Update: See the transcripts below, since I'm pretty much convinced that these clips will disappear from You Tube at some point.
There are leftist elitist radical slobs like Samantha Power (see post below). And then there are warrior cultural heros like Ann Barnhardt.
I found these YouTube clips at one of my favorite websites, Seraphic Secret, posted on April 06, 2011. Here she is discussed at PajamasMedia.
I'm going to let Ann speak for herself. These are must-see videos. In the first one you will see Ann tearing into Senator Lindsey Graham (R, SC) for his ignorant comments about free speech and the recent Koran burning by the Florida pastor, Terry Jones.
Now you will see Barnhardt reading passages from the Koran, bookmarked with strips of bacon. After reading, she torches the offending pages, burns the entire book, and at the end says, "You want a piece of me?"--and gives her address. Wow. Simply wow.
Finally, if you can't get enough of her (I can't), here's an interview with Ann Barnhardt.
Transcript from clip one.
Hello, my name is Ann Barnhardt, and I’m apparently one of the very, very last people left in Western civilization who possesses any quantity of brains and balls simultaneously. I saw that Senator Lindsey Graham appeared on Face the Nation this morning and said the following when asked by Bob Schieffer if there was anything that could be done about Americans burning the Koran. Quote: “Yeah, I wish we could find some way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war. During World War II, you had limits on what you could say if it would inspire the enemy. Anytime we can push back here in America against actions like this that put our troops at risk, we ought to do it.” Unquote.
Lindsey Graham is a Republican, and if John McCain had been elected president in 2008, Lindsey Graham would be the attorney general of the United States today. Remember this as I go forward. Let’s take Graham’s words sentence by sentence.
First sentence. Quote: “Yeah, I wish we could find some way to hold people accountable.” Unquote. Hold people accountable? For what? For exercising their Constitutionally protected and divine right to freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and freedom of religion? Hey Jackass. Have you not read the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States? Here, let me read it for you. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or bridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government of redress of grievances.”
So what Lindsey Graham wants to do is elevate the totalitarian political system masquerading as a religion, called Islam, to a status that supersedes and overrides the First Amendment of the Constitution and thus places it in a position of specially protected legal superiority, wherein criticism of Islam or failure to show proper and sufficient deference and honor for Islamic texts is a crime. Hey Lindsey you Jackass. You know what that’s called? It’s called sharia. What the hell is wrong with you? I’m gonna burn a Koran here in a moment. Lindsey, why don’t you come and hold me accountable, player. Go ahead, have me arrested for exercising my First Amendment rights. Drag me before Congress and hold me to account. Do it. Nothing would make me happier. I would relish the opportunity to explain to you how exactly it is that we do things in the United States of America. If you want to pick a fight, sir, you go right ahead, but understand that if you pick a fight with me, the only way it ends is with you sobbing in the men’s room.
Next quote. “Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war.” Unquote. Free speech is a great idea? It is a bedrock principle of Western civilization and the United States. Individuals are free, sovereign agents. Individuals are not property or drones of the State. The government doesn’t tell the people what to think and say. The people tell the government what to think and say, through the mechanisms of representative republic governance under the Constitution. But what I suspect this really has to do with is intellectual snobbery and elitism. Lindsey Graham, you look at Terry Jones, and you see a redneck with a handlebar mustache who speaks with a southern drawl, without the benefit of a fancy Ivy League education. And you determine that a man like him cannot be trusted with his own personal, intellectual sovereignty under the First Amendment, and therefore you, in your superior intellectual state, have to reign him in. Listen Jackass, it doesn’t work that way. The First Amendment applies to all American citizens equally. It does not operate on a sliding scale based upon how expensive an education one receives, what one’s income is, or whether or not one is invited to tony soirees in Georgetown. But if that’s the game you want to play, that’s fine. If you want to go head to head with a person of intellectual parity, I’m your huckleberry. Come after me. Debate me. I stand foursquare with Terry Jones and am proud to do so.
