Well, it's taken awhile, but some bloggers from the Other Side have finally sat up and officially taken notice of our humble little website here.
A pro-Muslim, pro-Jihad blog here in Malaysia had this to say about Pedestrian Infidel last week. It was originally written and posted in Malay, so here's the English translation (the translation is of the red text at the top of the source page--the rest is unimportant):
…I am here to tell you that I have found one blog, Pedestrian Infidel, that has been created to promote the idea of destroying Islam on earth. The contents (of this blog) are tremendously outrageous. It’s full of racism and hatred.That last paragraph refers to one of our allies, Malaysian Chinese blogger Maobi. It's nice to know that we've been included in such good company.
There are columns (on this blog) talking about our country Malaysia, about controversial issues like Lina Joy.
These are people who I think we should seriously ignore. They have admitted that they are loyal Christians and Jews. They have said bad things about Nabi ('prophet') Muhammad and Allah, but they are not actually religious themselves. These are the same sort of people who have pre-marital sex and kill people all the time.
They use religion to spread their hatred to others. This blog is very dangerous because it will destroy the morals and beliefs of the Islamic people.
They are very intelligently questioning what is happening in the Islamic world today. They are questioning the call of jihad from Allah against the infidels and a lot of more problems which face the Islamic people.
I am begging to all of you to protect our lives against these people or whatever happens to Islam.
I am also wanted to introduce to you all one blog which was created by one of our own, a Malaysian who happens be Chinese. It will shock you and make you angry when you read it.
Frankly, I find this hysteria about us hilarious and mind-numbing--but I usually feel that way when I read about the Muslims and their, um, unique viewpoints.
So, I have the following to say in response to our Muslim blogger counterparts:
- We're not racist, and furthermore, Islam is not a race. I dare anyone to find even one racist sentiment that has even been written by the PI team.
- Nobody on the PI team is actually Jewish. We are, of course, proud supporters of the State of Israel and the Jewish people in general. So, I guess to the cerebrally-challenged Muslim mind, this means we're Jews.
- Informing others as to the true nature of Islam isn't 'hatred', no matter how much Muslims may shriek otherwise. And our arguments against Islam have always been based primarily on sweet reason, not religion.
If you have the time, look at the comment threads at the end of this pro-Muslim post. Avenging Apostate and yours truly get into a little comment duel with these people. Mr. Apostate himself should have some more to say about that in the near future.