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May 06 2013

Erik Rush’s Anecdotal Idiocy

Erik Rush is really quite ridiculous. After declaring in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings that all Muslims should be killed, he now decides to play pretend and claim that he’s being criticized merely for using the word Muslim. He says that now “publicly uttering ‘Muslim’ now brings accusations of bigotry.” Uh, no. It doesn’t. Saying they should be killed? That brings accusations of bigotry. But there’s one passage in his column that caught my eye:

I’ve had a crash course in this phenomenon, so to speak, having made a controversial comment online concerning Muslims on the day the bombing occurred. Muslims and many sympathetic (read “deluded”) Americans took great offense. What I find interesting is the fact that out of the tens of thousands of death threats, hate tweets, emails and so forth, not one person wrote to tell me that they were Muslim, but love America, and condemn Islamist terrorism.

Not one.

Wow, really? No Muslims bothered to email a guy who says they should all be killed and be super nice to him? How shocking. It would be a dumb enough argument to claim that he hadn’t heard of or seen any Muslim decrying terrorism (lots and lots of them have done so, of course). But to claim that it means something that no one actually contacted him to tell him that? Utterly deluded.

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  1. 1
    bumperpuff

    I personally condemn all terrorist acts regardless of the perpetrators or victims, but then I also think that a fertilizer plant explosion leveling a large portion of a town, killing 14 people, and injuring hundreds should be the bigger story.

    And the plant had only $1 million in liability coverage.

  2. 2
    dingojack

    Shorter Erik: ‘Respect mai authoritay!!!’
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    Dingo

  3. 3
    Randomfactor

    Bumperpuff, the plant didn’t need more coverage. Texas will protect them against tort liability.

  4. 4
    Scott Hanley

    What I find interesting is the fact that out of the tens of thousands of death threats, hate tweets, emails and so forth, not one person wrote to tell me that they were Muslim, but love America, and condemn Islamist terrorism.

    Not one.

    I’d be willing to place a wager that this isn’t even true.

  5. 5
    kantalope

    In related news, the Grand Dragon of the KKK of The New Southern Confederacy reports not receiving any supportive messages from any Jews or other Colored folk about how pretty burning crosses can be.

  6. 6
    Michael Heath

    I’m with Scott Hanley, liars can’t be trusted on any assertion which isn’t self-evidently true.

  7. 7
    CaitieCat, in no way a robot nosireebot

    Also, moderate Muslim commentary against terrorism is not the least bit hard to find. You can find a whole newschannel full of it at Al-Jazeera English. You can find endless lists of press conferences disavowing and speaking ill of a long list of potential offenses given by Muslims, at the CAIR website, found with the easiest of googling.

    Anyone who hasn’t heard moderate Muslims speaking against jihadist terrorism just isn’t paying attention.

  8. 8
    dan4

    @&7: But, CaitieCat, don’t you get it? Those moderate Muslims you mentioned didn’t speak DIRECTLY TO Erik Rush, so that makes all the difference (*rolls eyes*).

  9. 9
    CaitieCat, in no way a robot nosireebot

    Oh, true facts, why do you vex me so?

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