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A claimed heart attack for Ole Catmeat:

The nation’s most senior Islamic cleric Taj Din al-Hilali was rushed to hospital after suffering what is believed to be a mild heart attack as the federal Government faced pressure to investigate the imam’s support for Islamic jihad in Iraq.

It is believed that Sheik Hilali was ferried by ambulance and a police escort to Canterbury hospital in Sydney this afternoon suffering chest pains that started while he was meeting with the Labanese Muslim Association executive members to discuss his position at Lakemba Mosque.

I blame seductive cats:
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Sheik Hilali subsequently announced he was taking indefinite leave from his “duties” at Lakemba mosque, and lashed out at dark-lurking devious groups:

I am deeply saddened and distressed by the acts of some devious groups which lurk in the dark watching me, and who cannot tolerate the moderate, balanced way which I adopt to advocate for women’s issues, national harmony and co-existence, and to hold fast to the love of our Australian home, to protect it from all forms of extreme thoughts and to reject all acts of violence and any act that breaches the rule of law.

Yes, I feel deeply saddened that such an ordinary lesson has been used to slander and defame me after it had been translated with the ill intention of dubious media that wishes to incite and they present an unfair campaign, the aims of which are very well known.

So Hilali’s wild anti-woman rant was just an “ordinary lesson”? Interesting. Very interesting. Paul Keating is dodging questions:

Former prime minister Paul Keating, the man who foisted the radical preacher upon the nation against the wishes of more moderate Muslims, yesterday told reporters to “nick off” rather than explain why he was adamant the Egyptian imam be granted Australian citizenship.

UPDATE. What happened to Hilaliloolilayli’s heart attack?

The embattled Muslim cleric Sheik Taj el-Din al Hilaly has succumbed to a range of health woes, says his close friend and spokesman Keysar Trad.

The leader was admitted to hospital yesterday as a media and political storm raged on over his comments about women and rape, and Mr Trad said “he may well be in there beyond a day”.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/30/2006 at 02:22 PM
  1. In a just world, sheik Hilali should be attended by the hottest, most attractive nurses on the roster.  Wearing, of course, the new summer-weight, see-through uniforms.

    Posted by Bruce Lagasse on 2006 10 30 at 02:32 PM • permalink

  2. Was he ferried to the hospital because of global-warming-caused flooding?

    Posted by andycanuck on 2006 10 30 at 02:33 PM • permalink

  3. What a pussy.

    Posted by paco on 2006 10 30 at 02:47 PM • permalink

  4. Hmmm…Bruce, what do I have to do to get that sort of punishment….?

    Posted by SoberHT on 2006 10 30 at 02:54 PM • permalink

  5. Make sure his breakfast comes with Halal bacon with his eggs….........and I hope someone mistakes him for a having a heart attack and gives him a couple of shots with the defibrilator….opps sorry very un pc of me yet again for this bloke.

    Posted by artful-dodger on 2006 10 30 at 03:03 PM • permalink

  6. #1: And then he might have to cover his sexual organ to disguise his impious thoughts in the company of such nurses.

    #4: Mark: If dressing up in a bathrobe two sizes too big, pinning a role of toilet paper to my head, and making outlandish statements about feminine pulchritude will qualify me, all I can say is, “Let’s get a move on!” Ulululululululu!!!!

    Posted by paco on 2006 10 30 at 03:06 PM • permalink

  7. I think its time to rock the casbah

    Posted by Sharon_Ferguson on 2006 10 30 at 03:10 PM • permalink

  8. “nick off”

    Was that a shot at Jessica Simpson?  Because, if it was, I’m mad.  He shouldn’t be injecting himself into our politics.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2006 10 30 at 03:16 PM • permalink

  9. YO! PACO!

    How is the youngster coming with his “training”?

    A few updates along the way wouldn’t hurt.  I’m sure that I’m not the only one that has been wondering.

    Posted by yojimbo on 2006 10 30 at 03:19 PM • permalink

  10. Perhaps its time to send Keating to Iraq where he can practice his odious rudeness on the “insurgeants” as the BBC calls them.
    According to the Assyrian website ankawa.com, a 14 year old Christian Assyrian boy, Ayad Tariq, from Baqouba, Iraq was decapitated at his work place on October 21.

    Ayad Tariq was working According to another employee who witnessed the events, and who hid when he saw the insurgents approach, the insurgents questioned Ayad after seeing that his ID stated “Christian”, asking if he was truly a “Christian sinner.” Ayad replied “yes, I am Christian but I am not a sinner.” The insurgents quickly said this is a “dirty Christian sinner!” Then they proceeded to each hold one limb, shouting “Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar!” while beheading the boy.
    G"D have mercy!
    I have no doubt Hilali would have excused that horrific action.
    As for Keating , he needs to be spat on! he displays the same tolerance of women as Hilali!

    Posted by davo on 2006 10 30 at 03:25 PM • permalink

  11. Suppressing my natural instinct to comment on that enormous hairy pussy: what’s he doing with his left hand?

    Posted by iowahawk on 2006 10 30 at 03:27 PM • permalink

  12. 9: Thanks for asking, yojimbo. Got a letter from our larval-stage Marine this past week-end. His mom was reading the letter out loud, and I have to admit I was kinda baffled when she said something about him playing with “pogo sticks”. I said, “Gimme that!”, and discovered that Mrs. Paco had misconstrued Paco Jr.‘s chicken scratch; “pugil sticks”, is what he wrote. He played lacrosse for years, which involves, among other things, bopping each other with sticks, so I guess he ought to be pretty good at it by now. He seems to be hangin’ in there ok.

    Posted by paco on 2006 10 30 at 03:35 PM • permalink

  13. #11, well, iowahawk, it’s an uncovered pussy and it’s swaying provocatively, so it deserves whatit gets. The slut!

    Posted by Big Arnie on 2006 10 30 at 03:38 PM • permalink

  14. Former prime minister Paul Keating, the man who foisted the radical preacher upon the nation against the wishes of more moderate Muslims, yesterday told reporters to “nick off” rather than explain why he was adamant the Egyptian imam be granted Australian citizenship.

    Woops, BS meter is pinging nonstop.  I suspect a bribe.

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 10 30 at 03:44 PM • permalink

  15. Woah. That’s a big fuckin’ cat.

    Being held in a very undignified manner.

    Regarding that, Iowahawk makes a valid point.

