Newsweek Explores ‘Muslim Rage’ Through Stupid Cover

by Jesse Taylor

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Newsweek has moved beyond implied vegetable dick-sucking to weightier topics, like how Muslims are just REALLY FUCKING ANGRY ALL OF THEM.

To kick off a masterful Ayaan Hirsi Ali column about Ayaan Hirsi Ali and how Ayaan Hirsi Ali did things, Newsweek decided to very, very carefully take a specific point about her experiences (with a lot of Salman Rushdie references thrown in) and just blow the whole thing up to…

…Oh, shit, blow things up. NOT MEANT TO MAKE MORE MUSLIM RAGE, DUDES.

Anyway, Newsweek has helpfully condensed the entire debate over radical Islamic anger and concomitant action – a phenomenon that roils the Middle East and sets the overwhelmingly peaceful majority against powerful, violent forces in their own midst – into a single image of angry, stereotypically Muslim-looking men probably plotting to blow up the very McDonalds you’re standing in while reading Wonkette on your nearly outdated iPhone 4S.

Just be on the lookout for Muslim Rage. And if you see any in action, snap a photo of it and use it as the cover for your floundering, desperate newsweekly.

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Come here a minute September 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Muslims are veritable Incredible Hulks, such is their rage.

sbj1964 September 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Fundamentalist they take the FUN out,and put the MENTAL in everything.

emmelemm September 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Damn, here I was going to make that comment, and you've already got a hole-in-one.

Maman September 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I thought that was Muslim Rage Against The Machine.

Steverino247 September 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm

You're thinking of Lounge Against the Machine, perhaps?

PubOption September 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

And Florence?

DWW September 18, 2012 at 4:29 am

You mean Drones?

no_gravity September 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Stupid cover or not, they still won't sell any copies.

HempDogbane September 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I dropped my subscription when they put Jacquelyn Bissett on the cover in a wet t-shirt, because I knew they were just pandering to me !

kittensdontlie September 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Their anger is directed towards Newsweek when they found out asparagus consumption wasn't all the rage it was supposed to be.

SexySmurf September 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

The dude on the left looks like he's getting a blow job, and the dude on the right looks like he's saying, "Duuuuude."

BigSkullF*ckingDog September 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

They're just mad because they don't have any gays to style their beards for them.

weejee September 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

They best not move to Tejas then.

vodkamuppet September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

That's usually sound advice for anyone.

vulpes82 September 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

How Ayaan Hirsi Ali manages to take a truly sympathetic and life-affirming biography and transmute it into being a narcissistic bigot, I don't know. She married Niall Ferguson ferchrissakes!

IceCreamEmpress September 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Yes, it just goes to show that bad things can happen to bad people. It's terrible how Ayaan Hirsi Ali was treated and SHE'S A HORRIBLE HORRIBLE PERSON NONETHELESS.

horsedreamer_1 September 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Considering the charmed life that, say, Tucker Carlson & Jonah Goldberg live, it's nice to know that some Rightards have faced discrimination. Granted, they are TEH BROWN, just as any discriminated party often is, but so be it.

sbj1964 September 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I would be constantly pissed off if I had to live in that shit-hole part of the world myself.

Fukui-sanYesOta September 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Have you ever been to South Carolina?

sbj1964 September 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I get your point.Radical Fundamentalist assholes are everywhere.

Fukui-sanYesOta September 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I have to admit that I found your original comment a bit "parochial American douchebag". This is our Wonkette though, so let's not fight.

Fundamentalist assholes are fundamentalist assholes, whichever their chosen crutch.

I picked South Carolina because it was the first place I ever saw brutal, crushing poverty in the first world. Some shitball trailer park in the middle of nowhere. Between that and the hallowe'en lawn decoration of a confederate flag with mum, dad and two little kids in KKK costumes, it was something of a shocker for someone from England. Also, too, more fucking churches than booze stores. That just ain't right.

sbj1964 September 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

S.C. More steeples than peoples.Middle east they are known as Minarets prayer towers.Poverty,and ignorance prevails in the shadows of both.

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I'm pretty sure I made the same face as the guy on the left there when I found out I had to spend another 4 months in Kuwait.

Shypixel September 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Hey!

My iPhone 4s is ALREADY outdated, hadn't you heard.

/rage

natoslug September 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Fortunately for me, I am more out of date than my 4s. The kids keep telling me I should use it for more than texting, sexting and phone calls.

