Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The Spin Doctor's back...talking about Mumbai...

...arrgh no ! Last October 1st the NZ Herald carried an apology to Daniel Pipes, (see "Correction and Clarification" below,) dealing with a column written by Irfan Yusuf (interestingly an anagram for; A Fun Fury Is) an associate editor of Altmuslim.com. Mr Yusuf always devotes his energies to excusing and downplaying the beheaders and bombers, and I had hoped that after his earlier humiliation leading to the Herald apology we may have been spared his attentions. Alas no.
Mumbai's sufferings under the terrorists; (so the Herald's sub-editor opines) are due to "the forces of intolerance" (not terrorism, intolerance. Extreme intolerance.) Mr Yusuf develops the intolerance theme by explaining the Mumbai attack as the latest in an ongoing tit for tat retaliatory racist/religous war. No mention of the fact that the main slaughter targeted Jews, Britons and Americans, ...Kasab said the gunmen hoped to kill 5000 and that the militants were ordered to target Americans and Britons...(NZH 2.12.08) and that the attackers were the Deccan Mujahideen; ie,Pakistani Islamic militants.
Eyewitness snapshots here...
More here...The article in total is a weasle's apology for his fanatic jihadist brethren, and a pathetic and sad indictment of the Herald for allowing such a propagandist back into our midst.
More on the Islamist onslaught from Melanie Philips, here...
And from ProCommerce.. I see a cowardice in the vast numbers of people who deny the reality of this war...Mumbai is a case where a tiny militia, fully armed and trained, invaded by boat. This was a significant advance over previous terror tactics. The kill ratio was better than 10 to 1 of victims to perpetrators. Like the two planes and the Twin Towers in NY. Horrifying....
from LGF; Media excuses for atrocity...here...
Comment from Spiked...All of this goes some way to explaining the existential, non-etiological response to Mumbai: because what we have here is really the nihilism that dare not speak its name. The attackers disguise their teenage disgust with shiny Mumbai under grand names such as ‘Mujahideen’, while Western observers feel outraged by the attacks, yes, but also fundamentally estranged from the attackers’ targets: wealth, development, modernity itself. There is, I would venture, a shared, unspoken, unnamed nihilism here. It is far more convenient to label it a ‘mayhem’ that springs from nowhere, and spreads everywhere, than to interrogate its origins and influences. Those of us who believe in growth and progress – and who see in Mumbai a messy but brilliant desire to create a city that is a match for New York or Tokyo – should expose this contemporary unspoken nihilism, and form a firmer attachment to those things that it assaults... More here...
The heroes of Mumbai, here...
Now we can add Mumbai to the list... 9/11, Madrid, Bali, and London. The roll of terror grows while Irfan Yusuf, A Fun Fury Is, continues his apologetic smokescreen, and useful fools in the West continue to deny the reality of this war...

5 comments:

KiwiPower said...

I read Yusuf's article. He seemed to be merely reflecting what mainstream Indian media are saying. Given Yusuf's Indian background, that makes sense.

Yusuf's article clearly said Mumbai was the work of Muslim extremists. He mentioned the political and cultural context. That is something fruitcakes refuse to understand because they only read stuff that confirms their own silly prejudices.

In short, Yusuf is fair and balanced. You are just a plagiarist, copying stuff from FoxNews.

Ayrdale said...

And you, are a useful fool.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Ayredale hits back with reason and logic!! No personal attacks or insults there.

Ayrdale said...

Anonymous, Kiwipower accuses me of plagiarism, and displays a lack of insight. A useful fool is a very apt term for him. Others would not be so polite.

KG said...

"Yusuf's article clearly said Mumbai was the work of Muslim extremists. He mentioned the political and cultural context. That is something fruitcakes refuse to understand because they only read stuff that confirms their own silly prejudices."
"The political and cultural context", you fool? Look carefully at who was targeted--Westerners, Jews etc. and shove your "context" where it belongs. You and that lying asshole Yusuf.
The "context" (why are weasel words so loved by the leftist useful idiots, btw?) is a murderous ideology that will not rest until the whole world is brought under islamic rule.
All else, all the rationalisations and excuses fall before that simple fact.
And for your information, since you appear to be as thick as a brick and unable to see the difference for yourself--quoting with attribution is not plagiarism.