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Is it the love of beer that prevents Damian Doyle from converting to Islam?

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Damian Doyle has always struck me as a strange individual, so sanctimonious and so judgemental of yours truly and so full of condescension for anyone who does not hold beliefs concurrent  with his own. He is an avid consumer of what I call “disaster porn” and if there is some natural disaster in the third world he is onto it like a flash tweeting about it or decrying the tardy response of the west to said disasters. Anyway  our Damian has written a rather wordy piece about the way that Islam is perceived in this country and in it he sneers at  any and all criticism of that faith.

During the question and answer session it became clear that many members of the audience were genuinely curious about Islam. Having heard so many terrible things about the religion – not just at the forum but elsewhere too – they wanted to understand its core teachings and central texts. One woman commented she had attempted to read the Qur’an but found it unintelligible and confusing. That’s a pretty normal response as it’s a very different book to, say, the New Testament. “So where can we learn more about Islam?”

The response at that forum, naturally enough under the circumstances, was not all that helpful. The conveners were unanimous in their advice, “There’s an excellent website called Jihad Watch, which is run by an organisation that we’re linked with. Its main author, Robert Spencer, has also written a lot of books that are essential reading”.

Of course, you don’t need to attend a meeting of the Q Society, a fringe group fighting the good fight against the ‘Islamisation of Australia’ and the implementation of sharia law in our school tuckshops, to meet people who see Islam as a baffling unknown. Through conversations in pubs and coffee shops, by reading letters in tabloid newspapers and on blogs, or by listening to commentary on television or radio, it’s easy to see that Islam is a poorly understood religion in Australia.

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Notice the way that Doyle frames his barely concealed contempt for anyone who is critical of Islam? The reference to Tuck-shops is clearly an allusion   to the cruelty concerns of the issue of the conversion of institutional food sources to halal even when only a very tiny number of the consumers are Muslim. It seems to me that Doyle is suggesting that only very favourable discussion of Islam should ever be listened to and considered and that anything that is at all critical of Islam is haram.

  Please dear readers go to his piece and you will find a great example of quisling rhetoric in full flight, an essay that even tries to play down the significance of Female Genital Mutilation Note his choice of words to describe the practice:

A sad example of this is the issue of female genital cutting. The attendees at the Q Society forum would have been left with the impression that female genital cutting is an Islamic practice as an example of the religion’s repression and abuse of women. By contrast, the conference attendees heard an account of a pre-Islamic cultural practice being eliminated from a community as a result of a local imam’s leadership during the 1950s.

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Yes Damian we have all heard  that line and although it may be true in the most pedantic sense for every Muslim society that abhors and rejects the practice there are many others who are at best indifferent to the vile practice..

It seems to me that for Damian   dreams about is an uncritical acceptance of Islam   and the practice of the faith, both here and elsewhere in the world, and a substantive deference to the sensitivities of those who follow that faith. Thus he wants no criticism of the hot heads who call for the beheading of  unbelievers   and he wants to see nothing but positive  PR for the faith within the Australian community.:

And so I’ve decided to start small. To think about the things I can influence, rather than those I can’t. People will decide for themselves what to believe about Islam and its role in society, both in Australia and globally. Some will continue to reach out to sources of information that, in my view, are toxic and uninformed. I need to remember that a simple thing I can do is to let them know there are other sources, that those sources can be trusted, and that obtaining information from a range of sources is the best way to become informed.

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The trouble with this exercise in parsimony, as readers of this blog will know, is that Damian  considers any sort of criticism of Islam at all is an example of “bigotry” and I can’t help thinking that the only thing that is preventing Damian from going the whole hog to making the declaration ” There is no god but Allah and Mohamed is his prophet” must be  Mr Doyle’s love of beer.

Cheers Comrades

TheMRJihad

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Abu Hamza al-Mazri, holidays in the sun, and the Queen of hearts

If you do the crime then you should do the time by my reckoning but it never ceases to amaze me just how wriggly some people are when they have played the Jihad game and they face being held to account for their willingness to kill for Allah. So when preachers of hate like Abu Hamza al-Mazri use every means possible to avoid extradition from Britain to the USA over eight long years it is something of a win for justice when you see his last avenue of appeal denied.

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Having spent the last eight years being pampered in a cushy English prison there will be some justice to be had at last when he is welcomed into the  custody of the sponsors of the  famous tropical  holiday camp, “Club Gitmo”. Sadly for Abu Hamza al-Mazr he won’t be going to that famous holiday destination instead it will be a federal prison where a whole new team of Lawyers will bend over backwards to help him avoid his just deserts . Makes me  rather more sympathetic to the queen of hearts position on justice, well just  sometimes it does.

