..and Mecca malls?
Marcus at Harry’s place says:
Why do Islamist terrorists want to steer aeroplanes packed with frightened passengers into office blocks and murder Jews wherever they are found?
[Guardian columnist Dylan Evans] has decided he knows:
..If this really was the end of history, it would be an awful anticlimax. Look at the way we live now, in the west. We grow up in increasingly fragmented communities, hardly speaking to the people next door, and drive to work in our self-contained cars. We work in standardised offices and stop at the supermarket on our way home to buy production-line food which we eat without relish. There is no great misery, no hunger, and no war. But nor is there great passion or joy. Despite our historically unprecedented wealth, more people than ever before suffer from depression…
…It is this complacency, this lack of idealism, that is in part responsible for the repugnance with which Muslim extremists view western society.
Norm Geras has some fun with Evans’ piece:
What can you do here but fall about and cackle helplessly? I just love ‘self-contained cars’. Better would be cars which you can fall out of so as to fall into other people’s. Then there’s ‘we eat without relish’ (hey, you could pick some up at that supermarket) and ‘nor is there great passion or joy’. Well, speak for yourself, why don’t you?
According to confirmed Islamist and ZOG conspiracist Shamim Siddiqi, Evans got it all wrong. Says Siddiqi:
I have a vision in America, Muslims owning property all over, Muslim businesses, factories, halal meat, supermarkets, all these buildings owned by Muslims. Can you see the vision, can you see the Newark International Airport and a John Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia having Muslim fleets of planes, Muslim pilots. Can you see our trucks rolling down the highways, Muslim names. Can you imagine walking down the streets of Teaneck, [New Jersey]: three Muslim high schools, five Muslim junior-high schools, fifteen public schools. Can you see the vision, can you see young women walking down the street of Newark, New Jersey, with long flowing hijab and long dresses. Can you see the vision of an area of no crime, controlled by the Muslims?
or, in other words,
We bow to Mecca five times a day in increasingly fragmented communities, hardly speaking to the people next door, and drive to work in our self-contained cars. We work in standardised offices and stop at the halal butcher on our way home to buy food which we eat without relish. There is no great misery, no hunger, and no war. But nor is there great passion or joy.
The Islamists’ dream is the Guardian columnist’s hell, with extra repression added to please Allah – and no relish.
[cross-posted at Dean’s World]