Thursday, February 21, 2008

From Other Sites on the Line: 22 Feb 08

Cross posted from Wake Up America:

Another Appalling Case of Airport Bigotry

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Man Arrested at Airport For Having a Box Cutter In a Hollowed Out Book

A 21 year old man from Clearwater Florida was arrested Sunday when Airport Security found a box cutter inside of a hollowed out book. If convicted he faces up to ten years in prison.
His name is Benjamin Baines Jr and he was arrested at the Tampa International Airport when he tried to get through airport security, which ran his backpack through an X-ray machine and saw the image of a box cutter.

Security then searched the backpack and found a book called "Fear Itself", which was hollowed out and a box cutter placed into the space.

After Baines was read his rights, he said his cousin had cut away the pages to make the hollow section in the book. Later, reports state, he said he had hollowed it out himself to hide money and marijuana from his roommates.

Baines told officers he was moving to Las Vegas and forgot the cutter was in the book.

Officers found books in the backpack titled "Muhammad in the Bible," "The Prophet's Prayer" and "The Noble Qur'an." He also had a copy of the Quran and the Bible.

Go here to read the rest:

This story is of course both shocking and frightening. But to me at least, the reader's comments below responding to this article about this most fortunate arrest are the really shocking and ultimately discouraging part of this story.
This is what we are facing. This is why America will most assuredly lose this war against the encroaching evil of islam unless we can reach these totally unimpressed people and somehow change their minds.

Here are just a few of their thoughts on the subject:

"Ok so the young man can read, which not many people today do, he had a box cutter not a bomb, why is it that when you mix muhamed with anything it derives terrorism, the guy forget he had a box cutter, I doubt very much this young man intended to do harm to anyone, a simple mistake."

"He could be studying to be a muslim like many African Americans."

"Why does everyone blame "muslims"? Reading a Quran AND/OR a Bible does not make him a terrorist."

"This is a simple case of profiling. If he were a white college man with a box cutter hidden in a bible, he would have been let go. If you're 'brown' you go 'down'."

"...people need to stop blaming Muslims for the terror."

"Here goes another black man chrged with a crime. This is really something the world - box cutters - give me a break, how mnay people have box cutters. I got at least 5 of them. Never harmed a soul. So what he reads."

"...ya get all up in arms over a little friggin box cutter? get your priorities straight for the sake of our Nation. PLEEEEASE WAKE THE EFF UP AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON IN "REAL" WORLD."

"how do u know he "tried to hide them" ???
isn't it possible, if not PROBABLE, that he FORGOT about it?"

"Everyone is always in a hurry to put them away for life. There are innocent people out there who make mistakes."

"You use a boxcutter to cut open and roll blunts. Big deal it was in his weed case. i don't get high but some people do and they usually arent very violent when they are high."

It is no great secret that the muslims in America have been actively and successfully recruiting disenchanted -- and often incarcerated -- young black men for years. And our young Mr. Baines is, evidently, one of their successful graduates. Taught since childhood to hate Whitey's supposed racial caste system of oppression, many of these angry young black men have become all-too-easy targets for these busy muslim recruiters, who have been able to turn their anti-social criminality into a blessed virtue. The mullahs have managed to validate that all-important victim's status and convince their proselytes that they are not really criminals, but rather victims, victims who have now chosen to fight back, Allah's chosen warriors.

They offer these disillusioned young black men peer acceptance, a kind of counterfeit self-respect, power and pride in themselves and in their downtrodden race. They are very good at what they do, these recruiters for the Armies of Allah, they are quite successful. Their hapless victims are totally oblivious of just how cynical and manipulative (and how unalterably racist) their muslim mentors really are. They are being blatantly used and deceived. And we have yet to begin to find a way to counter their seduction.

This young man did everything but successfully bring the damn plane down, and yet, INCREDIBLY -- 3/4 of the commenters to this article support him and call it a case of racial profiling, further proof of white oppression -- it wouldn't, they say, have happened to a white man. He was nothing more than an innocent young black man caught up in that great net of white bigotry, they say, a guiltless young fellow who just simply "forgot" that he had those box cutters hidden in a carved out book.

THIS is what we're up against. THIS is why we're going to lose this war against this relentless islamic encroachment, unless there's a huge sea change in our own public's view of this deadly and imminent threat. They still think that this is all about racism and intolerance.

What will it take to convince these commenters that this has nothing whatsoever to do with bigotry and everything to do with war? Our earnest arguments fall on deaf ears. Attempting to convince them with that weak and fading specter of 9/11 has become as useless as trying to frighten them with the bogey man. They just don't fall for it; they know better. They know that we are nothing but alarmists and self-serving, politically motivated propagandists, who try to instill fear in the people so that we can steal more and more of their precious personal freedoms, so that we can bring them to war and sacrifice their sons and brothers to the slaughter.

