So, if you are a Muslim, and you are also paranoid about a hypothetical anti-Muslim sentiment having been stirred up by previous Islamic violence, then you can get away with a whole lot these days:
A MUSLIM terror suspect who wounded a policeman in a gunfight escaped conviction on serious shooting charges after a judge found "anti-Muslim sentiment" made him fear for his safety
“I am not satisfied that he put the Browning in his pants because he was planning to shoot his arresting officers, rather he did so because he was concerned for his safety, and the state he was in brought about his illness, his concern that he was going to be arrested, and the climate of anti-Muslim feeling in the community at the time, he believed that he might be harmed by the police."
There you have it; in Oz it is legal for a Muslim to shoot policemen. That make you feel all sort of warm and fuzzy and multicultural?
Never heard of Sam Solomon, ex imam, before, but the strength of his conversion and the power of his witness for Christ could almost, almost but not quite, convert this confirmed atheist.
My complaint with this interview was Ezra. Now remember this, Ezra Levant is one of my great heroes, a doughty warrior in the cause of liberty, but here? I’m sorry, oftimes he preferred the sound of his own voice to Sam’s. Ezra has a habit of asking a question, rephrasing the question, and then rephrasing the rephrasing, all while preventing Sam from answering.
Still, this is stunning.
I have Christian friends I will be showing this to, especially one in particular, who runs a chapter of a Mission to the Muslims.
Six men in England have been arrested after two Qur’ans were burned and video of the Sept. 11 act was posted online.
Four men were arrested Wednesday and two men had been arrested Sept. 15 on "suspicion of stirring racial hatred," a Northumbria police press release said.
Police and Gateshead council issued a joint statement about the burning, saying it is not how most people in the town feel or act.
"The kind of behaviour displayed in this video is not at all representative of our community as a whole. Our community is one of mutual respect and we continue to work together with community leaders, residents and people of all faiths and beliefs to maintain good community relations," the statement said.
Arrested for what?
Look, we all know that (a tiny minority of extremists in) the Islamic community will go apeshit and get all punchy, hitty and burney, but so what? If that happens come down hard on the punchy hitty and burney types, not the free men going about their lawful business.
Whether I support or condemn the burning of a book is of no consequence, I sure as hell know we got a goddam right to incinerate any bloody book we wish. And the police, if they are doing their job, will bloody well protect us.
Who the fuck do these coppers think they are? And, as has been asked time and time again, what race is Islam?
Mutual respect? What bloody mutual respect? These people despise my most deeply cherished beliefs and are trampling them in the mud.
They regard my beliefs with contempt, so fine, until they change their attitude the feeling is mutual.
International Draw Big Mo Day? Absolutely. Been there, done that.
International Deny Allah Day? Yep.
International Deride The Sunnah Day? Now that would be easy peasy and make me a very happy boy.
International Burn The Koran Day? Um, no. Nope. Wrong message, wrong message completely. Pissing on it maybe? Now that would be the right message, although possibly a little crudely expressed, but burning it? No.
Much as I would love to burn a Koran as a statement of derision, book burning has all the wrong connotations and on the surface stands for just about all I loath.
What do you do when your viciously detained kidnap victims don’t want to leave?
The Obama administration would quickly send home six Algerians held at the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but for one problem: The men don’t want to go. Given the choice between repatriation and incarceration, the men choose Gitmo, according to their lawyers.
This is awesome; these guys need our support, any dollar, any penny, any cent, any shekel, dirham or euro (does the euro still exist?)
The most ambitious of the two plans has been devised by members of Israel’s NationalStudent Union, who this week announced their intention to set sail toward Turkey, in an effort to bring humanitarian aid to the “oppressed people of Turkish Kurdistan” and to members of the “Turkish Armenian minority.”
“We need three things to pull this part off,” he said. “Money, logistical support and balls – and we’ve got the last two things covered.
“But we feel that it’s important for us to show and remind the world that Turkey is not a righteous country, but a near-rogue state, and that we, the Israeli people, are not suckers.”