SayItWithWookies September 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I'm sorry, I'm too upset about Kate Middleton's tits to worry about this. I mean, the one damn thing I thought I'd appreciate about a member of the British Royal Family, and what do you know — they're just blurry pics shot through a chain-link fence. If this doesn't end the fuckin' monarchy in England, nothing will.

Doktor Zoom September 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I saw in the NYTimes that one of Berlusconi's magazines in Italy is going to run 26 pages of Kate Middleton breastage.

26 pages of one person's tits? Those had better be some pretty damn life-changing tits.

Lascauxcaveman September 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I know it's like those old nude beach pix of Jackie O. There's just not that much there to see, and you can't see it anyway :(

vodkamuppet September 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

They're real but they're not spectacular.

eggsacklywright September 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Righto. Priorities, people.

chicken_thief September 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Kate who?

vodkamuppet September 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I think she won American Idol or something.

Incitefully_Joe September 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm

This is awful! It's like that leaked clip of Kstew in On The Road all over again!

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I'm still amazed there are not gangs of English youth storming the French embassy in London. How will the Muslim world take us seriously until we start acting like them. This is what makes the Republicans the party that can take on the world.

Bezoar September 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Yeah, no shit, I can imagine better tit pix than those.

AznMom420 September 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Ya'll need to chill out and remember at a time like this that we are truly blessed to live in the greatest nation that god ever loved. The proof's in scarjo's tits.

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 12:17 am

And god if that ain't a lot of "proof" she's working with.

Tequila Mockingbird September 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Awww, how precious! Newsweek thinks it's still relevant!!

In other news, I think I saw that one guy in a Disney animated film.

elviouslyqueer September 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

JAFAR LIBEL!

SoBeach September 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

The guy on the left with his head thrown back looks a bit like Bob Marley belting one out.

Lascauxcaveman September 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Eeeeye shot the sherriff /
because I was an angry Muslim, mon

MonkeyHamlet September 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Could the Muslim Rage be over "Arnold's Doomed Comeback?"

BoatOfVelociraptors September 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Man, this is the second time I've been beaten.

MonkeyHamlet September 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Next time I'll be slower on the uptake, Boat.

emmelemm September 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I enjoy your avatar immensely.

MonkeyHamlet September 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Thanks. It's one of my better pictures.

An_Outhouse September 17, 2012 at 12:39 pm

So Ayaan Hirsi Ali has finally come to terms with her out of control rage? Its good to hear.

fredbell September 17, 2012 at 12:39 pm

That's Julio on the right…the radical priest is on the left…and that's Paul Simon that you see there in the middle with the black shirt…And you can see Mama Pajama's head at the top right…This photo is from 1971!

Clancy_Pants September 17, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Bin Laden's lost some weight?

Graham Cracker September 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm

He hasn't been eating so well lately, I hear.

An_Outhouse September 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Is that a frame from that movie everybody is whining about?

Chet Kincaid_ September 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Looks like there is an outbreak of Buscema Face in the Muslim World!!
http://buscemalostdrawings.files.wordpress.com/20

All that's missing is Conan, with a scimitar.

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I'm glad I opened that, because I thought it was a typo and you were referring to Buscemi face.

eggsacklywright September 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Needs moar scimitards.

edgydrifter September 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Oddly enough, that's the same photo Sew Beautiful used for the cover of their "Muslin Rage" issue.

SnarkOff September 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Those two rags are cut from the same cloth.

Baconzgood September 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Actually the guy on the left looks like he just stowed his toe.

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I thought maybe he was singing.

"IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII… will always love yooooooooooooooooooooooou"

Baconzgood September 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

The Arab Joe Cocker?

BoatOfVelociraptors September 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Sure there's global strife, but what about Arnold's doomed comeback?

ffredpalakon September 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

What's especially manipulative is that that photo was taken in downtown Toronto, and those guys are reacting to the NHL lockout.

chicken_thief September 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I thought it was the crowd outside of the Damascus Apple store where throngs were waiting for the 5.

Chichikovovich September 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Naw, it's from the Cricket World Cup. Sports Illustrated already used it for the "Pakistan eliminated again?" cover the year India won it.

Callyson September 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Muslim Rage? Didn't they open for Coldplay a couple of years ago?

HistoriCat September 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

They went downhill after their second album.

