June 30, 2003


With friends like these ...

One of the world's best-known terrorists of the 1970s and 1980s has written a book lauding the man suspected of masterminding the 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States.

Carlos the Jackal, whose real name is Illich Ramirez Sanchez, praises Osama Bin Laden's "shining" example in a selection of writings from his prison cell in France which went on sale on Thursday.

A convert to Islam since his imprisonment for three murders, Sanchez preaches "revolutionary Islam" - which is the title of his book - as the new, post-Communist answer to what he calls US "totalitarianism".

I look forward to the Jackalís lecture tour. Whatís that? Heís in prison until he dies? Too bad.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 30, 2003 05:14 AM

Actually, Carlos might live long enough to get out. When the obsessively compulsive surrendering French cede their country to the Islamofascists and Sharia law becomes the law of the Caliphate of Frogistan, then Carlos will go free.

Posted by: Peter Koren at June 30, 2003 at 05:41 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Carlos's wife (or fiancee?), Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, was the first defence lawyer for the 20th hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui.

Posted by: AndyM at June 30, 2003 at 06:02 AM

Just goes to show how ideologically committed these guys really are. Communism went out of style, so they're leaping onto the Islamofacist band wagon. Gotta keep up with the trends, doncha know.

Posted by: Rebecca Harris at June 30, 2003 at 10:41 AM

You said it Rebecca. This Jackal fellow is now like the perfect poetic expression of two useless, destructive worldviews. He wandered into communist terrorism 'cuz he was a messed up kid who liked blowing shit up real good and hurting people. Now he's an Islamofascist.

I don't need to tell you how shocked I am.

Posted by: Russell at June 30, 2003 at 12:52 PM

Birds of a feather, blah, blah, blah.

Just confirms my belief that Leftist Goons and religious fanatics are cut from the same cloth and both desire the same things. See how meaningful Marx's anti religious statments are to them now?

Actually most loathsome creeps, whether they be devout Muslims, Communists, Neo Nazi's, the KKK, the anti Globalisation 'anarchists'and the loonier end of the eco activist movement are all really the same thing. Different sheepskin jacket, same old wolf.

Wacky old Islam seems to be their new bandwagon. Freaky Christian extremists are converting, plus Neo fascists and Marxist poltroons like Carlos the Jerkoff and Roger Garaudy [former French commie leader and Jew hater].

How long will it be before my local Resistance bookshop becomes an Islamic learning centre?

Posted by: Christopher Valentine at June 30, 2003 at 01:19 PM

Yeah... consider the source.

Posted by: Eric at June 30, 2003 at 02:10 PM

Chris Valentine is right, Islam offers an opportunity for convergence of "Muslims, Communists, Neo Nazi's, the KKK, the anti Globalisation 'anarchists' and the loonier end of the eco activist movement" and everyone else with a sincere desire to force their agenda through violence.

As I've said many times, these lunatics won't be happy until they can put a bullet into the brain of everyone who disagrees with them. What can be done about this menace other than to kill them all before they kill us? What say we sit down and talk through our differences? Ain't gonna solve the problem is it?

Posted by: ZsaZsa at June 30, 2003 at 08:05 PM

What a surprise that another criminal has converted to Islam.

Posted by: Joel at July 1, 2003 at 12:18 AM

The thing about Carlos is he needs a cover for his chosen perversion: killing people on a large scale. So do a lot of other people with homicidal instincts and a chip on the shoulder.

The sickest part is the perversion of logic that has Western commentators "explaining" why we deserve to be blown up by these guys.

Posted by: Dave F at July 1, 2003 at 06:27 AM

I read either on merde or dissident frogman that French prisons are like 80% muslims, so prison life being what it is anybody put there will "convert" to radical Islam. It beats having your throat cut.

Posted by: James D at July 1, 2003 at 10:37 AM