Tim Blair


New Criterion



Saturday, November 02, 2002

So Bashir the duck, Indonesia's leading preacher of hate for the infidel, and advocate of salvation of souls by force, came to Australia under a false name. I suppose all visiting Muslim religious leaders do that, considering what a land of intolerance and fascist policing Australia has become. It couldn't mean the creep had something to hide.

Certainly Auntie's communards remain convinced that his supporters here are all innocent, and the Indonesian government and media continue to press the line that action against any Indonesian-Australian Muslims is an attack against all Muslims and all Indonesians. No wonder some of the simpler souls among them are scared.