Sunday, June 3, 2012

The proven solution to apartheid

Back from a long hiatus, been busy with other blogging projects and, well, Real Life (TM). This caught my eye and I thought I would post it here.

Independent: Israel is new South Africa as boycott calls increase

Many people have accused the BDS campaign of being a cover for Jew-hatred. For some anti-semites, I suppose it is. It's hard to campaign against Israeli government policy and not have a few anti-semite hangers-on hitch their wagons to the much larger movement. As I've written many, many, many, many, many, times before, however, Israel's treatment of Arabs has been analogous to apartheid South Africa's treatment of blacks in its essential characteristics - a settler population enjoys rights and privileges which come at the expense of the native population, who are subject to controls on their freedom of movement, their ability to seek employment, and are deprived of civil rights as a matter of law. Oh, and they get jailed and shot too.

It's a government policy that maintains a standing army of American, Canadian, and European public relations professionals to defend it (something that Israel's Arab neighbours, though hardly bastions of human rights, don't have).

So long as there is a large coterie of powerful people who believe that the apartheid practiced by the Israeli government is morally defensible, whatever the reason, BDS will deserve the support of all people who believe in equality regardless of ethnicity. If you'd like to get involved, I highly recommend checking out Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Stephen Harper's Canada

Going through my e-mail today (trimming the fat before a backup) and found this article that I hadn't had the time to read when someone first sent it to me.

From a 1997 meeting of the conservative (in the American sense) lobby group, the Council for National Policy , here is Harper's address, speaking as the VP of the National Citizen's Coalition. It's worth a read.

Canada Through Harper's Eyes

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Intellectual Poverty

I came accross this great interview with a Muslim academic based in Singapore, wherein he gives an inventory of the manifestations of intellectual poverty of the Muslim world today, particularly in theology, political science, and economics.

Orientalism, Muslim Intellectualism, and Political Islam

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012


My favourite fearmonger has discovered our Master Plan For Global Domination!

But once we have built our Burqahalaljihadization machine, NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO STOP US!

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