February 05, 2004

MISSION NOT ACCOMPLISHED

The Bali bombing was intended to rescue locals from Western depravity, according to murderer Amrozi:

You can see from their attitude . . . they come here, people such as Americans, the Jews and their allies. They want to colonise, not just to play. They want to control Muslim people. They make us weak and they take our people to bars.

Since the bombing, Balinese who previously earned their living in the tourism industry have been forced into other work, as The Bulletin's Eric Ellis reports:

It's in Bali's north that western paedophiles have long preyed on villages, traditionally the source of so many of Bali's tourism workers but now, since the bombs devastated the island's economy, thrown into overnight penury.

"The bomb made the paedophile problem worse," she explains. "It was a simple matter of economics; people got thrown out of work, they needed the money, and there were accommodating European men to help them."

The children of Bali and their Euroscum exploiters offer you their thanks, Amrozi.

UPDATE. As vaara points out in comments, Australian molesters are also profiting due to Amroziís bomb attack. Child-wreckers of the globe unite to celebrate!

Posted by Tim Blair at February 5, 2004 03:11 AM
Comments

Uh, maybe it's my mistake, but I thought Bali was 95% Hindu. Rather odd place to go if one wants to "control Muslim people." Not to mention that Bali is probably the oldest tropical tourist destination in the world, and yet maintains its distinctive culture rather well (get out beyond Denpasar and Kuta or the main street of Ubud).

Terrorist pinhead.

Posted by: IceCold at February 5, 2004 at 03:32 AM

Yes, damn those European pedophiles.

Posted by: vaara at February 5, 2004 at 03:48 AM

The company I work for used to have an account with an army in the Middle East (discretion for the sake of job security). Whenever these guys - normally very strict Muslims - would come over to meet with the corporate heads in New York, all they ever wanted to do was drink and hang out in strip clubs. True, we take them to bars, but that's because they *ask* us to.

Posted by: Emily at February 5, 2004 at 04:25 AM

How about those Muslims that come to Las Vegas and try to control all the best limos, private jets, and suites at the Bellagio. They want to colonize the Strip, take control of the tables and make our people weak and play slot machines.

Posted by: BC at February 5, 2004 at 05:37 AM

Nuts! Does this mean the cancellation of this year's "Take a Muslim Terrorist to Hooters" day?

Posted by: stevo at February 5, 2004 at 05:41 AM

> "They make us weak and they take our people to bars..."

Sorry ... cannot ... control ... reflex ... response ...

"I'm Islamicist, I mourn Qusay
I plot all night, draw the dole all day
I cut off heads, I blow up bars
I'm a devout Wahhabi!

...

I grow a piss-weak goatee
Kill infidels in bars!"

Posted by: Uncle Milk at February 5, 2004 at 06:10 AM

Q: What do Muslim punters scream out at strip clubs?

A: "Show us yer face! Show us yer face!"

Posted by: superboot at February 5, 2004 at 06:12 AM

Americans and Europeans who go to Cambodia for child sex abuse were recently shown on a television new show here. A doctor from Oklahoma was particularly odious. Good news is he's under investigation now.

http://www.thegombo.com/blog/archives/000126.html

Posted by: Pasha at February 5, 2004 at 06:24 AM

Reminds me of Craig Kielburger, the Canadian teen who fought against child-labour. Then net result was that wherever he had any influence, rates of child prostitution went up.

Posted by: RonG at February 5, 2004 at 06:47 AM

What is it with Muslims and Jews, anyway? How many Jews have been to Bali/Indonesia. How does he now? Do they were yellow stars or something?

Posted by: Quentin George at February 5, 2004 at 06:58 AM

Historically, Muslims and Jews have co-existed very well, especially compared to two millenia of European pograms. For instance when the Jews were persecuted during the Spanish inquisition they migrated in great numbers to
Morocco, where they have flourished ever since.

As for Blair, how 'bout looking in your own backyard for corruption and sex slavery? What was that about border protection?

Posted by: Miranda Divide at February 5, 2004 at 10:55 AM

Miranda, Miranda,
Still peddling those noxious nostrums eh ?

"Muslims and Jews have co-existed very well" - so what is dhimmitude then Miranda ? I guess violent political and economic repression over a thousand years is "peaceful co-existence" to a fool like you.

What about the 100,000+ Jewish refugees from Araby in the 40's, 60's and 70's Miranda ?

Now explain why the realms of Arab speakers are Judenrein Miranda ?

You are beneath contempt - you take a thousand years of suffering and oppression and lightly throw it off as "peaceful co-existence".

How I'd love drop you off in Morrocco in the 19th Century, as a Jewess. And leave you there. Then you'd squeal little piggy.

Posted by: Arik at February 5, 2004 at 11:16 AM

I would shower my new friends with love.

Posted by: Miranda Divide at February 5, 2004 at 11:26 AM

Hey Arik - what a pity you can't see that Jewish history doesn't belong to the Zionists.

Posted by: Fred Frost at February 5, 2004 at 11:39 AM

LOL...if this what they do to "save" people, imagine when they give up hope...

Posted by: b-psycho at February 5, 2004 at 11:50 AM

This isn't Feed A Troll Day. Ignore them, they are beyond redemption and too stupid to care. Treat them like toddlers at a party. Everyone know they make obnoxious noises now and then but no-on bothers to discuss adult matters with them.

