Monday, April 29, 2013

Sit at the Back (of the class)

In today's Australian:

Oh, the irony of Tony Abbott criticising Melbourne University for allowing an Islamic event with segregated seating to take place (Campus "leaping back to dark age", 27-28/4)! 
The Catholic Church does not allow women to participate in leadership. At the last papal conclave, women would have been happy with segregated seating if they had been allowed into the room. 
Jakki Trenbath, Earlwood, NSW

In her rush to condemn Tony Abbot for his religious beliefs, perhaps she might have asked how he'd act were he invited to Friday night prayers at a mosque. Of course there would be no problem.
Oh the stupidity of a woman who couldn't tell the difference between an organised religious event held in a sacred location (the papal enclave) and a political meeting (a lecture on Islamic Jihad in Syria) held at a largely taxpayer-funded university campus. 

Suck it, Syrians. No Journos for You.

Some (ahem) 'journalists' never even travel to Israel before writing a book about it. Other journalists and 'activists' love going to Israel. Why?

Tal Dror:
I asked them once this one clichéd question that always comes to mind – "So why Israel of all places? Why not SyriaEgypt? Russia or China?" One of them put on a serious face. "Are you insane?" he asked me. "These are all extremely dangerous places!"
It's also about the beer at the end of a long day.

As Dror notes, that's why you'll have wall-to-wall coverage if an Israeli soldier smacks someone in the face. Whereas if a Syrian is merely shot in the street, nobody even notices.

Read it all.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Uncovered Meat 2013

Sheik Hilali a few years ago:
"If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat?
"The uncovered meat is the problem."
 "If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred."
And of course when such a 'problem' occurs:
"and then you get a judge without mercy (rahma) and gives you 65 years".
This week one such judge in London demonstrates:
Three men who abducted a vulnerable 13-year-old girl from the streets of London and forced her to become their sex slave have been jailed.
His honour:
"All three of you treated her like a piece of meat and passed her about"
Mohammed Sheikh, Hamza Ali and Suran Uddin were all convicted of trafficking and sex offences.

I wonder if police were looking for a possible motive

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Advice to Obama

After the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon, President Obama had this to say:
"We still do not know who did this or why," he said from the Brady Press Briefing Room, cautioning people against jumping to conclusions. "But make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this, and we will find out who did this, we'll find out why they did this."
Who cares?

Enough with trying to find the 'root cause' and justify the unjustifiable. Enough!

'If only I could understand my attacker's feelings...'

Maybe Obama should also give the terrorists their own state and billions of dollars in aid money.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Good Versus Evil


Lefties who said we shouldn't celebrate Osama bin Laden's death as he was a human being, now dancing in the streets over Margaret Thatcher's passing.

Cracking Good Read

Antony Loewenstein on Australia's future:
Australia has a long history of romanticising the individuals who make a fortune selling our natural resources, regardless of the cost to the environment. Gina Reinhart, profiled in this stunning New Yorker piece, is part of this tradition, pushing tax-free, economic zones and advocating low wages so she makes a killing. It’s vulture capitalism on crack
It's Rinehart, as noted within the "Stunning New Yorker piece" Antony apparently didn't read.

This is not the first time Loewenstein has struggled with a woman's name.

See? Antony is not a one-trick Israel-hating pony. He can make embarrassingly basic errors about other topics as well!

Today it's "vulture capitalism on crack". Previously:
as corporations are systemically raping Papua New Guinea; it’s disaster capitalism on crack with little oversight
Antony appears to be addicted to "crack":
Christian Zionism on crack over Israel
The American media and race relations on crack, smoked by Rupert 
Privatisation on crack
Orwell on Crack
And of course:
Israel’s PR strategy is so shambolic and useless, one wonders if it’s been designed by a bar-mitzvah student on crack
Say what you want about crack-addicts Antony, at least they can write.


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

My Ukelele Question

This week's Q&A featured a self-described "Jewish Atheist" discussing faith.

No, not the ABC's favourite go-to Jew, but singer/songwriter Deborah Conway.

I guess Loewenstein couldn't provide the musical entertainment for the end of the show.