Little Green Footballs

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Little Green Death Threats

The lizard king Charles Johnson has sunk his teeth into another typewriter online spat and just won't let go: this time it's all about an anonymous email he received a week ago from someone with the email address '', who, according to Johnson, threatened to kill him. (let's accept for a moment that it was a death threat, rather than a death wish, as some commentators have argued)

To cut to the chase (and spare you all the tedious details), Charlie all but accuses Inayat Bunglawala, press officer of the Muslim Council of Britain, of sending the death threat. His case is based on some tenuous circumstantial evidence. What is more, CJ suspects that Bunglawala works for his arch enemy, al-Reuters. Finally, Johnson has been keeping his readers updated about just how many times a particular Reuters IP address has accessed his website, as if this is not just evidence of guilt but a further heinous crime on the part of the evil anti-semitic death threatener.

What is surprising about this little episode isn't the fact that Charles is excited about having found out that al-Reuters have an 'Islamofascist' operative working for them. No, it's the laughable effort that Charles 'New Media' Johnson has made to follow up his suspicions about Bunglawala.

Any half decent reporter would have taken no more than a few minutes to find out that a) Bunglawala IS a Reuters staff member but b) not part of its editorial staff. In fact, Bunglawala works for Reuters's technical department. I'll leave it to our lizard readers to figure out whether that is proof of CJ's theory that the 'death threat' came from Bunglawala. Just one little caveat: our sources close to Mr B say he appears 'relaxed' and not like a man who has just been sacked...

Of course, from our point of view the real story here is why Charles is making such a fuss over a few nasty words directed at him. After all, he himself is no stranger to death threats: the loyal lizard minions at Charlie's feet issue them fast and freely, no holds barred. Like any good mafia boss, Charles gets his readers to do the dirty work for him, but that doesn't mean the responsibility for these treasures doesn't ultimately lie with him:

#77 [] salfter 11/15/2004 12:28AM PST


Listen, dipshit, I'm going to explain this once and once only. We do not target civilians. With the Bad Guys (cowards that they are) hiding themselves among civilians, it's damn near impossible to kill them without some civilians also buying the farm. It's unfortunate, but it's unavoidable in some circumstances, so we try to minimize it as much as we can. Islamofascists, on the other hand, have no qualms with intentionally targeting civilians. That's what makes them terrorists. Now kindly fuck off and die before I reach through my monitor, rip off your head, and piss on your dead skull.
#140 [] Al di Grandpa 11/15/2004 06:17AM PST


I'd get lost if I were you. These guy are good. But remember: you can run but you can't hide.
#66 whiterasta 8/12/2004 07:19PM PST

I hope that poisnous [sic] witch gets gang raped by her pals one fine day, soon. [there's more of those here]

And then there's the little matter of the 'Arafat Poll', in which the lizard minions voted overwhelmingly in favor of having the former head of the PLO killed. Yes, Charles, your readers did the voting, but you put the option to 'kill him' on the ballot.

Perhaps someone could enlighten us: how come it's haram for people to send nasty emails wishing for Charles Johnson's sudden demise, but halal for LGFers to express the selfsame murder fantasies about everyone else?

P.S: If anybody would like to send us any more examples of Charles Johnson's proxy death threats, feel free.

UPDATE: Nuclear Cop points out in our comments section how Inayat Bunglawala doesn't half get around. Who knows what kind of mischief this man is capable of......
Speaking of proxies, the ip address almost certainly is one.

You're failing to take into account the danger of this issue. Inayat has left his sinister fingerprints all over the internet:

. advising on the size of cricket balls - no doubt for jihadi training purposes.
. He's been organising (under a pseudonym) to european girls at seaside resorts, probably to force them into marriages with jihadis who will then infiltrate europe.
. He's been soliciting Indians to work in Europe for a branch of Reuters that deals in mututal funds.
. He's been posing as "TerryM" and discussing favorite jazz releases. HE DOES NOT LIST CHARLES AS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE JAZZ MUSICIANS!!!!!
. He uses the same IP address in Bangalore to praise an Indian film called "Deadly Soma". Can the link to death threats to Charles be any more clear?
. He then uses the same IP address in Geneva to praise an investment analysis program.
. He discusses Brazillian currency fluctuations with respect to the real estate market there. Perhaps this is the planned base for the intended knife assault on Charles? Good thing Bush is deploying the National Guard to the southern border!
. Turns up in New York asking for a quote to move to Paris! Say no more!
. Most frightening of all, however, he's been vandalising wikipedia's page on George W. Bush!

The shocking reality is that the IP address is apparently used by employees of Reuters and their subsidiaries all around the world, a total of 15,000 staff.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

From LGF, Pajamas Media Commenters on Haditha

BAGHDAD -- Witnesses to the slayings of as many as two dozen Iraqi civilians, allegedly by US Marines, in the western town of Haditha in November say the Americans shot men, women, and children at close range in retaliation for the death of a Marine lance corporal in a roadside bombing.

Macker 5/26/2006 05:16PM PDT
But of course's Memorial Day weekend and they have to show the Armed Forces of the United States as frakkin' baby killers!
Aws Fahmi, a Haditha resident who said he watched and listened from his home as Marines went from house to house killing members of three families, recalled hearing his neighbor across the street, Younis Salim Khafif, plead in English for the lives of himself and his family.
rayra 5/26/2006 05:24PM PDT
Incident took place in November. 6 months ago. Now Murtha and the LLLib media deconstructionists choose to highlight for Memorial Weekend.
/but don't dare qustion their patriotism / support for the troops.
``I heard Younis speaking to the Americans, saying: `I am a friend. I am good,' " said Fahmi. ``But they killed him, and his wife and daughters."
goodbye_natalie 5/26/2006 06:10PM PDT
[...]WTH is excessive force? Are we there to win a war and kill terrorists or are we there to give Ms. Manner's classes? War is to kill the bad guy. I am totally convince if we'd let the guys in the field fight this battle, our soldiers would have been home a year ago.
The 24 Iraqi civilians slain on Nov. 19 included children and the women who were trying to shield them, witnesses told a Washington Post special correspondent in Haditha this week and US investigators said in Washington. The girls killed inside Khafif's house alone were aged 14, 10, 5, 3, and 1, according to death certificates.
pegcity 5/26/2006 06:34PM PDT
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
The descriptions of events provided to the Post by witnesses in Haditha could not be independently verified, though their accounts of the number of casualties and their identities were corroborated by death certificates.
Lazarus 5/26/2006 06:42PM PDT
When Americans wage war ruthlessly, they do so in the name of ending it as soon as possible. Because Americans hate war.
In the first minutes after the shock of the blast, residents said, silence reigned on the street of walled courtyards, brick homes and tiny palm groves. Marines appeared stunned, or purposeful, as they moved around the burning Humvee, witnesses said.
cjstavern 5/26/2006 05:26PM PDT
I for one can't wait for the left to run with this story. As we all know they can't just stop with the facts we know now. They'll smear our military relentlessly for the next 30 days.
Then one of the Marines took charge, shouting, said Fahmi, who was watching from his roof. Fahmi said he saw the shouting Marine direct other Marines into the house closest to the blast, about 50 yards away.
albertanator 5/26/2006 08:10PM PDT
Frankly, dealing with Islamic savages left and right who are trying to kill you can wear down the best man's judgement at times.....
It was the home of Abdul Hamid Hassan Ali, 76. Although he had used a wheelchair since diabetes forced a leg amputation years ago, Ali was always one of the first on his block to go out every morning, scattering scraps for his chickens and hosing the dust of the arid western town from his driveway, neighbors said.
albertanator 5/26/2006 08:10PM PDT
....but the sickening thing is that the vile left and media try to use these things to sway opinion against the far more important mission at hand........and that is stopping Islam and its hordes from overruling us and the world...
In the house with Ali and his 66-year-old wife, Khamisa Tuma Ali, were three of the middle-aged men of their family, at least one daughter-in-law and four children -- 4-year-old Abdullah, 8-year-old Iman, 5-year-old Abdul Rahman, and 2-month-old Asia.
TMF 5/26/2006 06:46PM PDT
By the way, Im finding the reports that the victims were "unarmed" to be non-credible.
There isnt a parakeet in that fucking butthole of a country that isnt armed to the teeth with an AK or two.
Marines entered, shooting, witnesses recalled. Most of the shots -- in Ali's house and two others -- were fired at such close range that they went through the bodies of the family members and plowed into walls or the floor, doctors at Haditha's hospital said.
freedomplow 5/26/2006 09:28PM PDT
Never again will the MSM and their allies paint the United States Military with such a broad brush.
A daughter-in-law, identified as Hibbah, escaped with Asia, survivors and neighbors said. Iman and Abdul Rahman were shot but survived. Four-year-old Abdullah, Ali and the rest died. Ali took nine rounds in the chest and abdomen, according to his death certificate.
goodbye_natalie 5/26/2006 06:52PM PDT
[...]I'm just getting tired watching the good guys get shot in the back while they're doing their best to protect our candy asses.
The Marines moved to the house next door, Fahmi said. Inside were 43-year-old Khafif, 41-year-old Aeda Yasin Ahmed, an 8-year-old son, five young daughters, and a 1-year-old girl staying with the family, according to death certificates and neighbors.
madmama 5/26/2006 06:33PM PDT
In many innocent women and children lost their lives due to allied bombing?
War is war and people get killed.
The Marines shot them at close range and hurled grenades into the kitchen and bathroom, survivors and neighbors said later. Four of the girls died.
Dar ul Harb 5/26/2006 05:17PM PDT
Why the leak now?
Just the LLL3 way of "supporting the troops," and pissing in patriots' potato salad.
Only 13-year-old Safa Younis lived -- saved, she said, because she had her mother's blood on her, making her look dead when she fell. Moving to the third house in the row, Marines burst in on four brothers, Marwan, Qahtan, Chasib, and Jamal Ahmed. Neighbors said the Marines killed the four brothers together.
restitutor orbis 5/26/2006 06:38PM PDT
[...] The only thing upsetting to me about this story is that they got caught.


