The threat of Abbott’s and Bolt’s Islamophobia
By Julian Burnside
Right now, Islamophobia is the new anti-semitism, and it is dangerous. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott referred to Muslims a number of times in his speech last Monday, and he referred to the Lindt cafe siege in Sydney. It is important to bear in mind that the Lindt cafe siege was not a Muslim terrorist event: it was not any sort of terrorist event. It was the terrible act of a madman. …
More on Tony Abbott referring to muslims and the terrible act of a madman at Gulf News thanks to Mullah, pbuh
ABC insists – er – even bigots have a right to speak, you know
Hypocrites find the truth offensive. Always amusing to watch the Leftist mind wrestling with logic or objectivity.
Brilliant observation from the Daily Telegraph, noting the hypocrisy of so many of the Left:
Attorney-General George Brandis was widely ridiculed after he made these comments in the Senate in May, 2014: “People do have a right to be bigots, you know. People have the right to say things that other people would find insulting, offensive or bigoted.”
Many of Brandis’s critics were from the ABC, where the Attorney-General is something of a hate figure.
So it was a surprise on Monday night to hear so many people on the ABC’s Q & A program using Brandis’s exact argument to defend the show’s decision to grant several minutes of airtime last week to Islamic extremist Zaky Mallah.