The Other McCain

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Asked and Answered

Posted on | January 11, 2015 | 26 Comments

Headline at National Review:

Why Do the Media Refer to
‘the Prophet Mohammed’?

Always happy to be of assistance.



  • Adobe_Walls

    Distinction without a difference.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Damn…you beat me to it, Walls.

  • Kirby McCain

    Not to be confused with Kasim Reed whose real first name is, you got it. Politcal Liability or just political lie?

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    If only they could get the Media to add to Prophet Mohammed, “Peace Be Upon Him” Give them time, the media is getting there.

  • checkers

    don’t forget the goat humper Mohammad, the pedophile Mohammad, the wife beater Mohammad, etc..

  • Daniel Freeman

    Or the webmaster Mohammed? Make some popcorn, it’s hacktivists vs. jihadists: Anonymous claims first victim in ‘Operation Charlie Hebdo’

  • DeadMessenger

    All it’s going to take is a threat from a psycho imam, then there you go. And after THAT works, we’ll next see the hags on The View in full Hefty bag…uh…burka.

  • DeadMessenger

    Huh. A group that doesn’t give a rip about innocent collateral damage vs. another group that doesn’t give a rip about innocent collateral damage. This could get interesting, though not likely in a good way.

  • Daniel Freeman

    Their eponymous anonymity is good, but not perfect. They’re bringing computers to a gunfight, and it’s only a matter of time until one of them gets killed. What will they do then — deface the assailant’s Facebook page?

    It might take a group like that to actually defend our freedom of speech, but their response is so disproportionately frivolous that I don’t think they’re the one.

    Still. At least they’re doing something, which is infinitely more than most people.

  • Fail Burton

    The Prophet Molarrycurly=confusion.

  • Fail Burton

    7th century loon Mohammed.

  • DeadMessenger

    “They’re bringing computers to a gunfight…”

    Well, there is that, but just as the pen is mightier than the sword, the computer could also be mightier than the ricin bomb in the subway. Unfortunately, the hacktivists are unfocused and unled, whereas the jihadists are focused and led, albeit by psychotic madmen. Otherwise, the hacktivists could be a thing.

    “…deface the assailant’s Facebook page?”

    [snort] OK, that was well said.

  • richard mcenroe

    Reminds me of the early scene in American Carol where Robert Davi as the terrorist leader is calling for volunteers. “Mohammed!” and the entire unit jumps up out of hiding….

  • jakee308

    Can’t stay in business without a prophet.

  • Daniel Freeman

    Thank you. 🙂 I love the awesome power of assonance, consonance and prosody. The next trick after that is to avoid the trap of mistaking beauty for truth, since poetic speech can be as easily turned to an evil purpose as a good one.

  • Fail Burton

    What if Mohammed were the sharif of Mayberry? Bar’ney would be his daffy Sufi sidekick and their girlfriends in purdah in their darkened houses with shades drawn. The town drunk would be the lone Christian everyone laughs at and feels sorry for and Ernest T.Bass a member of the kooky feudin’ Jews out in the woods who throws bricks through the windows of the town Mosque. The town barber could be T.E. Lawrence and Goober and Gomer gay Shi’ites. At the end of the first episode the 5th Air Force mistakes it for the Planet of the Apes and drops an A-Bomb on Mayberry, thus ushering in the age of men.

  • Adobe_Walls

    I doubt the hacktivists are in much danger of being doxxed by the Jihadis. While they’ve shown considerable skill at using social media, I’m not aware of any significant hackfu on their part. If they had any gifted hackers among them they be attacking the grid or air traffic control.

  • Quartermaster

    In recent years, NR has been badly in need of help. They won’t be grateful, however.

  • Finrod Felagund

    At least they finally banished the trolls several months ago. Daily Caller and Twitchy need to learn that lesson.

  • DeadMessenger

    “…poetic speech can be as easily turned to an evil purpose as a good one.”

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but isn’t that kind of what happened in 2008? And since then, also?

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  • Quartermaster

    Alas, some of those weren’t trolls. I’m under a user name ban over there. A Roman catholic twit labeled me a troll when I defended my post and I got the boot. I don’t go to NR anymore as a result.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Can you quote the post where you got set (at)troll ? I may be able to save you with a (at)hold.

  • Quartermaster

    It’s been 2-3 months now and I can’t even remember the article I commented on. I was tempted to @Troll the opposition, but I had used the phrase “the woman rides a beats” in reference to what the RCC will become in the future, and the catholics, with very serious reading comprehension problems, I might add, simply reacted to the phrase rather than the entire comment.

    Frankly, the mods acted in a knee jerk fashion and it did them no credit. I’m not worried abut it at this point as NRO is sliding downhill at a pretty rapid rate.

  • theoldsargesays

    I would pray to Allah, Glory be to Him, that it be Hefty bags if I thought it’d do any good.

  • Freddie Sykes

    Their prophet, the Pedophile Mohammad, pee be upon him.