Kevin Myers, 27 May 2011, on "the "Arab Spring" meme.
This delusion is based on the rather interesting notion that you can place the template of the Prague Spring of 1968 upon the Arab world.
That NATO is now aligned behind what history will probably reveal as the armed vanguard of an Islamicist revolution is,
in its own short-lived way, grimly funny."
I hope he's wrong, but he could be right.
Norman Tebbit, 30 May 2011, says the Middle East is "more like 16th, than 18th or 19th, century England. ...
I am profoundly sceptical that whatever replaces Gaddafi or Mubarak or even the Emir of Bahrein will bring great benefit
to the Libyan, Egyptian or Bahreini people."
Kevin Myers, 28 Oct 2011:
"We should by now have learnt to dread revolutions of any kind, after the misery that they have brought to Cambodia, Iran and Afghanistan ... What new Napoleon, Trotsky or Lenin is not now practising his bloodthirsty speeches before a cracked mirror in Cairo or Tripoli or Tunis, as he dreams of imposing his vision upon the hapless peoples of the region?"
Bad people agree with the sceptics about what the Arab Spring means:
Robert Fisk, 23 Aug 2011, thinks (hopes) that the Arab Spring will be a threat to Israel. (He may be right.)
After the fall of Libyan thug Gaddafi, he writes that:
"The remaining Arab potentates and tyrants have spent a second sleepless night. How soon will the liberators of Tripoli metamorphose into the liberators of Damascus and Aleppo and Homs? Or of Amman? Or Jerusalem? Or of Bahrain or Riyadh?"
Fanatic Irish Islamist site
agrees, 28 Nov 2011, that the Arab Spring is an Islamist Spring. (But thinks that is good.)
And more, 23 Dec 2011:
"From Egypt, to Libya, from Tunisia to the very gates of Europe resurgence has begun".
Osama Bin Laden, 26 April 2011
(shortly before he was killed)
says the Arab Spring is a glorious Islamist Spring:
want to talk about the most important point in our modern
history, the point of launching the nation's revolution against
the tyrants, and for which I ask Allah to make a start for
reviving the dignity of the religion and its glory.
What we are witnessing these days of consecutive revolutions is
a great and glorious event, and it is most probable, according
to reality and history, that it will encompass the majority of
the Islamic world
with the will of Allah, and thanks to Allah
These events are the most important events that the nation has
witnessed for centuries".
and his followers the Dervishes.
The Mahdi established fundamentalist Islamic rule in Sudan in 1885.
He died in 1885.
The British army under
exterminated the Mahdi's army in a massive victory at the
Battle of Omdurman
The jihadis were no match for the
Maxim machine gun.
The Mahdi's regime was destroyed.
The Mahdi's tomb
had been a place of Islamic pilgrimage.
Kitchener destroyed it
and had his bones scattered.
His ally, and architect of Sudanese Islamist tyranny,
Hassan al Turabi (died 2016).
was educated in London and Paris,
yet learnt nothing of liberal values.
Instead he helped impose medieval religious fascism on Sudan,
leading to the suffering and death of millions.
He was a friend and protector of
Osama bin Laden.
He helped carry out the racist genocide of the blacks of
After Iraq, there was no appetite in the West for action on Darfur.
The West could stop almost every genocide in the world if it wanted to.
But it does not want to.
Both the anti-Western left and
the isolationist right are opposed to such an idea.
Mark Steyn on the Sudan genocide, July 26, 2004.
"I see the next decade's "Never again" story is here. Just as we all agreed the
1994 Rwandan genocide should never be allowed to happen again, so - in a year or two -
we'll all be agreed that another 2004 Sudanese genocide
should never be allowed to happen again."
Victor Davis Hanson, November 13, 2006,
criticises leftists who opposed the Iraq effort but want a new intervention in Darfur:
"Ditto those who now cry for action in Darfur.
