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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

At the risk of becoming a political blog...

It's good to see we haven't lost all sense in our fear of insulting muslims, with the conviction of Abu Hamza for incitment to murder & racial hatred.

I only heard one of his "sermons" and it was undoubtedly the most revolting thing I have ever come across. And that includes the Nazi propeganda that was a constant theme of my childhood.

Now lets see what the fall out is....

UPDATE: The fall out so far seems to be moderate muslims rushing to every media outlet they can find to say how abhorrant they found Abu Hamza to be, that he doesn't represent British muslims, or most muslims around the world, and that they welcome peaceful debate & respect cultural differences.

That can only be good.

UPDATE 2: And that the CPS & police should have prosecuted him long before they did.


  • At Tuesday, February 07, 2006 5:22:00 pm, Blogger Dave said…

    Seven years and has served 18 months or whatever it is so far, he'll be out in 2 years and will probably immediately go back to what he's been doing for years.

  • At Tuesday, February 07, 2006 5:33:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    Unless he's extradited to the US at the end of his sentance

  • At Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:04:00 pm, Anonymous ~ Stacy ~ said…

    Ugh. Politics give me a rash.

    Say, Mrs. A ... my blogger friend Virenda has started up a "20 Question's Tag" game and I've tagged you.

    Whew! It's a long one. I'm right thirsty now.

  • At Wednesday, February 08, 2006 1:58:00 am, Blogger debambam said…

    What gets me, this guys supporters will be saying he has the right to say what he wants, how people react to that isn't his problem. They are probably the same people burning buildings at the moment because someone drew some pictures. Really very sad, all of it.

  • At Wednesday, February 08, 2006 8:32:00 am, Anonymous Teh Blogfather said…

    Hey Mrs A, long time! Remember a long time ago before men went to the moon, you asked for the gift of sleep? Well here it is. Happy napping!

  • At Wednesday, February 08, 2006 1:51:00 pm, Blogger Mary P. said…

    I'd have sent this to you in an email, since it has absolutely nothing to do with your post, but you have no address listed. You should get yourself a nice anonymous gmail, or hotmail, or yahoo one. How about Jugglingmother@yahoo dot UK? Has a certain ring to it, no?

    ANYWAY... about your suggestion that logs can be used for food. I suggested this one to my sister (which is why I couldn't say this on my blog - she has the address!). My sister, who at 5 foot 3 weighs 320 pounds. (About 22 stone). She has told me, with a straight face, that if she eats anything more than 700 calories/day, she gains weight. Uh-huh. And you know what? Her doctor refuses to believe her!!

    So I said, "Oh, well then. Keep a log of absolutely everything you eat for a few weeks. Then you'll have something to show him." Me, knowing full well that a log will prove the doctor right.

    She won't keep a log. She has "no time". I'm thinking she doesn't really want to deal with the reality she'd discover. Not much that can be done to help someone who won't help themselves...

  • At Wednesday, February 08, 2006 2:14:00 pm, Blogger craziequeen said…

    Mr Justice Hughes told Abu Hamza: "I do not make the mistake that you represent Islamic thinking generally.

    "You are entitled to your views and in this country you are entitled to express them, but only up to the point where you incite murder or use language calculated to incite racial hatred. That is what you did."

    You go, M'Lud!!

    Not a nice man, than Hamza...


  • At Wednesday, February 08, 2006 4:06:00 pm, Blogger Wyndham said…

    "the Nazi propaganda that was a constant theme of my childhood."

    What, were you raised in Nuremburg, Mrs.A?

  • At Wednesday, February 08, 2006 4:32:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    Wyndham - I was brought up in a Jewish household in East London. Both my parents were born during the Bliz. My maternal grandparents were both immigrants with family in Germany, Holland & Poland. My childhood was stuffed full of reminders that "they" would never forget that I'm Jewish, however secular I may seem.

  • At Wednesday, February 08, 2006 5:32:00 pm, Anonymous BlogMad HelpDesk said…

    Hello Mrs.Aginoth

    I am not here for the politics, just here to show you we still care :-)


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