And then there were two...
by Mark Steyn • June 3, 2009
Mohamed Elmasry, host of Canada's all-time record-breaking fundraiser, looks like he's even more Socks short of a drawer. If you're keeping score:
For his original case study on Maclean's and my "flagrant Islamophobia", there were five Sock Puppets.
By the time the suit was filed in Ontario, the Sock Puppet Five were a quartet: Ali Ahmed had gone missing.
Then Daniel Simard bailed and the Sock Puppet Four were reduced to the Sock Puppet Three - just Khurrum Awan and his fetching Sockettes.
Now, judging from this letter to The Toronto Star, Khurrum is down to his last Sockette. Muneeza Sheikh is strangely absent from the act, and it's now down to Khurrum Awan plus full supporting chorus of one: Socky and Cher.
The Muslim Sockernacle Choir is a very strange act: The same old song, but sung by fewer and fewer voices. Indeed, given that Mr Awan has spent the last year and a half saying the same thing over and over and over on stage, radio, TV and in print, you'd think he'd be a bit better at his shtick by now (see Blazing Cat Fur's review of his live performance).
As Scaramouche notes, today's plaintive whine is a reprise of their usual clubfooted sleight of hand. Mr Awan and Naseem Mithoowani complain:
Among other things, the articles imply that Islam condones sex with minors and animals, refer to Muslims as "sheep-shaggers" and allege that Muslims believe in drinking the blood of their enemies.
Well, if they've got a problem with the "implication" that Islam condones sex with minors they should work to get the Iranian, Saudi, Pakistani and many other Islamic marriage laws amended. "Sheep-shaggers"? Complain to the Ayatollah Khomeini's publishers. Blood drinking? Go argue the finer points with the prominent British Muslim Omar Brooks, who made the claim at Trinity College, Dublin. If Khurrum and Naseem seriously objected to any of the above, they'd take it up with their coreligionists. But what they really object to is non-Muslims even raising the subject.
We've been around this a zillion times, and my last word on ovine fornication and other critical issues can be found in Lights Out. But this little bit does seem to be new:
Ezra Levant accuses Canada's human rights commissions of censorship for investigating our hate-speech complaints about his publishing of cartoons depicting Muslims...
"Our" hate-speech complaints? Is that true? Did Khurrum Awan and Naseem Mithoowani file "human rights" complaints about The Western Standard? I wasn't aware of that. As readers may recall, I'm a little bit sweet on Naseem, and I'm sorry to see her stuck in her role as Tony Sockando's last remaining back-up singer. The key to the sock market is knowing when to get out.
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