Anchorage Assembly member and radio talk show ringleader, Amy Demboski, was recently accused of calling Big Lake electrician Gregory Jones a terrorist. She refuses to apologize for her comments. Well, good on you Amy.
Sure, you posted a link on your Facebook page that said he was connected to a terrorist organization called Jamaat ul-Fuqra, or was it Jaish-e-Mohammed? It was something like that, but facts are unimportant in our post-Trumpian world. We’re too busy making America great again to get tangled up with facts. The “news” link went on to say that this secret Muslim terrorist organization was stockpiling weapons in a secret Muslim compound, and preparing for a secret Muslim takeover.
I’m not sure how a secret takeover works. Armed takeovers are, by their nature, a pretty in-your-face activity, but, again, let’s not get too enamored with those pesky fact thingies.
And sure, Mr. Jones says the only organization he is involved with is The Muslims of the Americas; a group that promotes cultural bridge-building and interfaith communication. Well, that’s a pretty obvious dodge. I mean, if you were a terrorist wouldn’t you say something like that? Really, Mr. Jones. Don’t try to reason with us. It should be obvious that approach won’t get much traction.
All Ms. Demboski was saying was that these reports raise some concerns, and those concerns should be looked into. The fact that this information came from the Clarion Project, an organization that’s been discredited by the Southern Poverty Law Center, should be of no concern at all. Everyone knows the Southern Poverty Law Center is an agenda driven cabal too enamored with the truth to appreciate the nuanced tones of PTSD (Post Trump Societal Dystopia).
Did Amy (I hope I may call you Amy) ever call Gregory Jones a terrorist? No! Did she ever say he was waging a Jihad against mom, apple pie, and NASCAR? No! All she said was we should look into the allegations. And perhaps try to find the compound. By the way, it’s best to go compound hunting in the dark so no one will know what you’re up to. To assure anonymity throw a sheet over yourself, and light your way with a cross. Nothing to apologize for here.
So again, good on you, Amy Demboski. And let me be the first to say I don’t for one minute buy the allegations that you are a member of a pedophilia cult engaging in slavery and human sacrifice. Okay, you may be associated with a group that is associated with a book that has passages in it like: “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.” (Numbers 31:1-18). And then there’s: “…if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant … If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed … If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.” (Exodus 21:7-10).
Okay, so the pedophilia and slavery stuff seem to be just laying there, but that doesn’t mean you endorse that sort of thing. Does it? I mean, it’s not like we should look into anything. Should we? By the way, how many weapons do you have in your
compound house? I’m just asking.
And then there’s all this about human sacrifice. I mean really. So there may be a few passages like: “Take your son, your only son – yes, Isaac, whom you love so much – and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will point out to you.” (Genesis 22:1-18). And: “On you he will sacrifice the priests from the pagan shrines who come here to burn incense, and human bones will be burned on you.“ (1 Kings 13:1-2 NLT). And: “Consecrate to me every first-born that opens the womb among Israelites, both man and beast, for it belongs to me.” (Exodus 13:2).
As everyone knows “consecrate” means light-em-up.
Well, I for one don’t see anything suspicious here. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. And while some of these beliefs might prevent Ms. Demboski from presenting the invocation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough meetings, they shouldn’t be misconstrued into anything nefarious. Should they?
I really think the honorable Amy Demboski would be the first to say that people should not be persecuted for their beliefs. Or that taking quotes out of context is the coward’s argument. I’m sure she would also say that making convoluted connections to make a political point is destructive to the national dialectic. I’m also pretty sure that in her upbringing she was taught that the ethical thing to do is apologize when you have purposefully or inadvertently wronged someone. Wasn’t she?