Sunday, May 13, 2007

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Is that being racist?

by Akiva at Mystical Paths

NY Post reports: CLERK RINGS UP N.J. JIHAD JERKS - HOW HERO HELPED TO STOP PLOT (excerpted for brevity)

Two men approached the store where videos could be transferred to DVD. They handed the clerk a tape and asked for transfer to DVD.

When the employees went into a back room and began the conversion, they saw (on the tape) a group of bearded men wearing "fundamentalist attire" and shooting "big, f-ing guns,". Throughout the tape the jihadists could be heard screaming "God is great!" The two employees "freaked out".

At first, the teenage clerk didn't know what to do. "Dude, I just saw some really weird s-," he frantically told his co-worker. "I don't know what to do. Should I call someone or is that being racist?"

The fellow employee tried to calm his friend and told him that if what he saw terrified him so much, he should tell the police. The teen first consulted with a manager before making the 911 call.

And that sums up the West's, and Israel's, challenge at facing barbarism with modern day political correctness. In the West, protecting ethnic rights, minority rights (and I say that as a Jew that's had to deal with it), is attempted to equally balance the majority right of life and liberty.

In Israel, the 'rights' of the 'enemy attacking civilian population' is equally balanced against the duty and responsibility to protect ones own civilian population.

In neither case does it work. When that clerk stopped and paused to consider if his actions might be racist (and note that no one else called, it was laid on the 'teen' clerk, not the boss), he assured that such an incident, G-d forbid, will occur.

Because someone else might just say yes, and it's safer to disregard it.

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