  Cheers Comrades

No good deed goes unpunished

I found this email in my inbox this morning, like so many variations on this scam the expectation will be that you would be asked to pay some small fee to expedite matters but the difference here seems to be that this version is aimed at either the pious Muslim or the person who has enough antipathy towards Islam that they may desire to acquire such funds to spite it. But then again she may be genuine so should I forward this to Sheik Taj din Hilalli or Keyser Trad?

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ASSALAM ALAIKUM MY DEAR IN ISLAM,

I KNOW THERE MAY BE SCAMS AND JUNK MAILS FLYING HERE AND THERE ON THE INTERNET BUT CERTAINLY, THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM. NOW I URGE YOU TO TAKE THIS MESSAGE SERIOUSLY AND WITH AN OPEN MIND, WITH GOOD FAITH AND TRUST .I AM MRS AISHA ALQASIM FROM KUWAIT . I AM MARRIED TO LATE SHEIK AL JABER ALQASIM OF BLESSED MEMORY WHO IS AN OIL EXPLORER IN COTE D’IVOIRE FOR MANY YEARS BEFORE HE DIED IN THE YEAR 2001. WE WERE MARRIED FOR TWENTY FIVE YEARS WITHOUT A CHILD. HE DIED AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS THAT LASTED FOR ONLY FOUR DAYS.BEFORE HIS DEATH WE WERE BOTH DEVOTED MUSLIMS. SINCE HIS DEATH I TOO HAVE BEEN BATTLING WITH BOTH CANCER AND FIBROID PROBLEMS. WHEN MY LATE HUSBAND WAS ALIVE HE DEPOSITED ONE TRUNK BOX THAT CONTAIN $5.5m (FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) WITH A SECURTY FIRM. RECENTLY, MY DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT I HAVE ONLY SIX MONTHS TO LIVE DUE TO CANCER PROBLEM. THOUGH WHAT DISTURBS ME MOST IS MY STROKE SICKNESS. HAVING KNOWN MY CONDITION I DECIDED TO DONATE THIS FUND TO A DEVOTED MUSLIM INDIVIDUAL THAT WILL UTILIZE THIS MONEY THE WAY I AM GOING TO INSTRUCT HEREIN.

I WANT THIS MUSLIM INDIVIDUAL TO USE THIS MONEY IN ALL SINCERITY TO FUND MOSQUES, ORPHANAGES, WIDOWS, AND ALSO PROPAGATING THE WORD OF ALLAH AND TO ENSURE THAT THE SOCIETY UPHOLDS THE VIEWS AND BELIEF OF THE HOLY QURAN.THE HOLY QURAN EMPHASIZES SO MUCH ON ALLAH’S BENEVOLENCE AND THIS HAS ENCOURAGE ME TO TAKE THE BOLD STEP.I TOOK THIS DECISION BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE ANY CHILD THAT WILL INHERIT THIS MONEY AND MY HUSBAND RELATIVES ARE VERY BAD, INFACT AM SUSPECTING THEM TO BE THE ONE THAT KILLED MY HUSBAND SO THAT THEY WILL INHERIT ALL HIS WEALTH. MEANWHILE THEY HAVE POSSESED SOME OF MY HUSBAND PROPERTIES BUT THIS IS UNKNOWN TO THEM THET IS WHY AM AM SEARCHING FOR REAL BROTHER OR SISTER IN ISLAM TO ASSIST IN USING THIS FUND FOR THE SAID PURPOS. AND I DON’T WANT A SITUATION WHERE THIS MONEY WILL BE USED IN AN UNHOLY MANNER. HENCE THE REASONS FOR THIS BOLD DECISION. I KNOW THAT AFTER DEATH I WILL BE WITH ALLAH THE MOST BENEFICENT AND THE MOST MERCIFUL.WITH ALLAH ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. AS SOON AS I RECEIVE YOUR REPLY I SHALL GIVE YOU THE CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE SECURITY FIRM AND THE COUNTRY IN OVERSEA WHERE THE TRUNK BOX WAS DEPOSITED. I WILL ALSO ISSUE A LETTER OF AUTHORITY TO THE SECURITY FIRM AUTHORIZING THEM THAT THE SAID TRUNK BOX HAVE BEING WILLED TO YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH AUTHORIZATION WILL BE FORWARDED TO YOU. I WANT YOU AND THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY WHERE YOU RESIDE TO ALWAYS PRAY FOR ME.THANKS
MRS AISHA ALQASIM

 

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