Profits_of_doom_cover_350Vulture capitalism has seen the corporation become more powerful than the state, and yet its work is often done by stealth, supported by political and media elites. The result is privatised wars and outsourced detention centres, mining companies pillaging precious land in developing countries and struggling nations invaded by NGOs and the corporate dollar. Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein travels to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and across Australia to witness the reality of this largely hidden world of privatised detention centres, outsourced aid, destructive resource wars and militarized private security. Who is involved and why? Can it be stopped? What are the alternatives in a globalised world? Profits of Doom, published in 2013 and released in an updated edition in 2014, challenges the fundamentals of our unsustainable way of life and the money-making imperatives driving it. It is released in an updated edition in 2014.
forgodssakecover Four Australian thinkers come together to ask and answer the big questions, such as: What is the nature of the universe? Doesn't religion cause most of the conflict in the world? And Where do we find hope?   We are introduced to different belief systems – Judaism, Christianity, Islam – and to the argument that atheism, like organised religion, has its own compelling logic. And we gain insight into the life events that led each author to their current position.   Jane Caro flirted briefly with spiritual belief, inspired by 19th century literary heroines such as Elizabeth Gaskell and the Bronte sisters. Antony Loewenstein is proudly culturally, yet unconventionally, Jewish. Simon Smart is firmly and resolutely a Christian, but one who has had some of his most profound spiritual moments while surfing. Rachel Woodlock grew up in the alternative embrace of Baha'i belief but became entranced by its older parent religion, Islam.   Provocative, informative and passionately argued, For God's Sakepublished in 2013, encourages us to accept religious differences, but to also challenge more vigorously the beliefs that create discord.  
After Zionism, published in 2012 and 2013 with co-editor Ahmed Moor, brings together some of the world s leading thinkers on the Middle East question to dissect the century-long conflict between Zionism and the Palestinians, and to explore possible forms of a one-state solution. Time has run out for the two-state solution because of the unending and permanent Jewish colonization of Palestinian land. Although deep mistrust exists on both sides of the conflict, growing numbers of Palestinians and Israelis, Jews and Arabs are working together to forge a different, unified future. Progressive and realist ideas are at last gaining a foothold in the discourse, while those influenced by the colonial era have been discredited or abandoned. Whatever the political solution may be, Palestinian and Israeli lives are intertwined, enmeshed, irrevocably. This daring and timely collection includes essays by Omar Barghouti, Jonathan Cook, Joseph Dana, Jeremiah Haber, Jeff Halper, Ghada Karmi, Antony Loewenstein, Saree Makdisi, John Mearsheimer, Ahmed Moor, Ilan Pappe, Sara Roy and Phil Weiss.
The 2008 financial crisis opened the door for a bold, progressive social movement. But despite widespread revulsion at economic inequity and political opportunism, after the crash very little has changed. Has the Left failed? What agenda should progressives pursue? And what alternatives do they dare to imagine? Left Turn, published by Melbourne University Press in 2012 and co-edited with Jeff Sparrow, is aimed at the many Australians disillusioned with the political process. It includes passionate and challenging contributions by a diverse range of writers, thinkers and politicians, from Larissa Berendht and Christos Tsiolkas to Guy Rundle and Lee Rhiannon. These essays offer perspectives largely excluded from the mainstream. They offer possibilities for resistance and for a renewed struggle for change.
The Blogging Revolution, released by Melbourne University Press in 2008, is a colourful and revelatory account of bloggers around the globe why live and write under repressive regimes - many of them risking their lives in doing so. Antony Loewenstein's travels take him to private parties in Iran and Egypt, internet cafes in Saudi Arabia and Damascus, to the homes of Cuban dissidents and into newspaper offices in Beijing, where he discovers the ways in which the internet is threatening the ruld of governments. Through first-hand investigations, he reveals the complicity of Western multinationals in assisting the restriction of information in these countries and how bloggers are leading the charge for change. The blogging revolution is a superb examination about the nature of repression in the twenty-first century and the power of brave individuals to overcome it. It was released in an updated edition in 2011, post the Arab revolutions, and an updated Indian print version in 2011.
The best-selling book on the Israel/Palestine conflict, My Israel Question - on Jewish identity, the Zionist lobby, reporting from Palestine and future Middle East directions - was released by Melbourne University Press in 2006. A new, updated edition was released in 2007 (and reprinted again in 2008). The book was short-listed for the 2007 NSW Premier's Literary Award. Another fully updated, third edition was published in 2009. It was released in all e-book formats in 2011. An updated and translated edition was published in Arabic in 2012.