    Posted by James Waterton on 2006 10 30 at 03:45 PM • permalink

  16. Whoa!  Wait a minute!  Why is the Sheikh looking at that cat’s genitals?

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 10 30 at 03:47 PM • permalink

  17. I feel sorry for the poor cat!

    Look at the look on its face.

    And yeah, he is totally giving that cat a reach around.

    Posted by Quentin George on 2006 10 30 at 04:11 PM • permalink

  18. #14 - “bribe” is perhaps not the right word, in the sense that Keating did not directly financially benefit from Hilali’s citizenship. “Pork” is more apt, despite Islamic sensibilities - Hilali was a piece of pork for the large number of conservative Muslim voters in Keating’s electorate. To be fair, right or wrong, Keating genuinely and fervently believed in multiculturalism, and perhaps his support for someone of Hilali’s ilk could (charitably) be attributed to this.

    Less charitably (and more realistically) Keating represented the federal electorate of Blaxland, which is arguably the centre of conservative Islam in this country, and has been for some time. For example, the Muslim youths from the area that sparked the counter riots in Cronulla late last year assembled in Punchbowl Park (Punchbowl being a suburb in the seat of Blaxland) to travel in convoy to Cronulla. Lakemba mosque, where Hilali preaches, is in the neighbouring electorate of Watson.

    Point is, Hilali’s extraordinary citizenship was a piece of porkbarreling to keep Keating’s electorate happy. A consummate politician, Keato knew what his constituents wanted. He quit in 1996, but Bankstown is still a safe Labor seat.

    Posted by James Waterton on 2006 10 30 at 04:12 PM • permalink

  19. Front page headline in this morning’s SMH.

    Sheik falls on his sword

    Which explains why this guy is as mad as a cut sheik.

    Posted by geoff on 2006 10 30 at 04:35 PM • permalink

  20. The cats will have their revenge for the obscene molestation of their sister! So my cat (also an orange one) has declared. I’d be afraid if I were Hilali.

    Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 10 30 at 04:36 PM • permalink

  21. its not easy to believe that such a dry sardonic individual as Keating would be fooled by a love of “Multiculturism” into letting Australia get swamped by Islamic immigration.
    Would he be that stupid that he would believe that Muslims would integrate into Australian society, with all the contradictory historic evidence from abroad exposng this as a ridiculous notion.
    Keatings respect for women may only be one notch above hilali’s yet its hard to believe he would sell Australia down the river for a few votes.

    Posted by davo on 2006 10 30 at 04:41 PM • permalink

  22. Looks like a movie still for that new action movie starring James Bomb and Pussy Lahore.

    Posted by Merlin on 2006 10 30 at 04:46 PM • permalink

  23. #21 davo is wrong on so many levels that it’s hard to know where to begin.  Enough to say that PK would sell his own grandmother for one vote (and he wouldn’t even bother tell the buyer that she’s been dead for a looonnng time).

    Posted by rampisadmukerjee on 2006 10 30 at 05:02 PM • permalink

  24. “Love of our Australian home”?  In twenty years he hasn’t even seen fit to learn the damn language.

    Posted by Mark V. on 2006 10 30 at 05:14 PM • permalink

  25. <cough>disability pension<cough>

    Posted by Craig Mc on 2006 10 30 at 05:15 PM • permalink

  26. Ole Catmeat - LOL!!!!

    Posted by Jenny on 2006 10 30 at 05:19 PM • permalink

  27. Going back to basics on this whole issue (I’ve been coming into the streams when there’s already 50+ postings).

    I’m amazed, after reading The Australian’s translation, that its the feminists that are getting all the running here.  The Christian brothers have apparently missed the main point of his rant (cats meat was just a side-swipe), where he’s basically saying that their religion is rubbish, they’re going to hell for longer than the sentence that his brother rapist got (55 years plus), they’re worse than dogs turds, and he knows all this because of what Master Jesus preached…

    some extracts from the translation ...

    what we heard yesterday in the verse from Al-Ma’ida, in its end, what Jesus said. “And when God asked: Oh Jesus, son of Mary! Didn’t you say unto mankind: Take me and my mother for two gods beside God?”
    ...
    Because there is a crime of polytheism. God does not forgive polytheism, and forgives everything else. These people said that God took a son, these people said that divinity united with man, and the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and they will see mercy? They will never see it, not him or his father. Not dad or mum. No one will see mercy, of those who believe in polytheism. Our Master Jesus knows that the crime is big. And there is no appeal for it. No way the judgment can be appealed. And they will never have intercession on the Day of Judgment, because polytheism is a great injustice.
    ...
    Those who disbelieve amongst the people of the Book and the polytheists, where will they go? Surfers Paradise? Gold Coast? Where? To the fire of hell. And not part-time, they’ll be in it for eternity. What are these people? The most evil of God’s creation on the face of earth.

    Is a cartoon picturing the prophet justification for riots and murders, but the trashing of your religion, calling into doubt what is probably one of its basic tenets (holy Trinity), not grounds for at least a mild protest from a slightly peeved believer?  I stand in awe at the sounds of silence.

    Posted by rampisadmukerjee on 2006 10 30 at 05:20 PM • permalink

  28. I’m with #11 and #13…I’m not sure I want to know what he’s about to be doing to that uncovered cat meat.

    Posted by PW on 2006 10 30 at 05:56 PM • permalink

  29. Why is there no burka on that cat?

    And cats would like burkas.  It’s a mobile hidey place.

    Posted by rhhardin on 2006 10 30 at 05:56 PM • permalink

  30. Re sheik ‘yerbouti’ al hilaly and his heart attack, it sounds like god has unpacked the smite button again.

    With a bit of luck god’ll go all old testament on him, but while he is in hospital, who wouldn’t get a giggle if he, through a clerical error, had a sex change operation performed on him?

    Posted by Harry Buttle on 2006 10 30 at 06:05 PM • permalink

  31. He quit in 1996, but Bankstown is still a safe Labor seat screwed.

    Posted by kae on 2006 10 30 at 06:06 PM • permalink

  32. I note that Sheik Mohammed Omran of Melbourne
    stated (according to the Australian) that judges are unfair when it comes to rape sentecing. He’s palying trhe Muslim vistimology card yet again.

    Sheik Omran

    Seem he probably doens’t know what happened to Anita Cobby’s rapists and murderers.

    With so many examples of this kind of medieval thinking (and there is another one here:

    Previous Tim Blair report
    )

    Why do Muslims keep allowing it to come from their own leaders??

