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Friday, 16 January 2015

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David I have to admit they are fine words however they are just words. The so called moderate muslims will have to rise to the occasions to defeat the radicals. I listened tonight to a so called moderate leaving a mosque in Belgium who was saying he needed some answers from the police. He did not condemn the plot outright. Also on Channel 4 I listened to the usual excuses about lack of jobs being a cause for murder. Islam is a political religious entity that will use any means to force its will on non muslims and they have demonstrated this for centuries.

A very fine piece of writing here. It initially surprised me when the al-Sisi speech got so little coverage in the West. The near silence was disappointing but also instructive. Almost as if the idea of reforming Islam could be a threat to a certain President and administration and their accommodating views. More to follow as this piece bears reading many times.

It's heartening to see pieces like this, but, simply put: people like Ms. Ahmed are not the problem. Yes, Islam has a problem to solve if it wants to be part of the modern world -- but at this point, one could hardly blame the West for preferring that they settle it amongst themselves, in their own homelands, and get back to us when it's all sorted out.

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

Also -- and it should hardly be necessary to point this out -- there is no reason for any prudent, sensible person to assume that Ms. Ahmed's faction will prevail. It is certainly not a safe enough bet to be worth gambling the future of a civilization on.

" there is no reason for any prudent, sensible person to assume that Ms. Ahmed's faction will prevail."

Exactly so, Malcolm, but therefor all the more important that we build her and her allies - especially the likes of al-Sisi, the Egyptian president - into the multi-faceted war that has only just begun. If only your president would throw his support behind the likes of al-Sisi instead of the Persians and the Saudis it would be a start.

Agreed, David. No harm in cheering on the good guys. (All the better if we can do so at a safe distance, rather than hosting the rumble ourselves.)

"If only your president would throw his support behind the likes of al-Sisi instead of the Persians and the Saudis it would be a start."

If only he'd do a lot of things!

God, I'll be glad to be rid of that awful man -- and his vile henchman Holder, who resigned months ago but still can't seem to find the bloody door.

"one could hardly blame the West for preferring that they settle it amongst themselves, in their own homelands, and get back to us when it's all sorted out."

Quote of the century from Malcolm.

"No harm in cheering on the good guys. (All the better if we can do so at a safe distance, rather than hosting the rumble ourselves.)"

Good Lord, two in a row.

No need for me hereabouts these days,

SoD

Have to laugh at the police in the Oirish Republic wanting to be issued with better weaponry to face the terrorists, islamic terrorists that is and not their own scum that had been killing any non Catholic in Ulster out of hand. Fickle old world. And those Yanks that supported the Irish Republicans and are now under threat from the Fuzzy Wuzzies all I can say in a Scottish fashion is get it right up ye.

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