November 24, 2010

The Goldberg (Dull) File

Whoopi Goldberg, she of the manufactured pseudo-righteous outrage at Bill O’Reilly’s entirely factual assertion that Muslims attacked America on 9-11, appeared on the O’Reilly Factor on Fox on November 23rd. While Goldberg might be accorded some degree of acknowledgement for merely appearing on O’Reilly’s show, she revealed, in convenient capsule form, much that is wrong with the contemporary left.

Goldberg’s argument seemed to be that when O’Reilly said that America was attacked by Muslims--an incontestable fact--he was actually saying that all Muslims attacked America and that all Muslims want to attack America and that all Muslims are bad, hate adorable puppies (wait, they do hate adorable puppies)...or something like that. She also took exception with the assertion that the Japanese attacked America at Pearl Harbor (yes, she actually did).

What was most interesting is that Goldberg, considered the most brilliant commentator on "The View," hence one of the most brilliant on the Left, admitted that she had no idea what a Madrassa was, nor did she have any idea what role Madrassa’s play in contemporary Islam. This is a stunning admission that goes a long way toward explaining how the Left can hold and espouse such amazingly ignorant views on the nature of those who would be only too happy to cut off their talking heads with dull knives and display them in jihadist snuff videos.

A Madrassa, for those in need of a refresher, is a traditional Islamic school, exclusively for young boys. In more traditional Muslim nations and cultures, girls are not educated. In the traditional, historic Madrassa, the curriculum consists almost entirely of learning the Koran by memory (in Arabic), complete knowledge of the Koran being thought to be all the well educated Muslim man needs to know.

However, in the contemporary Madrassa, thousands of which exist in such supposedly enlightened and allied nations as Saudi Arabia, there are four primary facets to the curriculum:

(1) Rote memorization and recitation of the Koran--in Arabic.

(2) Study of the Hadith, which is the sayings and actions of Muhammed and his companions. It consists of the oral law and the record of those who passed it down to the present.

(3) The necessity of killing all infidels, particularly the Jews (Israel is the Little Satan) and Americans (America is the Great Satan), and of establishing Sharia (Islamic law) throughout the world.

(4) Combat training including maintenance and repair of various Warsaw pact weapons, the making and employment of bombs, suicide bombing theory and technique, and similar skills.

Considering that several generations of Muslims throughout the Muslim world, including the Gaza Strip and West Bank, have been brought up with this kind of poisonous hatred, it is interesting and instructive that Goldberg, and apparently a great many others of the Left, have no idea of the very source of much of the hatred and violence toward America. Surely they appear to be unable to understand that under Sharia, they would fare very poorly, but mercifully, briefly.

But perhaps it is of no consequence. Would it matter if they did know? Would they change their beliefs one whit? Goldberg also asserted that white people are a contemporary terrorist threat. Hope and change spring eternal.

Posted by MikeM at November 24, 2010 02:55 AM

I guess under the guise of those premises there was no WWII and we didn't drop nuke's on Hiroshima and Nagasaki either.

Posted by: ron at November 24, 2010 12:40 PM

whoopie is a stage one thinker who probably doesnt even see the box she's trapped herself in with her failed logic.

Posted by: rumcrook at November 24, 2010 01:05 PM

Liberals are amazing aren't they? You say something truthful and they jump all over you because the truth offends their tender sensibilities.

Posted by: mike w. at November 24, 2010 04:14 PM

Standing on street corners begging for money, which Ms. Goldberg did for much of her early life while trying to become an actress, doesn't leave much time for study or research. She obviously hasn't learned much over the course of her life.

If you feel that I'm being cruel, think about it. There are always some jobs for those who are willing to do honest work.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at November 24, 2010 04:59 PM

Wow! She's one smart cookie, eh?
Feewings, nothing more than feewings.

Posted by: maxx at November 24, 2010 09:21 PM

for the left being offended is more important than whether it is true

and that is the bottom line.

Posted by: rumcrook at November 25, 2010 11:25 AM

In any other country in the world she would still be begging on corners or mucking out portable toilets.

Posted by: emdfl at November 25, 2010 03:36 PM

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, Whoopi.

Posted by: Murgatroyd at November 25, 2010 05:30 PM