Lets help them show Erdogan is not the jolly Islamic Christian Democrat type he is painted. The Turkish government are Islamist thugs, lets show them up.
When the MSM ignores this, we won’t. Or at least, I won’t.
Muslim groups are demanding an apology from the British Army after it emerged that models of mosques are being erected on military firing ranges.
The chairman of the Bradford Council for Mosques (BMC) has called for the cut-outs to be removed immediately.
Seven replica mosques were erected on a range at Bellerby, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire to prepare soldiers for combat in Afghanistan.
The BMC said that the mosques were being used as a ‘symbol of danger’ and served to reinforce negative stereotypes of Muslims.
Of course none of these negative stereotypes have anything to do with Muslims blowing themselves up left right and centre. It’s all the fault of the kuffar innit?
And it was the Jooooos what done 9/11. Stands to reason innit.
Ishtiaq Ahmed of the BMC said: ‘We are hoping they will take immediate action to remove the structures in question and they also will be very quick to accept they have made a major blunder.
I think we shall take the “or else!” as implicit here.
‘Anyone looking at it will think about mosques and Muslims and think about them in a negative way.’
Well… I suspect that the British Army has a bit of a downer on the followers of that kiddie-fiddling false prophet of peace pieces without shooting at cardboard mosques. Perhaps related to seeing their Cpl reduced to the appearance of ASDA economy mince by an IED. Tends to annoy decent folks that does.
What angers me very much is that we are conditioning the young British to say that mosques are a place where you are going to find danger and a place to target and that is really disturbing.’
Well… When deranged bearded loons stop taking pot-shots from minarets at our squaddies let’s talk. Until then, fight the good fight in West Yorkshire. You could blow-up Emily Brontë’s house or something. Or (preferably) just fuck off.
‘We will be formally writing to the Army today and will be hoping an apology is issued to the Muslim Community.
‘We have been working alongside the Army in the last six months to help them recruit more soldiers from the Muslim Community.
‘Relationships between the Muslim Community and the Army are very fragile at the moment, and this seems like a silly thing for the Army to do.’
Saleem Khan, the chief executive of the BMC said: ‘They need to remove the structures without delay and apologise to the Muslim community‘.
Dr Nick (“Hi everybody!”) diagnoses a serious case of community-itis here. Do I need to add that Mr Khan can go fuck himself rectumnally (or autumnally*) with a crooked Abyssinian buggering-stick for all I doggingly care.
An MOD spokesman said the structures were ‘generic Eastern buildings’ and were not used as target practice.
He said the MOD had ‘no intention’ of causing offence and that the mosques were made to replicate the environment soldiers would face.
Well yeah… Afghanistan is officially an “Islamic Republic”** which means that when it comes to urban combat then mosques will be involved. I mean let’s face it we are not at war with the militant wing of the Methodists are we?
‘We have no intention of offending religious sensibilities.’
On the other hand I do. Fuck the beardie cunts with the greatest of all fuckulence. A musical interlude is called for whilst I gather my thoughts beyond (I hope) the blood-dimmed tide of epically Biblical slaughter…
A tip of the feline enumeration rod to RAB who reads the Daily Mail so I don’t have to.
I’m starting to get very Ellen Ripley now so I’d best stop before Barack has finished noshing on Vlad-the-Bad’s dishonourable member. How very dare the President of the USA treat the Russkies as equals! We won Barack. We won, you profound twat. Signed in Prague after you chucked the Poles and the Czechs under the bus over missile defence. You utter cunt Obama.
*Or any other season – I’m a liberal kinda guy.
**How many of our people have copped an unfortunate one to keep The Kharzi atop of his Empire of Dirt? How much blood and treasure has been expended by secular states to create an Islamic Republic?
"A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes," said Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection. "By having the phrase ‘In the Year of Our Lord,’ it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ."
Qureshi, who is Muslim, has led the charge to tweak the wording
Diversity is so wonderful we must abolish it. Especially the non Islamic bits.
Update: Thing is, if “The Year of Our Lord” is so unacceptable what is he doing attending a university named for a concept as repugnant to Islamic sensibilities as The Trinity?
