by Datechguy | October 23rd, 2013
Dalia: Yes. I am Phantom’s sister. And, no, Fatoush, I am not tapping the Zohan. But I think I love him.
Zohan: This is good. Of course you love me. I’m very good man.
Dalia: Brother, here in America we’re the same. We just people trying to get jobs cutting hair, driving cabs, selling crappy stereo equipment.
Oori: Hey. Is Sony guts.
You Don’t Mess With the Zohan 2008
One of the things about totalitarian regimes is they tend to repress not only positive expression such as dissent, but they also repress negative expression.
It wasn’t until Marshal Tito was gone that the violence began to break out between the ethnic groups. When the Soviet Union dissolved the various “republics” were at each others throat.
Well now all over the Arab world dictators have fallen, and one of the side effects is that old inhibitions are no longer there:
On September 22, a suicide bomb went off outside the home of Christian politician Emad Youhanna in Rafigayn, part of the Kirkuk province, injuring 19 people, including three of Youhanna’s children.
Several bomb attacks have also taken place in the northern city of Erbil, for which Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.
In early September, Christians in the village of Deshtakh complained that they were facing harassment from local police.
A group of Christian young people said that policemen told them that they “should not be in Iraq because it is Muslim territory”.
Violence in the south of the country is also escalating. Church leaders in Baghdad say that there are attacks on Christians every two or three days.
Via Jihad Watch who has been documenting this stuff forever.
Some might be surprised after all it’s not like Syria where you have an active civil war as reported by Lee Stranahan. In Iraq you have a democracy and free election and the dictator & his sons are gone.
But neither Iraq or the Arab world have a tradition of freedom of the press or freedom of religion the only source of those concepts of freedom came from those nasty evil colonial masters who brought those concepts of pluralism from Europe with them.
Unfortunately those folks who brought English common law with them have been marginalized in universities all over the world.
Without those traditions Arab democracy is the equivalent of ten wolves and a lamb voting on dinner.
In Iraq Saddam Hussein had reasons to protect Christians but a popularly elected Iraqi government with a voting population with Muslim sensibilities are not going to worry about an ever shrinking Christian population. Nor will they judge attacks on Christians by western standards, particularly when the cultural leaders of the west have spent a generation condemning and divorcing themselves from Christianity
The main ingredient of Self government is self no matter who or what that self is.
Update: Of course you don’t have to be an elected government to kill Christians in the Muslim world:
ast Sunday, the Church of the Virgin Mary in Waraq near Cairo was attacked during a wedding ceremony, leaving four dead and many wounded. According to Dr. Hisham Abdul Hamid of forensics, two of those who were murdered were Christian children—two girls; two Marys: 12-year-old Mary Nabil Fahmy, who took five shots in the chest, and 8-year-old Mary Ashraf Masih (meaning “Christ”), who took a bullet in the back which burst from the front.