Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Elephant In the Room Part III



This one starts with the idea that Muslims have been oppressed since 9-11. Of course, one assumes that British Muslims might just have been slightly more oppressed following the 7/7 attacks in London, but of course there is not a word in this film about the overlap (virtually 100%) in the UK of 9-11 "Truthers" and 7/7 "Truthers".

It seems to be something that comes up more among the British Troofers, that 9-11 has led to terrible prejudice against Muslims. One wag put it that the perfect headline for this kind of nonsense was: "Muslims Fear Reprisals for Tomorrow's Terrorist Attack." In fact, of course, there were very few reprisals over 9-11; IIRC one of the few was over in Mesa where a Sikh was killed by a nut who thought his turban indicated he was a Muslim. Deplorable certainly, but an exception to the rule.

We also get some Trooferism from the Muslims selected. Yawn. Denial is not just a river in Egypt. We get (for the second time) someone moaning about the "conspiracy theory" term and spouting Griffin's formulation that a conspiracy theory is a theory about a conspiracy.

We get Phil Moore (the tall guy from the beginning segment) doing the "announce over the intercom" bit of activism. Does anybody really believe that sort of crap is effective? Hilariously, in the first store he does it, he only gets about ten words out of his mouth before the microphone is yanked away from him.

Coming Up Next: Cynthia McKinney lets her hair down!

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