Sunday, September 17, 2006

Pope discussion on Radio Five Live

Bit busy to do much blogging this weekend but I thought I'd pop in and mention this.

Peter Risdon, one of the organisers of the March for Free Expression, was on Radio Five Live last night to discuss the Pope’s recent speech. He was up against historian and author Dilip Hiro, who used the now typical ‘moderate’ Muslim line of argument - do what Muslims want or there will be terrorism:
You can say anything you like, but you should be prepared for the consequences. Ok, so simply take the example of these cartoons in Denmark. Of course, if you remember the Arab ambassadors tried to have a meeting with the Danish Prime Minister and he said “Go away, this is freedom of speech”. And when the Arab countries banned the imports of Danish products - then they woke up. So you can do what you like but you should realise the consequences but I can assure in the next two weeks you will get audio-videotape coming from al-Qaeda.
Peter quietly wiped the floor with him. Listen via the BBC website (approx 43 minutes in) or download the segment here (mp3, 3.4MB, 8 mins).

Lots more Muslim outrage at Michelle Malkin and LGF.


Anonymous La Boheme said...

I heard it last night and just listened to it again.

Peter Risdon was very good indeed WHEN he was allowed to get a word in.

I know the Beeb have their own agenda but surely Piennar or the other one could and should have told Hiro to shut it for a few seconds.

Oh and someone should tell the shrieky Hiro that psalm is pronounced "sarm" NOT "palm".

12:21 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

Thank heavens! I was getting scared to tune into your blog under fear of encountering that photo of Castro and Kofi yet again!

3:07 pm  
Blogger The Bonobo said...

Dhimmi said: "I can assure in the next two weeks you will get audio-videotape coming from al-Qaeda."

Looks like the Somalians don't yet know how to operate a video, and so have gone down the more traditional route of simply killing Catholic nuns to make their point:

"Agree with us Islam is the religion of peace or we shoot yo' ass."

3:35 pm  
Blogger Sperestillan said...

Peter sounded a bit wishy-washy to me, and he doesn't seem to really know enough about history to argue his point effectively enough.
Two points that Winston Churchill made:

“Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.”

and just as importantly:

“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.”

3:48 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

OK. I'm game. Islam is evil. Islam is evil. Islam is evil.

Works for me.

4:52 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

I see the dimwits bombed an Anglican church in Gaza. Duh. Anyway, that should be enough to get the Archbish of Canterbury on his knees begging forgiveness.

I guarantee that the Catholic attitude will continue to be more robust than the Protestant.

4:57 pm  
Anonymous max said...

You thought the BBC is bad, have a look here.

7:31 pm  
Anonymous JuliaM said...

"when the Arab countries banned the imports of Danish products - then they woke up."

Yeah, bet they were really sorry not to be selling any aquavit, sex toys & bacon to Muslim countries..... :)

8:45 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

Juliam - Yeah, and the drop in sales of Danish bacon and Danish beer were really scary.

9:19 pm  
Anonymous Verity said...

Ooops! I meant to write Danish hams. You'd already mentioned bacon.

9:20 pm  
Blogger Peter Risdon said...

I will be taking part in a phone in on R5L between 9:00am and 9:30am today, Monday.

8:44 am  
Anonymous La Boheme said...

Well bloody well sock it to them then, Peter. I'm listening now btw.

9:13 am  
Anonymous La Boheme said...

Well done. And...a couple of articulate and intelligent callers too (which makes a change).

Victoria Derbyshire is seriously thick though isn't she?

9:42 am  
Blogger Peter Risdon said...


Now it's the World Service this evening between 6:00pm and 7:00pm - another phone in but this time, obviously, with a world wide catchment.

1:27 pm  

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