Painting “Mohammed at 1000 Meters” May Cause Holy War: “Dot Heard ‘Round The World.”

It looks as though the Pakistani users of Farmville can rest easy, as Facebook is once again operating lawfully within the country:

LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistan lifted a ban on Facebook on Monday after officials from the social networking site apologized for a page deemed offensive to Muslims and removed its contents, a top information technology official said…

“In response to our protest, Facebook has tendered their apology and informed us that all the sacrilegious material has been removed from the URL,” said Najibullah Malik, secretary of Pakistan’s information technology ministry, referring to the technical term for a Web page.
Facebook assured the Pakistani government that “nothing of this sort will happen in the future,” Malik said.

Let me translate this for my readers: Facebook has joined a long list of Westerners who subscribe to the dhimmitude way of life. Paging George Ramero…Paging George Romero… we have plenty of fodder for your next social critique using zombies (pick the dhimmis or the extremists).

How can Facebook assure Pakistan “nothing of this sort” will happen again,

Pakistani imams: Those cute little pigs you got going on in Farmville? Yeah, those offend us too. They gotta go. This ain't over, Facebook. Not by a long shot.

when no one knows what will set these nutcases off? These are the same people who threaten to kill cartoonists over material that offends them. These are the same people who have killed movie makers over material that offends them (as Hollywood sits silently by).

If, hypothetically, I started a Facebook Page titled: “I like Tasty, Tasty, pork…and Pakistani Muslims Should Too!” what would happen? Would the mere fact that I suggested they like something that isn’t in accordance with their religion warrant some sort of protest?

What if I started a contest to find out what the minimum threshold needed to cause riots in Pakistan was? In some sense, we need answers to these questions. We need to find the boundaries of what’s acceptable to them. We already know that Mohammed in a Bear Suit (who actually turned out to be Santa Claus) is out of the question. Does that mean “the insinuation that Mohammed was in a Bear Suit” is what’s really out of the question?

Or perhaps I shouldn’t. Things could get out of hand rather quickly:

The Facebook controversy sparked a handful of protests across Pakistan, many by student members of radical Islamic groups. Some of the protesters carried signs advocating holy war against the website for allowing the page.

I would really hate it if a “holy war” started because of little old me. What if WordPress got dragged into it as well for even allowing such ruminations to begin with? Sad, but fascinating…

What if I painted a dot on the horizon titled “Mohammed at 1000 Meters”? Would that inflame imams in the tribal areas of Pakistan? I’m not sure, but I think the psychological profiles we can glean from their reaction would be priceless. I almost think sociologists should pay me for coming up with such a novel idea. When I’m dead (perhaps due to a fatwa placed on me by extremist groups?), I hope I appear in the 32rd edition of whatever sociology book my alma mater, USC, requires.

Instead of “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World” my depiction of Mohammed at 1000 meters will be forever referred to as “The Dot Heard ‘Round The World.”

I suppose that would negate all the good will the President’s muslim outreach garned, huh? Oh, wait…it never really materialized to begin with.

New York Vendor, Hero. Dhimmitude Consumers Silent.

I’d like to take a moment to thank the New York City T-shirt vendor who saw something wrong and did the right thing:

…The bomb was left inside a dark green Nissan Pathfinder, left with its engine running and hazard lights flashing near the junction of 45th Street and Broadway.

A T-shirt vendor, who was a Vietnam veteran, alerted police when he noticed smoke coming out of it. Police hurriedly evacuated thousands of tourists and theatre-goers, including women in evening gowns, from the area on Broadway’s busiest night of the week.”

Juxtapose this story with that of the heartless bastards who did nothing as a hero lay dying on the cold concrete, which was warmed temporarily by…his own blood. How easy

This Spider-Man panel is interesting for two reasons: 1. It imparts an important lesson to readers of all ages. 2. The kind of people who would kill New Yorkers simply for being New Yorkers find this comic offensive.

would it have been for this vendor to scuttle away and say, “not my problem,”? For every hero, there are a slew of people who, for whatever reason, slink away from the responsibility to do what is right.  I’m just glad that on this night it was the Vietnam Vet who happened to be nearby, and not the herds of sheep who ensured the death of Alfredo Tale-Yax.

