Saturday, November 28, 2009

False Equivalencies, Terrorist Edition

So, an ex-doctor with a history of drug abuse admitted to making pipe bombs. And what does the moonbatosphere get out of it? Why, racism, of course.

Of course, if this had been a Muslim extremist caught with such an arsenal, we'd be getting talk-show panels on Hannity featuring Michelle Malkin ranting at length about the threat of Islamic jihad, blah blah blah. Not to mention chatty discussion on Fox and Friends and Morning Joe.

But instead, because he's just a white anti-government extremist, hey, let's just give it a big shrug.

Yeah, it's all about the racism. Nothing about, oh, say, a Muslim extremists possible connections to Al-Qaeda.
Note the apples-and-oranges comparison involved here. A Muslim extremist might be connected to al-Qaeda -- you know, 9/11, embassy bombings, "death to infidels," that kind of thing -- whereas this dopehead loser guy would be connected to . . . ?

Well, those racists on the right, of course! See, a drug abusing ex-doctor who blows up his apartment is every bit as dangerous as Muslim extremists flying airplanes into buildings or shooting fellow soldiers at a military installation. Don't you get it?

UPDATE: The Mahablog idiot is also fixated on the nationality of the dopehead with the pipebombs.
Each of those cases were taken very seriously, and the plotters pretty much were all convicted of something. But a guy with 30 pipebombs doesn’t need to be taken seriously, according to R.S. McCain. To R.S., a right-wing whackjob with thirty real pipebombs is less dangerous than jihadist whackjobs with lots of non-operational plots but no bombs.

R.S. McCain wasn't arguing that the pipebomber shouldn't be taken seriously. What he said was that the asinine argument of leftwing nutjobs--that a drug abuser who made pipebombs deserved every bit as much media attention as jihadis mowing down Americans--is stupid. But then, Mahablog has a lot of experience dispensing stupid bullshit, which explains why the point went right over her widdle head.

Maybe Mahablog needs to read Mark Steyn's column:
Major Hasan couldn’t have been more straightforward about who and what he was. An army psychiatrist, he put “SoA”—i.e., “Soldier of Allah”—on his business card. At the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, he was reprimanded for trying to persuade patients to convert to Islam and fellow pupils objected to his constant “anti-American propaganda,” but, as the Associated Press reported, “a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim student kept officers from filing a formal written complaint.”

Emphasis mine.

I doubt seriously that the dopehead pipebomber's neighbors were concerned about reporting him to the police because of political correctness. That's kind of a big difference.