:: Monday, 18 July 2005 ::
I meant to blog this piece from Marvellous Malcolm Farr at the Daily Telegraph about the London terrorism. He gets Oz in one. No quarter to terrorists, home grown or foreign.
The piece was published 11 July 2005.
The Saturday edition of the paper ran a short piece by Irfan Yusuf, a Sydney lawyer, who has published quite a bit of Muslim related stuff round and about.
I cannot navigate the Tele site as it is shite, but the full piece by Yusuf seems to be here.
Basic thesis? Most Muslims are not craazy but journo's always seek out the Mad Imams who say Osama is innocent and rape is the fault of women, without appreciating mainstream Muslims thereby giving the lie that all Muslims are craazy. The Mad Imams are a minority and most Muslims listen to peaceful chats etc etc and I have an iPod I am normal blah blah blah.
Do not get me wrong. Irfan is giving it a red hot go - by "it" I mean trying to show that now all Muslims are maaad. But cripes what a battle - it must be hard to be Irfan today when the Islamic Bookshop in Lakemba is found to be peddling terrorist exhalting texts as splashed all over the Tele .
It is the Islamic Bookshop.
I mean. The Islamic Bookshop.
Selling pro-Osama stuff.
Pretty mainstream, yeah?
Somehow I do not believe the Goethe Insitute in Woolhara is selling copies of Mein Kamf.
:: WB 5:50 am [link+] ::