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
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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