This story is also interesting for the South Park component, but at the same time I’d like to wait a few days to see how it all unfolds before jumping to conclusions:

The device, which failed to detonate, was left near the offices of Viacom, which owns the irreverent cartoon series.
Last month postings on an Islamic website warned the creators of South Park – Matt Stone and Trey Parker – that they could face violent reprisals after an episode of the show featured Mohammed in a bear suit.

Is it possible that we live in a world where sick and twisted souls would attempt to cause large scale death and destruction because of a cartoon image of Mohammed in a bear suit? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or so, you know that the answer is a resounding YES (although, Osama Bin Laden seems to have been living under a rock for years and he’s precisely the kind of guy who would do such a thing…so even you Neal Gabler Mole Men don’t have an excuse for not knowing the correct answer).

There are a lot of ways this story can twist and turn over the next few days, so I’ll refrain from giving my opinions on Viacom for now. However, I would like to take a moment to ask the President how all that outreach to the Islamic world is paying off. It appears that fanatics are…just as fanatical. And it appears that the clash (or should we go with really bad chafing action?) of civilizations that everyone wants to pretend isn’t happening—is.

Media Think South Park Creators Can Put Heads Back On With Dhimmitude Tape.

I don’t care what their politics are, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are

Every time some Islamic Extremist chops off heads the media treats you like Petey, "the blind kid," from Dumb and Dumber. We can't tape Trey and Matt's heads back on, so let's watch their back.

American Heroes. I know that might sound weird to the people who only think of them as the guys who created Mr. Hankey, The Christmas Poo, but the latest “stink” by Islamic nutcases in New York City solidifies my belief that history will be kind to them. Mark Steyn was right years ago when he declared America Alone. When it comes to the clash of cultures between Western Civilization and those who get misty eyed when they think about a return of the Ottoman Empire, most people want to pretend it isn’t happening…

Diane West couldn’t be more correct when she states that American Media left them out to dry. They did. Including you, Mr. Bill O’Reilly. And for all of his faults, at least Jon Stewart seems to get what’s going on.

Theo van Gogh was assassinated for a movie. Danish cartoonists need safe houses to protect them and their nieces from ax-wielding Somalian muslims. Nick Berg… no longer has a head. New York City no longer has the World Trade Center. And on, and on, and on… But instead of treating this threat with the seriousness it deserves, the current administration has declared a War on Man-Made Disasters.

In response to the Sharia Law dreams and head chopping antics of large swathes of the muslim world, media treat American citizens as if they’re auditioning for a role in Dumber and Dumber. Next time you hear about a beheading, remember that most news outlets will cover it like a dead parrot from a 90’s comedy classic:

Llyod: Oh, I’m sorry Harry. What happened?

Harry: His head fell off.

Llyod: His head fell off?!

Harry: Yeah, it was pretty old.

Llyod: That’s it, I’ve had it with this dump! We have no food. We have no jobs. Our pets’ heads are falling off!

Every time some thug group of Islamic radicals try to shut someone up with threats and intimidation, liberal media outlets treat you like Petey, “the blind kid,” from Dumb and Dumber.

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam…but the media doesn’t seem to worry if it becomes New Constantinople. They also don’t seem to worry about threats to take a dull knife to Trey’s head and turn him into Particle Man. Well, I got news for you Walter Cronkite (the guy who thinks Karl Rove and Osama Bin Laden are in cahoots): I’m not a fan of being brought to a soccer field to have my head blown off. Conservatives increasingly know what dhimmitude is and we’re not going to keep quiet about it, no matter how many underwear bombers you downplay.

But back to Trey and Matt. Standing up for Free Speech while the rest of the world cowers in fear is worth a salute. They deserve our respect. Even when they poke fun of their country, it’s obvious that the two of them love it dearly. America: F-Yeah… Don’t forget it. Kick Ass. And never shut up in the face of those trying to topple one of the most important pillars of a free society.

(Bonus points if you recognized the Zoolander reference…)