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Farris Hassan's Day Off


Farris Hassan is a 16-year old Floridian.  He has Iraqi parents, but cannot speak Arabic.  Heís not Muslim.  His parents had given him a princely sum (to me, for a 16-year-old at least), of more than $900.  He used this money to experiment in "immersion journalism" by travelling to Iraq.  His mother, a psychologist, thinks that what he did was dangerous and insane.  But, her son is well, and has been deposited at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad by the 101st Airborne Division.


"I have heard some of my conservative brethren decry Master Hassanís adventure as liberalism gone awry.  His mother said that he thinks himself as an "ambassador of democracy" to the world.  Letís analyze that notion for a moment."


I have heard some of my conservative brethren decry Master Hassanís adventure as liberalism gone awry.  His mother said that he thinks himself as an "ambassador of democracy" to the world.  Letís analyze that notion for a moment.  We know empirically that most Iraqi Americans are positively in love with our President and his liberation of their country from the evil tyranny of Saddam Hussein.  Instead of taking the America-hating journalistsí word of the "dire" Iraq situation,  Master Hassan boards an airplane with money he could have spent on an iPod, plus 500 songs from iTunes, and goes to see for himself.

He sees the roughness over there when he argues with a Kuwaiti cab driver (Hassan initially landed in Kuwait) over a $100 fare.  He has difficulty ordering food from a restaurant because of the language barrier.  Then he finds his way to a mosque, where he is not kidnapped, he is not tortured, he is instead engaged in lively conversation, for hours, with Iraqi Muslims, who neither intended nor did him any harm.


"I cannot applaud Farris Hassanís stealthy departure.  He owes honor and obedience to his parents and should not have left without their advance consent.  And without that consent, he ought not to have gone at all.  Nonetheless, I admire the young manís desire to seek and acquire the truth."


I cannot applaud Farris Hassanís stealthy departure.  He owes honor and obedience to his parents and should not have left without their advance consent.  And without that consent, he ought not to have gone at all.  Nonetheless, I admire the young manís desire to seek and acquire the truth.  And it is that manifest desire that convinces me that this young man is not a liberal.  From censoring prayer (especially Christian prayer), to "political correctness," to Air America personalities staging beatdowns of people with different world views, to people who try to squelch Ann Coulter with acts of assault and battery, liberals constantly display their hostility to the truth, especially any truth that contradicts their party line.

I have a gut feeling that Farris Hassan is a conservative -- at least one in the making.  It would not surprise me in the least if, one day, he joins us pundits and becomes another voice for truth and reason and goodness.  I truly hope that I have this prediction right.


UPDATED:

Sure enough, I was right.  Leave it to Michelle Malkin to get the scoop:

Quoting Master Hassan:

"There is a struggle in Iraq between good and evil, between those striving for freedom and liberty and those striving for death and destruction," he wrote.

"Those terrorists are not human but pure evil. For their goals to be thwarted, decent individuals must answer justiceís call for help. Unfortunately altruism is always in short supply. Not enough are willing to set aside the material ambitions of this transient world, put morality first, and risk their lives for the cause of humanity. So I will."

Michelle writes at:
http://michellemalkin.com/archives/004182.htm

Oh, and Super Fun Power Hour stole my article title!  :-)