Rejecting hate speech spewed by Geert Wilders

I was proud to be involved in last night’s Sydney rally against far-right, anti-Islam racist Geert Wilders, raising my voice against his bigotry. I believe he has the right to free speech but opponents have a responsibility to challenge his bile.

Via AAP:

About 100 protesters are rallying outside a function centre in Sydney’s west where right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders is to deliver a speech.

Mr Wilders will address the conservative Q Society of Australia on Friday night on the third leg of his controversial tour of Australia.

The protesters, many carrying anti-Wilders placards, assembled outside the front of the function centre in the centre of Liverpool and chanted: “Muslims are welcome, racists are not.”

Police officers, including some on horseback, are ensuring guests invited to the event can make it through the crowd.

They are also blocking attempts by members of the media to enter the function centre and report on the speech.

In the lead-up to the speech, an anti-Wilders protester addressed the crowd over a loudspeaker.

“We have to make sure that these people are hounded if they try to do these things,” he said.

“Thanks for helping brand Geert Wilder what he really is.”

One protester, social commentator Antony Loewenstein, said Mr Wilders believed in dividing society.

“I think his message of division and hatred against Muslims is exactly the opposite of what Australians should be hearing,” Mr Loewenstein told AAP.

“It’s ignorant and shows a desire to exclude Muslims.”

Mr Wilders is the founder and leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, which holds 15 seats in the Dutch parliament.

He cancelled a media conference and speaking engagement in Perth on Wednesday after a four-star hotel scrubbed his booking.

He received a standing ovation on Tuesday in Melbourne, where several hundred people dodged a large group of protesters to hear the first speech in his Australian tour.

52 comments ↪
  • VERONICA

    NICE!

    • PJ

      Agree with Veronica.
      Further to the point – Anthony; 1. What makes Wilders ‘right wing’?
      2. What is racist about Wilders? Islam is an ideology.

  • VERONICA

    NICE!

    • PJ

      Agree with Veronica.
      Further to the point – Anthony; 1. What makes Wilders ‘right wing’?
      2. What is racist about Wilders? Islam is an ideology.

  • Ben

    With wisdom granted to but a precious few,
    Churchill summed up the problems and the dangers of those who follow the beliefs of Islam. In two brief paragraphs he gave us an analysis of Islam, stunning, both in its brevity and accuracy. The Seeds of Wisdom this great man left to us are reprinted here:
    “How dreadful are the curses which
    Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Beside the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers if the prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity.”
    “The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show
    spendid qualities – but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization
    of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
    Sir Winston Churchill

    The man who led England through her darkest days also saw through the darkest nights of Islam, for he perceived the true nature of the follower of Islam. That truth now causes embarrassment for the politically correct and many attempt to conceal its actual nature. The prefer instead to ignore the horrors born of Islam and hope that it will go away. It is the fool who denies reality, and when that fool is in a position of
    leadership, one can only hope that mercy follows those unfortunates that he leads.
    The followers of Mohammed are not a people of the light, and they seek not the beauty of the world. Instead they, through hatred, rush blindly into the darkness of death and wish to take as many innocent human beings as possible with them. Offer them life and they will turn to death. Offer them the light and they will flee unto darkness. Offer them happiness and freedom and they will cut off your head.
    Our problem in dealing with them is that so many believe that eventually they will see that the ways of the West are best. The well intended among us hope that if we concede just a little more, then those misguided Muslims will find happiness and join us. As is often said, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” The people of Islam prove
    this to be true, for no matter how much we give them and no matter how much we tolerate, they will still hate us. They will hate our flags, our countries and they will even hate our very existence, for our mere presence upon the planet offends Allah.
    You Antony are a pawn. An irritating distraction to proper debate. A fool whom plays the “racist”card (yawn) whenever someone entertains the notion of a discussion about beleifs, values and behaviour (IE culture) Multiculturalism exists for one purpose only. That purpose is sinister indeed. It was cleverly conceived and imposed on us by the NWO puppet masters (Yes, that makes you a NWO stooge Antony) with the specific agenda of stripping countries of their National identity and pride. Only then can its citizenss be subjugated and the NWO roll out there UN World government scheme. Your no journalist, Just a paid Murdoch mouthpiece. Now run allong you immoral, un critical, un-Australian. little twerp and get next propaganda from your master.