    Posted by wanglese on 2006 10 30 at 06:21 PM • permalink

  33. Hmm I think Hilali should go into another line of business, I am thinking Crepes.  He already has catchy name and a slogan.  “Rape Sheik Crepe’s” because “The uncovered meat is the problem”

    Posted by Anthony_ on 2006 10 30 at 06:22 PM • permalink

  34. Note the Hilali-speak term ‘co-existence’
    The Communists used it with the exactly the same meaning:
    -we will never accept your system, but we can’t end it right now, so we’ll hold our fire and just undermine you.

    #21 Davo: Would he be that stupid that he would believe that Muslims would integrate into Australian society?

    Davo, Keating is a poorly-read individual with a big Messiah Complex, so the answer is YES.
    He also believed that land rights would integrate the Aborigines, and that by now he would be President of Australia..

    Posted by Barrie on 2006 10 30 at 06:24 PM • permalink

  35. Now this morning’s Bulletin reveals that the foul egyptian cleric was to have been desparched to Labrador in our neighbourhoud.
    Holy sheeshkebab!
    But the plot to radicilise Surfers Paradise was thwarted by his own loony ravings.
    And the local nooky shops have lost a big pontential customer.

    Posted by davo on 2006 10 30 at 06:32 PM • permalink

  36. Well, at least he said “devious groups that lurk in the dark” rather than Jews.

    Call it Cat Whistling.

    Posted by Zoe Brain on 2006 10 30 at 06:37 PM • permalink

  37. Barrie
    I came to OZ whilst Keating was in and i hate the dipshit so much that i did.nt apply for citizebship until Howard got in.
    He made be proud to be a new Australian.
    If Keating and his ilk had stayed in, they would have closed the gates to all anglos for PC reasons and opened the gates up to the Caliphate and Australia would have the huge problems of europe.
    It was already obvious back in the nineties that labour was putting the last nails in Great Britain,s Coffin.
    Suicide by PC and multiculturism and leftist nihilism.
    6 million Jews died in the concentration camps so Europe could become “tolerant’ and allow 20 million muslims to take it over .

    Posted by davo on 2006 10 30 at 06:44 PM • permalink

  38. Best post title ever.
    Yeah, I’m a bit slow…...

    Posted by Rachel Corrie's Flatmate on 2006 10 30 at 06:48 PM • permalink

  39. Is a cartoon picturing the prophet justification for riots and murders, but the trashing of your religion, calling into doubt what is probably one of its basic tenets (holy Trinity), not grounds for at least a mild protest from a slightly peeved believer?  I stand in awe at the sounds of silence.

    There’s no reaction because, frankly, who would expect a Muslim to respect Catholic doctrine? The problem is, Muslims demand that EVERYONE respect their doctrine.

    Posted by Rob Crawford on 2006 10 30 at 06:51 PM • permalink

  40. Keating’s comment that he won’t be harassed by journalists, “even a good looking one, like you” smacks of sexism. 

    Normally I wouldn’t give weight to a throw-away comment like that, but when you’re avoiding answering questions about why you prevented a misogynist mufti’s deportation, you’d think a politician, an ex-PM no less, would be more circumspect.

    I can only imagine he resisted his first impulse, “Outta my way, toots”...

    Posted by anthony_r on 2006 10 30 at 06:54 PM • permalink

  41. Polytheism?

    The Sheik demonstrates his medieval ignorance once again. I’m not a catholic, and even I know that the concept of Father Son and Holy Spirit represent 3 understandable aspects of the same thing in catholicism (and most christianity).
    Let’s leave alone for the moment the debate about how that came about.  All reglions represent their dieties in aspects they can understand.


    Several years ago, some pastors in Victoria were taken to court because they bagged out Islam.

    Here’s the sheik being even worse. Funny how he’s left buddhists alone for the moment.

    I guess tolerance is a one way street in radical Islam.

    Posted by wanglese on 2006 10 30 at 07:07 PM • permalink

  42. oh hang on, Arab women are Pork Chops, Kiwi’s must be lamb shanks, then Aussie women must be sirloin, and Asian women must be crispy duck.

    Posted by 1.618 on 2006 10 30 at 07:09 PM • permalink

  43. Tim blair: “Meowwwwwwwwww,do behave!” or Mrs Slowcom from “Are you being served?” will get you with her pussy!

    Posted by 1.618 on 2006 10 30 at 07:13 PM • permalink

  44. Dear Sheik Hilarious,

    Thank you for the advice about the meat and the cats.

    I thought about covering the meat but I realised that even if I covered it with a pair of baggy trakky daks and an anorak or even a hijab or burkha, that cats would just rip through it with their claws.

    Apparently cats cant be trained to only eat what is theirs. Good news though, dogs can.

    So now I’ve got a rottweiler to guard my meat. I pity any cat that is stupid enough to try to get at it.

    Cheers,

    Toosmoky.

    Posted by Toosmoky on 2006 10 30 at 07:46 PM • permalink

  45. What if Islam isn’t really the religion of peace?

    Posted by Phatso Phil on 2006 10 30 at 07:54 PM • permalink

  46. Rampisad: you probably haven’t heard from the Christians because 1) they’re used to being called all sorts of things by the followers of “the Religion of Peace,” and 2) they’re still reeling from the fallout from the Pope mentioning in an aside in an otherwise unrelated-to-the-ROP-situation that Islam tended to be spread by violence, and don’t want to give the papers any more juicy statements to misquote, and 3) the only Christian leaders the professional snooze media respects are just as liberal as the feminists and don’t want to say anything mean about a “minority group.”

    Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 10 30 at 08:11 PM • permalink

  47. NSW Premier Morris Iemma is the Member for Lakemba.

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 10 30 at 08:17 PM • permalink

  48. #45 Sorry for the confusing rhetoric. We are all being ironic

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2006 10 30 at 08:23 PM • permalink

  49. #21 Davo this is the same Paul KEating who decided we should be a Banana Republic and gave us the Recession We Had To Have.

    The man is lower than a pregnant snake.

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 10 30 at 08:26 PM • permalink

  50. #41 The sheik shakeyercat knows this; it’s just an excuse, propaganda. These people have a program which they are following.

