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More from the river of stupidity that is the Sydney Morning Herald's letters section, re. the Canberra bushfires, and how they are all the fault of John Howard, Dubya and the war against terror.....
(The SMH didn't print
my own response to this last moron, as I explained Howard toured the devastation,
talking to families all day, and giving an interview on practically every
news and current affairs program)
This disgraceful opinion piece by regular contributing idiot Faisal Bodi (who runs the kook website ummahnews.com) outlines the supposed persecution of British muslims in today's Britain. It shows the author of this hooey to be a paranoid, multiculturalist huckster of the first order.
Of course, there's a big "but" coming, and he's going to argue that a reasonable police action against a bunch of known fundamentalist cranks (which even Bodi has just acknowledged), is a sign of a creeping anti-muslim gulag state. It's an interesting challenge for a writer, and you can bet he'll construct it by using a) frequent changes of subject, b) pointless observations and c) unfounded allegations, and d) severely paranoid inductive reasoning. Let's see how he does it....
Quite an audacious beginning. In one paragraph he's;
- insinuated a war
against islam in Britain
And "inconceivable for any other faith"? News dude: the British police have been able to enter any place of worship they like for a long time now;
Contrary to some Muslim claims, there is no right of sanctuary in the UK - or on much of the continent either. Criminal sanctuary was abolished here in 1623. Under the law, police can enter a place of worship if a search warrant has been issued.
Bodi didn't mention this bit either;
Police consulted a wide range of informed people - including Muslim officers - before the raid. Officers wore covers over their shoes in respect of Muslim beliefs. Leaflets distributed at the nearby Finsbury Park tube station sought to reassure the community.
Instead of just getting on with the job, the police had to kow-tow to the muslim community and all but apologize for acting against islamist criminals. Oh yeah, this is some vicious anti-muslim campaign you got here Bodi.
In other words, the same laws apply now as applied a fortnight ago. The same laws that apply to non-muslims. And yet again, Bodi introduces cretinous rhetoric ("dirty war") which he cannot justify.
Let's see, the British Home Secretary says he will support police flush out terrorists in Britain. Truly the stuff of...um...nightmares or something. As fascist ideology goes, Mr. Bodi, this seems a tad anaemic.
By the way...have you noticed the way Bodi uses the word "allegedly" here? I'll get to that in a moment. There's a more stomach-churning passage to be dealt with for now;
Bodi reveals his true colours: a crazed islamist freak knifes a cop to death, but culpability lies not in the hands of the murderer, but in the hands of the government who - horror of horrors - are trying to rid Britain of precisely this brand of murderous psychos. A horrible breach, I'm sure, of all known hypersensitive multicultural protocols.
And it's somewhat odd that Bodi does not address the fact the legislation applies to all non-muslim Britons as well.
Here we go: Bodi uses the subject change here. Talking about "similarities" (which he cannot substantiate) with legislation used in another country thirty years previously against another group of people. Why waffle on about this curious historical "similarity" if there are so many cases of "repression" today, under the current laws?
And again, why is he mentioning this poorly-outlined, decades-old Irish example if there is so much repression against muslims in present-day Britain? Is Bodi so desperate to add some weight his feeble examples? It would certainly appear so from the rest of his article;
Bodi goes on the justify this ludicrous assertion with some typical snake-oil salesmanship;
You will notice the complete lack of the word "alleged" here. The discovery of ricin in the possession of muslims is alleged, and the stabbing of the now-very-dead police officer by a muslim is alleged. Both well-publicised cases, open to scrutiny by the press and defence lawyers.
Yet the hearsay claims of harassment of muslims by police is apparently gospel. Bodi does not seek an answer from police to these allegations, which is suspicious to say the least. He gives no details of his "acquaintance". No details are given as to the police explanation for these actions, only his friends allegation that "he was apprehended because his beard and north African-style identify him as a Muslim".
So this absurd hearsay is one of a whopping two examples Bodi uses as evidence of a war against muslims. Let's look at the other;
- allegations passed
off as fact
Bodi mumbles suspiciously against well-documented actions against muslims, yet - in an appalling display of race-huckster hypocrisy, he provides as evidence hearsay and conjecture which give us no reason to think them anything other than the political fabrications of Islamist loudmouths.
