In which my home country makes me proud, insert ironic bunny ears
Wow, the College Republicans back home are sponsoring "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week," a creation of the Los Angeles-based David Horowitz Freedom Center, "which purportedly intended to 'confront the two Big Lies of the political left: that George Bush created the war on terror and that Global Warming is a greater danger to Americans than the terrorist threat,' according to its Web site" (per the story in the Seattle Times). (By the way, trying to find the link between those two items is like listening to my dad rant about Persian doctors and immigrants with cell phones. I don't see the left talking about the comparative dangers of global warming VERSUS the terrorist threat. How do these connections get made, with an online "degrees of separation from Kevin Spacey" tool?)
"The Web site includes suggested campus activities such as holding sit-ins outside women's studies departments to protest 'the silence of feminists over the oppression of women in Islam' and holding a memorial service for the 'victims of Islamo-Fascist violence around the world.' "
Let's see, this neatly ignores the fact that women's studies' groups DO protest the oppression of women in Islam, as well as in every other religion, and ignores the victims of Americo-Fascist violence, such as the people America kidnaps and tortures. (Not to mention the ones we allow to be butchered in the streets of a country we're conceptually in control of.)
Anyway, the mind boggles. I mean, first, who do these people think they're kidding? And I can't believe these people are going for blatant religious bigotry. I'd be wearing a green arm band, too.