Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wisdom of Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn is one man that doesn't mince words and displays such logic and clarity as to bring out the jealous side of me. I wish I could write like that guy.

Take this no-name pastor from an obscure church who was threatening to burn the Koran. He didn’t burn any buildings or women and children. He didn’t even burn a book. He hadn’t actually laid a finger on a Koran, and yet the mere suggestion that he might do so prompted the President of the United States to denounce him, and the Secretary of State, and the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, various G7 leaders, and golly, even Angelina Jolie. President Obama has never said a word about honor killings of Muslim women. Secretary Clinton has never said a word about female genital mutilation. General Petraeus has never said a word about the rampant buggery of pre-pubescent boys by Pushtun men in Kandahar. But let an obscure man in Florida so much as raise the possibility that he might disrespect a book – an inanimate object – and the most powerful figures in the western world feel they have to weigh in.
There are many quotes from the mind of Mark Steyn, such as:
The same people who tell us "Islam is a religion of peace" then turn around and tell us you have to be quiet, you have to shut up because otherwise these guys will go bananas and kill a bunch of people.
Please take the time to read this.

H/T Western Rifle Shooters Association


Crotalus said...

One thing that Mark missed was that if it were a Bible being burned, the most powerful figures in the western world would be cheering.

strandediniowa said...

Much like burning the flag, they would consider that free speech.

Freedom to incite only goes one way with many on the liberal left.