The noted blogger Fjordman is filing this report via Gates of Vienna.
Concerning the Shrink Jihadist in the USA, I’d like to remind people of a quote by the Norwegian blogger BjÃ¸rn StÃ¦rk, who is not a Leftist by my country’s standards.
Please be aware that no irony was intended in this quote. He meant every word of what he wrote. I personally asked him about this and the views expressed here are consistent with his beliefs.
Essentially he says that non-discrimination is the only thing worth dying for. If my plane gets blown up because non-discrimination allowed a Muslim terrorist to get on board that’s OK; I will die with the knowledge that although my body parts will be scattered across the North Atlantic accompanied by chants of “Allahu akhbar”, they will be ideologically pure body parts.
If this sounds insane, let’s be honest enough to give Mr. StÃ¦rk credit for having articulated the belief system of the entire Western world today:
Brave is sitting down calmly on a plane behind a row of suspicious-looking Arabs, ignoring your own fears, because you know those fears are irrational, and because even if there’s a chance that they are terrorists, it is more important to you to preserve an open and tolerant society than to survive this trip. Brave is insisting that Arabs not be searched more carefully in airport security than anyone else, because you believe that it is more important not to discriminate against people based on their race than to keep the occasional terrorist from getting on a plane.