Tim Blair reviews criticismÂ of an article in which he discussed the startling contents of a bookshop in Lakemba:
Imagine the reaction if Sydney stores sold books containing these lines:
– “Is it allowed to support and love Muslims? No, it is not allowed.”
– “Men’s perfection is because of various reasons: intelligence, religion, etc. At most, four Muslims have this perfection.”
– “No one can deny the fact that the Muslims are the worst kind of barbarian killers the world has ever known!!! The decent great Adolf Hitler of Germany never killed in the manner of the Muslims!!! Surely only mad people or those who love killing infants, pregnant women and the infirm will think differently.”
Just a hunch, but that sort of thing might lead to a protest or two. When an Islamic store presents identical slurs against women and Jews, however, the PC crowd is absolutely silent…
The ABC’s Jonathan Green performed an impressive leftist two-step, first describing my Islamic Bookstore criticism as a case of “book burning” then urging censorship of images showing the imminent Islamic State beheading of US journalist James Foley. Consistency isn’t exactly his strong suit – unless you’re talking about consistent cowardice in the face of Islam.
The most important thing Blair’s critics overlook, though, is not that an Islamic bookshop sells books so full of hatred. It’s that these books, written by Muslims and sold by an Islamic bookshop, says this hatred is the true message of Islam.