A Swedish newspaper has printed a blasphemous cartoon of that 7th century Arab psychopath that started the wondrous religion of Islam.
Sweden's government said it regretted any hurt but could not apologise as it was not responsible for the drawing and could not prevent its publication.
An umbrella body representing 57 Muslim nations, the Organisation of Islamic Conference, condemned the latest cartoon and urged the Swedish government to punish those responsible.
They can condemn it without requesting that we Westerners change our laws to suit their ancient blasphemy taboos. THIS is what I mean by creeping Muslim demands.
At the liberal/left/asian blog Pickled Politics I recently commented
I don’t think a “paranoia” about creeping Muslim demands is completely unfounded, after self declared Muslims blew up 52 innocents, then more self declared muslims trying to follow in their footsteps, after British muslims have gone on to the streets of london saying behead those who insult islam, after islamic nhs workers try to detonate a nightclub in london, after they pathetically tried to blow up glasgow airport, after the numerous thwarted attacked including the “dancing slags” trial, I don’t think that the paranoia on the right is quite as illogical as the paranoia of many on the left.
What I should have explained it's not the terrorists so much, it's really the Muslim organisations, such as the Organisation of Islamic Conference which composes of 57 Muslim groups that actually seek to change the law, or put another way, creeping Muslim demands. If Muslims don't want to be spoken for by these massive umbrella groups of Muslim organisations then surely there would be larger counter groups?
Of course by saying the phrase creeping Muslim demands, I was instantly dismissed as "a paranoiac racist". This must all be a figment of my imagination, then.
Meanwhile artists have morphed Jesus in to Bin Laden. No beheadings or street rallies calling for the slaughter of the artists have yet been reported in response.
The self-described non-violent Hizb uti-Tahrir group of Muslims met in Copenhagen this week and urged the destruction of Israel, according to the Danish newspaper Nyhedsavisen. Approximately 600 Muslims attended the meeting of the growing organization, which calls for the re-establishment of Islamic law according to a new Caliphate as it existed in the Middle Ages.
"The Caliphate can arrive in an hour, two months or two years from now," said Fadi Abdullatif, Hizb ut-Tahrir’s president, who previously has been convicted for urging the murder of Jews. Another leader, Atta bin Khalil, called on believers to "continue their state of war against the Jewish nation."
At least 18 soldiers have been killed in two booby-trap bomb attacks at Warrenpoint, South Down, close to the border with the Irish Republic.It's amazing to think that now, at long last, we have relative peace in Northern Ireland. and British troops have finally been able to withdraw from active operations there.
It is the highest death toll suffered by the British Army in a single incident since it arrived in Northern Ireland to restore order a decade ago. The IRA are believed to be behind the attack.
We will not forget that the IRA war probably largely funded by Irish Americans. On 11th September 2001, it seems many of these American supporters of the IRA finally realised that terrorism was wrong.
A BBC article on peace in Northern Ireland describes the 9/11 effect
I love the way the BBC put things sometimes - "political violence became deeply unfashionable". I cant help but think the BBC hack who put this together was actually referring to the liberal left's soft spot for political violence and terrorism.
The huge funding for militant Republicanism by Irish-Americans was already in decline before the attacks on the US on 11 September 2001. That day, however, changed the world, and drove many organisations labelled as "terrorist" to the margins. The IRA and its political allies recognised that political violence was suddenly deeply unfashionable among previously staunch supporters.
The hell of being a British expat
nobody has ever woken up and thought, “I know. I have a wonderful family, lots of money, a great job and an active social life. I shall therefore move to Australia.”
Australia is where you go when you’ve made a mess of everything. That’s why the 1.3m Brits who live there are known as whingeing Poms. Because they’re all failures.
It's got 180 comments so far...
And the BBC quote an "Iraq analyst" - James Denselow
Quite why the US would want to remain in Iraq other than to make Iraq a success is beyond me. Why the fuck would they want to stay in Iraq and "justify" their presence?!!
A quick google brings up a rather atrocious Guardian (surprise!) "Comment is Free" article, which begins
As details continue to emerge about the recent attacks on Glasgow airport and London's Haymarket, we are confronted with the unintended consequences of the west's failed policy towards Iraq
It's all our fault! If only we hadn't of Invaded Iraq 9/11 would never have happened...
"We know that there are bad apples."Mike Colbourne, Chief UK adviser to police in Basra, in reference to militia infiltration in the Iraqi police force
The man who knifed head teacher Philip Lawrence to death has been allowed to stay in the UK after winning an appeal against deportation.BBC news
Learco Chindamo, 26, is serving a life sentence for killing Mr Lawrence outside his school in Maida Vale, north London, in 1995.
Chindamo's lawyers argued that deporting him to Italy, where he was born, would breach his human rights.
What a load of fucking cuntish bollocks. Italy, the symbol of torture world-wide... When will the UK pull out of the "human rights" act which gives murderers and terrorists "rights" to stay in the UK?
Update: Lawrence widow shock at decision
The widow of murdered teacher Philip Lawrence has said she was "utterly devastated" by the decision not to deport her husband's killer.
Frances Lawrence said she had been told Learco Chindamo would be deported to Italy, where his father was from.
The government said it would challenge "robustly" the decision to allow Chindamo, who stabbed Mr Lawrence in 1995 when he was 15, to stay in the UK.
The 26-year-old is serving a life sentence for the 1995 killing.
His lawyers argued that deporting him to Italy, where he was born, would breach his human rights.
