Monday, February 27, 2006

Irving Shows Some Scary Insight

Yep, he is actually a Left Winger and so is Hitler. And he likes the Guardian too. [Hat Tip: Talleyrand]
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For My Russian Speaking Friends


Otherwise find a Russian friend of your own and get them to translate it for you. Worth it.
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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Good Morning From Keith

Keith must have been reading something other than Jyllands-Posten this morning...
- Ben Ze'ev
It's 5 in the morning and I'm into the third coffee of the day. Lots to do this weekend but an hour or two reading newspapers first seemed like a good idea.
Nope--madness lies in that direction.


Headlines:

"Global warming the biggest worry, Clinton tells forum "
Former American president Bill Clinton told 600 of New Zealand's top business people their greatest worry in the world was global warming.
Not a looming recession. Not a tax system which steals from the productive and gives to parasites. Nope, that damned .0001% rise in average temperatures is some places. Maybe.
"Tamahori ordered to clean-up Hollywood "
Is that clean up as in: pick up the garbage or clean up as in exterminate self-absorbed lefty moral relativist film makers who can't bring themselves to say anything good about their own culture? Is there a difference?

Air NZ to slash almost 500 more jobs as profit plummets ››
Never mind the mortgage payments--see Bill's advice.

Teachers: Report card ban challenged (by New South Wales government)
Heaven forbid that parents should be allowed to know how their kids are doing--report cards would let them know how their teachers are doing too and we couldn't possibly allow that.

Village flooded by manure
Sounds like Bill Clinton is visiting there too.

9.46pm President 'leading Uganda poll'
Amazing.

Killing of Jew 'not anti-Semitic'HE calls himself the "Brain of the Barbarians". But France's most wanted man, gang leader Youssef Fofana, has denied accusations anti-Semitism motivated the kidnapping, torture and killing of Ilan Halimi, a Parisian Jew.Not amazing.

Turtle lost at sea
Riiight......

£150m teenage pregnancy failureI knew IVF was expensive, but 150 mil?

Beijing warns cardinalChina has warned the newly-appointed Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong, a leading critic of Beijing, not to mix religion with politics.
But it's apparently ok to mix politics with religion.

Blair to create minister for social exclusion
words fail me.

-Keith

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Friday, February 24, 2006

Blasphemy Law in Action: German Dhimmitude / Talleyrand's Lazy Butt Kicked




Insane. The German blasphemy laws that is, not the poor anti-dhimmi on the wrong end of them. I have for some time now wanted to see the entire Koran printed on toilet paper. Looks like someone had a similar idea.

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - A German court on Thursday convicted a businessman of insulting Islam by printing the word "Koran" on toilet paper and offering it to mosques.
The 61-year-old man, identified only as Manfred van H., was given a one-year jail sentence, suspended for five years, and ordered to complete 300 hours of community service, a district court in the western German town of Luedinghausen ruled.
Here is a recent debate on freedom of speech and offence laws at Silent Running involving yours truly. Pitch in. Talleyrand, this means you ! (And lets see some articles too!)

[Update: 24/2/2006] The butt kicking worked beautifully. Talleyrand may be many things, but it will be a while before I call him lazy again. Here is a sample of his Napoleonic-era Gallic genius:

Irving is scum but he should be freed.
Austria, Belgium, Czech Rebublic, France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Switzerland all have laws against denial of the Shoah. Is this a good idea?
I could give some purely practical objections of course.Firstly, court cases like this provide the majority of all of Irving’s publicity, and he gets free worldwide airtime for weeks everytime some new action against him is started. Secondly, of course these laws don’t stop holocaust denial, they just push it underground. Thirdly, as Ben Ze’ev points out, these laws in fact fuel conspiracy theories about the Jews. Fourthly, in most of the countries that ban such speech, it is primarily a way of merely avoiding embarassment about their history. Fifthly, when you ban books like Hitler’s Mein Kampf, you in fact make it more difficult for anyone to actually understand what happened, i.e. you reduce historical comprehension by covering over history.

And then of course in the current situation, the ban is most annoying: the reason the Iranian newspaper called for a cartoon competition on the holocaust was because they knew that by calling attention to this subject, they could all have a laugh at the European’s claim to be supporters of free speech. They are trying to say, look, if you guys believe in free speech, then
why is it that suddenly we aren’t allowed to say certain things when it is about the Jews? Sounds like a) a conspiracy b) like you guys are hypocrits when you go on about freedom of speech.

Free speech is worth recommending to all of the above countries, speech that would include even the right to make quite wild-sounding claims about certain historical events. These countries mess around much more with free speech (and even with speech on the internet) than
one is generally aware of. The reason you see people like Chomsky also supporting the right of holocaust deniers for example is that he knows that the kind of speech in which he engages (calling every President since WWII a war criminal) is possible only in a society that radically supports freedom of speech. The left relies on this freedom just as much as the right: in how many countries in the world could you imagine someone running a film nationwide basically slandering the President for 2 hours in the runup to an election? And yet Michael Moore was able to do this without retribution in the US. And then even sit in the Republican get-together in NY in the weeks before the election with a shit-eating grin on his face. And what happened to him? He made a lot of money. That’s the kind of freedom of expression that we believe in, and it is a freedom of expression that all sides of politics get something out of.
Of course, Tony, the people of Austria or France or whatever have the right to decide that they want to live in a land without radical freedom of speech, but our job here is to tell them why we think they should change their minds…
Talleyrand's next challenge:

SEND SOME FUCKING ARTICLES TO SIX DAYS !!!
Or I will publish that film of you, Dominique de Villepin and the donkey...
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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Antidote

This is one way to deal with the grim tone of the previous article... Yes, the tragicomic tradition at Six Days continues, and we have had a few too many heavy articles of late ! So:

First of all, sometimes it takes a purple Hell-cow called Reginald to tell it like it is. (Assisted by a cute, sign-waving Hell-slug) Turn up the sound, and do not play this one at work ! [Hat Tip: Silent Running]

Secondly:



(I recognise Miss Piggy, Porky Pig and Piglet, but who the heck is the pig on the left, anyway? Does anyone know?)

Then there is this.

As has now been well established by the Western press, five months ago a vicious right-wing propaganda rag in Denmark, possibly edited by a cryogenically preserved Nazi collaborator, sought specifically to denigrate Islam by commissioning a series of unspeakably horrible caricatures that baselessly portrayed Islam as having a tendency towards violence and intolerance.

Now, Muslims are not normally a people to congregate in mass protest and burn flags, hurl stones or break things. But this unprovoked act of cultural aggression (coming, as it did, out of the blue and occurring in Islam’s heartland, Denmark) was simply too much to take. Therefore, after five months of consideration, it was decided to make an exception for this case, and spontaneous protests broke out.

So it’s settled then. Had not the Jyllands-Posten newspaper committed its unforgivable violation of Sharia law, everything would be peaceful in the world. What we have here is a clear case of direct cause and effect, well isolated. That’s why the protestors targeted their anger narrowly at the newspaper in question and did not use the occasion to let loose a general pogrom of anti-Western, anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, anti-American and anti-Moderate rioting.