From Lucian Read / WorldPictureNetwork

LGF: Far-right sympathizers

News of a knife attack in Berlin has the lizards in a frenzy: is it another 'immigrant' 'youth' on the rampage? Will people finally wake up to what the Religion of Peace(tm) is all about (i.e. killing Christian babies)? And why are the liberal-lefty MSM trying to cover up the fact that the attacker is non-white, while at the same time implying that it's normally neo-Nazis who carry out these attacks? it turns out, the attack, which thankfully didn't result in any fatalities, was carried out by a drunken 16-year old 'with no immigrant background' (as the German police put it). Cue frustration and anguish from the lizards. Let's review what Charles's minions had to say about the attack and the attacker, soon after the story first broke.

#1 sheik yaabooboo 5/26/2006 06:59PM PDT


The sheik's first impulse is naturally that the attack was carried out by a Muslim. Wonder where he gets that idea from? The clue lies in the fact that Charles Johnson doesn't tend to post about random knife attacks unless there is a Muslim angle. The lizards have been primed to expect Muslims to be involved when Charles posts about crime: this is the way LGF works.

#12 davic 5/26/2006 07:08PM PDT

I guess the reporters have to play 21 questions to find out about the assailant but were not allowed to ask whether he was RoP, e.g., was he an immigrant, did he have a far right background, etc. I wonder if they identified him correctly after 21 questions.

Charming, Davic. Of course, as a lizard minion, there's always only one question for you, and the answer is predetermined: was it a moooslim? Shame it didn't work out for you this time.

#21 BabbaZee 5/26/2006 07:16PM PDT

The attacker was identified as a 17-year old German man from Neukoelln, a southern Berlin district with a large immigrant population. Police said he did not have a far-right background.

1) A southern berlin district with a large immigrant population



Well, actually it doesn't, BabbaZee. It means there are likely to be people of Russian, Turkish, Lebanese, North African, Vietnamese, Ukrainian and Greek origin living there. Only an LGF regular would automatically associate 'immigrant' with a particular religion.

#32 Killian Bundy 5/26/2006 07:26PM PDT


/now, which ethnic/religion combination is most closely associated with knife attacks?

Indeed. And which ethnic/religion combination is most closely associated with dropping nuclear bombs on civilians? Don't think about it too hard, Killian, your brain might melt.

#46 Dar ul Harb 5/26/2006 07:38PM PDT

Was the suspect dragged away screaming "Allahu akbar" by any chance?

No. The suspect was dragged away drunk as a skunk. Hint, hint...

#57 mich-again 5/26/2006 07:49PM PDT

Making the effort to point out the attacker did not have a far-right background is code for saying he was an enemy of someone with a far-right background. And if the story I linked to in 10 is genuine, than it points to the perp being a muslim immigrant.

The above really is lizard logic at its best...

But most striking about the majority of the comments is the fact that the Charles's minions take such umbrage at the fact that the attackers is only described as not having 'a far-right background'. The reason the lizards are so incensed about this is clear: they want to see a Muslim blamed, and hate the implication that it could have been a neo-Nazi. You see, a neo-Nazi attack would just be too close to the bone; it would undermine the lizard cause; hey, some of Charlie's best friends are neo-Nazis (though they haven't come out of the closet yet...).

Need proof? Take a look at one last comment:

#54 ted 5/26/2006 07:46PM PDT


so the MSM demonizes the exact group of people who recognize the threat from the islamofacists and focuses on every incident these supposed "Neo-nazi" far right extremists do including littering and peeing in the street...

Case closed.

Meanwhile, in Moscow...don't expect Charles Johnson to get excited about this story.


In January, we reported that the U.S. had sided with some of the planet's most despicable dictators in denying U.N. consultative status to an international gay group.

Via Gay GOP Roundup, we now learn that the U.S. has changed its position, and voted for inclusion. Despite this, the International Gay & Lesbian Association's request was again denied during a vote last week.

(More on the ILGA website.)

A nuclear Iran

Once an American dream.......

(via MRZine)

Iraq FM supports Iranian nuclear ambitions

How will Chuckles respond to this? Will he call for a new invasion of Iraq? After all, it looks as though the new Iraqi regime is supporting Iran's nuclear ambitions. Surely in Charles' little world that can't stand? The story is here.

Iran has a right to develop nuclear technology and the international community should drop its demands that Tehran prove it's not trying to build a nuclear weapon, Iraq's foreign minister said Friday.

"Iran doesn't claim that they want to obtain a nuclear weapon or a nuclear bomb, so there is no need that we ask them for any guarantee now," Hoshyar Zebari said after meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Manouchehr Mottaki.

Iran's nuclear ambitions are "an international issue," Zebari said. "In our beliefs, it is a matter of principle. Every country has the right to have its nuclear technology, every country like the Islamic Republic or any other country, since it is for peaceful purposes."

Zebari did say that Iran's nuclear program must be monitored by the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

He also called for a diplomatic solution to the standoff between Iran and the West.

"We have agreement that we need to deal with this issue politically, peacefully and diplomatically," Zebari said. "We know that the wise Iranian administration will be able to resolve this issue."

Friday, May 26, 2006

Jessie Macbeth and all that...

The wingnut-o-sphere recently had a field day with the revelation that a US soldier who claimed to have witnessed atrocities in Iraq was in fact a fraud. Hahaha, there goes another left-wing poster boy. Or not, as the case may be. Because for all of Charles Johnson and Co's crowing about 'Jessie Macbeth', the fact of the matter is hardly anyone picked up on the video and claimed it as proof of US war crimes. And why should they? There's much better evidence coming from the horse's mouth, aka United States command:

The American military has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that marines killed an Iraqi civilian west of Baghdad last month, the United States command announced Wednesday.

Iraqi civilians made the allegation on May 1, five days after the reported incident, the command's statement said.

A preliminary inquiry found enough information to recommend an investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigation Service, the statement added.

The statement did not say how many marines were involved but said they included "several service members" from the Third Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment, in the Falluja area, 40 miles west of Baghdad.

All of the suspects have been returned to the United States.

The announcement comes after news that the military is investigating a dozen marines from another battalion that may have killed at least 15 civilians, including women and children, during an incident last November in Haditha, 140 miles northwest of Baghdad.

The military initially described the Haditha encounter as an ambush during a patrol that involved a roadside bombing in which a marine died, followed by a firefight. But witnesses said only American forces were shooting after the explosion.

On May 17, Representative John Murtha, Democrat of Pennsylvania and a decorated former marine, said that the toll in Haditha was far worse than reported and that the incident showed how American forces were "overstretched and overstressed."

Last August, the Marine Corps announced a criminal investigation into the death of the cousin of Iraq's ambassador to Washington, Samir al-Sumaidaie. The cousin was shot and killed during a search of his home in Haditha on June 25. No announcement has been made about the findings of the investigation.

Further allegations surfaced on Wednesday, when Iraqi civilians in Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad, said American troops had killed several civilians, including a young girl, in a raid on Monday.

