* Â Bush Derangement Syndrome afflicts Muslims and Nutroots alike…
Hating Bush is safer
Andrew BoltÂ â€“ Tuesday, December 02, 08 (06:20 am)
Bollywood’s stars suffer from the same derangement as the Hollywood ones:
On the evening of Nov. 26, the biggest names in Bollywood walked the red carpet at the Bombay premiere of “The President Is Coming,” a comedy about six 20-somethings vying to win the right to shake hands with President Bush.
Among those in attendance at the star-studded premiere Wednesday evening was Bollywood’s “new heartthrob” Imraan Khan, who proudly posed for paparazzi donning a T-shirt with Mr. Bush’s face sandwiched between the words “International Terrorist.”
Mr. Khan – a member of India’s Muslim minority – chose not to mock international terrorists who kill in the name of Allah. He and his co-religionists know the deadly results for those who do.
At the precise moment Mr. Khan and hundreds of others making their fortunes in the multibillion-dollar Indian movie business were watching “The President Is Coming,”Â only a few blocks away, 10 20-something Muslim extremists began a horrific three-day terror spree.
The TimesÂ reports:
At least five terrorist gunmen have evaded capture in MumbaiÂ and could make a secondary strike on India’s financial capital, it was feared today.
Maybe Khan could wear a shirt with their identikit pictures, to help police?
For Waleed Aly, lecturer in the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash University, Mumbai was all about bad things done to Muslims, and not at all about a toxic variant of his Muslim faith:
(M)uch Islamist terrorism in recent years has been part of a cycle of violence with Hindu nationalist militants. The Mumbai bombings of 1993, for example, followed swiftly after the demolition of the Babri Mosque and anti-Muslim violence by Hindu militants. But hanging over every Islamist act of violence has been one loaded word: Kashmir…. As a Muslim majority territory, it most logically belongs to Pakistan…(Waleed’s Islamo-logic hard at work/ed)
* Waleed Aly in typical Islamofascist fashion follows the supremacist idea that infidels who resist Islam cause wars and are responsible for them…/ed
Precisely what Israel has to do with Kashmir is not abundantly clear… And it is here (in the singling out of Jews and Westerners), rather than in the particular methods of violence, that we may discern the impact of al-Qaeda, not as an organisation, but as a symbolic ideological force. Its most significant contribution has not been mass death, but a new way of formulating militant politics that transcends the local and parochial, and imbues it with a global resonance. So, to take an example, the brutalising of Muslims in Kashmir may no longer be understood as a problem that begins and ends with India. It may now be constructed as part of a broader, more global conspiracy, spearheaded by the US.
In this connection, Kashmir becomes a symptom of a more general disease that also explainsÂ the plight of MuslimsÂ in places as disparate as the Palestinian territories, Chechnya, Somalia, southern Thailand and the southern Philippines, all of which may now be generalised in the one struggle. (funny: a while ago I had a run-in with a Muslim who tried to tell me that there is no global jihad, that these are all ‘regional confilcts’ etc./ed)
I did predictÂ this kind of sweet rationalisation, with its tendency to absolve terrorists of moral responsibility. It always comes down to blaming the West – or at least non-Muslims – first. Maybe that’s because they are the only ones left with at least some reason to which the timid can appeal.Â