“Oh Allah, count the Buddhists and the Hindus one by one. Oh Allah, count them and kill them to the very last one”. Sheikh Sharif Hussein.

The latest Fairfax-Nielsen poll finds that 88% of respondents thought section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act should be left alone. That’s probably because they think that the law is there to protect us from being the victims of people like Sheik Hussein. The good sheikh, however, has been investigated by the South Australian Police who find that no law has been broken. 18c doesn’t seem to be doing a real good job of protecting Hindus and Buddhists. On the other hand, a newspaper editorial dishing the same sentiments back to the Sheikh and his followers might well offend someone.

It’s fine to offend someone for their conservative values, they are probably dog fuckers anyway, it’s fine to offend rich, old, white men. It wouldn’t do, though to offend  young, white, aboriginal females.

A pox on 18C. Get rid of it George and lets just make it a level playing field. Let Adam Goodes berate me for the sins of my ancestors, let the Sheikh mouth off at the Buddhists, let Mona Eltahawy racially vilify me, I’m a pom, I’m used to it.

Just let me argue back without fear of losing my house.

 

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