Xenophobia, Islamophobia and Misology, Oh My

Dorrie O’Brien leads the Texas chapter of ACT for America, a virulently Islamophobic group led by Brigitte Gabriel. She spoke at an anti-Islam rally in Texas recently and offered up xenophobia, Islamophobia and misology all in one tight little ball of stupid.

“Stealth jihad is working in about every circle of influence you can think of in the United States, like law, politics, entertainment, like in movies and books and videos, in advertising and in publishing,” O’Brien said, in remarks captured in a YouTube video of the event, which was organized by the far-right groups Overpasses for America and 2 Million Bikers to DC as part of a national anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant day of protests and which featured representatives of a number of anti-immigrant groups.

“Have you guys noticed, I mean really noticed, calendars lately, that the Islamic holy days are in all the calendars?” she asked.

Quick, clutch your pearls!

O’Brien went on to tell of an incident at a high school in New York state where students protested after the Pledge of Allegiance was read in Arabic as part of a foreign language week.

She said that it was “fantastic” that the school eventually apologized, but that it “happened for the wrong reason.”

“The school was celebrating ‘world languages’ or some such thing, ‘multiculturalism’ — socialism, in other words,” she lamented. “There is a whole lot wrong with pledging to the flag in Arabic, the language of the people trying to kill us, but the schools should be celebrating English! I don’t think we should have to have a ‘celebrate world languages.’”

Yeah, why would we celebrate learning things? Learning is only for liberal wimps who hate the baby Jesus.

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  • dingojack

    misology – the study of Japanese noodle soups.

    (Sorry, I just had to get that outta my system. Carry on)

    :) Dingo

  • blf

    “Have you guys noticed, I mean really noticed, calendars lately, that the Islamic holy days are in all the calendars?” she asked.

    And they are in French!

    Oh, wait, I live in France. Never, mind, carry on…

  • D. C. Sessions

    (Sorry, I just had to get that outta my system. Carry on)

    Contrary to popular opinion, this comment section is not a WC.

  • dingojack

    “Have you guys noticed, I mean really noticed, calendars lately, that the Islamic holy days are in all the calendars?” she asked.

    Let’s see …

    April’s Islamic Festivals on my calendar

    3rd Good Friday

    5th Easter Day

    6th Easter Monday

    25th Anzac Day.

    Yep, all those evul mooslim festivals.

    @@

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    D. C. Sessions – OK not WC, how about Gracie Fields. then?

    😉 Dingo

  • caseloweraz

    “Have you guys noticed, I mean really noticed, calendars lately, that the Islamic holy days are in all the calendars?” she asked.

    I looked at the calendar that hangs above my desk: it’s from Orchard Supply Hardware. No Islamic holy days in evidence, April through December. The holidays for Judaism, however, are present. Thus I refute Brigette Gabriel.

    Furthermore, when I consider the sort of calendars I used to see in the work areas of car-repair shops — calendars which I’m sure still exist, if less obviously — I’m sure no Islamist would deign to be associated with them.

  • theguy

    ““There is a whole lot wrong with pledging to the flag in Arabic, the language of the people trying to kill us”

    Not all Arabs are trying to kill people, but all Tea Partiers are trying to kill people’s brain cells.

  • kantalope

    My calendar had all these pagan gods referenced and some roman dudes too. What ever happened to that all ‘merican calendar anyway?

    English only you know.

  • Hatchetfish

    “Not all Arabs are trying to kill people, but all Tea Partiers are trying to kill people’s brain cells.”

    When part of their platform is repeal of the ACA, it’s not just the brain cells they’re out for.

  • Childermass

    I probably have more fingers than the number of calendars that have holidays in them besides Christian*, Jewish, and secular holidays of a Western nations.

    *Counting Catholics as Christian in a case they don’t.

  • howardhershey

    Perhaps I am mistaken, but weren’t we “invited” (or self-invited) in by some Islamic Arab speakers to kill other Islamic Arab speakers? So doesn’t that mean that some Islamic Arab speakers are our ‘allies’ that we are waging war on the behalf of? This isn’t like WWII where all Japanese speakers were the enemy (including those who had been in the U.S. for a generation or two). Or does this person take the position that we are in a genocidal war with the goal of killing all Islamic Arab speakers? I think our allies might rethink

    if that is our goal.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    I wonder how many of these idiots think that Christian Arabs, assuming they even realise Christian Arabs exist, speak English as their primary language. For that matter I wonder how many think that anyone who claims to be a Christian speaks English as a primary language.

  • EnlightenmentLiberal

    @timgueguen

    A lot of these fuckers probably also think that the King James version is the original. Hebrew? Greek? /sigh

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=153100784 Michael Brew

    That’s right, we should only speak a language of people who have never tried to kill us. So… uh… Sarati!

  • moarscienceplz

    Dingojack #1

    Miso is not noodles. Miso is that yeasty stuff that settles in the bottom of your bowl.

    I was hoping Ed had made a typo, and she was offering up ‘mixology’ because I always need a stiff drink after listening to people like her.

  • scienceavenger

    “The school was celebrating ‘world languages’ or some such thing, ‘multiculturalism’ — socialism, in other words,”

    Only if those other words are chosen at random.

  • konrad_arflane

    One more thing about calendars: Nearly all of them use Arabic numerals. It’s a conspiracy, I tell ya.

  • Donnie

    An appropriate response to stealth jihad for me, and for a lot is, from “My Cousin Vinnie”

    “Everything that guy just said there is bullshit! Thank you”