March for Science defends ISIS?

As ‘Marginalized People’ From Alex Berezow at American Council for Science and Health:

Today, the official March for Science Twitter account criticized the Trump Administration for bombing ISIS, claiming that the gigantic bomb we dropped on the terrorists is an “example of how science is weaponized against marginalized people.”

After being mocked on Twitter, they deleted it. Unfortunately for them, Todd Myers of the Washington Policy Center screen capped it. And just like a latent herpes infection, screen caps live forever.

ISIS terrorists brutally murder anyone, including other Muslims, who do not share their perverted worldview. They behead “infidels” and oppress women. Actually, “oppression” isn’t even close to the right word for it. According to The Independent, ISIS extremists rape little girls and burn women alive. They whip and stone disobedient women. The women who submit to this horrifying reality aren’t even allowed to leave the house without a male relative. Life under the Islamic State is literally a living hell for women. More.

The bomb may be a terrible policy idea; debate rages about Hiroshima (1945) today. But is defending ISIS, widely associated with executing gays and women who have sex outside marriage, a good way to convince people to think about the problems of science?

The March is  shaping up to be quite an event: Acting out against the real world settling in.

See also: Nature advises scientists concerned about March for Science’s “special interests”: Shout louder. Unfortunately, campus fascists have cornered the market on shouting louder.


Marchin’, marchin’ for Science (Hint: the problems are back at your desk, not out in the streets)

  • Makes perfect sense in their world. See 50 Shades of Green

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If ISIS adopted an environmentally friendly and more LGBT+ inclusive form of Islam, the left couldn’t even speak against them on ANY level.

  • jt

    Hollywood has such a hate on for Trump there being blinded y that hate and showing support for Isis.

  • tom_billesley

    MOAB is being talked up in the media. However, the atomic bombs dropped in 1945 are three orders of magnitude greater than MOAB. That’s explosive powers of 16,000 and 20,000 tons TNT equivalent compared with 11 tons TNT equivalent. Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.