Maureen Dowd Is An Idiot

According to the obvious leftist Maureen Dowd:

By now you have to be willfully blind not to know that the imam in charge of the [Ground Zero mosque] project, Feisal Abdul Rauf, is the moderate Muslim we have allegedly been yearning for.

For reference, Maureen Dowd is an apologist for the horn-dog David Letterman. And she only pretended to throw the predator Bill Clinton under the bus. Of course her obvious dishonesty in that article is easily seen. For a supposed feminist, Dowd is an utter failure, sacrificing women at the altar of liberalism. But as a liberal, she’s par for the course, sacrificing truth for her agenda.

Patterico, who owns a JD (which requires more knowledge than merely knowing the Dewey Decimal System), filleted Dowd. He noted Rauf’s assertion that the US was complicit in the terrorist 9/11 event. He also noted Rauf’s absolute refusal to call Hamas a terrorist organization.

It is easy to find Rauf’s desire to push Sharia law on the US. It is also easy to find Rauf’s connection at the hip to unindicted co-conspirators who funneled money to Mohammedan terrorist organizations. It’s called GOOGLE.

The Imam who wants to build the Cordoba House (GOOGLE Cordoba) is not in any way a moderate. To claim otherwise is to deny the facts which are readily available.

It is interesting to note that, if Rauf had his way, Dowd would not be able to publish in the press.

33 Comments

  1. Patterico, who owns a JD (which requires more knowledge than merely knowing the Dewey Decimal System), filleted Dowd. He noted Rauf’s assertion that the US was complicit in the terrorist 9/11 event.”

    Uh-huh.

    Idiot.

  2. A link to Little Green Footballs? Is that all you got? You might as well link to Andrew Sullivan and his obsession with Sarahcuda’s supposedly superhuman reproductive organs for all LGF is worth.

  3. A comment that mirrors one Glenn Beck made as proof this guy is “a radical Muslim”? That all you got?

    Idiot.

  4. I note that like clockwork the demonization of Imam Rauf has begun, perpetrated by the experts of demonization, to which we find some acolytes thereof right here on this very blog. So what’s new already?

    You hypocrites who claim to oppose big government are calling on big government to investigate Muslim community center organizers who want to build on private property, in the same manner that we have always investigated Christians, NOT!

    So go ahead bigoted righties, throw your alleged principles out of the window in order to further your racist goals. There will always be those of us moderate, fair-minded individuals who will call you out on your outrageous un-American extremist racist behavior.

    Read here about this radical Muslim Imam!

    So you’ve got it wrong, Hitchcock, the idiot on this issue is not Maureen Dowd!

  5. In fact, here are some words of wisdom from the “idiot” and “leftist” Maureen Dowd:

    “Actually, the ultimate victory for Osama and the 9/11 hijackers is the moral timidity that would ban a mosque from that neighborhood.

    Our enemies struck at our heart, but did they also warp our identity?

    The war against the terrorists is not a war against Islam. In fact, you can’t have an effective war against the terrorists if it is a war on Islam. “

    You should pay attention to the whole article, Hitchcock, since it could get your brain off of auto-pilot mode!

  6. While on the subject of “radical” imams, take a look here of eight “radical” imams who recently accompanied a number of rabbis and prominent Jews to Auschwitz to emphasize the reality of the Holocaust to those who are and would be Holocaust deniers.

    Hitchcock, bookmark this page under “Radical Imams”!

  7. Perry beat me to it.

    So, for association with radical extreme alien stranger Muslim Imams, you now must demonize the FBI, too.

  8. “Imam Feisal has participated at the Aspen Institute in Muslim-Christian-Jewish working groups looking at ways to promote greater religious tolerance,” Walter Isaacson, head of The Aspen Institute told the Huffington Post. “He has consistently denounced radical Islam and terrorism, and promoted a moderate and tolerant Islam. Some of this work was done under the auspices of his own group, the Cordoba Initiative. I liked his book, and I participated in some of the meetings in 2004 or so. This is why I find it a shame that his good work is being undermined by this inflamed dispute. He is the type of leader we should be celebrating in America, not undermining.”

  9. Breaking: Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls for investigation into using the First Amendment:

    “There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.”

  10. The cockroaches don’t like it when you turn the lights on, but the homeowners need to know that they have a problem.

  11. The cockroaches don’t like it when you turn the lights on, but the homeowners need to know that they have a problem.

    Oh, I see. Let’s use the power of government to investigate how people utilizing their 1st Amendment rights are getting their support.