Oh wait, now that I think about it, that’s exactly what happened. After a suspicious pause that lasted longer than Joe Biden’s first set of hair plugs, the offended masses erupted in anger at the newspaper, Danish foods, the Prime Minister of Denmark, all the rest of Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, the principle of Free Speech, Israel, the Red Cross, the European Union, Christian churches, their own governments, Catholic Priests, the United States, Christian children, Ronald McDonald, and (of course) Kentucky Fried Chicken.

What? The United States cannot be on that list! Our brave State Department, always at the tip of any retreating spear, issued a condemnation of the cartoons and declared that free speech carries with it the responsibility not to say anything controversial. Plus, 99% of America’s media refused to even show the cartoons without more pixilation than they would provide for a daytime broadcast of “Caligula, The Larry Flynt Cut.”

Read it all. Go on.You know you want to...

Meanwhile, I need not remind you of this! I for one found the tune rather catchy, and was quite disappointed that it ended just before a rather sweet, female vocal piece, also partly in Italian. Yes, am still a sucker for that stuff... Imagine then my joy at finding the entire song, lyrics and all! Alas, no self-beating mullah, just the finest Europop beat, in English and Italian with the Rumanian word "haiduk" thrown in for good measure. Yes, I have been blogging to it. Got a better soundtrack? Send me the link!

Finally, if you read the Ashura link you will notice some belligirence towards a thankfully long passed St Valentine's day. Well, someone out there has decided that some quid pro quo is in order. I wonder if the Muslims will think of a lame arse reason to ban March 20 too. Even better if it falls on some Shia Imam's martyrdom day, or Ramalamadingdong or Eid-al-Goatfuck or something...

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More from Keith: Title Edited


The Greatest Weakness
It is notably ironic, a tragedy of classical proportions: the greatness of the West is such that only we ourselves can do ourselves in, and we appear to have collectively decided to do so. To Talleyrand: any discussion of Western strategy should start here. As I said in the previous article, this is our greatest, and possibly only problem. I am reminded of Bismah in the Hindu epic tale Mahabharata. Bismah, a noble warrior blessed by the Gods is given the gift of choosing the moment of his own death. He is thus unbeatable in battle. Finally, at the entreaties of his enemies the Pandava whom he admires, Bismah agrees to be killed on the battlefield the next day. Arjuna, the Pandava archer takes advantage of the opportunity and brings the old man down. The allegory is ugly, and painfully true to our present situation.
I cannot bring myself to include the title that Keith gave to the next article, which my heart wants to refute as my head cannot. If Keith insists I will include the title after all. I do hope that Keith will agree that however grim things are, however obsessed the postmodern bastard children of the West are with enabling their own humiliation and however deep the grave that the suicidalist monsters have dug for us all, we cannot but maintain our love for the West, our heritage, achievements, culture. We cannot but maintain faith in our victory and we cannot but persevere in opposing the enemies of the West, internal or external, weakened or ascendant. To do so in times of triumph is nothing. To do so in darker times is the true moral test. This is the only lesson that our enemies have to teach us.

-Ben Ze'ev.

Title Censored for Reasons of Morale, To be Restored at Keith's Request

Coalition forces have been spectacularly successful in Iraq and Afghanistan, whatever impression the MSM may prefer to convey. There has been no attack on American soil since 9/11 and Australia has so far escaped terrorist attacks on the home front.

But the truth is that the radical islamists don't need one.

A quick look at the leading European countries will demonstrate why.

Britain: Islamists have infiltrated local councils and schools, gnawing away at freedoms once taken for granted. They dictate what is taught about Islam to children and insist on special treatment for the children of Muslims, even when that "special treatment" affects all kids in the school. Radical Muslims take to the streets to protest the Danish cartoons in clearly illegal (for other Britons) terms while the police stand by and do nothing. Local councils ban patriotic demonstrations by people who demand an end to appeasement yet either allow or at least turn a blind eye to other ethnic groups demonstrating against..Whatever is flavour of the day.

France: Violent demonstrations, intimidation, thuggery, robbery.....The list goes on. The answer from French politicians is to call for more talks with the Muslim community.

Germany: Numerous radical islamist terrorist cells are uncovered.

Norway: Over 80% of rapes are committed by Muslim youths yet the media is strangely silent.......

I could go on, but the picture is clear.

Why is this so? The answer is at once both simple and unfixable, in this writers opinion.
At least three decades of leftist schoolteachers have succeeded in producing generations of kids with no real knowledge of--or pride in-- their culture and it's achievements. They teach a history of the white European male as a colonising oppressor, as a creature who should apologise for his culture which is inferior to any other.
These teachers have learned to parrot whatever academic Marxist/feminist bullshit is currently in vogue and to inflict it on their students. Integrity, courage, loyalty, honour....Are all to be derided, sneered at by the smug and superior.
The smug and superior by virtue of never having to have earned an honest living or look true evil in the eye. One assumes.
And the Western media is complicit in this. They can be no other way, since they're largely the product of the same morally bankrupt worldview, mired in moral relativism and what in an age when Men walked the earth used to be called cowardice.

-Keith

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Western Strategy 101 : The Patient is Suicidal

Talleyrand has recently asked "what is our strategy?". Stated in this manner, this question introduces a couple of unwarranted assumptions. The analysis of those assumptions and a qualified restatement of the question will be a topic of a later article, one of an ongoing series that will attempt to provide an answer.
However qualified the question, it is even more important to identify the problem before any meaningful answer may be provided. This in itself is a complex matter, and here we need to look at ourselves, our adversaries, any other parties to the conflict and the strengths, weaknesses, resources, ideologies, strategies, tactics and agendas of all involved. These issues will be topics for later articles which I keep promising and delaying for various reasons. In the meantime, some very powerful articles have been recently written about the key, perhaps only real problem faced by the West, the one problem that if solved would grant immediate access to the only resource lacking in the West, will. The key problem is one of the West's self-hatred, its intellectual and moral collapse, its "Suicidalism".

One of the most succinct and cutting analyses of what ails us is the brief article "Suicidalism" by "Armed and Dangerous". This article is usually my opening shot to any leftie or "mainstream centrist" (unwitting leftie dupe) that I may be debating.


The most important weapons of al-Qaeda and the rest of the Islamist terror network are the suicide bomber and the suicide thinker. The suicide bomber is typically a Muslim fanatic whose mission it is to spread terror; the suicide thinker is typically a Western academic or journalist or politician whose mission it is to destroy the West's will to resist not just terrorism but any ideological challenge at all.
But al-Qaeda didn't create the ugly streak of nihilism and self-loathing that afflicts too many Western intellectuals. Nor, I believe, is it a natural development. It was brought to us by Department V of the KGB, which was charged during the Cold War with conducting memetic warfare that would destroy the will of the West's intelligentsia to resist a Communist takeover. This they did with such magnificent effect that the infection outlasted the Soviet Union itself and remains a pervasive disease of contemporary Western intellectual life.

