September 5, 2010

Getting the ax.

Literally and, then, figuratively.

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“I hope the tribunal takes a rational decision on this. He has been punished more than what his mistake merited,” Mr. Baby said.
Mr. Baby.

23 comments:

MrBuddwing said...

I'm not sure how you cut off someone's palm, unless the article meant to say the hand was cut off at the palm. In any event, a totally dreadful story.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Mr. Baby.

What, are you making fun of his name? This is a horrible story and you're laughing about a name in it?

GMay said...

Let me tell you I am absolutely shocked, shocked to find out that this involved Muslims.

PatCA said...

All cultures are equal...all cultures are equal...all cultures are equal...

Pastafarian said...

Lighten up, Jason -- she's just noting it. It's sort of hard not to.

Of more interest: I read both linked stories and couldn't find the offensive question that the lecturer posed, that merited an amputation and a firing. That must have been one offensive question. I'm really sick of this cowardice. We should make every day "Everyone Draw Mohammed Day".

edutcher said...

Islam needs to be dragged into modern times in the worst way.

Quaestor said...

Belly down. By the heels. With its hands tied behind its back and its face in the gravel.

Ann Althouse said...

"What, are you making fun of his name? This is a horrible story and you're laughing about a name in it?"

You do realize, don't you, Jason, that your attitude is on a continuum with those who would suppress anything disrespectful toward the Prophet? There's something ultra-serious here, so there can be no laughing. There's irony for you.

Ironclad said...

This is deadly serious, because it clearly illustrates the folly of PC interaction with religious nuts. You may disagree with others on what they say or believe, but when you make a physical assault, the full weight of the law and condemnation needs to come down on the perpetrators. Trying to be "even handed" by disciplining the victim just sends the message "if you say anything offensive, you had it coming".

This is exactly the message the cartoon jihad in Europe has sent - offend "sensibilities" and you risk your life. So you cow everyone into silence in fear of these morons.

It is going to get worse before someone says "enough" and starts expelling people or throwing them into jail.

dick said...

And what did the GZM Imam have to say about this attack. Did he remonstrate with his fellow Muslims about their actions? Did he speak out about it?

What is the world coming to when an innocent man cannot even ask a question on a test without fear of losing his hand.

Anglelyne said...

We should all be grateful that the school authorities have their priorities straight. Sacking Mr. Joseph was no doubt necessary to put a lid on the ever-threatening anti-Muslim backlash.

Nothing like the total triumph of the thugs. You can attack and horribly mutilate someone, and still play the victim card in getting him sacked. Sweet.

stevenehrbar said...

From Wikipedia:

"In the examination, question 11 asked students to punctuate a dialogue between a character and God. The dialogue was viewed by some as derogatory. The passage was based on a lecture by CPI(M) leader P. T. Kunju Muhammed . . . In the original text, the character talking to God was unnamed; in the examination, Joseph gave the character the name Muhammed, thus making it seem like a dialogue between God and Muhammed."

CPI(M) is the Communist Party of India (Marxist). So it looks like this guy took a Marxist critique of religion/God, named the questioning character after the original author of the critique (a Mr. Muhammed), and radicalls understood it as if he were putting such (blasphemous) words in the mouth of the Prophet Muhammed.

Trooper York said...

The Ground Zero Iman said we should not judge what we don't understand. We need to show tolerance to the culutural and religious sensibilities of these barbarians.

Cue the excuse makers and appolgists.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Althouse: You do realize, don't you, Jason, that your attitude is on a continuum with those who would suppress anything disrespectful toward the Prophet? There's something ultra-serious here, so there can be no laughing. There's irony for you.

"Let's use a slippery slope argument on Jason!"

Yes, I am on a slope, but I'm halfway down it. At the bottom are Islamic extremists killing people for rudeness towards the prophet. At the top are people standing idly by while this is happening. I'm happy where I am.

The irony for me is that Althouse was against Draw Mohammed Day because it might needlessly offend people. And I have to wonder if she "used her judgment" in commenting on this article. I also have to wonder if she was only against Draw Mohammed Day out of fear of a backlash. I guess it's fine to be rude to people as long as they wont fight back.

Methadras said...

Say it with me children, The Religion of What?

Methadras said...

edutcher said...

Islam needs to be dragged into modern times in the worst way.


And then put to death. They would expect to do no less to the rest of us, so in that vein I say, them before us.

traditionalguy said...

Pantheism is safer than these religions founded by a man on his angelic revelations. The followers of the medium are so afraid that any criticism of the man is a blasphemy of a god that not defend himself. Jesus said you could call him names all day long, but just not to say that the Holy Spirit's presence is an evil force if you expect to get any help from the Holy spirit. The darkness and heart of evil contained in Mohammed's revelation is on open display here again. Not that there is any thing wrong with a message of darkness from a heart of evil if its followers are winners using swords to cut off men's lives.

Daniel Fielding said...

Anne- growing up in India, I knew a few people who hailed from the state of Kerala, whose last name was Baby.

Trooper York said...

Johnny: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
(Dirty Dancing 1987)

paul a'barge said...

Muslims.

Sigh.

They cut off his hand because he was working on a paper that might have something controversial to say about Allah.

Cut. Off. His. Hand.

Good grief. Where is the eliminationist rhetoric when you need it?

c3 said...

It would be foolish to put an American spin on Hindu/Muslim conflicts in India. This goes way beyond 9-11 and mosque near ground zero.

AllenS said...

We need to save the blood of all the pigs butchered in this country, and then spread it around in our cities. On every street.

Paco Wové said...

It would be foolish to put an American spin on Hindu/Muslim conflicts in India.

Yeah. Merely because of the existence of Islamic extremists in India, and Pakistan, and Thailand, and Malaysia, and the Philippines, and Algeria, and Nigeria, and Somalia, and Kenya, and Morocco, and Spain, and France, and Great Britain, and the Netherlands, ... it would be foolish to try to discern any sort of pattern or causal agent.