Saturday, September 16, 2006

Tehran Times: New crusade being planned

As I've remarked before, the Tehran Times is to good journalism what the Jerry Springer Show is to quality television programming.

The Farce-eys are at it again, getting their robes all tangled up over the recent (scroll down a couple of posts) comments by the Pope about Islam.

When Muslims aren't whining about "Islamophobia," it's only because they're screaming "Crusade."

From a Tehran Times article by Hassan Hanizadeh:

The increasing wave of Western offensives against Muslims, which began with U.S. President George W. Bush’s remarks and continued with the publication of disrespectful cartoons in a Danish newspaper, is part of a plot to start a new crusade against Muslims.

Undoubtedly, this propaganda is not accidental and purposeless, but rather within the framework of a comprehensive strategy to implement the theory of clash of civilizations put forward by U.S. theorist Samuel P. Huntington.

Regrettably, following the suspicious 9/11 attacks, the West is increasing the psychological and propagandistic pressure on Muslims to prepare the ground for the expulsion of Muslims from the United States and European countries.

The Pope’s rude remarks are actually code words for the start of a new crusade, heralding a dark future in relations between Islam and Christianity.

Relations right now are pretty darn dark, in my opinion.

Later in the article, there's the spurious claim that the "Zionist regime" (always blame the Jews) is part of the crusade, since it's scheming to become the Hong Kong of the Middle East.

And Hanizadeh moans about a Daily Telegraph piece about how Muslim soldiers in the early days of Islam used to behead prisoners of war.

The more things change....

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