Consider the following propositions:

  • There is no truth, only competing agendas.
  • All Western (and especially American) claims to moral superiority over Communism/Fascism/Islam are vitiated by the West's history of racism and colonialism.
  • There are no objective standards by which we may judge one culture to be better than another. Anyone who claims that there are such standards is an evil oppressor.
  • The prosperity of the West is built on ruthless exploitation of the Third World; therefore Westerners actually deserve to be impoverished and miserable.
  • Crime is the fault of society, not the individual criminal. Poor criminals are entitled to what they take. Submitting to criminal predation is more virtuous than resisting it.
  • The poor are victims. Criminals are victims. And only victims are virtuous. Therefore only
    the poor and criminals are virtuous. (Rich people can borrow some virtue by
    identifying with poor people and criminals.)
  • For a virtuous person, violence and war are never justified. It is always better to be a victim than to fight, or even to defend oneself. But "oppressed" people are allowed to use violence anyway; they are merely reflecting the evil of their oppressors.
  • When confronted with terror, the only moral course for a Westerner is to apologize for past sins, understand the terrorist's point of view, and make concessions.

These ideas travel under many labels: postmodernism, nihilism, multiculturalism, Third-World-ism, pacifism, "political correctness" to name just a few. It is time to recognize them for what they are, and call them by their right name: suicidalism.

"Armed and Dangerous" has now followed up his earlier efforts with "Gramscian Damage" ,an even more brilliant exploration of the theme of Suicidalism, and the development of Western self-hatred. He also provides some predictions of likely consequences. This article goes some way towards addressing Talleyrand's question regarding strategy. This article is also a great one to throw at lefties that buy into cultural relativism, but still think of themselves as Marxists. It challenges them to address the problem of sustaining a society based on cultural relativism, even if one is desirable. The simple argument is that such a society is doomed to be eaten alive by the most aggressive, uncompromising form of absolutism that it tolerates.

The most paranoid and xenophobic conservatives of the Cold War were, painful though this is to admit, the closest to the truth in estimating the magnitude and subtlety of Soviet subversion. Liberal anticommunists (like myself in the 1970s) thought we were being judicious and fair-minded when we dismissed half of the Right's complaint as crude blather. We were wrong; the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss really were guilty, the Hollywood Ten really were Stalinist tools, and all of Joseph McCarthy's rants about "Communists in the State Department" were essentially true. The Venona transcripts and other new material leave no room for reasonable doubt on this score.

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The first step to recovery is understanding the problem. Knowing that suicidalist memes were launched at us as war weapons by the espionage apparatus of the most evil despotism in human history is in itself liberating. Liberating, too, it is to realize that the Noam Chomskys and Michael
Moores and Robert Fisks of the world (and their thousands of lesser imitators in faculty lounges everywhere) are not brave transgressive forward-thinkers but pathetic memebots running the program of a dead tyrant.
Brittingham and other have worried that postmodern leftism may yet win. If so, the victory would be short-lived. One of the clearest lessons of recent times (exemplified not just by kaffiyeh-wearing western leftists but by Hamas's recent clobbering of al-Fatah in the first Palestinian elections) is that po-mo leftism is weaker than liberal individualism in one important respect; it has only the weakest defenses against absolutist fervor. Brittingham tellingly notes po-mo philosopher Richard Rorty's realization that when the babble of conflicting tribal narratives collapses in exhaustion, the only thing left is the will to power.
Again, this is by design. Lenin and Stalin wanted classical-liberal individualism replaced with something less able to resist totalitarianism, not more. Volk-Marxist fantasy and postmodern nihilism served their purposes; the emergence of an adhesive counter-ideology would not have. Thus, the Chomskys and Moores and Fisks are running a program carefully designed to dead-end at nothing.
Religions are good at filling that kind of nothing. Accordingly, if transational progressivism actually succeeds in smothering liberal individualism, its reward will be to be put to the sword by some flavor of jihadi. Whether the eventual winners are Muslims or Mormons, the future is not going to look like the fuzzy multicultural ecotopia of modern left fantasy. The death of that dream is being written in European banlieus by angry Muslim youths under the light of burning cars.
In the banlieus and elsewhere, Islamist pressure makes it certain that sooner or later the West is going to vomit Stalin's memes out of its body politic. The worst way would be through a reflex development of Western absolutism, Christian chauvinism, nativism and militarism melding into something like Francoite fascism. The self-panicking leftists who think they see that in today's Republicans are comically wrong (as witnessed by the fact that they aren't being systematically jailed and executed), but it is quite a plausible future for the demographically-collapsing nations of Europe.
Finally, "The Adversary Culture - The Perverse Anti-Westernism of the Cultural Elite", a recent article by Keith Windschuttle, also addresses the problem of Western self-hatred and the postmodern penetration of our culture that has made such suicidalism possible. This article is a great analysis of the scholarly roots of this disease, with a strong Australian perspective. The only issue I have with the article is that it really should have been two articles. The first part deals directly with Western self-hatred. The final third of the article deals with the related, but separate problem of Islam and its recent confrontation with Western freedom of speech.
Windschuttle offers no direct answer to Talleyrand's question, but underlines the importance of finding one, and quickly.

Today, we live in an age of barbarism and decadence. There are barbarians outside the walls who want to destroy us and there is a decadent culture within. We are only getting what we deserve. The relentless critique of the West which has engaged our academic left and cultural elite since the 1960s has emboldened our adversaries and at the same time sapped our will to resist. The consequences of this adversary culture are all around us.
The way to oppose it, however, is less clear. The survival of the Western principles of free inquiry and free expression now depend entirely on whether we have the intelligence to understand their true value and the will to face down their enemies.

Finding the way to oppose suicidalism is the most difficult and important goal we have, perhaps the only real goal. Once this goal is achieved all the other issues of the day are minor headaches, easily solved with our enormous and growing wealth, genius and and military might.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Why I am not Celebrating Today's News from Austria


A friend emailed me this link today with the subject line "heh heh heh". I do not share his joy. Why would I not be pleased that a Holocaust denier of David Irving's calibre is put away ? Ok, I am a little pleased at an emotional level. Neverthelss, it is important to recognise that Irving's conviction is a step in the wrong direction.
This is because freedom of speech is the most precious weapon in the Western armoury. Without it, we cannot bring the other weapons to bear. I will not reiterate the dismal state of freedom of speech in The UK and other parts of Europe, as well as in Victoristan, ostensibly still a state of Australia (expecting some serious Sydney-bashing from Nilknarf and other Melbournabad bloggers here :) )
Freedom of speech is also vital because it shows our enemies for what they are. Forcing them to moderate their speech does not moderate their agenda, it only makes it smoother and more effective.
As Blair's Law (named after uber-blogger Tim Blair) takes greater hold, and the moonbat leftists, Islamists and Holocaust-denying (or Holocaust-celebrating, or, strangely, both simultaneously) Nazi fascists all congeal into a grand anti-Western alliance, it is important for the world to hear their increasingly dissonant and insane rhetoric, and for us to be able to say exactly what is wrong with their ideas, and the people who hold them.
Irving's conviction is a sop to those otherwise sane, sensible people who know the Holocaust for what it is, but whose pain and sense of justice may blind them to more immediate and frightening threats, and force them to forget the value of key freedoms and institutions. Those who applaud Irving's conviction provide political capital to those who would try Oriana Fallaci for insulting Islam, ban the publication of the Jyllands-Posten cartoons or convict Daniel Scot and Danny Nalliah in Victoristan.
I could find no better case against the jailing of Irving than this recently taken picture:


I would rather Irving was not jailed, but instead photographed marching alongside these ladies, or freely attending Holocaust-denial conferences in Iran. The important thing is not to punish him, but to discredit him. Noone can do this better than Irving himself, but only if he is given the key human rights of free speech, and freedom of association.
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Monday, February 20, 2006

Hi Thought Police!

