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My Brief Exciting Career in Genocide Incitement
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 2, 2013 @ 9:06 am In The Point | 10 Comments
The internet makes games of broken telephone a lot of fun. In 2011, Farha Khaled, who has done work for Saudi and Iranian media outlets, wrote a rambling attack on “Islamophobes”.
The apparent target of the attack was the Gates of Vienna site, but after exhausting the Breivik stuff two paragraphs in, headed south to attack blogs that Dymphna, a co-owner of Gates of Vienna posts comments at, including yours truly.
Daniel’s postings regularly dehumanise Muslims, and are filled with anti Islam screeds which he fabricates on whim, not unlike Ned May. He also has a Torah Parsha blog and this video shows him in a debate about New Media. In a common theme amongst neo cons, Daniel complains there is a plot to destroy the US military by Obama. In one blog post ‘Winning the War on Terror‘ he suggests genocide:
‘We would have to be willing to kill millions, directly or indirectly, while maintaining an alliance that would defy Russia, China and the First World nations that would accuse us of genocide. The real name for this war might well turn out to be World War III. It would take a Churchill or a Roosevelt to launch something like that, and while the world would be radically different afterward, it might well turn out to be radioactively different too.’
There’s barely a theme there except that Farha was running short of material and throwing in everything but the kitchen sink and ended with a quote snipped of some rather important context. But variations of the piece reappeared on other Muslim sites dedicated to fighting the grave threat of Islamophobia which has thus far killed almost as many people as Y2K.
As the game of broken telephone continued, I was somehow associated with the Religion of Peace site, a site I would love to take credit for, but have nothing to do with, and denounced as a “genocide inciter”.
And so in the Sydney Morning Herald, one Randa Adbel Fattah, wrote an editorial titled ‘Free speech’ used to mobilise hatred of Muslims‘.
Paul Sheehan stoops even lower, however, by then relying on the website thereligionofpeace.com as a credible source of statistics on terrorist attacks.It is alarming that Sheehan would cite this website, given the website’s association with Daniel Greenfield, who is on record for inciting genocide in a blogpost, “Winning the war on terror’ (April 30, 2009), in which, discussing the pros and cons of ‘killing them [Muslims]’ he argued: ‘We would have to be willing to kill millions, directly or indirectly, while maintaining an alliance that would defy Russia, China and the First World nations that would accuse us of genocide.”Is it the standard of Australian journalism that fringe websites associated with vapid haters and genocide inciters be relied upon as credible sources?
While Randa links to a number of sites, she carefully avoids linking to the source of that quote. The reasons for that are obvious. The quote isn’t in support of genocide. It’s in opposition to genocide.
In discussing the pros and cons of various options n the War on Terror, the fifth one postulates a scenario in which, “Any nation hosting Islamic extremists would have a year to take care of the problem, or we would take care of them. No nation building, just massive destruction aimed at their technological and transportation infrastructure reverting them back to 19th, if not the 18th century.”
The scenario doesn’t involve demographic extermination, but large scale bombings similar to those carried out against Nazi Germany aimed at destroying infrastructure, rather than exterminating people.
But the quote used by Farha Khaled and Randa Adbel Fattah comes from the Con section which is an argument for not doing it. Not for doing it.
Cons: We would have to be willing to kill millions, directly or indirectly, while maintaining an alliance that would defy Russia, China and the First World nations that would accuse us of genocide. The real name for this war might well turn out to be World War III. It would take a Churchill or a Roosevelt to launch something like that, and while the world would be radically different afterward, it might well turn out to be radioactively different too.
In other words, Farha Khaled and Randa Adbel Fattah took an argument for not bombing Muslim countries, stripped out the context and tried to pass it off as a call for genocide.
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