Comment on 10 Ways Hackers Have Punked Corporations and Oppressive Governments, by Peter Ludlow and Burcu Bakioğlu, AlterNet, http://www.alternet.org/media/148521/, September 2010
Congratulations to the World’s Fantabulous Defacers – described as “one of the most prolific hacktivist goups of all time” -- for their hacktivism in favour of Chechens and other oppressed people and against human rights violations [but ONLY if directed against Muslim populations].
However I fail to see how crippling an interuniversity library network in India fits into the category of “punking corporations and oppressive governments”. Let alone sabotaging what seems to be a cricket betting web site.
Moreover I notice large gaps in coverage – for example Darfur, in the Sudan, where the Islamist government is intent on exterminating non-Arab Muslim populations among others, and has succeeded in killing 300,000 Darfurians over the last few years by air strikes, starvation, gunfire and disease. The bloodthirsty Islamist tyrant of the Sudan has even been indicted on genocide charges. In the words of a CNN correspondent, "These guys have a racist ideology that sees the Arab population as the supreme population that would like to see the subjugation of non-Arab peoples. They’re criminal racketeers that have been supported very directly by the [Islamist Khartoum] government to wage the war against the people of Darfur." (from Wikipedia Darfur conflict article)
Consequently the remark “which presumably explains why the defacements were in English” is merely Islamist spin. The vast majority of those who oppress Muslims are themselves Muslims. They could just as well deface in Arabic, Persian or Urdu.
It is no surprise to see that Muslim hacktivists choose to attack only those oppressors [or alleged oppressors] of Muslims who are not themselves Muslim. This is a widespread and hypocritical pattern characteristic of Islamic activism, which reveals they don't really give a flying f__k about human rights or about Muslim populations at all.
Instead, their agenda seems to be carrying on warfare against Pakistan’s traditional enemies, for example, India, and other conventional targets of Islamist campaigns. “Fighting to free Kashmir” from Indian oppression sounds like a noble cause indeed … until you examine the massive atrocities against the population committed by Pakistani Islamist militias, on the several occasions on which they tried to “free” Kashmir, acting as unofficial agents of the Pakistani government.
Once in Minneapolis, a Pakistani taxi driver practically called me a liar when I told him that since independence in 1948, India has had 4 Muslim presidents. I offered to show him evidence -- but he had more important things to do than learn about history. I’m sure he is still indignant at Indian oppression of Muslims, too!
This is the typical contempt for both logic and facts that characterizes Islamist thought (and to a great extent Muslim thought in general) and seems to be the result of learning the Koran by heart in a language most Muslims don't understand -- the original Arabic!
Monday, 18 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
Mohammedan syllogism D
Islamophobe: The Koran says you must kill apostates.
Islamophile: But the Holy Qur’an also says that killing one person is like killing all humanity
Islamophobe: Therefore, according to the Koran, if you're going to kill an apostate, might as well finish the job and kill everybody.
Islamophile: No, the Holy Qur’an does not say that, because apostates aren’t people!