Just Islam or Just Islam

I guess the burning Obama effigy adds some to the context but enquiring minds do want to know … [h/t jason]

Afghans shout slogans during a protest in front of the parliament ...

Afghans shout slogans during a protest in front of the parliament building in Kabul October 25, 2009. Afghan police used fire to disrupt the protest by thousands of people in the capital Kabul on Sunday over a report of burning of a copy of Koran by foreign forces, witnesses said. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT RELIGION)

University students shout anti-U.S, NATO and Afghan government ...

University students shout anti-U.S, NATO and Afghan government slogans during a demonstration in front of the Afghan Parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. Hundreds of Afghans shouted anti-US, NATO and Afghan government slogans and burned effigy of the President Barack Obama during a rally to protest a rumor that U.S. forces had bombed a mosque and burned a copy of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, in nearby Wardak province in mid-October. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

Shut Down the NEH

Seriously!

In the list of horrible waste of tax-payer’s hard earned money exposed by Fox News, I saw this:

$50,000 to build a computer model of an ancient city in Pakistan complete with “animated and interactive ‘inhabitants’.

If history is our guide, it won’t be long before these inhabitants fall to radical ideologies and turn back on the NEH! Agent-based computing models are already rife with terrorists and terrorist-sympathizers. We know this.

I was curious, so I managed to actually track this grant down: Virtual Taxila: A Web-Accessible, Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE) of an Ancient Indian City by Daniel Michon.

This cannot end well.