Saturday, March 11, 2006

Friday Night War-of-Ideas Watch

Via Little Green Footballs, our first stop is in Great Britian, where we see that the Muslims have essentially won the war for British culture. First we learn:

The Telegraph has apparently removed a story about shari’a law from their web site: This story has been removed for legal reasons. (Hat tip: No Pasaran!)
Notice the URL of the article: .../news/2006/02/19/nsharia219.xml
The story has also been deleted from Google’s cache.
UPDATE : Here’s the article they removed:
ENGLAND: The day is coming when British Muslims form a state within a state.

And what is so heineous that the Telegraph felt they had to pull the article? Why, the truth, of course:

For the past two weeks, Patrick Sookhdeo has been canvassing the opinions of Muslim clerics in Britain on the row over the cartoons featuring images of Mohammed that were first published in Denmark and then reprinted in several other European countries.
"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." The cartoons, you see, have not been published in this country, and the Government has been very critical of those countries in which they were published.
To many of the Islamic clerics, that's a clear victory. " 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."
Dr Sookhdeo adds that he believes that "in a decade, you will see parts of English cities which are controlled by Muslim clerics and which follow, not the common law, but aspects of Muslim sharia law. "It is already starting to happen - and unless the Government changes the way it treats the so-called leaders of the Islamic community, it will continue."

So much for the vaunted European multiculturalism, and "tolerance" for those whom are "different" - apparently, it is only a policy designed to make the surrender of one's one culture (and freedoms) more gradual and acceptable.

Speaking of surrender, Jimmy Carter keeps urging those pesky Jews to give it up, and just die quietly. In Pakistan, no less, he goes a-Jew bashin', with enough lies to make Herr Goebbels smile in his cold cold grave:

Israel has announced a policy of isolating and destabilising the new government (perhaps joined by the United States)...
As part of the Quartet, including Russia, the UN, and the European Union, [George Bush] has endorsed a “Road Map” for peace. But Israel has officially rejected its basic premises with patently unacceptable caveats and prerequisites...
The pre-eminent obstacle to peace is Israel’s colonisation of Palestine...
Although President Bill Clinton made strong efforts to promote peace...

Read it many of Jimmy Carter's lies can you find?

Next up, Hamas leader Khaled Mashal claims that Isreal has declared war on the Palestinians with their announced intention of drawing up borders unilaterally {well, maybe if they had someone sane to negotiate with...}. Roger Simon has some thought on Hamas' position:

I don't know why Mr. Mashal is so upset. This is nothing new. He's been at war with the "Zionist entity" since the founding of his organization...

So where to go for Mr. Mashal? Renewed terror is one gambit, but likely to put him and many of his friends at the short end of a helicopter missile attack. (And I can promise you one thing - some of them have their doubts about that virgins fairy tale.) A serious escalation of terror (if they are capable of it) would probably result in worse, since with Hamas running the government their actions would be state actions and dealt with accordingly. Mashal could run to the Western Europeans and the Russians for support - and he already has - but with his ally Iran parading their nuclear ambitions and acting like international lunatics his leverage with them will be less. So, for the moment, Hamas seems not to have many options...

They have one option, Mr. Simon...they can declare for peace and recognition of Israel. If they are incapable of performing that one simple act, they deserve whatever death Israel rains upon their ungodly headwraps...

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