Next sentence. Quote. “During World War II you had limits on what you could say if it would inspire the enemy.” Unquote. Lindsey, you Jackass. The only prohibitions on speech during World War II and all other wars pertained to speech which would give aid and comfort to the enemy, not speech which demoralized, discouraged, or degraded the enemy. Have you ever seen the WWII posters depicting the Japanese as “Japs” and the Nazis as bloodthirsty animals? Have you never seen the Warner Brothers cartoons? Yes, that’s right, “Loony Tunes,” produced during the war, that ruthlessly mocked and degraded the Germans, Italians, and Japanese? The informal prohibition on speech during the war was on speech that was defeatist or conciliatory towards the enemy, which is exactly what you are engaging in, you stupid, stupid Jackass.
Next sentence. Quote. “Anytime we can push back here in America against actions like this that put our troops at risk, we ought to do it.” Unquote. Push back? Since the free speech in question is by a loyal, law-abiding American citizen, against the sworn enemy of the United States and its Constitution, which is Islam, and you Senator Graham are talking about “pushing back,” using the force of the government of the United States, it sure sounds to me like you have decided that the United States government is aligned with Islam against the people of the United States, who do not show sufficient deference and respect for Islam. Senator Graham, you can take your dhimmitude and shove it up your ass. And don’t you dare accuse patriotic Americans, who are exercising their First Amendment rights, of putting our troops at risk. The only thing that is putting our troops at risk is the suicidal, defeatist rules of engagement which prevent our brave soldiers from actually fighting and defeating the enemy. You hang our boys out on the line in battle, and then you refuse to give them ammunition, refuse to allow them to engage the enemy without permission from a flipping attorney, and refuse to allow them to engage “civilians” while fighting a force that is 100% comprised of civilians. How dare you accuse us of putting our troops at risk.
Final quote. “So I look forward to working with Senator Kerry and Reid and others to condemn this, condemn violence all over the world based in the name of religion.” Unquote. I have just one question: What act of violence did Terry Jones or Ann Barnhardt perpetrate? Did we kill anyone? Did we assault anyone? Did we saw anyone’s head off? What act of violence did we perpetrate? How is burning paper with ink on it an act of violence? How is an object made of paper equivalent to the life of a human being? Are you honestly arguing that tearing and burning a book is equivalent to killing and beheading a human person? What is the matter with you? Do you know why we Christians don’t get too terribly upset about people who burn bibles or create horrific sacrilegious images using Christian symbols? Because we understand that a Bible can be reprinted and that an image is just an image. The image of a crucifix submerged in a jar of urine makes us sad, and sad not because we believe that it’s physically Jesus being drowned in urine. It makes us sad because of the implied hatefulness, misery, and despair of the artist who would do such a thing and the patrons who would applaud it. Christians don’t want to kill Robert Mapplethorpe while he was still alive. We wanted to pray for him so he would come to know God and be released from his obvious torment so that hopefully we can all be together in Heaven someday.
This is why we are burning the Koran: because it is the manifesto of an evil, totalitarian political system, and it enslaves human beings in a culture of misery, hopelessness, perversion, despair, true violence, and unnatural death. And if you weren’t such a monumental Jackass, Senator Graham, and didn’t spend all of your time kissing the ass of the very political system that would cut your throat in a heartbeat, maybe you would understand that.
Transcript from clip two:
Now, the main event. Here is my Koran. It is printed in English and Arabic, so it’s a completely legit, official Koran. I have bookmarked several passages, and, um, the passages I’ve bookmarked I’ve bookmarked with bacon, because raw bacon makes the best koranic bookmark. I’m just going to go through these in order, from front to back, and read them off, and then, um, once I’ve read them off, I will tear the page out of the Koran, put it in my fire bowl, and ignite it here.
