Many years ago, some of us oldies recall the excesses of
our Islamic guests after a
certain Salman Rushdie published a tacky little novel which poked fun at the
Religion of Peace. A fatwa was proclaimed against Salman Rushdie for daring to
mock Islam, and the Islamic community called for Salman Rushdie's execution.
This was at the dizzying heights
correctness and any of us who expressed nervousness about the behavior of
our excitable guests were quickly shouted down by
the feminists, the
and any of the factions generally associated
with leftist ideology. Even
television programs showing graphic female mutilation at the hands (well,
actually the knives) of members of the Religion of Peace were merely met with
tut-tuttings and vague mutterings about tolerance and the importance of
Over time, of course, the proponents Religion of Peace realized that the
conversion of Western
countries to Islam required a smarter game. They appointed spin doctors to
assist the mainstream to avoid 'mis-understandings' about what Allah fan-bois
were actually saying.
"Cut off the Kaffir's fingers one by one" apparently didn't actually mean any
such thing - it just meant "show your enemy your are strong". "The Kaffir must
die" actually meant "we want peace" (presumably after the Kaffir are all
dead). We were warned against literal translations of Islamic sermons, because
"the Arabic language is full of simile and metaphor".
Apparently in Arabic it is impossible to say "the cat sat on the mat" without
including loudly shouting "Death to the Kaffir", or at least making references
to leaving the meat out. Arabic is indeed a strange and subtle language.
But the Islamic spokesmen were there help us mere Kaffir through these cultural
difficulties, and to loudly proclaim "mistranslation" or (when that failed)
"out of context". One such spokesman is Keysar Trad.
Some of the Kaffir have been rather critical of Keysar Trad over time, and recently
Keysar took 2GB Broadcaster Jason Morrison to court for defamation over
statements made on air. Apparently Keysar took umbrage to being called
Unfortunately Keysar lost the case, and has to pay costs because the judge said .. well .. that he was racist. Oops.
The president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Ikebal Patel, was 'surprised' and
commented: "I thought that what [Keysar] was saying was quite conciliatory".
Maybe that's a translation for "he wasn't calling for the sudden and
painful death of the Kaffir for a change".
Anyway, after playing the race card for all of his career, Keysar has just been trumped.
Read'em and reap, Keysar.