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Thursday, October 25, 2007

On second thought...

Not much has changed since I wrote that rant this morning.  I still think the Mufti of Jerusalem is a dangerous lunatic, and that he is actually a fair and accurate representative of his religion.

However, I had not intended to publish that particular rant.  In fact, few of my rants ever see the light of day.  I find that writing them was really what needed doing, but having them out there on the site... not so much.

Unfortunately, in the euphoria of a game one win for the Red Sox (and having stayed up half the night to watch) I hit 'publish' instead of 'delete'.  Imagine my surprise when I checked the site.


... to those of you who commented; thank you.

... to the curious; you can view the post here.

... to those who were shocked or disappointed; I stand by what I wrote... but I'm sorry you had to read it.

... to those who were offended; isn't there an ancient statue of Buddha you could be dynamiting off the side of a mountain somewhere?

Posted by David Bogner on October 25, 2007 | Permalink


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Great, just this once I don't check your blog for two hours, and I miss a rant. Glad you let me see it anyway....

Posted by: Baila | Oct 25, 2007 3:02:19 PM

Baila... Just to be on the safe side you should keep my site up on the screen and hit refresh (ctl-F5) every few seconds. :-)

Posted by: treppenwitz | Oct 25, 2007 3:39:36 PM

I appreciate that you are able to stand back, take a deep breath and fix things. However, I'm disappointed that you took down your post, because you had it right. What you said needs to be shouted from the rooftops. Way too many people in the western world, especially prominent people like politicians, fall all over themselves trying to appease radical Muslims like the Mufti and his ilk. And yet if they manage to gain control of our societies, those appeasers will die like sheep. So why not speak out? After all, they want to kill you, your family and your people. Given the chance, they'll do just that.

BTW, in reference to the post that I made, I learned about Aisha from a Baptist pastor named Jerry Vines. Vines created a furor in the media back in 2002 when he said basically what I did in front of the Southern Baptist Convention. Vines did not recant or apologize and neither should you. Speak the truth.

My $0.02 cents, take it for what it's worth.

Posted by: Karl Newman | Oct 25, 2007 3:40:26 PM

Wow. Wow.

Agree with the post. Agree it probably doesn't belong with your other posts. Still, I guess someone had to say it...

Re the Mufti - I had the same pit-of-my-stomach fury a number of years ago, when the late unlamented Yasser Arafat complained that the Israelis were "Judaizing" Jerusalem. Imagine the gall! He's actually a few steps ahead of your Mufti here. He takes it for granted that the Jewish history of the world's most Jewish city is a lie, and then claims that the Israelis, in an attempt to sell the "false" Jewish history of Jerusalem to the world, is planting Jewish artifacts in architectural sites in an attempt to "Judaize" the city of David and Solomon! Trep, these guys know no shame. The only solution is to scream loud and long - as you did, bless ya.

Posted by: psachya | Oct 25, 2007 7:57:46 PM

On a lighter note (if I may) - I heard a rumor a number of years back that L. Ron Hubbard invented Scientology at a sci-fi convention in the fifties. Supposedly, he bet another z-rated science fiction writer that he could invent a bull**** religion that would get thousands of devotees and net him gazillions of dollars. Probably not a true story, but as good an explanation as any.

Posted by: psachya | Oct 25, 2007 8:12:13 PM

Dovid, please keep in mind that we read your blog, and we are reasonable people.

And we don't mind the occassional bit of chilipepper up the nose, honest.

The Mufti probably does not have a blog, and would not know what to post on it if he did.

Being a stupid ignorant fool rather goes with the position of mufti, you know. Especially the position of mufti of Jerusalem. It's been that way since the British period.

Gratuitous dig: It's very similar among many of the other sectarian heads in Jerusalem. Especially those whose 'flocks' are in the territories. Pretty much a dead-end job for mediocrities.

Posted by: Back of the Hill | Oct 26, 2007 12:31:59 AM

Grand Mufti, Grand Wizard, Grand Dragon,... funny how small people just can't give themselves grand enough titles.

But really, you don't give due honor to "The Prophet, may his name be praised." {{clear throat and spit}} L. Ron Hubbard was no Mohammed. Now if L. Ron had only had enough visionary spirit to commit statutory rape and kill everyone who opposed him, then perhaps he could have a Grand Mufti of Burbank.

Posted by: Bob | Oct 27, 2007 3:52:01 PM

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