Thursday, September 13, 2012


During my morning blog-reading I saw that both Bobbi and Tam had referred to some Brit git who had compared the poor-quality YouTube video that allegedly inspired--or at least gave the rationale to--the murderous rioters in Cairo and Benghazi to a Jack Chick Tract.

Having never heard the term, I looked Jack Chick up in Wikipedia.
Jack Thomas Chick (born April 13, 1924) is an American publisher, writer, and comic book artist of fundamentalist Christian tracts and comic books.[1] His comics have been described by the Los Angeles Magazine as "equal parts hate literature and fire-and-brimstone sermonizing".
Oh. Him. Caught an NCO slipping some of that crap into the bag of a woman widely suspected of being a lesbian, and put a stop to it. Hmm:
Chick's company, Chick Publications, claims to have sold over 750 million tracts, comics tracts, videos, books, and posters designed to promote Protestant evangelism from a Christian fundamentalist point of view.
Videos? Oh, goody, he's expanded.
Many of these are controversial, as they accuse Roman Catholics, Freemasons, Muslims and many other groups of murder and conspiracies, while Chick maintains his views are simply politically incorrect.
I think we can take it as given that members of one of those groups is, in fact, given to conspiring to commit murder, among other crimes in the name of their religion.

Look, I'm STILL not saying all Muslims are terrorists or murderers, I'm STILL not saying Islam Delenda Est, but forgetting the truce of the Bear when dealing with Salafis, and/or Wahabists (I'm not sure there's a difference) is foolish.

At best.

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