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The Uyghurs and our right to bare arms

posted at 5:58 am on May 16, 2009 by

The Uyghurs are coming! The Uyghurs are coming!

Well, maybe. It’s still up in the air. But if Rep. Frank Wolf has anything to say about it, they won’t come to Fairfax County, VA. They’re trained terrorists, but that’s okay, because they hate China more than America. And “You can’t just put them on the street,” says Dennis Blair. True enough.

Newt Gingrich writes of the rationale behind the plan to send the Uyghurs to northern Virginia:

So the Obama administration has decided to set the Uighurs loose in America. Most likely, the lucky community that will soon be hosting the Uighurs is a neighborhood near you: Fairfax Country Virginia, where there is already a sizable (non-terrorist) Uighur community.

Will the peaceable Uyghurs welcome the trained-terrorist Uyghurs with open arms?

And speaking of arms:

But the Obama administration’s plan for the Uighurs doesn’t stop there. At Guantanamo Bay, the Uighurs are known for picking up television sets on which women with bared arms appear and hurling them across the room.

Perhaps understandably, the Obama administration believes the Uighurs will need help getting adjusted to northern Virginia society, in which women with bared arms have been known to appear.

Don’t let these fellas near the White House, where lives the most celebrated proponent of bare arms ever. Someone needs to tell Michelle O that her arm-exposure is culturally insensitive to her prospective new neighbors. It may be a hate crime, I’m not sure.

Q: Where do the Uyghur women keep their armies?
A: In their sleevies. Or else.

h/t: Pat in Shreveport

Cross-posted here.

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i realize that obama wants to destroy this country. i realize that setting terrorists loose could only aid in this plan.

however, Fairfax county virginia is only a stone’s throw from Wash DC. why would bambi want to put himself in danger?

kelley in virginia on May 16, 2009 at 8:04 AM

furthermore, it was Northern Virginia that carried Virginia for bambi in the election. why would he want to screw with them?

kelley in virginia on May 16, 2009 at 8:05 AM

According to Tim Reid of the UK’s Times Online, those bare arms appeared during a commercial on the Soccer Channel out of Dubai. (Reid described her as half-naked.) Betcha TV sales were brisk in Dubai the next day ;-) I wonder if they have air raid sirens to warn pedestrians outside apartment buildings that go off instantly whenever “half-naked” women appear on TV there.

Sergeant Tim on May 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Here is the excerpt and link to the rather good article by Reid:

A mile up the coast sits Camp Iguana, which houses 17 Chinese Uighurs who have been cleared for release — but whom no country will take. As we looked at them through fences on Wednesday, one proffered a middle finger; another, looking at a female photographer, shouted: “Hey, beetch.”

Inside the complex there is a library with 15,000 books in 20 languages, including copies of King Lear and Asterix the Gaul in Arabic. In Camp IV there is a classroom with the English and Arabic alphabets on the wall, leg shackles by each desk, two rusting step machines, a table football set and a communal dining area. The television, which beams two Arab news networks and the Abu Dhabi soccer channel, sits behind a Perspex screen. The previous one was destroyed when the detainees were confronted by a half-naked lady advertising Palmolive soap.

Sergeant Tim on May 16, 2009 at 11:48 AM