Thursday, January 17, 2008

Just what we need in the East vs. West dialogue

Britney Spears is thinking of converting to Islam.

Four years ago, she couldn't identify Hinduism ("Is it like Kabbalah?"). But now she's dating some sleazy married paparazzo and she's ready to change religions for him. In the words of a Moroccan blogger:

And all I can say is: Our nut house is full, Britney. Please take up another religion, we have enough crazies of our own.

Still, it would be hilarious of Britney converted and Bin Laden issued a fatwa against her, seeing as how she's the symbol of Western decadence.

Speaking of Bin Laden, one of his kids is thinking of becoming a peace activist. Alas, the kid hasn't figured out that his father is a really bad guy, and thus has yet to renounce him.

"My father is asking for a truce but I don't think there is any government (that) respects him. At the same time they do not respect him, why everywhere in the world, they want to fight him? There is a contradiction," he said.

See? I told you he needs to buy a clue.

Still, Ayatollah Khomeni's grandson is a moderate Muslim who wants better relations with the US. And Netenyahu's nephew is a peacenik who tried to avoid serving in the Israeli military. It would be hilarious if the offspring of prominent neocons became ardent progressives and antiwar activists. After all, Alan Keyes' daughter, Maya, calls herself a "liberal queer." I'm willing to bet even Trash Can Ann and Stalkin' Malkin have a few liberal relatives.