Saturday, June 21, 2014

And We Do Not Have 18c.



Throughout much of my adult life I have heard the often mindless sectarian violence in Northern Ireland described as between Catholic terrorists and Protestant extremists, the tints being all about their relative connection to the UK government.
The nomenclature left no doubt that the thugs on both sides were primarily driven by religious fervor and gratuitous barbarity.

Recently with the increase in violent killings extending across Iraq from Syria there is now a notable absence of including "Islam" in identifying the various bunches of towel headed thugs and killers.
Even using the underlying sectarian terms of Sunni and Shia that along with Wahhabi  and other branches of Islam who have been killing each other for centuries are now avoided.

Why have the various media ceased identifying the basic drivers of middle East ferocious and often random killings as the religious divisions of Islam founded centuries ago among scattered tribes of Arabs by a man with strange attitudes to marriage, sex with young females and total opposition to any deviation from the Qur'an as interpreted by succeeding legions of male dominated religious clergy.

I accept that in Australia with the infamous 18c of their idiotic 'racial discrimination act' such limitations on true and accurate reportage can fall foul of the law but it is puzzling as to the use of terms such as euphemistic sounding 'jihadist' when Islamic terrorist is far more accurate.

Then there is an even more puzzling pseudo outrage of Drone attack killings with some inevitable collateral deaths while a much more accepting publicity almost to a point of normalcy of "suicide bombings" with the associated and intentional collateral killings of people in the wrong place at the time.

Dead remains dead and the so called religion of peace, Islam is front and center of so much of it.

If there are true followers of Islam and the Prophet who do not support the violence, killings and oppression from the radicals among their believers and clerics, for all that is holy start publicly rejecting the towel head killers operating in the name of Islam.
Wont make much difference but it could be a start.

14 comments:

Edward the Confessor said...

"Recently with the increase in violent killings extending across Iraq from Syria there is now a notable absence of including "Islam" in identifying the various bunches of towel headed thugs and killers.
Even using the underlying sectarian terms of Sunni and Shia that along with Wahhabi and other branches of Islam who have been killing each other for centuries are now avoided."

As this statement us utterly and demonstrably false the rest of your diatribe can be dismissed as the ravings of an unhinged fool.

Psycho Milt said...

If you refer to the example you're provided in your post, you'll notice the conflict was referred to in the sectarian terms of Protestant and Catholic, and there was a notable absence of blaming it on "Christianity." Continuing to refer to that example, to what extent do you consider the failure of the press to blame it on Christianity to have been due to "limitations on true and accurate reportage?"

gravedodger said...

Milt I think most New Zealanders had an inkling that catholicism and protestantism were warring sects of Christendom.
If you accept the clear avoidance of linking the shit storm in the Mesopotamia area is nothing to do with Islam for whatever reason, you are welcome, for me it is the main game.
I think it is very likely many might be a little ignorant of the direct link between a towel head with a bomber jacket and Islam, after all it is a bit strange to walk into a mosque and push the button among all those worshiping Allah, the one true god.
Sheesh sorry God.

The religion of peace my arse.

If having the most populous Muslim nation in our hemisphere is of no concern, that's nice.
How many cities in UK and shires in Sydney becoming no go areas before you get just a little concerned.
Maybe try preaching the gospel of Christ in Muslim dominated areas of Bradford, Birmingham and even London, gives a whole new perspective to going home I guess.

Old Edmund Burke or Enoch Powell need to visit.
A candidate in the European elections has been arrested after making a speech quoting from a book by Winston Churchill about Islam. - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/uk-politician-arrested-after-making-speech-quoting-winston-churchill-views-on-islam-30224041.html#sthash.0Yz6cbI9.dpuf

But it will all be alright on the night.

Edward the Confessor said...

God you talk some hysterical shit, old guy.

Anonymous said...

I have been a silent reader of this site for a couple of years now, but I do have a question -

Why not just ban Edward and his friends from the site?

It will make it a much more pleasant place.

Marc said...

An interesting but horrifying article in the Herald this morning about numbers of girls in Sweden who are found to have had genital mutilation - either while on "holiday" or secretly in their adopted country. Not once in the whole article did it mention the M word or the I word. Truly vomit inducing, but of course, no opportunity to comment. Meanwhile, the lefty wimmin and gaggles in NZ go on about inequality and poverty here.

Psycho Milt said...

Milt I think most New Zealanders had an inkling that catholicism and protestantism were warring sects of Christendom.

Likewise, most of them have an inkling that Sunni and Shia are warring sects of Islam. In neither case do people need reporters to point this out to them.

I take your point that some religions seem to be worse than others, but it's a pointless distinction along the lines of whether bowel cancer is worse than lung cancer. Really it would be better not to have either one.

gravedodger said...

In the most awsomistist mind of backward the confused my opinions are crap.
What does that say about the obsessive idiot who not only reads my efforts but finds a compulsive drive to make such demented comments for whatever reason.

To paraphrase Paul Murray of Skynews, my efforts are an opinion show, most of all mine and I am very comfortable

If it is mental issues you sad amoebic bottom dweller I am torn between empathy, sympathy and a rather ambivilant whatever attitude.
So if it gives you a sense of relevance keep up your contributions to our stats, I am ever so grateful.

Edward the Confessor said...

What?

The Veteran said...

EtC ... your constant use of the descriptive "old" clearly meant as a term of derision and directed at myself, GD and Adolf (and anyone else you disagree with) does you no credit at all. Ever heard of Ageism?

Clearly you prefer to play the man rather than the ball and, while I have a certain aversion to retaliation in kind, in your case I will make an exception.

So, henceforth in my lexicon, you shall be known as Ms Callow Yoof.

Edward the Confessor said...

Wouldn't you normally describe an objection to an accurate description of a state of being, as "PC GONE MAD", and something to be resisted at all costs? You can't help being old, old fella, but you can help having ante-deluvian attitudes. Or perhaps you can't.

The Veteran said...

To Ms Callow Yoof ... nah, you never intended it as describing a 'state of being' but rather, as I said, you use it as a thinly described term of abuse. Nothing PC in that ... just abuse, because that's all you have left.

Called out and caught out.

Edward the Confessor said...

Nope, you're old, I said so, you got all offended. You're PC GONE MAD and it's the end of western civilisation! Next you'll be arguing that parents don't have the right to assault their children!

tom hunter said...


Can the owners of this blog please relent and bring back Sludgy!

Sure, he's just made a twat of himself over on the DimPost but the guy's bite had some venom and unhinged fun to them.

By contrast this "Confessor" guy is just - well, boring would be the best word.