A short walk in the Hindu Kush
By now, you’ve probably heard theÂ news: a middle-aged construction worker from Colorado was arrested in a forest in northwest Pakistan, carrying a samurai sword and a pistol, looking for Osama bin Laden.
Call Him Crazy, but bin Laden Bounty Hunter May Have Been Close
Close to what? I think he’s lucky that bin Laden didn’t get him... NYT
On the other hand, as Debbie Schlussel notices, we barely know anything about the guy, and, already, they’re assassinating his character.
The attacks ridicule the man because he was carrying Christian literature.Â Oooh, an “evil Christian.”Â It rolls off the tongue with the same beauty as “evil Zionist” at a HAMAS potluck shawarmeh picnic.Â And, at the same time, when Muslims planning terrorist attacks are caught with Korans (Nidal Malik Hasan, Faisal Shahzad, etc., etc. ad absurdum) , we’re told that’s irrelevant.Â Christian literature = fanatic.Â Koran = cool, exotic peaceful dude, so stop being a bigot.