Thursday, September 09, 2004

Spock Remains Clean-Shaven

The Guardian has been showing signs of sanity recently, however normal service was resumed today:

There were fears yesterday that a controversial conference to commemorate the 9/11 hijackers and other al-Qaida terrorists would provoke rightwing thugs to attack British Muslims.
Omar Bakri, leader of the extremist Islamic group al-Muhajiroun, plans to hold the convention this Saturday, the third anniversary of the attack on the twin towers, at an as yet undisclosed location in east London.

Anjam Choudry, the UK secretary general of al-Muhajiroun, rejected suggestions that the conference would be a celebration of the 9/11 hijackers, but confirmed it would feature videos of Osama bin Laden and discussions of jihad, as well as a lecture dedicated to dead al-Qaida leaders.

Yep, it's that Islamophobic backlash again. Coming to a town near you soon...really soon - honest, they'll be a backlash any minute now, going to be real horrible and everything.....don't know where it's got to...

The Guardian provides yet another confirmation that there's nothing that gives a better guide to what Liberals really believe than what they say when they think they have the moral high ground. The Guardian's worried that Jihadis holding a grave-dancing session will provoke the Right. Apparently, being outraged about people coming out in support of mass murder is just a far-out Right-Wing Death Beast thing. So, they're admitting that the Left doesn't really give a toss about Islamofascism after all ? Can they at least stop claiming they opposed the Iraq invasion on the grounds that it was a distraction from a War on Terror that they don't care about anyway ?

Things don't get any better:

However, some supporters of a group called the United British Alliance, which intends to lay a wreath at the US embassy on Saturday to commemorate the victims of 9/11, have threatened to "stand up to" those they see as apologists for terrorism.

'...those they see as apologists for terror'. As ever, the Guardian skips lightly over the question of what they would call them. Agrarian reformers ? I wonder how the Guardian would describe a group who held a party on the anniversary of Stephen Lawrence's murder ? And if a second group organised a counter-demonstration, would they be left-wing thugs ?

Not in this Universe.

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