The American military said Tuesday that it had killed a number of insurgents during a joint operation with Iraqi soldiers in Samarra. It added that "a young girl, a daughter of one of the terrorists, was inadvertently killed" during the raid. (link)

Should be interesting to see how LGF plays this one.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

What language barrier?

Remember the right-wing noisemaker supreme getting upset over the above photograph? Apparently this was an obvious kow-towing to the Mexicans by using Spanish on the shirts of an American sports team. How dare they?

It's a real pity they don't seem as outraged about using Spanish on Army propaganda aimed at kids. What fine upstanding Americans.

"The Muslims made us do it!"

Jim Henley's Unqualified Offerings has been covering the fake 'Iranian Nazis' story and makes a lot of great points over many posts. One that stuck out is this one.

So spare me all talk of what Muslim countries did in the Middle Ages. Shut up about the history of “dhimmitude.” We, my ancestors and countrymen, my forebears and confreres in “Western Civilization,” could show those Caliphs a thing or two about Jew-hatred. Indeed we have. Some of the “dress code legends” defenders have gone so far as to claim that the Nazis got the idea of special identifiers for Jews from the Muslim world. But European countries - the ones that permitted Jews at all - have a contemporaneous history of dressing Jews funny. The Nazis needed to look no further than the history of their own cities.

This is not to say that religious minorities don’t suffer persecution in contemporary Muslim societies. It’s not to say that the contemporary Arab and Muslim obsession with Israel is benign or reasonable. It’s not even to say that that obsession has not led to a generalized antisemitism among many Muslims. They do. It’s not. It has. But the reference to “dhimmitude” is an attempt to inflate real, concrete contemporary problems into something deeper and less tractable. A fake story about Iranian clothing laws gets played up as the New Nazism; then, going one better, Muslim history is alleged to have inspired the Nazis in the first place. This is simple demonization. It has one purpose, which is to make the demonized easier to kill. It probably has a secondary purpose too: to excuse ourselves for our own appalling history of Jew-hatred and Jew-Murder. The Muslims made us do it.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Oliver Stone does Chavez's bidding!

That's probably how Chuckles and his Chuckleheads will react. Obviously he isn't going to win any 'Lizardoid' popularity contests with his new project, because it seems Ollie Stone plans to make Venezuela coup film, but it does sound interesting.

You can almost here the whining start.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

LGF: Women and children count for nothing

Charming Charlie Johnson puts his big flat foot in it again, this time with a post celebrating the assassination of another member of Islamic Jihad in Gaza by the Israeli Air Force. Under a picture of people recovering the remains of the militant from his burnt out car, Charles hoots:

Car swarm! It’s fun for the whole family! (Except the women, of course.)
Indeed. Except the women. Especially the women travelling in the car behind the militant. As YNet notes, but CJ characteristically omits to tell his readers:
On Saturday the IAF carried out the targeted assassination of Muhammad Dahdouh, a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad’s armed wing who is considered one of the experts in manufacturing al-Quds rockets. In the explosion, three other civilians were killed: a four-year old boy, his mother Hanan Aman and grandmother Naima Aman. A number of other civilians were also wounded, including the boy’s sister.

Paranoid? Or just plain stupid?

This is an absolute classic.

Yellow Swordfish: American Paranoia

Friday, May 19, 2006

Charlie's big story

Charles has enthusiastically reported this piece thus:

Horrific news from Iran, where the Islamic supremacists are following in the footsteps of the Third Reich: Iran eyes badges for Jews.
Unfortunately for Charles, the story seems to be wrong from the start. We'll see.
The National Post is sending shockwaves across the country this morning with a report that Iran's Parliament has passed a law requiring mandatory Holocaust style badges to identify Jews and Christians.

But independent reporter Meir Javdanfar, an Israeli Middle East expert who was born and raised in Tehran, says the report is false.

"It's absolutely factually incorrect," he told The New 940 Montreal.

"Nowhere in the law is there any talk of Jews and Christians having to wear different colours. I've checked it with sources both inside Iran and outside."

Even Charles is now suggesting the story is fake, in his own style obviously. By linking to someone else doing the investigative report.


Some more doubts about the story. Here's a report in the National Post
Several experts are casting doubt on reports that Iran had passed a law requiring the country’s Jews and other religious minorities to wear coloured badges identifying them as non-Muslims.

The Iranian embassy in Otttawa also denied the Iranian government had passed such a law.

A news story and column by Iranian-born analyst Amir Taheri in yesterday’s National Post reported that the Iranian parliament had passed a sweeping new law this week outlining proper dress for Iran’s majority Muslims, including an order for Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians to wear special strips of cloth.

According to the reports, Jews were to wear yellow cloth strips, called zonnar, while Christians were to wear red and Zoroastrians blue.

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre and Iranian expatriates living in Canada had confirmed that the order had been passed, although it still had to be approved by Iran’s “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenehi before being put into effect.

Hormoz Ghahremani, a spokesman for the Iranian Embassy in Ottawa, said in an e-mail to the Post yesterday that, “We wish to categorically reject the news item.

“These kinds of slanderous accusations are part of a smear campaign against Iran by vested interests, which needs to be denounced at every step.”
....and by Irans only Jewish MP here
Iran’s only Jewish MP strongly denied reports in a Canadian newspaper overnight that Iran may force non-Muslims to wear coloured badges in public so they can be identified.

“This report is a complete fabrication and is totally false,” Maurice Motammed said in Tehran. “It is a lie, and the people who invented it wanted to make political gain” by doing so.

Juan Cole gives his opinion here:
Maurice Motamed, the representative of the Iranian Jewish community in Iran's parliament, has strongly denied the rumors started by Canada's National Post that the Iranian legislature has passed a law requiring members of religious communities to wear identifying badges.

The report was also denied on Montreal radio by Meir Javedanfar, Middle East Analyst and the Director for the Middle East Economic and Political Analysis Company.


The actual legislation passed by the Iranian parliament regulates women's fashion, and urges the establishment of a national fashion house that would make Islamically appropriate clothing. There is a vogue for "Islamic chic" among many middle class Iranian women that involves, for instance, wearing expensive boots that cover the legs and so, it is argued, are permitted under Iranian law. The scruffy, puritanical Ahmadinejad and his backers among the hardliners in parliament are waging a new and probably doomed struggle against the young Iranian fashionistas. (The Khomeinists give the phrase "fashion police" a whole new meaning).

There is nothing in this legislation that prescribes a dress code or badges for Iranian religious minorities, and Maurice Motamed was present during its drafting and says nothing like that was even discussed.

The whole thing is a steaming crock.
Is it any surprise that this fantasy story came to light in a CanWest Global newspaper? I don't think so (edit: Thanks to Matthew in the comments).


Lenin's Tomb has more on the journalist behind this fake story.
Amir Taheri, of course, is a dubious figure. He is a sublunary of the Benador Associates, a right-wing PR firm that supplies conservative speakers for all sorts of occasions. He specialises in producing bilge about Iran, interpreting Ahmadinejad's letter to Bush as an attempt to provoke a clash of civilizations so that the Hidden Imam will return, while asserting not only that Iran wants a nuclear bomb, but that it wants one to - well, hasten a clash of civilizations so that the Hidden Imam will return. He has claimed that attacks on London and New York were inspired by a desire by some Muslims to exert total dictatorial control over what you eat for breakfast (which is cartoonish nonsense), referred to Tariq Ramadan as a Muslim Brotherhood militant (which is flatly false), smeared antiwar protesters as defenders of the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, and asserted that Israel must claim victory over Palestine. As an "Iranian-born analyst" (they never forget to mention this), he is the neoconservative's favourite 'native informant' about Islam, the Middle East and how well various imperialist adventures are going. Commentary Magazine loves him, the Wall Street Journal loves him, the Telegraph loves him, the National Review loves him - to put it mildly, his brand of 'insight' is very popular with that baroque sodality of reactionary imperialists. Noteworthy that, after the story has already been rebutted, Amir Tehari has gone and retold the story to the New York Post with the headline 'Iran OKs "Nazi" Social Fabric'.

Islam: Guilty until proven otherwise

Talk about using scare quotes a lot. Charles is reporting that 'Youths' that attacked a 16 year old girl have been freed (despite the Police obviously having no solid evidence to hold them as yet, and the fact that they're aged 13-15 makes them very unlikely to flee justice) . Now Charles uses the 'Youths' in scare quotes to mean 'immigrant Muslims' although as the piece he's so happily cut and pasted states the suspects are two German Turks, a German Russian and a German Angolan. So that's two that are likely to have a Muslim background, one that's unlikely and the Angolan kid is highly unlikely to be from a Muslim background.

