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#3 Cosmetic Surgeon/Prosthetic Boutique
If there’s one thing peace-loving, tolerant Islamist societies are in no short supply of, it’s disfigured Muslims. This is especially true, again, for Muslim women. Women in Muslim dominated countries are subjected to unspeakable acts of retributive mutilation, including genital mutilation to ensure their sexual purity. Acid attacks are also common, as well as lopping off other body parts such as the nose, ears, hands and feet. These punishments may be applied for a range of crimes including illicit sex (under Sharia), theft, and drinking alcohol. Less severely, transgressors may be punished by lashing or flogging. Men are brutalized in this way as well.
#4 “The Crusader House” — A Catholic Community Center
Imagine, if you will, the Archdiocese in New York City one day implementing a wonderful idea to improve cross-cultural city relations: They decide to build a towering Catholic “community center” over the graves of say, 3,000 dead devout Muslims. The purpose of this venture is “really,” they claim, to alleviate misunderstandings on what Catholicism is and to bring an appreciation of the religion to the Muslim community. They decide the most appropriate name for the center ought to be something that casts Catholicism in a good light — something that evokes the greatness of the creed. The perfect name they decide on is the Crusader House! During the Crusades, Roman Catholic Christians, in the name of their savior Jesus Christ, fought valiantly for the sake of the Holy Land. Seems like a perfect choice, except — oh dear. The Crusades also involved killing hordes of Muslims. That might be a problem. The obvious solution would be to Latinize the name of The Crusader House — Casum Crusadum. The bet is that with the language obscurity, the Muslim community will be too stupid to figure out the insult.
The above sounds ridiculous. But how ridiculous can it be when so many Americans are eager to let the story play out with the roles reversed? The “Cordoba House,” the original name of the Ground Zero victory mosque, refers to a city in Spain, during a period when Muslim invaders dominated the land and subjugated indigenous Christian and Jewish populations. The upshot of all this is that a structure named after a period of Muslim hegemony and religious intolerance was chosen — by allegedly “moderate” Muslims — to best represented a Muslim community center supposedly predicated on interfaith respect and understanding! And atop the graves of nearly 3,000 Americans slaughtered in the name of Allah, no less!
This brings us back to the question we were left with in #2. Who shoulders the burden of “tolerance” and cultural sensitivity? Clearly, the Muslims who want to build this mega-mosque couldn’t care less about offending Americans with their endeavor, as they are most aggressively pursuing its success. Instead, we are expected to curb our outrage; to demonstrate our understanding in this process, despite the fact that we are the unmistakable victims of Islamist hostility. How ordinary Americans, furious over this effrontery, are somehow labeled the “intolerant,” “insensitive” nativists, is an upending of commonsense the likes of which one struggles to comprehend.
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