Rightbloggers Denounce Stewart/Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity Cat Stevens

tomt200.jpgOn Saturday in Washington Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Keep Fear Alive. The purpose of the event, which drew more than 200,000 people, was to help Cat Stevens win support for his fatwa against Salman Rushdie.

What, you didn't know that? You must have missed the rightblogger coverage. You probably also missed that the rally was a huge failure and not funny. Well, that's what you get for relying on the Lame Stream Media, sheeples.

You probably recall that Cat Stevens some years ago converted to Islam, took the name Yusef Islam, and backed the Ayatollah Khomeini's death sentence on author Salman Rushdie.

Stevens/Islam now claims he was kidding, so maybe it was his sense of humor that got the planners to invite Stevens to the stage. Or maybe it was the idea of him doing "Peace Train" with Ozzie Osbourne doing "Crazy Train" and the O'Jays doing "Love Train" that they found exciting.

Or maybe Colbert and Stewart just wanted to do their bit for militant Islamic jihad.

"It's worth remembering the insanity that this man has endorsed," said the American Spectator. "Remember when Jon Stewart was against those who use threats of violence to suppress freedom of speech?" asked Patterico's Pontifications. "A Fatwa at the Sanity Rally," said Solomonia. "Jon Stewart likes to lecture about political extremes," huffed Say Anything. "Is there anything more extreme than wanting someone to die because of something they wrote?"

"Are [Stewart and Colbert] such shallow middle-aged men that they have the need to tell adults they think it would be cool if America were destroyed, so that they feel as if they have street cred?" cried The Infidel Bloggers Alliance. "They are telling us they are cool with Muslims destroying the First Amendment."

Nick Cohen claimed to have heard from Rushdie himself regarding the rally: "If [Cat Stevens'] a 'good Muslim' like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar then I'm the Great Pumpkin." Well, it sounds like Rushdie, anyway.

He didn't wear his Muslim clothes, either. That proves he was trying to pull something.
"Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert," asked Roger L. Simon, "Are They Pro-Islamofascist or Just Stupid?... why not invite Khalid Sheik Mohammed to perform? He actually took the head off Daniel Pearl. He didn't just talk the talk. He walked the walk." After many insults, Simon finally decided Stewart and Colbert were stupid, and that the Democratic Party, dragged into it at the last moment for some reason, was both stupid and evil.

"The irony is, that the organizer of this insane wankfest, Jon Stewart, is a Jew," said Winds of Jihad. "For him to suck up to Islamofascist ex-pop idol Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam... is the ultimate irony. Sanity is hard to come by in a madhouse. Among these loons, drug addled Ozzy Osbourne is probably the sanest of them all." Oh, well, at least they liked Ozzie.

Those rightbloggers who noticed anything else about the rally hit a few basic themes. For one: That there weren't many black people there. For the most part, this was a joke, because liberals are always making fun of the whiteness of conservative events, and turnabout is fair play -- though some of the brethren seemed not to be kidding.

Instapundit wrote, "AN OVERWHELMINGLY WHITE CROWD at the Stewart/Colbert rally. Well, Stewart and Colbert are Stuff White People Like." "Just look at the predominantly white crowd at their rally," said The Scratching Post. "If that doesn't make them racist, nothing does." "At right a rare shot of the only African American within 10 miles of the Mall yesterday," said Phil Butler, who also said the attendees were "stoned." "WHERE ALL THE BLACK FOLKS AT?" asked Angry White Dude. (If only these guys had been around for the Million Man March! We bet they would have loved it.)

Freedom's Lighthouse found video evidence of "Racism & Hate At 'Restoring Sanity' Rally" -- a guy who said that in America "we're lynching niggers," and that U.S. soldiers called Arabs "sand niggers." The fellow seems to be going for irony, but that's never a safe bet with rightbloggers, and the thing went viral. Now your grandmother will send you an email informing you that liberals don't like those people, either.

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