They are at it again, even as I write this !
Hi regulators of supposedly free speech! Care to leave a comment for a change ?

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Honesty in Advertising?

The Aussie "Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs".
DIMIA for short.
A fitting homophone of the adjective "dhimmier", which according to the Six Days Dictionary means "More Dhimmi than Thou". Won't a Certain Demographic be pleased.
They probably do not get the joke, which is well and truly on them regardless...
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Another Look at Europe

Europe may be waking up quite nicely after all. Perhaps Eurabia is not as foregone a conclusion as Oriana Fallaci and Bat Ye'or suggest in their despair. The theory is that while European leaders pontificate about responsible limits to freedom of speech, a revolution in underway in political attitudes, immigration policy and the management of existing Muslim communities. The argument is that recent dhimmitude on the part of European leaders is Western taqiyya, an attempt to get our own hudna while we sort out what needs to be done. Lets see where this goes. Colour me "cautiously optimistic".
The Muslims refused to assimilate. They were expelled. This was the story in Europe 400 years ago. We are watching the sequel today. Europeans are rarely welcoming to outsiders, even when the outsiders are blond and blue-eyed and come from the country next door. When the outsiders are un-European, swarthy and Muslim, they are tolerated at best. When some Muslims also insist that Europeans stop acting like Europeans, on pain of death, European tolerance comes to an end.
In the clash of cultures between secular Europeans and extremist Muslims, there can ultimately be no compatibility or compromise, only loss by one side or the other of the absolute values it holds dear. European capitulation on European soil, where they remain the dominant majority, is unlikely: Europeans revel in their liberty to mock religion, to poke fun at sacred cows, to be outrageous, even to offend.
European leaders have reacted to the Muslim upset over the cartoons two ways. publicly and to buy time, they seek to calm the protesters by deploring the abuse of freedom of speech. More significantly, they seek to preserve their societies by legislating Western norms, by tightening or ending immigration from Muslim countries, by enabling the expulsion of radical imams and other Muslim activists, and by raising the spectre of mass deportations.
Downunda's very own John Howard has also launched an assault against extremist Islam. He distinguished Muslim culture from that of previous waves of migration, criticised the practice of jihad as unique to Muslim culture, and the level of misogyny well above that of other migrant groups. All well and good. Even if he mentions that Lebanese have integrated well in Australia, without the important qualification "Christian", while most Muslim-related problems in Australia, such as the recent Sydney riots seem to be generated by the Lebanese Muslims.
Of course, Howard was compelled to once again mention that the overwhelming majority of Muslims are nice, moderate, yadda yadda yadda. Ameer Ali takes issue with Howard's comments, and notes that the proportion of Jihadis is quite tiny. This puts him at odds with compatriots who estimated the proportion of Salafi/Wahhabi Muslims in Australia at 10%, hardly a tiny or irrelevant minority.

Interestingly, this would also make Aussie ROP followers quite different to their British counterparts, 40% percent of whom support Sharia law in the UK. This is all well and good, you might say, Sharia is just a harmless cultural artifact. Bullshit. Two points: they are free to follow Sharia anyway. What they want is an official imposition of Sharia law.
It comes as no surprise then that Patrick Sookhdeo, a leading British analyst, believes that
'The day is coming when British Muslims form a state within a state' in the UK.

The cartoons, you see, have not been published in this country, and the Government has been very critical of those countries in which they were published. To many of the Islamic clerics, that's a clear victory.
"It's confirmation of what they believe to be a familiar pattern: if spokesmen for British Muslims threaten what they call 'adverse consequences' - violence to the rest of us - then the British Government will cave in. I think it is a very dangerous precedent."
Dr Sookhdeo adds that he believes that "in a decade, you will see parts of English cities which are controlled by Muslim clerics and which follow, not the common law, but aspects of Muslim sharia law.
"It is already starting to happen - and unless the Government changes the way it treats the so-called leaders of the Islamic community, it will continue
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More frighteningly, a very similar percentage (37%) of UK Muslims agree that UK Jews are valid targets in the "struggle for justice in the Middle East" (ie destruction of Israel.). 37% of UK Muslims support targeting their fellow countrymen, women and children purely on the basis of their race, as part of a campaign against a completely different country ! (Yes, most Jews, like yours truly are NOT RELIGIOUS AT ALL. We are a RACE, the religion is OPTIONAL ! Some of us are Buddhists, for Chrissake...).
While the call is made in Britain, action has been taken in France. A Jewish man was kidnapped and tortured to death by a gang of Muslims. This gang who had attempted to kidnap Jews in the past, quoted passages from the Koran to the victim's family, and suggested that they "go to the synagogue" to get ransom money (which the gang rejected in any case. Perhaps money wasn't the issue).
Naturally, French authorities were quick to rule out anti-Semitism. It remains to ask whether the anti-Semitism so reflexively ruled out was that of the kidnappers, or their own.
The charge of anti-Semitism is invalid, you see, because the torturers were not pretending to be Palestinian jihadis. They were pretending to be Iraqi jihadis.
Looks like Le Pen has chosen anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism above the cancer eating away at his country. He has stretched out his hand to the Islamists. An anti-Semitic, fascist/Islamist alliance in France. And so soon after the Ramadan Intifada. Who would have thought. Le Pen has the support of 25% of France, and now plans to add the Muslim 10%. Sarkozy is now France's only hope.
I am a French woman of European stock, an author, a Christian, whose freedoms are threatened by the invasion into France of millions of Muslims who are imposing their laws and their violence on our society. This urgent appeal is to save my homeland, its culture, its centuries-old civilization and its European population, all in peril because of the treasonous conduct of our leaders. We did not fight Nazism, we did not sacrifice our men in the French Resistance, only to abandon our country to this new, more virulent form of Nazism.
I am a woman living in a country where women are veiled or raped. I am an historian who has been persecuted by the police for writing of our Celtic ancestors, while our President hammers away that we are of Muslim origins! I am a novelist, but today it is wrong to prefer Flaubert or Proust or Victor Hugo. In America, many of you have seen 'Les Miz' based on Hugo's novel. Did it not inspire you to preserve your freedoms?
I come from poverty, worked hard at school and never committed an act of violence. The grand-daughter of a Spanish immigrant who fought at Verdun, daughter and niece of WWII resistance fighters, one of whom was in General Leclerc's 2nd Armored Division at the time of our liberation from barbarity, I sing our national anthem and I honor our flag which has been replaced in some French cities by the Algerian flag! I point with pride to our Celtic, Roman and Frankish origins, our kings, our knights, our heroes, our cathedrals, our Christian faith, our writers and musicians and artists and scientists. They are trying to make us bend to Islamic law. In school I studied our constitution, not the Koran!
I am sorrowfully aware that many of you feel that France deserves her lot. I beg you not to confuse our leaders and our appeasers who have sold out their country with patriotic Frenchmen who love their country. If Jacques Chirac did not help you in Iraq it is because one cannot serve two masters, and in France Islamic law is master. We have reason to believe that Chirac's daughter Claude is married to a Muslim and that Chirac himself may have converted! We have been muzzled for decades, cowed into silence, as we watch our country move towards
extinction. If France is lost, the Western world is lost. Americans! Your brothers, those of European origin, those whose roots and civilization are the same as yours, are being killed all over Europe: in France, England, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Scandinavia, even in Australia! Here in France, if you speak of preserving Western civilization you risk imprisonment. If you say you are a victim of anti-white racism, you are told there is no such thing.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I Take It All Back!

