Hitchens: A nasty attempt to coerce Danish newspapers into apologizing for the cartoons of Muhammad

Yamani or Your Life

F*kc the profits descendants and the camels they rode in on….

By Christopher Hitchens/Slate

I have just finished reading one of the most astoundingly stupid and nasty documents ever to have landed on my desk. It consists of a letter from a law firm in Saudi Arabia, run by a man named Ahmed Zaki Yamani, to a group of newspapers in Scandinavia. I quote directly from its main paragraphs:

Over the past months my law firm has been contacted by several thousand descendants of the Prophet, who have learned about your newspaper’s republication of the drawing, depicting their esteemed ancestor as a terrorist suicide bomber with a bomb in his turban.

As descendants of the Prophet, these individuals feel personally insulted, emotionally distressed and defamed by your newspaper’s re-publication of the drawing. They have therefore retained my law firm and instructed me to approach you …

So that’s the stupid part—the idea that people who claim descent from a seventh-century warlord and preacher have standing to sue for hurt feelings. The nasty bit comes a few paragraphs later:

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Gaddafi's Call For Jihad, P 2

Gaddafi’s declaration of war just proves that appeasement is a disaster.

“Let us wage jihad against Switzerland, Zionism and foreign aggression,” he said.

“Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate, is against Muhammad, God and the Koran.”

Andrew Bolt

All Europe’s bribes to Gaddafi just made the monster stronger:

Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi called on Thursday for jihad (holy war) against Switzerland over the ban adopted last year on the construction of minarets in the country.

“It is against unbelieving and apostate Switzerland that jihad ought to be proclaimed by all means,” Kadhafi said during a speech in the Mediterranean coastal city of Bengazi to mark the birthday of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

“Jihad against Switzerland, against Zionism, against foreign aggression is not terrorism,” Kadhafi said.

He’s correct on one thing, jihad is not terrorism – if you’re a Muslim that is.

Jihad is the (usually unmentioned) 6th pillar of islamic belief and a religious obligation for Moslems.
It is encumbent on Muslims to wage jihad on the infidel till all submit to the Muslim god Allah.

That last sentence carries his jihad into the whole world. That is consistent with the teaching of Islam’s holy books. Anyone who opposes the advance of Islam, for any reason, is considered an aggressor, holding back the will of Allah for a universal Islamic state.  Gaddafi’s statements clearly call for offensive warfare, but Muslims will tell you that he is merely “defending” Islam.

It is interesting that he refers to “apostate Switzerland”, which in his queer and twisted psyche implies that Switzerland was once Islamic and has been “led astray” by unbelief….

"We are training fighters for the Taliban…"

From the magnificient Tundra Tabloids:

Taliban to be ‘bribed’ with jobs and houses in £330m plan to stabilise Afghanistan

This is gonna work!

Taliban fighters will be handed jobs and free homes under plans to crush the insurgency in Afghanistan.  Even Mullah Omar, their fugitive leader, could be rewarded with property if he renounces violence and severs links with Al Qaeda.

But senior Government officials said it was unlikely the insurgents would be paid cash to give up their weapons, for fear it would be used to buy arms to target British troops. The £330million plan to buy off jobless fighters will be the centrepiece of today’s international conference in London on the war-torn nation.   But the scheme likely to be greeted with dismay by some of the families of the 251 British troops who have been killed since the conflict began in 2001Read more

So the heroin drug running cartel of Taliban and non-Taliban Afghani war-lords and other minor potentates, are going to be rewarded for their role in stealing the majority of the Western aid meant for the destitute population, with a ‘bold’ scheme in bribing the majority of the people to whom the aid was originally meant for…

Karzai is pleased that he doesn’t have to pay back what he stole…..

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Germany’s Siemens pulling out of Iran

The announcement came shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that she was seriously considering tougher sanctions on the Islamic Republic, which has failed to cooperate on disclosing its nuclear ambitions. JTA