    • Brad Pope

      Gold Ben, Absolute Gold! Could not have said it better myself.

      Anthony you are a typical Left wing, brain washed bleeding heart who is intent on destroying Australian National Pride. You have no idea whatsoever my friend.

      Geert Wilders is the type of Politician we need in Australia. Not afraid to tell the truth and stand up for what he believes in.

      Islam is an Evil Ideology that needs to be stamped out.

  • Ben

    With wisdom granted to but a precious few,
    Churchill summed up the problems and the dangers of those who follow the beliefs of Islam. In two brief paragraphs he gave us an analysis of Islam, stunning, both in its brevity and accuracy. The Seeds of Wisdom this great man left to us are reprinted here:
    “How dreadful are the curses which
    Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Beside the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers if the prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity.”
    “The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show
    spendid qualities – but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization
    of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
    Sir Winston Churchill

    The man who led England through her darkest days also saw through the darkest nights of Islam, for he perceived the true nature of the follower of Islam. That truth now causes embarrassment for the politically correct and many attempt to conceal its actual nature. The prefer instead to ignore the horrors born of Islam and hope that it will go away. It is the fool who denies reality, and when that fool is in a position of
    leadership, one can only hope that mercy follows those unfortunates that he leads.
    The followers of Mohammed are not a people of the light, and they seek not the beauty of the world. Instead they, through hatred, rush blindly into the darkness of death and wish to take as many innocent human beings as possible with them. Offer them life and they will turn to death. Offer them the light and they will flee unto darkness. Offer them happiness and freedom and they will cut off your head.
    Our problem in dealing with them is that so many believe that eventually they will see that the ways of the West are best. The well intended among us hope that if we concede just a little more, then those misguided Muslims will find happiness and join us. As is often said, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” The people of Islam prove
    this to be true, for no matter how much we give them and no matter how much we tolerate, they will still hate us. They will hate our flags, our countries and they will even hate our very existence, for our mere presence upon the planet offends Allah.
    You Antony are a pawn. An irritating distraction to proper debate. A fool whom plays the “racist”card (yawn) whenever someone entertains the notion of a discussion about beleifs, values and behaviour (IE culture) Multiculturalism exists for one purpose only. That purpose is sinister indeed. It was cleverly conceived and imposed on us by the NWO puppet masters (Yes, that makes you a NWO stooge Antony) with the specific agenda of stripping countries of their National identity and pride. Only then can its citizenss be subjugated and the NWO roll out there UN World government scheme. Your no journalist, Just a paid Murdoch mouthpiece. Now run allong you immoral, un critical, un-Australian. little twerp and get next propaganda from your master.

    • Brad Pope

      Gold Ben, Absolute Gold! Could not have said it better myself.

      Anthony you are a typical Left wing, brain washed bleeding heart who is intent on destroying Australian National Pride. You have no idea whatsoever my friend.

      Geert Wilders is the type of Politician we need in Australia. Not afraid to tell the truth and stand up for what he believes in.

      Islam is an Evil Ideology that needs to be stamped out.

  • Matthew Miller

    Muhammad was a dirty old man who had sex with a nine year old child. End of story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Miller/100005932176230 Matthew Miller

    Muhammad was a dirty old man who had sex with a nine year old child. End of story.

  • Paul

    Well said, Ben. Couldn’t agree more. Our nation is too soft and for the sake of being politically correct many of us feel we should say nothing about the scourge that is being allowed to creep into our country and threaten our way of life. Fine words, Ben. Antony … Grow some balls.

