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Fanusi Khiyal's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by Fanusi Khiyal

lastgreekstanding thank you for giving me another reason to detest The Economist. In the interests of justice, I will hope that you don't agree with that filth.

BeyondBelief the 'neocon' smear is used against anyone who has had it up to here with Islam, and doesn't tolerate what it keeps doing throughout the world. Here is a good video that explains it thoroughly:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=eNaBztTkg6k

The thing is that the contraction 'neo-con' gives an impression of suited, machiavellian, sinister figures, and nothing else. It's an Orwellian use of the word.

You see, once you've called someone a 'neocon', you've save yourself the bother of having to deal with what they have to say. They're neocons; why would you listen to them? This is why Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a neocon; save you from having to deal with the uncomfortable truths she raises.

We're all neocons, you know? All of us who see Islam for what it is, or even see a glimpse, we're all neocons: Sam Harris, Ali Sina, Ibn Warraq, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Walid Shoebat, Robert Spencer, Hugh FitzGerald, Geert Wilders, Pim Fortuyn.. Oh, the list goes on and on. That's what the Giant Citadels of Conscience of the Guardian and the BBC have decided, you know?

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 22:47:00 UTC | #183096