After Debbie was called to account for a most disturbing blog entry in which she dismissed the sexual assault of a peer and referred to all Muslims as savages and animals, she hopped back on her literary soapbox. In the most backhanded assault on common sense I've witnessed, Debbie Schlussel claims that she didn't mean to promote rape but Muslims are dirty bastards and goes on to play the victim.
"*** UPDATE, 02/16/11: The reaction of the left to this article is funny in its predictability.Sooo damn predictable. Of course I don’t support “sexual assault” or violence against Lara Logan, and I said that nowhere here. RIF–Reading Is Fundamental. Your premature articulation is a problem. I did say that it warms my heart when reporters who openly deny that Islam is violent and constantly promote it get the same kinds of threats of violence I get every day from Muslims. Because now they know how it feels. They aren’t so dismissive of the threats when those threats are directed at them, instead of at us little people. And yet they still won’t admit that THIS. IS. ISLAM. Lara Logan was among the chief cheerleaders of this “revolution” by animals. Now she knows what Islamic revolution is really all about."
Now I don't have a law degree like Ms. Schlussel, but from what I know Sooo sounds like a noise a pig makes, and my mother always told me pork wasn't kosher. I digress.
The attacks made by Debbie Schlussel on Muslims are not new- in fact if you replace Indian or Negro (words I would never use myself) for Muslim they sound exactly the same as arguments made by Nathan Bedford and Strom Thurmond when they argued against giving minorities the same civil rights. She outright refers to other human beings as savages and animals, not based on their actions, but based on their perceived religion.
As far as this being a left versus right issue, I assure you that it is not. Debbie Schlussel offended nearly all of my readers, regardless of party affiliation. From granola-eating hippies to raging Tea Partiers, she repelled nearly every person who read her divisive diatribe.
And this is not the first time Debbie Schlussel has taken joy in the pain of another. When aid worker Marla Ruzicka was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq, Ms. Schlussel celebrated it, calling it "poetic justice". In Debbie Schlussel's myopic view of the world, anyone who opposes her hatred; anyone that tries to make the world a better place is deserving of not only verbal derision, but violence.
Let's be clear here- Lara Logan is the victim, not Debbie Schlussel. Ms. Logan was attacked by a nasty group of people with sinister intentions. And just as those men do not speak for the majority of Egyptians, Debbie Schlussel does not speak for most Jews or Americans. Debbie Schlussel revictimized a woman in an attempt to further her hateful ambitions. And now she's pissed off because she was seen for the bigot she is and is being called to account.