Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Ali has Landed...

...firmly on her two feet. I'm talking of course about the human chameleon, liar and former illegal immigrant Ayaan Hirsi Ali (or should I say Ayaan Hirsi Magan) who's now managed to seamlessly make the transition from the Dutch right to the American right.

It's quite hypocritical how the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank with undoubtedly strong views on immigration, embraces someone who not only once was an illegal immigrant but also used these lies to gain access to the Dutch corridors of power (she became a Dutch conservative MP). And like all people with lots of media coverage, when landed in a spot of bother, she has claimed there is a smear campaign against her person. Attack being the best defence and all that...

Ayaan's discourse hasn't changed much although it seems to have become even more simplistic and she now sprinkles it with Americanisms like "Islam is not a religion of peace" and of course has started talking increasingly about Israel (previously Israel rarely featured in what she said).

Below is footage of Ayaan's appearance on Bill Maher. Her opening remark is priceless (paraphrasing): "most of the 9/11 bombers were Saudi and instead we went to Afghanistan. We should take on Saudi Arabia". You're right, Ayaan, we should take on all those damn Muslim countries, whether they be Sunni or Shia (or other), Arab, Persian or Asian and, please, let's not distinguish between Islam and Radical Islamist Jihadists; it would only confuse the general public...



This woman is a self-serving opportunist flip-flopper if I've ever seen one.
Here is some fact and fiction regarding Ayaan Hirsi Ali-Magan (scroll down a little if needed).

No doubt a stellar career in American Neoconservative circles is only just round the corner for her.

12 Comments:

At 10:10 PM, Blogger Cookie..... said...

Hmmm...attractive, intelligent, and dare I say it..."articulate". Too bad she has ruined her credibility by her previous lies because I agree with much that she says....

I think she is just saying what many folks are thinking.....

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Cookie:

The trouble is that American folk simply don't seem to be aware of what went on back in tulip land. Had she committed these lies in the US, she would have been politically completely dead. It just goes to show how easily public opinion can be manipulated by those who hold the strings of power, even in the US of A...

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger Cookie..... said...

Gotta agree mate. I was not aware of her past until I read yur blog post...and it did concern and sadden me because, overall, I liked what she said...

Regarding manipulation and the "strings of power"...its always been that way and probably will be...for better or for worse...

Regardin Islam...I have to take serious reservations with any religion that promotes killing non-believers (Infidels)...and BTW, I'm not a religious person...but I have a strong belief in a Higher Power...and yes, as you already know...I'm a moderate conservative...

...this should make for some interesting conversations between the two of us...........NO Pirates.. ;-) ....

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Cookie:

Frankly, she does occasionally make good points and I'm not opposed to criticism of any religion, including Islam. However, from someone who has lied so blatantly and persistently, it hard to accept any "truth".

My main point regarding the "Islam-bashers" is that they tar a very large population group with the same, very broad brush.... Instead they should concentrate on the Radical Islamist Jihadists: they're the ones causing the problem, not the many moderate Muslim (or Muslim descendent) friends I have in Britain.

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Cookie..... said...

The damn this is that we have a rather large "moderate" Muslim population here in the States...BUT they aren't saying anything against the extremists...at least not publically. That would imply that they are silent for fear of their lives or families....what kind of religion is that for God's sake...???

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Cookie:

I think there is something much, much simpler at play here and it's called "social cohesion": people belonging to a common social group tend to cling together partly out of fear of becoming an outcast.

At the end of the day conservatives, liberals etc etc, also tend to stick together: being a dissident means running the risk of being excoriated or even spewed out by "your own". Look e.g. at how some of the Israeli peace activists are being treated by the mainstay of Israelis; terms like "traitors", "Muslim-collaborators", "Hamas-supporters" etc etc are routinely being used to describe them. Yet these people are mostly Zionists and patriots too...

So, it's probably not really fear of lethal reprisals but certainly fear of disapproval in its many forms...

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger Cookie..... said...

Your point is taken...and accepted...but I tend to think its a combination or your explanation and mine....

We have had Muslims on various TV interview programs who admit that there are people in their communities that they fear...for the reason(s) I cited....

One of the big questions over here is..."Where are all these "moderate" muslims and why aren't they speaking out against the extremists?"...

 
At 5:26 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Cookie:

There is no question in my mind that some moderate Muslims are being "leant on", including by means of threats of violence, so it plays a part, sure. We've had some bizarre Muslim behaviour such as the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, something we should have cracked down on much harder.

Many however are more or less silent for the reasons I mentioned.

There's another factor: occasionally you see some "former Muslim" (Fox just looovvees to parade them) who've gone completely the other way. As far as "defectors" go, these then have to prove their loyalty to their new-found cause, since as they have burnt all bridges with their former community. As a consequence, these people often paint a picture of Islam or Islamic states that is also unrealistic and cliched. Well, don't expect these people to bite the new hand that feeds them either...

As we say in Y'shire: "Nought queerer than folk..."

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger Cookie..... said...

Yupper....I'm familiar with the Salman Rushdie thing...The Satanic Verses...and again agree with you....although I do not know how, or where, it could have been "cracked down" on earlier....

I watch Fox almost exclusively because of all the "left" bias I hear and see in our MSM. I will watch NBC during the evening news just get a barometer of what the other MSM are promoting...

I have found Fox for the most part to be as they say..."Fair and Balanced", because on many ocassions they take what some would consider a "leftist" point of view....this indicates to me that they seem to be showing several sides to various issues....

If Fox does parade certain folks...it's probably because you WON'T see that perspective on the other MSM's....

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Cookie:

There is no such thing as "being unbiased": we're ALL biased, so are you, me, Fox, the BBC, ABC, NBC etc etc etc. We all come from a certain perspective, there are no exceptions.

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger Cookie..... said...

Gert...

I'm 63 years old...a retired homicide detective...and yur preachin to the choir when it comes to "bias"....

I'm sick of folks knocking Fox News...especially if they do not watch it on a regular basis....

...if they would...they would soon see that although "conservative' in nature...they present both sides of various arguments or issues...unlike the other networks, ABC, CBS...and especially NBC....

All an informed person can do is make their own decisions on what they choose to believe or not...and how accurate the reporting is.....

I often attempt to verify certain stories through the Drudge report and other media sources/outlets in an attempt to ascertain the truth of a matter.....I must keep an open mind to things....

This is why I am over here on your blog getting your point of view....it's interesting and informative...and as you once said to me..."maybe I'll learn something"...

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Cookie:

Agreed. I started to watch Fox because of the epithet "Faux news" which it received from many on the left but found they were undeserving of this. So, I would say that Fox is definitely somewhat conservative but within that remit quite objective.

This can be said about most news providers worth their salt: biased but nonetheless worth watching.

 

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