A pattern? Where are the examples, Bodi?
What, so you would have liked them to have been raided sooner? With less evidence for doing so? Isn't that what you've been complaining about? Given his interesting usage of the word "allegation", one wonders what kind of evidence would justify a raid to the likes of Bodi.
No doubt MI5 and Special Branch are breathlessly awaiting crime-expert Bodi's advice on investigation, evidence collection and arrest techniques.
Bodi builds his man-of-straw: Scotland Yard just said Abu Hamza didn't have anything to do with this raid. Odd, that a supposed dirty war against muslims would not target this fundamentalist, terrorist-sponsoring psychopath. The brit cops aren't doing a great job of upholding their anti-muslim fascist thug credentials are they? Hell, they didn't even arm the (now dead) cop they sent up against the nice, innocent, knife-wielding muslim.
Shock horror. Why on earth would they adopt such an attitude? Well, I'm no expert like Bodi, but I'll take a wild guess and say it might be something to do with people like this. It's surprising Bodi never mentions these nice islamofascist colleagues in his deceitful, "why do you hate us" sympathy-bilge. Wait, no it isn't. Bodi seems to think the existence and activities of terrorist-supporting Islamic clerics has nothing to do with the government's comparatively moderate anti-terrorist legislation.
How Bodi weeps for Abu Hamza. The cleric who aims "to remove the oppression created by man-made laws, so that the whole of mankind can enjoy the freedom, purity and justice of living under Allah's laws - the Shari'ah".
Hamza, who thinks the western democratic laws - which now protect him from a well deserved bullet in the head - are worthless, do not apply to him, and should not apply to any others.
Hamza, the avowed supporter of Al-Queda and the Taliban, who daydreams of exterminating the Jewish race, of imposing brutal sharia law on the whole earth, in which there would be no charity commissions, courts of secular law, and certainly no chance of there being a newspaper like The Guardian.
Now this fascist psychopath, this sewerpipe of humanity, is now the object of Faisal Bodi's loathsome weeping-party. The fact that this diseased, evil bastard lives free under democratic law despite the poison he spreads, is actually used to support Bodi's case for a war against muslims!
Goodness gracious. A cheque was referred to the police. Never mind that large bank transactions the world over are monitored in this same manner in all manner of criminal law protocols. Never mind the money wasn't confiscated. It was referred. Is there no end to the horror?
Bodi is quite right: the draconian legislation allows Abu Hamza to remain free to spread Islamofascist propaganda. Wait...that wasn't what you meant, was it Bodi?
Yet Bodi can provide only the feeble allegations shown above to support this apparent wave of racist arrests.
So, I guess there haven't been too many arrests after all, eh? Bodi seems reluctant to give any details to support his case.
As conspiracy paranoids go, Bodi takes some beating. If it was a dirty propaganda war, designed to boost support for the war in Iraq, wouldn't Special Branch manufacture pro-Saddam evidence and actually make a few charges stick? Wouldn't letting so many of them go, and letting a psycho like Abu Hamza spout so many non-Iraq ravings be somewhat counter-productive to this anti-muslim conspiracy? Eh Bodi?
<cue sound of crickets......>
That would be obvious, given that these characters and Hamza are still free to plot the overthrow of secular democracy. A commensurate response would be to use their balls for cocktail olives.
Here we go with the word "alleged" again. And poor Bodi really doesn't seem to know what he's arguing. We're supposed to believe two things;
a) the government
& police are waging a dirty, racist war of persecution against muslims,
Crikey, a regular Warsaw ghetto is in the making here.
Thanks for the lesson, oh noble one. Yes Bodi, the Brits hate muslims so much they can't even oppress them properly. If only they'd learn the techniques peace and tolerance practised by muslims themselves, then those democracy-worshiping limey wimps would learn a thing or two about organising a good pogrom.
This paragraph gets my early nomination for "the most vomit-inducing piece of hypocrisy to appear in a mainstream newspaper in 2003".
Fasial Bodi: sociopath, hypocrite, racist.
This also says as
much about The Guardian as you'll ever need to know.