Monday, December 18, 2006

The Financial Times speaks (utter rubbish)

I remember, not very long ago, when my wife and I agreed that the FT was probably the best newspaper. It wasn't that it wasn't biased [we agreed that every paper was biased], it was that the bias was clear and easy to filter out, since the bias was merely `money'.

I'm afraid that this is no longer so. Here's a fantastic example of disinformation from the once great FT (talking about Ahmedinejad's Holocaust denying conference):
"..They give the impression that anti-Jewish bigotry is widespread across the Muslim world. In historical reality, anti-Semitism is a Christian disease. There is no trace of it in Persia's Shahnameh or Book of Kings, while the Koran enjoins believers to respect Jews and Christians as monotheist People of the Book, sharing the common legacy of Abraham.";

and here's the fisking from Moonbattery. One quote from the Koran and one from Ayaan Hirsi Ali will suffice:
And thou seest [Jews and Christians] vying one with another in sin and transgression and their devouring of illicit gain. Verily evil is what they do. Why do not the rabbis and the priests forbid their evilspeaking and their devouring of illicit gain? .... evil is their handiwork. [Surah V, v. 62, 63]
With great conviction, my half-sister cried: "It's a lie! Jews have a way of blinding people. They were not killed, gassed or massacred. But I pray to Allah that one day all the Jews in the world will be destroyed."

She was not saying anything new. As a child growing up in Saudi Arabia, I remember my teachers, my mom and our neighbors telling us practically on a daily basis that Jews are evil, the sworn enemies of Muslims, and that their only goal was to destroy Islam. We were never informed about the Holocaust.


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