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Time for a US ‘jihad’ against non-believers

Time for a US ‘jihad’ against non-believers

Christian psychiatrist Dr Keith Ablow, a member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, is calling for a world-wide war against infidels.

In an op-ed for Fox News earlier this week, Ablow wrote:

Among the many definitions of jihad are a ‘war or struggle against unbelievers’ and ‘a crusade for a principle or belief’. Given those definitions, I believe it’s time for an American jihad.

Working on the premise that “we the People of the United States are good and we are right”, Ablow asserts that:

An American jihad would reawaken in American citizens the certain knowledge that our Constitution is a sacred document that better defines and preserves the liberty and autonomy of human beings than the charter of any other nation on earth.

The Constitution, along with the miracle of our nation’s founding and the providential history of America fighting and winning war after war against oppressive regimes, proves our manifest destiny not only to preserve our borders and safety and national character at home, but to spread around the world our love of individual freedom and insist on its reflection in every government.

An American jihad would embrace the correct belief that if every nation on earth were governed by freely elected leaders and by our Constitution, the world would be a far better place.

And just how would America impose its “superior democracy” on other nations?

For starters:

We would urge our leaders, after their service in the US Senate and Congress, to seek dual citizenship in other nations, like France and Italy and Sweden and Argentina and Brazil and Germany, and work to influence those nations to adopt laws very much like our own. We might even fund our leaders’ campaigns for office in these other nations.

And if this fails to succeed?

We would accept the fact that an American jihad could mean boots on the ground in many places in the world where human rights are being denigrated and horrors are unfolding. Because wherever leaders and movements appear that seek to trample upon the human spirit, we have a God-given right to intervene — because we have been to the mountaintop of freedom, and we have seen the Promised Land spanning the globe.

However:

An American jihad would never condone terrorist acts of violence against our adversaries or the targeting of people simply because their beliefs are different from ours. But for those who malignantly demonstrate their intentions to subjugate others, there would be no quarter.

Is Ablow deranged? You better believe it.

In 2011, in another Fox News op-ed entitled “Was Jesus the First Psychiatrist?”  he made some valid points about the scientific nature of psychiatry.

But then he veers off into the decidedly unscientific area of Christian teaching which he claims is “very nearly one” with psychiatry and psychology.

Bono

A few weeks earlier, Ablow warned American parents not to allow their kids to watch Chaz Bono, above, on the TV programme, Dancing With The Stars, saying:

Chaz Bono, the ‘transsexual’ woman who underwent plastic surgery and takes male hormones in an effort to appear to be a man, and who asserts she is a man, will appear on the upcoming season of  Dancing With The Stars … He will be partnered with a woman.

Casting Chaz Bono on Dancing with the Stars is part of Chaz’s victory tour, which has included appearances on talk shows and the release of a book called Transition.

I advise parents to not allow their children to watch the episodes in which Chaz appears.

Here’s why: Many of the children who might be watching will be establishing a sense of self which includes, of course, a sexual/gender identity.

Some will be girls becoming comfortable with dramatic changes in their bodies. Some will be boys coming to terms with integrating the dawn of manhood with exquisite feelings of vulnerability.

Young viewers will include tomboyish girls and sensitive, less stereotypically ‘masculine’ boys. They will also include children who have sustained the losses of loved ones and are wrestling with depression, perhaps wondering who they are absent their deceased mothers or fathers.

The last thing vulnerable children and adolescents need, as they wrestle with the normal process of establishing their identities, is to watch a captive crowd in a studio audience applaud on cue for someone whose search for an identity culminated with the removal of her breasts, the injection of steroids and, perhaps one day soon, the fashioning of a make-shift phallus to replace her vagina.

17 responses to “Time for a US ‘jihad’ against non-believers”

  1. AgentCormac says:

    It’s a fascinating concept – force freedom on absolutely everybody in the world, by whatever means necessary. And we’ve seen just how well that works in places like Iraq.