Goonemeritus September 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

They probably thought they would sell more copies than with their alternate cover “Muslims are People Too”.

Tequila Mockingbird September 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Seriously, y’all, this is the same rag that, just in the last 2 years, has portrayed Mitt Romney in the cast of Book of Mormon, Obama as gay, Sarah Palin in short-shorts, Michele Bachman with crazy eyes, and Princess Diana as a zombie.

Tina Brown is a glorified sewer rat of epic 15th-century European gossip muckery proportions. Nothing to see here.

Fukui-sanYesOta September 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Is it really Tina Brown? I had no idea. In fact, I thought she was dead. My mistake.

Steverino247 September 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Then she can't vote in Texas?

SnarkOff September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Let's replace her with Bonnie Fuller.

eggsacklywright September 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I came this close to cancelling my New Yorker subscription during her reign there.

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 12:18 am

Wait, Daily Beast's Tina Brown, right? That would explain it.

One_who_wanders September 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm

My pasta sauce sucks #muslimragu

imissopus September 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Mine can't have Italian sausage in it. #muslimragu

Clancy_Pants September 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Blingee contest?

Fukui-sanYesOta September 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I'm wondering whether that photo might have been taken after a drone strike on a wedding.

ChillBill September 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

It was probably done after the apology.

PsycWench September 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I thought this was a Jon McNaughton painting.

mrpuma2u September 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

It will be part of one next week, with NOBAMAZ slipping money and guns into those yelling guy's robes from behind.

chicken_thief September 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Needs more Jeebus and the Constitution.

HRH_Maddie September 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

What's a "Newsweek"?

Generation[redacted] September 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I don't care what Newsweek says. The Dictator wasn't a very good movie.

johnnyzhivago September 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Except the helicopter scene….

Lavenderp September 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Did it have James Bond & QEII? And sad, left-behind corgis?

vodkamuppet September 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Stupid elitist libruls. I'm in my local McDonalds on my iPhone 3GS with a cracked screen, thank you very much. It's got a YouTube app!

Fukui-sanYesOta September 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

3GS? Elitist. I'm still using my 3.

It has google maps and GPS so it's good.

vodkamuppet September 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Yeah but does yours have an iPod on it? Hmmm?

soeoho September 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Are they aware of the impact a Rodeo Clown has as a spokesman?

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I think those guys are sitting up front at the latest Springsteen concert. You can see Chris Christie in the background, if you squint.

chicken_thief September 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

They mounting the jumbotron to his back?

johnnyzhivago September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

This was the mob that attacked Viacom's middle east HQ when they heard that Jersey Shore was cancelled.

Jus_Wonderin September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

The ONLY class I flat out failed at LSU was Middle Eastern Studies. Dr. Dlin droned on and on and on. And the class was at 8 AM. I guess…I should have tried to stay awake.

Fukui-sanYesOta September 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm

There's no excuse for an 8am class. You did the right thing.

prommie September 18, 2012 at 10:19 am

I flat out failed Calc IV, Statics, and Dynamics.

Jus_Wonderin September 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

I did forget that I took Astronomy. I didn't do so well in that either. I thought it was going to be “all stars and spacey stuff”. It weren't.

prommie September 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Hertzsprung-Russel diagrams and the main sequence, what the fuck was all that about?

Jus_Wonderin September 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

If I ever knew, I am sure I pushed some TV trivia in that slot to forget it. I learned that Art Ed Majors were not suited for certain courses.

ManchuCandidate September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I'll remember that when Newsweak shows fat white angry US Amercians waving badly spalled (sic) racist signs screaming about "No gubbiment on my medikar" or "Get a Brane Morans." Xtian Rage.

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Ooh, glad I read up top before I posted my clever Smashing Pumpkins comment.

dadanarchistmk2 September 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is also Mrs. Niall Ferguson.

That tells me everything I need to know about her sense of intelligence, judgment, and morals.

vulpes82 September 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

He cheated on his first wife with her, too, and married her once the divorce was through. Lovely.

imissopus September 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Maybe those guys are just in the mosh pit at a Cat Stevens concert.

ElPinche September 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

"Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Newsweek writer and former rodeo clown. "

Aha!! there you have it !

ChillBill September 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

A journalistic clown.

SorosBot September 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

There's still a print media?

Fukui-sanYesOta September 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm

How else would you subsidize paper mills for the recycled stock? Obama is Marxist QED.

prommie September 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

That Tina Brown is just a fucking genius, look at this, wow is she ever turning that ship around, huh?

