Saturday, January 5, 2008
Jeffrey Carr -- a plum opportunity for Jihad Watch
In the comments field of today’s last post on the firing of Stephen Coughlin, some bozo named “Jeffrey Carr” has made an appearance—apparently for the first time, so he says—with several comments sure to fire up regular Jihad Watch readers who have spent months, if not years, educating themselves about the dangers and injustices of Islam and who aren’t about to take some upstart appearing out of nowhere to tell them that Islam is made of sugar & spice and that our Salvation will come from ignoring most pertinent knowledge of Islam itself while enlisting the millions of “moderate Muslims” of the world to somehow convince their “tiny minority of extremists” brethren that somehow, they have misunderstood what Islam really means—you know, the Islam that “Jeffrey Carr” assumes must be the predominant Islam.
Anywho, my only suggestion for the Jihad Watch crowd is this: take this “Jeffrey Carr” seriously. Robert Spencer and/or Hugh Fitzgerald: Invite this “Jeffrey Carr” for a formal debate, to be published at Jihad Watch—preferrably in several parts.
Why do I suggest this? Not because “Jeffrey Carr” is offering anything new, or anything worthy of consideration about Islam. No. I offer up this suggestion primarily because “Jeffrey Carr” is representative of the vast majority of Politically Correct Multi-Culturalist idiots out there who are part of the dominant mainstream of our Western societies. People like “Jeffrey Carr” need to be engaged. He seems to be a perfect candidate for such a debate on Jihad Watch: he comes off as sincere and intelligent—the typical representative of all the millions of well-meaning, well-educated idiots whose minds have been deformed by PC MC.
Will such a debate have the effect of persuading “Jeffrey Carr” to rethink his idiocy? Probably not. But such a debate will have the effect of moving the articulate and intelligent representatives of Jihad Watch—Robert Spencer and Hugh Fitzgerald—to explicitly notice, address and refute a most typical ambassador from the dominant and mainstream PC MC Reality that surrounds Jihad Watch.