Of Serrated Scimitars and Steel Belted Radials

By Rick Saunders
America’s Right

The Human Rights Council at that bastion of tolerance, the United Nations, last week approved a resolution condemning the “defamation of religions.” Characteristically, the only religion mentioned in the resolution as being “victimized” and identified as needing “protection” is–hang on to your hats–Islam.

That’s right, Virginia, Islam. Or, as it is known in the Middle East, on American university campuses, and among the trendy-eyeglassed enlightened of the latté and espresso circuits: “The Religion of Peace.”

Right. This is the religion whose more dogmatic adherents–the Islamists–embrace videotaped decapitations by serrated scimitar. This is the religion whose literalist believers recognize not only the right, but the obligation to “kill the infidel wherever found,” the term “infidel” being defined as anyone other than a strictly practicing Islamic Muslim. And this is the religion whose radicalized imams and ayatollahs advocate the establishment of a worldwide caliphate governed under Sharia law, with all of its “special” features including, for example, “honor killings.”

The U.N. resolution was (surprise, surprise) sponsored by Pakistan and supported by many Muslim nations, and had the backing of others, including Belarus (huh?) and that paragon nation of peace, justice and the collectivist way, Venezuela.

The Associated Press reported that “Muslim nations have argued that religions, in particular Islam, must be shielded from criticism in the media and other areas of public life.” They cited cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad as an example of unacceptable free speech. “Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism,” the resolution said.

Wow. Apparently the folks who drafted the resolution did not get the memo from Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, abolishing the term “terrorism” from the lexicon, at least in this administration. Now, the PC term to be used is “man-caused disaster” instead of “terrorism.” Only in the mind of an Obot like Napolitano would the decapitation of a conscious and screaming Daniel Pearl be deemed a “man-caused disaster.” Personally, I think the term “terrorist murder” is shorter and much more accurate.

Ah, but accuracy and truth at the UN–much as at the Department of Homeland Security and elsewhere in the Obama administration–cannot be allowed to impede the continuing rampage of political correctness, as Secretary Napolitano’s goofy word-mangling and this most recent UN Human Rights Council resolution amply demonstrate.

Although the vast majority of Muslims are, in fact, rational and moderate people happily prepared to exist and coexist with their neighbors of all faiths (or lack of faith)–including, for example folks like Dr. M. Zhudi Jasser at the American Islamic Forum for Democracy–the radical ideologues within the Islamic faith who drive resolutions of this sort are the same folks whose skins are as thin as wet Kleenex on a flat rock. Anything that can be seen or imagined as being an affront to or criticism of Islam cannot and will not be tolerated.

This intolerance is nothing new. Indeed, one of the most comical, yet disturbingly bizarre examples of the radical paranoia afflicting these zealots took place many years ago in the form of protests and threats against the Yokohama Rubber Company. To quote from a 1992 Associated Press report:

Tokyo (AP) — A major Japanese tire maker has stopped making automobile tires with a tread pattern that resembles the Arabic word for Allah after receiving protests from Muslims. Akira Mikami, spokesman for the Tokyo-based Yokohama Rubber Co., said that in Islamic countries his company will replace the tires free of charge. The company also apologized for its lack of knowledge of Islam. Mikami said the tread was designed by computer to maximize driving safety and was not meant to blaspheme Allah.

Good grief.

The next time your Yokohama-equipped Chevy starts to hydroplane in a rainstorm in a Muslim country because its tread design had to be changed for fear of offending people who might see the mirror image of the word for their deity in the mud, just let off the gas, steer in the direction of the skid and pray (to your own deity) that you don’t wind up overturned in a ditch because a computer-designed safety tread pattern was sacrificed on the altar of political correctness and serrated scimitars.

Better yet, keep and drive the Chevy here, with or without the tires with the offending tread design — because now, following The Chosen One’s ouster of GM CEO Rick Wagoner, the United States government (Obamaspeak-to-English translation: “the taxpayers”) will from this day forward “stand behind your warrantee.”

The interesting question could thus arise: will the Obama-guaranteed backing of GM warranties require that all vehicles that might have Yokohama Offending Tread Design Tires (“YOTDTs”) on them replaced with Obama Department of PC Transportation approved ones, or any warranty claim will be denied? Don’t laugh . . . anyone who has dealt with a warranty claim knows that this is how these folks think.

Another interesting question would be, now that the offending tread design has been wiped clean from the YOTDTs, what if anything would the tread design approved by the Obama Department of PC Transportation resemble? Here are a few clues — it’s old, but not as old as the Q’uran . . . it holds a special place in our president’s heart . . . and it was written by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx.