Lavenderp September 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Too bad she never learned how to use a moral compass…

Blueb4sinrise September 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

The governments will begin to fail as soon as they set about implementing their philosophy: strip women of their rights; murder homosexuals; constrain the freedoms of conscience and religion of non-*********; hunt down dissidents; persecute religious minorities; pick fights with foreign powers, even powers, such as the ****., that offered them friendship. The ********* will curtail the freedoms of those who elected them and fail to improve their economic conditions.

So true, so true.

ChillBill September 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

If they thought that film was offensive, just wait until they watch one of Micheal Bay's masterpieces.

doloras September 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

The Muslim riots in Sydney were sparked by police agents provocateurs, if you're interested. http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/ra

johnnyzhivago September 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

"We DEMAND that Honey Boo Boo be put to death!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

TavariousChinaSmith September 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I bowed out of popular culture for a week and now I'm sorry. Who or what is a Honey Boo Boo?

prommie September 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I've seen worse riots after college sports championships. Or even just division rivalry games.

LibrarianX September 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

These guys wanted Rolling Stone! I'd be pissed too.

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I wonder if the Muslim Rage dudes up there each bought 5 copies for their mother.

OneYieldRegular September 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I hope they at least put a week or two between this and their monthly "In Search of the Real Jesus" cover.

DemonicRage September 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Steps in Newsweek's decline: A while back, that article where one of the Cultural Desk people said that gay actors shouldn't be cast in straight parts; (2) more recently, that cover saying it was time of Obama to hit the road (like we want to see pictures of Rafalla for the next four years); now this. Very sad.

DemonicRage September 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm

What the **** is going on, Wonkette. Everyone who posts comments here is just FROZEN at that number in the new leaf green oval, after their name…..a number that was established half a year ago and just stays FROZEN there? Get rid of the new leaf green ovals with the number in it!!!!

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

My p-score changed today. It seems to go up every couple months.

BigSkullF*ckingDog September 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

My p-ness just got bigger last week. Soon I will be able to skullf*ck from across a room with it.

vulpes82 September 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I'm still juuuuuuuuuuust under 100p, but I finally went from 98 to 99 a few weeks ago. I'm not sure how many upfists it takes, and the quantity and frequency of commenting seems to play a part, too. But isn't it sad how invested we are in some totally arbitrary and meaningless "statistic"? Quite beneath us. (Now, UPFIST ME, PLEASE!!!!! I WANT TO HIT 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Katydid September 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Hey, ya know, if we put Bill Donohue of the "Catholic League" in Middle Eastern garb on the cover, next time someone creates a "Piss Christ," you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between covers.

One_who_wanders September 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

He's the chubby choleric one . . .

Self-Uploader September 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm

My better half, who sometimes says he's a "libertarian" although issue by issue he disagrees with liberterians on most things, has kind of a crush on Ayaan, which I suppose is better than having a crush on Ayn. But after this, it's over. I'm telling him to break up with THAT imaginary girlfriend. From now on it's just FLOTUS and me.

AznMom420 September 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Ayaan is just what you say when you're trying to get Ayn's attention and she turns that vodka funnel around to gaze into your soul with 'rational self interest' burning a hole in her heart and soaking a hole in her drawers.

biraweeyaz September 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

For the record, I'm currently visiting the West Bank (full of mooslims obviously), and I can honestly report that basically no one gives two flying shits about that movie.

Fukui-sanYesOta September 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Needs moar about your experiences.

No, really, tell us more because this will be interesting!

biraweeyaz September 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Ha, it's much less interesting than you think. I'm staying with family on "vacation" for a few weeks. I come here every couple of years, survey the always deteriorating situation, get depressed, refill my Zoloft script and come home to CA. Such is the life.

Fukui-sanYesOta September 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

What's the general impression of Israel amongst the people there? How about the US?

How is life in general in the West Bank?

