August 11, 2005

How come?

The word "crusade" is generally accepted in the West as a term meaning a great struggle for a cause. To us, it's a strong word to denote a noble and just effort. Yet we're not allowed to use it because it offends Muslims who only see it as a historical reference.

The word "jihad" is generally accepted in the West as a term meaning a great struggle for a cause. The cause may be good, but good is defined by the individual, and we hear most often about the jihad against us infidels, and how they want us all dead or enslaved. So, basically, jihad means war against the West.

Explain to me why we can't use our word, yet they can use theirs?

Posted by Ted at August 11, 2005 11:45 AM | TrackBack
Category: Square Pegs


Didn't you go to school/college/watch television/read newspapers/read magazines?

Posted by: Brian J. at August 11, 2005 03:31 PM

Nope. I'm a blogger. ;)

Posted by: Ted at August 11, 2005 04:37 PM

What's stopping you?I pretty much us any word I feel is properly fitting the issue and/or person being refered to.Fuck the libs!Like I said once before you don't have a right to not be offended.You do,however,have a right to ignore what I say if you don't like it.Also,to walk away.Anything else is censorship in my book and nothing more than a bunch of liberal bullshit to try and make people feel guilty about not being the same kind of suck ups that they are.
Besides the simple truth is that no-one can offend you except YOU.If I say something to you and it hurts your feelings then that's YOU'RE problem/weakness*.More lib bullshit.After all if they can just get people to thinkin' that we're all not responsible for our own emotions then maybe they can convince us all that we are not responsible for any of our actions.Queers,murderers,thugs and terrorist all just need a hug right?They just wanna talk to us.....right?It's not their fault.That should serve me right for leaving my door open at night and tempting that poor thief.Gee....if only I had just been more sensetive to HIS needs.......
Just in case ya can't tell I'm being sarcastic.

*the one exception to this is lying about people.That's just flat out wrong and when someone lies about you,you should get pissed.

Posted by: Russ at August 11, 2005 04:49 PM

I use the word "crusade" regularly. Though I've never been known for my political correctnessitude.

I use it with both definitions as appropriate for the meaning I'm trying to convey at the time.

To my understanding both definitions are legitimate.

That said, I'm neither a republican nor a democrat so I use a great many words differently than those two congregations.

Posted by: BLUE at August 12, 2005 11:04 AM

The correct answer, of course, is that we're PC-addicted trolls who care about others' feelings and they aren't.

"I am on a jihad against you!"

"H'well, then, I'm on a crusade for you!"

"Why, you aggressor, you...!"

Fear not. It'll all come out in the wash so long as we sticjk to our guns.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at August 12, 2005 10:51 PM
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