In the ‘Lateline’ evening program on Australia’s ABC TV, the host Tony Jones interviewed Geert Wilders (by teleconference). This is in the lead-up to Mr Wilders’ visit to Australia which has been sponsored by the Q Society.
The interviewer was very hostile but I think Mr Wilders held his own admirably.
If you are reading this in February 2013, then please click on the link above and watch and listen: the sneering hostility of the interviewer, and the manner of his constant aggressive interruptions, are not as obvious from the transcript as it is from the audio and visuals.
First of all, lets have a look where the hatred comes from. Would it surprise you that the cultural Marxists are in cahoots with the soldiers of allah to destroy the Day of Love, just like they would ruin Christmas and take your guns and your religion away from all you ‘bitter clingers?’
Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, the sacred day that intimate companions mark to celebrate their love and affection for one another. If you’re thinking about making a study of how couples celebrate this day, the Muslim world and the milieus of the radical Left are not the places you should be spending most, if any, of your time. Indeed, it’s pretty hard to outdo jihadists and “progressives” when it comes to the hatred of Valentine’s Day. And this hatred is precisely the territory on which the contemporary romance between the radical Left and Islamic fanaticism is formed.
It’s hard to say just how much American blood, the Rolling Stone General has on his hands. McChrystal was the Obama General who seemed to be running for office even on the battlefield, marketing himself as a hip cultural figure who supports Obama and listens to the right music.
McChrystal ran afoul of the left, which wanted a general’s scalp, even if it was a general who was on their side. McChrystal’s approach to disdaining the lives of American soldiers in order to win over Afghans was a bloody disaster. But now he’s back with a new book and an even more hard-core left-wing take on everything.
Not only does McChrystal feel the need to mouth off on gun control, “I think the balance between protecting people and protecting rights of individuals has to protect our children and our streets as well. So I want a very serious conversation because to me the status quo is just not something I’m happy with.”
“What scares me about drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world,” he said in an interview.
McChrystal said the use of drones exacerbates a “perception of American arrogance that says, ‘Well we can fly where we want, we can shoot where we want, because we can.’”
And with that McChrystal has revealed his inner leftist. His views on the War on Terror are strictly Michael Moore stuff.
As part of al Qaeda, ‘people had the opportunity to make a difference, and that’s a powerful thing’, and in his view, there wasn’t ‘that much of a difference between the terrorists and the counter-terrorists.’ For him, both the CIA and the Base for Islamic Jihad give people the chance to be part of something greater than themselves.
How do you expect someone who sees no real difference between his side and Al Qaeda to contribute anything to the War on Terror?
Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin (retired) was the United States Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He has played a role in almost every recent major American military operation over the past four decades, serving in Grenada, Somalia, and Iraq. He is an author and taught at Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia. He is currently executive vice president at the Family Research Council.
Toufic Zahab, 69, is understood to have been hit with a brick and knifed in an attack that led to his decapitation at the family’s home in Stacey Street, Bankstown, just after 6am today. (The Australian)
“They’re warm people, generous people,”– They are a great family”. “Everyone’s devastated and shocked.” (Newscom)
A FATHER was allegedly beheaded after he came to his wife’s defence inside their family home in Bankstown this morning.
The man’s 42-year-old son has been arrested.
Police responding to reports of a domestic incident arrived at the Stacey Street home in Bankstown shortly after 6am this morning.
There officers discovered the body of 69-year-old Toufic Zahab.
Police confirmed the body had been decapitated.
It is alleged Mr Zahab’s elderly wife was burned with candles and kicked down a set of stairs by the couple’s son, Khoder Zahab, and was attacked with a piece of brick and a knife after coming to her aid.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has dismissed warnings by a controversial Dutch politician that Australia needs to learn from Europe and be vigilant of Islam by not allowing the mass immigration of Muslim people.
Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom that holds the balance of power in the Dutch parliament, made the comment ahead of his visit to Australia next week.
Mr Wilders says he wants to warn Australia against allowing the mass immigration of people from Muslim countries because Islam and freedom are incompatible.
But, speaking to the ABC, Mr Dreyfus says Mr Wilders’ views have no relevance in Australia.
“We’re a long established democracy with successful multiculturalism. We’re also a country with a long standing commitment to free speech and robust political debate. Mr Wilders is free to come and express his views here in Australia, but I’m equally free to condemn them and the government does condemn the views that he expressed and I imagine he’s going to be expressing during his speaking tour here in Australia.”