These are things that it'd be great to get from someone with first-hand experience.

biraweeyaz September 18, 2012 at 2:25 am

I'm staying in Ramallah, which is economically slightly better off than the rest of the Palestinian territories but the unemployment rate is still somewhere around 20%. Young men in their teens and 20s hang around the main square with nothing to do, which leads to the obvious problems. People are tired. My grandmother, who's in her 80s, is old enough to remember life before Israel, which makes her an amazing memory box. She says this is without a doubt the worst it has ever been. Obviously the bulk of the anger is directed towards Israel–people can't build freely on the West Bank because Israel has classified 60% of the land as Area C (under Israeli civil and security control) which gives them room to expand the settlements. People can't travel freely. Roads in the West Bank that lead to or buffer the settlements are classified as "Israeli only" and Palestinians can't travel them. Palestinian cars have different color license plates. My dad, who was born in Palestine in 1948 and has been an American citizen for 40 years, can't go to Jerusalem or anywhere in Israel. Water is becoming a scarce resource. Our bath water comes out in a trickle, while the settlement on the hill a few miles away has swimming pools. The Palestinian government is taking heat for being complicit in a lot of this and there are rumblings of an Arab Spring making its way to Palestine. The local governments are broken and ineffective. The current situation is completely unsustainable.

As for America, attitudes are what you'd expect. Shitty Katy Perry music is blasted everywhere and young people idolize American culture. But politically, America and the US are (rightly) viewed as one and the same. People find it laughable that Obama has been pro-Palestinian or critical of Israel in any way. For Palestinians, American presidents are viewed as one and the same.

Anyway, if you want to hear more incoherent ramblings, I'd be happy to email you. I think its useful for Americans to gain another perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict beyond the "loves Israel" and "SUPER DUPER loves Israel" spectrum we have in the US.

anniegetyerfun September 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

For realz, tell us more.

Steverino247 September 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Needs moar rage.

mrblifil September 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I think they just learned they could have saved a lot on their car insurance by switching to Geico.

prommie September 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Why do the heathen rage?

Kinda amazing, nothing at all has changed in 100 years.

YouBetcha September 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I think I dated the guy on the left.

Fukui-sanYesOta September 17, 2012 at 1:16 pm

That's his O-face amirite?

YouBetcha September 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I don't know. I couldn't see his face from under his tunic.

chicken_thief September 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I've seen a few articles recently about the signs of panic in the Romney camp – historically, the losing campaign once they realize they are truly losing, start shooting from the hip, just spraying and praying for something to stick.

Do failing magazines follow a similar path?

BaldarTFlagass September 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Wait till you see their cover about the Romney campaign, next week!!!

Weenus299 September 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Tina Brown and her people ruined an already bad magazine.

CheeseBro69 September 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Hey Tina B.
Please just stick to dickriding Princess Diana,
Thanks

Guppy September 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Ravens fans.

Estproph September 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

You'd be angry too, if that's the picture they took of you for a national magazine!

Lionel[redacted]Esq September 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

You know that the Republicans have their shit together when FOX News starts pointing out that all these Mobs are funded by George Soros and that they are all toking up and shitting on cop's cars during their protests.

Bezoar September 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Which one is the Prophet Mohammed?

randcoolcatdaddy September 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Is that "Muslim Rage" or "Muslim Group Orgasm"? It's difficult to discern the intent when you're looking at "Newsweek".

CommieLibunatic September 17, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Muslim Rage? Sounds like an unbelievably shitty Counterstrike mod, like one that automatically humps terrorist corpses when you kill them.

Speaking of which, let's hope that Black Mesa: Source will be enough to blot out the sadness and anger for a bit.

anniegetyerfun September 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Anyone read the article?

seppdecker September 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm

At least they didn't put zombie Princess Di on the cover pleasuring the Prophet with sexy vegetables.

vulpes82 September 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Where is a Photoshopped picture of Princess Di in hijab and that picture of Obama in that Kenyan garb to complete the Tina Brown trolling trifecta?

Respitetini September 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Stupid cover, but their attempts at "furthering discussion" went even stupider with the hashtag on the twitters. Here, have some fun at Newsweek's expense: https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23MuslimR

gurukalehuru September 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

That cover is just screaming "caption contest."

Also, is Newsweek just pissed because whatisface the coptic pornographer sold more copied than they did?

DahBoner September 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm

That is not the stuffing broccoli up the nose of Scalia cover story that I was anticipating…

UW8316154 September 17, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Implied vegetable dick-sucking??

KOURTNEY LOVES HER VEGGIES LIBEL!!!!1

carlgt1 September 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I think it's sort of fair, because recall they had a crazy-eyed Michelle Bachmann "Christian rage" cover, didn't they? So maybe Newsweek are all a bunch of atheists and just having a cover to make all religious nuts look bad. I can't wait for their Hindu & Buddhist covers!

