Dhimmitude on Wall Street

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 12:26 pm by Neal

Writing at the corner, Mark Krikorian has this piece on Dhimmitude on Wall Street:

First there was Rushdie Rage, then Cartoon Rage, then Pope Rage — now we have Acronym Rage. Dhimmi Watch (the little brother of Jihad Watch) alerts us to this gem: The newly combined regulatory authority for the securities industry was going to be called — yes, you guessed it — the Security Industries Regulatory Authority. But then the perpetually outraged objected to the acronym, saying that SIRA sounded like the Arabic name for traditional biographies of Mohammed.

The Religion of Perpetual Outrage has a lot of work ahead of it. After all, the acronym finder shows lots of other groups named SIRA: the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association, the Southern Indiana Realtors Association, the Solar Imaging Radio Array, the Shipping Industry Reform Authority, the Southeast Idaho Recreation Alliance, Southern Indiana Radiological Associates, the Stein Institute for Research on Aging, the Section 115 Reform Act, and, of course, Selective Imidazoline Receptor Agonists. And don’t even get me started about the Memphis Educational Computer Connectivity Alliance or the Supportive Housing Initiative Act or the Southeastern Universities Research Association or the Academic Leadership Institute or the International Kirlian Research Association.

We must remember that the “perpetually outraged” are using any and every excuse to get us to bend to their will — to submit, and every submission feeds the fire and weakens our resolve.

If you’re interested, Krikorian includes links to many of the above organizations.

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