Uncategorized "Send us, Saint James the Moor-slayer" by Jeffrey Miller November 30, 2008 written by Jeffrey Miller November 30, 2008 John C. Wright on calling Islamic terrorists “militants” 5 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Caption Contest next post Catholics for Choosing Moloch at it again You may also like Welcome to the pity party August 5, 2002 Return of the One Hit Wonders October 3, 2002 North Korea joins the nuclear family October 18, 2002 Canadians crack down on Hamas? November 23, 2002 Milligan gets last laugh on grave May 25, 2004 Real Focus April 15, 2004 Organized religion September 11, 2004 The wit of Charles Barkley October 14, 2002 I feel I have a vocation June 8, 2008 I prefer Reno to stay in Nevada September 11, 2002 5 comments Stoo December 1, 2008 - 2:09 am Does this guy honestly think the media should be referring to anyone as “soulless butchers” or “vermin?” I think I’d immediately throw away any paper using such emotive terms. Regardless of how obviously evil the terrorist’s acts appear. Militant would be a reasonable term for someone who picks up arms and starts committing acts of violence, it’s just been devalued. See; militant, atheist, militant feminist, militant [insert something else the right doesn’t like… oh wait yeah environmentalist] Rory December 1, 2008 - 6:43 am Stoo – His point is clearly outlined in the first several sentences; namely that the article in question does not use Islamist or Terrorist (or an appropriate combination of the two) which is indeed the case in these attacks in Mumbai. Instead the article MERELY calls them militants. The point being that the article’s writer dances around and “plays nice.” John C Wright is asking why is it that a more-left-leaning paper (or any organization of the political left) pussyfoots around instead of saying exactly what happened – that this was a terrorist attack committed by Islamic fundamentalists for no other reason than to commit acts of terror. Stoo December 1, 2008 - 10:18 am Oh sure it’s a fair point that this looks like clear terrorism. The linked item just makes the point really badly. re: no other reason, i thought they were maybe linked to separatist movements in Kashmir? Adeodatus December 1, 2008 - 6:16 pm Is Kashmiri separatism unconnected to Islamism? I expect the answer is no. Herbert B. Seel December 9, 2008 - 2:44 pm The fact is that the group that commited the Mumbai attacks had a fair sized cell in the USA that got busted. They were in Virginia. For those who aren’t too familiar with USA geography they were in the peidmont area very close to Washington D.C.our national capitol. They were labeled by the media as the paintball jihad because they were training for their planned operation by drilling in paintball parks. Not a bad idea for training. Any way the purpose of this organization in Pakistan and India is to eventualy form a caliphate out of India and Pakistan under Taliban style rule. I call them slime. because of their cold hearted murder. I am not so sensitive as many about calling slime what it is. Tip to those who think that if they show such people respect they will earn some sort of respect back, think again! These people will not care if you talk kindly and cowtow to them. They will not be any more gentle when they slice off your head. Is that understood? They are here to kill and be killed. Such a concept may be foreign to some people but old soldiers like me know that some people are like that. They are thoroughly convinced of their philosophy and there is little to no chance that they will even give notice to any kindness and respect except to use it to further their brutality. I’ve talked to a couple of these fellows and any logic and understanding that goes beyond what is needed to further Wahabist victory is lost on them. They take no notice. I find it unsettling that Christians, especially Catholics are marked with a target by pop cuture yet honour is paid to a religion that wishes the destruction of pop cuture. We need to view these people with the maturity required to understand that they are “Vermin”. Pro Jesu. Contra Rebelatio Comments are closed.