Days after Irfan Yusuf pointed out that Sheikh Al-Hilali has a kindred spirit in Pastor ‘He Hit Me and It Felt Like a Kiss’ Danny Nalliah*, comes word that al-Hilali has support from an unexpected quarter.
Forget the Anzac blather, Australian troops were attacked this week in Iraq as the province they patrol slides into full and potentially deadly conflict.
That longed-for event – the breakup of the UK – receded somewhat today with news that the Liberal Democrats have refused to back the Scottish Nationalist Party’s push for a referendum on independence should the latter party win the largest minority of seats in the upcoming Scottish elections.
Last month, Australia was graced with a visit from ‘mad’ Melanie Phillips, the British columnist most recently famous for her book, Londonistan: How Britain is Building a Terror State from Within. It argues that contemporary Britain is in the same state as Germany in 1932 on the eve of a Nazi-style takeover.
The refugee exchange deal is so multidimensionally strange as to beggar belief, exchanging an equal number of people at considerable expense, while giving them exactly what they want.
It’s generally agreed that the Virginia massacre isn’t going to change US gun laws -- you’d probably need about a half-dozen of them in the space of a month to do that. However, what it will do is increase surveillance of students and psychological profiling in US universities, and by extension, here.
The electorate hired Howard to lock up boat people and run security in 2001 and they didn’t hire Latham in 2004. Now they want to hire someone to turn the arbitration tap back on and pull us out of America’s arse.
Even the dumbest pig finds a truffle now and then, and some of the complexities in the issue Tony Abbott is discussing need to be disentangled.