New Cover Boy for Islamic Terrorism

Look out, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.  A new terrorist cover boy is on the block to steal your thunder.  He’s young, he’s hip, he’s Americanized, and he’s on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.

What were the editors of Rolling Stone magazine thinking when they decided to place a stylized photo of 19 year-old Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of its magazine?  The title of the story is “Jahar’s World” and the caption under the cover photo poses the rhetorical question:  “How a Popular, Promising Student was Failed by His Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster.”

Rolling Stone is famous for placing glammed-photos of monsters on its cover page and ruining the careers of innocent people.  Charles Manson and Gen. McChrystal come to mind.  How do young, impressionable teenagers become monsters?  Well, they start by listening to the kind of heavy metal music Rolling Stone promotes, for one thing.  They listen to cult culture fanatics like Charles Manson (or Islamic culture icons like Osama Bin Laden) and try to emulate them.

They do drugs.  They commit and try to justify violence.  They embrace social justice.  They blame society for all their problems.  They blame their teachers.  They blame big corporations.  They blame Western civilization (with help from their communist professors).  They learn how to make bombs, just like Bill Ayers and company did a generation ago.

Civilized society is outraged that this killer’s photo is on the cover of the magazine.  Retailers and newsstands are refusing to sell the magazine.  Consumers are talking about boycotting the advertisers.  Rolling Stone claims that the article is critical, journalistic piece.  But with a glammed up photo of Tsarnaev, a semi-sympathetic caption underneath leading to the conclusion that it was someone else’s fault that Tsarnaev killed people, and an article entitled, “Jahar’s World,” it’s not likely RS is going to hold the killer to account but make excuses for him.

Meanwhile, teenie girls’ hearts are throbbing over his picture.  Teenage girls are not the best judges of character (witness Trayvon Martin GF Rachel Jeantel, who couldn’t read the cursively written letter to Martin’s mother about his death).  A few years ago, the raggedy scarfs worn by Palestinian terrorists were all the fashion with hip, teenage girls.  These are girls who were reading Tiger Beat magazine when they were 11 and 12. 

Who’s next for Rolling Stone’s cover?  Trayvon Martin (or has he already been there?  I’m not a reader of RS)?  Or perhaps George Zimmerman, whom the black world, at least, considers a monster?  What would happen to the stores that sell RS if George Zimmerman’s picture wound up on the cover?  We know the answer:  they’d be firebombed.  There’d be riots in the streets and ritual magazine burnings.

Rolling Stone is supposed to be an entertainment magazine (if you happen to consider heavy metal rock “entertainment”), not a political journal.  But then, neither is Playboy Magazine and they supposedly publish relevant articles about current events (whether anyone bothers to read them is another matter).  RS is known for controversy, which is what rock n’ roll is all about, so it shouldn’t be surprising that yet another monster has made the cover of their magazine.

Rolling Stone didn’t care that Charles Manson killed people when they featured him on their cover, essentially idolizing him.  Why would RS care that Dzokhar Tsarnaev has? 

 

 

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