  • Paul

    Well said, Ben. Couldn’t agree more. Our nation is too soft and for the sake of being politically correct many of us feel we should say nothing about the scourge that is being allowed to creep into our country and threaten our way of life. Fine words, Ben. Antony … Grow some balls.

  • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

    It looks like the racist mafia is out in full force.
    Fortunately most people recognise their Islamophobic, racist and supremacist views.
    We’ve seen and heard it all before.

    • Newspaniard

      @iResistDe4iAm. You are aware that the term “islamophobia” is a non-word invented by the leaders of the (islamofascist) muslim brotherhood because the term “racist” does not apply to their multi-race death cult. It is a shut-up word directed at anyone who even mildly criticizes their terrible ideology. If you think they should be regarded as nice people, just look at the countries who supposedly were liberated by the “arab spring” and observe the number of non-muslims being currently exterminated in Africa while the perpetrators are sticking their hands out for aid .

    • Ben

      Typical comment from an un-critical, brainwashed, desperate, please all, conformist. No evidence, no argument, just the usual “racist” label.. .. “yawn”…

      Funny name :”IResistDe4IAm” you endeavour to sound like a tough guy, but only pussies try to apease bullies by
      giving in and aligning themselves with the bully agenda. The only way to deal with bullies is to fight, fight and fight some more. I’ll live and die a free man, you and your offspring will live as muslim slaves… Loser

  • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

    It looks like the racist mafia is out in full force.
    Fortunately most people recognise their Islamophobic, racist and supremacist views.
    We’ve seen and heard it all before.

    • Newspaniard

      @iResistDe4iAm. You are aware that the term “islamophobia” is a non-word invented by the leaders of the (islamofascist) muslim brotherhood because the term “racist” does not apply to their multi-race death cult. It is a shut-up word directed at anyone who even mildly criticizes their terrible ideology. If you think they should be regarded as nice people, just look at the countries who supposedly were liberated by the “arab spring” and observe the number of non-muslims being currently exterminated in Africa while the perpetrators are sticking their hands out for aid .

    • Ben

      Typical comment from an un-critical, brainwashed, desperate, please all, conformist. No evidence, no argument, just the usual “racist” label.. .. “yawn”…

      Funny name :”IResistDe4IAm” you endeavour to sound like a tough guy, but only pussies try to apease bullies by
      giving in and aligning themselves with the bully agenda. The only way to deal with bullies is to fight, fight and fight some more. I’ll live and die a free man, you and your offspring will live as muslim slaves… Loser

  • Newspaniard

    It just goes to show how afraid of the truth getting out these nasty little death cultists and their Nazi mates are. I hope they are located and gaoled appropriately for their hacking activities.

  • Newspaniard

    It just goes to show how afraid of the truth getting out these nasty little death cultists and their Nazi mates are. I hope they are located and gaoled appropriately for their hacking activities.

  • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

    Islam is a religion.

    Racism is a disease.
    Racism is the only non-contagious man-made degenerative disease that can afflict all humans regardless of race, age, sex, education or religious belief.
    Although self-inflicted, racism is an observed behavioural affliction that is highly resistant to self-diagnosis.
    Racism is a disease, a self-inflicted non-contagious man-made degenerative disease.
    Racism is a disease.

  • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

    Islam is a religion.

    Racism is a disease.
    Racism is the only non-contagious man-made degenerative disease that can afflict all humans regardless of race, age, sex, education or religious belief.
    Although self-inflicted, racism is an observed behavioural affliction that is highly resistant to self-diagnosis.
    Racism is a disease, a self-inflicted non-contagious man-made degenerative disease.
    Racism is a disease.

