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Greenwald: Primitive Muslims’ unique love of violence

Glenn Greenwald

Islamophobes constantly argue that bloodlust is unique to Muslim extremists. However, as Glenn Greenwald points out, there are plenty of blood thirsty American Christians and Jews out there as well. Remember people like Joe Kaufman who were shouting for American nukes to be launched against Iraq and Syria after the 9-11 attacks. This is systematic in the loonosphere. Primitive Muslims’ unique love of violence by Glenn Greenwald

University of Tennessee Law Professor Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds, today, echoing so many by lamenting the compulsive violence of Muslims:

It’s hard to keep track of all the barbaric behavior emanating from that part of the world.

Glenn Reynolds, November 23, 2010, on his prescription for dealing with North Korea:

If they start anything, I say nuke ‘em. And not with just a few bombs. They’ve caused enough trouble — and it would be a useful lesson for Iran, too.

Glenn Reynolds, November 4, 2006, on how to deal with the Muslim world:

It’s also true that if democracy can’t work in Iraq, then we should probably adopt a “more rubble, less trouble” approach to other countries in the region that threaten us.

Glenn Reynolds, February 13, 2007, on how to deal with Iran:

We should be responding quietly, killing radical mullahs and iranian atomic scientists . . .

Glenn Reynolds, September 11, 2001, on responding to the 9/11 attacks:

GEORGE BUSH IS NOW THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD:. . . Now, if he wants to nuke Baghdad, there is nobody to say him nay — and damned few who would want to.

Boy, those primitive, dirty, lowly Muslims sure do have a bizarre, unique cultural compulsion toward violence and barbarism, don’t they? Reynolds is highlighted here not because he’s unique but because he’s so drearily common. Behold the spectacle of those who cheered for the attack on Iraq (resulting in the deaths of at least 100,000 innocent people), who casually call for massive first-strike nuclear attacks on other nations (certain to vaporize hundreds of thousands or millions of human), who loyally marched lockstep behind a leader who instituted a worldwide torture and disappearance regime, lamenting how those grimy, backward Muslims over there have a disturbing and incomparable affinity for violence (and for examples of religious-motivated violence among Christians and Jews, see here).

Nuke ’em. Invade ’em. Torture ’em. Occupy ’em. Murder their scientists and religious leaders.  Put ’em in cages for life without due process.  Reduce ’em to rubble. Why? Because Muslims are so prone to violence and barbarism! That’s a fairly succinct summary of America’s political culture for the last decade at least.

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  • Julieann Wozniak

    Most of the hyper-violent, knuckle-dragging folks around here are white supremacists, who are usually fundamentalist Christians. There’s a whole klavern of them near Smithfield, Fayette County, PA, about a ten minute drive from here.

  • Rodd

    I see a lot of the same sort of rhetoric here that I see on more “conservative” blogs. The only real difference is the names. People point fingers at this group or that group claiming, “they’re hate-mongers,” or “they love violence.” The truth is that this is a human condition; no ethnic, political, religious, or fraternal group has a monopoly over bloodlust (i.e. evil). Point a finger at one group that has killed hundreds or thousands in the name of their race or their god and get ready to point a finger at yourself. No one is innocent. “Christian” terrorist, “Muslim” terrorist, “Hindu” terrorist, “Native American” terrorist, and on and on, these are ALL legitimate, historical terms. You’re not bloodthirsty? I say you just haven’t encountered the right circumstances. Bloodletting is the favorite pasttime of humans. The only difference with intellectuals is that they generally incite some poor, ignorant soul to carry out the deed for them.

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  • TheDemiprist

    At first glance I thought Greenwald had joined the Loon ranks or something..that would have been an unfortunate loss..especially as one of my favorite writers. Reynolds, Kaufman and et al aren’t problem solvers, they are problem makers.

  • George Carty

    The word “muslim” was supposed to be crossed out there, but it looks like this blog doesn’t support the <s> tag…

  • George Carty


    “The only good muslimgenocide advocate is a dead one.”

    That’s better

  • Alex

    @Daniel, another crucial point.

  • Daniel

    @Alex, while you make a good point–that the KKK is a “Christian” terrorist organization, I think that the problem does deeper. On the one hand, you have a nuclear-armed, wealthy nation that can and does use “conventional” means (Armies in uniforms, manipulation and/or outright bribery of foreign rulers to gain economic advantage, etc)…and on the other, you have a largely powerless and poor group that cannot hope to defeat the overwhelming military might of the most powful nation on earth.

    Though I abhor terrorism, I think the bombing of civilian populations through “conventional” military means t be equally abhorrent. The US doesn’t need to use “terrorism”–they use conventional military means. The colonized can’t use conventional military means, so they use the only form of violence they can: terrorism.

    The irony of the whole situation is overwhelming. The right-wing flag wavers will automatically say that (for example) the “kill teams” in Afghanistan are crazies, but the rioting mob represents the whole of Islam. The right will say the bombing of civilians with drones is “regrettable collateral damage” but continue to bomb, while they claim the Muslims are “terrorists” even when they target military personnel.

  • RDS

    Going by PZ Myers, Islam as a faith has failed once again to show restraint and maturity. So has these people in this expose, except that these are violent delusions, not actual murders. If these delusions are to pass, there will be more people dying. I would like you to point out a thought experiment by Satoshi Kanazawa:

    “Here’s a little thought experiment. Imagine that, on September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers came down, the President of the United States was not George W. Bush, but Ann Coulter. What would have happened then? On September 12, President Coulter would have ordered the US military forces to drop 35 nuclear bombs throughout the Middle East, killing all of our actual and potential enemy combatants, and their wives and children. On September 13, the war would have been over and won, without a single American life lost.

