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Insights from Quadrant
Insights from Quadrant

Never, ever
trust the Left

As Essential Reading related a week or so ago, the great Roger Scruton was set up by the New Statesman‘s deputy editor,  misquoted, instantly found guilty of heinous racism by the Twitter jury and summarily fired from a post to which he had only recently been appointed by the purported conservative government of Theresa May. In The Spectator, Douglas Murray writes:

… Our world is replete with complex matters that need discussing. We need philosophers, thinkers and even politicians of courage to help us find our way through this. We live in the age of character assassination. What we now desperately need is a counter-revolution based on the importance of individuals over mobs, the primacy of truth over offense, and the necessity of free-thought over this bland, dumb and ill-conceived uniformity.

Murray’s full column, which details what Sir Roger actually said, as opposed what a sleazebag journalist claimed, can be read in full here.

Insights from Quadrant

Who to believe,
Jake or Waleed?

For want, as yet, of Waleed Aly laying out with his customary attention to nuance how Australians, at least those of the ABC-watching and Age-reading demographic, must regard the recent “irritations” in Sri Lanka, readers might care to consult the writings of another and somewhat less prominent Muslim thinker, young Jake Bilardi.

The Melbourne teenager, as some might recall, departed from Iraq for an imagined Paradise after failing to take any enemies of Allah with him when he detonated himself and an explosive-laden truck. That was in 2015 and, as is Facebook’s custom, his posts were taken down straight away. Quadrant Online managed to grab and copy those disturbing screeds before they vanished forever,all of them preserved here. To read them again today, with 300-plus funerals underway in Colombo and other of the island’s Christian parishes, is to gain an insight into why, whenever and whatever Waleed Aly might eventually have to contribute, the problem is and always will be Islam, most particularly its salafist stream.

Poor Jake was but a weedy runt, bullied at school and no doubt every bit the virgin as his 72 eternal consorts. Then he found Islam and, by his own sudden estimation, became a “lion of Allah”. As a former blank slate, the bloody obscenities etched by the creed he embraced on his poisoned soul are, well, let the young fool’s words speak for him. “These simple attacks,” he wrote of the slaughters in France at Charlie Hebdo and the Bataclan theatre, “have terrorised every kafir on Earth, yet the Muslims should never think that this is enough.”

…we must be relentless, never allowing these pigs a moments rest, keeping them up at night with the legs trembling in fear, wondering if they’re (sic) house is next. You may think large scale bombings or shootings are the best methods of execution but … the best method is to simply take a knife and let it meet the throats of every kafir walking down the street, this is what scares them the most, that there will rise in their lands an undetectable, undercover army attacking in suburban areas with simple tools …

… The Ummah needs to begin a relentless and ruthless assault on the kuffar in their homelands, we have brothers in every land on Earth, you may not be many in some places, such as Australia, but a Muslim with a shred of iman is all it takes to terrify every kafir dog on Earth.

When Waleed weighs in with more of his irritations, know that he will speak for himself and his take on the faith. But know also that poor Jake Bilardi, seduced and brainwashed by that faith’s very same holy books, speaks for it as well.

Readers are invited to re-visit Jake’s thoughts, and also to notice how a standard-issue earlier education in the West’s purported evils, from imperialist racism to the US trade embargo of Cuba, stripped him so thoroughly of any respect for the society in which he grew up that nothing was left but a void.

A void salafist preachers were only too happy to fill with blood-drenched sacred verses.

— roger franklin

Insights from Quadrant

Christianophobia

Q: When are Christians not Christians?

A: When they are torn to pieces by Islamic bombs.

Then they become “Easter worshippers” — the term favoured by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and many others in their expressions of sympathy for Sri Lanka.

The tweet above, updated by an internet wag, originally went out after the Christchurch massacre and could not have been more specific: culprits and motivation named, course of action recommended. Contrast that response with Mrs Clinton’s sudden aversion to proper nouns when bringing what she no doubt imagines to be the comfort of her concern to the latest batch of Islam’s victims.

More on this from Tiana Lowe at The Washington Examiner.

Insights from Quadrant

Who would do
such a thing?

The Age, true to form, buries the lead in its coverage of the anti-Christian pogrom that has so far cost well over 200 lives in Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka, situated off the southern tip of India, is about 70 per cent Buddhist. While there have been scattered incidents of anti-Christian harassment in recent years…

Harassment by whom? The Age recoils from the specific, although Agence France-Presse’s report that one of the suicide bombers went by name of  ‘Mohamed Mohamed’ might have been taken as a clue.

…there has been nothing on the scale of what happened on Sunday. There is also no history of violent Muslim militants in Sri Lanka.

Muslim violence elsewhere? Better not mention that. Readers might perceive a pattern of behaviour.

… tensions have been running high more recently between hard-line Buddhist monks and Muslims.

Ah-ha, so it’s those Buddhists who are the religious “hard-liners”! Odd, isn’t it, how “tensions” between Buddhist monks and Muslims somehow result in a massacre of Christians? The Age lets that one go through to the keeper. Meanwhile

Two Muslim groups in Sri Lanka condemned the church attacks

See, Religion of Peace etc etc — and don’t you ever forget it.

