Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Bono: Islamic Aggression 'Real and Grave' Threat...

Media Silent.

By Richard Newcomb

The press loves to headline celebrities who speak out against President Bush, the war against Islamic fundamentalism and anything else that falls in with the media's favorite storylines. How will they report it when a celebrity does not hew to the accepted partyline? Bono, frontman of the music group U2, is about to find out.

Bono is one of the few celebrities for whom I confess to some admiration. His efforts for Africa, unlike many other celebrities, appear to be honest and he has shown himself to be unconcerned with who helps him, as shown by his workings together with President Bush- a state of affairs that would be anathema to most of his fellow celebrities.

Now comes evidence that Bono also understands the threat posed by Islamic fundamentalists such as al-Qaeda, and his courage to call evil by it's name. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Bono said of the Islamic fundamentalists:

"I want to be very, very clear, however: I understand and agree with the analysis of the problem. There is an imminent threat. It manifested itself on 9/11. It's real and grave. It is as serious a threat as Stalinism and National Socialism were. Let's not pretend it isn't."



  1. I don’t know how many of you, if any, signed up to start an ACT! for America Chapter. I received my package yesterday. I signed it & mailed it back already.

    I am tired of reading about the progress of the global jihad everyday and feeling helpless about it. Tooling around the blogosphere is informative. Anyone interested in doing some grassroots anti-jihadist organizing with possibility of making some real progress against jihad ought to form or join an ACT chapter.


  2. USorThem

    Indeed. I recieve emails via Briggite Gabriel. I've not yet signed up, but plan to. Thanks for being on the good side of the fight.