They were some of the harshest critics of trying to help Iraq,
and apparently think we could intervene in the Sudan without the sort of mess
that is intrinsic anywhere Westerners must fight jihadists and Islamicists on the ground.
Saddam killed just as many innocents as the Muslims did in Darfur,
and it would be just as messy in righting that wrong there as it was in Iraq."
They kidnap two German nurses, a South Korean teacher,
a British man,
a German doctor, his wife and their
three children under the age of 6.
"Shepherds found the mutilated bodies on Monday of two German nurses and a South Korean teacher who were kidnapped while picnicking in an area of Yemen known as a hideout for al-Qaida.
They all worked for World Wide Services Foundation, a Dutch aid group helping with medical care in the province."
Yemenis march to protest at hostage killings, 17 June 2009.
"Thousands of Yemenis marched on Wednesday in protest at the killing of three foreign hostages
Groups of students, clerics, politicians, tribesmen and state employees carried banners".
A Muslim protest at the killing of non-Muslims.
Great to see. An all too rare sight in the Islamic world.
There was certainly a case for Algerian independence,
but the end result of this revolution
was the ethnic cleansing by Islamic rebels
And even today, Algeria is not a democracy.
In the 1990s, the Islamofascist
Armed Islamic Group
raped, tortured, mutilated, cut the throats of,
hacked to death, cut the heads off,
and burnt entire families,
including children, toddlers and babies.
They would slaughter entire villages, hacking pregnant women and their fetuses to death
and carrying away other women to rape as sex slaves.
All fairly normal Islamist warfare.
Liberal Muslims are also persecuted by the Islamic state of Algeria:
Algerian scholar on Islam. Gets 3 year sentence for "offending Islam", April 2021.
Omar Dakhane, Algerian,
"a secular Muslim Arab",
pro-American, pro-secular state.
Translator for the great Daniel Pipes.
"I work on fighting hate and lies against the United States in the Middle East and the World."
On how the Middle East is ignorant of the world:
"The delusional bubble in which Muslims are living today, thinking they are the best and the only people entitled to rule the world, must be burst because it's standing as a barrier between Muslims and the rest of the world, and enforces their feeling of superiority even though they are at the bottom rank of the human race, if we are still on the chart in the first place.
Most of these people have never left their cities, and even when the world came to them in the form of the Internet, they chose not to use it and not to look into other nations and learn more about them. Instead they've used the Internet to spread the same myths and clichés they've been repeating since childhood, and continue to reject the West, even though they live in the luxury of utilizing their medications and technology."
Maldives passes bill to ban all non-Muslim houses of worship, Nov 2009.
President now has to sign it.
"Most MPs said laws were needed to seal off all avenues to freedom of religion
being established in the Maldives."
One of the bill's supporters said:
"I believe the bill is essential because the constitution does not forbid building places of worship".
Yes they really talk like this.
The "Civil Society Coalition", an Orwellian pressure group,
""plots" to legalize apostasy and allow freedom of religion."
The Maldives holds an underwater Cabinet meeting, Oct 2009, to highlight the alleged threat of
global warming and rising sea levels
to the low-lying island nation.
Left unanswered is the question of whether we should care
if this Islamic tyranny disappears.
A tropical paradise, settled by humans since around 300 BC.
Sadly, in the 12th century AD,
an Arab desert religion arrives
to oppress them.
In the modern era, they tolerate undressed infidel tourists for their money.
But they continue to oppress their own people.
Shame they cannot learn from the tourists.
Shame they cannot learn why the infidels are rich and free.
"Gao, a city of 100,000 people, has become a lifeless place since the Islamists took over. It was once a stopping point for tourists traveling to Timbuktu, but now the roadside stands have disappeared, bars and restaurants are boarded up and music is banned. ... garbage collection has been suspended, leaving waste to rot in the streets at temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius ... Around 400,000 people have already fled the Islamists. Most who have left represent the better-educated parts of the work force, like the engineers who kept the power plant and waterworks in operation. ...
