Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Sending our money to the terrorists

So the EU is again pouring money (that's yours and my money) into the Palestinian Authority despite the supposed ban from funding the terrorist organisation Hamas. It is now clear that the Palestinian Authority, even when run by the 'non-terrorist' Fatah, spent almost all of its foreign aid on weapons and that it did this in collaboration with Iran and Hizbollah. And the Palestinians, remember, receive more foreign aid per capita than any other people in the world. When are the idots of the EU going to stop funding terrorism in this way. And when will the Palestinians ever have any incentive to actually build a country and do some work, while they can simply continue to plead poverty and have money poured at them.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Media idiocy

There is little worse in the media than presenters whose notion of 'even-handedness' is to believe that any two sides of any story must always be treated as absolutely equal. The epitomy of this idiocy is Nick Ferrari - the voice of LBC. So, for example, in a discussion about the July 7 bombings enquiry last week he cut short a very eloquent caller who was citing some statements made by members of the Muslim Parliament glorifying suicide bombers. The pompous idiot Ferrari said he was not going to allow Muslims to be defamed without similar defamations being made about other religious groups. If you can work out the logic of that good luck to you, but the implications are that he will not allow valid criticisms of Muslims unless there are equal criticisms made of members of other religions. So, until Jews and Christians start blowing people up in London I guess that's goodbye to any rational arguments. And just think this was the day after Nick Ferrari's show was voted the best radio phone-in in the UK.

So it's hard to think that UK media is much better than this classic example (courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch) of a popular Egyptian music video. You must see it.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Funding the fanatics

The anti-Zionist (and supposedly ultra-orthodox) Jewish Group Neturai Karta have been much in the news recently. For example, on Purim they burnt Israeli flags outside the (Jewish) Simon Marks Primary School in Hackney and they recently went to Iran to praise that country's attempts to wipe Israel off the map and deny the Holocaust. The fact that it turns out that the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations has recently given grants worth some £60,000 to this group is a bit hard to stomach. Especially as the most recent grant was given this March, about the same time as their visit to Iran. Courtesy of MEMRI here are two of the Rabbis interviewed in Iran. This is a video you must watch. Nice to know that we are funding these guys.