    See how quickly people change their views when it affects their ingrained dogma?

  12. I didn’t say the government should stop them from talking. Neither did Nancy.

    Neither did I, as you’ll see. However, why in the world should government “investigate” an exercising of free speech?

  13. John,

    1, You are right. Maureen Dowd is a neurotic idiot.

    2, Is there anything you can do to stop Perry from having the ability to edit the comments of other people?

    This site has been interesting and even fun, but …

  14. DNW: “2, Is there anything you can do to stop Perry from having the ability to edit the comments of other people?”

    Produce the evidence, DNW!

    Never mind, there is none!! But you can go ahead and make it up, if you’d like! :)

    Just more paranoia surfacing from DNW.

    Why is it that fear seems to be a centerpiece in the existence of most Conservatives on here.

    PS: Now I do go in and edit obviously stupid mistakes and typos that I make, when I spot them. Moreover, I’ve discovered that I’ve been more careless the last few days. Must be my Alzheimers! Finally, if I add a thought later to a piece, I label it as such.

  15. Meanwhile, some guy in Texas tried to blow up and shoot up a police station.

    Good thing he didn’t try to build a civic center, instead.

  16. Meanwhile, some guy in Texas tried to blow up and shoot up a police station.

    Was he a Christian? Perhaps we should ban Christians from building churches anywhere in Texas…

  17. Well, we know that Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf refuses to say that Hamas is a terrorist organization, but it’s also true that he didn’t say they weren’t; he simply fell back on the “Look, I’m not a politician. The issue of terrorism is a very complex question” hedge of refusing to take a position.

    When it comes to shari’a law, he said:

    The two pieces of unfinished business in Muslim countries are to revise the penal code so that it is responsive to modern realities and to ensure that the balance between the three branches of government is not out of kilter.

    Rather than fear Shariah law, we should understand what it actually is. Then we can encourage Muslim countries to make the changes that achieve the essence of fairness and justice that are at the root of Islam.

    How nice, how moderate. Yet wherever shari’a has been imposed, it hasn’t been imposed in anything any Westerner would recognize as “moderate.”

    When I did a Google search of Faisal Abdul Rauf sharia, I came up with all sorts of things, but one thing I noticed was that conservative sites had all sorts of information which expose Imam Rauf as a strong supporter of shari’a and liberal sites telling us that no, he’s a moderate, he doesn’t really support shari’a in its harsher applications. One thing about the internet: sometimes you get such a jumble of information, it’s difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.

    Then again, I think back on President Reagan and Oliver North, and their search for a “moderate” in the Iranian government with whom they could deal for the release of the hostages. They saw “moderates” where none existed, because they wanted to see them.

    We are also told that the majority of the Palestinian people simply want peace, and that they would really be fine with the so-called two-state solution, but, even if that’s true, in heir actions they wind up supporting and enabling the radical Hamas. Would even a truly “moderate” Imam Rauf wind up enabling the more radical elements and Islamists?

  18. When I did a Google search of Faisal Abdul Rauf sharia, I came up with all sorts of things, but one thing I noticed was that conservative sites had all sorts of information which expose Imam Rauf as a strong supporter of shari’a

    Did you happen to notice that Fox was interviewing him AS a moderate Muslim before that lunatic Pam Geller started whipping up racial hysteria against him?

    You wanna know how the German people managed to get themeselves into Kristallnicht? Go look in a mirror.

  19. By association, Fox and all its viewers are terrorist Muslims!

    So now we know who your mentor is, Dana, DNW, ropelight, Hube…

    What’s the next step in your radical agenda, bomb jockeys?

  20. Here’s the loony left on display again. Mad dog crazy, running in circles snarling and snapping at their own tails, supporting terrorism, revealing their lack of compassion for the families of the 9/11 victims.

    Things are getting pretty strange when Howard Dean and Harry Reid line up against Barack Obama and Nancy Pilosi. Her call for an investigation of opponents is nothing short of bizarre, the Speaker has lost her marbles. If she’s seriously seeking investigations for opponents of the Mosque, then she’s the one in need of a close examination, of her head, her addiction to botox has muddled her mind.

    Congressional Democrats should think very carefully about asking her to step down. If we had a parliamentary system, a vote of “no confidence” would be in the works. Simply put, the country is facing an unknown and difficult future, and that silly woman just isn’t mentally stable enough to be in the direct line of succession.

