Thursday, October 11, 2007

More Manufactured Muzlim Rage...and it's time release

Sharif don't like it.

This time it's this US building that offends the poor dears (after some creative Muzlim tweaking, of course.)
And it takes the poor slobs in Kashmir a year to get the memo. NOW they're protesting. Hah!

Kabaa Rage by Andrew Bostom over at American Thinker.

One year ago, on October 10, 2006 an Islamic website alerted Muslims to yet another of the seemingly endless litany of "insults to Islam." The message claimed a cube-shaped building under construction in New York City, on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets in midtown Manhattan, bore a deliberate resemblance to the sacred Meccan "Kabaa", and as such was meant to provoke Muslims.

After taking liberties to contrive a resemblance between Apple's (as in Macintosh computers) "Mecca," and the actual Meccan Kabaa (see here), the Islamic website maintained the New York structure intended to be open 24 hours a day (alas, like the Kabaa), and moreover, contained bars selling alcoholic beverages-both blatant "insults to Islam." The message further urged Muslims to disseminate this "alarming" information, in the hope that "Muslims will be able to stop the project."

Fast forward almost exactly one year, and a strangely delayed outpouring of "Kabaa outrage" was expressed on October 6, 2007 -- in Kashmir. As reported by the Iranian (Islamic Republic) News Agency, hundreds of Muslim college students in the Northern Kashmir city of Baramulla took to the streets in demonstrations, "to decry a bar built in the shape of the holy Kaaba in New York." Proclaiming anti-American and pro-Islamic slogans, the students insisted that the putative construction of a wine-shop or a bar like the Kaaba was tantamount to the desecration of the holy sites of Islam. "Muslims all over the world should protest at this," they stated. They also demanded that the "bar" be closed down immediately, accompanied by a "US apology" to the Muslim world for creating the Kaaba replica.
Drummer and lyricist for The Clash Joe Strummer composed a 1982 lyric that captures the situation. Protesting Ayatollah's Khomeini's ban on rock music, Strummer's words were "Sharif don't like it [he thinks it's not kosher]." Kabaa rage has been manufactured by today's Islamic "Sharifs" (i.e., protectors of the Muslim super-tribe, and tribal assets), because the "Sharifs don't like it." Given the living legacy of conspiratorial anti-Jewish animus in Islam's foundational texts, and early history, these Sharifs of 2006/2007 may think Apple's New York City "Kabaa" is all too "kosher!"
(Now, I'm going to be singing 'Rock the Casbah' all damn day.)