Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

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  • And so it emerges that the Police later said two men had been arrested near the Danish embassy during the cartoon protests in London on Friday. Of the arrested men the BBC reports that the individuals “were arrested to prevent a breach of the peace, after a search by officers found leaflets including cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed," a Met spokeswoman said. Of course! So we can presume these nasty little upstarts were white then.

    On the one hand I can accept that to avoid mass riots breaking out between Hezbollah bigots and those pesky white bigots, the police had to step in. But to have painstakingly avoided arresting those waving banners asking for heads to be severed, threatening bombs are on their way and death to anyone showing the cartoons….nada. Smack of double standards?

    The whole cartoon issue raised by the European media has highlighted a lot of burning double standard issues at long long last and uncovered some nasty hidden truths that we as a society simply refuse to deal with. And which the European media were entirely justified in underlining. The Danish editor has continued to honourably justify his decision that muslims must be made aware they will be treated the same as anyone else in Denmark – eg equally. Nothing wrong in that. Christians and Jews are a regular source for amusement. The Life of Brian, Last Temptation of Christ, the Da Vinci Code and so on and so forth did not result in anything like the hardcore mass mentalism we have seen this weekend. And in Syria where they have all totally lost the plot on the issue, the news teams there thought it fair game to show a picture of the Israelis eating Palestinian children not so long ago.

    David Davis has spoken out and proves the Conservatives do still have a backbone - by insisting those islamothugs be brought to justice. After all if the BBC can put Nick Griffin in the dock for doing nothing more than predicting the future then surely bleedingly obvious threats in the here and now should be dealt with. Double standards?

    Asghar Bukhari, chairman of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, joined ranks with David Davis and some Labour MPs in calling for the protesters in London to face justice for their clear concisely levelled hatred. And he predictably repeats that this was limited to a minority of extremists not representative of the muslim voice in this country. That’s all well and good but you’ll need to shout a lot lot harder. Since at roughly the same time Mr Mustafa of Hizb ut-Tahir was also condemning the London protests and the slogans, in his organisations thankfully peaceful demos Saturday. But then tellingly went on to argue that "the governments of the Muslim world (must) completely sever all contact with European governments" until they had "controlled the media". "If you want to debate and criticise then we are ready and we have been waiting, but we are not going to accept these images," he said. Whats wrong with that message. Anyone?

    Hizb ut-Tahir are a voice representing muslims in this country. This is the same organisation that is THE champion of muslim womens ‘freedoms’ in this country. Cherie Blair rushed to defend these pseudorights put forward by this group and ensure that the burqa remained firmly wrapped around one ‘free thinking’ students head. Free thinking according to Hizb ut-Tahir you understand, they who advocate state controlled media.

    The Danish editor underlines and justifies his actions when he stated that equality is at stake. But the British media remain firm surrender monkeys. They failed to see what was and is at stake and defend this by saying the cartoons were crap anyway and they need to be responsible. Oh, responsible to whom. Maybe these crap cartoons and the european media finally addressed some messy nasty issues which our leaders have so far chosen to ignore. After all they may have been crap but the islamofacsists went out and underlined the thrust of the cartoons point the very next day. Im sure everyone spotted the protester wearing a fake bomb belt. How ironic. Can I say that? Or is irony as offensive as satire now also.

    And as for media’s noble responsibility I find it hard to take that seriously from people who regularly sink their pearly whites into sleaze, death, grief and despair in the pursuit of the journalistic cause.


    At Sunday, 05 February, 2006, Anonymous Frank O'Dwyer said...

    Kudos, Alison. Great post.

    At Monday, 06 February, 2006, Blogger Fred said...

    It's been a very big ho-hum over here. We're chucking, really, at the inability of those who cannot accept a world where differing opinions make society better.

    At Monday, 06 February, 2006, Blogger Dumb Brit said...

    Unless our leaders grow some balls, we're fucked.

    ......Oh. ............Bugger.

    At Monday, 06 February, 2006, Blogger MonicaR said...

    Hey Alison. Thanks for the info.

    I'm with CH - I'm completely exhausted from how apoplectic I became over this whole mess.

    I'll be keeping my eye on this page to get any news that the media refuse to report to me!!

    At Monday, 06 February, 2006, Blogger MonicaR said...

    PS - I proudly sign the petition!!!!

    At Monday, 06 February, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I understand all you say, I agree with all you say. . One point is that if the British Media had joined in the hardlinist Muslim community would have gone berserk. They would have been exactly like the thugs in Lebanon and who takes the brunt of this the police that's who. It would have been mayhem over the weekend and a lot of damage done. For once I think the British media did what was right.....Please let us hope the Tories keep up the cry for the thugs carrying banners calling for death and destruction be prosecuted and with the will of Allah deported.

    At Monday, 06 February, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    They did go beserk! The euro press have highlighted the lack of inequality and the inconsistencies in the application of the laws in theis country. Hurray for them! The British press bowed to this but are now happy to piggy back of the results both in terms of the address of thes inconsistencies AND the riots and murderous results. Shame on them. Great post

    At Monday, 06 February, 2006, Blogger Snafu said...

    Who told Peter Hain to change his tune? Yesterday he was letting the Police do their own thing, today he wants them to make arrests!!

    There is already censorship within the British Press, it seems that depictions of Allah should only be the latest one to add to a growing list!

    For example, when did you last see a gollywog in a cartoon or a debate about freedom of expression in the main stream media when it concerned the BNP?

    At Monday, 06 February, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    No-one is dead in this country, n othing has been burnt, a Muslim has apologised! For once the British Press did the right thing. This was not our fight. Gollywogs went out with the ark...we are trying very hard to create an equal society. No-one wanted all these foreigners in the UK but having got them we have got to try and make it work.

    At Monday, 06 February, 2006, Blogger Alison said...

    No sorry to disagree - 50+ people died last summer because we dont raise difficult issues and address them. Liberals have been forced to admit as a result of all this (not the deaths last year!) that multicultural Britain is a mess. The european media precipitated this and brought it to a head - weve them to thank. Consider if you will the fact that Imams raced this issue across to the Middle East and brought it to a head first of all. Determined to make europe pay. The euro press then took this on and addressed the banality and in turn whats at stake here in europe. This forced the undesirables out into the open here so we could witness their stupidity and they could embarrass moderate muslims and start intense debate.

    The most hostile of the protests occurred here. Not in Denmark or France but here. Why? Because we appease terrorists and are happily chipping away at our democracy to keep them happy and housed here. Now that the issue has been forced out these moron extremists have had to back down and the liberals are all of a flutter. We have nothing to thank the British press for at all. But owe a debt of gratitude to the euros.

    At Monday, 06 February, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yes I agree the most hostile occurred here.. Imagine how much more hostile they would have been if the Press had published the pictures. Why should our Police be injured, killed or premises burnt. So the Europeans stood up for themselves for once, big deal. We have got to sort our country out and chuck our all the we know for the much maligned party who want them chucked out...but the great British public won't do that.

    At Monday, 06 February, 2006, Blogger Alison said...

    Thanks Frank

    Agree Fred, Dumb Brit

    Snafu - odd that ;)

    Can see your point Anon. Anyway full on mass riots are so last century - unless youre in the middle east

    Hi Monicar glad you stopped by! At least someone (the Cons) jumped up and down enough to push for prosecutions

    At Tuesday, 07 February, 2006, Blogger MonicaR said...

    It doesn't matter how much you kiss their ass - they will still kill you.

    It was a pleasure to stop by Alison!


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