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The Regressive Left

Legal Insurrection:

A Paris-based publishing house has revised its decision to publish a French version of the German bestseller “Der Islamische Faschismus” (The Islamic Fascism). Written by German-Egyptian author Hamed Abdel-Samad, the book was due to hit the French bookstores in September. Piranha Edition reportedly changed its mind after this month’s ISIS-inspired terror attack in Nice that killed 84 people and injured more than 300.

You can't criticize Muslims; they'll kill you!

Saying anything remotely negative about Islam in the Muslim world is a certain death sentence. The police and the judicial system don't need to get involved. The halaal neighbours will do the deed.

But now, this wretched censorship is afflicting the Western world. 

Given the almost omnipresent threat of violence inside the Muslim majority countries, we can give up on our hopes of hearing any substantial criticism of Islamist theology from within the Muslim World. But what is happening to Muslim dissenters in the West is no less sinister. The violent campaign to shut down any opposition in the Muslim World is complimented in the West by the activism of the Left.

Yes, that "progressive" Left.

Nothing could be more ironic than a publisher refusing to publish a book titled “Is Islam a form of Fascism?” having being deterred by the fear of organised violence and death. The tragic case of Hamed Abdel-Samad’s book in France is another milestone in Europe’s piecemeal surrender to Radical Islam.

Importing Arabia

What I wrote on June 17, 2016:

I would spend part of my university summers breaks in Saudi Arabia. My siblings there still had to attend school in May and June. One day my mom asked me to go out and escort my younger brother from his bus stop. I was a bit confused since that was just two blocks away. Basically, a two-minutes walk if you're lazy.

My mom explained that some Arab kids use my nine-years-old Pakistani brother as target practice. They throw stones at him. If Muslims treat their own coreligionists with such compassion and tolerance, then the infidels are royally fucked.

The news on July 29, 2016:

The yobs confronted the 20-year-old and her 11-year-old sister and subjected them to a tirade of sickening verbal abuse.

The victims were then spat at and pelted with stones before they managed to escape and raise the alarm.

Both sustained minor injuries in the mindless attack in the German town of Meckenheim.

Altering their geography from the Middle East to the middle of Europe didn't change their barbaric behaviour. This is a harsh truth that most in the West will learn the hard way.

The fruits of die-versity

Sunday Express:

Anette Walden lived on the same street as Ansbach suicide bomber Mohammad Daleel and grew to know him well after her voluntary work supporting refugees in the area.

The school teacher said after Daleel had an operation on an injured arm she visited him in his hostel to help feed him.

The naive German woman nourished a poisonous snake.

Syrian refugee, Daleel carried out a suicide attack at a music festival on Sunday (July 24) injuring 15 people and it has since been reported by Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann that he had left behind a video pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Some people learn the hard way.

Ms Walden added: “Personally, I just told my friend; everybody needs to go back home."

Make Denmark Great Again

The Local:

A high-ranking Danish People’s Party MP came under fire on Thursday for his proposal to ban all immigration from ‘Muslim countries’ for a period of 4-6 years.

I disagree with him as well. The ban should be permanent.

The proposal has been likened by some critics to the one made by US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who also argued that such measures were necessary “until the country’s representatives can figure out what the Hell is going on.”

Common sense = Savagery

UK Express:

In an astonishingly savage tirade the country’s leader Viktor Orban described the EU elite as serial “failures” and openly goaded struggling western European nations, describing them as “stagnated and incapable of change”.

The hardline Prime Minister called for a radical overhaul of the European project, decrying the growing loss of sovereignty to Brussels as a disaster and “one of the greatest threats in Europe today”.

And he issued a stunning rebuke to Mrs Merkel on migration, blaming recent terror attacks on the mass influx of refugees and saying Hungary no longer looked up to its near neighbour as a paragon of stability and common sense.

[Emphasis mine.]

Muslims have slaughtered over hundreds of innocent Europeans in the last few years. I doubt the media printed "savage" in that context. Of course, that word is definitely appropriate when a Western leader stands up against Islamic barbarism, the Euro elite and globalism.

Oh Canada

The Financial Post:

The Alberta wildfires torched the Canadian economy in May, which saw the GDP contract by 0.6 per cent — the country’s deepest one-month decline in more than seven years.

On Friday, Statistics Canada’s latest reading for real gross domestic product revealed the extent of the economic damage caused by the blaze that roared through the heart of oilsands country.

The solution is simple. We need to buy more local oil.

Hot Lesbians for Canada

Do it for Canada!

Inviting evil

The Mirror:

The 19-year-olds were arrested in the towns of Puch bei Hallein and Thalgau, close to the murder scene in the Austrian city of Salzburg.

According to a report by the Salzburg Nachrichten , the victim was a Serbian national who worked as a toilet cleaner at the Salzburg railway station who had befriended the two young men, who have not been named, and invited them back to his house.

They killed the innocent man who had invited evil into his home.

The Syrian was caught after he was arrested in Germany on 13th July at the border railway station of Freilassing and he was deported back to Austria.

While processing the paperwork, police realised that he was wearing the victim’s clothes.

Both of the men have confessed to the crime, according to the police who said that when the Syrian was asked why he was wearing the clothes of his victim, he reportedly said: "I don't see why I should not, I washed them before I put them on."

These men deserve death.

Where's the fainting couch!

The first full-fledged female superhero movie is coming out next year. Some SJWs are unhappy. The actress who plays Wonder Woman is an Israeli Jew Zionist. Not to mention, she was an enlisted soldier in the IDF for two years. Oh, the poor, Muslim Arabs. 

OPPRESSOR = Bad, evil, villain, bad.

OPPRESSED = Good, sweet, nice, good.

According to the SJW equations, Gal Gadot is an evil, Jewish, supervillain. I like her.

Oil sands lesbians

Global News:

An Alberta pro-oil sands group is apologizing for a controversial advertisement that’s received heavy criticism. Canada Oil Sands Community founder Robbie Picard posted any apology on the group’s Facebook page which includes “It was not my intent of demeaning women or any people of any sexual orientation.”

Picard’s apology stems from the group releasing an advertisement that has been dubbed the ‘hot lesbians’ ad.

Hot Lesbians

The oil sands group did make a mistake: they apologized.

Sophisticated stupidity

Muslim Girl: Beyoncé’s Appropriation of Um Kalthoum is an Orientalist Nightmare.

Western appropriation of MENA and Asian culture is offensive because of the long history of imperialism and colonization inflicted on that region. The same West which constantly marginalizes and discriminates against Arabs and Asians for their cultural and religious practices, is the same West that finds it “trendy” to rock a bindi, participate in color runs, or use classical Arabic music in a exotic performance. To have control over how an entire region is depicted and understood by the rest of the world speaks to the nature of the White imperialism. The constant othering and marginalization of Arabs highlights the West’s dominance over the region. Appropriating what suits their commercial or political needs, while leaving behind the entire essence of the culture, just furthers the Western fantasy that the Middle East is a foreign land waiting to be claimed.

Hatred and projection

Muslims in Pakistan are nourished on hatred. Hatred for the "occupying" Indians in Kashmir, hatred for the Jews and their tiny nation, hatred for the Americans who fight the true and pure Muslims, hatred for the infidels everywhere.

In fact, in their minds, non-Muslims are utterly deprave and wretched; they are incapable of good, moral behaviour and charity towards Muslims. For you see, infidels hate Muslims and they're out to keep the followers of Islam under their heels. This means that every act by a non-Muslim person or a nation is suspect. The narrative is simple: infidels are evil.

So, when young, naive, generous and kind non-Muslims travel to Islamic lands and use their precious time to provide polio vaccines for kids, the Muslims, of course, come up with a diabolical motive. The vaccines are not for eradicating polio but merely an excuse for making the kids infertile! Don't you see: the Muslim population growth rate far exceeds the rate for infidels. This "vaccine" is just their genius plan to limit the numbers of the moral Muslims of the world.

For Muslims, what's the logical answer to these altruistic people who want to vaccinate children? Death threats.

The state of Iran

It's good to see the Iranians cracking down on wicked, treacherous criminals:

Iran's fundamentalist regime arrested 150 boys and girls for attending a mixed-gender birthday party near the capital Tehran, the regime’s local police commander said on Monday.

