Clothes That Make The Man

How does one spot an Islamist terrorist? Why, by how he dresses, of course. Duh!

Rep. Paul Broun has shown us once again that political correctness is a huge threat to America, after relating a recent experience in an airport:

“‘I walked through … right behind me there was a grandmother — little old lady, and she was patted down,’ Broun said on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”

‘Right behind her was a little kid who was patted down. And then right behind him was a guy in Arabian dress who just walked right through. Why are we patting down grandma and kids?'”

Broun did not specify any other reasons the man looked suspicious other than his dress.”

What more do you need? The guy had Arabian clothes on, a dead give away.

There’s no reason not to trust Broun’s account of his personal experience, since he has a firm grasp on reality. Take his analysis of the Obama administration:

“Broun cited a July speech by Obama that has circulated on the Internet in which the then-Democratic presidential candidate called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military.

‘That’s exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did,’ Broun said. ‘When he’s proposing to have a national security force that’s answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he’s showing me signs of being Marxist.'”

That’s absolutely correct, Obama is a totalitarian dictator. That totally explains why Fox news was shut down, Glenn Beck was thrown in a concentration camp and the Tea Party was outlawed, right?

In his war on political correctness, Broun once invited David Yerulshalmi, founder of the group Society of Americans for National Existence, to testify on “Islamic Finance/Sharia” in Washington three years ago, a group with a very anti-PC agenda:

“SANE’s racism is directed not only against Muslims (‘Will many of them be killed in the war? Of course, and it is intended to be so,’ according to the SANE war manifesto’s War On Islam) but others as well.”

‘There is a reason why the founding fathers denied blacks the right to vote,’ wrote an approving Yerushalmi on SANE’s website.”

Yerushalmi is beyond PC – he’s a white supremacist:

“In a 2006 essay for SANE entitled On Race: A Tentative Discussion(pdf), Yerushalmi argued that whites are genetically superior to blacks. ‘Some races perform better in sports, some better in mathematical problem solving, some better in language, some better in Western societies and some better in tribal ones,’ he wrote.

Yerushalmi has suggested that Caucasians are inherently more receptive to republican forms of government than blacks—an argument that’s consistent with SANE’s mission statement, which emphasizes that “America was the handiwork of faithful Christians, mostly men, and almost entirely white.” And in an article published at the website Intellectual Conservative, Yerushalmi, who is Jewish, suggests that liberal Jews ‘destroy their host nations like a fatal parasite.’ Unsurprisingly, then, Yerushalmi offered the lone Jewish defense of Mel Gibson, after the actor’s anti-Semitic tirade in 2006. Gibson, he wrote, was simply noting the ‘undeniable Jewish liberal influence on western affairs in the direction of a World State.'”

Quite a feat for a Jewish-American. Since Broun is against political correctness, his endorsement of a racist speaks volumes about what his opposition to PC culture is really about.

Which brings me back to his “Arabian dress” analysis. It’s reminiscent of former NPR analyst Juan Williams’ remark about “Muslim garb” made to Bill O’Reilly; garb that makes him nervous on an airplane:

“Look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

You are a bigot, Williams; the 9/11 hijackers, the shoe bomber and the underwear bomber were dressed western clothes, not anything remotely middle eastern.  And so is Broun. There’s no such thing as “Muslim garb,” since Muslim countries are as diverse in their fashion choices and tastes (many prefer western suits and jeans.)

Likewise, what’s an Arabian dress? Broun is Christian fundamentalist from Georgia, I doubt he could tell Arabian clothing apart from a hole in the wall. It’s obvious Broun is trying to promote an agenda of profiling and bigotry in the name of security; once again, we see how high up the ladder of power anti-Muslim prejudice goes.

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