Paul Sheehan

2015 Islamophobia Awards and the nominees are……

Believe it or not there is such a thing as the Islamophobia Awards.

Not only do they nominate individuals for the award, they also have nominated books and films.

They have even helpfully included a quote to go with each of the nominees. Frankly I am struggling to find any lies. All I see are facts and opinions. I don’t see any hate but what I do see in the creation of these awards is Islam attacking Freedom of Speech yet again. Admittedly this is a ‘ moderate ‘ way to try to silence the dissenting voices, but it is an attempt to silence us nevertheless.

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Compare and Contrast: Part three

Welcome to part three of my series of posts where I invite you to compare and contrast what happened in the past with what is happening now.

Lets look at how Germany kept its preparations for war hidden from the world prior to WWII and what Hamas has successfully hidden from the world until now.

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Awesome Sledge

Malcolm Turnbull gives it to Kevin Rudd good and hard after Rudd started attacking the Coalition and Rupert Murdoch:

Coalition broadband spokesman Malcolm Turnbull said Mr Rudd sounded ‘‘more and more like a jilted lover’’.

‘‘Once the darling of the News Ltd tabloids, guest of Col Allan at Scores no less. Now his years of sycophancy and duchessing editors with juicy leaks about his colleagues count for nothing. No wonder he’s bitter.’’   Read more »

Bitter Aussie Whinging

The Aussies are whinging after the All Blacks cut their throats last weekend:

The All Blacks need to dump the throat-slitting gesture at the end of the Kapa O Pango haka as it reminds people the “Maoris (sic) once engaged in unspeakable conduct”, according to an Australian commentator.

Sydney Morning Herald columnist Paul Sheehan writes today that “the violence suggested by throat-slitting gestures has no place in sport or sportsmanship, especially in the national colours”.

In an opinion piece about simple gestures meaning a lot in the ultra-competitive world of sports, Sheehan says that “just before kick-off the All Blacks will perform the greatest ritual in world sport, the haka”.

However, he warns the team and its management might want to consider what exactly they are symbolising.

“If some of the All Blacks persist in ending this latest version of the haka with a throat-slitting motion, they will be using a very big stage to remind people the Maoris once engaged in unspeakable conduct, which we don’t discuss any more.

I’ve got one word for Paul Sheehan – “Tasmania