Friday, July 06, 2007

Christopher Hitchens: Don't Mince Words The London car-bomb plot was designed to kill women.

From Hitchen's in Slate which should be read in full.

Hitch may have his issues with God but I'm very certain Lincoln's God is ok with Hitch,
Only at the tail end of the coverage was it admitted that a car bomb might have been parked outside a club in Piccadilly because it was "ladies night" and that this explosion might have been designed to lure people into to the street, the better to be burned and shredded by the succeeding explosion from the second car-borne cargo of gasoline and nails. Since we have known since 2004 that a near-identical attack on a club called the Ministry of Sound was proposed in just these terms, on the grounds that dead "slags" or "sluts" would be regretted by nobody, a certain amount of trouble might have been saved by assuming the obvious. The murderers did not just want body parts in general but female body parts in particular.

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Liberal reluctance to confront this sheer horror is the result, I think, of a deep reticence about some furtive concept of "race." It is subconsciously assumed that a critique of political Islam is an attack on people with brown skins. One notes in passing that any such concession implicitly denies or negates Islam's claim to be a universal religion.

2 comments:

Milton said...

Prof. Goldblatt Won't Mince Words The London car-bomb plot was designed scare London by the MOSSAD and Scotland Yard.

In Christopher case Single malt Scotland that would be the Highlands.

Yes, I wrote it.

Shalom,

--- Prof. Leland Milton Goldblatt

John Ruberry said...

Hitchens bailed on the UK and became a US citizen on July 4.