Sad Islamofascist Irony of the Day
The Urban Dictionary offers a well-regarded definition of an Islamofascist:
One who engages in Islamofascism.
In general, Islamofascism refers to the notion that Islam is not so much a religion as it is a political ideology that in many ways resembles “fascism” (i.e. the modern common definition of fascism which equates it with totalitarianism, as opposed to the original capital-F Italian-style Fascism).
More specifically, Islamofascism is used to describe either the social structure of a society living under strict Islamic shari’a law, or the interpersonal behavior of someone who acts in accordance with true Islam.
An Islamofascist can either be an Islamic fundamentalist, or someone who uses violence or bullying tactics to impose Islamic principles on others — or, more bluntly, a Muslim bigot whose religious beliefs are the source of his bigotry.
With that as background, consider this snipped piece of Margery Eagan’s story At Guantanamo: Face of human depravity seen in artist’s rendering from BostonHerald.com:
“What happened to these men [the Gitmo 5 standing trial for the 9/11 murders] has affected their ability to focus on these proceedings,” said Cheryl Bormann, attorney for one accused terrorists. Oddly, she appeared in court wearing Islamic garb that covered everything but her face. More oddly, she asked the court to order all other women present to wear similar clothes so defendants would not commit “a sin under their faith.”
I wonder: Did Bormann realize how that request will enrage her fellow Americans? And has she considered the irony of admitted mass murderers fretting over the “sin” of seeing women in skirts?
Of course in this case, the crimes the Gitmo 5 stand accused of is justified—actually, glorified—as a holy war on the infidels.
In the meantime, the modesty of their beliefs calls for women to wear Islamic garb to avoid a sin like viewing a woman’s ankle.
What an interesting religion.