    ..the love of our Australian home”/i]  indeed. He hates Australia and Western values and wants to subvert them. Islam and sharia law is the only thing he respects. Oh, and Arabs who pay for his programs.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2006 10 30 at 08:32 PM • permalink

  51. Damn, I let the italics outr

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2006 10 30 at 08:34 PM • permalink

  52. #32 Your question, Wanglese, is surely rhetorical. They allow it from their own leaders because they agree with it. There’s no other possible interpretation, otherwise Halili and his ilk would already have been kicked out. But no, they appear to have limitless funds and support.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2006 10 30 at 08:45 PM • permalink

  53. #52, G’day Wimpy Canadian.
    Yep it was rhetorical. But I’m not 100% sure they ALL agree with it all. Some people aren’t prepared to speak out.
    Moderates tend to keep their heads down and hop in vain that it will all go away.

    There’s no doubt in my mind that a good percentage (no idea of the numbers) agree with him and the other medieval radicals. However, I don’t see any of them actually migrating to countries where their points of view are welcome as the majority POV…..

    Telling isn’t it?

    Posted by wanglese on 2006 10 30 at 08:52 PM • permalink

  54. Moderates tend to keep their heads down and hop in vain that it will all go away.

    So do those who are in agreement. How do we tell the difference?

    Posted by Rob Crawford on 2006 10 30 at 09:15 PM • permalink

  55. The guys views smell like cat sheik to me.

    Posted by Mattofact on 2006 10 30 at 09:35 PM • permalink

  56. Notice how close the Sheiks left hand index finger is to the, err, cats private regions. Now I understand.

    Posted by Pericles on 2006 10 30 at 09:42 PM • permalink

  57. If everything is the Will of Allah, then the Sheik being ill must be a message from Allah.
    Perhaps he should heed Allahs message.

    Posted by wanglese on 2006 10 30 at 09:45 PM • permalink

  58. Maybe if you’d given him a shot at a larger pussy we’d be rid of the barstid by now.

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 10 30 at 09:48 PM • permalink

  59. “So do those who are in agreement. How do we tell the difference?”: Rob Crawford

    When confronted with action, one side (the appeasers) will duck, and the other will confront (the islamic colonists).

    Best to take action now rather than later, just like it’s best to apply chemotherapy to cancer as early as possible.

    Islam is metastizing.

    Posted by Rob Read on 2006 10 30 at 09:49 PM • permalink

  60. ABC reports Melbourne Sheikh Omran demands equal sentences for rapists. Death.
    One way to cut down the occurrence of rape. Kill the rapists.
    No repeat offenders.

    While: ABC also reports:
    WA Muslim Abdul Jalil Ahmad backs ‘message’ in Al Hilaly’s speech
    says while rape is the man’s fault, women should take preventive measures to avoid being targeted. He says those measures include covering up and being accompanied when outdoors.

    So the police keep them covered and shoot to kill any attempt at rape?

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2006 10 30 at 10:34 PM • permalink

  61. Interesting chat with former Labor Minister Chris Hurford now on 2GB, who wanted to get rid of the Sheikh and lost his job over it

    Heavens above, he has just said that the concept “multiculturalism” is wrong

    Our culture is “multiracial” and should have one culture only - the Aussie one - says Mr Hurford

    I’m so glad he’s speaking up and I can hardly wait to hear the former Great leader Mr Keating say something other than “Nick off”

    Posted by aussiemagpie on 2006 10 30 at 10:35 PM • permalink

  62. I am shocked - SHOCKED! - I tell you all.

    Muslim women are supporting the Catmeat Sheikh.

    My money quote:

    PRESS RELEASE

    The current situation involving His Emminence Sheikh Taj Aldin Alhilali, Mufti of Australia, is of grave concern to the United Muslim Women’s Association.
    The collapse of His Emminence today highlights the stress that the media harassment of Sheikh Alhilali has placed him under. The United Muslim Women’s Association sends its prayers and well wishes to His Emminence for a speedy recovery.

    The manner in which this incident has been scrutinised and sensationalised by the Media has also placed all Muslim women under strain. The United Muslim Women’s Association calls on all media outlets to show restraint and decency in the reporting of this matter. Regardless of the controversy itself the method of reportage has been grossly intrusive and inappropriate.

    The United Muslim Women’s Association further calls on all levels of government to show leadership during this critical time and to temper the language currently being used which is inflaming community ill will against Muslims generally and Muslim women in particular. It is disappointing to see our elected leaders using the current crises for political mileage at the expense of the Muslim community.
    His Emminence, Sheikh Taj Aldin Alhilali, has been a long term supporter of the United Muslim Women’s Association and a Champion of women’s rights generally, not just those of Muslim women. He has been unstinting and unselfish in his support for the betterment of women in our society. He has, and will continue to, enjoy the support of many women, both Muslim and non-Muslim, within our community.

    The United Muslim Women’s Association accepts the explanation provided by His Emminence, as outlined in his Press Release of today, as to both his words and his intent. The Association considers the matter to be closed and would urge all parties, media, government and community to show responsibility and restraint in allowing His Emminence to recover his health in private.

    United Muslim Women’s Association Inc.
    30th October 2006
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    http://www.mwa.org.au

    Apologies for the length, but you really do have to Read It All!

    As someone said to me the other day, this is pure comedy gold!

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 10 30 at 10:36 PM • permalink

  63. It wasn’t me, I promise!

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 10 30 at 10:38 PM • permalink

  64. Hey it’s not me underlining everything! Or is it?

    Help!

    Posted by aussiemagpie on 2006 10 30 at 10:39 PM • permalink

  65. Aussiemagpie, I caught some of Insiders last sunday for the first time in ages, and they had Chris Hurford on there, too.

    Apparently 6 ministers tried to get Hilaly out of the country, and all of them were overridden by Keating.

    This does not look good for Keating.

    As for Omran, he was deemed not ‘radical’ enough by Benbrika who is currently languishing in jail, hopefully forever.

    Actualy, I hope they send Benbrika back to Algeria and his wife and tribe of kids too. 16 years on benefits, and I am yet to see a benefit to this country.

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 10 30 at 10:41 PM • permalink

  66. No, it wasn’t you. The underlining has been fixed. Please control your mouse buttons, people.

    Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 10 30 at 10:42 PM • permalink

  67. #62, Lets just hope they only support him until the noose is firmly about his neck…

    Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2006 10 30 at 10:46 PM • permalink

  68. “Isn’t that some uncovered cat meat over there, Taj old mate”

    Why yes, I think it is, John-boy”

    Posted by Whale Spinor on 2006 10 30 at 10:48 PM • permalink

  69. ...Mr Trad said “he may well be in there beyond a day”.

