SIDE TAKEN

Robert Fisk reports:

I receive a call from a friend, Amira Solh, who is with another Al Arabiya crew, asking where I am in the crowd. “I am on the mosque side of the church,” I shout, and Polikavic collapses with laughter. “Fisky,” he roars, “that really is the story of Lebanon. Aren’t we are all now ‘on the mosque side of the church’?”

Fisky’s been on the mosque side for years. In his previous column, Fisky took a shot at French colonialism:

By the way, when did we ever see an ethnic map of Paris and its banlieues?

Here’s one, Bob. Happy to help.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/26/2006 at 10:59 AM
    1. By the way, when did we ever see an ethnic map of Paris and its banlieues?

      Yeah, because there’s no history of sectarian violence in Europe.

      Posted by Mike G on 2006 11 26 at 11:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Fisky,” he roars, “that really is the story of Lebanon. Aren’t we are all now ‘on the mosque side of the church’?”

      Boy, that’s a knee slapper, that is.  Who says the left doesn’t have a sense of humor?

      [/sarc]

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 11 26 at 12:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. They go by the euphemistic term Zones Urbaines Sensibles, or Sensitive Urban Zones, with the even more antiseptic acronym ZUS, and there are 751 of them as of last count.

      [snippy snip snip]

      A more precise name for these zones would be Dar al-Islam, the place where Muslims rule.

      Look!  The French have surrendered again!  How quaint!  How so very World War II!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 11 26 at 02:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. O/T, but is this really an example of Australian tax dollars well-spent?

      Posted by paco on 2006 11 26 at 02:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. In the same edition of the Weekly Standard that Tim linked to earlier (re-the F bomb) there was a story about how both Royal and Sarkozy have been making noise about cracking down after the upcoming elections.  I read it in the print edition so I don’t have a link.

      Per that article, there is aparently an alliance between the Islamists and criminal gangs, so that Islamic law is enforced in the ghettoes while the gangs deal drugs and engage in other criminal acts outside the banlieues but have a safe haven within.  When the Islamists riot, the gangs act as intermediaries between the government and the Islamists and gain some credibility.  Regardless of who wins the next Fwench election, there will have to be a housecleaning.

      Posted by 91B30 on 2006 11 26 at 03:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. How is Fisk not squeegee-ing car windshields for a living? Who could take this deranged humourless idiot seriously enough to actually pay him for the privilege of printing his lunatic ramblings?

      The world is mad. MAD, I tells ya.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2006 11 26 at 03:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. He is aiming for the job “Leader of the Dhimmis” in the future Islamic empire.

      Posted by sparrow on 2006 11 26 at 04:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. He is aiming for the job “Leader of the Dhimmis” in the future Islamic empire.

      Otherwise known as a Judas goat.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 11 26 at 04:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Lets start another phrase RebeccaH, “Christaphobia”

      Posted by sparrow on 2006 11 26 at 05:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. #4: there’s been a mix-up, paco. That photo is of the Italian soccer team in training.

      Posted by Sensible Swim on 2006 11 26 at 05:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. Also O/T: didn’t that Israeli/Palestinian cease-fire work a treat!

      It was hours before the rockets started again from Gaza. Well done, innocent victim-of-Zionist-hegemony Palestinian non-aggressors!

      Posted by Sensible Swim on 2006 11 26 at 05:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Re #11: well I guess I should catch up on Blair’s Blog by reading the articles bottom-up.

      Posted by Sensible Swim on 2006 11 26 at 05:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. “the mosque side of the church”

      This applies to the Sydney Sun Herald, it appears to be pro-Islamic when reporting stories.

      Can you tell me are we now Islamic?

      Re this weeks story : too Afraid to go to cronulla….

      Did anyone bother to report and file a story on too Shire residents response to uncovered meat on the beach?

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 11 26 at 05:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Fisky,” he roars, “that really is the story of Lebanon. Aren’t we are all now ‘on the mosque side of the church’?”

      F*^%$*ing hilarious. Not.

      Is this clown drunk or stoned?

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 11 27 at 04:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. Oh! Oh! Stoned I hope! In the, you know, in the Biblical, Actual Stones Piled on Person Until Person Ceases to Irritate, sense.

      Posted by wreckage on 2006 11 27 at 07:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Robert Fisk reports:

      Now there’s a first.

      Posted by neoZionoid on 2006 11 27 at 08:15 AM • permalink

 

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