute synagogue for church), but not the British. So what does Dr. J think:

Here's the lede from Katie's column:
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser of Phoenix was deeply troubled after 9-11. A Muslim, he saw his faith threatened by extremists seeking to hijack it for political ends. "Islam is a spiritual path," he says. "The mixture of politics and religion is toxic to our faith."
Hello? Katie? This guy is calling for separation of church (mosque) and state. Katie's all for it, apparently. Unless of course, the religion is Christianity, not Islam.

Oh sure, Katie gets frosted when those darn Methodists want to stick up for gay rights, or the Lutherans celebrate environmentalism, or Katie's fellow parishioners worry about global warming, but she stands foursquare with Christians who want to continue to discriminate against gays or use public funds to pay for their kids' religious education (no specific link, but Katie has written several times about public - private school issues).

Dr. J is concerned about restraining majoritarian impulses that might harm people like, well, him. He's got a nice gig going for him in Phoenix, and he doesn't want it ruined by a bunch of noisy clerics. And who could blame him? Spot certainly doesn't.

Katie is blissfully unaware of the fact that Dr. J is saying something that is antithetical to her Christianist theocratic dream for the United States.

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