I’m a social conservative. When the mullahs take over, I’ll grow my beard a little fuller, get a couple of extra wives, and keep my head down. It’s the feminists and gays who’ll have a tougher time. If, say, three of the five judges on the Massachusetts Supreme Court are Muslim, what are the chances of them approving “gay marriage”? (Source: America Alone, Mark Steyn, p. xxvii)
If you want to make a ton of money in the world today, you’ve got to create a crisis and then offer a solution. Think Oil-for-Food in Iraq. Global Warming today. If Mark Steyn wasn’t a gentlemen and the current broohaha wasn’t for real, you’d have to think that this would have been a perfect opportunity to tap some aggrieved Muslim on the shoulder, plan out an Human Rights Complaint, strike up the chorus, and wait for the wheel barrels of money to arrive each day from the sale of his book. Create indignation. And then cash in on it..split the dough with the aggrieved Muslims. It would be the literary scam of the century, and the HRCs would be the vehicle to do it. I don’t know what I would find more odious: the fact that someone might actually do this or that we have a system in place which is ripe for the pickings.