May 24, 2003


Andrew Bolt on the terrorist cause:

The past week of horrors -- with 15 suicide attacks in Chechnya, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Morocco -- should prove to anyone with sense that such Islamic terrorists have no cause. They have nothing for us to discuss. No grievance worth apologising for. Nothing.

It says something of the intellectual poverty of so many of our universities' "experts" in the Middle East and Islam that few have better explained the nature of today's Islamic terrorism than did the half-educated mass murderer of Bali, Amrozi, last weekend.

When Amrozi himself explains he just wants Westerners "finished" for something as trivial as drinking in a bar on a Hindu island, or for being Jewish, then it's time to stop negotiating and start shooting.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 24, 2003 02:55 PM

Don't forget to turn off italics when you've finished with them, Tim.

Posted by: Scott Wickstein at May 24, 2003 at 03:14 PM

Italians off.

Posted by: tim at May 24, 2003 at 03:39 PM

Why would Tim need to turn off the Italics?

The ENTIRE post is taken directly from the article. Unless of course you didn't read the article.

Posted by: Todd Miller at May 24, 2003 at 03:39 PM

There are murderous scum in every society, but few lower than those who do so in the name of religon.

Congrats on the "all new improved" site....with comments!

Posted by: Wallace at May 24, 2003 at 03:42 PM

Or......"religion"....I hate mispelling. This is the 2nd mistake I've made this year and I vow, the last.

Posted by: Wallace at May 24, 2003 at 03:43 PM

I like "religon" myself. Kind of sounds Klingonish. Oh never mind me.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at May 24, 2003 at 04:15 PM

I find that comment about turning off "Italians" vaguely sinister.

If Tim Blair does that, what will happen to all those people employed in the Australian house building industry whose job it is to put up faux-marble pillars outside tiny suburban dwellings?

And if anything happens to Vince Colosimo, he'd better be ready to face the wrath of half the females in my office at least.

Couldn't he at least have started with the Greeks.

Except Effie, she's okay.

Posted by: Tom Paine at May 24, 2003 at 05:49 PM

Are you sure religion's been responsible for more "murderous scum" than religon? They're both pretty bloody.

Posted by: mark at May 24, 2003 at 11:42 PM

One thing that would really be cool about being American president is that you coud be watching TV and get really mad and could grab the phone and yell down it "Stop fucking around and start shooting!!", then slam it down thinking "That ought to fucking do it." and go to bed.

Posted by: Amos at May 25, 2003 at 12:46 AM

As for the "start shooting" part, is there a line I'm supposed to get in or something?

Posted by: J. Dwyer at May 25, 2003 at 08:28 AM


Please add links.


Ooh, feedback and correctins! Keeping you honest, Tim.
Posted by: Amos at May 29, 2003 04:49 PM

Oh, feedbacks and correctings! Keeping you honest, Tim.
Posted by: Amos at May 29, 2003 04:50 PM

Oh, feed back and.. nevermind.
Posted by: Amos at May 29, 2003 04:50 PM
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