September 14, 2004


Michael Moore’s brave Iraqi Minutemen could use some sensitivity training:

Black soldiers are a particular target. 'To have Negroes occupying us is a particular humiliation,' Abu Mujahed said, echoing the profound racism prevalent in much of the Middle East. 'Sometimes we aborted a mission because there were no Negroes.'

Posted by Tim Blair at September 14, 2004 12:40 AM

This is a racism taught right along with language, that is, roughly from age 18 months onwards. The Arabic word for a black person is "abd"; the Arabic word for slave is "abd".

Posted by: Dean Douthat at September 14, 2004 at 01:01 AM

Malcolm X eat your heart out.

Posted by: Clem Snide at September 14, 2004 at 01:03 AM

The IRA also went out of their way to target black squaddies.

I'm sure the politically correct throughout the world will be all up in arms over this.

Expect another hard hitting documentary from Michael Moore. Watch him surprise Abu Mujahed and co by sneaking into their hideout and asking them all kinds of awkward questions on camera. Make 'em look all silly, ya know?

Posted by: gaz at September 14, 2004 at 01:04 AM

What a surprise. They hate blacks, they hate Jews, they hate non-Muslims...

Such a lovely revolution, packed with nice minutemen.

Posted by: Leigh at September 14, 2004 at 01:39 AM

Black soldiers were also a bane to the Nazis in the 1920's and '30's.

France stationed Senegalese colonial troops in the Ruhr after WWI and it made local Germans spitting mad. The Nazis claimed not only was Versaille unfair but the Africans just added insult to injury.

Posted by: JDB at September 14, 2004 at 01:48 AM

The Muslim Arab "militiamen" in the Sudan are also bringing racial "enlightenment" to Dafur. When they aren't slaughtering en masse the darker Negroid Africans, they are raping the women and telling them they're doing them a favor by making their babies' skin color "lighter".

Strange how many black Americans have been enticed to convert to a religion whose zealots can be savagely racist.

Posted by: c at September 14, 2004 at 02:02 AM

Well. So much for the "universality" of Islam.

Posted by: Rebecca at September 14, 2004 at 02:33 AM

Why are these attitudes towards blacks surprising? Slavery isn't over world-wide yet. Muslims, at least Arab Muslims, still have black slaves today in some countries.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at September 14, 2004 at 02:37 AM

Why isn't Michael Moore, the booster of black pride everywhere outraged about this?

If he was a black man, he'd be tougher about it.*

*Note this a reference to Moore's disgusting comment that the hijackers would have been dealt with had the occupants of the planes been black and not wimpy white guys.

Posted by: Quentin George at September 14, 2004 at 07:52 AM

This probably explains why these Allah Loving Arabs are so busy with their Genocide Progrom in Dafur,which appears to be going along very nicely in spite of the remarkable hand wringing being performed by that great protector of the weak and oppressed, the United Nations.

Posted by: Lew at September 14, 2004 at 12:30 PM

Can't the Muslims and the blacks just all get along and focus on hating the Jews?

Posted by: DrZin at September 14, 2004 at 12:39 PM

I hear today that the E.U and U.N. are about to propose sanctions over Dafur.How can people honestly argue for The U.N. or E.U. to be the rightful protectors of humanity.To all those terrorist defenders,I hope you are happy when you read about the dead and dying over in Dafur,that is your handiwork.

Posted by: gubbaboy at September 14, 2004 at 02:18 PM

Remember the line from "Three Kings" when the characters played by Mark Wahlberg and Ice T. admonished the character played by Spike Jonze for calling Arabs Sand-niggers and Dune-coons, when there are perfectly good alternatives like Ragheads and Camel Jockeys . . . .

Posted by: steve at September 14, 2004 at 04:08 PM

They recently got an Opel pick-up from The U.K.?

Is this the WW2 equivalant of Germany getting an air-craft production factory back into operation after some heavy allied bombing?

They had ought to go easy on others, where inferiority is concerned.

Posted by: Thomas at September 14, 2004 at 08:10 PM