Abhu Gharib. If I remember right the NY Times ran that on the front page for 40+ days.
There were guys pissing on dead taliban.
Gurkhas beheading dead taliban at one point during the war in Afghanistan (which I believe is a custom for them).
Then there was waterboarding.
All of this is front page news.
Get ready for this, I have a shocking revelation:
I didn’t lose a tiny bit of sleep after I found out about any of the above. I wasn’t even out raged. I shook my head and said, “Stupid.” I hope those responsible were disciplined appropriately and not heavy handedly to appease a well air conditioned mob with access to cable television, for what was simple misconduct and not a gross abuse. See, after incidents like this apologists for radical islam claim “oh THIS is why they kill us,” which practically gives credence to radial-islam’s self licking ice cream cone of faux-rationale. Things like disagreeing with customs or being angry about the actions of people who have been dead for centuries are feelings tons of people manage to have WITHOUT blowing themselves up on buses, launching rockets at schools, or hanging Americans from bridges. Here’s a newsflash: If I were to say the words: “Scantily clad jewish lesbian women feeding bacon to dogs with their left hands”, that would be the tagline for their new recruiting videos. These guys don’t need valid reasons to get pissy.
Let me say I don’t like Bill Maher very much. I think he’s mostly naive, condescending, and an elitist that looks down his long nose at people much too much for my liking. He is however, remarkably consistent. Unlike many other social liberals, his dislike for religion in general, extends not only to Christianity, but it does in fact go to others.
Here’s a one liner on Radical Islam that about sums it up. If you hate Bill Maher and want to skip to the part, go to 3min.