Sunday, February 12, 2006

Lucky Person

Just saw an article on Al Jazeera about Ayaan Hirsi Ali's performance in the media yesterday. It's all about freedom of speech again. This article gives a clear impression on the style that is used by Al Jazeera. The author is Professor, Dr. Ali Al-Hail, Professor of Mass Communication. I don't know where he received his title but fact finding and clear non-emotional communication doesn't seem to be his strongest quality.

On Jihad Unspun I read an article by Al Andalusi. I quote: "The time for Muslims is to strongly protest and boycott the European products alongside preparing to fight this new Crusade struck at the very heart of our belief and values. The perpetrators of these crimes deserve execution similar to what Von Gogh met so that everyone comes to know the price of reviling Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him). In the last century a similar incident took place in British India when a Hindu named Rajpal insulted Prophet Muhammad (Peacce Be Upon Him) by printing derogatory cartoon of our Prophet. An ordinary faithful guardian of the honour came out and punished that devil with death. He was Ghazi Ilmuddin who was later arrested and charged by British authorities, he pleaded not guilty and gladly accepted the gallows to earn martyrdom. His holy grave lies in peace to this day in heart of Pakistan, Lahore. Taliban Mujahideen have promised reward of gold bar for anyone executing the evil cartoonist. Are we waiting for another Nur Ad Din Zangi or Ghazi Ilmuddin or has our faiths become worthless? Only time will tell."

The Dutch-Somali member of parliament Ayaan Hirsi Ali is disappointed by the British media's acceptance of the religious case. She does not believe it stems from concern for pious feelings but rather fear of violent reprisal. 'You're scared,' she says. 'That's a shame.' A former Muslim herself, she lives under 24-hour police guard, and has done so since before Theo van Gogh, the director of her film Submission, was shot in Amsterdam by an Islamic extremist.

“This is Europe and if we have a thought, we can express it,” she told BBC radio. It takes somebody from Somalia to remind us how precious, and how very hard won, that freedom is.

The Al Jazeera and Jihad Unspun articles are reprehensible and qualify to utter filth as far as I'm concerned. The first Al Jazeera author has a right to express himself however.
The second author from Jihad Unspun has cross bordered every form of respect and schould go to jail when living in the western world.
Hirsi Ali encourages the media to publish the cartoons. That's putting oil on the fire and it is unneccesarry. Now she is planning to make a new release of her Submission movie. That will for sure let the shit hit the fan for herself and for the Netherlands.
Hirsi Ali's first name Ayaan means "Lucky Person". I hope she'll be well but wonder when she runs out of it.
Soren Kierkegaard said it: People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.