    • Ben

      Hey Dickhead.
      islam is a totalitarian ideology, that promotes the subjugation of women, hatred of, and war with all Infidels There is no such thing as islama-phobia. Because Phobia means an un-natural, un-reasonable or un-substantiated fear of something. islam is a sinister, conyving, two-faced, deceiful, hate filled, totalitarian ideology at war with western culture, whose followers have openly declared “death to all un-believers” and executed millions of innocents in their paedophilic saints name… Phobic? I think not …..
      Ps Youré a spineless, indoctrinated, wanker who can’t think for himself. The fact that you have to look up half the terminology/vernacular I used in this post to understand it, is further evidence of the sick way islam recruits the most un-educated, dis-enfranchised, angry, self entitled, immature adult baby men it can find to its cause. Ironic and speaks volumes that if you were educated you wouldn’t embrace the pestilent darkness of islam. I guess that’s why muslims aren’t allowed to go to a REAL school.

  • bruno

    Could someone please identify with some degree of specificity exactly what Geert Wilders said at any time that you actually disagree with. So far all I have seen is name calling and blogs such as this which are the epitome of intellectual laziness. No one, including the lazy Mike Carlton is looking closely at what he has actually said and reporting fairly on his views. Lazy indolent and pathetic.

  • bruno

    Could someone please identify with some degree of specificity exactly what Geert Wilders said at any time that you actually disagree with. So far all I have seen is name calling and blogs such as this which are the epitome of intellectual laziness. No one, including the lazy Mike Carlton is looking closely at what he has actually said and reporting fairly on his views. Lazy indolent and pathetic.

  • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

    It seems the racists want to argue about semantics, about the meaning of racism and what constitutes a human race. But regardless of the words they choose to use, most people recognise the blind hatred — directed at 1.6 billion people simply for being born into a particular group — for what it is.

    Modern racists (or bigots, or supremacists, or Islamophobes, or anti-Semites) think that they’re smarter than their predecessor racists like the Ku Klux Klan or supremacist Afrikaners. They think that they’d gain some legitimacy if they spew their vile hatred at a religion instead of a race. They think that if they smear an entire religion as an “evil ideology” that they’d be able to spread mass fear and therefore gain more recruits. They think that if they avoid using the labels of traditional racism (eg. inferiority, superiority, segregation, etc) that they’d somehow become more respectable. Well it may work at a Geert Wilders rally, but it won’t work here.

    • Newspaniard

      And you stand where in this diatribe? There are no more racist people than the islamists and their excusers against the rest of us. “More recruits” for what? Self defence? I notice that you steadfastly ignore the atrocities the death cultists commit when they are in the majority. Why is that? Don’t bother answering, I wrote this while you were cursing us infidels in your mosque, reading from your hate book.

      • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

        “the (islamofascist) muslim brotherhood
        their multi-race death cult
        their terrible ideology
        the number of non-muslims being currently exterminated in Africa
        these nasty little death cultists and their Nazi mates
        There are no more racist people than the islamists
        the atrocities the death cultists commit
        while you were cursing us infidels in your mosque, reading from your hate book”
        ~ Newspaniard

        You forgot to mention Sharia, and how it is secretly taking over Australia and the western world. I can see it in our laws, economy, politics, food and pubs. I just realised it has even infiltrated our schools via sports, especially cricket (have you considered banning the “islamofascist” Pakistan cricket team from the country?).

        Now back to reality. I’d say a prayer for you from my church, but I’m not religious. In any case, your racism disease is self-inflicted and can only be cured by letting go of the vile all consuming hatred you harbour against 1,600,000,000 men, women and children who adhere to a different religion.

        I agree with the theory of an “evil ideology” and can understand your paranoia, especially as you are a willing member of that ideology (in case you don’t understand, I’ll spell it out — racism is an ideology, an ideology of hatred, an evil ideology).

    • Ben

      Pathetic…. You’re now trying an persuasive technique called “slipping the premise” whereby you attempt to bait the opposing party to argue that we don’t think we’re smarter than (quote you, not me) our predessors, thereby slipping the premise that we are infact racists. Well it may have worked for muslims at previously ruined nations/civilisations, but it won’t work here……..

      • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

        The words and statements written by you (and others) on this forum are unequivocally racist. Try substituting Christianity/Judaism/Buddhism for Islam, or Christians/Aborigines for Muslims and see how they sound.

        If you don’t like being identified for what you are, a racist, then change (or go to the many racist/Islamophobic blogs where you’ll be welcomed).