    Ah, believers and unbelievers alike, well may you ask “But what is a “Day”?

    Gather ye, then, and hear of Al-Bert ibn Einstein’s re-discovery of an ancient Islamic truth.

    Until now, people did not know that time was a relative concept, and that it could change according to the postotion of your tent or the speed of you most beloved camel.

    Yet, the Jew Al-Bert ibn Einstein, through a an unlooked-for revelation of the light (partical, wave or both?—ask your Imam) of Islam, openly proved this fact with his theory of relatives.

    Within the blasphemy of reason-based, faithless scientific method, this Son of a Pig and Cousin of a Dog time demonstrated time is dependent on mass and velocity.

    In the history of humanity, no one had expressed this fact clearly before—with one exception though; the Qur’an included information about time’s being relative!

    You scoff? Herewith, oh ye unregenerate uncoverers of voluptuous viands, bear witness to the Qur’an’s primacy:

    They ask you to hasten the punishment. God will not break His promise. A day with your Lord is equivalent to a thousand years in the way you count.
    (The Qur’an, 22:47)

    He directs the whole affair from heaven to earth. Then it will again ascend to Him on a Day whose length is a thousand years by the way you measure.”
    (The Qur’an, 32:5)

    The angels and the Spirit ascend to Him in a day whose length is fifty thousand years.”
    (The Qur’an, 70:4)

    Consider, ye who claim “Enlightenment” (particle or wave or both), the fact that the relativity of time is so clearly mentioned in the Qur’an, as another evidence that it is a holy book.

    And that the Sheik is thereby free to rattle and roll at taxpayers’ expense until the Shaitan is ice-skating to work.

    Be afreet, be very afreet.

    (believe it or don’t, this bit of sarcasm is based on actual redaction and comment from that wellspring of wisdom that is modern islamic thinking)

    Posted by MentalFloss on 2006 10 30 at 10:52 PM • permalink

  70. #60.Stackja, having read what Abdul has to say, i’m getting even more pissed!

    As a woman who has been supporting herself for over 20 years now, and having travelled all over the countryside as well as overseas on my own, the idea that I should need a minder and a paper bag are offensive in the extreme.

    Perhaps if those muslim males could show a bit of restraint and respect for women we wouldn’t need this discussion.

    Then again, it wouldn’t be islam, would it?

    In all my years of going out and wreaking merry hell as an infidel whore, only twice have I had a man harrass me, and on both of those occasions, I put paid to him.

    Thank you, taekwondo.

    For all you muslims who think that a woman is less than a man and cannot be trusted to leave the house let alone have a life worth living, you can stick your burkhas up your bum.

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 10 30 at 10:56 PM • permalink

  71. #65 Nilknarf Arbed

    Agreed, not looking good for Keating at all

    One consolation - we won’t hear any more of his bitter pontifications any time soon!

    As for Benbrika, my one connection to terrorism is that one of the Sydney blokes arrested last November along with Benbrika and his mob in Melbourne, lived next door to my brother-in-law in Guildford

    Apparently there was a big white truck parked on the other side of the road for a few weeks - every day before his arrest

    The parents of this bloke told my brother-in-law it was a “spy truck”

    The parents moved out after their son’s arrest, telling my BIL that the bank was selling the house!

    Apparently the would- be terrorist son was the only one bringing in an income in the extended family living there - so it seems even all the combined welfare goodies couldn’t pay the mortgage

    Posted by aussiemagpie on 2006 10 30 at 11:01 PM • permalink

  72. #62
    It says “We’re victims, victims, victims of the MSM and society in general.”

    What a shame that more of the hate-speech eminating from mosques isn’t published for all to see. Maybe it would open eyes. This hasn’t only just started in the last month or two.

    Idiots who defend this, and who are not part of the cancer, really don’t understand the mentality of these sick people. They do not understand the whole meaning of the words they hear is twisted. “I was only talking about prostitues.” Prostitutes are any woman not wearing the covering and any women who are not muslim. “I was only talking about adultery.” Adultery is any contact between a man and woman who are not related. Adultery is punishable by stoning or hanging to death. Any sexual impropriety (any contact between an unrelated male and female) is punishable by imprisonment or death OF THE WOMAN. Rape. Instigated by the woman who tempts the man. Punishable by imprisonment OF THE WOMAN; or death OF THE WOMAN for the sin of adultery.
    Sick, sick, sick.
    I have no time for these people at all. All the kind, gentle words of the women will not convince me that the cancer must be cut out to be cured.

    Posted by kae on 2006 10 30 at 11:08 PM • permalink

  73. #60 stackja1945

    Just went back to your link - thanks!

    So as not to be in danger of rape, I’ve just called work to let them know I need a male escort to get me there safely as the only male here in my house at present is the stray cat I feed - the other male is out earning $$$$ so is unavailable


    (I walk to work - 800m)

    Posted by aussiemagpie on 2006 10 30 at 11:10 PM • permalink

  74. He says those measures include covering up and being accompanied when outdoors.

    Good, you won’t mind when I bring along Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson, then.

    Posted by Achillea on 2006 10 30 at 11:13 PM • permalink

  75. Achillea

    What are you doing with my insurance agents?

    Posted by yojimbo on 2006 10 30 at 11:50 PM • permalink

  76. That cat looks remarkably relaxed,I wonder if it knows it’s about to have it’s prostate examined.

    Posted by Lew on 2006 10 31 at 12:04 AM • permalink

  77. The Sheik has the manner of a boorish swine.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2006 10 31 at 12:07 AM • permalink

  78. Heavens above, he has just said that the concept “multiculturalism” is wrong

    that’s because only left wingers can criticise holy MULTICULTURISM.

    it seems to me quite obvious that the principles of Multiculturism were iniated by the elites of society to facilitate the policies of mass immigration from muslim lands.
    long ago they had realised in Europe that there would never be significant integration in the western democracies by those new muslims.
    But this realisation had to be kept hidden from general public as alarm bells would have sounded and raised oppositon.
    So the principles of multiculturism were laid down which would readily excuse the muslims from their duties to integrate with their hosts as countless waves of immigrants had done previously.
    The mindset was created that no immigrant group should be coerced into integrating with its host society and that such coercions were relics of the old european imperialism and colonisations.
    The whole thing was of course cloaked in layers of tolerance, freedom of expression, human rights, etc rendering the theory unassailable for all conservatives or right wing politicians.
    As soon as you included those holy leftists concepts the academic and left wing dissenters take to the new idoelogy like a duck to water and it became their new “religion”.
    Now you may rightly ask why such folly was allowed to continue for 30 years, resulting for example in second and third generation Muslims who cannot even speak their host country’s language

    Posted by davo on 2006 10 31 at 12:08 AM • permalink

  79. Letting Hilali stay was a bad decision, Mr Keating; telling a bunch of reporters to nick off was a better one!

    Posted by slammer on 2006 10 31 at 12:10 AM • permalink

  80. #78 that’s because only left wingers can criticise holy MULTICULTURISM.

