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A reminder, on the night of Sydney’s gay and lesbian Mardi Gras, of how a recently-removed government once treated its non-breeder community:

While the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, it regularly executed homosexuals. Islamic jurists in Kabul and Kandahar only differed on the method of killing. One group of scholars believed the condemned should be taken to the top of the highest building in the city and hurled to their deaths, while others advocated placing them in a pit next to a wall which was to be toppled on them, so that they are buried alive.

Taliban member David Hicks is sure to appreciate this, then:

To ensure that the injustices perpetrated against David remain in the public arena, the Bring David Hicks Home team are co-ordinating a float in this year’s Mardi Gras parade.

(Via Dan Lewis)

Posted by Tim B. on 03/03/2007 at 02:59 AM
    1. I sincerely hope that David Marr is leading that float.

      Funny how words such as ‘hate-crime’ and ‘homophobia’ never get a run when speaking of our brothers from the desert.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 03 03 at 03:22 AM • permalink


    1. They say orange is the new black.

      Posted by Young and Free on 2007 03 03 at 03:26 AM • permalink


    1. So when is Bob Brown up for trial?

      Posted by dver on 2007 03 03 at 03:26 AM • permalink


    1. Wouldn’t it be a good thing if the text of the first story highlighted by Tim here, were printed on a banner and hung from an overpass on the parade route?

      Make it so.

      Posted by papertiger on 2007 03 03 at 03:33 AM • permalink


    1. Sorry, you can’t have Hicks.

      We’re keeping him until he rots from the inside out.  When his mind is gone, when he gibbers and drools, when he has lost all hope, and when…and only when…he has some disgusting terminal disease (preferable where body parts fall off) – then we may let you have him for his parade.

      We could send you Micky Moore if you insist, or Hillary, Rosie, or even Obama.  But Hicks is ours.


      Posted by trainer on 2007 03 03 at 03:35 AM • permalink


    1. Has Rev Fred Nile prayed for rain, as usual (he often gets his wish)?

      David Marr: talk about your swollen papier mache puppet heads in a street march …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 03 at 03:57 AM • permalink


    1. On this, also expect Mardi Gras floats to mock Howard, Bush and the Catholic church. Funnily enough, they never seem to extend that ‘brave’ protest to the real oppressors of gays and lesbians.

      Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 03 03 at 04:05 AM • permalink


    1. When will Leftistas learn to stop supporting groups that would gladly murder them?

      Posted by Ian Deans on 2007 03 03 at 04:05 AM • permalink


    1. #5 Suits me – keep the prick.

      Posted by Young and Free on 2007 03 03 at 04:19 AM • permalink


    1. #7

      Too right. There was a letter to that effect in today’s Telegraph, noting that Christians were ruthlessly mocked but Mardi Gras organisers would censor any anti-Islamic floats.

      Can anyone confirm/deny this is official policy, as opposed to accidental dhimmitude?

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 03 03 at 04:36 AM • permalink


    1. Just sent to the Mardi Gras website:

      Excuse me, but are you people insane?

      Surely you know that Hicks was an armed supporter of the Taliban regime?

      Surely you know what the Taliban did and other Islamist fascists do to gays?

      You talk about justice and freeing this psychopath bigot in the same sentence?

      Posted by geoff on 2007 03 03 at 04:41 AM • permalink


    1. You talk about justice and freeing this psychopath bigot in the same sentence?

      Posted by geoff on 2007 03 03 at 04:42 AM • permalink


    1. babes in the wood, frolicking down a very dark path in a very dense wood. You can appease the wolves all you want but they still gonna eat you.

      Posted by JonathanH on 2007 03 03 at 05:01 AM • permalink


    1. That’s the beauty of living in a genuinely free and democratic country.

      You get to bite the hand that feeds you.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 03 03 at 05:02 AM • permalink


    1. All we need is to staff it with Jewish gays and then we can declare it an entirely irony-free zone.

      Posted by Behemoth on 2007 03 03 at 05:04 AM • permalink


    1. #10
      Maybe it’s a perception thing.
      Their boy ran with a gang who would “fix them rigid” given half a chance and they’ve jumped to an alternate interpretation.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 03 03 at 05:05 AM • permalink


    1. #5 trainer

      We could send you Micky Moore if you insist

      There’s no way we’ll accept all that carbon.

      Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 03 03 at 05:21 AM • permalink


    1. So, homosexuals’ way of promoting “tolerance” for themselves is to organize annual parades to display what deviants tey are. One feels a certain sympathy for the Taliban on this issue.

      Posted by Stone Cold on 2007 03 03 at 05:37 AM • permalink


    1. Well, the organisers can invite him when he inevitably gets out.

      Until then they can invite his Sheikness and the Tradmeister.

      Posted by monaro on 2007 03 03 at 05:38 AM • permalink


    1. The best thing we could do is let Dawood out – and then spread the word that he has actually spent the last 5 years in protective custody ratting out his former mates.

