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    Is there a shortage of intelligent bloggers?

    by Sunny on 13th February, 2009 at 1:17 am    

    On Harry’s Place, it seems finding intelligent writing requires scraping a barrel. Yesterday I wrote for an article for CIF comparing different kinds of racial insults that are used to dehumanise people. Rather than understand what the article is getting at, which he always fails to do, Neil D on HP uses a picture of a Muslim extremist, though anyone with two brain cells to rub together can replicate that; to make an an argument. It amounts to: I don’t like Sunny’s comparisons so I’ll assume the person making racial insults is harmless and the Muslim making religious insults is a potential terrorist. And to drive home the point I’ll cleverly put in a picture there.

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    1. cjcjc — on 13th February, 2009 at 8:51 am  

      though anyone with two brain cells to rub together can replicate that

      Good luck with finding many more of those…I wouldn’t get into a “how many extremist protesters can you find” competition if I were you.

      And he’s not comparing “wog” with “dirty kaffir” - and nor were you.

      You asked specifically
      “What’s the difference between a Muslim who calls someone a ‘dirty kaffir’ and Carol Thatcher calling someone a ‘golliwog’?”

      I think it’s pretty obvious that there is quite a big difference, and not just one of “etiquette”.

    2. Ravi Naik — on 13th February, 2009 at 9:19 am  

      When extremist Muslims say nasty things like: “Britain will embrace Islam”, or “Christians will go to hell”, or “non-Muslims are unclean”, then people start getting outraged and say that tolerating these people will lead to more terrorists. But why wouldn’t the same logic apply to someone who uses the words “golliwog”, “nigger” or “Paki” with abandon? If those words become part of mainstream vernacular again, because some idiots think no one is outraged, then who is to say racist violence, which already exists, wouldn’t rise?

      Sunny, this logic - that if X says something radical, X must be a terrorist- is wrong. So WHY do you apply such nonsense logic to people who use “gollywog” and “nigger”? If you want to make a point by implication, make sure you starting premise is true.

    3. Kismet Hardy — on 13th February, 2009 at 2:17 pm  

      Not sure you should stoop to using your site to slag off another because they didn’t agree with you, dude. It isn’t becoming

    4. The Common Humanist — on 13th February, 2009 at 3:55 pm  

      I consider ‘kaffir’ to be on a par with n***** and P***.

      It is incredibly offensive to many non-muslims.


    5. Sunny — on 13th February, 2009 at 3:58 pm  

      It is incredibly offensive to many non-muslims.

      On the other hand, words like nigger and paki are just great! Not offensive at all!
      What planet do some of you people live on?

      Good luck with finding many more of those…I wouldn’t get into a “how many extremist protesters can you find” competition if I were you.

      Did you check out the link cjcjc?

    6. dave bones — on 15th February, 2009 at 6:24 am  

      I don’t mind being called a Kaffir. I am a kaffir. I’ve got a black friend who is offended by being called black and says he is a Nigger, not that that is what I call him of course- I am too bloody PC;-). Maybe I am a “short on intelligence blogger”. ha ha

      Dirty kaffir is a catchy tune. I’ve spoken to people from the Beeb who come away from terror trials whislting it and I heard Mohammed Hamid’s barrister whistling it in court also.

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