  21. PiaToR: Did you happen to notice that Fox was interviewing him AS a moderate Muslim before that lunatic Pam Geller started whipping up racial hysteria against him?

    For those who never heard of Pam Geller:

    Over at Salon, Justin Elliott (a former MoJo fellow!) credits right-wing blogger Pam Geller with launching the “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy that finally ensnared Barack Obama this weekend:

    A group of progressive Muslim-Americans plans to build an Islamic community center two and a half blocks from ground zero in lower Manhattan. They have had a mosque in the same neighborhood for many years. There’s another mosque two blocks away from the site. City officials support the project. Muslims have been praying at the Pentagon, the other building hit on Sept. 11, for many years.

    In short, there is no good reason that the Cordoba House project should have been a major national news story, let alone controversy…. To a remarkable extent, a Salon review of the origins of the story found, the controversy was kicked up and driven by Pamela Geller, a right-wing, viciously anti-Muslim, conspiracy-mongering blogger, whose sinister portrayal of the project was embraced by Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post.

    Justin mentions that Geller once suggested that Malcolm X was President Obama’s “real” father.

    h/t: MoJo

    Does this sound like any of our commenters on this blog? You be the decider!

  22. Our nation is in decline, and it is not only about money and the economy. It is about morals, not only about engaging in aggressive wars of choice, but also what happened/is happening in the last few days.

    As a counter to Eric’s racist bigotry expressed here in the last few days, reflecting the fear not only on the Right but also on the Left, Peter Beinart of the Daily Beast has some wisdom to offer right here:

    AMERICA HAS DISGRACED ITSELF

    “The president is furiously backtracking; Republicans are clawing over each other to demonize Muslims; Democrats are dead silent. It’s time to face reality. Whether or not the “ground zero” mosque ever gets built, the political debate is over. Decency lost.

    Remember when George W. Bush and his neoconservative allies used to say that the “war on terror” was a struggle on behalf of Muslims, decent folks who wanted nothing more than to live free like you and me? Remember when Karen Hughes paid millions to produce glitzy videos of Muslim Americans testifying about how free they were to practice their religion in the USA? Remember Bush’s second inaugural, when he said “America’s ideal of freedom” is “sustained in our national life by the truths of Sinai, the Sermon on the Mount, the words of the Koran?”

    Once upon a time, Republicans were so confident that the vast majority of Muslims preferred freedom to jihad that they believed the U.S. could install democracy in Iraq within months. Now, confronted with a group of Muslim Americans who want to build a cultural center that includes Jews and Christians on the board (how many churches and synagogues do that?), GOP leaders call them terrorists because they don’t share Benjamin Netanyahu’s view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Once upon a time, the “war on terror” was supposed to bring American values to Saudi Arabia. Now Newt Gingrich says we shouldn’t build a mosque in Lower Manhattan until the Saudis build churches and synagogues in Mecca—which is to say, we’re bringing Saudi values to the United States. I wonder how David Petraeus feels about all this. There he is, slogging away in the Hindu Kush, desperately trying to be culturally sensitive, watching GIs get killed because Afghans believe the U.S. is waging a war on Islam, and back home, the super-patriots on Fox News have… declared war on Islam.” ….

    So we have even declined from GW Bush’s vision of religious liberty for all!!

    For people concerned about our decline, this is a good op/ed that attempts to deal with one aspect of it, thus well worth a read! And for Eric and his ilk, they ought to look at GW Bush as THE role model on this issue!!

  23. As a counter to Eric’s racist bigotry expressed here in the last few days

    I’ve already reminded you that this is about religion, not race. Nor is it bigotry to criticize another religion. If it were, then Pho would be the biggest bigot here, given his rants about Christianity.

  24. “By association, Fox and all its viewers are terrorist Muslims!”

    Even liberal viewers who watch merely in order to be offended?

    “So now we know who your mentor is, Dana, DNW, ropelight, Hube…”

    I can’t speak for the others, but where have I ever mentioned watching, much less following, Fox News?

    “What’s the next step in your radical agenda, bomb jockeys?”

    Find a way to avoid being roped into government mandated cost sharing programs with dysfunctional lefties and their incompetent clients.

  25. All het up with no place to go, a certain troll bursts forth shouting ….

    “You wanna know how the German people managed to get themeselves …”

    Say troll, was that, Theme selves, or Theme sleeves? Can you hum a few bars?
    [No pun intended even if deserved ... a troll ... bars ... etc.]

    ” …into Kristallnicht? ”

    Nicht?

    Nein.

    Dummkopf

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