In short, they just don't trust us anymore and they just won't listen.

They trust the man with the box cutters in his book more than they trust us and more than they trust their own lying Imperialistic government.

God help us win this argument, or God help us all.

Voted by Fox News at GOP Hub


  1. Odd to just "forget" carrying the weapon that was used to highjack the 9/11 aircraft in a hollowed out book.

    Perhaps he just forgot he was carrying all the Muslim literature as well?

    Radical coverts sure seem to be a forgetful lot.

  2. lol Right Lew.
    What's so bothersome to me is the amount of support he's received from these commenters. Incredible!

  3. Two clarifications:
    The comments reprinted here were responding to Spree's original source, an article written
    by Thomas W. Krause of The Tampa Tribune Published: February 20, 2008.
    Also -- and I think this is an important calrification to make -- the above article was written with full knowledge of the great contribution and sacrifice that is being made to our courageous Armed Forces in this War on Terror by our patriotic black community. I am pretty sure that these people would agree with those points made in this piece.

  4. Dividing, confusing & disorienting its victims are prime 'slime tactics, as is projecting their own racism onto us.

    While they bitterly bitch about linking Islam & terror, they obscure the fact that Allah, in his cursed book, sanctifies & commands the practice of casting terror into the hearts of Islam's intended victims. Only a very few intelligent and literate people will read 3:151, 8:12, 8:60[Yusuf Ali], 33:26 & 59:2. Fewer still will read the ahadith which verify Moe's exploitation of terror: Bukhari 1.7.331 & Bukhari 4.52.220.

    The intelligent reader will use his favorite search engine to look up those references.

    We need to outlaw Islam, to close the Mosques, Masjids & Madrassahs; deport the fifth columnists & ban the rest from entering through our borders.

    Amending the Constitution to reflect the reality that Islam is a war crime, not a religion is the first step in the process.

    Are you one of the few, bold & courageous citizens able and willing to research problems and seek rational solutions? Do you have the spinal fortitude required to take a stand? If so, go directly to and sign the petition. Copy it, paste it into an email, and send it to everyone in your address book. Exhort them to follow suit.

    Its up to you. Now is the time. You'll regret your indolence and apathy when its too damn late to do anything to stop the onslaught of 'slime. If you don't do your part to increase awareness of the existential threat posed by 'slime, who will???

  5. Hello Ben -- nice to hear from you.
    I'd like to say that, despite my occasional forays into that pleasant world of mutual understanding and dialogue, I have still come back to my hardline position on the unmitigated evil of islam.

    So, as fiery and intolerant as your words may sound, I have to agree with you.

    Thanks again for your scholarship and your passion.

  6. Which is why I think democracy in Iraq is delusional. Islam is simply too backward to accept a secular government.

    Amending the Constitution to reflect the reality that Islam is a war crime, not a religion is the first step in the process.

    The atheist community has been at the forefront of Islam critiques. Unfortunately, the evils of Islam come from the fact that they are just a dogmatic, intolerant religion.

  7. No, Johnson, 'slime ain't a religion; its a crime. It was invented for the purpose of motivating men to murder for Moe's enrichment & empowerment; his unending source of income, wealth & sex slaves.

    Its fabulistic faith component serves as a carrot/stick motivator and a camouflage to prevent the intended victims from recognizing what they are up against.

  8. I don't know that he was Muslim, but he had taken two years of Arab studies at the school, he spoke the language fluently, and he was an admirer of HAMAS, the terrorist group connected to the Palestinians and Iran. Makes you wonder why this was not in the news, along with the fact it was a KORAN.

    Don't let the European name he has fool you -- Islamic connections won't make the MSM.

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  9. Great points, as usual Deb. Thanks.
    Unfortunately some are so eager to prove their premise of intransigent white bigotry, little facts like those you brought out aren't worth mentioning.

  10. Churchill's ParrotFebruary 23, 2008 at 3:00 AM

    My Dear Roger,

    Brilliant observation!

    "They trust the man with the box cutters in his book more than they trust us and more than they trust their own lying Imperialistic government."

    They also trust Che Guevera, Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, Mao Tse Tung, Daniel Ortega, Mahmoud Ahmedinejhad, Kim Jung Il, and the United Nations more than they trust us or their own “lying imperialistic government.”

    This compulsion to rationalize clearly criminal/terrorist/monstrous behavior is the hallmark of Leftism and is, as I think you are arguing here, more dangerous even than the evils it romanticizes. God help us all!



  11. Right on Charlie. Thanks.
    Changing this pervasive mindset is a daunting task. This is the attitude many of my friends and neighbors have. Personally, no matter how well I've presented my case, I've never been able to change anyone's opinions. All I've managed to do is make some of them uncomfortable around me.
    And yet, until we do somehow convince these good people of the real danger they are in we will continue losing ground here on the home front.