Five Sydney men convicted of terrorism-related offences have been sentenced to maximum sentences ranging from 23 to 28 years in prison.
This week in Sydney:
SYDNEY’S Muslim community leaders last night condemned authorities over the conviction of five men under terrorism laws, describing their sentencing as a "travesty of justice".
Senior Muslim figures, including 10 imams and 20 community leaders, met privately at Lakemba Mosque before releasing a statement to The Australian late last night demanding police produce the evidence proving the criminal "intentions" of the men.
Hundreds gathered at the mosque in Sydney’s southwest to hear the outcome of the meeting.
Outside the mosque after the meeting, a group of young men pumped their fists in the air and accused ASIO of being "dogs".
The meeting was attended by Taj Din al-Hilali, formerly Australia’s most senior cleric.
Last night’s statement urged Australian Muslims "not to be afraid of being targeted" for their religion and promised the community would look after the families of those jailed.
A conference centre in The Hague has cancelled the launch of a book criticising Islam. The book launch was scheduled for Thursday at The World Forum, but was cancelled because the director of the venue does not believe he can guarantee the safety of his guests.
Well, there’s a bit of narcissism on my part, I’m not Geert at all. Here, in Queensland, it remains legal to express loathing for a loathsome belief system, although for how long remains to be seen.
So, what is it with the Wilders trial? Or pre trial hearing anyway?
Here we are, a formal determination on whether Sharia (Thou shalt not criticise Islam, kiddie fiddler Mo or Big Al) is the dominant legal system for the Dutch, whether freedom of opinion and expression exists in Holland, and it is being largely ignored by the Brit blogs I read.
The Trial of the Century has started.
That Geert Wilders is on trial at all is a scandal, so c’mon people, lets make a fuss about it.
The International Free Press Society has a list of all the usual suspects writing on this topic, doughty freedom fighters all:
I would like to make use of my right to speak for a few minutes.
Freedom is the most precious of all our attainments and the most vulnerable. People have devoted their lives to it and given their lives for it. Our freedom in this country is the outcome of centuries. It is the consequence of a history that knows no equal and has brought us to where we are now.
I believe with all my heart and soul that the freedom in the Netherlands is threatened. That what our heritage is, what generations could only dream about, that this freedom is no longer a given, no longer self-evident.
I devote my life to the defence of our freedom. I know what the risks are and I pay a price for it every day. I do not complain about it; it is my own decision. I see that as my duty and it is why I am standing here.
I know that the words I use are sometimes harsh, but they are never rash. It is not my intention to spare the ideology of conquest and destruction, but I am not any more out to offend people. I have nothing against Muslims. I have a problem with Islam and the Islamization of our country because Islam is at odds with freedom.
Future generations will wonder to themselves how we in 2010, in this place, in this room, earned our most precious attainment. Whether there is freedom in this debate for both parties and thus also for the critics of Islam, or that only one side of the discussion may be heard in the Netherlands? Whether freedom of speech in the Netherlands applies to everyone or only to a few? The answer to this is at once the answer to the question whether freedom still has a home in this country.
Freedom was never the property of a small group, but was always the heritage of us all. We are all blessed by it.
Lady Justice wears a blindfold, but she has splendid hearing. I hope that she hears the following sentences, loud and clear:
It is not only a right, but also the duty of free people to speak against every ideology that threatens freedom. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States was right: The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
I hope that the freedom of speech shall triumph in this trial.
In conclusion, Mister Speaker, judges of the court.
This trial is obviously about the freedom of speech. But this trial is also about the process of establishing the truth. Are the statements that I have made and the comparisons that I have taken, as cited in the summons, true? If something is true then can it still be punishable? This is why I urge you to not only submit to my request to hear witnesses and experts on the subject of freedom of speech. But I ask you explicitly to honour my request to hear witnesses and experts on the subject of Islam. I refer not only to Mister Jansen and Mister Admiraal, but also to the witness/experts from Israel, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Without these witnesses, I cannot defend myself properly and, in my opinion, this would not be an fair trial.
Fair trial? The only way this travesty can be rendered fair is to cancel it and for all involved to extend an apology to Meneer Wilders.
