Hot Air retro: “Taqiyya”

posted at 9:51 am on February 13, 2008 by Bryan

I produced this video short before we started Hot Air, back when I was blogging at the JunkYardBlog. It’s the anatomy of the 2006 Cartoon Jihad, which hit its second anniversary this month.

Two years on after one of the most shameless and deadly Islamist scams ever devised, we find ourselves in worse shape in many ways than we were then. Dhimmitude has become a fact of life in Britain. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a woman without a country. Danish police broke up a plot to murder one of the cartoonists yesterday. But on the bright side, five Danish newspapers have reprinted one of the cartoons out of solidarity with that cartoonist and the concept of free speech. In Canada, Ezra Levant finds himself the target of a Human Rights Commission star chamber for printing the cartoons in the Western Standard. Even if that complaint ends up dropped, there are still three active complaints against Mark Steyn for citing statistics and quoting imams in his book, America Alone.

“Taqiyya” shows all of the offending cartoons, something most US networks still haven’t done, as it traces the work of the now deceased Islamist liar Abu Laban, and how he turned Danish newspaper cartoons into a global jihad.

*I originally had written that today is the second anniversary of Cartoon Jihad. It’s not, but this month does mark two years since it erupted.

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Nicely done Bryan. Great choice of music. I had visions of PeeWee on the bar.

Geronimo on February 13, 2008 at 9:58 AM

Oldie but goodie. I miss the Vents. Did y’all have an equipment failure or are they just too time consuming to make?

TX Mom on February 13, 2008 at 9:59 AM

Behead those who insult Islam

Amazing they were allowed to get away with that in London. Great vid.

Pax americana on February 13, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Great video. It’s too bad the msm didn’t do so actual investigative reporting and show the world the truth. Oh wait they are on the side of the enemy. Why would they do that?

boomer on February 13, 2008 at 10:02 AM

didn’t do so some actual investigative

boomer on February 13, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Go Denmark and thanks to the Swedish, Spanish and Dutch newspapers that are also fighting for free speech. Love it. Too bad our MSM won’t do it too…..even FoxNews……

Renwaa on February 13, 2008 at 10:32 AM


The entire “Mohammed” portrait syndrome is a farce, anyway, as the only one portrayed is any-man generic male Muslim. All of the Islamic outrage is not really based on reverence for Mohammed as they claim their excuse for murdering and pillaging “infidels”, but just a show of how radically destructive the male Muslim chauvinist ego is. Cut to the chase.

maverick muse on February 13, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Bryan- This video is just as good today as it was two years ago. It is terrific!
Thanks for reposting this.

gatewaypundit on February 13, 2008 at 10:41 AM

Honorable Muslims–you’ve been had.

Religion of Deception.

infidel on February 13, 2008 at 10:55 AM

Funny how with Islam, time seems to stand still. I’m sure that video will be timely right up until the time that Obama declares total surrender.

Hening on February 13, 2008 at 11:08 AM

Islam is incompatable with Western values such as free speech. Diversity is real. We need to stop muslim immigration now. Because diversity is real, culturism is necessary. Cultural distinctions are legitimate considerations upon which to make policy judgements. That is not racist, it is culturist.

culturism on February 13, 2008 at 11:56 AM


Says it all about Islam doesn’t it?

[email protected] on February 13, 2008 at 12:08 PM

I like,
Religion of the Perpetually Offended.

Restrict their immigration to any western country.
Problem solved

Kini on February 13, 2008 at 12:38 PM

That was pre-HA?
Goodness, how time flies when you’ve drunk too much taqiyya.

eeyore on February 13, 2008 at 2:21 PM

I was in Kabul during their riots. Scary stuff boy, were it not for one lone Afghan National Police officer I might not be here — he signal handedly blocked the crowd so our truck could get to the safety of our compound. Never got to thank him.

srhoades on February 13, 2008 at 4:04 PM

President Bush (& other defenders of Islam), is it really the religion of peace, or is it the religion of perpetual outrage?

jgapinoy on February 13, 2008 at 8:14 PM

Bryan, Hot Air should produce more videos. (You’re good at what you do.)

Skidd on February 13, 2008 at 9:18 PM