A clarification of the last post, and some apologies, retractions and corrections.

Point 1: Islamist pronouncements can be helpful, interesting and persuasive. They can change one's mind about religious issues, the defamation of historical figures, Kuffar festivals and the public display of haram behaviour. Case in point below.

Point 2: It pays to actually read the stuff one links to in one's blog.

Point 3: St Valentine would have kicked both Santa's and the crippled Mullah's asses from the North Pole to the Holy City of Qom and back again.

Point4: St Valentine was an anti-dhimmi reconquisatador mensch! St Valentine's Day is thus celebrated rather inappropriately, except in as far as it flaunts haram stuff the ROP don't particularly like. Perhaps this just as well !

Muslims Advised Not To Celebrate Valentine's Day
KUALA
TERENGGANU, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- Muslims in the country, especially lovers, have been advised not to celebrate Valentine's Day tomorrow.State Islam Hadhari Development Committee Deputy Chairman, Muhammad Ramli Nuh said celebrating the Day could be regarded as recognising the enemies of Islam because Valentine or Valentinus took part in planning and attacking Cordoba, once a well-known centre of Islam in Spain, causing its downfall.He was speaking to reporters after opening the seminar on Understanding of Tasawwuf Nusantara at Universiti Darul Iman, Malaysia, here, today.Muhammad Ramli said although not many couples
celebrate Valentine's Day in the state, the state government wished to remind that the celebration should not be held including in hotels.He reminded hotel managements to be sensitive to the religious beliefs of the people.


Anti-Dhimmi Reconquistador Mensch !!! (Assuming the Islamists are telling the truth of course)
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Non So Che Fare A Diventare Cosi - Shiite Ashura Rave Party - The Six Day Whine

That Rave Party
Everyone else is linking to this, so why not! In the absence of more profound or structured comment, essay or pieces of news, please enjoy crippled Shiite self-flagellation and ad-nauseum anguish at the slaughter of Imam Hussein in Ad 700 something by those mean Sunnis (What? it wasn't the Jooooooos?).
Clash of Civilisations
A thought occurs: who would win a fight to the death between Santa Claus and a self-whacking crippled Mullah on speed ? And could you even tell the difference between combatants after the hats come off ?
A Stalemate
As Henry Kissinger once remarked: "It is a pity that they cannot both lose". And before Talleyrand launches into one of his protracted probing inquiries: no, I do not give a shit about Santa either! Hah ! Now go stick THAT in your Jyllands-Posten and numerous sympathetic outlets worldwide !
Readers Possibly Offended
Offended? Good. Gonna issue a Christ-wah on my poor Jewish tush ? Go right ahead, turn-the-other-cheeksters ! I have insulted your Holy Gift Bringer ! So get with the program, no one gets to Father Christmas but past me first ! Come on, post-Christian Western consumerists ! Rebuke me to death !
Now stand back, and watch the streets of the West seethe with gullible present-addicted children and their guilt-ridden parents baying for poor old Ben Ze'ev's blood...
Three Way Struggle, Speculation on a Saint
Now, what if St Valentine were to join the battle? (Does anyone even know what he looked like, how adept he was at unarmed combat against menacing fat bald guys with large sacks or religious frenzy, or what the heck a Catholic saint would have to do with a smooch festival?)
And here I have offended a Great Religion. Whoops...
A Competition
To explore this and other topics haram in our decadent Kuffar culture, I am hereby declaring an anti-Santa and anti-St-Valentine cartoon competition right here on Six Days. Do your worst !!!! Bwa ha ha ha ha !!!!
of the world's population. Could it be that they would actually use their mighty super- powers of violent protest, boycott, terror, lies, hypocrisy and frenzied self-flagellation with metal implements for good rather than evil ? Could they put the horror of Feb 14 to rest ? If so, send me a turban and call me Ibn Dib.
So, feeling mighty pissed off and a tad anti-Semitic yet? Wanna tear the Jew a new one ? Don't bother, that is yet another literary and artistic field that we excel in....
Free Speech Bounded, Cultural Icons Explored, Italians Mentioned
Not going to allow any defamation of Jesus in the Competition though. I don't do that to family.
Surprisingly Christmas is even less relevant than St Valentine's day, but I will note that the last two have been the worst ever.
And yes, even brief snippets of dumb Italian lyrics in multilingual techno nonsense accompanying footage of Shiite self-harm still elicit way much more emotion than is appropriate, necessary or desired.
Damn those Italians. They build their cars well, and their women better. You don't forget either in a hurry. Happy fucking post-Valentine's day.
Kufr Aliekum,
Ben Ze'ev: clearly not at his best.


PS, on a more serious note, some seriously good news.

PRINCETON, NJ Following the election of Hamas as the Palestinian Authority's ruling party, Americans have grown more pessimistic that peace will ever be achieved in the Middle East, and increasingly sympathetic toward the Israelis. American opinions of the Palestinians had been improving in recent years, but now are among the worst Gallup has ever measured. Most Americans do not believe the United States should give any financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority regardless of its stance toward Israel and most say the United States should conduct diplomatic relations with the Palestinians (only) if they recognize Israel as a nation.
Hamas secured a majority of seats in the latest Palestinian parliament, raising worldwide concerns about what the militant organization, considered by many nations to be a terrorist group, might do with governing power. By a 2-1 margin, Americans now say there will never come a time when Israel and the Arab nations will live in peace, according to the annual Gallup Poll on World Affairs, conducted Feb. 6-9. The 65% to 32% split compares with a roughly 50-50 split last year. The current reading on this future peace measure, along with one other reading from August 2001, represents the most pessimistic Americans have been since the question was
first asked in 1997.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Keith Asks: Who Will Defend the West?