This is just another example of Charles stoking the fires of Muslim bashing by picking up stories because of the 'Muslim angle', when in fact there is little or no link to Islam.

Here's a selection of the enlightened Lizardoids commenting...

3 Doug 5/18/2006 06:11PM PDT


8 ibrodsky 5/18/2006 06:15PM PDT
The victim must be stoned to death, instead.

It's in the Koran.

20 St. Pancake 5/18/2006 06:39PM PDT
19 realwest
The world oftentimes does appear to have gone mad. Thanks heavens for the American military, (WTF? Ed.)

22 lockednloaded 5/18/2006 06:40PM PDT
duh, she wasn't wearing a hijab, the poor muslim men were provoked into raping her, they are the real victims, it was a provocation by the sinful lust filld girl, tempting the men into carnal sin, they were provoked!

24 jonturner 5/18/2006 06:42PM PDT
She should be thankful she's not Muslim. If she were, she would now face a stoning (or an honor killing) for "disgracing" her family.

30 Carridine 5/18/2006 06:52PM PDT

The victim must be stoned to death, instead.
It's in the Koran.

You got THAT straight! SHE committed 'extramarital sex' with them, and DESERVES 100 lashes!

Save Nazanin!

31 The Drizzle 5/18/2006 06:57PM PDT
I am by no means a fan of skinheads, but why the hell dont they "Have a dialogue" with these peaceful muslim youths? Even the thug haters have turned into P.C. pussies.

#34 RickZ 5/18/2006 07:10PM PDT
# 17 Model4:

"Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent."

There is also this line from Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain: "Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Sums up the whole muslim/jihadi/Caliphate/terrorism mess succinctly. But until islam's ideology is labelled evil, nothing will change in our multicultural societies, as evidenced by stories like this one.

41 restitutor orbis 5/18/2006 07:48PM PDT
Who cares?

While I genuinely feel for the victim, and think these roaches should burn at the stake for what they did, this is a problem that German society has created, all the while slandering us as uncouth xenophobic barbarians. They brought this upon themselves, just like the British who did nothing to stop those that announced the imminent bombing of their trains and buses. Fuck 'em. If they want to end their lives with their asses in the air howling at a rock, so be it. I couldn't care less about Europe, or the dhimmis that inhabit it. Incidents like this are so frequent these days, to hope for it to get better is a waste of thought

43 pat 5/18/2006 08:06PM PDT
I don't know why the outrage. This happens everyday in America with Mexican crimminals and the same result occurs, Twenty eight percent of our most violent federal crimminals are illegal aliens. That statistic is only marginally better than the immigrant crime rate in Germany. Bush calls them decent. Seems OK. (ahh...the Mexicans did it....Malikin will be proud - Ed.)

#46 SpartanWoman 5/18/2006 09:07PM PDT
I'm not sure how "guilt from the past" justifies allowing gang rapists to go free. While persecuting a minority (Jews in WWII era) was horrific, why should Germans (and all Europeans) allow themselves to be victimized by this new minority? Not to mention tolerate a big rise in anti-Jewish violence in the name of "tolerance" toward Muslims?

None of this makes any sense, to me.

What doesn't make sense is that so many people with apparently more than one brain cell can

a) already claim people guilty before being put on trial (especially from thousands of miles away)


b) blame Islam for it.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Art Spiegelman

Go read his Wikipedia profile.

And then marvel at the fact that such a man, a son of Auschwitz survivors, a man who wrote a graphic novel that constitutes one of the most searingly personal and authentic documents of the Holocaust, and who personally watched the World Trade Center collapse on 9/11, should be accused by Charles Johnson -- winner of the Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards' "Blog of the Year" award -- of being some kind of MarxoIslamoCommieFascist enabler, just because he failed to react to the reaction against the Muhammad cartoons in an LGF-approved Patriotically Correct™ manner.

Have you no sense of decency, at long last? Have you no sense of shame, Charles Johnson?

Cartoon Corner

As much of the world (but not the United States) observes the second annual International Day Against Homophobia, here's a cartoon by the excellent D.C. Simpson that says it all.

Dispatches from Bizarro World

There's some fascinating stuff just a click or two away from Pajamas Media's left sidebar.


- LaShawn Barber, who is black, praising a man who believes blacks don't deserve equal opportunities, because they're innately stupid.

- Robert Spencer, who is a fervent enlistee in the Global War Cyber-Jihad on Terror™, arguing that the invasion of Iraq has paved the way for shari'a law there and was thus, presumably, a colossal waste of time and resources.

- Charles Johnson, who has made a lucrative career out of bashing "the left," repeating a lizard's assertion that "LGF is not a right-wing blog," and then -- three hours later -- citing another right-wing blogger's assertion that LGF is the "right-wing equivalent" of DailyKos.

What an interesting world we live in.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Free speech, Dutch style

Unaccustomed as we are to providing even the teensiest smidgen of aid or the minutest speck of comfort to anything resembling a lizard-like life form, it is nonetheless with the utmost glee that we present the following images for your delectation:




"Rita" is, of course, Dutch Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk, who was the darling of the right-wing élite until just the other day, when her anti-immigration jihad backfired in a spectacular -- and highly gratifying -- fashion.

Before entering politics, she was a prison administrator.

Oh, and about those banners: Last autumn, eleven deportees died in a fire at a detention center near Schiphol airport outside Amsterdam. Some blamed Verdonk's Draconian immigration policies for the deaths, and deployed banners similar to the ones above. She filed an official protest against them, and some of the ones in Amsterdam were forcibly removed by riot police.

Those of you of the lizardoid persuasian who nonetheless agree with the opinions expressed on those banners -- that Ms. Verdonk should fuck off, go back to jail, and be deported (not necessarily in that order) -- may wish to find a suitably sturdy piece of furniture on which to brace yourselves, for the source of those images is the evilest den of evil evildoers in the entire known universe. You know, Indymedia.

The Verdonk files

Some recent highlights from the career of Dutch Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk:

June 2005: Deports radical imams; lizards driven to rapturous ecstasy:

#150 BabbaZee 6/17/2005 06:01AM PDT

Immigration and Integration Minister Rita Verdonk..........

May her name live Forever!

Righteous woman.

#404 alegrias 6/17/2005 09:01AM PDT

Too bad we can't clone Holland's brave mullah-kicking Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk--she's got more testosterone than all our wimpy dems put together and KNOWS who are the terrorists and human rights violators.

I'd like to see this Dutchwoman in a match against [U.S. Senate Minority Leader Dick] Durbin--toss him and the mullahs back to their rotten caliphate.


October 2005: Proposes a nationwide ban on burqas, is again praised by lizards:
#52 Black George Bush 10/12/2005 10:49PM PDT
Rita Verdonk, you go girl!

#78 mpax 10/13/2005 05:31AM PDT
Rita Verdonk
I think I love her.


March 2006: Threatens to deport gay and Christian refugees to Iran; lizards curiously silent.

May 2006: Becomes the symbol of everything the right-wing élite loathes about "Europe."

Well, what took them so long?

Oh dear.....

....Chuckles has his panties in a twist.

The jihadis couldn’t do it, but the entitled multiculturalists of Europe succeeded in driving out Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Now they’re setting their sights on Paul Belien of Brussels Journal, blaming him for the recent shootings in Antwerp: If I Get Hurt, Blame Father Leman. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
1. Ayan Hirsi Ali is taking a highly paid job in the US, was already planning to leave and is having her Dutch citizenship questioned and persued by anti-immigrationists. Not multi-culturalist lefties.

2. Paul Belien is getting a martyr complex (which he probably loves) as the plucky oppressed white man standing up to the 'hoardes' and their 'allies'.

Notice how Charles only links to his version of events. They're two peas in a pod.

Monday, May 15, 2006

We get mail

A reader writes:

In Charles' world, there are good guys (people who hate Muslims) and bad guys (people that don't). He analyzes virtually every issue by shoehorning people into one of the two categories and then reciting the usual rhetoric, whether it makes sense or not.

In his mind, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Good Girl. Therefore, those who want her deported from the Netherlands must be Bad Guys - in other words, liberals. So Charles convinces himself that Ali's deportation is the work of leftist Muslim-appeasers.

Except, as usual, Charles doesn't seem to have read the story he links to. It is clearly stated that the lawmaker calling for Ali's deportation was Hilbrand Nawijn. A few minutes' Google searching, even if you don't read Dutch, will reveal that Nawijn is a conservative; he started out in the anti-immigrant Pim Fortuyn party, and later was linked with the extreme-right Belgian Vlaams Belang. This is not particuarly surprising - European conservatives are typically the first to pounce on immigration fraud, real or imagined, as any glance at a British tabloid will tell you.