First one, you might want to jot these down. Surah Two, Verse 191: “and fight the infidels wherever you find them, and expel them from the place where they turned you out from.” Evil, evil garbage [as she rips the page from the book], and it goes . . . up in flames. Go back to hell where you came from. And I’ll discard my bacon bookmark here [splat].
Next up, Surah Two, Verse 193: “fight them till idolatry comes to an end and the law of Allah prevails.” Evil. Pull that out. . . garbage. On fire. Burn baby, burn.
Next up, pull my bacon bookmark out. The smell is divine, by the way. Alright, we are in Surah Four, Verse 24: “also forbidden are married women, unless they are captives of war, such is the decree of Allah.” What this is talking about is who a man can or can’t have sex with, so what this is doing is that it is ratifying the rape of women captured in jihad. Let me read it again, this is Surah Four, 24: “also forbidden are married women, unless they are captives of war, such is the decree of Allah.” Well Allah is an evil son of a bitch, so he can go to hell. Next up is also within Four: 24: “then give those of these women you have enjoyed the agreed dower. It will not be sinful if you agree to something else by mutual consent after having settled the dowry. Allah is certainly all-knowing and all-wise.” What this verse is doing is it’s ratifying prostitution. If a man pays a woman a dower or a dowry or certain quantity of money, he can have sex with her, without obligation. And certainly Allah is all-knowing and all-wise because Allah is an evil son of a bitch. [and the bacon goes, “splat”]
Alright, next, onto Surah Four, 34. This is talking to a man, who, one of his many wives, will not have sex with him willingly. Surah Four, 34: “As to women you feel are averse, talk to them persuasively, then leave them alone in bed without molesting them. Then beat them, and go to bed with them when they are willing.” So this ratifies beating your wife if she won’t have sex with you. Evil, evil, evil. [lights the page on fire] And we’ll burn this, because that has no place in a civilized society.
Next up, let’s go to, this is Surah Five, 33: “the punishment for those who wage war against Allah and his prophet [who is Mohammed], and perpetrate disorders in the land, is to kill or crucify them, and have a hand on one side and foot on the other cut off.” Evil. [rip] Burn, burn, burn.
OK, pull my bookmark out [splat]. Next up, we’re in Surah Eight, 12: “and Allah said to the angels, ‘I am with you, go and strengthen the faithful. I shall fill the hearts of infidels with terror, so smite them on their necks, and every joint, and incapacitate them.” This is the call to the beheading the infidels, this is where that all comes from. [rip] And it’s evil, so we will burn that. Back to hell where you came from. [another bacon bookmark goes “splat]
And let’s see now, what do we have next, we have, ah, Surah Nine—Surah Nine, Verse 5, this is the big one: “but when these months, prohibited for fighting are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive or besiege them, and lie in wait for them at every likely place." [rip—and her smoke alarm goes off]
Next up, still in wonderful Surah Nine [splat], Verse 29: “fight those People of the Book who do not believe.” By the way, Judeo-Christians, that’s us, People of the Book. “Fight those People of the Book who do not believe in Allah and the last day. Do not prohibit what Allah and his apostle have forbidden, nor accept divine law, until all of them pay the [Jizyah] tax in submission.” Evil [rip]. I’m paying no frickin’ tax. Burn, burn, burn.
Next up, [splat] still in good old Surah Nine, Verse 80: “whether you plead forgiveness for them or not, Allah will not forgive them, even though you plead seventy times. For they disbelieved in Allah and his apostle, and Allah does not show transgressors the way.” Evil. [rip, burn]
Next up, we’re still un Surah Nine [splat], Verse 123: “Oh believers, murder the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you.” Really. [rip] Yeah, go to hell. There you go.