The arrests took place at an overnight party in a garden in the vicinity of Islamshahr, south-west of Tehran, according to Colonel Mohsen Khancherli, the regime's police commander for the west of Tehran Province.

A birthday party with boys and girls? Totally not cool.

Wishing death to entire nations? Perfectly okay.

The Beginning of the End of the EU

Thank God for Brexit:

Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed that no matter how bad terrorism or the migrant crisis gets, the European Union (EU) will never give up on open borders. The European Commission president said terrorism could be countered with better intelligence-sharing between member states.

Let's invite millions of people who loath the West. Some of whom have actually murdered innocents and more death and carnage is forthcoming. No matter, open borders and globalism is too precious to give up. This colossally asinine attitude only accelerates the fall of the EU and also guarantees the rise of nationalist political power.

Delicious diversity

Muslim Girl:

Ilmfest is a festival held in many different cities from all over with keynote lectures, live performances, interviews, and talent shows. It is meant to engage the Muslim community. It is also supposed to be engaging to both male and female Muslims.


In a tale as old as time, the whole debacle originated when a woman voiced her grievances with the lack of female speakers attending the event on the Ilmfest 2016 Facebook page.

The slow-death-SJW-virus has spread to Muslim women.

Once again, instead of listening to the issues that actually matter to women, their voices were overshadowed with comments such as:

“All the female speakers are staying home making their husbands sandwiches, as they get more good deeds for doing that. You should use them as role models and do the same!”

(Laughs.) Stay home bitches. Allah commands it!

A lot of backlash to the feminist from Muslim men and women:

In reference to many stating they wouldn’t be attending the event due to the lack of female representation, comments such as, “Thank you for letting us know you won’t be attending. I’m sure this event will be a million times better without these feminists complaining instead of saying Alhamdullilah,” literally began to flood the feed.

The SJW girl is upset:

I find that whenever a Muslim woman begins to speak up about her rights, Muslim men stand up without hesitation reciting verses of how men and women were created differently with specific roles to each gender.

Excellent. Instead of trying to mold Islam, perhaps, you should simply leave it. I have a feeling you aren't going to take this elegant and sensible advice.

The more diverse an organization or workplace, the more successful the environment, and the greater possibility it strengthens groups. That is what the Muslim Ummah needs right now – diversity.

I approve: bring on the die-versity.

Suicide bomb attack in Germany

UK Express:

Police say up to 12 other people were injured in the blast in Ansbach, near Nuremberg, three of them critically. Ansbach's mayor Carda Seidel said the inferno was caused by an explosive device. The horrifying incident occurred at 10.30pm local time at Eugen's Weinstube in the city’s old town. The man has been killed is the suicide bomber and the explosive device he was carrying went off accidentally, according to police.

It could have been more lethal:

The nearby Ansbach Open Music Festival has been cancelled as a result of the blast, with around 2,500 people rushed to safety. Unconfirmed reports claim a man with a rucksack was denied entry to the festival shortly before the explosion ripped through the popular night spot, which is just three miles away from a US military base.

I'm guessing he was a Buddhist, lone wolf, white, NRA member?

Germany accepted over 1 million refugees last year. This year, the forecast is over 1.5 million. Why are the Germans so eager to commit collective suicide?


And it's islam

The suicide bomber was a Syrian.

The Age of Terror

Gates of Vienna:

After the axe attack on the train in Würzburg, a number of German citizens — most, if not all of them, women — have expressed their disappointment that the security police were unable to stop the perpetrator without killing him. The most prominent critic of the police in this regard was Renate Künast, a politician for the Green Party.

The obligatory mocking follows:


What would make the Germans believe such a thing?

A vast majority of Germans believe terrorism will soon strike Germany, with 77 percent fearing an attack will take place in the near future, according to a new survey.

CTV News has video footage of the man who started the shooting outside of a McDonald's:

A manhunt was underway Friday for a shooter or shooters who opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich, killing six people and wounding others, police and media reports said. The city transit system shut down and police asked people to stay inside their homes and otherwise avoid public places.

Vox Popoli:

Sounds like the Amish are getting out of control again.

Au contraire: he's likely a Buddhist, lone wolf, white, NRA member.


