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.

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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

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

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

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.


Friday, May 12, 2006

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.

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."

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.

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.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

How to construct an argument, Charles Johnson-style

Lesson one: Insinuate!

At Reason Online (where there’s a blog with members who regularly trash LGF), Brendan O’Neill notices a correlation many of us in the lizardoid community have been talking about for quite some time: The Shocking Truth About Osama bin Laden: Apparently, he reads our blogs.

Although O’Neill doesn’t name the “reality-based” blogs Osama’s reading, I think we can easily guess who they might be.

Caption Contest!

Pajamaline Pammy Video Vixen

Watching Pammy's new video blog is just like being with her. She never shuts up and nothing she says makes any sense at all. Previously, Pammy has described how "liberals" flee her at weenie parties when she starts banging on, here she shows her technique.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Chukles gets an ass-whooping!

This is a great post by General Cucumber at Action is Eloquence. Read it all. It's a classic.