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Brit Michael Hodges can't wait for London to become Londonistan.

In an Islamic London, Christians and Jews – with their allegiance to the Bible and the Talmud – would be protected as ‘peoples of the book’.

Well, isn't that comforting? But wait a minute. Jews. Hmmmm...aren't those the people that some enlightened Muslims refer to as the offspring of pigs and apes?

Hindus and Sikhs manage to live alongside a large Muslim population in India, so why not here?

Sure, why not? So what if while "living alongside a large Muslim population," they occasionally are murdered in religious riots? Picky, picky, picky. I mean, the population over there is too high, anyway, right?

Although England has a long tradition of religious bigotry against, for instance, Roman Catholics, it is reasonable to assume that under the guiding hand of Islam a civilised accommodation could be made among faith groups in London. This welcoming stance already exists in the capital in the form of the City Circle (see Yahya Birt interview), which encourages inter-faith dialogue and open discussion.


As is often the case, Iowahawk (who has finally thrown his hat into the presidential ring) has dredged up the first draft of Hodges' lunatic opinion piece.

[Update mid morning]

I have to say, in reading over the Iowahawk platform, I particularly like the environmental policy:

The scientific debate is over: man-made global warming is real. Finally! This means we can now stop paying for all those expensive redundant research projects to prove global warming. Not only will this save over $2 billion dollars per year in federal spending, we will see significant reductions in CO2 as unemployed global warming scientists sell off their Volvos and move to mud huts.

To further help reduce the nation's carbon footprint, I will order the Environmental Protection Agency to bulldoze the mansions of Al Gore, John Edwards, John Kerry, and Laurie David, and convert them to more eco-friendly use as free public drag strips. And for all serious environmentalists willing to make the ultimate Green sacrifice, I will offer discounted funerals with hybrid hearses, and framed federal carbon credits for their surviving families and animal companions.

Posted by Rand Simberg at June 08, 2007 06:23 AM
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I think this is the only way that Time Out can write about the issue. By framing it in terms of complete acceptance, most bien pensant readers will consider how it probably isn't their cup of tea; an outright condemnation of Islamic values would have them foaming at the mouth.

Posted by at June 8, 2007 06:40 AM

Sorry that was me, didn't mean to be anonymous.

Posted by Nick Riggs at June 8, 2007 06:41 AM

How much of a carbon footprint have the cases of all those copies of Al's film left on the environment? I'm surprised it wasn't released in a more eco-friendly recycled fiber type of box!

Posted by Fred Kiesche at June 8, 2007 10:48 AM

Better yet, just release the film on the Internet. He invented it, right?

Posted by Mac at June 8, 2007 11:39 AM

Have you watched the movie? I mean, seriously, have you?

Posted by Toast_n_Tea at June 8, 2007 12:31 PM

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