May 27, 2006
Whanking Ignorance on Dubai
In writing a little bit on some idiotic whanking about "progressive" economics and conservative Islamists, I reminded myself to return to something I spotted via GrapeShisha
A truly stupid article on Dubai which only deserves comment on these excerpts
Dubai sounds like a fake country. Or an exotic place only vacationing al-Qaida cellmates and CIA spooks know how to find. ..... Dubai's connections to al-Qaida terrorism apparently were accidental, not government-countenanced. But Islam is the state religion ..... So beneath the glitz and gleaming skyline Dubai is a theocratic Islamic state that no American would want to be a citizen of for more than an hour. But it's spectacular proof that the Middle East is not monolithically backward, hopeless or anti-Western. And it shows that relatively good things can evolve in the Muslim world without the United States having to use force to create them.
I honestly am impressed the author could pack quite so many stereotypes, just plain idiotic mischaracterisations (hint having a state religion does not a theocracy make you semi literate git, else England would be a theocracy (and in terms of enforcing 'uniformity would not have been far off Dubai if one rewinds not so far, but no one would think of writing seriously that Elisabeth I was a 'theocrat' ).
I honestly wonder at the literacy and rationality of American commentators on Islam, the Islamic world and... well just the outside bloody world in general. Theocracy....
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Posted by: alle at May 27, 2006 11:15 PM
every time i think i've seen the absolute lowest idiocy, i'm surprised.
Denmark, Norway, and Iceland can also be added to the theocracy list.
yes...in fact, both the British and the Danish queen formally have the right to abolish parliament and declare war (I actually think Thatcher used that prerogative to defend the Falklands). In Denmark, the royal family are required by law to be Lutherans. You only have to look at the Proms to see the fascist nationalist paternalist phallocentric misogynist theocratic imperialist nation at its worst.
alululululuu! what do they call that war cry or whatever with the tongue?
Posted by: Klaus at May 28, 2006 03:01 AM
Don't forget Israel.
Posted by: Ali K at May 28, 2006 11:35 AM
"both the British and the Danish queen formally have the right to abolish parliament and declare war (I actually think Thatcher used that prerogative to defend the Falklands)."
Thatcher became queen?!! Damn she's good.
"I honestly wonder at the literacy and rationality of American commentators on Islam"
Don't. It only hurts worse.
Posted by: matthew hogan at May 29, 2006 03:37 AM