Pajamas Media’s resident fashion-plate and bow-tie adorned dildo brings us his latest installment in the wingnut myth that Obama Is a Muslim intent on imposing sharia law in the United States. Kimball’s editors — no doubt concerned that the typical Pajamas Media lip-moving reader rarely makes it past the headline — pack everything into the post title: “Why It’s OK for the U.S. Govt. to Burn Bibles But Condemn Burning the Koran.”
it was just a week or two ago that everyone from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., sort of, SC) to Gen. David Petraeus and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton loudly condemned the Rev. Terry Jones for presiding over his Koran barbecue. Burning a holy book, you see, was hateful, intolerant, and extremely disrespectful.
At the same time, however, it is OK, in the Obama regime, for the U.S. government to burn Bibles. Yes, that’s right. Bibles were sent to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. But the U.S. government determined that the presence of Bibles in this “devoutly Muslim country” might inflame the natives. So they burned them.
Obama the Kenyan Muslim jihadist is snatching Bibles from the hands of our troops and burning those Bibles at the same time he’s condemning a good Christian pastor for burning a Koran. Better stock up on Budweiser and pork barbecue while you can, people, because Obama’s coming to take all that away and force your kids to attend a madrassa.
There is apparently no limit to the facial absurdity of the narratives that wingnuts will peddle to discredit Obama.
If you click the supporting link that Roger graciously provides to substantiate this latest Obama outrage, you’ll see that Roger — surprise, surprise — isn’t quite telling the whole story.
Missing fact #1: The Bibles weren’t sent to “U.S. soldiers” but were sent to one soldier by his church to be passed out to local Afghans.
Missing fact #2: Military regulations forbid proselytization of the locals by troops, mostly to prevent endangerment of the troops.
Missing fact #3: The Bibles were written in Pashto and Dari.
Missing fact #4: The only U.S. troops who could read the Bible in those languages are gay translators who were drummed out of the military. #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement.
Missing fact #5: The military actions at issue occurred in 2008 during the Bush administration.
(Note: The artificial dildo in the picture illustrating this post has written to complain about being included in a photograph with Kimball)