Daniel Finklestein has an article in the Times carrying on about the security services having kept an eye on Sam Wannamaker because the actor was a commie. Well, I do have sympathy with Dannys point of view (he thought it was justified) because although one could have been a Soviet sympathiser in the 30’s and 40’s and still been a decent person, naive maybe, but decent, by the 50‘s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s only someone utterly ignorant, callous or downright evil could have kept up that support.
However, that’s bye the bye. What I find fascinating is a comment by someone writing under the name ‘kev lax’
This is the second time Mr. Finklestein has rubbished the reputation of a respected leftist who is dead and unable to defend himself. Not long ago it was IF Stone, who I am sure would wipe the floor in any debate, written or spoken, with him. If the secret servces are doing their job they will be keeping their eye on Mr. Finklestein too. It’s obvious that his allegiances are with a foreign power( gve you a clue, it’s in the Middle East and has nukes–and it isn’t Iran).
Gee, who cares if Wannamaker could defend himself or not? I guess there are intelligent NAZI’s who could defend themselves, wouldn’t mean I wouldn’t despise them regardless. However, note the final sentence. Gosh, Daniel Finklestein is a JOOO!!!!! Shock. Horror. And as a JOOO he owes allegiance to the JOOO state!!!!
Of course Mr Finklestein’s religion has no bearing on the quality of his argument, so, here we have someone quite openly, on the website of the Times Newspaper and in the opening decade of the 21st century, defending the worst sort of lefty and being a gratuitous JOOO hater with it.
And he clearly doesn’t realise just how repugnant he is.
I think it’s time European Jews started holding their wealth in easily carried jewellery.
We have recently been having a bit of a discussion on a couple of threads with a bloke calling himself Locke. Now this gentleman comes across as a moral relativist, he doesn’t seen willing to take a stance on anything other than sticking to “Well mustn’t criticise, it’s their kulcha, innit?”
To me, an unwillingness to take a stand is tantamount to condoning. Refusal to condemn a contemptible practice is to allow it to flourish.
An example of his line, and no, I’m not taking it out of context. It means what it says:
we can’t in all honesty claim that our ideas are inherently superior to any other means of organising society.
To which my response is: I most certainly can, and I do.
I found this today, a little news item from Saudi, and I see similar time and again. As must anyone who actually takes note of the world around them:
A 10-year-old bride was returned last Sunday to her 80-year-old husband by her father who discovered her at the home of her aunt with whom she has been hiding for around 10 days.
My marriage is not against Shariah. It included the elements of acceptance and response by the father of the bride,” he said.
Well, yes. I am well aware that elderly men fucking ten year old girls is not against shariah, which is one of the many many reasons shariah is repugnant. Jesus, it isn’t even that it is isn’t against it. If you live your life by the Sunnah it is almost a sacrament, emulating the murderous old kiddie fucker himself.
Ah the hell with it, this isn’t just repugnant, it’s evil, and I really don’t give a toss whether you, or Locke, or the sodding Archwhatsit of Canterbury agree or disagree. If you can’t find it in your heart to call this, and the culture which spawns it, repulsive, then the hell with you too.
Moral relativism really is an evil philosophy. The racism of low expectations.
You have the right to analyse, criticise, judge, satirise, mock, lampoon and ridicule any belief and opinion to any extent you see fit, without let or hindrance. ‘Islamophobia’ is a fatuous and intellectually junk term whose combined purposes are to smear the target, deceive listeners and protect Islam from this critical analysis, placing it above all other belief systems in this society – a position to which it has no entitlement.
The sole legitimate role the state has in this matter is to ensure both your freedom to do this, and your security following.
Counting Cats (CC) was taken to task by several other commenters for being too squeamish and perhaps even morally neutral about who are the good guys and who are the bad guys here. While I don't share CC's reaction to the video, I rejoice in his (her?) existence. What kind of a world would it be if people like CC didn't exist or if they had to hide their views? Who knows, we might all be living in something akin to Somalia.
CC's civilized response is precisely why our military is a force for good in the world.