  2. Broga says:

    The time for serious missionary work by atheists is long over due in the USA. They seem to be getting loonier by the day. Or is that just the effect of me spending too much time on this site?

  3. David Anderson says:

    “Christian psychiatrist Dr Kieth Ablow, a member of the Fox News Medical A-Team…”. Nuff said.

  4. Broga says:

    @David Anderson: That short sentence is the ultimate in undermining someone in a few words. Difficult to think of anything so destructive of confidence as that in so few words. They should be cherished. We will not soon see their equal.

  5. barriejohn says:

    So you go into a country with a government of which you disapprove, presumably bombing and shelling them into submission, and install people whom you consider better qualified to run the place. I can’t see any problems there, can you? Oh, wait a minute; it’s what the Americans have been doing for donkeys’ years anyway!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Ablow#Controversial_comments_in_the_media

    I wonder just how enthusiastic Newt Gingrich & co would be to be parachuted into the likes of Afghanistan or Libya to take control of things? Have they been consulted?

  6. David Anderson says:

    What’s even more disturbing is that this man is a psychiatrist FFS. Imagine what shite this fuckwit could be saying to any person unlucky enough to be in his “care”. Should the people responsable for his continued title be concerned that he might be grooming “Christian jihadists”? I would.

  7. Matt Westwood says:

    Stop the world, I’m getting off.

  8. Clive Bond says:

    Sad to say, but typical of the shite that comes from a once great nation. Truly sad and disturbing.

  9. Marky Mark says:

    Thank goodness the younger generation in this country are not buying this religious sh*t… as with most of the highly educated older crowed.

    This guy is reaching out to the idiots who have never been to a library and lay on their asses watching TV all night. FOX News knows their demographics.

  10. 1859 says:

    ‘Good morning Vietnam!!! Fuck your barbaric culture! We’re here to force feed you our democracy! Agent Orange is on it’s way! We’ll bomb you back into the stone age if you refuse! We’ll coat your children with flaming napalm if you dare to object! YeeeeeHaaaa! Let the show begin! Holywood across the globe! Big Macs and Kentucky Fries all round! We stand for the freedom to consume and guzzle and stuff our fat arses to the point of extinction!’

    Matt – can I come with you? Let’s try Mars….

  11. I believe this Fox News asshole is talking about a Christian jihad not a US jihad, a country with an enviable secular constitution that he doesn’t seem to be aware of.
    What he is also not aware of is that the Christian jihad is history and it was called The Dark Ages and although it took a thousand years, Christians lost. Slight problem is that we non-believers are still in the process of mopping up because there are still pockets of resistance but I am confident we are getting there.

  12. Paul Cook says:

    “The miracle of our nations founding.
    Fighting war after war against oppressive regimes.”

    What a moron.

    I bet the native Americans rue the day they had those hunter gatherer quasi-agricultural systems oppressing their ‘own’ people, the land and nature. And that they wish they had not been doing that (Clovis and pre-Clovis) for the past 13,000 years or so.

  13. Robster says:

    Why don’t these people get their very own godly being involved? Surely a thing that (apparently) whipped up a complete Universe in six days (before needing a rest) could defeat all the non believers with a simple wave of its magic wand or whatever it needs instead of relying on us mere humans with all our “sins” to do its dirty work. I really don’t think they really believe their own nonsense either.

  14. Trevor Blake says:

    Both the Constitution and the Bible condone slavery (although the Constitution – not the Bible – was later amended). Is slavery what makes a document “sacred” to Mr. Ablow?

  15. dennis says:

    I am not playing the sympathy card here but I have put up with this kind of logic all my life. I spent a day with a prepper yesterday and this stuff just keep coming out of him and today I read this article. I get the feeling of being cornered, yes to MARS.

  16. barriejohn says:

    Dennis: Don’t go with Richard Branson, will you?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29861259