But Charles' mind can't handle the cognitive dissonance - the same right-wingers he normally supports were pushing for the expulsion of someone he likes. So he ducks the issue by inventing a straw man.

With all due respect to our correspondent, we're not sure whether Senior European Affairs Analyst Charles Johnson really possesses such in-depth knowledge of the Dutch political scene. Case in point: his flip-flop on Dutch Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk, whom he acclaimed last June and October for her firm stances on radical imams and burqas, respectively.

Now he's come around to the POV shared by many of the longtime posters at Expatica, most of whom are expatriates (hence the name) living in the Netherlands, and who have extensive first-hand knowledge of the Draconian immigration policies enacted by Verdonk -- with ample support from Hirsi Ali, of course.

And if all this still hasn't pegged your hypocrisy detector, just wait till later tonight, when Charles' favorite faux Texan reveals his plan for keeping illegal immigrants out of the United States.

How stupid are the lizards?

Let us count the ways.


#40 Just_A_Grunt 5/15/2006 11:16AM PDT

The Netherlands will only hasten their demise as a once proud Scandinavian culture that at one time spawned such warriors as the Vikings.

Hey, stupid: The Netherlands is not a Scandinavian country. Go look at a map of Europe. (Here's one.) See the big long countries at the top? Those are Norway and Sweden, which are the two largest Scandinavian countries. The little blotchy one just under those big long countries is "Denmark." The "Netherlands" is the little light-blue one that has a hook-like thingie sticking into the water (which is the dark blue stuff). See? Not Scandinavian.

#7 Ward Cleaver 5/15/2006 08:10AM PDT

Great news. Welcome Ms. Ali.

On the other hand, no more Danish ham. Of course in a few years there won't be any Danish ham.


Hey, stupid: Denmark and the Netherlands are two different countries. Denmark is in Scandinavia; the Netherlands isn't. (See #1 above.) Both countries are small and flat, speak Germanic languages, and have shorelines on the North Sea, but the similarities end there. Is your tiny little brain really that confoozled by the fact that the words 'Danish' and 'Dutch' both start with 'D'?

#48 TalkinKamel 5/15/2006 08:22AM PDT

As far as being a country, I think Holland's washed up. It's already practically living under Shari'a.

Hey, stupid: Go to Amsterdam and say that to a Dutch guy sitting at a café with his husband, as they wash down ham sandwiches with glasses of beer. Then, go steal something. I can guarantee you won't have your hand cut off. You might, if you're so inclined, end this pleasant day out with a walk through the Red-Light District, where scantily-clad women gyrate in plate-glassed cubicles while waiting for men to have sex with them. None of them -- trust me on this! -- will be wearing a burqa.

Christ on a cracker, how do people with so few functioning brain cells manage to make it through the day?



She was going to leave next May anyway.

Belien agonistes

Now Paul Beliën is claiming that he's being personally attacked by the Prime Minister of Belgium, Guy Verhofstadt, for allegedly contributing to the climate of hatred that led to last week's murders in Antwerp.

There's just one thing: he hasn't provided even the tiniest shred of evidence of this, and a cursory search of Belgian news and government sites has revealed no such statement by Verhofstadt. Nor does Luc van Braekel, who contributes to the Brussels Journal in addition to being its webmaster (not to mention a member of Pajamas Media). In his roundup of reactions to the murders, he repeats a statement Verhofstadt made on Friday, in which he (Verhofstadt) blames the "far right." Even those of you who don't understand Dutch will be able to discern that the words "Paul Beliën" do not appear therein.

Of course it's impossible to prove a negative, and for all we know, Verhofstadt has personally phoned Beliën and blamed him for the deaths. Though we suspect that the Prime Minister of Belgium has better things to do than make crank calls to an obscure religious extremist.

One for the lawyers?

Charles seems very worried about the BBC and the Guardian increasing their businesses into the US. Going as far as making statements like this:

The two British media organizations most responsible for spreading crypto-socialist anti-Americanism (and sometimes open antisemitism) around the world are setting their sights on the American audience
I wonder what the BBC and the Guardian would think about one of the heads of 'influential', 'media-changing', 'MSM beating' Pajamas Media resorting to this kind of thing. Probably 'Pajamas who?', but anyway I doubt they'd appreciate being labelled as distributors fo 'anti-Semitism'.

No-one cheapens anti-Semtism like Chuckles Johnson.

Caption contest

Sunday, May 14, 2006

A tale of two refugees

Once upon a time, there was a young woman from a war-torn Muslim country who fled to the Netherlands under false pretenses. Once in her new home, she learned the language and enrolled in school.

And you know the rest of the story: she became a celebrity, entered politics, renounced her faith, and was elected to Parliament. Today she is one of the best-known public figures in the Netherlands; her anti-Muslim films and speeches have brought her international renown.

But this story is about a different young woman whose name is not Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

This other young woman, who comes from a war-torn Muslim country, fled to the Netherlands under false pretenses. Once in her new home, she learned the language and enrolled in school.

Then, one day, armed officers entered her classroom and dragged her to prison. Soon thereafter, the Dutch government declared that she had to leave the country, without even allowing her to sit her final exams. Two weeks ago, she returned to Kosovo.

Her name is Taida Pasic. If you've never heard of her, that's not surprising, because her case did not attract much attention outside the Netherlands.

At this point, you may be wondering why Tasic was expelled from the Netherlands for not having her papers in order, while Hirsi Ali was not.

The answer can be summarized in three letters: VVD. That is the name of the political party to which Hirsi Ali belongs. It is currently in government, and Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk is also a member. Verdonk has made it her mission to reduce the numbers of asylum-seekers and immigrants to the Netherlands, and she has been so successful that the Netherlands is now experiencing its lowest population growth on record.

In fact, Verdonk herself has said that if she had been in charge of immigration when Hirsi Ali applied for asylum, she would have turned her away.

Which is surely cold comfort for Taida Pasic. But maybe she's better off living in a country whose leaders aren't quite so brazen about being lying, hypocritical opportunists.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Pajamaline Pammy Video Star

Fans of buxom Pamela, aka "Atlas Shrugs" will be thrilled at her latest video in which she combines her patented "ad lib" style of wingnut buffoonery with a good look at her buffoons.

Hatip: Nuclear Cop at The General, celebrating another Pammy video.


A new low

Senior Political Affairs Analyst Charles Johnson has now accused the Democratic Party of being a haven for Holocaust deniers.

It seems that a Nazi freak called Larry Darby is running in the Democratic primary for Attorney General of Alabama.

In his jubilant post about this, Charles conveniently omits the following bit:

The state Democratic chairman, Joe Turnham, said the party began an nvestigation last week after hearing about some of Darby's comments in a television interview.

While the party supports the free-speech rights of any candidate, Turnham said some of Darby's views appear to be in "a realm of thought that is unacceptable."

"Any type of hatred toward groups of people, especially for political gain, is completely unacceptable in the Alabama Democratic Party," said Turnham.

It is unclear whether the party could do anything at this point, although the party could decline to certify the results should he win.

Instead, he excerpts Darby's description of the "Holocaust industry" (now where have we seen that sort of thing before?) and mentions the fact that Darby plans to speak at a National Vanguard conference next week.

Longtime LGF watchers may remember how proud Charles was when, last year, he claimed responsibility for getting National Vanguard removed from the Google News feed ( ). Which is very convenient for Charles, because if their particular brand of vile racist and homophobic and anti-Semitic bigotry were still available on Google News, Charles might make an unpleasant discovery: that quite a lot of it is sourced from ... you guessed it! ... the Brussels Journal.

The blame game

Unable to blame Islam for the murders of a black woman and a white toddler by a white Belgian with ties to his wife's political party, Paul Beliën blames abortion and euthanasia instead.

Yes, really.

As a poor widdle victim of the jackbooted PC Islamo-Homo-Marxo-Femino-Enviro-Nazi Thought Police, Beliën has a persecution complex that makes Job look like Woody Allen. In his apologia for the neo-neo-Nazi Vlaams Belang party, he whines,

Following Hans Van Themsche’s killing spree, however, his aunt is guilty by association, and so is the entire party. The Belgian government has strongly condemned the shootings, describing them as an extreme form of racism. Guilty, too, is this website because the writer of this article happens to be married to another VB member of parliament. Today a far-left organisation, the Progress Lawyers Network (PLN), attacked The Brussels Journal in a press release, and demanded that “Paul Beliën be prosecuted for his recent publications.” Tomorrow the Belgian media will parrot the message. I am a prolific and outspoken writer, which in Belgium is not tolerated from a Conservative.

