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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Christopher Hitchens and the Battle of Beruit

By Rick Pearcey • February 26, 2009, 10:11 AM

Michael Totten publishes a fascinating first-hand account of how he and Christopher Hitchens were attacked last week in Beruit.

But what's this embedded stinkbomb about Syrian Nazis being Christian?

The SSNP, according to the Atlantic in a civil war era analysis, "is a party whose leaders, men approaching their seventies, send pregnant teenagers on suicide missions in booby-trapped cars. And it is a party whose members, mostly Christians from churchgoing families, dream of resuming the war of the ancient Canaanites against Joshua and the Children of Israel. They greet their leaders with a Hitlerian salute; sing their Arabic anthem, 'Greetings to You, Syria,' to the strains of 'Deutschland, Deutschland über alles'; and throng to the symbol of the red hurricane, a swastika in circular motion." (emphasis added)

"Mostly Christians from churchgoing families"? Thanks for the Goebbelesque demonization.

In fact, the Judeo-Christian worldview depises the fascist worldview, which seems far more at home, philosophically, with the vacuum of meaning and ethics fostered by atheism. More about change and fascism here, and the fascist hatred for Judeo-Christian thoughtforms here.

The only time some might want to see a Hitler salute from a "Christian" is right before he plants a bomb next to Der Fuhrer.

Despite this editorial IAD -- and quite irrelevant to it -- we're relieved to see Hitch and co. alive, well, and pugnacious. When's the next trip?

Hat Tip: Instapundit.