Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Republicans know a lot about terrorism

Well... at least some supporters of John McCain know a lot about how to cause terrorism. On Muslims. In Dayton, Ohio.

Via DailyKos:
On Friday, September 26, the end of a week in which thousands of copies of Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West -- the fear-mongering, anti-Muslim documentary being distributed by the millions in swing states via DVDs inserted in major newspapers and through the U.S. mail -- were distributed by mail in Ohio, a "chemical irritant" was sprayed through a window of the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton, where 300 people were gathered for a Ramadan prayer service. The room that the chemical was sprayed into was the room where babies and children were being kept while their mothers were engaged in prayers. This, apparently, is what the scare tactic political campaigning of John McCain's supporters has led to -- Americans perpetrating a terrorist attack against innocent children on American soil.
First of all... WTF!?! How is throwing chemical irritants into a Mosque when you know people are inside going to help your position in a fight of conscience? Were those who did it saying that all Muslims are evil, thus justifying their actions? Are the attacker-terrorists willing to go to jail for their actions? The story doesn't mention anything.

Secondly, if Mr. McCain wants to have any hope to be elected by decent human beings, he should immediately denounce this sort of action. He should let people know that, although the creators of the DVD have every right to say what they did in their production (since we have freedom of speech), acting out in violence after watching it is against the law. These people are not likely Obama supporters, and - by default (unless they are voting third party) - are closer allied with McCain. Is it wrong that I associate these people with McCain? No, since I'm not associatign McCain with these people (but rather the other way around, you see). However, since McCai is likely to be their presidential candidate baby, he should call them out on it and tell them how illegal and dangerous (to the moral fabric of our society) such actions are.

Thirdly, this DVD being circulated apparently has the full imprematur of the department of the Navy. If this is true, then we can have the Navy War College sued for damages? What about the Secretary of the Navy and the VP's office (since they are in charge of the Navy)?

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