Someone is going to burn in hellfire for eternity: The only question in today's Outrage-Off is whether it will be the relatives of British troops killed in Afghanistan or Democrats.
CONTESTANT 1: Anjem Choudary, the cheerful and media-friendly professional contraversialist who heads Islam4UK, a British radical Islamic group, is planning a pro-Shariah march through Wootton Bassett, a town where the remains of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan have traditionally been honored with parades. (It would be sort of like a pro-Al-Qaeda rally at Dover Air Force Base.) Choudary rationally explained his intentions in an open letter to the families of the British war dead:
We urge you to embrace Islam and save yourselves and your family from the hellfire and not to believe the lies and distortions which the Western media and non-Islamic regimes would have you believe about Muslims and their true intentions. Islam means submission and the Muslim is the one who submits to the will of God in his life. Verily the Messenger Muhammad told us that whoever heard his name from the Jews and Christians and did not believe would be held accountable for that on the day of judgement.
CONTESTANT 2: Allan Quist, a GOP congressional candidate in Minnesota, thinks the whole "war on Al Qaeda" business is a waste of time, and a distraction from the real war America should be fighting, which is against Nancy Pelosi. He said so last month at a Republican Christmas party, where conservatives traditionally gather to ask Jesus to kill liberal politicians:
Our country is being destroyed. Every generation has had to fight the fight for freedom… Terrorism? Yes. That's not the big battle. The big battle is in D.C. with the radicals. They aren't liberals. They are radicals. Obama, Pelosi, Walz: They're not liberals, they're radicals. They are destroying our country.
As far as we can see, these guys are actually pretty much on the same page: Abandon the fight against terrorism and outlaw gays. It's a new Popular Front!