"Gao is a dead city," says Allassane Amadou Touré, a mechanic, as he drinks tea in the shade. He is unemployed, like many in the city, and says that Gao's economic output has "declined by 85 percent" since the spring."
As I have said many times:
Jihad causes poverty and famine.
Sharia causes poverty and famine.
The French bombing brings hope at last to Mali, article, 19 Jan 2013.
Timbuktu's former mayor said:
"The French military intervention has finally brought us some hope."
On the jihadist scum destroying his city's ancient heritage:
"The day they leave, we can rebuild".
The former mayor of the northern city of Gao said:
"When the French attacked last week, I felt alive for the first time since last year."
Timbuktu is liberated by France, Jan 2013, but the departing jihadi scum burn Timbuktu's libraries before they flee.
Sickening. Islamism is pure evil.
French troops liberate Mali from the jihadist scum, Jan 2013. Vive la France!
France ignored the UN, invaded, and were welcomed as liberators.
See also Sky News.
Aceh shuts down 17 Christian churches, May 2012.
The Islamic state decides how many churches the Christians are allowed to have:
"The authorities insist that only one church and four [chapels] may be built in the entire district".
Alexander Aan arrested in Jan 2012 simply for declaring that God/Allah does not exist.
atheism is illegal in Indonesia.
While the innocent atheist is arrested,
threaten his life with impunity.
He is beaten by a mob.
He was arrested for simply saying that God does not exist.
But when they dug in his computer they laid new charges.
He gets 2 and a half years
for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
Apparently it is illegal
to mention Muhammad
having sex with his slave
and his daughter in law.
The Indonesian news article says he was convicted of an offence against
"Lo! those who malign Allah and His messenger, Allah hath cursed them in the world and the Hereafter, and hath prepared for them the doom of the disdained.
And those who malign believing men and believing women undeservedly, they bear the guilt of slander and manifest sin."
Minister of Communication and Information,
quotes Hitler approvingly on Twitter, 8 Apr 2010.
He's not quoting him saying kill the Jews.
He is just casually and approvingly quoting him about something harmless,
which is almost worse.
Minister of Justice and Human Rights,
saying in June 2010 that jihad attacks are wrong in Indonesia,
but fine in Israel.
Pilger and Chomsky are appalled at the idea
that Islamofascist killings may be revenge for
the liberation of East Timor that they supported.
Oliver Kamm, The Times, September 20, 2006:
"Osama bin Laden declares the now independent Timor
"part of the Islamic world" and rightly Indonesia's.
By his own perverse logic, Pilger - who indecently asserted that
"the bombs of July 7 were Blair's bombs",
on account of the Iraq war -
ought to admit responsibility for provoking Islamist terror."
Jose Ramos Horta
breaks with Pilger and Chomsky
to support the US war on Islamism under Bush.
As I say,
people who have experienced tyranny
support the US.
Sometimes, a War Saves People,
by Jose Ramos-Horta, May 13, 2004.
He supported the military toppling, without UN approval,
of Pol Pot, Idi Amin,
Bokassa and Milosevic.
"It is always easier to say no to war, even at the price of appeasement. But being politically correct
means leaving the innocent to suffer the world over, from Phnom Penh to Baghdad.
And that is what those who would cut and run from Iraq risk doing."
Amrozi bin Nurhasyim,
the smiling face of evil,
the killer of 200 innocents in Bali.
Evil exists in this world, but it is not as people like bin Nurhasyim think.
He thinks he is good and his victims are evil.
Islamist way or no way
- Mark Steyn on the 2005 Bali bombing.
He mocks peaceniks with signs saying
- as if the Islamists don't want to kill them too.
They are all infidels.
"You don't have to have a team or even be aware that you belong to any side.
