5/13/2004

silence

Commentator Mike leaves this comment in my Arab reaction post below:

The silence of American Muslim organizations, CAIR and the rest of the Saudi fundeded cliques is deafening! and right after the thunderous comdemnations only a few days earlier coming from the same organizations.


This is exactly the kind of rote-response that is so typical of pro-war conservatives. Mike hasn't even bothered to do a cursory check as to what CAIR actually had to say about the murder of Nick Berg.

CAIR condemns murder of American in Iraq

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned the murder of an American civilian in Iraq by a group claiming links to Al-Qaeda.
[...]
In its statement, the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said:

"We condemn this cold-blooded murder and repudiate all those who commit such acts of mindless violence in the name of religion. We call on people of all faiths and cultures to work together for peace and reconciliation, not war and destruction."


People like Mike are not interested in little details like this that happen to completely discredit their arguments. The reason is that their hatred for muslims far outweighs any real comitment to truth and humanistic principles. The silence of people like Mike to the rhetoric of those who advocate genocide against muslims is telling and speaks volumes.

Mike has registered with Blogspot in order to leave comments at UNMEDIA. But, unlike me, he lacks the courage to write his own beliefs on his own blog. That silence also speaks volumes - about the essential emptiness of his moral outrage. The sad truth is that Mike genuinely believes his raguments have merit and that he is owed a response - though by his own behavior, it is clear that engaging in any debate with him is as pointless as trying to convince a Chomskyite that America is a force for good in the world. Like the true believers on teh far left, Mike and his ilk do not seek true dialog, they seek submission - they are verbal terrorists who scream censorship at the slightest imposition of civility. They feel that they are owed a platform by others to engage in their smear campaigns and propaganda, rather than having the integrity to actually build their own. And hilariously, they are so utterly convinced of the merit of their positions, as righteous in their convictions as the most pious ISM-er, that they interpret a refusal to engage them at their level as a fear of debate.

I have repeatedly defended the innocent. I have repeatedly denounced terror. And still I have been condemned as "silent" - not to mention receiving threats from those I condemned. Now it's my turn to demand a repudiation. Will Mike venture to LGF and denounce the calls for nuking Mecca and deporting all muslims? Who will denounce Senator Inhofe's assertion that the detainees at Abu Ghraib deserved their treatment? Who will condemn the rising tide of anti-muslim hate in America?

Your silence is deafening, and speaks volumes.

3 comments:

MikeNargizian said...

I don't have time to post right now a full reply to your screed against me.
However, I note that while you never engage people in debate in your comments other than to occassionally leave a brief condescending remark and then complain about people 'abusing' your board.... you have no problem using your bully pulpit to not email a reply or provide one in your comments section but to try and paint a straw man using your blog when convenient for you to try and then paint yourself in a virtous manner.

Talk about abusive?

I'll type a full reply later on.

Mike

MikeNargizian said...
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MikeNargizian said...

also I note how you type cast me as a
"Pro War Conservative" with your brush after compaining about Islam and its organizations being 'painted with a broad brush'

Very interesting in your hasty hypocrisy....

I wonder how you know thata) I am a 'conservative'?
b) I am 'pro war'
c) typical in any of my beliefs by your definition

Again, the guy's name again, is Nick Berg.