Roxon’s law, should it come to fruition, will result in another a real stolen generation – a generation of young people and children who have had their freedom of speech stolen from within their classrooms, lecture theatres and tutorial rooms where open discussion should be welcomed. Shut-up laws to treat us like children
The Australianis right. Tim Mathieson’s silly joke is only an issue because of the hypocrisy, cant and illiberalism of his partner, Prime Minister Julia Gillard: Under those laws, Mathieson could be sued by people who merely took offence at his remarks about female Asian doctors.
So the questions for Gillard are these: does she admit her proposed laws would make what Mathieson said potentially unlawful? Does she agree that this demonstrates her laws are dangerously broad?
“When you go swimming, it’s much healthier to keep your whole body completely covered, you know.” The Muslim lady behind the counter in my local pharmacy has recently started giving me advice like this. It’s kindly meant and I’m always glad to hear her views because she is one of the few people in west London where I live who talks to me.
The streets around Acton, which has been my home since 1996, have taken on a new identity. Most of the shops are now owned by Muslims and even the fish and chip shop and Indian takeaway are Halal…
Of the 8.17 million people in London, one million are Muslim, with the majority of them young families. That is not, in reality, a great number. But because so many Muslims increasingly insist on emphasising their separateness, it feels as if they have taken over; my female neighbours flap past in full niqab, some so heavily veiled that I can’t see their eyes. I’ve made an effort to communicate by smiling deliberately at the ones I thought I was seeing out and about regularly, but this didn’t lead to conversation because they never look me in the face…
More worryingly, I feel that public spaces are becoming contested. One food store has recently installed a sign banning alcohol on the premises. Fair enough. But it also says: “No alcohol allowed on the streets near this shop.”…
‘Criminal legal aid costs one billion a year, and at a time like this, you have to challenge whether we are getting appropriate value for taxpayers’ money.’
Its criminal to burden the British taxpayer with this unjustifiable, absurd squandering of scarce resources. Imagine how much good the British government could do if it allocated that much money to the counter jihad!
The filmmakers don’t live in Egypt. They are not Muslims. Yet, under Mohammedan ‘law’, the sharia, all the world belongs to Islam and the law of allah prevails over any other. Under the sharia, any Muslim can take it upon himself to murder these people and the combined Mustard ummah of 1.5 gazillion lunatics will celebrate it like the falling towers of the WTC on 9/11.
Will Obama rush to defend the principle of the freedom of speech, and explain its importance to the Egyptian authorities? Not a chance. Obama and Hillary Clinton immediately moved against the freedom of speech when the riots that were putatively over this film first broke out. Clinton said: “We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted.” And indeed, as was pointed out last week during her Benghazi testimony, the only person in prison now is the Muhammad filmmaker, not anyone involved in the Benghazi jihad murders.
“Egypt: death penalties for makers of anti-Islam film upheld,” from ANSAmed, January 29 (thanks to JW):
(ANSAmed) – CAIRO – After the green light given by the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Cairo’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences of seven Egyptian citizens involved in the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’, whose trailer caused deadly unrest throughout the Arab world in September. A co-defendant, US Pastor Terry Jones, was sentenced to five years in prison.The seven, all Coptic Christians who reside in the US, were found guilty of insulting Islam and threatening national unity.
Among them is Nikolas Bassili, who directed the film that sparked the fatal protests. In Cairo, protesters scaled the walls of the US embassy and ripped the Stars and Stripes off the flagpole at the center of the compound. (ANSAmed).
(I had to put the video below the fold because it starts automatically, which is annoying.)
That’s still Huma whispering in her ear.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told her “townterview” at the Newseum in Washington, DC on January 29 that she hopes Hamas will turn into a “political entity.” She said it is her “great hope” that they will be “at the table” of negotiations in the future.
Don’t miss this episode of the internet’s premier gabfest, the Glazov Gang: it features Mike Finch, the Chief Operating Officer at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Dwight Schultz, a Hollywood actor who played Murdock on NBC’s The-A-Team. They discuss how Hillary became the first Obama Administration official to admit that jihad exists.
The discussion, which occurred in Part I above, focuses on how the Secretary of State contradicted four years of the administration’s jihad denial in her recent Benghazi testimony. And yet there has not been one word from the media about Hillary letting the jihadist cat out of the bag. Read my take on this development here. In Part II, the Gang unravels why Leftists are waging war on the heroic truth-teller, Rep. Michele Bachmann.
“We have proposed the establishment of a military organization comprising Muslim countries’ armed forces in order to defend the rights of the oppressed people” including Palestinians, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying.
In other words, Muslims should focus on bringing about another genocide of the Jews. And Ahmadinejad emphasized that Muslims should follow “the guidelines” of Muhammad. Somehow Iran’s Thug-In-Chief seems to have misunderstood the Islamic prophet’s peaceful, Gandhi-like teachings.
An Israeli intelligence source has confirmed Iran’s Fordow underground nuclear uranium enrichment facility sustained major damage in a “mega explosion” that occurred last week.Fordow, which contains at least 2,700 centrifuges for uranium enrichment, is located deep beneath a mountain near the Iranian city of Qom.
Some 200 workers were trapped inside the facility at the time, according to a report published Monday by The Times, a UK-based newspaper.
As a backbencher last June, Mr McClelland referred to Ms Gillard’s involvement in providing advice on the establishment of a contentious AWU fund in Parliament.
While speaking on a bill to crack down on fraud by union officials, he said: “I never want to see a dollar that a worker gives a union used for any purpose other than the proper purposes of representing that union member’s best interests.
“Indeed, I know the Prime Minister is quite familiar with this area of the law; as lawyers in the mid-1990s, we were involved in a matter representing opposing clients.”
McClelland offers no explanation in his statement.
Just for the record, I’m posting the article about McClelland’s call against sharia below the fold: