Sunday, June 11, 2006

The crime of falafel


I haven’t read about these falafel executions until I read this op-ed by UPI columnist Claude Salhani. I read it this morning and it’s been in my mind all day. Read the article and try to comprehend—if you can—the sort of mindset it takes to kill somebody for selling falafel.

To any Muslims who maybe reading this, I beseech you, fight the enemy within, for that is your true enemy, not Israelis or Jews or Westerners or Christians. As much as we in the West may despise Islamic extremism, at the end of the day far more Muslims are killed by the extremists than non-Muslims.

Quote:

Recent news reports from the Iraqi capital indicate radical Islamists are launching a campaign to prohibit the sale of ... falafel. Yes, you heard right, falafel. While this is the sort of news you might expect to hear from a late-night stand-up comedian on television, sadly, this is not a joke, and a number of falafel vendors who failed to heed the warnings have paid with their lives.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mohammedan MUPPETS.

12:07 PM  
Blogger airforcewife said...

This makes me want to go eat some yummy Falafel in solidarity.

I also have to wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that American GIs LOVE to get local Falafel and if any of the murdered Iraqis owned shops frequented by Americans.

1:55 PM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

I'm more of a shwarma man myself, but every once in awhile I'll eat falafel.

2:27 PM  
Blogger R2K said...

Love falafel...

2:36 PM  

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