In due deference to this being Islam Awareness Week, Mr Perigo has conveniently recycled his comments in today's edition of Victoria University's student magazine (just in case anyone missed them first time around) and he's responded to criticisms of Islam being so characterised--responded in characteristically combative fashion.
If you object to that characterisation, then let me hear you defend the atrocities committed in the name of this stinking, stupid, life-hating superstition--this so-called religion of peace; let me hear you defend Sharia and Jihad and Dhimmitude. As Perigo notes,
Most tellingly, not once do [Islam's defenders] even pretend to condemn the beheaders, the car-bombers, the suicide pilots or any other variant of stupid, stinking, superstitious terrorist in his ranks. There are well over a billion people in the world now in thrall to this barbarous superstition, and, as noted previously, it is the world’s fastest-growing throwback to the theological ooze. Just imagine if all these folk were committed to enlightened secularism, reason and freedom! What a different world it would be! Instead, they genuflect five times a day to a non-existent god and a paedophile prophet, and surrender their independent judgement to the dictates of bloodthirsty, lice-ridden old mullahs for whom soap and toothpaste are western bourgeois decadences.It's Islam Awareness Week. Perhaps Islam's defenders could use this week to recognise the true nature of that which they defend. Meanwhile, the rest of us can use it to pour derision on the stinking superstition and the stone age culture it reifies.
UPDATE 1: Looks like the Salient server is struggling to cope. If the link to Lindsay's latest isn't working for you, then the same editorial is posted here at SOLO. But do visit the Salient site later and enjoy all the deliciously vituperative reactions to a spade being called a spade.
UPDATE 2: May I challenge those who haven't read Lindsay's conclusion to breathe through their nose for a moment and then make the appropriate response:
“Let the local Muslims renounce and denounce terrorism, Jihad and Sharia Law, loudly and unambiguously. Let them pledge respect for the rights of non-Muslims to practise their religion, or no religion (like me). I grant them that right; let them show that they reciprocate. If we’re going to have some sort of touchy-feely Kumbaya week, let’s all get together, hold hands, and say in unison, ‘I disagree with what you say, but defend to the death your right to say it.’What rational, life-loving person would be against such a declaration, I wonder?
“That’s worth dedicating a week to!”
UPDATE 3: You can listen here to the Perigovan delivery of this Islamic Awareness Week editorial as delivered on Radio Pacific. It's a bit scratchy, but to the point. [2.5MB. Courtesy Julian]
UPDATE 4: An obviously gentle soul has sent through this artist's impression of Perigo taking up arms against Islamic Totalitarianism.