President Obama is a popular target for ISIS to mock, and in a recent magazine article, they’ve extended that “courtesy” to his wife as well. The article, published in “Dabiq” magazine and entitled “Slave girls or prostitutes,” claims that Michelle Obama would be worth about $40 as a “sex-slave.”
The article, written by ISIS spokesman Umm Sumayyah Al-Muhajira, discusses the importance of kidnapping women and children for sex slaves. At the close of his article, al-Muhajira writes, “And who knows, maybe Michelle Obama’s price won’t even exceed a third of a dīnār, and a third of a dīnār is too much for her!”
And, as one might expect, the right-wing not only agreed, but managed to put their own sick little spin on it, as well.
Right-wing extremists of a feather . . .
ISIS and the American right-wing agree on much more than the right is comfortable admitting. They agree on the treatment of women — one just needs to look at the culture that raised Josh Duggar to see that — but perhaps the most extreme example in recent memory is a clumsy photoshop of ISIS beheading the president shared by both right-wingers and ISIS alike.
And like the clumsy photoshop, the comment in “Dabiq” has garnered just as much support from the extremists on the right:
While reading these, it’s worth keeping in mind that these are your neighbors, your coworkers, and your relatives. They present themselves as good citizens and will be offended at the mere notion that they’re racist — however true it is.
Now they experience cognitive dissonance. Better late than never?
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