The text of the press release (pdf, in Dutch Flemish -- warning: annoying popups) is here. A partial rough translation:
[The murders] are a direct consequence of a non-stop hate campaign that the Vlaams Belang has been conducting for years, and of a policy that systematically curtails the rights of migrants, refugees, and illegals.

They're also a symptom of the complete impunity that is enjoyed by people who commit racist and discriminatory words and deeds.

Racism and discrimination became punishable offenses through laws enacted in 1981 and 2003. Racism is not an opinion that can be freely stated. But this has gradually been forgotten. The climate against these sorts of offenses has become unjustifiably tolerant. The number of prosecutions based on the anti-racism law of 1981, despite the fact that racism has grown exponentially since then, has been very small: 135 during the period from 1981 to 2003, or around 6 per year. There were only 8 in 2004-2005, or 4 per year.


Paul Beliën, husband of Vlaams Belang member Alexandra Colen, published an article entitled "Give Us Weapons," containing the following hate speech aimed directly at the entire immigrant community, for which he was neither prosecuted nor arrested: "The predators have teeth and claws. The predators have knives. From childhood, during each yearly bloodbath, they've learned how to kill warm-blooded prey. We become nauseous at the sight of blood; they don't. They are trained; they are armed. We're not even allowed to carry pepper spray in our pockets. They have butchers' knives and they know how to use them."

The press release goes on to list recent race-related crimes in Flanders:
In August 2002, at a scout camp, two young men were murdered in Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver. The murderer had an extreme-right background. Then there were the attacks by skinheads in Brugge against a black man and his Belgian friend, the arson of a house in Kortrijk owned by a Moroccan family, and the African man who was run over at a petrol station.

Incidentally, the Beliën quote above did not appear on the English version of the Brussels Journal website. If you want to know what Beliën and his fellow-travelers really think about ethnic minorities, gays, etc., you have to check out the Dutch site. Here you can read Beliën's latest whine about how the Antwerp murders are being described as "racist," and how quickly tributes to the victims are being organized. Here's a lovely piece defending Poland against those on the European Left who criticize it for its reactionary views on abortion and homosexuality. And here's a sample of Beliën's jihad against those to whom he refers as "fucking journalists."

And he wonders why he can't get published.

Getting back to the Antwerp murders, at least one Dutch-speaking commenter has called Beliën on his bullshit:
What did Hans [van Themsche, the Antwerp murderer] learn from childhood in his nice Flemish family? "Give us weapons"?
"The bandits who have gotten everything from our society -- free education, child subsidies, social security -- murder our children because they were caught smoking."
I'm just paraphrasing Mr. Beliën's words, a few days after the MP3-murder.

You remember the "MP3 murder" -- the horrific killing, one month ago, of a teenager in Brussels over an MP3 player. At the time, everyone assumed the murderer was a Muslim Arab, and the right-wing blog élite responded accordingly, with an orgy of Muslim-bashing -- which abruptly ceased when it became known that the murderer was actually from Poland.

As for whether Beliën should actually be prosecuted for contributing to the climate of race hatred that led to the Antwerp murders, that's a matter for the Belgian courts. The whole question of whether incitement to racial violence should be illegal is separate from the issue at hand: namely, whether Beliën broke the law. And whether he should be entitled to an exemption just because he happens not to be a radical imam.

Friday, May 12, 2006

The plot thickens

A reader writes [hyperlinks added]:

It is no surprise that Brussels Journal is silent for the moment, on the Antwerp shooting, since its editor Paul Belien probably knows the killer's family, and may even have met him. The killer is the son of a former activist in Vlaams Blok, Flemish Block - the predecessor of the present Flemish Interest.

The killer's aunt, Frieda van Themsche, is a member of the Belgian Parliament for Flemish Interest (Vlaams Belang).

One of her colleagues there is Alexandra Colen

who writes for Brussels Journal. That is not surprising, since she is married to Paul Belien.

Colen is is one of the chief ideologists of Flemish Interest. Another Brussels Journal contributor is also an ideologist of Flemish separatism, that is Matthias Storme,

who supports the New-Flemish Alliance

but sympathises to some extent with Flemish Interest.

I could go on, but try Wikipedia for the ideological background of these parties - ultra-conservative Catholic, Flemish separatist, xenophobic. The Flemish right has always had a strong Nazi component, since the 1930's, and there is still an overlap with neo-nazi and similar groups.

In other words, Brussels Journal is a sump of right-wing ideology, and serves to some extent as the international website of Flemish Interest.

Few people in Belgium will be entirely surprised, if one of these peoples' children goes on a racist shooting spree.

We've mentioned the Colen connection before. And her husband, too.

These are the people upon whom Charles Johnson -- winner of the Jewish and Israeli Blog Award for "Blog of the Year" -- and Pajamas Media rely to provide a fair 'n' balanced picture of what's happening in "Old Europe."

Charles, you shilly fool!

Just the other day, Charles Johnson remarked: "Polls are the last refuge of shills and fools."

Today, he posted this:

Watch as the latest in a long line of MSM/Angry Left attacks against President Bush now slides off the radar: Poll: Most Americans Support NSA’s Efforts.

Number of lizardoids who have called Charles on this so far:


Return of the blackshirts

Who said this?

The national identity of Britain is based on a particular culture, history, language, religion, law, customs and values. It cannot still remain recognisably itself if it makes itself home to large numbers of people who cannot or do not wish to assimilate into that identity. That's not racism. It's national survival.
Was it...

(a) Oswald Mosely

(b) Nick Griffin

(c) Enoch Powell


(d) Little Green Footballs/Pajamas Media favourite Melanie Phillips

Of course it was the delightful Melanie Phillips who seems to have forgotten she doesn't exactly tick all the white, Anglo-Saxon Christian British national identity boxes herself. When is her membership to the BNP being given the stamp of approval? Surely the extreme right would love to have somebody so ideologically similar in their midst especially after their increase in votes at the recent local elections.

Meanwhile, in Belgium

More violence on the blood-soaked streets of Eurabiastan, where godless secular hedonists cower under the totalitarian jackboot of Islamo-marxo-femino-enviro-Euro tyranny.

A black woman and a white girl were shot dead by a teenage skinhead in Antwerp yesterday [Wednesday, ed.].

The 18-year-old killer, believed to have far-Right sympathies, also wounded a Turkish woman.

The killings shocked Belgium and were swiftly condemned by the prime minister, Guy Verhofstadt.

Witnesses said the youth gunned down the woman in the city centre around noon along with a young white girl she was minding. Both died instantly.

The skinhead, dressed in black and carrying a rifle, had shot the Turkish woman earlier but police said her wounds were not life-threatening.

The killing spree ended when he was shot and wounded by police. He was under armed guard in hospital last night. Mr Verhofstadt said: "This terrible, cowardly murder is a form of extreme racism. It should be clear to everyone what the extreme Right can lead to."

Antwerp is a stronghold of the anti-immigration Flemish Interest party, which also condemned the killings.

But thus far, there hasn't been a peep from Charles Johnson's favorite Europeans over at the Brussels Journal, which is too busy bashing immigrants to spare any thoughts for victims of immigrant-bashing. Quelle surprise.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Johnson on Mass Spying -- No Problem!

Revealing one again his total devotion to the rotting chimperor, "Squeaky" Johnson reassures his Lizardoids that, really, mass spying by the Bush Junta is just fine:

"If the telecom companies were routinely recording our phone calls, that would be a much bigger cause for concern than this NSA program. It’s another MSM tempest in a teapot..."
Of course, when you're on wingnut welfare (aka Pajamaline OSM Media) you must always speak well of your bosses. Johnson never disappoints in showing his contempt for our constitution.


UPDATE: Here's the actual law regarding the "MSM tempest in a teapot"-

(a) In General.— Except as provided in this section, no person may install or use a pen register or a trap and trace device without first obtaining a court order under section 3123 of this title or under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.).

It doesn't say "unless the Chimperor says Simon".

Who armed the 'insurgents' with 200,000 AK47's?

The Russians? The Iranians? CAIR? The ISM? The Pakistanis? The Democrats? Pinko Liberals? The European Union? Daily Kos? The Quakers? Juan Cole?

Nope it was good old fashioned Bush Administration style American incompetence!

SOME 200,000 guns the US sent to Iraqi security forces may have been smuggled to terrorists, it was feared yesterday.

The 99-tonne cache of AK47s was to have been secretly flown out from a US base in Bosnia. But the four planeloads of arms have vanished.

Orders for the deal to go ahead were given by the US Department of Defense. But the work was contracted out via a complex web of private arms traders.

