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The Cretinism of George Galloway

Pearls of wisdom from George Galloway, Britain’s second highest profile “revert” and Assad supporter.

Warning: Arsehole alert.

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Gita Sahgal vs Islamist Hecklers

On the BBC Radio 4 show ‘Hecklers’, Gita Sahgal takes on the combined force of the Islamists Tahmina Saleem (Islamic Society Britain), Tariq Ramadan (freelance Islamist), Nazir Ahmed (House of Lords), Moazzam Begg (Cage Prisoners) and Daud Abdullah (Muslim Council of Britain)

Also posted in Democracy, Hindu Fundamentalism, Islamism, Jamaat-e-Islam, Religious Right Wing, Secularism, UK Politics, War Crimes | 1 Response

The Ignorant Racism of Asghar Bukhari and MPACUK

Have a look at this exchange on facebook conducted between Musa Ibraheem, an American Muslim of mixed race ethnicity with Asghar Bukhari and his chums from MPACUK – regarding the use of the N-word. Mr Ibrahim identifies and deals with Bukhari’s racism so completely, there is little else to add. But Asghar is convinced he is justified to call a man a “nigger” because he has seen it used in a film biopic of Malcolm X, and even then, mistakenly so.

Also posted in Islamism, Racism | 44 Responses

apparently we’re all robert spencer now, according to the weasels at “spinwatch”

we at the spittoon have for some time been a target for the not-very-impressive “spinwatch” site, which appears to be the hobby-horse of strathclyde university’s answer to bob pitt, dr david miller. dr miller, we hardly need remind you, appears to think that spittoon authors are without exception rabid “neo-cons”, by which he appears to mean some sort of catch-all imperialism of liberal democracy imposed by force of arms on the bucolic, picaresque and entirely pacifist natives of the middle-east and south asia. as if this wasn’t bad (or inaccurate) enough, we are also supposed to be apostles of islamophobia; apparently it isn’t clear enough to someone who is supposed to be an academic that what we oppose is the virulent political ideology known as islamism – as well as other forms of religious and political extremism; jewish, christian, atheist, muslim, ethnicity-based – we are equal-opportunity anti-extremists, or we certainly try to be.

Also posted in Activism, Anti Muslim bigotry, Blogosphere, Dodgy Policy Wonks, Education, European Fascism, Far Right Extremism, Homophobia, Identity Politics, Islamism, Moral relativism, Racism, The Far Left, The Left, The Regressive Left | 20 Responses

unfortunately, this is not haredi satire….

i came upon this notice in synagogue this morning. it makes interesting reading – as a piece of satire, of course, which i hoped and prayed it is, but unfortunately, on investigation, it isn’t, although it was, due to its over-the-topness, taken as such by the regulars, which was a relief. i know there are synagogues where it would not occur to anyone to think it might be satire – there is at least one commentator who sympathises, but nevertheless thinks it’s “overstated”!

the state of "yiddishkeit" yesterday

the state of "yiddishkeit" yesterday

anyway, it appears to be (you can download it from here) from one of the increasingly odd sub-groups of the breslover sect of hasidim, who you may have seen in the recent tv documentary partying at their annual jamboree at the sect founder’s tomb in the town of uman in the ukraine. they are regarded as somewhat odd even by other hasidim (in a kind of sufi high-on-G!D hippy kind of way) but they are rather obsessed with the kabbalistic aspects of correct sexual activity, the piece itself being extremely revealing of the attitudes that filter through in much of the discourse from the haredi world, particularly the hasidic bits, so i thought i’d share it, with some translation and commentary:

Also posted in Activism, Esoterica, Exegesis, Farce, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Religion, Hermeneutics, Jewish Extremism, Laughs, Obscurantism, Sectarianism, Sexuality | Leave a comment

“it is more important and impressive for G!D to Work through natural law than through supernatural miracles”

i have been, for some time, a supporter of the “zoo rabbi”, r. natan slifkin, who had the temerity to come out publicly in favour of evolution and has struggled with numerous attacks on his positions and, of course, the inevitable ad hominems and various disgraceful attempts to discredit his work by people of whom decidedly better should be expected.the zoo rabbi

i came across this particular gem of an essay  from his website today. it is an elegant argument for the ability to reconcile scientific and religious viewpoints:

“…Even if the Darwinian mechanisms were inadequate, presumably G!D had some sort of means of transforming creatures via natural law, which science would eventually discover. Dissing the neo-Darwinian explanation would mislead people into thinking that it necessarily happened in a supernatural manner.

Also posted in Blogosphere, Christian Evangelical Nutters, Defamation, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Religion, Jewish Extremism, Obscurantism | 1 Response

Jewish court sentences dog to death by stoning

What is it with Middle Eastern monotheistic beliefs and dogs?

JERUSALEM — A Jerusalem rabbinical court condemned to death by stoning a dog it suspects is the reincarnation of a secular lawyer who insulted the court’s judges 20 years ago, Ynet website reported Friday.

According to Ynet, the large dog made its way into the Monetary Affairs Court in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, frightening judges and plaintiffs.
Despite attempts to drive the dog out of the court, the hound refused to leave the premises.

One of the sitting judges then recalled a curse the court had passed down upon a secular lawyer who had insulted the judges two decades previously.

Their preferred divine retribution was for the lawyer’s spirit to move into the body of a dog, an animal considered impure by traditional Judaism.

Also posted in Jewish Extremism | 15 Responses

Weard Beards

Gillette boycott:

Shaving Weard Invokes Wrath of Allah

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Watching Al-Muhajiroun Watch Porn

The website Islambase was the online presence for members of Anjem Chaudhuri’s rebooted incarnations of Al-Muhajiroun – Saved Sect and Al-Ghuraaba (or Mojos as we prefer to call them) – after the demise of Omar Bakri’s Paltalk. In December 2007 Islambase was part of an investigation by a team of Russian hackers, who entered several extremist Islamist sites around the world. They recorded the key strokes of certain users of these extremist sites for up to several days and have helpfully published their findings.

So what can we see from the reports? What kind of noble and conscientious activities did these pious, virtuous and upright Muslims get up to online in preparation for jihad on earth and for life in the hereafter?

Guy Baldwin, who is a techie and terror tracker, checked out the results of the Russian investigations and he has gives us the shocking but wholly predictable look into the porn consumption of Anjem’s homeboys and girls:

Also posted in Drollery, Islamism | 2 Responses

kabbalah loony-fest: global aftershocks continue

“Since we decided to do this conference, it seems to me the energy has gone insane all around the world.”

thus karen berg of the kabbalah centre.

it seems that the “energy” has indeed “gone insane” from the “power of peace” conference: the brothers of centre aficionado lisa tchenguiz have just been arrested in connection with an investigation into the collapsed icelandic bank kaupthing.

obviously, the kabbalah centre will be rushing to claim credit for this turn of events, it having about as much to do with their conference as the other effects they claim.

i think someone has tattooed the wrong letter triad on their bum.

Also posted in Crime, Esoterica, Farce | 2 Responses
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