Here’s something to stir into your Saturday morning coffee: the Queen of Jordan has bigger balls than most Western leaders.
A minority of irreligious extremists is using social media to rewrite our narrative and hijack our identity. That’s what ISIS is doing to the Arab world and all of us … These images don’t represent me any more than they represent you … They’re alien and abhorrent to the vast majority of Arabs – Muslims and Christians. And they should make every Arab across this region seethe.
We might argue about the concept of the ‘moderate Muslim’ and whether or not such a beast is real or mythical. But Queen Raina is at least a step ahead of the Prime Ministers, Presidents and Salutary Nabobs who keep telling their infidel citizenry that there’s nothing about Islam to fear. The Queen, addressing herself to the believers, is saying these animals don’t represent us and we should damn well say so.
We — the moderate [Islamic] majority – are equally to blame. Our silence speaks volumes. The silence of moderate Arabs made them complicit in ISIS’ success.
Meanwhile, in the US of A, one of Hollywood’s more prominent progressives has had words to say about SonyHack and the non-release of The Interview.
Clooney can be a smug bastard at times (‘ahead of the curve’) and the involvement of NorKor is still being debated, but he is taking a stand while everyone else in the film industry is ducking for cover. Momentarily, at least, he’s got my respect.