Monday, January 21, 2008

"Reality? Never heard of it. Why do you ask?"


You'd think that even screeching Catholic loon and pathological liar Kathy Shaidle would have the sense not to publish something this deranged:

"Let's see. 10,380 violent attacks since 9/11 by Islamic jihadists who justify their actions on the basis of Islamic texts and teachings.

"How many violent attacks since 9/11 by Christian zealots who justify their actions on the basis of Christian texts and teachings? Uh, none.

Here, let me start things off. And feel free to play along at home. It's fun for the whole family.

LET'S BE CAREFUL OUT THERE, KIDS. You'll notice how carefully Kathy phrases her claim above so as to disqualify numerous apparent examples of Christian, anti-abortion violence. First, it must have happened since 9/11, so any unfortunate murders of abortion providers before then aren't relevant. How convenient.

Next, they must be "violent" attacks, but who defines "violent?" Does it necessarily involve violence against people? What about my example, where the clinic just happened to be empty so no one was actually hurt?

Must the attack have been successful? What if it was only an attempted attack that didn't actually kill or injure anyone, like this? I'm guessing things like that don't count in Kathy's world, either.

And, finally, notice how the act of violence must clearly be perpetrated by "Christian zealots who justify their actions on the basis of Christian texts and teachings." Is it incumbent on us to prove the religious provocation when someone, say, attacks an abortion clinic? Or is it just as reasonable to think that that sort of thing might be done just as equally by a raging atheist and that Christian fundamentalist lunacy has nothing to do with it?

Yes, Kathy does like her conditions, doesn't she? It certainly makes her job easy.

16 comments:

pretty shaved ape said...

Let's not forget a certain President of a certain nation to our south that has gawd whispering in his ear. He'd be the loon that unleashed untold terror on a certain nation with no just cause.

LuLu said...

My turn! I think this is a pretty good start.

toujoursdan said...

Are we including all the Christian neo-Nazi groups - KKK, Christian Identity movement, etc.? Most of the hate crimes against Jews, Black, gays and Muslims have a religious motivation.

Ti-Guy said...
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KEvron said...

hullo?

KEvron

KEvron said...

does k-k-kathy take proportion into consideration? x number of fetishists vs. y number of muslims?

KEvron

LuLu said...

I call bullshit - Five Feet of Crazy doesn't get to set the parameters. Christian-inspired violence is still violence no matter how the vicious little gnome tries to parse it.

E in MD said...

Cafe Risque chemical weapon attack - 5/31/06

Paul Ross Evans Planned to Bomb Clinics, got busted because he was a dumbass - April 2007

David McMenemy attempted suicide bombing of women's clinic that DID NOT perform abortions - 9/11/2006

Clayton Waagner - mailed hoax antrax letters to 554 clinics believes he is a soldier for God- December 2003

July 4th, 2005 - Clinic in Palm Beach Florida was the target of an arson

May 9th, 2007 - Unidentified persons set fire to a planned Parenthood clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia

December 6th, 2007 Two unidentified person set fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/35737.php
Patricia Hughes and Jeremy Dunahoe - Threw molotov cocktails at a clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana but missed - August 2006

Stephen John Jordi - Attempted arson of an abortion clinic but also plotted to blow up clinics, churches and gay bars - 2004

Robert Weiler - June 2007 made a pipe bomb to attack an abortion clinic and was arrested when it went off accidentilly at a friend's home.

April 2005 - Christian Missionaries converting non-believers at gunpoint in India

William Krar & Judth Bruey assemble enough sodium cyanide bombs to kill thousands - January 2004

Christian Terrorists kill 44, wound 118 in Northeast India - October 2004


And one way closer to home..

Universal Unitarian Church Vandalized November 2006 - Two churches had hate messages spraypainted across the altar and on walls and were attacked by BB guns


Yeah, no incidences of Christian Terrorism at all. I'm sure Jesus would be proud.

Actually it's not so much that Christians aren't committing terrorism, it's more that they SUCK at it and keep getting busted. So, Christians, police thyself.

How many of these people are at Gitmo? Zero.

Balbulican said...

As I commented the other day, Kathy is by no means stupid. Her apparently artless, acid-dipped turdlets are quite carefully structured.

One of her favourite dismissive sneers of late has been a casual, mocking reference to the number of abortion clinics "bombed" in real life. Good choice of words, which allows her not to count the number of clinics burned down, doctors shot, clients beaten, and so on.

What's disturbing is that that careful construction confirms that she knows exactly what reality she's trying to conceal.

KEvron said...

"I call bullshit - Five Feet of Crazy doesn't get to set the parameters."

like daffy duck peddling insurance....

KEvron

Dr.Dawg said...

PSA nailed it in one. My first thought was, Well, gee, Afghanistan. Iraq. Maybe coming soon to a theater near Tehran. Or do bombs that are dropped from a height trump bombs that are strapped on?

The Crusades continue. You're either with us or against us. Etc. Etc.

Christian lunacy on a global scale. Build that Third Temple, please, Jews, so the Rapture can begin. Kinda dwarfs the occasional clinic bombing, right?

Dr.Dawg said...

"Or do bombs that are dropped from a height trump bombs that are strapped on?"

I meant morally, of course, not materially!

E in MD said...

Apparently she should retitle her blog 'Five Feet of Fear of Comments'. She's apparently quoting some douchebag named Robert Spencer who wrote a book and didn't bother to actually do any research for it.

He must be a scientist then. Like all those guys who don't believe in global warming ( who got their $10,000 Exxon checks)


She's a fucking twat-waffle.

jj said...

Another great cut-and-paste job by Five Feet of Fucked Up. Nobody does it better.

Troy Thomas said...

Can we include the 'noose incident' in Jena too? Or does that not fit her conditions either?

LuLu said...

Nothing fits her conditions, Troy - it's why she keeps changing the parameters.