        • Newspaniard

          At last you have identified yourself as an islamist bigot or at best a troll. How can anyone say that islam is any way comparable with any other belief system? Nominate any group of people who come near to committing the 20,500 atrocities in the name of their (invented) supreme being that the islamofascists have since 9/11. Let’s be fair, say ten percent, no let’s be really fair and say one percent. Anyone who justifies their bigotry with the foregoing comments must be slightly off their trolley or really a fanatic.

  • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

    It seems the racists want to argue about semantics, about the meaning of racism and what constitutes a human race. But regardless of the words they choose to use, most people recognise the blind hatred — directed at 1.6 billion people simply for being born into a particular group — for what it is.

    Modern racists (or bigots, or supremacists, or Islamophobes, or anti-Semites) think that they’re smarter than their predecessor racists like the Ku Klux Klan or supremacist Afrikaners. They think that they’d gain some legitimacy if they spew their vile hatred at a religion instead of a race. They think that if they smear an entire religion as an “evil ideology” that they’d be able to spread mass fear and therefore gain more recruits. They think that if they avoid using the labels of traditional racism (eg. inferiority, superiority, segregation, etc) that they’d somehow become more respectable. Well it may work at a Geert Wilders rally, but it won’t work here.

    • Newspaniard

      And you stand where in this diatribe? There are no more racist people than the islamists and their excusers against the rest of us. “More recruits” for what? Self defence? I notice that you steadfastly ignore the atrocities the death cultists commit when they are in the majority. Why is that? Don’t bother answering, I wrote this while you were cursing us infidels in your mosque, reading from your hate book.

      • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

        “the (islamofascist) muslim brotherhood
        “their multi-race death cult
        “their terrible ideology
        “the number of non-muslims being currently exterminated in Africa
        “these nasty little death cultists and their Nazi mates
        “There are no more racist people than the islamists
        “the atrocities the death cultists commit
        “while you were cursing us infidels in your mosque, reading from your hate book”
        ~ Newspaniard

        You forgot to mention Sharia, and how it is secretly taking over Australia and the western world. I can see it in our laws, economy, politics, food and pubs. I just realised it has even infiltrated our schools via sports, especially cricket (have you considered banning the “islamofascist” Pakistan cricket team from the country?).

        Now back to reality. I’d say a prayer for you from my church, but I’m not religious. In any case, your racism disease is self-inflicted and can only be cured by letting go of the vile all consuming hatred you harbour against 1,600,000,000 men, women and children who adhere to a different religion.

        I agree with the theory of an “evil ideology” and can understand your paranoia, especially as you are a willing member of that ideology (in case you don’t understand, I’ll spell it out — racism is an ideology, an ideology of hatred, an evil ideology).

    • Ben

      Pathetic…. You’re now trying an persuasive technique called “slipping the premise” whereby you attempt to bait the opposing party to argue that we don’t think we’re smarter than (quote you, not me) our predessors, thereby slipping the premise that we are infact racists. Well it may have worked for muslims at previously ruined nations/civilisations, but it won’t work here……..

      • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

        The words and statements written by you (and others) on this forum are unequivocally racist. Try substituting Christianity/Judaism/Buddhism for Islam, or Christians/Aborigines for Muslims and see how they sound.

        If you don’t like being identified for what you are, a racist, then change (or go to the many racist/Islamophobic blogs where you’ll be welcomed).

        • Newspaniard

          At last you have identified yourself as an islamist bigot or at best a troll. How can anyone say that islam is any way comparable with any other belief system? Nominate any group of people who come near to committing the 20,500 atrocities in the name of their (invented) supreme being that the islamofascists have since 9/11. Let’s be fair, say ten percent, no let’s be really fair and say one percent. Anyone who justifies their bigotry with the foregoing comments must be slightly off their trolley or really a fanatic.

  • http://twitter.com/hoterminus Hotel Terminus

    “So far all I have seen is name calling” was what apologists said about Joseph Goebbels in the Thirties. The rest is history.

  • http://twitter.com/iResistDe4iAm iResistDe4iAm

    Defending an abhorrent ideology of hatred by spewing out personal insults and more Islamophobic hatred …..PRICELESS