1. parrillaturi on January 28, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    You are so spot on, and also so funny. Blessings.

  2. tpapp on January 28, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    You culturally obtuse philistine. Per Noah Feldman’s article dated March 16, 2008 in the New York Times magazine:

    “[How\ is it that what so many Westerners see as the most unappealing and premodern aspect of Islam is, to many Muslims, the vibrant, attractive core of a global movement of Islamic revival? The explanation surely must go beyond the oversimplified assumption that Muslims want to use Shariah to reverse feminism and control women — especially since large numbers of women support the Islamists in general and the ideal of Shariah in particular.”

    You won’t get invited to cocktail parties on the upper west side of Manhattan trolling this nonsense!

    But seriously, one man’s oppression is another man’s religion. We must be tolerant of that which we find repugnant. This rejuvenates and reaffirms our democratic ideals…at least this is what I read in the Op Ed section of the Times whenever the subject of Islam arises. Of course there is a special exception for American values, unbridled patriotism or Christianity, among other things. These things are not to be tolerated as they represent Western (code for white) oppression and intolerance…we shall preach and instill tolerance in our society through intolerance of those things we know to be wrong!

    Sorry for the rambling comment, but I couldn’t resist. See more irreverence at uncommonsense66.com

    • quinersdiner on January 28, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      Your first sentence is probably correct. You’re also right on the cocktail party invitations. Such is the life of a conservative! What’s interesting is the liberal’s tolerance with what is repugnant when it comes to Islam, let’s say strapping a bomb under a woman’s burqua so she can blow up people at the market; and their intolerance for Christians who oppose human abortion and so-called same-sex marriage. Thanks for weighing in with the liberal perspective. You stated it well.