Tag Archives: ISIS
New Cartoon: Terror coverage as pop culture fodder
The media covers terrorism like a teenybopper gossip rag covers celebrities:
Ebola vs. Muslims—Travel bans the answer? (Of course not).
Remember way, way back in the olden days—2014—when Ebola was the fear porn du jour? Kinda how “radicalized” Muslim-Americans are now? What was the solution that some people called for to end the scourge of Ebola? Remember? Ban Africans from … Continue reading
San Bernardino: What happened to the 3 white guys? Also, a new cartoon and the “inexplicably intact passport” trope.
With the intense focus on the supposed Islamic Bonnie and Clyde team of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a lot of people seem to have forgotten that the initial reports of the San Bernardino shooting on December 2 fingered 3 … Continue reading
“AL QAEDA”: FROM 9/11 TO…KILLING INK JOCKEYS?
I admit it. I am one of those who hears of a “terror attack” and instantly thinks—“Gotta be fake.” Or at least, “Some or most aspects of this have to be fake.” By “fake,” I don’t mean that innocent people … Continue reading
WANT TO “BEHEAD” ISIS? GET U.S. OFF OIL ASAP
A recent Bloomberg article notes that “ISIS” is more or less a “Taliban with oil fields”: “The Islamic State, which now controls an area of Iraq and Syria larger than the U.K., may be raising more than $2 million a … Continue reading
WAR STILL A RACKET–BEHEADING NOTWITHSTANDING
Well, didn’t take long for the “beheading” video to have the desired propaganda effect, did it? Gotta go to war, man! Like yesterday! ISIS is just too badass and scary, according to Chuck Hagel: “They’re beyond just a terrorist group. … Continue reading
“YOU’RE A TERRORIST IF YOU TRY TO VERIFY WHAT WE’RE TELLING YOU”
At least that’s how I read the statement from Scotland Yard, reported here in the Daily Mail: “‘We would like to remind the public that viewing, downloading or disseminating extremist material within the UK may constitute an offence under terrorism … Continue reading