Essential Reading

Insights from Quadrant
Insights from Quadrant

Never, ever
trust the Left

As Essential Reading related a week or so ago, the great Roger Scruton was set up by the New Statesman‘s deputy editor,  misquoted, instantly found guilty of heinous racism by the Twitter jury and summarily fired from a post to which he had only recently been appointed by the purported conservative government of Theresa May. In The Spectator, Douglas Murray writes:

… Our world is replete with complex matters that need discussing. We need philosophers, thinkers and even politicians of courage to help us find our way through this. We live in the age of character assassination. What we now desperately need is a counter-revolution based on the importance of individuals over mobs, the primacy of truth over offense, and the necessity of free-thought over this bland, dumb and ill-conceived uniformity.

Murray’s full column, which details what Sir Roger actually said, as opposed what a sleazebag journalist claimed, can be read in full here.

Insights from Quadrant

Who to believe,
Jake or Waleed?

For want, as yet, of Waleed Aly laying out with his customary attention to nuance how Australians, at least those of the ABC-watching and Age-reading demographic, must regard the recent “irritations” in Sri Lanka, readers might care to consult the writings of another and somewhat less prominent Muslim thinker, young Jake Bilardi.

The Melbourne teenager, as some might recall, departed from Iraq for an imagined Paradise after failing to take any enemies of Allah with him when he detonated himself and an explosive-laden truck. That was in 2015 and, as is Facebook’s custom, his posts were taken down straight away. Quadrant Online managed to grab and copy those disturbing screeds before they vanished forever,all of them preserved here. To read them again today, with 300-plus funerals underway in Colombo and other of the island’s Christian parishes, is to gain an insight into why, whenever and whatever Waleed Aly might eventually have to contribute, the problem is and always will be Islam, most particularly its salafist stream.

Poor Jake was but a weedy runt, bullied at school and no doubt every bit the virgin as his 72 eternal consorts. Then he found Islam and, by his own sudden estimation, became a “lion of Allah”. As a former blank slate, the bloody obscenities etched by the creed he embraced on his poisoned soul are, well, let the young fool’s words speak for him. “These simple attacks,” he wrote of the slaughters in France at Charlie Hebdo and the Bataclan theatre, “have terrorised every kafir on Earth, yet the Muslims should never think that this is enough.”

…we must be relentless, never allowing these pigs a moments rest, keeping them up at night with the legs trembling in fear, wondering if they’re (sic) house is next. You may think large scale bombings or shootings are the best methods of execution but … the best method is to simply take a knife and let it meet the throats of every kafir walking down the street, this is what scares them the most, that there will rise in their lands an undetectable, undercover army attacking in suburban areas with simple tools …

… The Ummah needs to begin a relentless and ruthless assault on the kuffar in their homelands, we have brothers in every land on Earth, you may not be many in some places, such as Australia, but a Muslim with a shred of iman is all it takes to terrify every kafir dog on Earth.

When Waleed weighs in with more of his irritations, know that he will speak for himself and his take on the faith. But know also that poor Jake Bilardi, seduced and brainwashed by that faith’s very same holy books, speaks for it as well.

Readers are invited to re-visit Jake’s thoughts, and also to notice how a standard-issue earlier education in the West’s purported evils, from imperialist racism to the US trade embargo of Cuba, stripped him so thoroughly of any respect for the society in which he grew up that nothing was left but a void.

A void salafist preachers were only too happy to fill with blood-drenched sacred verses.

— roger franklin

Insights from Quadrant

Christianophobia

Q: When are Christians not Christians?

A: When they are torn to pieces by Islamic bombs.

Then they become “Easter worshippers” — the term favoured by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and many others in their expressions of sympathy for Sri Lanka.

The tweet above, updated by an internet wag, originally went out after the Christchurch massacre and could not have been more specific: culprits and motivation named, course of action recommended. Contrast that response with Mrs Clinton’s sudden aversion to proper nouns when bringing what she no doubt imagines to be the comfort of her concern to the latest batch of Islam’s victims.

More on this from Tiana Lowe at The Washington Examiner.

Insights from Quadrant

Who would do
such a thing?

The Age, true to form, buries the lead in its coverage of the anti-Christian pogrom that has so far cost well over 200 lives in Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka, situated off the southern tip of India, is about 70 per cent Buddhist. While there have been scattered incidents of anti-Christian harassment in recent years…

Harassment by whom? The Age recoils from the specific, although Agence France-Presse’s report that one of the suicide bombers went by name of  ‘Mohamed Mohamed’ might have been taken as a clue.

…there has been nothing on the scale of what happened on Sunday. There is also no history of violent Muslim militants in Sri Lanka.

Muslim violence elsewhere? Better not mention that. Readers might perceive a pattern of behaviour.

… tensions have been running high more recently between hard-line Buddhist monks and Muslims.

Ah-ha, so it’s those Buddhists who are the religious “hard-liners”! Odd, isn’t it, how “tensions” between Buddhist monks and Muslims somehow result in a massacre of Christians? The Age lets that one go through to the keeper. Meanwhile

Two Muslim groups in Sri Lanka condemned the church attacks

See, Religion of Peace etc etc — and don’t you ever forget it.