« There is a Bear in the Woods [dri] | Main | Shocker: Much-Publicized Bigfoot Press Conference Fails to Reveal Body of "Bigfoot" or any Evidence Whatsoever »
August 15, 2008

Dave Nieuwert, or as I Call Him, Professor Science, Opines on Cynaide Canadian

Real men of genius stuff here.

I got tipped on this by a lefty who had hoped to "educate" me or something. Well... in a way.

When wingnuts go looking for terrorists

Thursday, August 14, 2008

-- by Dave

It seems a strange Somali man from Canada was found dead in a Denver hotel room this week with a pound of sodium cyanide in his room. It's an unusual case and certainly raises concerns about the potential for a terrorist incident at the Democratic National Convention later this month.

The wingnutosphere, of course, leapt quickly into action. Led by Michelle Malkin and her band of flying monkeys, the man's Somali ethnicity immediately became ground for suspecting yet another evil Muslim terrorist plot.

One small problem: They're wrong, as usual.


In the case of the Denver cyanide carrier, the wingnuts leapt to all kinds of conclusions. Even though FBI agents found no evidence of a conspiracy and no clear evidence that the cyanide was being planned for terroristic purposes, Malkin and Co. were scoffing at this.

Especially notable was Jay Tea at Wizbang, who theorized thus:

Let's play connect the dots: start with a Somali Muslim living in Canada. Then have him travel to the city that in just a few days will be hosting the Democratic National Convention. Then have him die in a hotel room. Finally, have police search the room and find a POUND of cyanide -- enough poison to kill a couple hundred people, if distributed and delivered properly.

Some lone nut? I'm not so sure. ...

The FBI says there's no apparent connection to terrorism, but I'm not buying it.

But all one has to do is read the original story to see that it's unlikely the man was a Somali Muslim; rather, he appears to have been a Somali Christian:

An online threat posted in July by a man with a similar name warned of death.

"Having the bible in one hand, and a bread in the other hand, is not a correct thing! Kill Them , Kill them, Kill them, that is my massage (sic),!" read the posting by Abdirahman Dirie on the 'Solmali's for Jesus' Blog.

It seems likely this man was yet another right-wing religious nutcase out to kill liberals. We'll reserve final judgment on that until more information comes in. But does anyone want to place bets on how quickly the story disappears from the bigotsphere's nattering schedule?

Um, Retard? Maybe you should try some reading. Here's Somalis for Jesus:

Somalis For Jesus! condemns in the strongest terms possible the barbaric murder of Ali Mustaf Maka’il on September 7, 2006. Ali was shot and killed in Mogadishu by a militia member of the jihadist Union of Islamic Courts after he refused to join a Qur’an chanting crowd in response to the lunar eclipse.

Ali converted to the Christian faith eleven months ago and his killing is an attempt by the Taliban style jihadists to eliminate the Somali Christian community.


Powerful Muslim leaders in Somalia have repeatedly called their supporters to eradicate, to kill, to slaughter and to dispossess the Somali Christian community.

And here's the purported "Christian's" response:

Please don’t talk shit , that man deserves what happened to him , simply because having the bible in one hand , and a bread in the other hand , is not a correct thing ,! Kill Them , Kill them , Kill them , that is my massage,!

Comment by Abdirahman Dirie — July 11, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

Um... I don't really know what the hell to say. A Somali Christian blog reports on the murder of Muslim convert to Christianity, and this Abdirahman Dirie cat says "that man deserves what happened to him" and that "having the bible in one hand, and a bread in the other hand, is not a correct thing,!" [sic], and concludes by saying "Kill Them, Kill them, Kill them, that is my massage" [sic], and from this record Dave "Professor Science" concludes Dirie is actually... a Christian urging more murders of his fellow Christians?

The Bible/bread thing seems to be an old complaint about Christian missionaries who spread the word of Christ while giving out food and other essentials. In other words, it's unfair to proselytize to people who have no choice but to come to you for aid. They're a captive audience, as it were.


From this record Professor Science concludes "Gee, this guy celebrating the murder of Christians and urging the murders of all the rest of the Christians must himself be a rightwing neocon Christian of some odd variety!"

But that's sort of Professor Science's schtick. He's an obsessive about rightwingers coming to kill him in his sleep, but he mocks those concerned about real, organized terrorist groups numbering the tens of thousands as having some sort of psychological defect.

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, Professor Science.

PS: As noted in the sidebar, the FBI Terrorism Task Force is, in fact, investigating this case.

But I'm sure it's just their Christian Malcontents Squad.

Nieuwert, who believes the government is lying to him at every turn about its covert support or at least tacit acceptance of "right-wing" "Christian" Aryan supremacy groups, apparently takes all statements made by the police that there is no evidence of terrorism (as of yet!) at face value. Gold standard, baby.

Even More: BethW writes:

One tidbit that the brainiac (once you figure out his nickname, let us know, ok?) left out of his post is that the moronically departed's sister said that he couldn't have been a terrorist... because he was a good Muslim, and that's against their religion. So much for that "Somali Christian" angle he was working on...

Oh yeah, I forgot that.

Still, we certainly can't expect Professor Science to read much about a case before dashing off a screedy post. The limited information he had -- a guy praising the killing of a Muslim-apostate-turned-Christian by Muslim-apostate-turned-murderers -- should have sort of tipped him off, though.

I do mean this: He is, I think, a diagnosable obsessive. I'm using that term clinically. He cannot bear the thought of Muslim terrorists because it diverts his attention away from his bete noir, the Christian right, and how they're all coming to kill him.

He's also a douchebag of the first order but that just goes without saying.

digg this
posted by Ace at 04:28 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
m: "971 Just waiting for the coffee, and Krak Posted ..."

fluffy: "Last! See you wacky kids on the EMT. ..."

Miklos, current on currency: "How many bolivars to the pukka shell? Posted by ..."

JT: "Oh so close but around 30 short Posted by: Skip ..."

Skip: "Just waiting for the coffee, and Krak ..."

JT: "And at least now, everyone agrees it's autumn in t ..."

Skip: "Oh so close but around 30 short ..."

No One of Consequence: "Offering? Ace does have a tip jar. No idea what th ..."

m: "Offering? No idea what the Munuvian currency is, p ..."

Miklos, protocol advisor: "Should I bow? Do I need to make an offering? Po ..."

Skip: "Billions in crop damage in the Carolinas ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: "Any Catholics up in this hizzouse? Posted by: T ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64