The Parsons Green Attack

Same event, same reaction


“Let’s go round again
Maybe we’ll turn back the hands of time
Let’s go round again
One more time
Let’s go round again
Maybe we’ll turn back the hands of time
Let’s go round again
One more time, one more time, one more time
One more time”

Average White Band.

I’ve only had this blog since 31st January 2017 but I’ve already written five separate posts about terrorist atrocities. If I may, I’d like to quote myself: on 24th May 2017, in response to the attack in Manchester I wrote…

“The fact is that nothing will be done in response to the Manchester attack, just as nothing was done about the Westminster attack.”

The four months that separate the Parsons Green Attack from those words have not led me to change my mind. Continue reading “The Parsons Green Attack”

Quote of the Day #25

Ibn Khaldun

“In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force”

Continue reading “Quote of the Day #25”

Quote of the Day #24

Bertrand Russell

“There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Almost inevitably some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting. But he dare not face this thought! Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not rational, he becomes furious when they are disputed.” Continue reading “Quote of the Day #24”

Religious People Are Obsessed With Sex

An unhealthy fixation on female virginity

It is my belief that Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the same religion with slightly different emphases. It is also my belief that followers of the Abrahamic religion(s) have a disturbing and unhealthy obsession with sex. Jewish folks mutilate the penises of newborn baby boys and Christians appear determined to stop same sex couples marrying one another. In the first case I would ask why Jews think they know better than the omnipotent being who went to so much trouble to create the foreskin; in the second I would suggest to Christians opposed to same sex marriage that they don’t marry someone of the same sex. But in 2017, one of the most dangerous and unpleasant obsessions is that of some Muslims with female virginity. Whether this is due to Islam or what the Egyptian-American journalist¬† Mona Eltahawy calls “toxic mix of culture and religion” I don’t know. However, the German journalist Guner Yasemin Balci, who is of Turkish descent, certainly thinks there are some people in her “community” have quite old-fashioned views about sex and the role of women in society.

Please watch Balci’s film “Obsessed With Virginity – Female Sexuality Among Western Muslims.” It is 42 minutes long but well worth watching. The people in the film are exactly the type of folks “liberals” and “progressives” should be supporting rather than the bearded barbarians who have nothing to offer except hate speech and spurious accusations of “racism” and “Islamophobia.”

I have always felt that Billy Connelly has expressed the most succinct view about the mad obsession with 72 virgins in a mythical afterlife. Here is his foul-mouthed rant about suicide bombers, virgins and forced marriages. Enjoy.

The Capitalism Delusion

Time to end the plutonomy in the West

Item #1: A CEO, a worker and an immigrant go into a pub. On the bar is a tray of twenty pints. The CEO removes one pint and places it on the bar and takes the rest of the tray. He turns to the worker and says “You’d better be careful that immigrant doesn’t steal your drink.”

Item #2: I was slumped on the sofa after work yesterday vaguely watching an ancient episode of The Simpsons when an advert for the TENTH anniversary special of Keeping Up With The Kardashians came on the television. This family of talentless nobodies are multimillionaires and have done nothing of any merit in a decade of relentless exposure.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the delusion of hypercapitalism in all its 21st century glory. Continue reading “The Capitalism Delusion”

Quote of the Day #23

Isaac Asimov

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” Continue reading “Quote of the Day #23”

Challenging The Fascist Word “Islamophobia”

For about the ten-billionth time, “Islam” and “Muslim” are not synonyms

I’m sorry to return to this topic again (it’s like an itch I can’t stop scratching) but it seems one cannot go more than a couple of days without someone or something being accused of “Islamophobia.” Often attributed to the late, great Christopher Hitchens but in actual fact said by Andrew Cummins, the best way to define this absurd word is…

“Islamophobia: a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.”

The fascists in question are the Islamist hard right whilst the cowards are the pseudo-leftists who inhabit the BBC and the opinion section of the UK Guardian newspaper. I will leave it you to decide who the morons are. For the love of all the gods that have never existed, why do people who loudly proclaim their anti-sexism, anti-homophobia and anti-racism support people who are violent misogynists, murderous homophobes and bigoted racists and anti-Semites? Continue reading “Challenging The Fascist Word “Islamophobia””