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I Guess She Doesn’t Watch Charles Krauthammer

Jamie Paulin, a 31-year-old Irish woman, converted to Islam last spring. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports (in a story called, “For the Love of Islam“), she’s in custody for allegedly conspiring to murder a Swedish cartoonist who had poked fun at the prophet Mohammed. Must have been that bad Islamism again which, as we all know, has absolutely nothing to do with Islam. And yes, yes, I understand the Koran says stuff like, “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day” (Sura 9:29), but surely you’re not suggesting that anyone would interpret that to mean Muslims should, like, fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day.” Can you imagine whack-jobs like Geert Wilders saying such a thing? Obviously, Guantanamo Bay must be what drove Ms. Pauling to this — I mean, what else could it be?

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