I almost lost my mind while watching O'Reilly yesterday, but don't worry, that happens every time I watch him. The reason for this particular episode had to do with the Pace University student who has been charged with a "hate crime" for mistreating the Quran. Apparently no one told the authorities this is America.
But as horrendous as that is, O'Reilly agreed with the charge!
He said that the student did it purposely and right in front of Muslims he was angry at.
If you don't watch "The Factor" much, perhaps this one little story will help you understand why I hate O'Reilly so much that I'd joyfully break a Factor mug right in front of him – or maybe right on his own mug!?!
But this is just a preface to something bigger – a column by one of the smartest guys on the planet who argues essentially what I've been saying – that contrary treading lightly around Muslims, we have a duty to insult them. You've gotta read the column here.
Now I'm not saying you all should start gratuitously insulting Aput, but think about it, will ya?
Actually, the point is not to offend decent people which Aput appears to be, it's to stop according Muslims extraordinary deference – or any, really. You probably don't realize it, but they really don't deserve it. I mean, respect the person, not the silliness.
Now I know you might wonder, how can you respect the person, but not his beliefs? Why are you asking me, that's his problem. I mean, you do it with liberals, right?
Just kidding, I know you don't respect them as people either. No problem, we know they're just replicas.
Anyway, Hitchens writes a brilliant piece in which he outlines the preposterous basis of Islam (Don't worry, Mussies, he feels all religions are more or less equally preposterous, as do I), but he notes that Islam is rather unique in the level of intimidation its followers employ, and that must be confronted at every opportunity, even to the point of manufacturing opportunities if necessary
So, have you insulted a Muslim today?
Because I feel pretty sure that I have…