I've mentioned the rather unpleasant anti-Islam undertones of Damian Thompson's Telegraph 'blog' before. But today it's quite out in the open. Like a goy Mad Mel, he's given ample room to take a swipe at Muslims. Imagine if this was a Muslim commentator given a Telegraph blog to claim Christians or Jews were primitive killers - would that be all right? But when you're on the other side of the fence...
How wonderful that Pope Benedict XVI should baptise one of Italy’s most prominent Muslims at the East Vigil service last night.
Well he's clearly not a Muslim then is he, you dummkopf. He's been brought up in that culture and rejected it, which is fine, it's everyone's choice. A bit of a political statement for the Pope to so publicly convert someone brought up in an Islamic culture though, isn't it? Not if you're Thompson! It's something 'wonderful'.
Magdi Allam, a maverick Muslim journalist loathed by his community for his support for the right of Israel to exist, is now a Christian convert.
'Loathed by his community' because he supports the right of Israel to exist. Is that the only reason they loathe him? Not because he's a journalist, or an extremist, or very right wing? No, it's simply because he thinks Israel should exist, according to Thompson. See, if you're ONE OF THEM then you only think one way or the other. If you agree Israel should exist, you're 'loathed' by Muslims. All Muslims.
That gives Muslims yet another reason to hate him – even, perhaps to kill him.
Maybe Muslims don't hate him because he's converted. Maybe most Muslims are moderate people? Not if you're Thompson! These primitive savages will go and kill him! All of them? All of them.
Mr Allam is very brave to make his conversion so publicly, in St Peter’s Basilica. The Holy Father, too, has shown courage. Some of the Vatican’s inter-faith functionaries would much rather have done this quietly (if at all).
Yes, how brave of one of the world's most protected men with an army of bodyguards and security to do something in public. How very brave.
The Pope is sending out a potent message to Islam: you are not the only religion that seeks to convert all mankind. Only, these days, we do it peacefully.
WE do it peacefully. Nur nur-nur nur-nur! Two ways of reading that of course, and probably deliberately so: 1) We convert peacefully, whereas in the past the Catholic church was, well how shall we put it, somewhat less peaceful. Or 2) We convert people peacefully, whereas those dirty dark bastards don't! I leave it to the reader to decide which one Thompson means. What a thoroughly unpleasant shitstick this man is. But he's rather mild compared to some (although not all - see Damian, I can differentiate between 'some' and 'all' - why don't you give it a fucking go one day) of the folk who use his blog to vent their spleens:
Europe is still in danger from islam. Islam is Europe's fastest growing religion because of a tsunami of Moslems arriving from Asia and Africa and the extremely high number of children they have once in Europe.
As Magdi Allan says "The root of evil is innate in an Islam that is physiologically violent and historically conflictual"
Maybe that's why Muslims aren't too fond of him?
Perhaps it is the fear of losing its membership which is driving the islamists?
Once ordinary muslims have the opportunity to look beyond the rigid enclosures of the 7th century theme parks which they have been forced to inhabit, it is entirely to be expected that they will abandon islam.
The growth of the internet is steadily making it possible for more and more people to see that they have a choice, and they are leaving islam in droves. In 20 years it will be confined to an older generation, and to those trapped geographically in ever-shrinking islamic states.
This really is playground stuff. 'Muslims converting to Christianity, we're better than you, our god's better than yours'. What rubbish. But then, having read Thompson's toss above, I can see where they get it from.
"... even, perhaps, to kill him."
Would you describe Islam -- at least in its fundamentalist/purist form -- as a "terrorist religion," Damian?
A teasing little question, which Damian's decided not to answer. But I think I have a fair idea what he thinks.
And my favourite comment:
I fell about laughing at that last para. Good to know that journalists still retain a sense of humour. Be could it be the reason he may be 'hated' is not that he has converted but that he is a 'journalist'?
If he writes the same sort of shit as Thompson, I can see why he's hated.
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