Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Neener Neener Neener! You're More Medieval than Me!

Blog posts about how Westerners abuse "medieval" as a term of disapprobation for muslim extremists have become so common that I generally won't even note such things any more.

Here, though, is an interesting trend: America's muslim enemies turning the word "medieval" back around on America. Earlier this month I posted about Osama bin Laden's foray into medieval history, and now Iranian President Mahoud Ahmadinejad is accuing the United States of having a "medieval approach" and imposing a "master-servant relationship of the Medieval Age" in the Middle East.

Actually, this accusation that the United States is medieval isn't a new one, as David M. Perry noted nearly a year ago.

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