I’ve just returned from a few days walking in Shropshire, blissfully removed from such modern advances as newspapers, television and, gasp, the Internet.
Imagine my complete and total lack of surprise on reconnecting to the Matrix and discovering that a story about British troops kicking Arabs around had broke over the weekend.
That stunning lack of surprise was compounded even further when I read that an additional sixty Abu Ghraib abuse pictures are going to be pumped into circulation this week.
Hmmm, the British video was shot in 2004, the Abu Ghraib pictures taken in 2003 and golly gee whizz they just happen to come out in the same week, straight after all that cartoon-derived unpleasantness
Whilst catching up on all things Jihadist since coming back home I happened to strike comedy gold when I came across an on-line review of a book called ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades’ – as the blurb says …
REVEALED, at long last: the whole truth about Islam's violent teachings, bloody history, backward culture, and morally depraved founder PLUS: Why the Crusades were justified wars of Christian self-defense against centuries of Muslim aggression
So, the slaughter of Jews along the Rhine during the First Crusade, the forceful conversion of pagan Eastern Europe to Christianity during the Second Crusade and the rape and pillage of Christian Constantinople during the exceptionally naughty Fourth Crusade were all part of a cunning plan to restrain Muslim aggression all along.
How could I have been so blind?
Creepy 'it's 1933 all over again' parallels with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the whole demonization of entire ethnic groups to support a fascist agenda thing are, no doubt, entirely coincidental.
It is this kind of scholarly, insightful and profoundly humane writing that we all need at troubled times like this. Fortunately, the author contributes prodigiously to a site called Jihadwatch so we can all keep abreast of what is really going on in the World on a daily basis.