19 January 2009

Asylum from Martyrdom

From Fox News:

A Swiss lawyer working on behalf of the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush said Monday his client will seek political asylum in Switzerland.

Geneva-based lawyer Mauro Poggia said Muntadhar al-Zeidi's life is in danger if he stays in Iraq.

Al-Zeidi has been detained in an Iraqi jail awaiting trial since he was seized by guards after his Dec. 14 outburst at a joint news conference in Baghdad by Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

"He is in danger over there," Poggia told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Monday. "He's also in danger in other Muslim countries because people who support his action could try to make him a martyr."

This is rich! Chuck two shoes at an outgoing US president, and you're the hero of the Muslim world (or the Muslim street…or the Arab street…or one of those. What the hell do all of those tropes thrown around by the media mean, anyway?) And what would they choose to do with such a hero?

Kill him, of course. You're not a true hero to the Islamo-fascist wing unless you're dead. That says a lot about the world view of the Islamo-fascist.

And where to keep your warm body if you're a reluctant Islamo-fascist "hero" waiting for someone to finish the coronation? In a Western country, of course. And Switzerland, no less. A quick Google search shows that Switzerland has been criticized for its immigration laws being "racist" (see here and here). What better place for the unwilling Islamo-fascist hero to hide from his martyr-making brethren?

This is how the West will lose itself. In trying to save parts of the world from its own hate of it, it will invite the hate into its home, feed it, clothe it, give it "asylum", and call it its own. Never mind that the wolf was witness donning sheep's clothing on the doorstep. It'll be ok, as long as we're nice to it.

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