Thursday, March 01, 2007

Piers shows off his knowledge of Arabic names

I was looking at the Daily Telegraph website just now and thought I’d reqard myself with some comic relief. So I clicked onto Piers Akerman’s column.

Seriously, anyone with even an elementary knowledge of Arabic would have laughed at Piers’ attempts to manufacture fake Arabic names for David Hicks. Akerman has obviously set out to generate hatred toward Hicks by playing the sectarian card. Instead, Akerman has again made a complete fool of himself and his newspaper.

This is seriously funny stuff. According to Piers, David Hicks adopted any number of the following names:

#Abu Muslim Australia
#Abu Muslim Astrailii
#Abu Muslim Philippine
#Muhammad Dawood

Why on earth would an Anglo-Aussie from Adelaide declare himself to be a Filipino?

Piers, I think the time has come for you to consider retirement.

© Irfan Yusuf 2007


Dylan said...

I agree the Philippines name would seem a bit out of place. Than again, David Hicks seems not to be your average Anglo-Australian from Adelaide.

A just as valid question would be why an Anglo-Aussie from Adelaide travelled half way round the world to fight alongside the Taliban.

Irfan said...

That is a valid question, Dylan, and one which should have been answered 5 years ago in a court of law! Cheers.

Anonymous said...

We don't need to know why Hicks fought for the Taliban. We do need to know why he wasn't executed on the battlefield or in a ditch by the side of the road. Or they could have just thrown him out of a helicopter while it was flying over some lonely mountain. Why was he allowed to leave Afghanistan? Even worse was allowing him to leave Afghanistan alive. The penalty for betraying the white race should have been death.

Anonymous said...

A bullet to the head should have been the easy way to deal with Muhammad Dawood.

Anonymous said...

Surely this Charles Manson wannabe posting all his murder fantasies on your blog can be traced and charged with something. He really needs to be locked up, preferably in a padded cell. Kyle is his name is it? Something definitely needs to be done about this person.

Peter said...

except, Irf, that those were the alias which he admitted to, and can be found on the front page of the US indictment against him.

KF said...

Ifran, just came across your blog and it's very interesting. Peter's right, those ridiculous names are lifted from Hick's Guantanamo charge sheet. Although I think Peter has a very generous understanding of the concept of an "admission" - no doubt they were "suggested" to Hicks as aliases in the course of interrogation. And anyway, a charge sheet simply contains allegations which are yet to be proved. We should be able to expect that our journalists would be a little more scrupulous (but then again, it is the Akerman writing from the Tele, after all...).

Irfan Yusuf said...

Welcome, KF.