Bloggers out there are beginning to see a pattern at these protests-of-the-week where seething Muslims take to the streets to vent their outrage (again) at the most recent slight against their faith. One protester who pops up over and over is really making a name for himself... literally. The right-wing blogosphere has taken to calling him Islamic Rage Boy. This would all be so funny if what this guy represents weren't so damn scary. Last year, IRB was in photos of violent protests that were carried out because the Pope quoted comments from a Byzantine emperor which insinuated that Islam is a violent faith (hmmmm).
Now, a year later, he has popped up again in news photos of protests against Salman Rushdie being granted a knighthood in Great Britain:
Wow! That is indeed a lot of rage. This guy is going to pop a seal if he doesn't pace himself. This is not the first time that the same people mysteriously pop up again and again in the bad news buffet that is the Muslim world. My other favorite example was the Lebanese woman who, during last summer's war between Israel and Hezbollah, apparently made some bad moving decisions because her house kept getting blown up. Here are photos taken of her on two separate occasions as she wails over her destroyed home:
The above photo was taken on July 22, 2006. Then, from what must be the unluckiest woman in the world, she is at it again on August 5, 2006:
Talk about your bad breaks. And then of course, there is the famous case of Green Helmet, a Lebanese rescue worker who seemed to be Johnny on the Spot in the aftermath of every Israeli bombing mission against Hezbollah terrorists who hid within the civilian population, and who had a penchant for carrying dead bodies in such a way that he was parading them as he transported them. He also must specialize in carrying dead children, because that is all he seemed to ever be photographed carrying... again, and again, again:
The odds makers are still betting that another war between Israel and some or all of the terrorist organizations in their midst (Hezbollah, Hamas, Fatah) is likely this summer. If the shooting begins again, I have no doubt that we will see more of this photographic chicanery. In the meantime, I will continue to look for new photos of Islamic Rage Boy. His rage is just so... ragealicious!
Good Day to You, Sir