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Western Australia’s Ghali Hassan has his say on Saddam’s trial:

Saddam trial is a theatre. It is a Hollywood show to divert attention from the destruction of Iraq and the massive war crimes committed against the Iraqi people. Like the invasion, the “tribunal” is illegal and has no legitimacy in occupied Iraq. There is overwhelming prima facie evidence to convict George W. Bush and Tony Blair of crimes against humanity than to convict Saddam Hussein. Under the U.N Convention, Bush and Blair are guilty of crimes against humanity, torture, and guilty of wanton destruction of the Iraqi state.

The reality is; the U.S. and its allies are not interested in a trial per se; they are interested in the humiliation of all Arabs.

And so on, including condemnation of “Zionism and imperialism”, praise for Saddam’s “best education system and the best health care services in the Middle East”, and declarations of Saddam’s innocence (with this comical qualifier: “even if Saddam committed crimes, the crimes were committed with the full complicity and support of Western leaders, and Western media”). You’ll find Hassan at all the usual progressive online fever pods, despite his screaming anti-Semitism and frantic conspiracy theories:

Instead of saying; it is too early to say who is responsible for the 7/7 London bombing, Tony Blair immediately accused Muslims and Islam of the crimes. No evidence, no names and no documentation were provided to support his accusations.

Blair did nothing of the sort. He immediately blamed those who would impose extremism on the world, and later told Parliament:

People know full well that the overwhelming majority of Muslims stand four square with every other community in Britain. We were proud of your contribution to Britain before last Thursday. We remain proud of it today. Fanaticism is not a state of religion but a state of mind. We will work with you to make the moderate and true voice of Islam heard as it should be.

Speaking of “no evidence, no names and no documentation being provided to support his accusations”, check Hassan’s theory about the London attacks:

The 7/7 London bombing was next to impossible to conduct in the middle of high security without the intelligence and coordination of important people in Britain. Like the 9/11 attacks, the 7/7 London bombing remains a mystery …

Here’s another mystery:

Ghali Hassan is in the Science and Mathematics Education Centre, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

(Via Helen D.)

Posted by Tim B. on 10/24/2005 at 02:06 PM
    1. “masive war crimes against the Iraqi people”.

      Who is setting the bombs that kill Iraqi police and civilians? Who is kidnapping the contractors and torching the oil pipelines?

      We are supposed to fight to the death to defend the right of this lunatic to say those things. But who do you think we would be fighting against?

      Posted by Rafe on 10/24 at 02:21 PM • permalink


    1. “The 7/7 London bombing was next to impossible to conduct in the middle of high security without the intelligence and coordination of important people in Britain.”

      It’s so true, I’m British and I find it practically impossible to get on a train without assistance from MI5, MI6, and Special Branch.

      Posted by Ross on 10/24 at 02:27 PM • permalink


    1. ‘…praise for Saddam’s “best education system and the best health care services in the Middle East”’

      Ah yes, and Mussolini made the trains run on time.  That used to be a joke, but moonbat lunatics keep using it to justify every bloody-handed tyrant around the world, from Saddam to Castro.  Their fanciful wonders aren’t even true, any more than the tale of Musso’s great achivement was.

      And I have to wonder how Saddam’s services compared with Israel’s.  You know, where the hospitals treat Arabs with skill the Arab patients can’t get among their own people, then the people the Israelis treated try to suicide bomb the hospital, like that woman treated for burns some time ago.  I guess Israel isn’t in the Middle East, is it?  Or maybe, if Jews do it it doesn’t count.

      Saddam is trying on the same defense as King Charles I, who had better cause to use it.  The court has no authority to try him and nobody had authority to arrest him.  It didn’t work in 1649, and it won’t work now.  Saddam’s trial sends the salutary message to all the tyrants that being El Presidente does not mean you are above the law.  There were laws against murder in Iraq while Saddam was president and his being president does not mean he could murder with impunity.  That Arab “intellectuals” habitually justify such vicious behavior by Arab tyrants, in hopes, one suspects, of picking up some crumbs from the table of patronage, is a disgraceful trahison des clercs.

      It also looks like this lying pipsqueak is thumping his various bigotries, against America, against Jews, against Britain.  He raves of imaginary crimes while overlooking or dismissing real ones by an Arab tyrant, perpetrated mostly against Arabs.  How Arab intellectuals must hate and despise their own people.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 10/24 at 02:52 PM • permalink


    1. “the crimes were committed with the full complicity and support of … Western media”

      And they’re still doing it!

      Posted by 2dogs on 10/24 at 03:23 PM • permalink


    1. You got your nutters, we’ve got ours:

      And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to. We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet to solve this problem.

