Wednesday, March 15, 2006

In Defiance of American Aggression, "9/11" Mom Hugs Moussaoui Mom

From CBS News:

The mother of Zacarias Moussaoui was tearfully embraced by the mother of a World Trade Center victim at a church gathering. Aicha el-Wafi appeared at the "welcoming gathering" on Sunday in White Plains, about 25 miles north of ground zero, before returning home to France. The event included peace workers, anti-death-penalty activists and mothers from Memorial United Methodist Church.

I want to hug Mr. Moussaoui, too, because I respect a man who has strong, yet compassionate, beliefs :

I pray to Allah for the return of Andalusia, Spain, to the Muslin and the liberation of Ceuta and Medilla. I pray to Allah for the return of India to the Muslims an to the liberation of Kashimir.

I pray to Allah, the severe punishment for the destruction of the Jewish people and states and for the liberation of Palestine by the Muslim, for the Muslim.

I pray to Allah, the protector, for the destruction of Russia and the return of the Islamic Emerates of Chechnia. I pray to Allah, the powerful, for the return of the Islamic Emerates of Afghanistan and the destruction of the United States of America.

Now, I say: "Innocent!"

And Zack's mom, Aicha el-Wafi (who, like other mom's of Bush's War, has absolute moral authority), explains that her son is like this because of racism and a broken home :

Maybe there are two factors that have paved this road: Racism in France. And because of racism he really wasn't able to do the studies he wanted; he was rejected by the system. And the lack of father can be another reason...

Ms. el-Wafi, you deserve an honorary doctorate at my university for those insights!

But the truth of the matter is that she knows her son, who is clearly incapable of causing harm to anyone, is just an American scapegoat:

...he has been turned into a scapegoat because it's as if America needs someone who is responsible.

So who can blame Connie Taylor, American mom from the United Methodist Church, for hugging Ms, el-Wafi?

More and more, I am almost respecting churches. First it was the Prebyterian Church boycotting Israel and the Church of England divesting from Israel, and now we see the Methodist mothers honoring the mother of Zacarias Moussaoui. Talk about complete absolute moral authority!

But who is this "mother of the World Trade Center victim"? Especially since there is plenty of evidence that "9/11" never even happened!

Then again, there are plenty of instances of reconciliation between victims and dubious aggressors. For example, my favoite Jew, Noam Chomsky, has made peace with Nazis. And, of course, David Berkowitz has forgiven himself.

But I digress! May I suggest that a more sincere expression of remorse would be for the "families of the victims" to convert to Islam? Or, better yet, perhaps the entire Presbyterian and Methodist churches should compel their members to convert to Islam.

Yes, yes, I know. Where does one draw the line between respect for Islam and hatred of religion? Well, we make compromises, such as my sponsoring of the university's "lesbians in burqas" no-touch dance last semester, and my protesting the death penalty except for blasphemy cases. Yes, it is difficult to be brilliant.

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