Thursday, 5 May 2011
Reflecting on the death of Bin Laden, notorious Islamic apologist and world-class dhimmi, Peter Oborne, says we need to "pay the terrorist mastermind more respect."

An elderly man of distinguished appearance approached me soon after I arrived in Abbottabad on the day of Osama bin Laden’s death. He spoke good English and said he was a lawyer. “Bin Laden will be remembered as good,” he told me, “and his message was an inspiration.”

Many Pakistanis, as well as hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world, wholeheartedly concur. We in the West very rarely ask why this should be. We just assume that admirers of bin Laden are ignorant or demented fanatics.

I don’t believe this is always true. More than that, I am certain that portraying bin Laden as some kind of one-dimensional monster is stupid. He wasn’t a power-hungry madman, still less the cartoon monster of pure evil caricatured in the United States and most of the British media and political class.

It is significant as Oborne, one of the most prominent public campaigners against "Islamophobia" in Britain, acknowledges that hundreds of millions of Muslims throughout the world admire Osama Bin Laden.

Of course, in true Islamic apologist style, Oborne attributes this admiration not to the nature of Islam itself, but to lack of democracy in Muslim-populated countries and the support given by the West to autocratic regimes there.

Oborne really is a figure far out on the fringes. He pretends to be a conventional Conservative most of the time, but occasionally he lets the mask slip and we see his true nature. In the article he admits to having a Tunisian friend who was tortured by the Tunisian government. I really wonder why. He admits to having plentiful personal connections to Pakistan. Is Peter Oborne a Muslim himself or has he just surrounded himself with so many Muslims that he has absorbed the Islamic ethos? Regardless, the man is an absolute disgrace and it is shameful that the Telegraph continues to employ as its Chief Political Commentator someone whose views are so extreme.


Johnny Rottenborough said...

I posted a comment on Oborne’s blog but it was held back for approval and it hasn’t appeared. I must be doing something right if I’m getting up their noses that badly. Out of interest, here it is:

We grant a fresh set of al-Qaeda leaders the moral legitimacy to pursue their hideous vendetta against the far enemy.

To you, it’s a ‘hideous vendetta’ but to Muslims it is jihad (second only to belief in Allah in sacredness), and Muslims need no grant of legitimacy from the West to advance the cause of Islam through violence when Allah himself commands them to fight (Qur’an 8:65):

❛Prophet, rouse the faithful to arms. If there are twenty steadfast men among you, they shall vanquish two hundred; and if there are a hundred, they shall rout a thousand unbelievers, for they are devoid of understanding.❜

Even if the West managed to kill all terrorists/jihadis, the Muslim population in Europe is growing so fast that Muslims will become the majority this century; Niall Ferguson has predicted 2050. Muslim terrorism is the least of our worries, Peter. It is the Muslim birth rate that will conquer Europe.

Cheradenine Zakalwe said...

Strange if they're pre-censoring you. I think their comment software sometimes generates that response as a random error.

Where did Niall Ferguson say that?

Johnny Rottenborough said...

The Ferguson quote is from his book Civilization. It’s used at the beginning of this article about the spread of Islam in Europe. The full quote is (with my corrections for a couple of small typing errors):

❛If the Muslim population of the UK were to continue growing at an annual rate of 6·7% (as it did between 2004 and 2008), its share of the total UK population would rise from just under 4% in 2008 to 8% in 2020, to 15% in 2030 and to 28% in 2040, finally passing 50% in 2050.❜

I’ve been pre-censored before on the Telegraph, always for Islam.

Cheradenine Zakalwe said...

It has actually been growing at that rate for more than 4 decades. There is a page somewhere on this site where I link to all the sources about Muslim demographics I could find. Basically, a growth rate of 6.5% means doubling every 12 years.

I downloaded an epub of that book not long ago, but haven't got round to reading it yet. Maybe I'll read it next now that I've managed to get through the Bat Ye'or book. Or I might look for an audio version of it. I listened to an audiobook of his Empire book and liked that.

BTW if you want censorship-free posting rights here, send an email to with your email address, then I'll add you as a team member.

Johnny Rottenborough said...

The approximate mathematical formula for the growth of a population is 70 divided by the rate of growth. So, a population growing at 7% a year doubles every ten years. When there were few Muslims, doubling was insignificant but now it’s lethal.

There’s a great series of videos on YouTube explaining the exponential function. The first in the series is here. It sounds a dry subject but the lecturer makes it highly approachable.

Anonymous said...

6.5% per year results in a 99.915% increase (a doubling is a 100% increase) after just ELEVEN years.

1.065 ^ 12 = 1.99915...

6.5% results in a doubling in about eleven years and two and a half days.

Anonymous said...

(Typo corrected)

6.5% per year results in a 99.915% increase (a doubling is a 100% increase) after just ELEVEN years.

1.065 ^ 11 = 1.99915...

6.5% results in a doubling in about eleven years and two and a half days.

(Insert random insult to Dhimmi Peter Oborne here)



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