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July 03, 2007
What Is That Strange Noise You're Making With Your Mouth, Foreign Person?
CNN just ran a show on terrorism in England. Here's my favorite part:
NAWAZ: As far as terrorism is concerned, we can't even touch the immensity of state terrorism that has gone on by the West.
AMANPOUR: You mean that?
NAWAZ: I absolutely mean it, right across the globe, even in Europe people are sick, sick to death of the American foreign policy.
AMANPOUR: Aki Nawaz may be on the cultural cutting edge, but his take on America is becoming mainstream in Britain's Muslim community...This so worries the United States that it sent its ambassador, Robert Tuttle, and his wife Maria, to reach out to Muslims here in Britain. Today they're visiting Birmingham's central mosque...
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can't bring democracy to Iraq if you bomb cities and kill children and men and women. They're not going to love you. If you're killing my child, I'm not going to love you. I'm going to hate you. And this is what he has done. Sorry, Mr. Ambassador, you know, you're a nice man. How can you defend Mr. George Bush's policy?
ROBERT TUTTLE, U.S. AMBASSADOR: Let me say first let the record show he said I was a nice man, let's not forget that, all right? I've known President Bush for 25 -- almost 25 years. He's not anti-Muslim. He's not anti-Islam.
You may scoff, but remember that in Muslim-speak, "If you're killing my child, I'm not going to love you" actually means "BUSHITLER HATES TEH MUSLIM!!!"Posted at July 3, 2007 05:07 PM | TrackBack