Chindamo, who was jailed for life in 1996 with a minimum 12-year term, could be released early next year if the Parole Board decides it is safe to do so.
Justice Secretary Jack Straw has confirmed the government would be taking the case to appeal and told the BBC he would be offering to meet Mrs Lawrence on Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs Lawrence told the BBC's Radio 4 Today programme: "I didn't anticipate that I would feel so utterly devastated as I felt.
"I think that within the confines of the law Mr Chindamo has the same rights as, for instance, my son whose father he killed.
"But what I don't understand and what makes me so depressed is how the Human Rights Act, which was set up... in order to be an exemplar to show how human beings should live together fairly and equally and kindly, and now it's allowed someone who destroyed a life to pick and choose how he wants to live his.
"When we speak of morality, we've only got to utter the word and we're derided.
"And when we speak of the relationship between rights and responsibilities we can be held in contempt. And to me, I see this underlying the growing problem, the plague of knife crime and violent crime."
Of course she's right - robbery at knife point has DOUBLED in within past two years, and only 1 in 10 of those caught with a knife are jailed for it. They need to understand that actions have consequences, serious ones, not a slap on the wrist, so to speak. They need to understand when they commit a terrible crime they LOOSE their rights as they have disregarded their responsibilities.
TWO Scottish NHS trusts have decided all their staff should be banned from eating at their desks during next month's Ramadan when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.
They will also be removing the vending machines and lunch trollies from their hospitals during the 30-day period.
As far as I know, all female members of staff have not been ordered to wear the veil, yet...but give it time.
This kind of heavyhanded, bending over backwards, PC nonsense does not help anyone, not least Muslims.
Being told you mustn't munch a sandwich or drink a coffee for a month in case it gets up others' noses is bound to create irritation as well as resentment.
But, if NHS Lothian and Greater Glasgow must go ahead, how about a little consistency? No one is allowed to eat chocolate during Lent for Catholics and Anglicans who're temporarily giving it up, no ham at any time, lest it offends any Jews and, indeed, vegetarianism imposed on everyone because of the Bhuddists.
Nor will there be medical cover or food at all on the Sabbath, just in case there's a Wee Free around. And, naturally, there'll be no more blood transfusions ever because that would upset the Plymouth Brethren. Ridiculous. Yup.
No one should be prevented from practising religious observances or beliefs but neither should they be imposed on others.
Besides, surely the whole point of Ramadan is to test the ability to resist temptation - which means there has to be something to resist... even a colleague's packet of salt and vinegar crisps?
Spot on me Julie! Article from the Daily Record
Imagine if a Jew or an American had murdered 344 Muslims or Palestinians? The screams would be defeaning from all quarters for weeks. But this is day to day life. This is Iraq. This is fucked up.
Alphabet represents my own selection (macabre word) of the most significant facets of life and death in Auschwitz. In twenty-six "slices", I have attempted to illustrate the entire human landscape of the camp: Who killed and who died? How did people survive? What happened to the language they spoke? What rules governed the perpetrators and their victims? Where was God?What I learned from Aushwitz: There is no God
The most important lesson one can learn from Auschwitz is that God does not exist. Occam's Razor tells us not to search for a complicated explanation when a simple one is available. Ever since Auschwitz, theologians have had to go through major contortions to hold onto an image of God. There are only two possibilities: either God caused (or at least permitted) the destruction of the Jews, the Gypsies and the other victims, or God does not care. The first approach is unacceptable for two reasons. It means that entire groups of people may be indicted based on race or other identity, which is contrary to everything I believe. And it makes God out to be a mass murderer. On the other hand, if God does not care, why believe in Him? An uncaring God is either a cruel and negligent one, or, even worse, a God who is unaware of humans and their plight. This latter--the God of Spinoza and of Freud's psychotic Dr. Schreber--is really just a metaphysical formulation bearing little or no relationship to the popular idea of God as a being who intervenes in human history.
Although there are only two possibilities, there is a third approach to retaining belief in God: shut up and stop asking questions. Interestingly, this is the message not of God but the devil to the knight in Bergman's The Seventh Seal. Probably, the majority of those who believe in a Jewish or Christian God today-- at least I hope it is the majority--simply do not confront God with the question of how He could let Auschwitz happen. But this approach is not acceptable to those who believe that there is no area off-limits to human questioning.
By far the simplest explanation for Auschwitz is that there is no God to intervene in human affairs. No deity exists to care what we do to each other. All compassion and all hatred in the human universe is ours. We are on our own.
Thomas Jefferson American President (1801–1809)
James Madison American president and political theorist (1751-1836)
The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.
Abraham Lincoln, American president (1809-1865).
I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies... Lighthouses are more helpful then churches
Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father, author, and inventor
George Bernard Shaw Irish-born English playwright (1856-1950).
Sigmund Freud, Austrian physician and pioneer psychoanalyst (1856-1939).
I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it."
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for a reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein, German-born American physicist
So he loves other men. Ok, well each to their own. But the response by the church here strikes me as a rather vicious consequence of adhering to dogmatic organised religion. In these religions, everything is fine - as long as you play by the 'rules'. You'll be happy, contented and go to 'heaven'. If not you're fucked - the religious will condemn you and you'll burn in hell with satan. How wise the god of these religions is! He uses an astronomically sized carrot and stick to control your actions. Why the fuck 'he' would want to do so in the first place is a mystery.
That's why I am an atheist. Organised religion is one of the most fucked up legacies of ancient humanity. Wake up humanity, perlease.
Check this out: Ethical Atheists Ten Commandments
Oh and this cheered me up