Now we are in Surah Thirteen, Verse 42 [splat]: “surely those who had gone before them did deceive, for Allah is all-deceiving, for he has knowledge of what each does.” This is calling God a deceiver and a liar, which implies that, really, Allah’s true identity is Satan. [rip] And I think we can all agree to that. Go back to hell, Allah, from whence you came. [burn]
Next up. Surah Twenty-three, [splat] Verse 1: “The true believers will be successful who are humble in their service, who shun all frivolities, who strive for betterment, who guard their sex, except from their wives and women-slaves of old.” This ratifies, um, concubines. Evil. [rip] And we’ll burn that.
Next up, Surah Forty-seven [splat], Verse 4: “So when you clash with the unbelievers, smite their necks until you overpower them, then hold them in bondage.” [rip] Yeah, I’d like to see you try. [burn] There we go.
Next up, Surah Fifty-two [splat], Verse 24. This goes to man-boy sex, which is highly prized in Islam. “And young boys, like pearls within their shells, will go round.” Uh, there’s all kinds of verses about this [rip]. It’s twisted. [burn] And I’ll be writing an essay on homosexuality and homosexual pedophilia and heterosexual pedophilia within Islam very, very shortly. Because it’s a cultural norm.
[splat] Next up is Surah Fifty-six, Verse 17. “Boys of never-ending bloom will pass round to them cups and decanters.” Never-ending bloom means, never-ending pubescence, and that’s what the Muslim man is taught to find sexually attractive [rip], is pre-pubescent and pubescent boys. [burn] It’s truly, truly disgusting. Most boys in Islamic culture do not escape their childhood without being anally and orally raped—by men. And they, in turn, perpetuate the cycle of sexual abuse. And most men in Islamic cultures are homosexual/homosexual pedophiles.
Now to Surah Sixty-five [splat], Verse 4: Divorce. “As for your women who have lost hope of menstruation and in case you have doubt, the prescribed period of waiting for them is three months, as also for those who have not menstruated yet.” What this is doing is ratifying sex with pre-pubescent girls. Let me read it again. “As for your women who have lost hope of menstruation [that would be older women], and in case you have a doubt, the prescribed period of waiting for them is three months, as also for those who have not menstruated yet.” So this is ratifying sex with girls who are under 12 [rip], 13 years old. Which is evil, [burn] there is no other word for that, it’s evil. So we’ll burn that.
And then finally, last citation here, is Surah Seventy-six [splat goes the bacon for one last time], Verse 19: “And boys of everlasting youth will go about attending them. Looking at them, you would think that they were pearls dispersed.” [rip] Again, young boys, as sex objects. Disgusting. [burn] Filthy, evil, satanic, disgusting. The whole thing, front to back. I just picked out a few, every single page has something like that. There’s either ratification of rape, ratification of sex with boys, or violence, violence, violence—kill, maim, behead, show no mercy, blah, blah, blah. This [holds up the Koran] is evil. Evil, evil garbage. [rips off the cover] And it will be a cold day in hell before I bow down to this crap. [burns the cover]
I would encourage all of you out there watching who share my feelings to do something similar. Because we have to make a stand right here and right now. We can’t wait around for 20 years, we can’t wait around a generation for our kids to fight this war for us. This war is on us right here and right now. Either we make our stand right here, or it’s over. Burn a Koran. Put it on You Tube. Show the world that we are not gonna back down. Backing down is not what Christianity is about. There’s a reason why the church on earth is called the Church Militant. OK? You can come after me, if you want, boys. You come after me. That’s fine. I have no problem laying down my life, for my fellow Americans, for my fellow human beings, and for the Church. I have no problem with that. Come and get it. But I’m not going to lay down. That is not what Christ commands. There are times when we have to fight. We fight evil, we fight the evil in the world, and this crap is evil.
My name is Ann Barnhardt, I live at 9175 Cornbreast Circle, 80124, in Lone Tree, Colorado. Anybody who wants a piece of me is more than welcome to come and get it. That goes for Lindsey Graham, anyone in the government who thinks that this is a crime, or any Muslims who would like to come and get a piece of me. I’ve had enough of this crap. I’m not gonna bow, I’m not gonna submit to Islam, ever. Ever.