Munich police chief Hubertus Andraes says the victims wounded in the Munich attack include youths, children.

Andraes declined to elaborate. Police say 10 people were killed, including the suspect, in the shooting in the Bavarian capital.

Sixteen people were injured, including three serious and 13 not serious. Investigators believe the shooter, an 18-year-old German-Iranian, killed himself and appears to have acted alone.

From Iran? Well, there's a 0.6% chance that he's not a Muslim ...

And its muslims

Comedy gold

Nouha Zaabab:

As Muslims, it’s our duty to always, always, stand on the the side of the oppressed. We are charged with continuing the legacy of our Prophet (pbuh), and that duty manifests when we stand against injustice; thus, it is imperative that American Muslims support #BlackLivesMatter. Frankly, the systematic abuse of a people is a hideous crime that should not be tolerated by all walks of life, regardless of race, color, or religion, but especially so in Islam.

Have you ever seen such an utter lack of self-awareness? Islam is dripping with hatred for non-Muslims (especially Jews) but this Muslim completely ignores that history. All this just to be besties with "oppressed" blacks.

By the way, over 90% of murdered blacks in America are killed by other ... blacks.


Mental infidels

The Local from Germany:

Senior figures in the church had already called at the end of May for Islam classes to become compulsory at schools.

The head of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, said that religious education was the best way to immunize Muslim youths against the dangers of Islamist fundamentalism.

Germany to Muslims: Ignore the 1400 years of Islamic conquest and carnage. Islam really is a religion of peace. Honest!

Sensible Sonia

Frank Chung:

WAS Sonia Kruger right?

Like it or not, a lot of people certainly seem to think so. The Today Extra host has been subjected to an outpouring of abuse in the wake of her controversial comments on Monday calling for a ban on Muslim immigration.


Kruger was responding to a piece by News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt highlighting the link between Muslim immigration and terrorism. “We are fools not to change our own immigration policies to protect ourselves,” Bolt wrote.

Kruger said she wanted a ban on Muslim immigration because she wants to “feel safe”.

Eventually, that's how most Western politicians will frame their immigration positions: You can have Muslims (death) or you can have a civilization (life).

Most will agree with Sonia Kruger.

Sweet sweet socialism

Isn't this just lovely:

Starting today, most Canadian families with children under 18 can expect to see a bigger child benefit payment, as money starts flowing in one of the most ambitious social policies to be implemented in Canada in decades.

The Canadian government debt: $1,300,000,000,000.

Under the new CCB, families with children under the age of six will receive as much as $6,400 per child per year. Families with kids between six and 17 will receive a maximum of $5,400 annually under the new plan.

Thanks to Prime Minister Zoolander that debt is going to increase by a significant amount in the foreseeable future. Debt is one issue; the tax system is another.

We have a progressive income tax system in Canada. Let's take a look at two simple examples:

  1. If you make $1,000 per month in Ontario, then your entire income tax for the year will be approx. $180. This means your income tax rate is 1.5%.
  2. If you make $100,000 per month in Ontario, then your entire income tax for the year will be approx. $606,166. This amounts to an income tax rate of 50.5%.

The people who are "poor" are already getting the benefits of a generous and progressive income tax system. But now, in addition to being half-slaves of the state, the rich have to fork over more money to pay for poor families. (Who do you think is going to pay even higher taxes in the future for the additional debt?)

On the same topic, here's a timely video by Dennis Prager:

Won't you feel sorry for the poor Muslim girl?

Halaal girl:

People are getting used to seeing brown, bearded, and headscarved people go through extra barriers to get on a plane. Even we, ourselves, are getting used to the rationale of Islamophobia and are starting to accept the ridiculous security hurdles we are subjected to as a consequence of “global Islamic terrorism.”

Now, even though I have yet to be kicked off of a plane, I have the great pleasure of being on a government blacklist, the Secondary Security Screening Selection (SSSS) list.

That's like, two times worse than Nazis. Anyway, let's start the count.

As a frequent traveler, I became accustomed to the violence that comes with being on the SSSS list, yet realized that many people are still completely unaware of what it entails. Given the drastic increase in harassment and forced removal of Muslim and Middle-Eastern appearing individuals from planes, I want to highlight the lesser-known violences we are enduring at the hands of airport security – the ritualized, swallow your pride, and don’t-you-dare-resist torment of airport security.

