Little Green Footballs

Monday, July 25, 2005

Reporting from Utopia: Charles Johnson

It seems Charles Johnson is taking an active interest in violent crime in Australia as a sideline to his usual War on Terror content. Charles lives in the utopian city of Los Angeles where as we know there are no rapes, murders or "fourteenth century tribal savagery". Could it be Charles is suggesting that these rapists were undertaking their crimes in the name of Islam?

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=16786_Sydneys_Gang_Rape_Trial&only

Worse still, is his closing line (yes, I know hard to believe, Charles wrote some editorial);

This article does not mention that the Sydney rapists had a disquietingly large amount of support from the Australian Muslim community

Any evidence for that Charles? Are you going to back up the claim that there was a 'disquietly large amount of support' from Australian Muslims? Didn't thinks so.

10 comments:

geekpuk2 said...

There are 1 billion muslims worldwide.

To equate the acts of some rapists in Australia and extrapolate it to all muslims worldwide is beyond all logic.

Shit. I can make a blog highligthing the acts of Chinese people. Every nitpicky ruthless acts of murder, crime and corruption done by the Chinese I can point out and condemn every Chinese from Bruce Lee to Lucy Liu.

Idiots.

Iron Fist's Cat said...

"LGF, the blog that fact-checks your ass".

If Johnson can't provide a link to that statement about the Austrialian Muslim Community he needs to be called out on it until he retracts and apologizes.

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE.

Electronic Occupation said...

Just because Muslim societies hold the rape victim responsible for the rape, doesn't mean they support the rapists. Who knows, maybe the victims had exposed their hair, or an ankle, driving the boys into a frenzy. Of course Muslims believe the girls should be punished for their impious, provocative behavior, but that doesn't mean they necessarily celebrate the rapists. (I know, I know, Islam was founded by a rapist. Let's save that debate for another thread.)

MJ said...

Just because Muslim societies hold the rape victim responsible for the rape, doesn't mean they support the rapists. Who knows, maybe the victims had exposed their hair, or an ankle, driving the boys into a frenzy. Of course Muslims believe the girls should be punished for their impious, provocative behavior, but that doesn't mean they necessarily celebrate the rapists. (I know, I know, Islam was founded by a rapist. Let's save that debate for another thread.)

Unless you or your pony-tailed cult leader can back up the accusation that the Australian Muslim community supported the rape of these young women by these boys you're on shaky ground. Have you any proof? Now are you saying these boys acted in the name of Islam? Have you any proof?

The point of the post is that Chuckie will search the news to find any serious crime committed by Muslims to show how 'evil' their faith is. For someone who blogs from LA and who's main subject is the WOT, reporting crime that's happening the other side of the world seems strange. Hasn't he got a window? Isn't there enough Armaggedon like violence in LA for him? Not when there's a faith to be slandered!

Winston Smith said...

In fact, there was a gang rape earlier this month in Pico Rivera -- which is right in Charles' back yard, more or less.

And what did Charles have to say about that horrible crime?

Nothing.

He finds more significance in gang rapes that occurred 3 years ago, halfway around the world.

dawud al-gharib said...

as:

1) a muslim, who knows that the Shari'ah (sacred law for muslims) condemns rape as 'zina bil jabr' (illegal intercourse by force) and punishes the rapist severely; i.e., if the family of the rape victim kills the rapist 'in the heat of the moment', that's accepted; whereas if it reaches trial, the rapist can still be executed if the family of the rape victim demands it;

2) someone with a reasonable bit of intelligence, who knows that the muslim community is not able to agree on which paint colours should be on the mosque, whether they should have brick or concrete or wood as their surface, etc; I find it specious that CJ thinks he knows about 'australian muslim support' for rapists - I think I can make a far easier case that he supports torture and rape in Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, and in prisons throughout the world where American CIA/military interrogators are currently practising 'extreme rendition';

3) as a reasonable human being (at least I try to be): I find Pablo distasteful, repulsive, and inable to put together coherent arguments.
When did Pablo stop raping his younger siblings, might be a fair question... (not a nice or polite question, I accept, but a fair question, nonetheless)

Iron Fist's Cat said...

On his assertion, Johnson needs to be asked:

"Link please".

The lizards are very quick (and rightly so) to ask for that. Is Johnson really above backing his words?

dawud al-gharib said...

an excerpt from an article on the recent London bombings, well worth reading:
begins with a poem:
The Roads to Peace

The roads to peace are paths of war,
The gentle dove will leave her scar.
The moral men to say the least,
Will kill us all to get their peace.
The roads that lead to victories gained,
Are filled with people full of pain.
Only our Creator knew,
We’d kill so many to save so few.

The recent terrorist tragedy in London is disheartening. Once again some nefarious force has seen fit to totally disregard innocent human life in pursuit of a vile agenda that few of us know and even fewer could understand. The response of the world leaders assembled in Edinburgh for the G-8 Summit is perhaps more disheartening, as it promises more of the misguided policies that have proven so ineffective in prosecuting the war on terror. The leaders of the Western powers continue to imply that they will fight violence with more violence of their own. If current events are any indicator of future developments, such a policy will only serve to beget yet more terrorism. [Imam Zayd Shakir, an American convert to Islam, lives and teaches in California]

http://www.zaytuna.org/articleDetails.asp?articleID=76

Pablo said...

dawud, my little knob gobbler, I am the youngest of my siblings. Would you like me to toss you?

In fact, there was a gang rape earlier this month in Pico Rivera -- which is right in Charles' back yard, more or less.

Which would be different from a serial gang-rape spree, wouldn't it? Did the suspects claim that they didn't know gang-rape was wrong? Did the suspects claim they were being persecuted for their faith...which didn't tell them that gang rape is wrong?

Interesting questions, all.

Pablo said...

Once again some nefarious force has seen fit to totally disregard innocent human life in pursuit of a vile agenda that few of us know and even fewer could understand.

Amen. But some of us know, don't we dawud? More and more, we're coming to understand.