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"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
Enrico Fermi

February 28, 2006


Have a look at the post from Isaac Schrödinger here. It shows what Muslims don't really get worried about.

Tim Blair has a moment from
history that's relevant. In the comments there is another incredible relevant event from history...about cartoons.

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February 26, 2006


Interesting article on the BBC, with regard to Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality....Muslims 'must accept' free speech.

"Muslims must accept that freedom of speech is central to Britishness and should be preserved even if it offends people, says Sir Trevor Phillips.

The chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) said we should "allow people to offend each other".

And he suggested that Muslims who wanted a system of Islamic Shariah law should leave the UK.

Sir Trevor told ITV1's Jonathan Dimbleby programme:
"What some minorities have to accept is that there are certain central things we all agree about, which are about the way we treat each other.

"That we have an attachment to democracy, that we sort things out by voting not by violence and intimidation, that we tolerate things that we don't like."

"One point of Britishness is that people can say what they like about the way we should live, however absurd, however unpopular it is," said Sir Trevor.

He also rejected the idea of Shariah law in Muslim communities in the UK.

"We have one set of laws. They are decided on by one group of people, members of Parliament, and that's the end of the story. Anybody who lives here has to accept that's the way we do it. If you want to have laws decided in another way, you have to live somewhere else," he said.

Well said Trevor.

Linking back to those the Americans are
hitting back.

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February 24, 2006

1st Anniversary

Yes folks, you read that right....this blog is now 1 year old!! *crowd goes wild*

What started out as inane drivel is still.......basically inane drivel I suppose. Is that good thing or a bad thing? Whatever, I'll let you decide. Thank you to everyone that deems this to be more than inane drivel, I'm glad you're still here.

When I started this blog I thought I would merely comment on things. What started out as minor ramblings have progressed to somewhat bigger ravings, with the occasion ramble from time to time. What has surprised me most, apart from actually acquiring readers, is that people have felt the need to comment from time to time. I've tried to keep my postings as relevant as possible, and as unbiased as possible. I don't know if I've succeeded, but I've done it as well as I can.

Anyhow...I hope I can continue this for at least another year. Thanks for stopping by.


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February 22, 2006

News...a little late.

A Shia shrine has been blown up in Iraq.

Oh, apparently some Muslims here in the UK want
Sharia law.

Perhaps they want a
state within a state - this is an interesting article, too much to quote, so read the whole thing. Though a couple of interesting quotes:

"They think they have won the debate," he says with a sigh. "They believe that the British Government has capitulated to them, because it feared the consequences if it did not."

"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."

The Government, and Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, are fundamentally deluded about the nature of Islam."

"...I fear for the future, because Islamic communities within Britain will form a state within a state. Religion will occupy an ever-larger place in our collective political life. And, speaking as a religious man myself, I fear that outcome."

I don't think so.....go to a Sharia law ruled country Saudi.

Whle we're talking about Muslims , rememer the Christians slaughtered by Muslims in Nigeria...well it's
payback time. Also according to Sandmonkey, it appears Egyptians are getting stroppy.

Back to
Denmark, and those Imams may have miscalculated being found out.....because a party has been founded, Demokratiske Muslimer (Democratic Muslims), and it appears that they are getting pissed off with extremist Muslims. This is a good start.

(edit - wait a minute - a letter from a number of ambassadors of various Muslim countries to Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Danish Prime Minister. Have a little read.

I like the bit that goes "We strongly feel that casting aspersions on Islam as a religion and publishing demeaning caricatures of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) goes against the spirit of Danish values of tolerance and civil society. This is on the whole a very discriminatory tendency and does not bode well with the high human rights standards of Denmark. We may underline that it can also cause reactions in Muslim countries and among Muslim communities in Europe."

Does it read a little threatening to you?

Link from Infidel Bloggers Alliance to Eurabian News to to Berlinske...clicking on the link next to Grafik.)

Now you might have heard of the court case over the private diaries of
Prince Charles. I'd like to know why Mark Bolland the former aide to Prince Charles, is not being charged with theft. After all, he stole the diaries from the Prince and handed them to the Mail On Sunday. Actually the Mail On Sunday could be done for dealing with stolen goods right? There must be a legal person who reads me who could say one way or another.

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February 18, 2006

Going too far...

Ok....give it a rest already. Another protest in London.