Two so far.

I realized that it didn’t matter whether it was my religion, skin color, national origin, politics, or whatever other illegitimate reason they use to legitimatize this violence. The psychological torment that comes with traveling is guaranteed for those targeted by the U.S. security apparatus, particularly for Muslim women who are already conditioned to accept state violence.


This systematization of Islamophobic violence is no coincidence.

You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means.

Total count: Five.

She believes in a diabolical religion that glorifies war against non-Muslims, allows sex slaves, stones adulterers, hangs homosexuals and sanctions death for those who dare to leave the filthy ideology.

Yet, here she is, crying like a hypocritical, deceitful, little bitch over the ridiculous security hassles she has to go through -- the catalyst for which was a dark day in September 2001. That was violence.

The Religion That Must Not Be Named

France again:

An eight-year-old girl is fighting for her life after a mum and her three daughters were reportedly stabbed in a French holiday resort for being 'scantily dressed'.

Probably a Buddhist, lone wolf, white, NRA member.

The 37-year-old man, who is said to be of Moroccan origin, has since been arrested following the incident at around 10am local time (9am UK time) this morning.

99% of Moroccans follow the same religion.

Local prosecutor Raphael Balland told the AFP news agency: "The motive of the attack is very blurred."

It's like an Agatha Christie novel: The Mystery of the Motive.

It's islam

Fictional terror postponed

Movies can't keep up with real life horror.

The action thriller Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba, has been pulled from French cinemas following the Nice truck attack.


The film’s original planned release in the UK and Germany was postponed earlier this year, from February and March respectively, in light of the November attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people. It was eventually released in the UK in April and in Germany last month.

That's the present state of Europe where a movie about terrorism keeps getting pushed back because Muslims are spoiling the plot by bringing real death and carnage.

Ban Assault Axes

The Sun:

MORE than 20 people are said to have been hurt after a man went on a violent rampage with an axe.

The assailant is reported to have gone around attacking people on a train in Germany, according to local media.

The time for sensible axe control is over. Ban them!


And it's islam

An Afghan teenage refugee:

Unconfirmed reports assailant shouted 'Allahu Akbar' in suspected Islamist attack in Wurzburg, southern Germany. Authorities have now announced that the attacker was shot dead by cops as he attempted to flee the scene.

Vox Popoli:

Europe should not only refuse to accept any refugees, children or adult, it should send all of them back to their native lands. What happens to them there is not going to be as bad as what is going to happen to them in Germany and France, two nations not historically known for their gentle treatment of invaders.

This is something that is completely missing from the majority Muslim mindset. They hate infidels. The result: Orlando, Nice and now Wurzburg.

When the infidels of the West got angry in the past, the result was Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today, the West is capable of turning the entire Islamic world into a smooth sheet of radioactive glass. The Muslims, in their never-ending stupidity and malice, keep pushing towards that horrifying future.

Islam: the crazy religion

Straight from the Quran:

A Muslim scholar has suggested that the hugely popular Pokemon go is prohibited by Islam.

Abbas Shuman, who is deputy head of the Al-Azhar Islamic institution, said the game was a ‘harmful mania’ which was similar to drinking alcohol.

Most religions: certain actions are immoral. Everything else is okay.

Islam: certain actions are allowed. Everything else is prohibited.

Won't you feel sorry for the poor Muslims?


Inside the ghettos, Muslims are fed up with being blamed for the violence of others because of a shared religion.

The reporter talked to a group of young Muslims in France. Here is what one had to say:

“How are we supposed to know? Look at the problem here, it is lack of money, lack of jobs, no hope for young people, that’s the reason why they are so fed up, so angry. Leave religion aside for a minute, unless the government starts doing something about this, the problems will continue.”

Yeah, ignore Islam; just look at the poverty and hopelessness. 

Two points:

  1. Why is it that other non-Muslim poor people in France and abroad don't go on wicked rampages and slaughter dozens of innocents?
  2. How does this "poverty is the real issue" account for Osama bin Laden and the nineteen hijackers who definitely weren't poor? What could inspire literal millionaires to plan the death and carnage of 9/11?

