Thursday, August 31, 2006

What Made Europe?

Angela Merkel says of the EU constitution: I believe this treaty should be linked to Christianity and God because Christianity was decisive in the formation of Europe

Johan Norberg, for one, begs to differ...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


There I was doing an innocent bit of research on Sufism when I come across an article on the BBC website. The first thing that strikes me, is that every mention of Allah or Mohhamed is suffixed with pbuh (peace be upon him). Why?

Do the articles on Jesus, Buddha or anyone else have a similar suffix? Nope.

Does the suffix add anything informational to the article? Nope.

It's bad enough that the BBC is a bastion of political correctness. It's bad enough that the corporation acts as one big propaganda machine for religion. But now it special cases Islam for fear of giving offence - as usual bending over backwards to appease those who bleat on endlessly about 'Islamophobia'.

As far as the BBC goes it's not 'Islamophobic', it suffers (like a lot of the 'cultural' left), from a severe case of 'Islamophilia'.

It's crap.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Ruth Kelly - Religious Scum

Sometimes words just fail me... Listening to Ruth Kelly talking about the new Commission on Integration and Cohesion made me want to scream. Aside from the fact that the poisonously racist ideology of Multi-culturalism has been largely sponsored by the Labour Party over the last thirty years, it's hard to take when she refuses to even admit the possibility that state funding of 'faith-based' schools will make the problems worse.

How can segregating kids according to religion do anything to foster 'cohesion and integration'? It's like saying that apartheid encouraged respect for different races...

But then both Kelly and Blair are religious zealots. How could a member of Opus Dei do anything but support religious extremism?

I never thought I'd see the day when I hated a government as much as Margaret Thatcher's - but that day has long passed. They are scum.

How many seats does the European Parliament need?

It costs European taxpayers approximately 200 million euros a year to move the Parliament between Brussels/Belgium and Strasbourg/France. As a citizen of the European Union, I want the European Parliament to be located only in Brussels.

Yep. Totally ridiculous and a huge waste of resources (which pretty much describes what a lot of the EU does...). However, that's money that could easily be saved - sign the online petition to force this before the European Commission. The organisers are looking for a million signatures - they've got 900 000 so far.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Get yer fatwas out!

There's a typically robust potted history of Islam from issue 90 of Class War over on the a-infos site. It's a welcome change to see such forthright secularist/atheist views, particularly compared with the insects of the SWP/Respect and others on the so-called left.

Do You Submit?
Class War takes a critical look at the world's fastest growing

Islam: A History
Islam means 'submission'. Submission of your whole existence to
what your god decrees. It was thought up by the supporters of a
seventh century Arabian gangster in order to consolidate their
criminal organisation's hold over the region. It is followed by over a
billion people on this planet.