October 14, 2003


Not a lot is noteworthy about this fatwa, except the source:


The Shari’ah Court of the UK has been issuing death sentences and other delusional decrees for years, apparently without attracting the wrath of British authorities or a great deal of media censure. Imagine the outcry if an anti-Muslim version of this was published by a white supremacist group:

Following the stabbing of a Jew in Stamford Hill we issue this press release as a warning to all Jews and Muslims in the UK and elsewhere so that they can be aware of the consequences of the conflict taking place in Palestine under the occupation of Israeli Jews and of the consequences of the hostilities and aggression for Israeli interests and aggressors world-wide. We would like to make it abundantly clear that it is an Islamic obligation upon Muslims everywhere to support the Jihad against those who fight Muslims anywhere in the world or who occupy Muslim land and that this support must be financial, physical, military or verbal.

You know, if they keep on like this, there's a real danger that the wellspring of sympathy and goodwill for Muslims might one day run dry.

Posted by Tim Blair at October 14, 2003 02:32 AM

But Tim - a religion of peace - don't you understand?? A mere quirk of their culture, the better for us to understand the wonderful multicultural world around us! Support multiculturalism, get killed! Is that so much to ask?

Posted by: JEM at October 14, 2003 at 06:46 AM

Maybe they could be tried under "organized crime" laws.

Posted by: Wallace at October 14, 2003 at 07:13 AM

I agree with JEM. The Muslim fascination with mass murder just adds a sophisticated nuance to their religion of peace. The only reason the western mind cannot respect this unrestrained urge to kill women and children or anyone with a different opinion is due to the racism of the white man. Likewise, unless you practice honor killings, you are just way ahead of your time.

Posted by: perfectsense at October 14, 2003 at 08:34 AM

Is there any chance of finding the time portal these folks fell out of so we can get them back their home in the 6th century?

Posted by: james at October 14, 2003 at 08:40 AM

to every Jew out there,

start learning Krav Magah, set up JDL's in every city in oz, and get ready for when Ozzy Jews get a fat wah of our own.

Coz it WILL happen

Posted by: DeadED at October 14, 2003 at 10:35 AM

I'd like to think that the Australian state would uphold its end of the social contract by ensuring that Jewish citizens don't get killed for the crime of being Jewish.

As I say, that's what I'd LIKE to think....

Posted by: Tom Paine at October 14, 2003 at 11:17 AM

The late Lenny Bruce had a joke that went something like (paraphrasing here): "People make fag jokes but not lesbian jokes because they know that dykes will beat the shit out of them!"

One still hears an awful lot of lefties mocking Christian Coalition/Moral Majority evangelicals (and I have no problem with that). But none of 'em would mock Islamists (as opposed to reg'lar jus' folks muslims) because they'd be scared shitless and for good reason. Jerry Falwell is an ass but he won't blow up the local shopping mall.

Remember The Feederz song, "Jesus Entering From The Rear?"
Can anyone imagine that redone for Mohammad or a Dead Kennedys-style send up of Islamists?

Rather than admit they're scared, the lefties will say they're only being "sensitive"...yeah, right.

H.L. Mencken said ('nother paraphrase): "I have to respect another man's religion like I have to believe his wife is attractive or his kid is intelligent."

When will the lefties give out the same vituperation they give Christians and, recently, Jews?

Posted by: JDB at October 14, 2003 at 12:24 PM

We call them lefties, but is that fair to dinkum left wingers, particularly dinkum Jewish left wingers like Albert Langer? Albie is mystified that so-called left wingers could stand by and let fascist tyrants like Saddam torture and murder his people. Maybe a more apt reference would be chicken wing. As JDB implies, their "sensitivity" is just fear.

Posted by: slatts at October 14, 2003 at 12:47 PM

Nor do genuine social conservatives wish to be associated with some right wing groups.

So what?

It doesn't stop leftists calling anyone to the right of center 'ultra-', 'neo-', 'nazi', etc.

The very word Christian has become a left term of disapproval. 'The christian right ...'

Posted by: ilibcc at October 14, 2003 at 04:20 PM

The article says America lost a few friends over Iraq. Noooo, they just found out who their friends really were.

Posted by: tom beta 2 at October 15, 2003 at 12:24 AM

Welp, I'm one of those smelly U.S. Nazis, I guess, because my wellspring ran dry about a year ago. I work at a university with many Muslim faculty, all nice guys I thought. But you can't get one of them --- not one --- to condemn Muslim terrorism without a "yes, but". Religion of peace? Yes, when we infidels are all dead or converted.

Posted by: Rebecca at October 16, 2003 at 03:45 AM