      Fingering him as an unusually good source of information that allowed the US to track down and kill a number of Al-Queda operatives should be enough to produce a rain of fatwas.  I doubt Dad will want him living at home after the third drive-by shooting.

      As to the float, if the poofs have any sense, they will do it “Fred Nile” style – ie, have a big paper-mache head on a platter.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 03 03 at 05:39 AM • permalink


    1. Beyond. Parody.



      When his mind is gone, when he gibbers and drools

      So it’ll be soon?

      Posted by kae on 2007 03 03 at 05:43 AM • permalink


    1. May I conclude from this that they hate themselves so much that they think they deserve the Taliban treatment? Or is that too much psychobabble?

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 03 03 at 05:48 AM • permalink


    1. This is even more pathetic than “Queers for Palestine”.

      Posted by bondo on 2007 03 03 at 05:51 AM • permalink


    1. #22.  Dino.  No, it is a way of not facing up to a real unsupportable fear by replacing it with a more comfortable imaginary one.  In psychobabble terms it’s called “displacement”.

      Posted by Brett_McS on 2007 03 03 at 05:58 AM • permalink


    1. They all fear the Family First Party!
      Nothing more fearful for the leftistas and consorts than those Christians.
      So you all know who to vote for? Guaranteed to make lots of them froth at the mouth.
      Particularly during their appearances on current affairs TV.
      Personally, I have no gripe with those who live with a loved one in a stable relationship, but the political evangelism of gay lobbies, and the truly bad taste (yes, that’s a sin too) mardi gras is against our interests as a cohesive society.
      The desire to make a big splash and shout stuff like “look at us, we’re queer and we’re here, in your face” is symptomatic of maladjustment in any social stratum.
      They have progressed from protesting too much (oh, yeah, we’re really comfortable with our life choices) to doing everything too much.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 03 03 at 06:46 AM • permalink


    1. #10, Dan,

      there is also the rather cruel juxtaposition of the men mocking nuns in the form of the ‘Sisters of perpetual indulgence’ when real life nuns not 100 metres away are staffing the paliative care ward which includes victims of AIDS.

      A bit more introspection would go a long way at times.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 03 03 at 06:47 AM • permalink


    1. ##14 yes pogria…the greatest issue with democracy. When it’s humming, the weakest exploit it. When it’s not humming, the weakest suffer. Zimbabwe, RSA, USA (Vietnam), Australia (Vietnam), Iraq (now), Queensland (Rugby). Your thought is pure.

      Posted by Macosghair on 2007 03 03 at 06:53 AM • permalink


    1. First the pig at the Roger Waters concert, now a float in the Mardi Gras. The word infiltrator comes to mind – naah. These folks are silly enough by themselves.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 03 03 at 06:54 AM • permalink


    1. #27

      Welcome back.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 03 03 at 07:01 AM • permalink


    1. My cluemeter exploded when I put both those pages up on screen.
      On one side you have a group who want to convert you from the “sin” of homosexuality. On the other you have people who will kill you.
      My brain hurts…

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 03 03 at 07:30 AM • permalink


    1. Like moths to a bloody flame……….

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 03 03 at 07:39 AM • permalink


    1. O/T but Mr Moonbat himself cant stomach the 9/11 truthers.

      The 9/11 conspiracy theories are a coward’s cult.

      Dont worry about him too much though he manages to lump truthers in with global warming deniers though.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 03 03 at 07:51 AM • permalink


    1. Oi get David Hicks home! I CAN NOT WAIT to see him thank these fans!

      Posted by Jamie-Reardon on 2007 03 03 at 07:59 AM • permalink


    1. Did you all see where John Stanhope wants to have Daddy Hicks voted Father of The Year?

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 03 03 at 08:01 AM • permalink


    1. So…..  is David Hicks’ father in this float?

      Leather and whips?

      Posted by Jamie-Reardon on 2007 03 03 at 08:02 AM • permalink


    1. At the Love Justice: Bring David Hicks Home shop, there’s a lovely item: Orange disposable coveralls with the slogan “Bring David Hicks Home”.

      In the spirit of Dan Lewis and his Interactive Aussie Moonbat Protest Sign Generator I give you the Give Dave Some Love Sign Generator.

      Hit the link, type in your own slogan, save it to your hard drive and then upload it to a free image hosting service such as ImageShack. Then post the URL here (make sure you post the Thumbnail Code: Direct URL).

      Posted by Hanyu on 2007 03 03 at 08:07 AM • permalink


    1. I don’t care what they like to put where, I’m going to make fun of any dumbasstic group that celebrates Fat Tuesday on a freakin’ Saturday. Mardi Gras was almost 2 weeks ago. Thank God I didn’t give up making fun of idiots for Lent.

      Do they have Gay Easter on Wednesday in OZ? Someone’s been wearin’ the tiara too tight for too long.

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 03 03 at 08:55 AM • permalink


    1. #14 It’s more feeding the hand that bites you. A bit clumsy, but more apt.