And the Moldovan airline used to transport the shipment was blasted by the UN in 2003 for smuggling arms to Liberia, human rights group Amnesty has discovered.

It follows a separate probe claiming that thousands of guns meant for Iraq's police and army instead went to al-Qaeda

Amnesty chief spokesman Mike Blakemore said: "It's unbelievable that no one can account for 200,000 assault rifles. If these weapons have gone missing it's a terrifying prospect."

Meanwhile, in Poland

Remember the general election they had in September? At the time, Senior European Affairs Analyst Charles Johnson and his saurian horde were absolutely thrilled that the Poles had dumped a center-left government for a right-wing one.

Here's a sampling of what they said:

Sounds like good news to me! ... Kind of gives you hope ... Poland joins the Civilized World ... Poland saved Europe in 1638 and now they save Europe again in 2005 ... There is hope after all. Amazing that Europe could be brought back to its Western traditions and senses (albeit kicking and screaming) with the former Eastern Bloc countries leading the way, by example no less. Amazing ... VIVA Poland. They GET it ... Poland is probably the most conservative country in Europe. They see the devastating effect that socialism has had on western Europe ... There is hope from across the pond ... Poland led the way against the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe for decades. Again they kick out the socialists/communists!

And what did they get instead?

The conservative minority government of Poland’s Law and Justice party has agreed to enter a coalition with two extreme right parties.

The two parties which signed the agreement, the League of Polish Families and Self-Defense, have a history of anti-Semitic stances.

Jan Maria Jackowski, a prominent member of the League of Polish Families, has warned against Poland becoming a "land reserve" for Jewish settlement and called accusations of pedophilia against a Polish priest a "Judeo-Communist plot."

The party also is closely aligned with Radio Maryja, frequently cited for its anti-Semitic broadcasts.

Andrzej Lepper, leader of the populist Self-Defense Party, has referred enthusiastically to Goebbel’s "propaganda skills" and Hitler’s "economic policy," according to the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University.

According to Polish media reports, Lepper has also received an honorary degree and supported Ukraine’s Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, or MAUP, which frequently publishes anti-Semitic material.

And then there are the increasing number of verbal and physical anti-gay attacks taking place in Poland.

You'd think Charles and his loyal lizardoids would be appalled at such a resurgence of religious intolerance in the heart of the Western world. You would, however, be completely wrong, because as anyone who's watched LGF for a while knows, anti-Semitism and violent homophobia are only worth mentioning if they're emanating from leftists or Muslims.

(More on Radio Maryja here and here.)

More news from the 'new' Iraq

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani On Wednesday said at least 1,091 people had been killed last month in sectarian violence in Baghdad alone, as a much anticipated Parliamentary session produced little result.

Urging quick efforts to quell the raging Shiite-Sunni communal bloodshed, Talabani said: "We received a report from the morgue about the deaths in Baghdad that 1,091 people were killed between April 1 and 30."

"We are shocked and angry at the daily reports of unidentified bodies being discovered and of people killed on the basis of their identity," Talabani was quoted as saying in a statement issued by his office.

The Parliamentary session ended following a reading out of new internal regulations with no mention of an anticipated announcement of the country's new Cabinet.

Parliament will reconvene on Sunday.

Talabani said the overall number of people killed in the violence would be "alarming if we include the number of bodies still missing across Iraq."

"I urge all political parties and security forces to quickly move to quell this bleeding from crimes aimed to create doubts between sons of Iraq and disrupt national unity," he added.

Talabani also said that the current "institutional weakness", a lack of government, was "benefiting the terrorists."

Nearly five months since the December elections for the country's first full-term post-Saddam Parliament, Iraq is still without a government due to wrangling between leaders over ministerial berths.

What you won't read on LGF

Last weekend, five teenagers murdered a schoolboy in a European country.

The victim was set upon after coming out of a pizza parlour in the early hours of Sunday.

It is suspected that religious differences lie behind the attack.

But don't expect to read about this story on LGF: there were no Muslims involved.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The new Iraq

Via Harry's Place:

Iraqi police are accused of executing a 14 year old boy in the al-Dura district of Baghdad in early April.

Ahmed Khalil was accused of corrupting the community and creating a scandal because he had sex with men.

Ahmed was, in fact, a victim of poverty. He sold his body to get money and food to help his impoverished family survive.

“According to a neighbour, who witnessed Ahmed's execution from his bedroom window, four uniformed police officers arrived at Ahmed's house in a four-wheel-drive police pick-up truck. The neighbour saw the police drag Ahmed out of the house and shoot him at point-blank range, pumping two bullets into his head and several more bullets into the rest of his body” (full article)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Charles Johnson and the cruel hoax

Reader TN writes:

Charles was, justifiably, outraged at the torture and murder of Iraqi journalist Atwar Bahjat ( But as is typical for him, he doesn't seem to have actually read the story.

Bahjat worked for the Al-Arabiya satellite network - and before that, for its rival, Al-Jazeera, the network Charles loves to bash. But then, "Former Al-Jazeera correspondent killed by terrorists" wouldn't play that well, would it?

The London Times story he links to (,,2089-2168496,00.html) points out that although Bahjat's killers may have been Sunni Al Qaeda-ites, it is also possible they were Shi'ite militiamen from the Badr Brigade, which is linked to the SCIRI party, part of the US-backed Iraqi government. Typically, Charles doesn't have the patience to sort out the rival factions in Iraq - to him they're all evil Muslims.

Quite so. As we pointed out recently, CJ has a strange relationship with professional media outlets: he hates their guts, but he shamelessly laps up their every word if it suits his agenda. And he'll only shed a tear for those reporters killed by jihadis, not those killed by coalition forces in Iraq.

Charles 'Janus' Johnson - has a certain ring to it, doesn't it?


What WMD's? Even Rumsfeld is unsure.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tried to rewrite history last week when he denied making prewar claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Rumsfeld's latest effort at backtracking on his prewar statements came Thursday at a contentious public forum in Atlanta when he faced a handful of hecklers and an anti-war questioner in the audience, who charged that he had lied about Saddam having weapons of mass destruction, which was President Bush's chief rationale for invading the country and starting the war.

The Pentagon chief denied he had lied and said he had relied on official intelligence reports about Saddam's weapons.

His questioner persisted: "You said you knew where they were."

Rumsfeld: "I did not. I said I knew where 'suspect' sites were."

The record shows that in the weeks preceding the war, Rumsfeld flatly claimed to know the whereabouts of Saddam's WMD arsenal.

On March 30, 2003, 11 days into the war, Rumsfeld was asked in an ABC News interview if he was surprised that American forces had not yet found any weapons of mass destruction.

"Not at all," Rumsfeld said, according to an official Pentagon transcript. "The area in the south and the west and the north that coalition forces control is substantial. It happens not to be the area where weapons of mass destruction were dispersed. We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat."


Monday, May 08, 2006

Malignant Love

Paul Krugman perfectly describes hysterical wingnuts as they flounder around their fast rotting chimperor (31% today, down 3% in ONE WEEK!) Article behind idiotic NYT firewall, alas. This excerpt, posted on Atrios, fits Charles Johnson and his blabbering "lizardoids" as tightly as O.J.'s glove. Mr Krugman:

The truth is that many of the people who throw around terms like "loopy conspiracy theories" are lazy bullies who, as Zachary Roth put it on CJR Daily, The Columbia Journalism Review's Web site, want to "confer instant illegitimacy on any argument with which they disagree." Instead of facing up to hard questions, they try to suggest that anyone who asks those questions is crazy.

Indeed, right-wing pundits have consistently questioned the sanity of Bush critics; "It looks as if Al Gore has gone off his lithium again," said Charles Krauthammer, the Washington Post columnist, after Mr. Gore gave a perfectly sensible if hard-hitting speech. Even moderates have tended to dismiss the administration's harsh critics as victims of irrational Bush hatred.

But now those harsh critics have been vindicated. And it turns out that many of the administration supporters can't handle the truth. They won't admit that they built a personality cult around a man who has proved almost pathetically unequal to the job. Nor will they admit that opponents of the Iraq war, whom they called traitors for warning that invading Iraq was a mistake, have been proved right. So they have taken refuge in the belief that a vast conspiracy of America-haters in the media is hiding the good news from the public.

Unlike the crazy conspiracy theories of the left — which do exist, but are supported only by a tiny fringe — the crazy conspiracy theories of the right are supported by important people: powerful politicians, television personalities with large audiences. And we can safely predict that these people will never concede that they were wrong. When the Iraq venture comes to a bad end, they won't blame those who led us into the quagmire; they'll claim that it was all the fault of the liberal media, which stabbed our troops in the back.