You can be a hippie-dippy hey-man-I-love-everybody-whatever-your-bag-is-cool backpacking Dutch stoner,
and they'll blow you up with as much enthusiasm as if you were Dick Cheney."
Protesters try to storm Bali jail
after the second Bali bombings.
"In sharp contrast to the aftermath of the 2002 attacks, the predominantly Hindu population
of Bali has been spurred into action by this latest bombing."
They are demanding the execution of the 2002 bombers:
"Kill Amrozi, kill Amrozi!"
Dhaka cafe massacre, July 2016. The jihad is not grateful to the government of Bangladesh for its support.
Rather it is moving on to destroying the Bangladeshi economy.
Jihad causes poverty.
And winking at jihad leads to more jihad, not less.
Morocco deports large number of foreign Christians (including aid workers) for "proselytizing", 2010.
"The largest incident took place at an orphanage for 33 abandoned children .. Moroccan police showed up .. and separated orphans from their adoptive parents before delivering a grim piece of news: the Moroccan authorities had accused the volunteers of spreading Christianity - a crime in this overwhelmingly Muslim nation.
Witnesses described an anguished scene as Dutch, British, Kiwi, and American volunteers hastily emptied households under stormy skies and hugged weeping Moroccan kids for the last time."
The cruelty of Islam.
Pope Francis, March 2019, visits Morocco and tells persecuted Christians not to proselytize: "Please, no proselytism!"
A Pope that stands with the Islamic oppressors of Christians.
The worst Pope of my lifetime.
Morocco of course has an Islamic terror problem. Well the state does promote the same ideology that leads to Islamic terror.
The Jasmine Revolution, 2010-11.
We've been burned so many times
- Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan -
it's hard to believe in the Islamic street any more.
Will this revolution actually lead to a liberal state?
There are worrying signs:
Many Islamists, far leftists and West-haters are excited about the Tunisia revolution.
Lauren Booth and the Stop the War people:
"Tears and sobs, songs, chants and cries of 'Allahu Akbar' and we were in Tunisia 2011."
"The cries of 'Allahu Akbar' reverberating around the hall give goose bumps."
(She is a West-hating Islamic convert, and is actually excited, rather than terrified, by these cries.)
The interim President of Tunisia,
is an alleged "human rights activist".
What kind of "human rights activist"?
Why, one who
supports jail for insulting Islam!
His office said:
"attacks on the sacred symbols of Muslims and Islam cannot be considered part of freedom of expression".
What a strange kind of "human rights activist"!
He co-founded the Israel hating
Arab Commission for "Human Rights".
Remind me what the point of the Tunisian revolution was again?
(Left) Woman in the free world.
(Right) Women in the unfree world.
want to turn all scenes like those on the left
into scenes like those on the right.
Frankly, a man would have to be a sexual pervert to want to do that.
To want to cover up the beauty of women.
What is wrong with a man who wants to do that?
There are millions of such male sexual perverts in the Middle East,
and they run entire countries, such as
They may claim it is their "culture".
To which the answer is simple: Get a new culture.
After all, your "culture" hasn't been around forever.
Like everything else human, it was just invented
at some stage by your ancestors.
If Europe hadn't changed its culture since medieval times
where would we be?
So abandon the culture of your ancestors,
as we have,
and embrace freedom instead.
Blocked on Twitter by the regressive left and Islamists:
I love debate.
I love ideas.
But the Western left
and their friends the Islamic right
do not return the favour.
Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block.
See Who blocks me on Twitter.
Twitter is broken, 2016 to 2022:
I am on Twitter at
Twitter was a great place for debate before 2016.
You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas.
Starting in 2016,
Twitter became increasingly broken.
It became full of reporting and bans and censorship.
In 2019, Twitter even started
for no reason that was ever explained, or could be appealed.
By 2022, everyone was looking for a better place to debate.
Twitter is saved, 2022:
bought Twitter and started to end the censorship.
It looks great so far.
Twitter seems to be saved.