      Posted by Lydia on 10/24 at 03:25 PM • permalink


    1. I have a special award for Mr. Hassan.

      (puts thumb to nose and wiggles fingers)

      Posted by mojo on 10/24 at 03:44 PM • permalink


    1. Don’t you love how these Muslim academics wail and cry about the destruction and crimes against Iraq and the Arab people… from the safety of the free-speech West?  If Iraq had the best education and best health care services in the Middle East, then what the hell is this bozo doing in Australia?  Oh, wait.  He said Middle East, didn’t he?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 10/24 at 04:11 PM • permalink


    1. The US has its Chutch, Oz has its Ghali-man.

      Unfortunately, the rights of free speech extend to blithering idiots.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 10/24 at 04:42 PM • permalink


    1. Nobody hand in their maths homework in on time.

      Ridiculous rubbish. Not a surprise. He is probably a member of one of those stupid socialist groups (Socialist Workers, Socialist Alliance, Socialist Alliance of Workers etc) who hang around universities because students and academics are they only people idiotic enough to accept their ideas.

      Never ask an academic for an opinion about anything. Just walk away slowly then turn and run.

      Posted by Darlene Taylor on 10/24 at 04:55 PM • permalink


    1. …in the Science and Mathematics Education Centre

      What’s mysterious about that? Janitors, and even homeless people looking for a place to sleep, can be in an Education Centre, right?

      Posted by Sigivald on 10/24 at 05:02 PM • permalink


    1. I think the Crab People did it.

      Posted by Room 237 on 10/24 at 06:00 PM • permalink


    1. “…..they are interested in the humiliation of all Arabs.”

      How much help does the Arab world need in its own humiliation?  Does that include Christian Arabs as well?

      Posted by Pat Patterson on 10/24 at 06:22 PM • permalink


    1. What a pity his uni did not adopt the name it was originally designated: Curtin University of New Technology. I went to U.W.A..

      Posted by captain on 10/24 at 06:26 PM • permalink


    1. refers #10
      from google
      Ghali Hassan lives in Perth Western Australia. He has lived in the Middle East, most of Europe, North America and South America. He writes on different issues of human concerns. His current academic research is in the area of Science Education in schools and universities in Australia.

      He can be reached by e-mail:

      Posted by percypup on 10/24 at 06:36 PM • permalink


    1. A typical academic mastubatory fantasy.
      Anyone like to key his car in plain view of him and then use his owm lines against him.
      “issues” = lefty password.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 10/24 at 07:04 PM • permalink


    1. Noddy and Big ears were right—you have to keep an eye on those ghaliwogs.

      Posted by Phranger on 10/24 at 07:08 PM • permalink


    1. For fucks sake, I have a crackpot working at my university. Fortunately he has nothing to do with me.

      Im tempted to get a photo.

      Posted by Nic White on 10/24 at 07:28 PM • permalink


    1. See if you can ask him some questions, Nic.

      Posted by Sortelli on 10/24 at 07:32 PM • permalink


    1. Guys I checked the Science and Mathematics Education Centre and he is not listed as a staff member : linkage

      Could he be a student?

      Posted by kisdm001 on 10/24 at 07:33 PM • permalink


    1. Could he be a student?

      A janitor, more likely, majoring in toilets.

      Posted by Phranger on 10/24 at 07:35 PM • permalink


    1. What do you want anwered that I could feasibly ask?

      Posted by Nic White on 10/24 at 07:37 PM • permalink


    1. “We are supposed to fight to the death to defend the right of this lunatic to say those things. But who do you think we would be fighting against?”

      We would be fighting against the people who believe them.

      Posted by Tatterdemalian on 10/24 at 07:37 PM • permalink


    1. The Australian regularly exposes the low standard of mathematics education in WA schools. Voila Ghali Hassan!

      Posted by slatts on 10/24 at 08:31 PM • permalink


    1. This nutbag has written for ‘The centre for research on globalisation’. Click on the link and have a look at the topics that this august group concerns itself with:

      US war agenda (top of the list, surprise surprise)
      Crimes against humanity
      Global economy
      Militarization and WMD
      Oil and Energy
      Police state
      9/11 and war on terrorism

      Why hide behind such a banner? Its quite obvious that you could start any of these topics with “The US……..”

      New powers to investigate these donkeys cant come soon enough.

      Posted by Nic on 10/24 at 08:36 PM • permalink


    1. Never mind, Nic White, I thought you were a journalism student.

      Posted by Sortelli on 10/24 at 09:02 PM • permalink


    1. #3 How Arab intellectuals must hate and despise their own people.

      They’re just continuing a tradition maintained by Western ‘intellectuals’.

      Posted by ArtVandelay on 10/24 at 09:14 PM • permalink


    1. Here you have a prime example of the corruption and intellectual dishonesty prevalent in so called higher educational institutions. Serious students and their parents are now searching for newly developed “non-accredited” teaching facilities with high quality professors to obtain education free of lunatic types such as Ward Churchill and the example presented here. There are now efforts in the United States to develop such institutions which intend to use the internet to partially instruct. Of course, established Academia is fighting this trend ferociously. No matter. The outrages of Academia will lead it into the same downward spiral now followed by the MSM in its competition with the bloggers.

      Posted by stats on 10/24 at 09:17 PM • permalink


    1. Ghali hassan’s words say more about Perth Univesity than any University propectus ever can.
      Perhaps the UNi is trying to attract lucrative Saudi studebts to its maths courses.
      But what kind of mathemetical theorems could be taught by a man with such abyssimal logic.

