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Michael Tee

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Anti-Muslim Hate Speech Has Consequences
« on: September 30, 2006, 09:02:05 AM »
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/15BB23B8-35D5-41C4-A3CE-163EED44F68C.htm

Australian political leaders have begun speaking out against Muslims recently, and apparently the message between the lines has been getting through to at least some Ozzies.   Last night, a gunman near Perth, Australia, fired a single shot from a high-powered rifle into a crowded mosque, nearly hitting a worshipper.

I seem to recall some words of praise in this forum for the "tough talk" or "realism" or whatever euphemism is currently employed for this kind of racist or fascist hate-mongering, which I let pass because, let's face it, Oz is even more of a backwater than Canada, but God-damn it, I hope whoever spoke so admiringly of those politicians realizes that when you praise the words, you praise also the acts which follow the words.  Words do have consequences.

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Re: Anti-Muslim Hate Speech Has Consequences
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 09:24:35 PM »
What happened to Austrailias strict Gun Controll?

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Re: Anti-Muslim Hate Speech Has Consequences
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 09:41:36 PM »
So the pope is responsible for Muslims rioting.

A danish cartoonist forced muslims to lose their cool.

A politician points out that mainstream islam should do a better job of policing their fringe and suddenly they are to blame for some gunmen acting inappropriately.

What ever happened to free will?