Today Crusader Rabbit aka Keith asks an important question, and uncovers some ugly truths. Six Days gets one, or possibly two new contributors, depends on how you look at it. The world continues to accelerate past rapid reruns of 1933, 1936 and 1938 towards Armageddon 1.0.
Rant Du Jour (Du Six Jours?)
Keith asks who will defend the West. Who indeed? As the world goes to hell, the leaders of the West fall all over themselves to apologise, show sensitivity and censor any criticism of a certain religion whose contribution to our society and general sensibilities are apparently worth sacrificing 300 years of Enlightenment and some of our core freedoms and values, as well as a functioning, prosperous and safe society with a future. Naturally, many of us feel despondent, though Tom Paine of Silent Running makes a very eloquent call to arms with "Paine's Theorem - It's All One War!". Lots of other goodies on this podcast, including an interview with a Real Moderate Muslim (Eureka!). It's a podcast. Listen to it.
Amid the gloom there is some good news today. Lets hope Ehud and Tzipi don't squander this one like they have all other recent opportunities.
I had almost succeeded in forgetting that today was St Valentines day, which has been crap for very sound personal reasons. Then again, there was this which amused me. Like I need a goyishe saint's day to feel rotten anyway.
Bienvenue à Six Jours,Monsieur de Talleyrand
I have a number of related issues for future discussion, some in answer to points raised by Talleyrand. This will appear in a while. Blogging will be sparse in the near future, for reasons that may also be revealed soon. Incidentally, if Talleyrand is reading this, I remind him that he is invited as a regular contributor. While he asks more questions than he answers, this is perfectly acceptable and welcome. In fact, Keith and I can be rather angry ranters, so a calm Socratic voice may be just what the doctor ordered. I remind Talleyrand that by accepting this welcome he performs the modern day equivalent of joining us behind the barricades, of standing up and being counted, of taking a side, even if he only chooses to question and ponder as he stands there.
Meet Ben Ze'ev
Six Days is now becoming crowded, so yours truly needs a nomme de blogge to distinguish him from Keith and Talleyrand. In the tradition of Semitic anti-dhimmis (Ibn Warraq, Bat Ye'or) I adopt the patronymic Ben Ze'ev. Six Days is the blog, Ben Ze'ev is the guy who isn't Keith or Talleyrand. "Ze'ev" means "Wolf". "Ben" means "Son Of". Hi.
And don't call me "Ben" cause that is just silly.
Enough, as they say, about me. Over to Keith:
Who Will Defend the West?
This is no finely crafted post in the manner of a Lileks or Mike Jericho, more some idle thoughts after a long day's work and more than a few beers. So bear with me.
Recently I started a new job and it involves working closely with a German guy--an immigrant to New Zealand--in his thirties. Nice person. Good at what he does and an asset to his new country in terms of his skills.
And my first real chance to listen to the "European view" of the world at first hand.

That view chills me to the bone.

This person (let's call him Klaus) has a constant refrain which consists of "it's the law" or "it's a safety issue". He sees almost everything in terms of what's "allowed" and what is safe. He sees regulation by government as the answer to every problem facing society.
Needless to say, he's also very good at the bureaucratic stuff that goes with the job and he hates the U.S.A. with a passion. Believes that guns have no place in the homes of citizens.
Klaus believes that a safe, law-abiding life is the ultimate expression of humanity, that those canine incisors he wears--the product of millions of years of evolution--can be made to vanish by a few carefully crafted EU resolutions. He doesn't just say these things, he believes them with all the certitude of the person raised in almost perfect safety and comfort. What the rest of the world, that part which doesn't share this Utopian vision thinks, is simply ignored.

In other words, he's the Perfect European, subservient to the State and an individual only in terms of his musical and cinematic tastes. (Although even those appear to be unremittingly mainstream for his age). The embodiment of the lemming-like mentality that's allowed a bunch of unelected bureaucrats to trash a thousand years of European history and impose Orwellian thought control on the citizens (subjects?) of the member States.

So who will defend the West? Who will go to the barricades if necessary to defend free speech? Who will die if necessary to ensure liberty for future generations?
The rows of white crosses at Normandy, those heartbreaking rows upon rows upon rows of young lives given for freedom are a historical aberration, apparently.
Klaus will man no barricade. Will stand against no enemy. Will always find a law or a justification to look the other way when the trains roll with their human cargo to the gas chambers or the gulag again. And I don't think for one minute that Klaus is an exception. He represents Man made in the image of the bureaucrats and intellectuals and petty functionaries who have grabbed control of most Western societies, the same people who would just as happily shuffle paperwork for another Stalin or another Adolf.
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Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Precipice: will the EU fall ? / Egyptian Cartoons:The Blogosphere's Greatest Scoop ?

Very Bad News



The only thing with this picture is that the guys up the back should be EU bureaucrats. Not terrorist assholes, but their most willing stooges. This is what I fear most. Who could believe that our gagging was so near ? [Hat tip: Tim Blair's merry band of commenters]

All because of some dangerous, ignorant, smug, miseducated, decadent, self-destructive, blind, cowardly, pompous, sycophantic, spiteful, self-hating fascist bastards.

You are thinking that this is not "our" gagging because it is the EU?
First they came for the Europeans...

Plans for a European press charter committing the media to "prudence" when reporting on Islam and other religions, were unveiled yesterday.

Franco Frattini, the European Union commissioner for justice, freedom and security, revealed the idea for a code of conduct in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. Mr Frattini, a former Italian foreign minister, said the EU faced the "very real problem" of trying to reconcile "two fundamental freedoms, the freedom of expression and the freedom of religion".
Millions of European Muslims felt "humiliated" by the publication of cartoons of Mohammed, he added, calling on journalists and media chiefs to accept that "the exercising of a right is always the assumption of a responsibility". He appealed to European media to agree to
"self-regulate".
Accepting such self-regulation would send an important political message to the Muslim world, Mr Frattini said.

Very Good News
The EU's monstorous dhimmitude almost, but not quite spoils my glee at what may just be the greatest scoop ever grabbed by the blogosphere. This scoop is orders of magnitude more significant than the cartoon fraud perpetrated by Danish Imams, and should invalidate all the rage that the ROP has been directing our way for the last few weeks. It is bigger than Rathergate. It may also place the intrepid Egyptian Sand Monkey in all kinds of danger. Lets make sure he stays safe by protesting loudly if the Egyptians do anything to him.
The story is: An Egyptian newspaper published the cartoons in October, during Ramadan to boot! Was anyone boycotting Egypt ? No. Were there riots, protests, anger ? No. Then Egypt boycotted other people for letting their newspapers do pretty much the same thing. Hmm. Does anyone see a problem here ? Murbarak is going to look pretty bad, and may take it out on the Egyptian blogosphere to prevent a repeat . I worry for the poor little monkey, he is a gifted blogger, and one of Egypt's minority of sane people. I hope he skips the country soon.
Lets also hope that this story helps Europe regain its self-respect, and tell Frattini where he may insert his media regulation proposal.
Kufr Aleikum, I leave you with the strangely inoffensive Egyptian Cartoons...

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Kudos Tim, Kudos Janet, Kudos...Andrew ????



Today I decided to add some new cartoons that between them span my thoughts on the current crisis. Perhaps the newspapers that were too "sensitive" and "nuanced" to print the original twelve might consider printing some or all of these.

Exhibit A to the left is a new Mohammad cartoon that has appeared in the French press, in the Weekly Satirical Charlie Hedbo. [Hat Tip: The Dumb Ox]

The cartoon caption reads "Mohammed overwrought by the fundamentalists", The old pedophile is crying, saying "It's hard to be loved by such idiots". Fatwa pending.
[Update 9/2/2006 : Chirac, walking proof that the entire Eurabia thesis is correct, never misses a chance to play the dhimmi while another French newspaper prints the cartoons! This is a major victory. We all remember what happened to the editor of France Soir...]