It is Islam.

Bernard Cazeneuve, the interior minister, has appealed for young volunteers to join the security service reserves, saying: “I want to call on the French patriots, who wish to do so, to join this operational reserve.”

The young men jeered at the idea. “Do you know how the police and security people behave after there there is an attack like the one the other night? They come like an army of occupation, they start being heavy, questioning everyone,” complained Marouanne.

The French police question the coreligionists of the terrorist!!??

That's just evil.

Qandeel Baloch banned forever

Qandeel Baloch

That's Qandeel Baloch.

She was in a mostly-Punjabi-language music video which was released in early July:

Two things about the video:

  1. It's atrocious.
  2. How is she not dead!

You see, Qandeel Baloch is from Pakistan. I was surprised that nobody had murdered the attention whore. Maybe, things in Pakistan are improving. Perhaps, people are becoming more libera--

Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her brother in an apparent 'honour killing' in the province of Punjab, police say.

Some things never change.

Run Erdogan Run!

In early July:

Turkey is willing to grant citizenship to Syrian refugees, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, in a controversial announcement that will raise questions over his commitment to halt the migration flow to Europe.

Now in mid-July

Turkey's military says armed forces have "fully taken control" of the country, but Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the attempted coup will be put down. President Tayyip Erdogan, whose whereabouts are not being disclosed by his office, has issued a FaceTime message declaring that he is returning to the country.

Sure. My guess? The turkey will be moving in his "retirement" villa in a quiet Western country.

Damn! Erdogan is still in power. Was the coup just a smokescreen?

World War M


French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday that the country was “faced with a war” after a suspected Islamist extremist attack in the southern city of Nice a day earlier that left at least 84 people dead.

That's true.

"Times have changed, and France is going to have to live with terrorism, and we must face this together and show our collective sangfroid," he said.

"Live with terrorism"? Tell that to the 84 people who were slaughtered in Nice on July 14.

Message to French P.M.: One doesn't "live with" this evil. One has to fight and eradicate it. You can do that, at least, within French borders. If you don't have the sense and the balls to do it, then the next Prime Minister will.

Ban Assault Trucks

CBC News:

Dozens of people were killed in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday when a truck plowed into crowds watching a fireworks display on France's Bastille Day national holiday, the mayor said on Twitter.​

French TV channel BFM TV said at least 30 people were killed as a crowd was celebrating.

The driver went on for a few kilometers before he was shot dead.

I've thought about the same since September 11, 2001:

Why do the people of the West continue to put up with this? At what point will they realize they are at war and the enemy is in their midst?

A biological, chemical or nuclear attack which results in massive death and carnage on a scale greater than 9/11.

Update 1: A brief video shows the dead and injured.

Update 2:

And it's evil

The meaning of terror

In Minneapolis, Minnesota:

The men starting jostling with each other and yelling things that were hard to understand. At least five other cars were driving recklessly through the narrow streets, setting off bottle rockets, their passengers hanging off of the door frames, some even riding on the hood, yelling, “Jihad!”

They ran over some neighbors’ lawns and reportedly beat up one resident’s dog.

“Do you know Shariah law?” one of the older men in robes yelled at Penskey.

Having lived overseas, Penskey knew about Shariah law and its rules for man-woman relationships and Muslim-non-Muslim relationships. “Yes,” she said, walking back toward her garage.

“We can kidnap you and rape you!” the men shouted back at her.

Where were the cops?

Police took up to three hours to arrive. The dispatchers told Penskey they didn’t have enough officers on duty to confront 20 or more men. The police did periodic drive-bys to monitor the situation. When they did show up, the worst offenders were gone.

What's the local media doing?

The local newspaper, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, has ignored the incident. And only one TV station, KSTP Channel 5, has covered it. “And so now it’s being said that it’s all being made up. It wasn’t made up; this happened,” Layer said. “Why it was only being reported on Channel 5, I don’t know.”

It's easy to maintain the Narrative when one can simply not report the ugly truth.

“People are too afraid of the backlash, and that’s why people are afraid to say something,” Penske said. “If you do, you’ll either get a backlash or be called a bigot.”