June 25, 2003


You readers rock. More than $A825 has now been donated to Jake Ryan - thatís eight hundred and twenty five delicious, frosty beer-buying dollars from readers in Australia, Asia, the US, and Britain. Iíll keep the Beer Fund rolling until Friday, then send a cheque to Jake care of his football club.

Blogger doners will be linked in the next update. Massive thanks to everybody who has so far contributed. Now for some Jake reaction from Malaysia:

As a Muslim, I am very glad and proud of what Bali bomb victim Jake Ryan did, even if it breached the official conduct in court.

Good on you Jake Ė that Imam Samudra extremist deserves to be shouted at with the worst of language and even more.

Using Islamic terms for the wrong purpose to confuse people about Islam not only paints a bad name to the religion but also to Muslims the world over.

He and his gang should be given the harshest of punishments.

Shamsul Khairuddin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What he said. Follow earlier Beer Fund reports starting here.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 25, 2003 03:31 PM

Good on ya Shamsul Khairuddin, I've got a few Muslim mates who think the same. Religion should not be used by murderers to cover for their crimes. Right is right. Wrong is Wrong. A child could tell these killers that.

Posted by: Jake D at June 25, 2003 at 11:40 PM