Patterico's Pontifications


The Royal Wedding Is Stupid

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:06 pm

That is all.

UPDATE: I meant the hoopla.

Updates on the Birth Certificate Fallout

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 2:48 pm

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So yesterday we had Birthmageddon and the larger reaction is spreading out.  For one thing, Drudge had a fun little Drudge-tapositon (Drudge juxtaposition) as follows:

Which is cheap, but funny.  Meanwhile, Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit is really flogging this “layering” story, asserting that the long form birth certificate is a fake.  I pointed out yesterday where the National Review had debunked the claims, here.  Obviously Jim is hoping to get on the bottom floor of a new Rathergate type scandal.  And I will be the first to admit that this video, showing the user pulling the document apart is creepy:


“I would kill her. I really mean that;” Religious Bigotry and the Fight for Freedom of Expression Comes to the Playboy Mansion (Update: The Royal Wedding Under Threat and the Sun Screws Up Part of the Story)

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 7:03 am

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BIG UPDATE: The Sun Story is, at least in part, wrong or misleading, misattributing a real assessment of danger as a threat. Scroll to the bottom for details.

Update: On a similar note, an Islamofascist group in England is making veiled threats of terror attacks on Prince William imminent wedding ceremony because they hate the royals or something.  Narciso in the comments asks “how is that not treason?”  Good question.

About a week ago, I came across this story:

Sila Sahin, a 25-year-old Turkish German living in Berlin, had until now been regarded as a glowing example of how a modern Muslim girl should behave in a multicultural society….

Posing provocatively on the cover of German Playboy magazine with one breast exposed, Sila Sahin seems to be sending a clear and deliberate message to her conservative Turkish family.

‘I did it because I wanted to be free at last,’ she said. ‘These photographs are a liberation from the restrictions of my childhood.’

Here’s a safe-for-work picture of the actress/model (and yes, I will be putting the less-safe-for-work cover photo in question under the fold):

Anyway, a regular commenter here emailed me last week seeking a link to this Jammie Wearing Fool (JWF) post on the subject and declaring, “I see [an] important journalistic purpose for posting [these] photographs!” and I responded to him as follows:

I think next time a veil story comes up [I] will mention that.  [A]lthough truthfully she seems to make it more like a teenager rebelling against strict parents than the larger issue women in [I]slam have in showing their bodies.

And I still feel that way, but in his post JWF wrote “I smell a day of rage coming” and what do you know?

Sila Sahin has been branded a “whore” and a “western slut” after appearing topless on the cover of the German edition of the men’s magazine.

And Islamic fanatics have posted threatening internet messages….

But Islamic internet sites are being monitored by the BND – the German intelligence agency – after threats were posted about her “shaming Muslim womanhood” and “prostituting herself for money”.

One poster on the Jihad Watch website wrote: “She needs to be very careful…” Another simply said: “She must pay.”

Of course I think you can’t hope to understand the issue without seeing what they are upset about, or at least the cover, albeit mildly censored:


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