      Posted by davo on 10/24 at 10:19 PM • permalink


    1. it seems that it is now commonplace to witness activism in every corner of the proffessions.
      The misuse of one’s professional position to promote moonbat agendas.
      we’ve seen it in news reporting in a huge way all over the west. Even the prestigious “Le Monde’ has recently been found quilty of antisemetism by a french court. And we see it almost every day at the BBC , the New york times and here in australia at the ABC and SBS.
      We’ve seen how legal profession activist promote their anti western Agendas in Australia whenever the subject of gitmo Australian is raised or that of protection measures for the Australian public.
      We’ve seen it in the Arts in Melbourne where hideous artworks glorifying suicide bombing of innocent women and children are promoted by activist bureaucratic elements.
      We’ve seen it amongst hollywood actors , using their renown to promote anti government hatred.
      In the end it is all about magical thinking and ego. The refusal to accept evidence, logic and the belief that one’s own truth is above any evidence that might compromise it.

      Posted by davo on 10/24 at 10:48 PM • permalink


    1. Davo #28,
      He probably uses the proof techniques described in the article “On the Nature of Mathematical Proofs” from the anthology A Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown.  These include proof by blatant assertion, but my favorite was proof by assumption.  As the author explained, by assuming the conclusion in the hypothesis the proof is somewhat simplified.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 10/24 at 10:51 PM • permalink


    1. mmm proof by assumption is that like
      “assuming you wera bold criminal”
      “Assume away. assume away!”
      “you could then make more money from a flop than a hit”
      “How can i make more money form a flop than theatrical hit ?”
      “Assuming you were a lousy theatre producer”
      “Assume away. assume away!”
      seems all this assuming does produce reults in the end.
      Count me in for the analysis of strap stress on nightdresses course too.

      Posted by davo on 10/24 at 11:17 PM • permalink


    1. Ghali Hassan gives us all a good argument for the existence of the Guantanamo Bay inmates.
      Would he were there to explain his attitudes in their court.

      Posted by Barrie on 10/25 at 12:32 AM • permalink


    1. To elaborate a tad on #10 and Ghali Hassan’s comment that Iraq had the “…best education system…” under Hussein…

      Virtually every school in Iraq is being rebuilt.  Some were little more than mud shacks.  And some teachers are being murdered by Mr. Hassan’s philosophical comrades.  I wonder how he reconciles these facts with his rhetoric?

      Oh, waitaminute.  Facts….Ghali Hassan….same paragraph…..sorry, my bad!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 10/25 at 01:03 AM • permalink


    1. As a Sandgroper, I hang my head in shame … and there are those who still maintain our centres of higher learning are places of rational and logical thought and reason. Hawwwwwk … spit!

      And I’m secretly pleased my degree’s from Enid Blyton … errr, Edith Cowan University and not SuperTAFE … ooops, Curtin.

      Posted by BIWOZ on 10/25 at 01:06 AM • permalink


    1. I’d think massive war crimes and destruction would rather distract from theater.

      Never start an analysis with a cliche.

      Next week : the puppet show menace.

      Posted by rhhardin on 10/25 at 02:00 AM • permalink


    1. Does this creep have Australian Citizenship?

      Posted by blogstrop on 10/25 at 04:52 AM • permalink


    1. Curtin’s a good uni, despite this clueless member of staff. Every education institution has wackos on all sides of politics.

      Posted by Nic White on 10/25 at 06:25 AM • permalink


    1. Hrm. Ghali Hassan must be a student or is perhaps (mercifully) ex-staff. He’s not on the staff directory.

      Posted by James Waterton on 10/25 at 06:51 AM • permalink


    1. Ghali Hassan is in the Science and Mathematics Education Centre, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

      So is Hassan up to a little chemical or electronic engineering then?

      Why the bloody hell do we keep on teaching these pricks how to make bombs?

      Posted by Oafish and Infantile on 10/25 at 07:14 AM • permalink


    1. He may be a tutor, they generally arent mentioned on staff pages.

      Posted by Nic White on 10/25 at 09:19 AM • permalink


    1. Why was this person allowed into Australia and why is he allowed to stay?

      These are the questions that should be asked.

      Why are we letting so many people who will never share our values, never respect our culture and never go to the footy?

      Wake up, people.  We are committing cultural suicide by letting these aliens (in the truest sense of the word) into our countries.

      Posted by jlc on 10/25 at 10:19 AM • permalink


    1. Nic White – if he were a tutor he wouldn’t be described as “in the Science and Maths department”; they’d try to fluff his position up by saying he’s a “teacher” or “researcher”. If he’s a student and they say he’s “in” the department, it’s technically true, however it’s written in a way that would make most jump to the conclusion that he’s a faculty member. Besides – I actually go to Curtin, and all my tutors can be accessed via the staff register. Even low level clerical staff are on there.

      Posted by James Waterton on 10/25 at 11:10 AM • permalink


    1. “Saddam trial is a theatre”. You mean like a Harold Pinter play?

      Posted by paco on 10/25 at 01:15 PM • permalink


  1. James thats interesting. I think I will do some digging on this, Im intrigued.

    Posted by Nic White on 10/25 at 09:13 PM • permalink