Since none of you guys bothers to send in submissions (no Hirsi Ali pun intended).
So it's on to the UK then.
It seems I'm not the only one who's kinda fed up with inflammatory comments these days. Scott Burgess gives one of his commenters an appropriate fisking:
'I thought this example held some interest, only because it so accurately reflects a couple of specific attitudes commonly voiced by many on the left; namely:
* That the mere reporting of the most blatant expressions of hatred from Islamist extremists and their apologists constitutes something approaching racism (we'll accept this as shorthand, given the commenter's reference to a "racial group", which Islam of course is not).
* That those who suggest that people who despise and loathe their country of residence might be happier in a society that better represents the values they hold are trying to "exclude all dissent".'
Which explains why I am a leftie no more, I might add. Having a heart is no excuse to stop thinking.
(Mind you, I use both hemispheres, although many of my friends would probably want to challenge the mere assumption that I'm capable of thinking at all.)