Juan Cole, one of my least favorite apologists for radical Islam, flawed critic of Israel, and totally unjewlicious, was on The Colbert Report.
You might remember Juan from the many times we have discussed him here. How he lied and claimed that Ahmadinejad never said “Wipe Israel off the map.”
I don’t have the time or patience to go over his convoluted ideas. However, his basic thesis in Engaging the Muslim World is that America is not engaging 1 billion Muslims, 90 percent of Muslims are against “terror” (he never defines it), and that the guys marching Death to America in the Muslim street all want visas to come to visit Disneyland.Wow, that means they love America, right Juan? Coming to a great terror target built by an anti-Semitic creep really drives home a vision of tolerance.
Cole’s hallucinatory ideas: that wanting a visa to live let’s say in Minneapolis, or Dearborn, the largest Muslim American enclave, makes a guy who calls for “Death to America” actually a real American patriot in training. It is terribly unconvincing, especially with the reports that Somali Muslim youth are being recruited in the US to wage Jihad in Somalia.
Watching this video is SO very liberating. Watch Cole giddy and nerdy sitting across from Colbert. Cole seems a lot less threatening to Israel and the world sitting opposite Colbert.
The best line:
Cole: This book is a wonderful tour tour guide…
Colbert: Alright! This is like “Let’s Go Muslim?”