The next one speaks to the hypocrisy of what passes for business as usual in the government controlled Middle Eastern press. Want to see some real ones ?

Want to see some more ?

Still not convinced ?


In light of the above, we are fortunate indeed that such difficult times have not prevented newspaper editors from maintaining their strict codes of ethics, and upholding the key values we associate with the best practice of the journalistic profession. Yes, we are talking the bedrock values of Western Culture here. Indispensable values. Values that allowed the Enlightenment to blossom forth from the shackles of oppression and ignorance. Yes, those values are apparently tolerance, sensitivity, respect for religion, compromise and cultural understanding. All those things that the founding fathers of the Enlightenment showed to the Kings and Church of their time. Or perhaps there is another explanation for all this?










To be fair, it is all well and good for anonymous amateur blogger Six Days to say what he likes. The lives of editors and journalists are threatened. They are prominent, and risk their jobs, lives, and families. Nevertheless, some journos still stand up for what they believe. Tim Blair published the pictures on his blog. This is an act of great courage. My respect for him continues to grow. Sadly this is not enough. It is important that his actions be recognised for what they are, and Australia be seen as taking a stand. Sadly, the arbiters of this are the offended Muslims themselves. Unless the Muslim world is condemning us over the cartoons, we have not done enough to stand up and be counted! They seem to think that governments are responsible for what newspapers print, but they have chosen to ignore the blogosphere.
Janet Albrechtsen has also taken a clear and principled stand. (and is blonde and Danish to boot!) She refers to the Caliphate of Victoria as "Victoristan" in the article, when all the other blogs call it "Brackistan". Hmm... Hi Janet!
Closer to home, Victoria's religious vilification laws are working in ways that make the place look like an Islamic state-in-waiting. Recall the two Christian pastors hauled into a Victorian court and threatened with jail time for daring to criticise Islam. Publish these cartoons south of the Murray in Victoristan and you too might be charged with religious vilification. It's a state overflowing with rights. But freedoms - such as free speech - are thin on the ground.
Andrew West of all people has shown an unusual degree of sense. (Cannot find a link to his article, but it makes me want to hug the annoying leftie) [Update: Thanks for the link, Manny!]
The cartoons that have so offended Muslims around the world were not worthy of publication in the first place. They're not really funny and are little more than a gratuitous provocation. But the violent opposition of Muslim zealots now demands that the media in western liberal democracies publish and be damned.
There is an uncompromising first principle at stake here: Muslims, and the adherents of any other faith, living in liberal societies must accept that, in such societies, a critique of religion, however juvenile and insulting, is not only permissible but intrinsic to democracy. You must have the right to tell me that what I believe is bunkum (as so many do on this site so often!).
But no Aussie newspaper will publish the cartoons. Nope, not the Australian or the Bulletin. Not the Daily Telegraph or Herald Sun. Nor even Quadrant. At least not yet.
I urge Tim Blair, Janet Albrechtsen, Andrew West and all other good folk of the journalistic profession that still have a shred of integrity to take out a full page ad in a major newspaper, and publish the cartoons IN THEIR NAMES. If refused, write an article about it. OR BETTER YET:
[Hat Tip: Pajamas Media]
The editorial staff of the alternative weekly New York Press walked out today, en masse, after the paper's publishers backed down from printing the Danish cartoons that have become the center of a global free-speech fight.
Editor-in-Chief Harry Siegel emails, on behalf of the editorial staff:
New York Press, like so many other publications, has suborned its own professed principles. For all the talk of freedom of speech, only the New York Sun locally and two other papers nationally have mustered the minimal courage needed to print simple and not especially offensive editorial
cartoons that have been used as a pretext for great and greatly menacing violence directed against journalists, cartoonists, humanitarian aid workers, diplomats and others who represent the basic values and obligations of Western civilization. Having been ordered at the 11th hour to pull the now-infamous Danish cartoons from an issue dedicated to them, the editorial group consisting of myself, managing editor Tim Marchman, artseditor Jonathann Leaf and one-man
city hall bureau Azi Paybarah, chose instead to resign our positions.
Read the whole thing. If only there was more of this.
I leave you with something that is unfortunately not a cartoon at all, but so clear, twisted and bizarrely comical that it qualifies as one. If I showed it to you six months ago you would not have believed me,particularlyy if I said it was a photo from the centre of London. The scariest bit is not the terrorist (yes terrorist. Read the placard. A terrorist is one who promises unexpected deadly violence if his demands are not met. This guy definitely qualifies.). Watch what the copper on the left is doing. That's right. Nothing...
Kufr Aleikum.
[Update 9/2/2006] Egyptian Paper Printed Cartoons in October!
Yep, it gets even more bizarre!
Looks like Dar-al-Islam should also... Boycott Egypt ??? [Hat Tip: LGF] Egyptian Sandmonkey has found that prominent Egyptian newspaper Al Fagr had printed all of the cartoons all the way back in October, during Ramadan to boot ! So where were the rampaging mobs ? Sad thing is, Murbarak probably will apologise to his co-religionists and punish the journalists responsible... A principled stand in support of Al Fagr should be organised NOW.
Al Fagr should be lauded by the free press of the West, and their example followed. Yes, I do realise that they probably had no intention of being brave, and are probably regretting their decision and shaking in their boots. Nevertheless, this precedent must be exploited, and these people protected as best we can manage.
Goodbye, Kufr Aleikum, Happy Ashura
So goodbye for the day, Kufr Aleikum good readers and, Happy Ashura, The Shia commemoration of the slaugher of Imam Hussein and his companions. With Shia, your Islam is even martyrer ! (Is that a word?)
Six Days is celebrating Ashura by blogging and going to work (bugger I am running late...).
Others celebrate it in more traditional ways. I leaves you with these piccies of Ashura festivities. They can't drink, they can't mess with loose women but these guys sure know how to mass-self-mutilate in a frenzied rage, and they have all these cool implements!
Its good clean family fun ! Kids and mums can join in too!
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Дадим отпор душителям всех пламенных идей!

This reaffirms that Russia is part of the West, something that the West needs to remember better in future. They were successful enough to penetrate through to America, but they are 100% European, Western, Judaeo-Christian, and have contributed to Western science, art, technology, literature, philisophy, music and other edifices of our civilisation. So what if Russia lagged behind the West in leaving Feudalism, and then totalitarianism. Was Germany any less a part of the West under the Nazis ? Politics can change quickly. Culture changes very slowly. A shared history does not change at all.
As for what the title means: see here for words to a WWII song that is even more relevant to the West now than it was to Russia then.
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Dances with Lefties

Brick walls headbutted!
Success moderate if any. Satisfaction greater...

(note to self)
Must write more on own blog.
Must write more on own blog.
Must write more on own blog.
Must write more on own blog.
etc.

(Must check spelling, grammar, etc in any case. For once !)