      Posted by Magic Hammer on 2007 03 03 at 09:05 AM • permalink


    1. Taliban joke:
      Q. How many gays does it take to screw in a light bulb?
      A. What’s a light bulb?

      Posted by Diggs on 2007 03 03 at 10:04 AM • permalink


    1. #39
      A2. 5. 4 to form a committee and 1 to call an electrician.

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 03 03 at 10:14 AM • permalink


    1. Will they be inviting members of the local Muslim community to join in the parade in a show of solidarity?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 03 03 at 11:40 AM • permalink


    1. From the website:  Information Pack – Love Justice

      There’s a joke in there somewhere.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 03 03 at 11:58 AM • permalink


    1. #2 – I’m too insulated from the world of fashion, so you’ll have to enlighten me:  What was the old black?

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 03 03 at 12:05 PM • permalink


    1. So, homosexuals’ way of promoting “tolerance” for themselves is to organize annual parades to display what deviants tey are. One feels a certain sympathy for the Taliban on this issue.

      Hey, it’s the one thing keeping gay marriage from happening in the states:  pious, self-righteous news features about how gays are entitled to be treated like normal people, followed by a sound bite from a red-faced, buzz-cut nancy in a priest’s collar and tutu on the steps of San Francisco City Hall, screaming in a voice that makes Harvey Fierstein sound like Beyonce, “I LOVE MY GAY HUSBAND!”

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 03 03 at 12:26 PM • permalink


    1. #43. Brown.

      Posted by moptop on 2007 03 03 at 02:01 PM • permalink


    1. Never mind, the link was supposed to google “Brown is the new black”.

      Posted by moptop on 2007 03 03 at 02:03 PM • permalink


    1. So the Sydney committee of the GaLM will be off to Jedda to advise on the first parade

      Posted by regional on 2007 03 03 at 02:29 PM • permalink


    1. YJCMTSU.  😀

      Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2007 03 03 at 03:08 PM • permalink


    1. I spose Bob Brown will be bringing up the rear on the final float.
      Let Dawood loose at the Mardi Gras with his AK.”I loves yis all!”

      Posted by 81Alpha on 2007 03 03 at 05:21 PM • permalink


    1. #6. the Rev. Fred was very quiet this year.  He usually does pray for rain but I think he only got his wish once in the past 10 years.  It might be raining cats and dogs but somehow just before the parade it nearly always seems to clear.

      Strange, that.

      Posted by ann j on 2007 03 03 at 06:45 PM • permalink


    1. #18, Stone Cold:

      So, homosexuals’ way of promoting “tolerance” for themselves is to organize annual parades to display what deviants tey are. One feels a certain sympathy for the Taliban on this issue.

      Maybe you feel a certain sympathy, but I don’t.  The Taliban are cold blooded murders who want to impose their form of facsism by painting a suitable religion over it, and then presenting themselves as “saviors”.  I feel no sympathy for them.  They are near the the top of my “Better Dead” list.

      Those idiots in Sydney are self-delusional fools who are clueless about what would happen to them if the Taliban were in charge of their part of the world.

      Their sexual orientation is not mine, but I really don’t care which well they dip water from; what matters is that they support a form of government that would oppress me (and people like me).

      The only reason that they aren’t on my “Better Dead” list is because they are more interesting in playing “Mr. Paper Mache Head” than following in the footsteps of David Hicks.  Otherwise, this particular group of fools is beneath my contempt.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 03 03 at 07:18 PM • permalink


    1. The Mardi Gras is passe. Same old drag queens in their feathers, same old targets for their bitchiness. Danny La Rue is in a nursing home, Freddy Mercury is dead and Les Girls at Kings Cross is 40 years past its prime. The 1994 movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert rung down the curtain on drag as a form of entertainment. Good movie but from then on drag was just that – a drag.

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 03 03 at 08:05 PM • permalink


    1. #52

      And prominent members of the gay community want nothing to do with it…

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 03 03 at 08:32 PM • permalink


    1. Ironic that the Taliban, Saudi wahhabis, Iranian mullahs etc are publicly so hostile to homosexuality, because Islamic culture actually promotes homosexual behavior, by the segregation of women and the framing of human relations primarily in terms of dominance and passivity (see the routine gang rape of captured animist and Christian boys by their Muslim masters.

      Posted by arrowhead ripper on 2007 03 03 at 09:05 PM • permalink


    1. On the ABC’s news this morning, in the distance hoots and all the noise . One of the paraders yelling out,”The Greens, Democrats,Labor are all here ,where is John Howard?”
      Actually it says a lot, I am glad that at least our Government is not seen to be mincing around in sequins and bad taste.

      Posted by waussie on 2007 03 03 at 10:58 PM • permalink


    1. The Greens, Democrats,Labor are all here” … and do you know what they want to do to you?

      Posted by Contrail on 2007 03 04 at 01:30 AM • permalink


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