Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wassim Doureihi vs Emma Alberici on Lateline

Like many I sat in awe with my jaw on the floor as Wassim Doureihi of Hizb ut-Tahrir spent his whole Lateline interview evading Emma Alberici's very direct questions last night. The segment was amazing for a few reasons.

There was the way Doureihi repeatedly refused to condemn the barbaric crimes of Islamic State; crimes that include mass murder, mass rape and the beheading of men, women and children! When Alberici, clearly deeply frustrated with his evasions, invoked the ghoulish image of a seven year old Aussie kid holding a human head like some sort of trophy, he couldn't even condemn that.

It was truly chilling. While he didn't outright endorse these gruesome acts, any rational person would have to conclude that he believes them to be acceptable and justified at the very least. Well, he certainly did us a favour by showing what kind of people actually walk among us in this country. Along with other recent events, it proves that the Government's efforts to deal with the threat of terrorism are not some kind of cynical neo-con conspiracy as the Leftist tinfoil hat brigade would have us believe.

Not surprisingly, his approach was typical of the victim-centric Islamist blaming everything on the eeevil West. So dishonest. It's clear that much of the mayhem occurring in Iraq and Syria is theocratic in nature. Islamic State is aiming to create a global caliphate and they are employing extreme violence against innocents to do it. They are pursuing goals dreamed up hundreds of years ago, long before the USA even existed.

But of course Doureihi shamelessly wheeled out all that stupid victim cant. It's the Islamist's way of subverting our freedoms with the goal of ultimately removing them. And lefties have allowed -- even encouraged -- them to do it. Shame on you, pinkos! Time  for you to be more like the principled Bill Maher and less like vain jellyback Ben Affleck and start standing up for liberal values.

Speaking of lefties showing a spine: What a legend Alberici was, eh? My, did she go up in my estimation. I never thought I'd be cheering a journo from the ABC. But I was last night.

Her courage and consistency in pursuing the loathsome Dourheihi was impressive to any Aussie with a heart, a spine and a mind. And as we all know in her organization people like that are rare as hens' balls.

Doubtless the kind of sour anti-Alberici sentiment expressed on social media and included in this roundup will be clogging up the e-mail accounts of the powers that be at their ABC. Which is why I think she may even suffer some sort of payback. Doubt she'll be sacked. But a bit of, er, counselling with extreme tolerance is a possibility ...


  1. i am anti war, we should not be in iraq, never should have started, our politicians have blood on their hands. we all have blood on our hands. I for one do not feel comfortable being there regardless of what is happening. if anything we are probably more responsible for it

    1. Well you're not there are you. Very easy to base your opinion on what you see on the television. I have seen it on the ground and you have no idea. The desperation on poor innocent families faces just trying to survive. The longer you leave these barbaric feral animals who go by the name of ISIS or ISIL the wider they spread.

    2. We're not responsible for the violence. If someone chops a person's head off, then the one holding the sword is responsible for it.

  2. I think you confuse leftie with objective ... You sound as bad and as trite as the person your article speaks of, albeit not to the same degree. You have a prejudice, not sure lefty, pinko or other derisive emotional comments add as opposed to detract from your commentary. Rather immature I think

  3. OK, thanks for your post.

    I might agree with some of your points. On the whole though, your position stinks of prejudice and vitriol: you pigeon-hole too easily to offer any genuine wisdom.

    Thanks for presenting a strong opinion, but I really object to such simple, ignorant political bias, particularly when it is masqueraded as comedy.

  4. Prejudiced, vitriolic, ignorant, biased (and I hear you murders baby seals!)
    Why prejudiced? Why vitriolic? Why ignorant? Why biased?
    It's important for the left to use slander because the reality of the situation doesn’t fit their brainwashed world view.
    So I ask all lefties out there what was invalid in any of the assertions made?
    Ok, so maybe you don't wear tinfoil hats, but I'm sure you've all thought about it!

  5. I have never been an Alberichi fan but I dips me lid to her for last night's effort.

    The weasel wouldn't answer the question she quite reasonably put to him. More telling than if he had in my view.

  6. You have a pretty simplistic understanding of how the world works Matty! Your views are so crappy I wouldn't know where to start but I thought I'd let you know that you're one lost pupp, buddy.

  7. In this wishy, washy, bland, one way politically correct driven society, it is an enormous relief and reminder of sanity, to have an interviewer finally point out the elephant in the room, tell the emperor he is naked and call a spade a spade! Emma Alberici, my hero, Matt Hayden, my new blog read. The comment above Oct 10, 11:09AM is brilliant. Hope it is okay to requote.