Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sufis for the First Amendment: Boycott "The New Republic"

Washington, D.C. Sept. 11, 2010.

A grassroots organization, "Sufis for the First Amendment," today--on account of the outrageously bigotted statements of Martin Peretz--called for a boycott of the significant American political journal The New Republic, (which Peretz edits) and all of the companies that advertise in it. Recently (on Sept. 4, 2010) Peretz wrote, "Muslim life is cheap, most notably to Muslims. And among those Muslims led by the Imam Rauf [of the proposed "Ground Zero" Islamic center] there is hardly one who has raised a fuss about the routine and random bloodshed that defines their brotherhood....So, yes, I wonder whether I need honour these people and pretend that they are worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment which I have in my gut the sense that they will abuse."

In other words, as Chris McGreal of The Guardian (guardian.co.uk) expressed it, Peretz is essentially stating that "Muslims were unfit for the protections of the US constitution." While it is one thing for a fringe nutcase Florida preacher to say something like this, when the editor-in-chief of a major U.S. journal states it, that is unquestionably cause for alarm.

Even though a century has not passed since the Holocaust, it might be instructive for readers to ask the following questions: Are the events that led up to the Holocaust being repeated in America, except that now the members of proposed inferior race are Muslims (of all races)? Is Kristallnacht around the corner for Muslims in the US? Is the parallel to Herschel Grynszpan's assassination of the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath the events of September 11? And is the new incarnation of Joseph Goebbels (Nazi Germany's propaganda minister) Martin Peretz?

1 comment:

Marcello09 said...

Wow! What an astonishingly ignorant article that man has written. I actually used to subscribe to that magazine. It's clearly plunged into the abyss since then. Thanks for posting this, Dr. Godlas, I might not have known about it otherwise!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sufis for the First Amendment: Boycott "The New Republic"
Washington, D.C. Sept. 11, 2010.

A grassroots organization, "Sufis for the First Amendment," today--on account of the outrageously bigotted statements of Martin Peretz--called for a boycott of the significant American political journal The New Republic, (which Peretz edits) and all of the companies that advertise in it. Recently (on Sept. 4, 2010) Peretz wrote, "Muslim life is cheap, most notably to Muslims. And among those Muslims led by the Imam Rauf [of the proposed "Ground Zero" Islamic center] there is hardly one who has raised a fuss about the routine and random bloodshed that defines their brotherhood....So, yes, I wonder whether I need honour these people and pretend that they are worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment which I have in my gut the sense that they will abuse."

In other words, as Chris McGreal of The Guardian (guardian.co.uk) expressed it, Peretz is essentially stating that "Muslims were unfit for the protections of the US constitution." While it is one thing for a fringe nutcase Florida preacher to say something like this, when the editor-in-chief of a major U.S. journal states it, that is unquestionably cause for alarm.

Even though a century has not passed since the Holocaust, it might be instructive for readers to ask the following questions: Are the events that led up to the Holocaust being repeated in America, except that now the members of proposed inferior race are Muslims (of all races)? Is Kristallnacht around the corner for Muslims in the US? Is the parallel to Herschel Grynszpan's assassination of the German diplomat Ernst vom Rath the events of September 11? And is the new incarnation of Joseph Goebbels (Nazi Germany's propaganda minister) Martin Peretz?

1 comment:

Marcello09 said...

Wow! What an astonishingly ignorant article that man has written. I actually used to subscribe to that magazine. It's clearly plunged into the abyss since then. Thanks for posting this, Dr. Godlas, I might not have known about it otherwise!