Posted by: Jake D at February 5, 2004 at 12:01 PM

Some comments:

Miranda is correct that many Jews fled to Moslem countries to escape persecution by the Spanish Inquisition. Many went to the Ottoman Empire and there are still a significant number in Turkey. They were generally treated quite well, certainly no worse than the other non-Moslem populations and some held high government positions under the Sultans.

It was surely deliberate that JI chose to bomb Bali. Being non-Moslems, the Balinese could be easily sacrificed. Imagine the outcry if they had bombed a bar in Djakarta and killed lots of Moslems!

inArA fe

Posted by: Max at February 5, 2004 at 12:30 PM

Miranda - I'm sure you would. Just the kind of loving they need too ... shoo, get on home child, you still need your mommy and the fairy story at night to go to bed with.

Mr. Fred Frost:
'Dhimmitude' is NOT a Zionist term. It is NOT an invention of Zionist historians.

It is an Arab word, an Arab institution, and a fact of history.

You like the KKK, confronted with 'lynchings' responding: "What a pity you can't see that history doesn't belong to the Negro historians"

Posted by: Arik at February 5, 2004 at 12:31 PM

Miranda,Would that be before or after the they chained you and sold you at a slave auction?

Posted by: Peter at February 5, 2004 at 01:07 PM

Michael Jackson announced Bali as a stop on his upcoming tour! Sorry. Obvious but I had to blurt it out anyway.

Ireland had the best Semitic rights record in Europe...nary a pogrom so maybe it's not all Catholics. The Irish also invented the car bomb so maybe it's not all Muslims.

We get the point, Miranda...it's wrong to stereotype. Now go away.

Posted by: JDB at February 5, 2004 at 01:15 PM

I would shower my new friends with love.

And spirochettes.

Posted by: Gary Utter at February 5, 2004 at 01:16 PM

So how can we influence Islamo-fascists to target individual European pedophiles operating in Bali?

While I'm normally averse to funding terrorists, I could be persuaded to reimburse for expenses (ie individual cartridges expended), along with a bonus for the heads of European pedophiles, displayed on an appropriate web site. How to define "head"? Your option Mr. Terrorist.

Perhaps this could be a way to begin to heal the breach between us.

Posted by: Paul at February 5, 2004 at 01:39 PM

Actually I am well aware of history concerning Muslims and Jews, Miranda. I was referring specifically to the modern world, which I thought was implicit from my post.

Jews were treated well in the Islamic world, about the same level as Christians, the other "People of the Book." But they were second-class citizens. The term "treated well" is only true when compared to their reception in other states, particularly in Christian Europe. Compared to modern Western society though, Islam in the twelth was no haven of tolerance. You weren't allowed to hold public office, work in certain areas, fraternise with Muslims, etc.

Of course we are missing out a large proportion of the Middle-Eastern population who weren't treated well by Muslim or Christian, which were pagans. They were usually forcibly converted, or killed.

Although claiming Jews were mistreated by Christians doesn't paint the whole picture, as Orthodox Christians mistreated Cathars, Albegensians, Arians, etc.

Certainly not a haven of enlightenment.

But I think the main point is this: Rabbiting on about 12th Century Islam's "enlightenment" doesn't excuse the current mainstream state of the Religion. Islam is still effectively a medieval religion, albeit a relatively enlightened one. The Islamic world needs an Enlightenment, just like the West experienced.

Posted by: Quentin George at February 5, 2004 at 04:10 PM

By the way, by 'Orthodox' I mean the establish church before it schismed into 'Catholic' and 'Orthodox' branches.

Posted by: Quentin George at February 5, 2004 at 04:43 PM

If these revelations of child sexual abuse were made before the Bali terrorist attacks, lefty pundits would cite it as a "root cause" of the Bali terrorist attacks. (Mind you, given that Tim endorsed claims that false accusations of mass rape contributed to a suicide bombing in Turkey, I can't see how he'd be credibly able to disagree)

Posted by: Andjam at February 5, 2004 at 09:29 PM

Although Jews were treated well in some Muslim societies, they were severely persecuted in others. It really depended on the calif. A benevolent calif would die and the next one would reverse his decrees and persecute the Jews. There were many Muslim societies from Spain to Central Asia, some of which lasted for over 1000 years. The examples usually given of benevolent Islam are: Spain before the Reconquista, the Ottoman Empire from the 1600s on, and Morocco. There are many other examples of Muslim treatment of Jews from Mohammed on, that no one mentions.

Posted by: Yehudit at February 6, 2004 at 06:13 AM

Of course no one ever brings up Enlightenment era Prussia as a haven of tolerance for jews. Frederick the Great encouraged their migration to his territories. Unfortunately, Prussia is where eastern germany and poland is now, and we know what happened to those jews...

Posted by: Quentin George at February 6, 2004 at 06:31 AM

Yes, the Muslim world needs an Enlightenment. And after the 20th century, the west needs another one too.

Central creed of the Enlightenment? Ditch your religious doctrine infavour of human reason and rational thought.


Posted by: Miranda Divide at February 8, 2004 at 01:21 AM

OMG, is Miranda going to turn her back on the Dark God of Trolls?

Posted by: Sortelli at February 8, 2004 at 03:54 PM