I think I see part of the problem...
Well, if it's a new week for the Bush administration there must be a new terrorist video out, and mirable dictu, the archvillains don't disappoint:
(CNN) -- U.S. Embassies and American interests "at home and abroad" are prime targets for terrorist attacks, American al Qaeda member Adam Yahiye Gadahn said in a newly released al Qaeda-produced video.
"We shall continue to target you at home and abroad just as you target us at home and abroad ... ," Gadahn -- also known as Azzam the American -- says in the video provided to CNN by www.LauraMansfield.com, a Web site that analyzes terrorism.
Oh, "a Web site that analyzes terrorism", eh?
Wellwellwellwell, that wouldn't be this "LauraMansfield.com" , would it?
Laura Mansfield is your preferred source for up-to-date, credible information from professionals who speak the language and understand the religion, history, and culture of the Islamic world.
That would, of course, be "understand" in a VERY SPECIAL PARTICULAR WAY, from the looks of her links:
- Daniel Pipes
- Hot Air
- Michelle Malkin
- Little Green Footballs
- The Jawa Report
- Jihad Watch
- Debbie Schlussel
Yeah, I can see how you'd gain a certain "understanding" of Islam hanging around with folks like that. (Um, doesn't Professor Juan Cole speak Arabic? Why, yesindoodley, he does. But of course he isn't on the list 'cause he doesn't "understand" it properly...)
And she writes books, too! With scary titles like "One Nation Under Allah":
An insightful look at the permeation of Islam into the American way of life by Laura Mansfield. Laura goes undercover into the mosques of America and tells you what is happening in these Islamic centers. A comprehensive look at the changes that have been slowly forced onto American society to accommodate Islam.
Wow, she made it into those EEEEEVIL hotbeds of radicalism and came out ALIVE!!!1! ooh how scary. Not sure, um, what she's referring to though by changes being "forced onto American society to accommodate Islam". You'd think the government had sent in troops to shut down the Honey Baked Ham stores nationwide and forced lil' girls to wear burqas. I ain't seein' it.
Need I point out the shifting boundaries, though - one minute she's talking about "radicals" then the next it's mosques in general. I'm not sure what logical fallacy that would fall under - "undistributed middle", maybe? Same thing as Bush did, evidently so well, with "Iraq = 9/11". Point remains - for folks like this, there ARE no non-radical adherents of Islam.
And this is where CNN gets information from. Well, given that they're willing to allow Glenn Beck to spout out of his ignorant piehole on their network every night, I shouldn't be surprised.