Saturday, September 20, 2008

UPDATE: Even more stuff published elsewhere ...


The delightful people at ABC Unleashed have run this piece on the campaign to discredit Barack Obama by focussing on his cultural and religious heritage. Apparently "Barry" (as he was known in Indonesia) Obama used to wear a sarong, and wearing a sarong is a sign that one is a Muslim. I guess that makes my mum a non-Muslim as she prefers to wear a sari.



The situation in Pakistan is becoming quite scary. I really hope the new civilian Pakistani government and the US can find a way to fight the scourge of terrorism together. However, the signs aren't terribly positive this far. Here are some of my thoughts in NewMatilda.

Less scary is the situation of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party. You can find my take on the change in leadership here.



In case you don't read far-Right blogs, The Canberra Times and I issued an apology to Mr Daniel Pipes. Yes, I have joined the ever-growing group of illustrous and sensible people to have been threatened by Mr Pipes with some kind of action. I now hope he will answer my prayers and declare me an "Islamist" in the same manner as he has declared such learned gentlemen as Hamza Yusuf Hanson and Professor Khaled Abou el-Fadl. The original article remains on this blog, albeit in edited format. The lesson I have learned from this incident is that the best way to expose Mr Pipes is to quote exactly what he says. His own words provide his numerous critics with sufficient ammunition.

Speaking of which, watch Mr Pipes oppose a Middle East peace plan proposed by President George W Bush, accusing the President of rewarding terrorism.



Words © 2008 Irfan Yusuf

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7 comments:

Aisha's Hymen said...

"The lesson I have learned from this incident is that the best way to expose Mr Pipes is to quote exactly what he says."

Rather than simply making shit up?

I'm glad you learned from this, Irfan, although most people learned not to lie when they were about three years old.

Dan's prickless said...

This is a message for Dan Lewis a.k.a. A's H. Could you please contact your psychiatrist urgently for an appointment. Your medication clearly isn't working, and you need to be re-assessed.

Anonymous said...

Daniel Pipes taking you to the cleaners is good news. You are unrepentant. All your money has been stolen from the taxpayers because you are unemployable except as a public servant bludger. Some bright jewish lawyers are going to do the right thing for justice by sueing you until you are just nothing. Cop some Western justice

Anonymous said...

anon @ 956, are the voices also telling you that the "bright jewish lawyers" are backed up by nasty "jewish bankers"?

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jack said...

A real Jew wouldn't use such filthy language. Real Jews have respect for other religions.