TavariousChinaSmith September 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Touchy, touchy muslins! What did anyone ever do to them?

ttommyunger September 18, 2012 at 12:02 am

Too bad you're over the hill, Tina; can't fuck your way out of this failed rag. Alt. Cap.- "What do you mean the Ted Nugent Concert is cancelled?"

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 12:11 am

So, has Albania or Malaysia or Indonesia turned upside down, yet? Oh, you mean culture and development is just as important as religion in how reactions to these things go down if not even sometimes more important? What was that? All Muslims aren't Arabs and all Arabs aren't Muslims?

BTW, Ayaan took her life and took it overboard. You lose my support when you sell your life to common bigots to try and get your story across. Not to mention that she has horrible tastes in men. Sorry, anyone who cozies up romantically to Niall Ferguson and philosophically to the likes of Geert Wilders reveals their true colors.

Fukui-sanYesOta September 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Nice beaches also too.

Fukui-sanYesOta September 18, 2012 at 3:33 am

Now this is the sort of stuff it's worth coming back to Wonkette for. Thank you.

Much of what you say is kinda what I expected from Israel and the feelings of Palestinians in general. Not to get overly political but I think the Palestinians get it in the arse from Israel wrt settlements and so on, and America always backs them up. Not right.

I'd love to post my email address and converse more but this is an open message system and I'm loathe to just put it out there. It's honestly fascinating to hear from someone who has real experience of this stuff.

Fukui-sanYesOta September 18, 2012 at 3:38 am

More

My dad, who was born in Palestine in 1948 and has been an American citizen for 40 years, can't go to Jerusalem or anywhere in Israel. Water is becoming a scarce resource.

That's messed up and wrong.

What's your opinion on how to fix it?

edit: Also, I'm a Britisher living in CA, not American. Nearly but not quite.

biraweeyaz September 18, 2012 at 3:57 am

Yes, the travel situation is seriously messed up. I came here with my dad and because he couldn't fly into Tel Aviv, we had to fly into Amman instead and drive across the border into the West Bank (the border is also controlled by Israel).

The general consensus, especially among the Left in the activist movement, is that a two-state solution at this point is totally untenable. The settlements in the West Bank and the roads surrounding them, combined with the wall that Israel is building which deeply encroaches into the West Bank means that any future Palestinian state comprised of the West Bank and Gaza would be nothing more than a series of bantustans reminiscent of apartheid South Africa. There is a strong push now towards a one-state solution with Israelis and Palestinians living in one democratic state. Of course, this presents Israel with a serious demographic problem because Palestinians would easily outnumber Israelis and Israel would lose its Jewish character, which in my opinion was the original sin of its founding anyway (ostensibly democratic while still insisting on maintaining a cultural/racial majority). So the American and Israeli position, at least rhetorically, is still in favor of two states, although like I mentioned, that's no longer realistic. It's also unrealistic for Israel to maintain its occupation indefinitely–history tells us that.

The first step is to replace the current Palestinian government and like I said, there are rumblings of an Arab Spring in the West Bank. I've been here a week and there have almost daily protests in Ramallah over the price of gas, which is hogtied to gas prices in Israel through the Oslo Accords. So when Israel raises its gas tax, Palestinians have to pay for it too. The PA is complicit in all of it and the people know it. Something's gotta give, and soon.

Negropolis September 18, 2012 at 8:45 am

I also appreciate views from on the ground. A few things…

- I think everyone, everywhere knows that the "two-state solution" is a temporary "fix" at best, if you can even call it that. Even if the Palestinians get a fractured state – which seems like an insult, IMO – Arab Israeli's will still end up eventually being the majority. That Arab Israeli's are going to flee to the new Palestinian state is a fanciful wish, and Jewish Israeli's know that, but it gives them more time.

- Is the replacement of the Palestinian government really going to change anything? When you say replacement, are you talking replacement of the characters of the system? Because as it stands, you guys can keep trading out horses and it's not going to change a damned thing until the Israeli government gets its foot off the neck of the Palestinian economy, and that would mean stopping the strangling blockade, but also finding someway to inspect the trade, first, for their own security purposes. But, the bullshit like banning M&M's and cookies and pencils and shit has GOT TO STOP. That has nothing to do with security and everything to do with humiliating the people.

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