Sunday, March 20, 2005

Creating the climate for Ahmed Omar Abu Ali

Victor Davis Hanson notes in his latest column "Little Eichmanns" and "Digital Brownshirts": Deconstructing the Hitlerian slur:

"... it was no accident that Alfred A. Knopf published a novel, Checkpoint, about musing how to kill Bush. Nor was it odd to hear of a New York play, “I’m Gonna Kill the President,” apparently centered around killing Bush. Late last year, a columnist in the Guardian, Charles Brooker, wrote to his British readers on the eve of the election :

On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr. — where are you now that we need you?

All this venom is not so funny when we now witness a Saudi American young man, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, currently under indictment for allegedly planning just such a murder. After all, when it becomes a cheap and easy thing to compare a president to a century’s great criminal, then it becomes even cheaper and easier to dream — or plan — to kill him."

COMMENT: Northern Virginiastan (NV) does not think that this type of Bush-hatred inspired Abu Ali to plot to assassinate the President, but it did de-sensitize people from feeling indignation and outrage. Rather, NV thinks it was the Islamist indoctrination that he received at ISA, Dar al Hijrah, and in Saudi Arabia that inspired Abu Ali. Recall the close ties that Dar al Hijrah has with the Muslim Brotherhood, and never forget that it was Muslim Brotherhood-inspired renegades within the Egyptian Army who assassinated Anwar Sadat, another international leader!

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