"Hi, I'm Six Days, I've been blogging on my own blog for about 10 minutes now, and must continue to fight the urge to vent spleen at Islamists or proselytise to lefties on other blogs at the expense of this post-Shakespearean masterpiece of mine. I am taking it one post at a time, and I guess blah blah blah blah blah. thanks Commenters Anonymous for changing my life".

Nope, not gonna work, beyond help on all counts...
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Complain, Complain...

Heh...

[Hat Tip: LGF]
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Monday, February 06, 2006

Solidarity

[Hat tip for banner: Krusadin' Keith]

This post will remain at the top of the blog until this thing blowns over, or at least until a prominent member of the Australian MSM posts the cartoons. My money is on Tim Blair. Scroll down for new posts.





Well, if the Aussie MSM won't print 'em, at least some Aussie blogs will!
C'mon Tim Blair, Uber-Blogger extraordinaire and MSM journalist to boot !
Put them on your blog at the very least ! Print them in the Bulletin ! Put the Seppos, Poms and Moose Chasers to shame !
Come on Miranda Devine, Janet Albrechtsen, Andrew Bolt, Piers Ackerman, come on The Daily Telegraph, the Herald Sun, The Australian !
Why the deafening silence ?

In the meantime, this may have to suffice. If readers can find me a nicecompact image containing all 12 cartoons in their entirety, (rather than just the Pedophile Prophet's sorry face) please send it on and I will post it too [Update: Found it!].

The Queen of Denmark, Margarethe II, is no dhimmi !

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has called on the country "to show our opposition to Islam", regardless of the opprobium such a stance provokes abroad.







Meanwhile, speaking of queens, if you really want to see offensive, (and hilarious) check out Big Gay Jeff's International Offend A Muslim Day at Beautiful Atrocities. A sneak preview:



[Update 6/2/2006]


Tim Blair is a Mensch

Tim Blair is the only MSM journalist in the non-NZ Anglosphere with cojones ! Now for real Aussie pride, we say today timblair.net, tomorrow The Bulletin !


Tank Stream Is Pumping

The quality at Tank Stream has picked up substantially. Maybe because the uncouth, tasteless and devil-may-care Wombat has not been writing, and we have finally heard from the heretofore silent non-mammals of the outfit, Gekko and Toad.
Gekko the Lizardoid has a rather wry view of the commercial dimension of the Cartoon Crisis, with his heart definitely in the right place. Cane Toad's conversations with his alarming imaginary friends also takes the Cartoon Crisis to hilarious places. Now lets see the boyz 'n' da Stream PRINT THE CARTOONS like good RWDB bloggers.
Hi to the critters at Tank Stream, go Wombat ! But what does the Wombat have against the Toad, anyway ? The Bandicoot can a bit of a dork though... Hey Keith, maybe they need a Rabbit ?
Blogger Down and Other Coincidences: Saracens at the Gates?
Also, we had the interesting case of Blogger Down for about 5 hours yesterday. So was LGF, and with the same behaviour. Tim Blair also had some trouble with logins. Today LGF is down again.
The timing is interesting, Nilknarf tells me there have been attacks on Jihad Watch and several other sites. Looks like today's Gates of Vienna are our firewalls, and the Saracen horde stands there as before...
[Update 6/2/2006]
Boycott Marsupials, Kiwis and Tatooine!
Oh good grief... I did warn people about that Wombat.
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Sunday, February 05, 2006

What Happened in London






Keith aka Crusader Rabbit sends today's post on the recent Muslim"day of anger".
Here are the accompanying pictures [Hat tip: LGF]. This is not Tehran, but London two days ago, at a protest that attracted 500 rather candid members of the ROP, who have decided that honest intimidation beats "Religion of Peace" taqiyya. For this at least I am grateful. Am still waiting for mainstream Muslim leaders to condemn this display of Islam's true colours by an "unrepresentative tiny minority of extremists". Does any media organisation have the balls to ask Muslim leaders what is worse, the cartoons or the display above ? No, what is worse is when we stand by and tolerate all this crap. Case in point: the pic with the London bobby standing around doing bugger all while a terrorist (is there any other word?) openly threatens Europe with its own Sept 11. Free speech ? As Keith says, London police have arrested a man for calling a police horse gay. So no, not free speech. Just a different set of law enforcement standards, one for politically correct (or else!) dhimmis, and one for their new overlords.
Over to Keith
!This is from Timesonline :

Gathering storm as protests hit Britain

LEADERS of radical British Muslim groups threatened a campaign of protest last night as demonstrations spread from Europe to the Far East.

A crowd of several hundred demonstrated outside the Danish Embassy in Knightsbridge, with protesters repeatedly shouting: “UK you must pray, 7/7 is on its way.”


And we all know what form "protests" from radical Muslim groups take, don't we? Why is the reference to "7/7" not classified as "hate speech" in Tony Blair's Britain? Or is hate speech merely a tool to silence dissent by those who oppose dhimmification of their country? And what are radical British Muslim groups doing outside jail, where they belong?

...organisers in Britain gave warning that their protests would accelerate over the weekend, with BBC offices a target for their wrath.

Which is a measure of the sheer stupidity of these people--the BBC is the best friend they have in the West.

Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, condemned the decision by some media outlets in Europe to republish the cartoons, calling it “insensitive, disrespectful and wrong”.
He said that freedom of speech did not mean an “open season” on religious taboos, and he praised the British media for what he called their “considerable responsibility and sensitivity” for not publishing them.
According to this loathsome little Blair poodle, (the man who only recently praised the mad mullahs of Tehran) it is "insensitive, disrespectful and wrong" to publish some cartoons, but he was silent when British imams called for the death of Salman Rushdie, when imams preach hatred of the West, when imams at a London mosque call for jihad against the West, when the Mayor of London hosted a function for radical Palestinians......No wonder he praised the British media--they're well along the road to dhimmi status.

A radical Islamic cleric who lived in London until he was banned from Britain called for the killing of broadcasters and newspaper editors who showed insulting cartoons of Muhammad. Omar Bakri Mohammed issued his instructions in a religious fatwa from his hideout in Lebanon. He said that the first to be murdered should be the editor of the Danish newspaper that first
published the drawings.
His followers in Britain who helped to organise yesterday’s rowdy demonstration in London supported his demands as they called for more terror attacks to emulate the July 7 suicide bombers. However, the number of protesters was fewer than organisers expected and there were no other significant protests in the capital.
Bold mine. No further comment necessary.

Police refused to act on complaints from passers-by to order the demonstrators to take down banners praising the British-born terror bombers as the “Fantastic Four”, saying that their job yesterday was to ensure that the protest by 500 Muslims passed off peacefully.
Read that last paragraph very carefully. The police, who are perfectly prepared to arrest a student for calling a police horse "gay", the police, who visited a woman who had said during a media interview that she didn't think homosexual couples were suitable adoptive parents
and warned her about "hate speech", refused to act on complaints from the public about a demonstration that clearly called for violent action. At least two laws were being clearly broken right under the noses of the police, yet still they refused to act. The claim that they were there to ensure that the protest "passed off peacefully" can then mean only one thing--that they were there to protect the very people calling for more bombings against the people of London.
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