December 06, 2004


An excellent piece from Anthony Andrews in The Guardian on Theo van Gogh, his killer, and modern Holland.

(via contributor J. F. Beck)

Posted by Tim Blair at December 6, 2004 02:21 AM

'Islamophobia' They're killing your filmmakers, throwing grenades at your police, but your fear of them is a phobia, a psychological imbalance... thank you, pompous Guardian journalist, for explaining the Dutch people's delusion to them...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at December 6, 2004 at 03:08 AM

Richard you are jumping the gun there. The writer did not himself say that van Gogh or anyone else had "Islamaphobia", he just mentioned that van Gogh had been reffered to as such.

Posted by: Nic White at December 6, 2004 at 03:38 AM

(This interpretation stems from writings attributed to Khomeini on the proper preparation of meat, in which he appeared to suggest that if a man has sex with an animal, the animal should not be eaten unless the man did not have an orgasm.)


Posted by: Thomas at December 6, 2004 at 03:50 AM

The link to part 2 of the article didn't work for me, have others had the same problem?

Posted by: Person of Choler at December 6, 2004 at 04:56 AM

Like Islam the second link doesn't work for me either


Posted by: Andrew Brough at December 6, 2004 at 05:56 AM

Richard, after working with them for the past seven years I too have 'islamophobia'.

I also had dealings with them in Amsterdam when I lived there, not pretty.

I've worked with lefties who've turned 180 degrees after encountering them.

You would too.

Posted by: Andrew Brough at December 6, 2004 at 06:01 AM

Here's a working link to the second part.

Posted by: Bruce Rheinstein at December 6, 2004 at 06:07 AM

Thanks Bruce, it wasn't working for me either.

Posted by: Lydia at December 6, 2004 at 08:44 AM

"Excellent Piece".
In same sentence.
It does not compute.

But seriously folks, sometimes the Guardian has good articles in. Even the moonbat ones are usually well written, even if the intellectual component is foetid.

Posted by: Alan E Brain at December 6, 2004 at 11:02 AM

"When Theo Van Gogh was SLAUGHTERED in the street"

Cannot believe the use of the word slaughtered by the Guardian!
Perhaps they'll start using it in the cases of beheadings in Iraq too.

Posted by: davo at December 6, 2004 at 03:20 PM


We are dealing with Satan here and you want normality!?

Posted by: Dog at December 6, 2004 at 05:59 PM

It would seem, that 'normality', has passed through the looking-glass.


Posted by: Thomas at December 6, 2004 at 06:07 PM

Unarmed, on a bicycle!! What kind of righties are these!! Do they not know it is derigueur to carry a 12 gauge street sweeper in their SUV.

Posted by: Paulm at December 6, 2004 at 06:44 PM

Guardian? I thought it was the "Observer"

Fortunately, I'm not a Pom, but are they the same thing?

Posted by: jlchydro at December 6, 2004 at 11:41 PM

The Guardian and Observer are not the same newspaper, they employ different editors, journalists and staff, although they are owned (since 1995) by the same people. The Observer is, in some ways, treated as the Sunday version of the Guardian, and is probably bought by the same people. Although both are left wing, they do differ on some points. For instance, the Guardian was against the war in Iraq while the Observer supported it.

Posted by: Craig at December 7, 2004 at 02:44 AM