"I encountered a Muslim woman in my local supermarket this morning."
One of our favorite types of DUmmie threads is the one that goes like this: "Let me tell you about my experience in which I was the noble progressive in a sea of backwards fundie freeptards." We have an example of that today in this THREAD from DUmmie 11 Bravo, "I encountered a Muslim woman in my local supermarket this morning."
Since it involves a Muslim, this thread will also illustrate what I have always contended is the #1 driving force for the DUmmies, namely, their hatred of Christianity. But Islam puts the DUmmies in a quandary. They hate Christianity, so their kneejerk reaction is to defend Islam, as they did in the recent flap over Mosque O on the Hudson. But to defend Islam is to defend a lot of decidedly non-progressive ideas. So this puts the DUmmies in a pickle, at which point they usually resort to the idiotic yet still popular Moral Equivalence Move: "Christian fundamentalism, Islamic fundamentalism, same diff."
Like Mohammed, I am no prophet, but I predict this thread will be FUndamentally FUn! So let us now watch the tolerant yet troubled DUmmies alternately strut and squirm, in Ramadan Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, willing to "Coexist" with moonbats who put stupid bumper stickers on their cars, is in the [brackets]:
I encountered a Muslim woman in my local supermarket this morning.
[Close Encounters of the DUmmie Kind. . . . Oh, PJ wants to know: Did she have any coupons?]
She was wearing a burka, fully veiled.
[You were wearing your Birkenstocks, pony-tailed.]
No one was openly harassing her, but . . .
[. . . but I'm going to complain about them anyway.]
people were just avoiding her, while snickering behind her back.
[Actually, they were snickering at YOU, you DUmmie!]
No one would look at her, and when she sought help from a stock boy, he acted as if she were invisible.
[So she turned to you, Birkenstock boy.]
I had no idea what to do. . . .
[You are a DUmmie, after all.]
so I summoned up the sole bit of Arabic I know, approached her, and said, "As-Salaam-Alaikum". . . .
[Which means, "What an ass like I am."]
(Peace be unto you).
[Piss be upon you.]
All I could see were her eyes, but at that moment those eyes conveyed more genuine emotion than Glenn Beck at his weepy worst.
[Her eyes were tearing up from your smelly clothes.]
I thought for a moment she was going to hug me.
[That, or behead you.]
Of course, she did not, but she responded with the traditional "Alaikum salaam".
["Leave me alone, you slimeball."]
At that point all I could do was shrug and tell her, "That's all I know". She simply nodded her head and said, "Thank you."
["Thank you, I'm glad you will be going away now."]
The entire encounter took maybe 30 seconds, but I can't stop thinking about it.
[I can't stop thinking about what a noble progressive I was! Tolerant, open-minded. . . . And now I want you guys to praise me! Please begin . . .]
ah, hugs. a little piece of beauty in a whole lot of ugly.
[Bravo, DUmmie 11 Bravo!]
She's as much a victim of her religion as her religion is of the Beck/Limbaugh troglodytes. Without the perpetuation of 8th century desert mythologies she wouldn't be mandated to wear that ridiculous and imprisoning burka nonsense.
[All religion, BAD! DUmmie Codeine moves quickly to the Moral Equivalence Gambit.]
what if she is wearing it by choice ? this is in america isn't it ?
[Squirm, DUmmies, squirm!]
I would support a ban on burqas.
Better to condemn the practice . . . than to pass a blanket ban on full-body veils.
[Let's have a blanket ban on banning blankets.]
I would hope for your consistency and that you would support a ban on breast implants, tanning salons, anorexia, daisy dukes, micro-mini skirts, halter tops, ect.
[Let's ban ALL clothing!]
I don't even know where to begin to address your ignorance.
[345 DUmmieland Lane . . .]
"Daisy Dukes", "miniskirts" "haltertops"..... to you I say, **** off, because I will wear them if I want to.
[benburch is STEAMED!]
I go check the mail in pajamas and bunny ears, and if it's hot outside, I water the plants wearing a bikini.
[ben, please. . . .]
A vagina is not a replacement for a brain.
[Words to live by.]
Maybe you need to get over yourself and not try to tell females how they SHOULD FEEL.
[Oh, how the DUmmies are squirming!]
This is a complex issue, with layer upon layer and yes, many of us are like fish and water. . . .
how about those who want to hang out naked?
[Depends how far they're hanging out.]
I want to be as free as the Amazon tribesmen. . . .
All the major religions are misogynistic.
[All people who make sweeping generalizations should be shot!]
the hatred and ridicule on display in this country over Muslims is disgusting. Sometimes I really hate this country and Americans in general. Ignorant f***ing pieces of sh*t. Unfortunately people like Palin and Beck usually live to ripe old ages instead of dying of painful illnesses like they deserve.
[I HATE those haters!]
I'm just a little baffled that suddenly Islam is flavor of the month at DU.
[Two scoops of Iraqi Road.]
Honor killings and beatings by ultra conservative religionists of virtually all stripes. . . .
[Lutherans do honor killings for bringing bad casseroles to the potluck.]
Ah, what a f***ing know it all (Codeine) . . . 8th century myths? You wanna know a REAL f***ing myth? The myth of a know it all who is certain there is nothing beyond the god of scienctism. . . .
[DUmmie Raoul, God has blessed you with a Brief Moment of Mental Clarity, and so we award you today's Kewpie Doll!]
I just feel a bit sickened by the sudden DU lovefest for all things Islamic. Honestly, it's a bit insane that we're suddenly rushing to embrace a religion so anathema to Progressive values just because the right-wing f***tards have their panties in a wad over the Finacial District mosque.
[DUmmie Codeine sees the DUmmie dilemma: Defending Mosque O on the Hudson (since it's not Christian), while at the same time not endorsing Muslim Family Values.]
One ugly American started screaming at a young woman wearing the Hijab... so I stepped in . . .
[. . . and gave him a high jab.]
Guess what? The same kind of behavior is quite often shown to Goths, scene kids and anyone else not fitting into the "norm." I hope everyone is as kind to the Goths--they need lovin', too.
[And don't ostracize the Ostrogoths, either.]
I shave my head and while it has become more acceptable for women to do so, I still have varied reactions from people. . . .
[Ranging all the way from disgust to ridicule.]
I use what I call urban camouflage - it seems like I'm an ordinary, middle aged nurse, when I'm actually a polyamorous hippy living in a stable triad.
[You're probably a Polident-using hippo living in a stable.]
I was a nun at one time and wore a habit . . .
[. . . but then I got out of the habit.]
All the worlds religions subjugate women, except Wicca.
[Lou: Witch religion?
Lou: Right, witch religion!
Bud: Look, I told you, Wicca! . . .]
i am a presbyterian and will be so until i die . . .
[. . . and become a Lutheran in heaven.]