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Old 03-20-2011, 10:56 AM  
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UK needs a wake up call. Truth about the enemy not allowed?

(Guardian)- A Melanie Phillips blogpost on the Spectator website which referred to the “moral depravity” of Arab “savages” is being investigated by the Press Complaints Commission.

The online comment piece, headlined “Armchair barbarism”, focused on media coverage of the murder of five members of a Jewish family in the West Bank settlement of Itamar by Palestinian militants earlier this month.

“The moral depravity of the Arabs is finding a grotesque echo in the moral bankruptcy and worse of the British and American ‘liberal’ media,” wrote Phillips.

“Overwhelmingly, the media have either ignored or downplayed the atrocity – or worse, effectively blamed the victims for bringing it on themselves, describing them as ‘hard-line settlers’ or extremists.

“To the New York Times, it’s not the Arab massacre of a Jewish family which has jeopardised ‘peace prospects’ – because the Israelis will quite rightly never trust any agreement with such savages – but instead Israeli policy on building more homes, on land to which it is legally and morally entitled, which is responsible instead for making peace elusive. Twisted, and sick.”

The column, which also referred to coverage of the murders by CNN, the BBC and the Guardian – part of the group that publishes MediaGuardian.co.uk – prompted two complaints to the press watchdog,one of them from Engage, a group promoting Muslim engagement in British society.

Inayat Bunglawala, chair of Muslims4UK, said: “Her words went far beyond just denouncing the killings. It was a far more generalised racist outburst against Arabs as a whole.

“If you insert the word ‘Jew’ or ‘Jewish’ where she has referred to Arabs then I am sure she would have no doubt that those words would be antisemitic. Just as she abhors antisemitism it is important that she maintains the same vigorous anti-racist stance against Arabs. It is just unacceptable to use that kind of language.”

Bunglawala said he had also complained to the police about the column.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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Who is the enemy once again?
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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Clearly in this case the editorial writer say radical islam as the enemy. One wonders if the PC world of today would have stopped Churchill from saying icky things about Adolph.

Perhaps PC'ism is the enemy.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:26 AM   #4
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Clearly in this case the editorial writer say radical islam as the enemy. One wonders if the PC world of today would have stopped Churchill from saying icky things about Adolph.

Perhaps PC'ism is the enemy.
How did radical Islam come about now?
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:36 AM   #5
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How did radical Islam come about now?
well see, these guys got together over some turkish coffee after a long day tending camels and doing work for the man. One of them was pretty outspoken and suggested they team up and consolidate their power. They were tired of the man. And they knew they deserved more.

And from a humble beginning there arose a new and terrible sword of allah in the fist of madmen who rode by night smiting their enemy far and wide.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:52 AM   #6
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well see, these guys got together over some turkish coffee after a long day tending camels and doing work for the man. One of them was pretty outspoken and suggested they team up and consolidate their power. They were tired of the man. And they knew they deserved more.

And from a humble beginning there arose a new and terrible sword of allah in the fist of madmen who rode by night smiting their enemy far and wide.
This is nothing but demagoguery and bigotry due to lack of knowing the history of the area. You need to go quite a bit earlier in time to figure it out.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:57 AM   #7
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Who is the enemy once again?
If your point is that the enemy is broader than just savage Arabs, I agree. There are also radicalized Persians, Pakistanis, and any number of other muslim ethnic/nationality groups.
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How did radical Islam come about now?
What's your version?
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Clearly in this case the editorial writer say radical islam as the enemy. One wonders if the PC world of today would have stopped Churchill from saying icky things about Adolph.

Perhaps PC'ism is the enemy.
If radical Islam is the enemy, then why does the author just refer to them as "the Arabs".

That seems to be the problem, more than the negative tone of the opinion.
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Well see, there were these three guys who labored to understand economics from a fresh POV. They were enjoying a deep and very productive chat over a cup of fine tea when one burst forth with a "Its those damn neo-productivists dammit!"

They all fell to their knees and exclaimed "By Jove, that is the answer" and from there on they began to ferment rebellion and take the people into the dark mystery of paleo and neo antiism.

It all went to hell when some dude declared lets kill infidels and had his buds all line up to jump over piles of burning camel dung to prove they were worthy. They cooked up some secret signs and declared it good.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:09 PM   #11
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More nonsense HCF. You need to go back to WWI.
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