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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Filthy stories for moral paragons

Sometimes the sheer lunacy of the far-right is so mind-boggling, so idiotic, and so blatantly contradictory that there's not even anything to say in response.

Consider the "Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam," the book so good that it had to be independently published. The liberal conspiracy might lull us into thinking they believe in free speech by publishing Ann Coulter and Ed Klein, but they're TOO AFRAID of the truth about a major world religion to acknowledge the fact that they eat babies every day and consider suicide bombing a sport. Every last one of them, dammit!!!!!

Here's all you need to know about this book:

"Fact" One- Muhammad vs. Jesus: proof that Christianity teaches peace and Islam violence -- and that there is nothing in the Bible that rivals the Qur'an's exhortations to warfare

"Fact" Two- The Crusades: unprovoked Western aggression? How, in fact, Muslims armies overran the predominantly Christian Middle East, then drove deep into Europe long before any Crusade was even contemplated -- and did so in obedience to core teachings of the Islamic faith

Huh? Then there's this gem-- The stifling effect Islam has on science and free inquiry, accounting for its failure to prosper -- and hence for its murderous envy of the West

Wow. Anyone who was paying attention in high school history classes can answer this charge in one word: zero. (Note to anyone who wasn't-- do a Web search on who invented the zero.)

But it just wouldn't be a right-wing religious screed without some hot, nasty sex stories, right? Of course it wouldn't! So I'll leave you with this tantalizing softcore teaser:

The ghastly lure of Islam's X-rated Paradise for suicide bombers and jihad terrorists

You might call that GOPorn. They have no choice but to titillate you with nasty stories, but it's only in the interest of showing how "ghastly" it is. And it's just as authentic as those letters to Penthouse forum.

Wake up, conservatives! These people are calling the shots in your party! And they're intellectually, sexually, and morally retarded!