    You forgot to put the “al” in “multiculturalism”.  Which is kinda funny, because misguided multiculturalism put all those unwanted als in Australia.

    Posted by slammer on 2006 10 31 at 12:14 AM • permalink

  81. Oh so now we’ve all realised that this guy is nut! He’s been going on with his dark ages nonsense since he came here but its only when he says “she asked for it” that we’re outraged.

    People from all religious backgrounds have been peddling the “she asked for it” line since even before the internet.

    Hilali has been running his bigotted mouth on our screens and in our papers whenever he’s had a chance. He wasn’t quoted out of context. He was true to form. He gets his support from like minded bigots who get half a fat each time he denigrates our community and extoles the misanthropic death cult that has hijacked one of the world’s major religions. He’s a petty populist who feeds the prejudices of his narrow constituency. If his illness is real then his God is indeed just.

    Posted by SingleMalt on 2006 10 31 at 12:15 AM • permalink

  82. he has a pussy and a MAN DRESS!!!!!! doesnt seem to know what he wants.

    Posted by artful-dodger on 2006 10 31 at 12:17 AM • permalink

  83. The sheik also dabbles as a meglomaniacal super evil dude.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2006 10 31 at 12:22 AM • permalink

  84. Prediction: Latham will defend Hilali.

    Reasoning: Someone (apart from Trad and the like) will support Hilali. Someone who used the term “skanky ho” is as likely as anyone.

    Posted by Andjam on 2006 10 31 at 01:00 AM • permalink

  85. Gerard Henderson on the unfortunate Lebanese immigation policy—

    ...Malcolm Fraser became prime minister in late 1975, around the time of the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war between left-leaning Muslims and right-leaning Maronite Christians. Initially Fraser and his immigration and ethnic affairs minister, Michael MacKellar, were approached by Maronite Australians to allow some Lebanese Christians, who had close relatives in Australia, to settle here.

    Fraser agreed. However, it was not long before the process got out of hand. As it turned out very few Christians wanted, or were able, to come to Australia at the time. Department officials sent to Lebanon to administer the program began granting visas mainly to Muslims - often on the flimsiest evidence they had close relatives or, indeed, any relative in Australia.

    The program soon became known as “the Lebanese concession”. The concession involved was that the Lebanese concerned would be admitted to Australia under the refugee intake, despite the fact that strictly speaking, they were not refugees. They were not fleeing persecution but rather, the impact of a civil war. [snip]

    ...The unintended consequence of the Fraser government’s decision was to allow, for the first time, numerous Lebanese Muslims to enter Australia. They were from rural areas, had little education and minimal English language skills.[snip]

    The problem with Lebanese Muslims was that they were ill equipped to enter the workforce. Also, a number were fundamentalist Islamists. In time, some Shias became supporters of Hezbollah while some Sunnis became admirers of Osama bin Laden. The fundamentalists gave other Muslims a bad name, many of whom have had no connection with Lebanon or the Middle East or, indeed, Islamism.

    Here.

    Posted by walterplinge on 2006 10 31 at 01:02 AM • permalink

  86. Slammer
    yes that’s right - obviously a freudian slip revealing my bias against islamic immigration!

    Posted by davo on 2006 10 31 at 01:20 AM • permalink

  87. SingleMalt # 81 What makes you think the “religion” of islam has been hijacked?

    Posted by Renate on 2006 10 31 at 01:38 AM • permalink

  88. There are messages on Islamic websites and mobile phone sms.  Calling for a demonstration of support for the Thick Sheik at 1pm Saturday in Parry park Lakemba.  I hope the NSW Police do not allow these Mugs any chance of repeating last years revenge attacks.

    Posted by Howzat on 2006 10 31 at 01:54 AM • permalink

  89. I’ve had this thought for a while and it just won’t exit my brain:

    Suppose those gang rapists now in jail happen to be seen doing the genuflection thing toward some far away town.  Now suppose some other inmates see this and become, shall we say, enticed by that and, well, things happen.  Then by the logic of their leader, isn’t it their own fault for turning on other inmates with a predisposition to raping other inmates?

    It’s a question that needs an answer.

    Posted by ellen on 2006 10 31 at 02:11 AM • permalink

  90. And while we are on the subject of the religion of “Peace” no marks out of ten if you guess who is the legal mouth of the Yemeni trio http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200610/s1777708.htm

    Posted by Howzat on 2006 10 31 at 02:17 AM • permalink

  91. #89, I guess that depends a lot on the religion of said other inmates.

    I think your right if the ‘other inmates’ happen to be muslim too.  However should they be christian, it would be the godless infidels desiring ‘cat meat’ who are to blame.

    Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2006 10 31 at 02:18 AM • permalink

  92. Howzat -

    “We’re talking about two kids, one’s 18 and one’s 20, and innocent of all claims and all links with terrorism, they were simply only over there studying Islam,” he said.

    Someone should tell that terrorist shill they’re not mutually exclusive events.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2006 10 31 at 02:29 AM • permalink

  93. #87 Nah, I’m not going to buy into that stuff about Islam being essentially evil, if that’s what you’re geting at. First, I don’t know enough about it to make such a big call unless it has suddenly become okay to be as big a bigot as Hilali. I don’t reckon that’s what this site is about, well at least I hope not. Second, I have met and had dealings with people who are muslim and found them to be entirely honourable in their dealings with me so I’ve go to respect that. Finally, Islam by comparison with Christianity at the time was revolutionary in that it gave women property rights and the right to divorce. Christianity looked pretty ordinary for a while.

    The grotesque spectacle we are witnessing in Islam today seems to be a desperate grab for the hardline by some pretty marginal people.