Compared to
Libyan protesters setting fire to the Italian Embassy, with 10 being shot dead.

In that same story, a bounty has been offered to 'anyone who kills the Danish cartoonists who drew the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.'

A Pakistani cleric, Maulana Yousef Qureshi, 'speaking from Pehsawar, said he had personally offered to pay a bounty of 500,000 rupees ($8,400) and two of his congregation put up additional rewards of $1m and one million rupees plus a car.'
Pakistani reaction here.

Iranians have been stoning and firebombing the British and German embassies in Tehran.

Hmm...the Nigerians are on the
rampage. At least '"10 churches, some hotels, more than 20 shops and over 10 vehicles were burned by the protesters," one resident told Reuters news agency by telephone.'

'Another resident said "most of the dead were Christians beaten to death on the streets by the rioters", according to the Associated Press news agency.'

Now, does anyone think that Islam is a Religion of Peace at the moment? Anyone?

For pitys sake, they are cartoons.....anyone would think that they are more important than Mohammed's house being bulldozed in Mecca.

You do know cartoons are harmless? Oh, you don't....see the Iranian cartoon contest about the Holocaust.

How many people died in Germany because of the 'Final Solution'? I'm not just talking about Jews, I'm talking about the mentally and physically disabled, the sick, the Gypsies etc.

Lets face it, if there had been any Persians or Muslims there, they would have been slaughtered as well. The Nazis were pretty open to killing anyone that didn't fit the approved ideal.

I mean would you do cartoons about an event of mass murder? Oh well, it was obviously expecting too much for some sort of intelligent reasoned debate.

Hmm...talking of cartoons, here is one called
Gevoelig (this means 'sensitive' in Dutch). It was made by Joep Bertrams, who won an award last year for being the best Dutch political cartoonist of 2005. Link courtesy Michelle Malkin.

Now everyone is taking the mickey...check out
Infinitives Unsplit's take on it using the FSM.

Glorifying it is going to apply to everyone right? So, not just Muslim terrorist types, but also that lot across the water in
Northern Ireland for example right?

Addition: The thing is, there are many out there who are tolerant, friendly, welcoming, hospitable, good people. What I don't understand is where their voice is. Where is the mass condemnation of violence, intolerance etc.? Is it fear? Is it a worry about not being accepted? Excuse me, these...I hesitate to call them people, as people have manners and standards. These 'people' do not care about the rights of others, the laws set down. They are abusing that freedom that they would deny to us. Some of you life here and benefit from that freedom. Would you let them take it away?

Start speaking up!!!

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February 15, 2006

Items of Note

Ok...just a few items to mention today.

I will touch on the whole cartoon thing from an oblique angle. You see, Muslims are going mental everywhere because of 12 cartoons......however they aren't going mental about the fact that the prophet they've been protesting about, Mohammed, is having his home in Saudi Arabia
bulldozed to make way for a 'parking lot, two 50-storey hotel towers and seven 35-storey apartment blocks'. Anyone see the problem? (edited to make it nice and clear)

Link courtesy Blairwatch.

A similar idea courtesy of
A Tangled Web.

For those British readers,
Bill Sticker has noticed a couple of important items that may have escaped your notice. First of all, apparently Tone is trying to end voting in local council elections in 2007.

Added to that, there is the small insignificant matter of bypassing Parliament in order to get legislation passed....aka The
Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill. Check out Spy Blog for more details.

I think it is time for a bit of protest I think....civil unrest of the polite kind. Maybe we can call for a vote of no confidence in the Government...which will force Her Majesty to call an election.

Sodding Power Hungry "£$£^$^$&(edit...because it's probably safer)!

Edit - Am I allowed to say that in this day and age, or has some law been passed which makes it illegal??

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February 12, 2006


Congratulations to Steve Fossett!

Hmm....well as you might have heard there was a rally in London

However, Dr Azam Tamimi made his feelings known when he told Sky News that,

"The publication of these cartoons will cause the world to tremble. Fire will be throughout the world if they don't stop."

Is that a threat Dr Tamimi? Incitement to violence perhaps?

But enough of those 12 isn't important. Or perhaps it is in a roundabout way. Perhaps it is about
hate. Is this the kind of thing that should be going on in this day and age?

Let me know your considered thoughts, and what can be done about it.

