Thursday, October 4, 2007

Braying A** Becomes High Priest

Girard's mimetic theory, if nothing else (and there is), teaches that the one accused has at that precise moment an enormous amount of prestigious power. That is, when the mob all turns its multitude of eyes upon their intended victim to kill or cast out, that one can, if he plays his cards right, turn that attention into the power of a newly ordained priest or king or shaman. The "lightning bolt" meant for him can be deftly bounced onto another: "No, he's the one to blame!"

Witness Dr. Omeish, the president of the Muslim American Society (MAS), who was forced to resign last week from his recently-appointed position on Virginia Governor Tim Kaine's immigration commission when videos featuring Omeish posted by Little Green Footballs and the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) were brought to the governor's attention.

Steve Emerson lays out the scenario of how Omeish used his "victim" power to become the mouthpiece of the primitive Sacred in this piece from The Investigative Project on Terrorism, “When Islamists Get Caught: MAS Edition”. It is worth reading in its entirety. And if you want the good Dr. Omeish's own word on it ...

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