    Yes, we need a woman in the White House, but not the one who’s running.”

  • Alex

    Whenever I hear people say there is no equivalence between people who call themselves Christians wrapping religion up in extremist political goals like there are Muslims doing this, I just say “Ku Klux Klan.”

  • mindy1

    Ahhh hypocrits how we loathe thee… 😛 but seriously, it’s a good article pointing out how abusrd it is to kill someone because the Other might turn to violence

  • Crow

    Well look at columbus, he came to this land and brought disease and death, murder and theft, he claimed land that was not his to claim and hes honored with a holiday. This country was founded on genocide. These people geller, spencer, kaufman etc…are always complaing how Muslims are violent Islamic supremists but what are the people on jihad watch and the rest but violent Western supremists who need to learn some history

  • JD

    If you want to see how deranged the commenting sections of right wing blogs have gotten, just go read any of their posts about the violence in Afghanistan. Gateway Pundit, Hot Air, Pamela “Shrieking Harpy” Geller, Fox Nation — all of them are packed with comments calling for genocide against Muslims.

    Here’s a tiny excerpt of this massive hatefest, taken from the popular right wing blogs mentioned above:

    #2 April 2, 2011 at 8:32 am
    Mark1957 commented:

    There is no such thing as a moderate muslim, only those who commit atrocities like this and those that keep their mouths shut when atrocities happen. The only good muslim is a dead one.


    #9 April 2, 2011 at 8:41 am
    Big L commented:

    the Islams are enraged because they spent their youth crapping on their mom and their
    adult male family members tapping them in the a**. Imo, of course. But all sexual repression and abuse. Also they are nuts.
    and the Imams havea scam going to rake in the dough.Go to Titty bars with the money in the west.
    and we have Rules for Engagement that prevents bombing these savages.Everything is Marquis-de-Queensbury rules…Afghan should have been,province by privince. a flat,glass-topped coffe table.
    Then can patrol for 50 miles, anything pops head up:Bang or “Budda-Budda-Buddda”


    #11 April 2, 2011 at 8:54 am
    ar05075 commented:

    Islaminals don’t need an excuse to murder, they’re disgusting vermin and ALL of them should be shot on site. Everywhere and anywhere. Now, I’ve got to get back to my bonfire of the rag book.


    #41 April 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    Billy commented:

    the muslim rats need to be exterminated


    Grimcargo said in reply to Frank…
    What you can conclude is, this is evil impersonating human beings. They can not be reasoned with nor trusted to live in civilization. All you can do is herd them. Place all of them on some isolated island together and hope they kill each other.


    Gleaner1 said…
    Pastor Jones is a very brave Christian, and a clear example of the action we all need to take in order to confront and destroy that affliction on the minds of backward men, islam. That we, the free men of the West will, by degree, have to fight to defend our families and freedom is becoming more widely understood. Christians, be of good heart, you have nothing to fear, you’re cause is just, the Lord of hosts is with you. Gleaner 1.


    patrick said…
    when is the world going to wake up to the fact that islam is not compatable with civilized society. It can’t get along with any other religion or peoples. we must all band together and get ride of it before it destroys us all


    fern said…
    They are not human, they are cruel evil demonic monsters.
    Who are they trying to kid, as if they need an excuse to kill and behead innocent women, men and children!
    There is no place in this world for this sick cult.


    Blue Collar Todd said…
    Of course Charles Johnson at LGF is blaming Terry Jones.…



    Rob said…
    I am so bloody sick of watching these cave people murder, desecrate and destroy. They only have one reaction and that is to kill if we anger them. Well I say enough is enough!
    The west needs to reply in kind to these barbaric little savages.
    When these crazed muslims attack a compound and kill people the response should be twice as destructive with a larger body count.
    Christians/Jews and western people are being targeted and killed all over the world by these thugs and it needs to be stopped at any cost!!!
    A crusade needs to be organized and launched before it is to late.
    Some of you may think I am being to extreme or maybe suggesting the un-suggestible, but what are our options? I will not be a slave to islam and I will not stand idly by while others are.

    God bless us all.


    Bohemond1096 said…
    Why waste time burning korans when we should be nukeing Mekka during the hajj?
    Cut off the head of the snake and the body dies..

    It goes on and on and on like this.

  • Nur Alia

    Stanley Livingstone is probably seen as ‘great’ in western societies, but to us who live in this part of the world, ‘assmilation’ and ‘colonialism’ are evil things.

    Remember, Stanley wanted to being the Three ‘C’s to worlds like ours. They were civilization, commerce, and Christianity.

    We have had our share of the three ‘C’s. civilization means to destroy our culture, way of life and mindset toward the world, or enviornment, and other people and replace it with ‘individualism’. Commerce ment to steal our resources, and Christianity was ment to tear down our conscience and assimilate us to be mindless ‘ameeners’…oh…and cheap labor.

    Alhamdulliah…Islam came to us before colonialism, and the ‘way of life’ helped us stay together as a people to simply wait out the process…to simply exhaust thier resources until they give up.

    You see the same thing in Palistine now…and I think that in my life time, I will see a free Palistinian independant state…inshya Allah.

    I think that the real reason the west fears Islam, is because the way of life looks at challenges and hardship as ‘faith builders’ rather than evil things.

  • NassirH

    It’s a shame that loons can’t comprehend irony. I’ve seen JWers complaining about how Islam and Muslims are supposedly inherently violent, while comments calling for the forced abortions of Muslims, nuking of Muslims, the systematic discrimination Muslims, etc, abound on the same thread. Sometimes even the JWers who claim Muslims are barbaric make those comments! I guess if you believe what people like Reynolds, Geller, or Spencer say, then it would be acceptable to control those uppity Muslamic infidels with genocide and fascism.

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