Sunday, May 07, 2006

Charles goes over the top - again

Reader JB sent us an interesting email on Charlie J's recent post about an Indian politican who has made some rather crass comments about the Danish cartoonists.

Charles wrote:

The leader of an Indian Religion of Peace™ political organization has offered “half his properties” to anyone who hacks off the head of a Danish cartoonist: Verma backs bounty for Danish cartoonist.

JB notes the following:

There are major issues with the notion that a "leader" of a "Religion of Peace™ political organization" was behind this.

-Verma doesn't seem to be a leader of his party, just one of hundreds
of MPs in the lower house.

-As far as I can tell the Samajwadi Party is predominantly Hindu. Its
politics are socialist; I find nothing to suggest a bent toward Muslim
dogma (e.g. advocating Sharia). Wiki says the party finds support in
the "OBC's (Other Backward Castes) and Muslims, particulary [the] Yadav
caste" again suggesting a Muslim minority.

Verma's Kaiserganj constituency is only 23% Muslim.

Verma himself is of the Kurmi caste, though he seems to need the Muslim
vote to keep his seat, which has been hotly contested in recent years.

My admittedly cursory read on this is that Verma is a very minor Hindu
politician barely hanging on to a diverse constituency. He made an
outrageous statement to enjoy the publicity and the appearance of
support for the Muslim minority within his little district.

In sum, an MP belonging to a Hindu party appears responsible for this
latest outrage. At best, Johnson jumped to a conclusion.

Context is everything

Yesterday Charles reported that last month, "LGF had nearly one and a half million unique visitors."

Pretty impressive!

Until you read the following post from October 2004:

10/14/2004: LGF Approaches 4 Million a Month

Interesting LGF site statistics:

Last 30 days
Total visitors: 3,969,823
Unique (counted once per day) visitors: 3,094,882


Of course, the autumn of 2004 was smack-dab in the middle of the U.S. Presidential election, when all partisan political blogs -- not just Charles' -- were extremely busy. And 1.5 million visitors per month is nothing to sneeze at. But still, the lizards' self-congratulatory circle-jerk on the occasion of Charles getting half as much traffic as he got 18 months ago is pretty sad.

Though we do like this comment from a certain "pauldow" at #29:
Does that mean this site can now be considered part of the "Mainstream media?"

Let's see...

Nonstop cheerleading for the political, economic, and military élite of the world's most powerful country? Check.

Censoring comments that might embarrass the site? Check.

Starting a blog venture with a few dozen other writers, most of whom have ties to mainstream conservative publications like the Wall Street Journal and the National Review? Check.

Unrelenting and unabashed bias? Check.

Complete lack of accountability and transparency? Check.

Tunnel vision? Check.

An inflated view of its own importance? Check.

Perhaps Charles and his minions should heed the words of Joseph Stalin, whose methods -- if not politics -- are disturbingly similar to those advocated by a certain element of the lizardoid community. In March 1930, in a speech called "Dizzy With Success," Stalin remarked,
Hence the party’s task is to consolidate the successes achieved and to utilise them systematically for our further advancement.

But the successes have their seamy side, especially when they are attained with comparative “ease” — “unexpectedly” so to speak. Such successes sometimes induce a spirit of vanity and conceit: “We can achieve anything!”, “There is nothing we can’t do!” People not infrequently become intoxicated by such successes; they become dizzy with success, lose all sense of proportion and the capacity to understand realities; they show a tendency to overrate their own strength and to underrate the strength of the enemy; adventurist attempts are made to solve all questions of socialist construction “in a trice.” In such a case, there is no room for concern to consolidate the successes achieved and to utilise them systematically for further advancement. Why should we consolidate the successes achieved when, as it is, we can dash to the full victory of socialism “in a trice”: “We can achieve anything!”, “There is nothing we can’t do!”

For "socialist/socialism" substitute "anti-idiotarianist/anti-Islamomarxohispanofemienvironazi-ism." Dizzy with success, Charles and his minions have turned into sad parodies of the thing they claim to hate the most.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Poll attacks

A new Rasmussen poll shows that 70% of Americans believe the Gitmo Bay terrorists have been treated “better than they deserve” (36%) or “about right” (34%).
- Charles Johnson, 23 June 2005

A new Pew poll shows that people are losing trust in mainstream media, and the way MSM covers it, ironically, demonstrates exactly why.
- Charles Johnson, 27 June 2005

A new poll says about a quarter of British Muslims sympathise with the motives of the London bombers, if not their methods. And the survey in London’s Daily Telegraph shows one-third of British Muslims believe Western society is immoral.
- Charles Johnson, 22 July 2005

A stunning new poll shows that the Democrats are losing the American public, in a very big way
- Charles Johnson, 27 November 2005

A new Gallup poll shows that more Americans than ever before are beginning to face reality, after the Hamas landslide victory in Palestinian elections: Expectations of Middle East Peace Drop Following Hamas Victory.
- Charles Johnson, 13 February 2006

Poll reveals 40% of Muslims want sharia law in UK.
-Charles Johnson, 18 February 2006

A new poll of Palestinians shows that over 80% either support or only mildly oppose suicide bombings against Israeli civilians
- Charles Johnson, 21 February 2006

A new poll shows that 45% of Germans believe the US is a greater threat to world peace than Iran
- Charles Johnson, 12 April 2006

Get ready for mainstream media to start pushing the “Islamophobia” scam even harder, as another new poll from CBS shows Sinking Perceptions Of Islam.
- Charles Johnson, 13 April 2006

Polls are the last refuge of shills and fools.*
- Charles Johnson, yesterday

*misquoting Samuel Johnson, who famously remarked, "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." Heh™. Indeed©.

Friday, May 05, 2006

LGF and the Media

Hardly a day goes by when Charles Johnson doesn't bash the mainstream media in one way or another. One day it's Reuters, the next day it's AFP, AP or the BBC. ABC, CNN, Der Spiegel, the Guardian, the New York Times...pretty much every broadcaster or publishing outlet will get a drubbing from CJ, with the exception of FoxNews, which miraculously remains unscathed by the Little Green Goofball's searing sword of righteous justice.

The problem is, of course, that whatever cause you support, you'll find instances in which the mainstream media appear to make mistakes, are 'biased', incomplete in their reporting or in some other way deficient. It's a win-win game: if they used inverted commas, they're applying "scare quotes". If they don't, they're sanctioning a no-no phrase such as "religion of peace".

Charles Johnson, like a lot of other people, seems to think that mainstream media operate with limitless budgets, are all-seeing and all-knowing, and should never put a foot wrong. The fact that they do, occasionally, draw fire from both sides of a particular argument would make any sane commentator conclude that the MSM have the balance about right. Not so for Charles and the gang, for whom the MSM provide convenient punching bags to tar an entire industry with.

When is the last time you saw any blogger submit themselves to an independent review of his/her coverage of a particular issue? When is the last time you saw a blogger appoint a readers' editor? Have you ever seen Charles Johnson & Co present two sides (or more) to a story, in the way that professional papers, websites and broadcasters regularly do?

Nada. It's easy for Johnson to pontificate while being free from any responsibility himself. The only people he has to please are his 'lizards', who are already converts to the twin causes of Bush Deference Syndrome and rabid Islam hatred.

Johnson makes mistakes - almost every day - but he rarely feels the need to correct them. He misinterprets, overstates, and omits key parts of a story, but you won't find him ever saying 'mea culpa, I shouldn't have written that'.

The fact of the matter is, Johnson hates the media because they won't let him in. He's an ankle biter, yapping at the doors of professional journalism. For every small coup he lands (typewriters, anyone?) he fails massively to convey to his readers the essence of a given issue. It's almost as if he has resigned himself to being the eternal critic, and feeding the odd tid-bit of MSM flesh to better connected, more powerful detractors of professional journalism.

In this he is not so different from the fundamentalist Islamists he so hates. Writing about jihadi zealots in Pakistan, Mariane Pearl (wife of the murdered Wall Street Journal editor Daniel Pearl) says:

"This is why [they] hate journalists, at least those who reject black-and-white views of the world, because by exploring the gray zones, journalists can shed new light on issues like Arab-Israeli relations, American foreign relations, or Islamic fundamentalism. We have tools and the language to reveal truths. We believe we can change the world by changing the way people think about one another. We can even create links, frail as they may be, between people. Thus, for those who promote hatred, we are the most hateable of all."

It's not hard to see that Charles Johnson and his Little Green Footballs are among those who "promote hatred" too, and for whom the balance and insights provided by professional journalism are a major obstacle.