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February 11, 2006

Those cartoons...and other things

To be honest, the violent over-reaction to the cartoons has now gone on far too long, especially given the dubious nature of the role that the Imams from Denmark played in getting that violent reaction.

I think there is a choice that needs to be made in this matter.

Those moderates who did not really get annoyed over the 12 cartoons, you have to be more vocal. You have to condemn unequivocally the militant elements within your religion. Sitting quietly is not going to sort this out. They are dragging your religion through the dirt, and you don't seem that bothered.

Those elements that don't like freedom of speech, the ability to satirise etc, leave this country, or indeed any other country, and go to a Muslim state of your choice....and stay there.

The various Home Offices of countries across the world should revoke any citizenship or refugee status of the militant types and deport them as soon as possible.

In other news:

Chip & PIN comes in on the 14th here in the UK....why Valentines Day? Anyhow, for those that haven't figured it out yet, read
here. Also check out the Chip & PIN website.

Please note that there is also Chip & Signature for those with certain disablements. Also, if your card doesn't have Chip & PIN, don't worry, you can still use it, your replacement on expiry will have Chip & PIN....don't let any shop fob you off.

Exercise required? Try

Freddie Laker, the pioneer of 'no-frills' travel has died.

Steve Fossett has decided to cross the Atlantic. Check out the
Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer site, and mission control updates here. Good luck!

BBC...political correctness going
too far. I mean it's the Goon Show and other classic programmes....

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February 09, 2006


Apparently this is the dossier that was taken by the Imams around the Middle East.

If you want to check it out, go quickly, it appears it is up for consideration for deletion.

Can't remember where I saw the link to it (edit - from Bloggerheads here). Anyhow, it is a Wikipedia entry.

Update : I forgot to mention this incident in Pakistan. Yet another case of Muslim killing Muslim.

Further Update: Newspapers giving in? Sweden censoring?

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February 08, 2006

Cartoons and other.

I hope this isn't related to the cartoons.

Talking of cartoons.....a result! Yes,
Sandmonkey has got a link about the 'pigface' cartoon. No it isn't what you think. How about a French Pig Squealing Competition? It is none other than Jacques Barrot from an August 15th article. Nice scoop from NeanderNews. what are the chances the other 2 are a setup? Anyone want to hazard a guess who might have created them? Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Perhaps Imam Abu Laban would like to comment?

Also from looks like the Danish Press are asking
pointed questions of the Imams. I should think so as well.....I wonder if the imams could be charged with incitement by the law?

I will have a further comment soon.

On other news...

'I May Not Be Here Soon' - Major cock-up by hospital.

Stever Fossett has started his round the world and a bit
record bid.
On a 50th anniversary, man eats is
50 years old.
chicken resusitation?
Guys...want to wear a
dress to school?

Update:Sandmonkey is at it again....Boycott Egypt!! Why? Well they printed the cartoons back in October.

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February 06, 2006


Small question....with all these Muslims going mental over 12 cartoons, why have they not been protesting about the deaths of those ferry passengers as the Captain and crew abandoned them. Also seeing as Darfur appears to be escalating again, where is the condemnation?

The main one though, is where is the condemnation of the 'insurgents' in Iraq killing Iraqis? Although it looks like the locals are turning against Al Qa'eda.

Anyone see a trend?

Oh and talking about cartoons...check the following link out...Politically Incorrect.

The ones on the left, the 'offending ones', and on the right, what the Middle East press is known to put out. We're the intolerant ones?

Update - Foreign Notes makes the point that it is against international law to attack embassies.

Update #2 - I don't swear on here normally, but I make an exception : bloody idiot.

Update #3 - He's been arrested. Oh, he's a convicted drug dealer as well?

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February 04, 2006


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February 01, 2006

More Comments

Continuting coverage of the cartoons....see Sundries, who links to Isaac Schrödinger has something to say....also links to zombietime...except it has hit the bandwidth limit. Michelle Malkin also comments.

Check out the
Religious Policeman and Rantings of a Sandmonkey as well.

Random thought...considering the Chinese and Islamic calenders are both lunar....why was the Islamic New Year (Happy 1427!) happening two days later than the full moon?

On blog news, greenfairydotcrumb/greenfairydotcom is back Pandemian. I'm keeping both blogs on my list for a week or so, then it'll be Pandemian only.

Also, it appears Pfff may be dropping off the net....perhaps.

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