An insightful piece from Australia’s Herald Sun on how the dhimmi fifth column in the West is aiding the cause of global jihad: “But not all the enemies of our civilisation are Islamic or foreigners. Many are people we pay to defend our culture, but, we find, betray it instead.” (Thanks to Kevin.)
HOW evil that while Spain drags out its dead, our academics and arts bosses roll out a blood-red carpet for apologists for similar terror.
From Madrid came pictures of what’s left of the trains and people who were blown up by bombers possibly from al-Qaida.
“I saw a baby torn to bits,” said one survivor, Ana Maria Mayor, her voice cracking.
That baby was the target of these killers, and so were the thousands of innocents — mothers, fathers, children — who travelled with her or him.
Sorry. There’s the word “innocent” that so irks Yvonne Ridley, in Melbourne this week as a guest of Monash University.
You may have heard her on Jon Faine’s show on ABC 774. She’s the British journalist who converted to Islam and worked for the extremist al Jazeera Islamic news service.
What you didn’t hear on the show, however, is that Ridley reportedly told a Belfast meeting of the Islamic Students Association in January there was no innocent Israeli when it came to suicide bombings. Not even children.
“There are no innocents in this war,” she raged, because children could grow up to be Israeli soldiers. And talk of “suicide bombers” was “insulting”: “Let’s call suicide bombers by their proper name, which is martyrs.”
This is a woman who wed a colonel in the terrorist PLO, and who says the jailed Abu Hamza, spiritual head in Europe of al-Qaida, is “so nice” that “I don’t have a problem with him”.
Yet here she is as the guest of Monash University’s funky School of Social and Political Inquiry, one of those taxpayer-funded bodies devoted to the trivial and recklessly perverse — a true sign of our decline into barbarity.