Monday, June 28, 2004

Jamaat é War Criminals

Earlier this month, Prince Charles attended the opening of the all new London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel. Prince Charles It is common knowledge that Charles has a genuine interest in Islamic spiritualism and traditional architecture. But did he know that by attending the opening of the Centre he would have to share the dias with Maulana Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, MP for the Fundamentalist Jamaati Party in Bangladesh?

Delwar Hossain Sayeedi's record of violence against Non-Muslim minorities makes our old friend Abu Hamza of Finsbury Park look like a cartoon. (Which is after all he is).

Was the Prince aware of the following facts about Sayeedi:

As a member of the Jamaat e party, he opposed the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. During that time, he in known to have been involved in the killing of thousands of women and children, more often than not, Hindus. His record of War Crimes is well documented.

Sayeedi is an elected MP and a member of the Jamaat e Islami who have in the past 4 years been complicit in a number of hate campaigns against Non-Muslim minorities in Bangladesh. Most recently being the party's involvement with the Banning of Ahmediyya texts.

Humayun Azad, Humayun Azad56, a well known writer, playwright and crtic and auther of over 50 books was stabbed in February It is well known that this was the work of the Fundamentalists in Bangladesh. His enemies have always been the Fundy's and his writing has always taken them to task - in particular Sayeedi's brand of criminal Islamic political opportunists.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

How rude, Mr Cheney

Not reported in the British press is the news that Vice President and former CEO of Halliburton, Dick Cheney used profanity toward senior Democrat Senator, Patrick Leahy, followed by a "frank exchange of views" during a Senate class photo session.

The story, which was recounted by several sources, goes like this:

Cheney, who as president of the Senate was present for the picture day, turned to Leahy and "scolded" the senator because he had suggested that while serving in the Bush administration Cheney had absconded with lucrative contracts for Halliburton, whilst using a no-bid contract to rebuild Iraq.

Leahy, in response, reminded Cheney that the vice president had once accused him of being (horror of horrors!) a bad Catholic. Dick turned around and snarled "fuck off" or "go fuck yourself". Not sure whether he headbutted poor Mr Leahy too.

If only these fuckers at the Senate and the WhiteHouse used this kind of language more liberally, it would be wholly representative of what they are about. Paricularly the uber-cunt Dick Cheney.

A first toe-dip

And so here we are, my first blogsperiment. My internet log of musings and rants of which I hope I can produce copious quantities of, in order to fill a blog space. But will it be the cornucopia of quality sweetmeats, a veritable khichuri of content that I hope it to be? Will it serve any purpose for anyone other than my own personal gratification? Or is personal gratification enough. Who knows.

My intention with this blog is to record my life as a Golmalist.

Golmalists are materialists who abhor the IKEA-sensibilities of a consumerist society that will eat itself but would kill to own an iPod.

Golmalists are pacifist who believe in violent retribution by any means necessary against crimes done unto them and theirs.

Golmalists are politically Libertarian Lefties but also hold onto crusty Authoritarian Right values when it comes to social and financial questions of wealth distribution.

You are a Golmalist if you voted New Labour. You are a Golmalist if you considered voting for New Labour. You are Golmalist if you live and work in New Labour's Britain today.

You are a Golmalist whether you like it or not.

I could insert here a witty phrase to encapsulate all this, but as usual Oscar said it first.

"To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity."

Oscar Wilde