The Most Fanciful Thing I Have Read Today

Conservatives were all over Keith Ellison for his comments about 9/11.  While I think that many of the arguments by 9/11 "truthers" are scientifically bankrupt, I kind of respect the general lack of trust and respect for the government that their skepticism stems from.  And as to Ellison's comments about impeaching the vice-president, I can't imagine anything I would enjoy more than watching Congress tie itself up for months impeaching a largely irrelevant office holder.

However, I thought this was pretty fanciful:

You'll always find this Muslim standing up for your right to be atheists
all you want," Ellison, the first Muslim to serve in Congress, said in a speech to more than 100 atheists at the Southdale Library in Edina. . . .

Does anyone really think that if they showed up at the Tehran airport tomorrow proclaiming that "I'm an atheist - let's be pals" that they would be treated with respect?  If I made up a list of countries not to visit as an atheist, 15th Century Spain would be first, but my guess is that several modern Islamic countries would crack the top 10.

  • Mark

    He said "this Muslim." Looks as though he was talking about himself.

  • Craig

    "Truthers" may not trust the government on matters of national security, but I bet most of them trust the government to give them medical care, education, retirement benefits, etc., etc.

  • http://www.scottthong.wordpress.com Scott

    By declaring that he supports the right of people to be atheists, he might as well go to a madrassa in Pakistan or Saudi Arabia and proclaim: "This apostate infidel..." because that's what the hardcores will immediately view him as.