March 14, 2006

Making blasphemy pay

David T over at Harry's Place has a great entry on Amr Khaled, an Egyptian preacher whose views are less than pleasant. Recently our embattled allies in Denmark engaged in some dialogue with Amr Khaled. According to The New York Times:
Mr. Khaled sought to emphasize that "we are here to build bridges for dialogue," and suggested that a continuing boycott of Danish goods in Arab countries could stop if Danes and their government reached out with initiatives like help for small businesses, or health care.
That does rather sound like, give us some cash and we will lay off. What of the alleged offence to Islam and 1.3 billion Muslims? Or is it just a tradeable? Is using an alleged act of blasphemy as a means of levering some cash out of the embattled Danes perhaps not entirely respectful to the allegedly offended religion?

By contrast, you know where you stand with the Multan District Bar Association in Pakistan (thanks to Marcus at Harry's Place who spotted this on Tim Blair).

Andrew Apostolou (about to slip into natty jim jams).

Posted by Andrew Apostolou at March 14, 2006 10:28 PM

3 Questions:
Why are you always in your pyjamas?
Are you not allowed to wear proper clothes where they keep you?
What exactly happened and you needed to change your pyjamas?

Posted by: BigNose at March 14, 2006 08:16 PM

Sounds to me like he's telling the Danes that if they pay jizya, and the boycott will go away.

Amr Khaled needs to do some research on where the word 'danegeld' comes from- the Danes were using that racket long before Islam existed.

Posted by: rosignol at March 15, 2006 03:29 AM

Great point, Rosignol. As for you, Big Nose, I know who you are and where you live. Big Nose.

Posted by: Apostolou at March 15, 2006 04:28 AM

To whom would the money be paid and how is a figure set?

If it's that easy to start a protection racket where do I sign up?
There are loads of people who offend me.
Please answer why was the changing of pyjamas necessitated; did you have a little accident?

Posted by: Bignose at March 15, 2006 05:40 AM

This guy has soiled many a pyjama.

In Zeyad's THIRD blog post, back on October 18, 2003, he wrote about Muqtada Al-Sadr:

Back to Al-Sadr. He speaks Arabic with an Iranian accent. And I'm sure he was living in Iran before the war, simply because we never heard of him before. Another problem is that he has formed an armed militia called 'Jaish Al-Mahdi' or Al-Mahdi's Army, they dress in black, and wear bands on their foreheads, and have creepy resemblance to Saddam's Fedayeen. I can spot a tyrant miles away. And this is one.

Time has only vindicated Zeyad's original assessment.

You may also want to read his post called "Some musing" from the same time. TG

Posted by: TonyGuitar at March 15, 2006 12:32 PM

Why is Sadr still alive? If the CIA had any use (I suspect it doesn't) they would have killed this nasty fuck years ago. Even if you wanted to make it a moral issue killing the guy would have been justified.

"Did you put someone in a pizza oven"


Bang. ROTFL.

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