    Posted by SingleMalt on 2006 10 31 at 02:31 AM • permalink

  94. #85 walterplinge

    Doesn’t anyone remember the highly infectious disease called “lebanese back” that broke out in NSW in the early 80s.  Seems you got it after one day of working for a Wran government utility.  Entitled you to lifetime pension and health benefits, no more work, and for reasons the scientists could never determine, only affected young men of “middle-eastern appearance”.

    #37 davo
    I came to Australia when Fraser (mhds) was PM, and left soon after PK (mhdp) was polluting that office, so I’ve lived with both forms of pestilence.  It’s a bit like a sandwich where you wish you could throw away the breads and just keep the filling - Bob Hawke, bless him.

    Posted by rampisadmukerjee on 2006 10 31 at 02:39 AM • permalink

  95. #72 his “justification” that he was only talking about prostitutes soothed me not at all.
    Since when do prostitutes deserve to be raped?

    Posted by carpefraise on 2006 10 31 at 02:57 AM • permalink

  96. #93 I too have had dealings with decent muslims, but the fact that they either chose to ignore a large part of their religion or practice taqiyya doesn’t blind me to the essentials of their ‘religion’. I have done lots of research in the past few years - perhaps you should start. Might I suggest a website written by ex-muslims which may be a good introduction:

    http://www.news.faithfreedom.org/

    Posted by Renate on 2006 10 31 at 03:11 AM • permalink

  97. 93. SingleMalt. I suggest you educate yourself over at Jihad Watch.

    Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2006 10 31 at 03:26 AM • permalink

  98. #93 I suggest you check out the quran online and enjoy expanding your horizons.

    I agree that islam is facing the battle for its existence (so do those fanatical muslims), but there is no comparison between christianity and islam at all.

    For all the good and bad times that christian societies have been through and inflicted upon others, the message of Jesus has never changed.

    For all the good and bad times that muslim societies have been through and inflicted upon others, the message of Mohammed has never changed.

    Read Mohammed’s words and then decide if people are being bigoted or intolerant.

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 10 31 at 03:37 AM • permalink

  99. Over at The Australian Letters Blog:

    Visiting Muslim cleric Dr Abdullah Sajid has said that Sheik Hilali’s time has come. We put horses out to pasture. I don’t know what they do with camels, but I am certain it would be appropriate.

    I wouldn’t be so certain about that.

    Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2006 10 31 at 03:46 AM • permalink

  100. Auslim lawyer Adam Houda says
    “the Yemeni record on human rights is APPALLING”.
    He JUST DOESN’T GET IT -DOES HE?

    Posted by crash on 2006 10 31 at 04:50 AM • permalink

  101. Sheik Hilali comes from Egypt, where the young men have a somewhat different way of celebrating Eid - the end of Ramadan.

    From the blog of a young egyptian woman translating an eyewitness account in Arabic (with photos), and which has now hit the Egyptian presses after a cover-up failed:

    On the first two days of Eid in Cairo, a mob of hundreds of men swept through downtown attacking and sexually assaulting random girls in an animalistic display that must boggle every mind.
    ...
    Today I saw the same scene on the Nile Corniche (Abdel Minem Riad) that I saw yesterday. I could not take any photographs but Radwa assured me that she saw incidents of assault taking place in front of her before she found a taxi and sped home.

    There was no police interference despite the presence of Central Security forces near the Arab League and near the American embassy, not more than 5 minutes away on foot from the site of the events.


    While yesterday the attacks were just random, young men now formed human trains that approached a girl quickly and surrounded her completely and began groping parts of her body. You can find pictures of what occurred at the end of the post.


    We were sitting in a coffee shop downtown, I and Wael Abbas and Nasser Noury (a photographer for Reuters) and Mohammed El Sharkawy and others. A colleague joined us and told us that in front of Cinema Metro on Talaat Harb Street sexual assaults were taking place and that the cinema’s ticket window had been vandalized.


    We made our way over there shortly, and in our minds we thought that what our colleague had told us was merely empty talk, with no basis in truth, especially as the streets surrounding Cinema Metro were very quiet as we walked toward there. We stopped at the cinema after we saw that the shattered ticket window, supposing that what the colleague had told us was just illusion or exaggeration at the most, but then after less than five minutes we found vast numbers of youth whistling and running towards Adly Street. We accompanied them to see what was going on.


    We were surprised to find a girl in her early twenties who had fainted on the ground, surrounded by a large number of youth who were groping parts of her body and taking off her clothes.


    I could not understand, or rather could not absorb, what was happening…the girl got up quickly and tried to run in any direction until she saw a Syrian restaurant called “el Madyafa” or something, and ran into it. The young men surrounded the restaurant and did not leave till one of them shouted, “There’s another girl in front of Miami!”....
    The crowd did not disperse until the appearance of two girls wearing the Khaliji ebaya (loose outer garment worn by women from the Gulf) walking alone down the street. The young men surrounded them completely and a large number of them pressed against the girls and removed the veils they were wearing, and attempted to remove their ebayas, while 10 and 11 year old boys slipped inside the ebayas from beneath.

    Once again shop owners interfered and sprayed the men with water, and took the girls inside their shops.
    ...
    I don’t know who to blame for what I saw. The hysterical girls in the street in front of me? Do I blame the sexually frenzied young men, half of whom, or a little less, will find out when they have sex that they are impotent or ejaculate prematurely or unable to sustain an erection? Should I blame the utter lack of police presence downtown and allowing this to be so for more than four hours?


    Then young men did not distinguish when they undertook their assaults between veiled and unveiled girls.


    They did not distinguish on the basis of age.


    They were not all of one age, some were ten and under up to men in their forties.


    There was an astounding state of chaos that persists until right now (we went there at 8, and now it is 12:30). There was no recognition of any authority or law or ethical values or even religion. There was chaos…but chaos wrongly directed and for the wrong aims.

    That’s his cultural background, you see.

    Posted by Zoe Brain on 2006 10 31 at 05:17 AM • permalink

  102. More, including multiple sources, over at Sandmonkey.

    Posted by Zoe Brain on 2006 10 31 at 05:23 AM • permalink

  103. From The Australian “Hilali won’t resign, says daughter”:

    One group of young men who delivered more than 50 bunches of flowers to the hospital shouted at waiting media: “At least our priest is not a child molester.”

    Perhaps, but your prophet definitely was.

    Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2006 10 31 at 05:23 AM • permalink

  104. Grand Mufti Cat-meat Hilali McKittymolester. Obviously, his poor heart just gave out during his zealous attempts to uncover the cat meat. I mean, how could a brother believer deny that the cat deserved it, so temptingly flaunting its hair in this provocative manner. Satan’s pussy! Our bedeviled Mufti had no choice but to satisfy his passions. Oh, if only Allah had granted him the strength of heart to fulfill his holy task. Think of the fur that would have been flying.

    Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 10 31 at 05:57 AM • permalink

  105. #49

    Nilk, the best description I have ever heard of Keating was from a unionist:

    ‘Keating? That bastard is so low that his bumchum goes skydiving out of his arse.’

    I laughed for about a week.

    MarkL
    Canberra

    Posted by MarkL on 2006 10 31 at 06:25 AM • permalink

  106. #92: Singlemalt, I have to agree with Nilk at #98. I’ll qualify that by saying that the south east Asians have turned islam into a religion. Being pansyncretic has its advantages.

    But the Arab version we call islamofascism is arab mainstream and it is fundamentally evil. The way it is practised does not imply but states that a man can (indeed should) spend his entire life murdering, raping, enslaving, stealing, lying, plundering and pillaging. he can torture and slaughter any number of the helpless, women, children, you name it. he can indulge all the bestial cruelty and brutality he can muster for his entire life and live it soaked in the blood of the innocent and entertained by their dying screams.

    One word.

    BESLAN

    And, PROVIDED none of them were muslims, and he performs empty and meaningless daily rituals, he MUST be regarded by the ‘holy’ koran as a virtuous man who will go to heaven.

    No other religion has anything like this. Not one.
    All at least frown upon killing, let alone murder of the innocent.

    As practised like this, islam is satanic in its purest form.

    Which is why I admire much in south east asian islam, which has turned this evil conquest anti-religion into something much closer to a genuine religion. But even there, their version of islam has little defence against re-infection by the original near satanic nature of arabic islam.

    You can check all of this for yourself. Read the koran and the hadith with a marker pen and just start highlighting all the bits calling for violence. pretend to be a mussie (hey, it’s just taqqiya), and go to ‘Ask the Imam’, and ask ‘em.

    If the Assyrian Christians are right in their reports, muslims have no problem with murdering a Christian child while screaming ‘god is great’. Well, their screams were utterly accurate if their ‘god’ is old Nick.

    MarkL
    canberra

    Posted by MarkL on 2006 10 31 at 06:46 AM • permalink

  107. 2GB reports SMS alerts to rally Sheik’s supporters.

    Posted by stackja1945 on 2006 10 31 at 07:02 AM • permalink

  108. Just for a moment, suppose that what the Sheik implicitly says is correct, to whit: that Muslim men in the presence of a woman not in a gunny sack are as incapable of controlling their carnal urges as a tomcat looking at a porterhouse steak on a platter is incapable of controlling his instincts as a carnivore.

    The Muslim solution to this problem is to burden women with onerous regulations that limit their freedom of association, movement, and fashion choices.  Perhaps there is a way to solve the male self-control problem and liberate Muslim women.  What can we do about males unable to control their carnal urges?

    The solution is known to every farmer, pet breeder and veterinarian: you neuter ‘em. So, free of charge and not desiring reward or even attribution, I offer to the people of Australia the following modest proposal.

    Castrate young Muslim males as soon as their nuts drop.  Not all of them, mind you, but use selective breeding and leave un-nutted those males likely to produce sane, intelligent and civilizable offspring.  Since Muslims are free to practice polygamy, the remaining breeders can have harems full of wives to fertilize.  Some of the neutered can be hired as eunuchs to watch over the harems and many of the remaining ones can become singers, in the tradition of the castrati.  In any case, the elimination of excess testosterone in a problematic population group will go a long way toward stopping the riots and violent crime so prevalent among youth of no identifiable ethnicity.

    You say this genital mutilation is cruel? Well, enthusiasts of Islam practice “female circumcision” – a euphemism for clitorectomy which is at least as painful and destructive the pleasures of procreation as male castration. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, as they say.

    After a few generations of careful selective breeding you will have done mankind a great service and produced a population of civilized Muslims.

    Posted by unkraut on 2006 10 31 at 08:14 AM • permalink

  109. Mufti McWangBang KittyPoonTang says western women and Muslim women are entitled to wear what they like, but Islamic Sharia made it incumbent upon Muslim men to lower their gaze. It is prohibited for them to stare at the beauty of strange women.

    If that is the case, then they’d better launch the Islamo Paddy Wagons, because EVERY muslim man I have seen here practically breaks their neck ogling at every passing woman. It doesn’t matter what they are doing; digging a ditch, constructing a building, driving a car, they twist their heads around backwards, slobbering over any and every passing woman.  Puleazzze.

    Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 10 31 at 08:20 AM • permalink

  110. Watching Lateline, and I love the footage taken outside the hospital where ole Catmeat is holed up.

    Irene Khan is a bloody idiot. She is blithering on about how womens’ rights are a universal value. She’s from Amnesty, and seems to think that Hilali’s views are an aberration.

    Of course, I’m sure we won’t be seeing her prating on about women’s rights in Tehran or Karachi or Istanbul

    She also bleated about Hicks and Habib, and while John Howard talks big on mateship we obviously aren’t showing enough of it in the world at large to please her.

    She apparently understands all about mateship - solidarity and sticking together are the words she used to describe it.

    Obviously she’s not an aussie, because I see mateship as something bigger than mere solidarity.

    It’s like talking about American patriotism. It’s not a state of mind or a feeling. It’s just something that is.

    But I digress…

    Getting back to Catmeat.

    I love the footage taken from out front of the hospital where he is holed up.

    A white delivery van filled with fresh bunches of flowers, unloaded by the armful to be deposited out front of the hospital.

    Got to make sure everyone knows the sheikh is well-loved, hey, guys?

    Not quite the spontaneous display of affection for a much loved member of the community in my view.

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 10 31 at 08:23 AM • permalink

  111. Irene Khan -beloved of ABC RADIO…

    Posted by crash on 2006 10 31 at 08:35 AM • permalink

  112. Irene Khan - anti-semite and useful idiot

    Posted by murph on 2006 10 31 at 09:34 AM • permalink

  113. #101, Zoe, Whilst your post surprises me not, it encourages me greatly to go and finalise my pistol registration…

    Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2006 10 31 at 10:23 AM • permalink

  114. Caption on the picture:  “Hey, baby, what’s your sign?”

    Posted by Patricia on 2006 10 31 at 01:14 PM • permalink

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