So, Obots of America — still happy with how you voted last November?

Rick Saunders is a freelance writer who splits his time between endeavors in southern California and the American southwest. He began writing for America’s Right in December 2008. Jeff Schreiber started America’s Right in January 2008.

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    If we were made in God’s image how could we end up this stupid?

  2. GODYEAR TIRES says:

    Oooh, Oooh, Oooh… I have a great idea !!!!!, treads with our messiah Obama’s image in them. HOPE for no flats, and never need a CHANGE.

  3. Laurie says:

    “So, Obots of America — still happy with how you voted last November?”…I think some have buyer’s remorse…but there are still soooooooo many out there that just can’t/won’t stock drinking the koolaid…

    Thanks for the write up…EXCELLENT

  4. Anonymous says:

    > So, Obots of America — still happy with how you voted last November?

    Judging by the 2/3 of Americans who are satisfied with Obama, I'd say yes.

  5. Gail B says:

    If we can ever get D.C. cleaned out for its corrupted Congressmen, cabinet, and the heads of the administration, the echo of freedom in the Capitol Building’s empty halls is going to be wonderfully deafening!

    Senator Jim DeMint may already be president and not even know it!

    I’m not privy to the conversations that Obama has with the Pakistani leadership, but something is very fishy to me. Especially since the Pakistani Taliban has threatened to attack the White House!

    Neal Boortz said that they’re not just terrorists but “Islamic terrorists.” Daniel Pearl is not the only atrocity that was intended to terrorize; it was simply one of the most graphic.

    There may be hope in sight, however. Did you see the story that World Net Daily is running on the Civilian Grand Jury that indicted Obama? The story is HERE.

    The problem with a fascist government is that there’s no place else on the planet that American patriots can pick up and move to in order to preserve our freedom. Today is the time to uphold our Constitution, if we value it.

    Great article, Rick. Thanks.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have said for many years that if you put all the Muslims in the world together, you coudn’t sqeeze out a half ounce of common sense. That applies to Obots too.

  7. Gail B says:

    Oh, my gosh! Go to


    and scroll down to the videos and find the interview with the late Aaron Russo, in which he explains the hoax of the 9-11 attack. The Rockefeller Foundation, according to Russo, supported women’s lib and the and equal pay–so as to put them to work and tax them and split up the families by putting the kids in school where the government could educate them.

    The goal of the New World Order is to “chip” everyone. When you buy something, the amount is deducted from your chip. Protest, and the government will cut off your chip.

    I just put 2 and 2 together–Obama is (in the background) pushing for a “super computer.” Now I understand why! He’s setting up the electronics (and probably the electrical grid) to control the American People.

    You NEED to go to this site and read the goings-on of the Citizen Grand Jury, the law behind it, how it works, and more information than my head can absorb at one sitting. It has our way out of this.

    Also, a Citizen Grand Jury also indicted David Rockefeller, and it’s on video, too.

    Interested in a Tea Party? I’m not convinced that Tea Parties will impress Congressmen or Obama, but getting behind the Citizen Grand Jury effort WILL GET THEIR ATTENTION! They realize that our founding fathers were very smart people and provided a way to wiggle out from under attempt for control of the American PEOPLE (that’s important) through the Grand Jury. Government cannot take action against a Grand Jury, and so the government has downplayed its role in our freedom!

  8. Rix says:

    > Although the vast majority of Muslims are, in fact, rational and
    > moderate people happily prepared to exist and coexist with their
    > neighbors of all faiths…

    Says who?! As one who lived in Israel, served in IDF, and communicated with Muslims on a daily basis (with communications channels varying from shared meals to gunfire exchanges), I can tell: most of them HATE us and would love all of us to be DEAD or, in the least, forcibly converted to Islam – some of them are better at hiding the feelings than others. There also are precious few who are actually sympathetic to us infidel dogs, and even fewer who are educated and enlightened enough to transcend religious blinders.

    Please do not cripple your great writing by repeating politically correct mantras that have very little to do with reality.

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  10. Mick says:

    I feel like I am living in a parallel world. We are truly being attacked from within by smirking liberals that live in LALA land.

  11. suek says:

    “man-caused disaster”

    Hey! That’s a sexist comment!!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Gail: There are lots of dots to connect, if people would. I know lots of people do not believe that there is an entirely invisible layer of power that is really controlling things and is trying to move us to a global government. They just need to do the research on org.’s like the FED, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bildeberg group, etc. No one wants to believe these things, b/c it is scary. But we must ALL wake up and do our own research!

    Even the 2 Bush’s are really into a new world order. Especially the elder. Thanks for recommending that site. I will check it out.

    Lisa in TX

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