RUPERT MURDOCH aka LORD VOLDEMORT AND HIS DEATH EATERS
Murdoch says Muslims must be held responsible for France terror attacks
has been strongly criticised after tweeting that “most Moslems” – even
if peaceful – must be held responsible for the religion’s “growing
jihadist cancer” in the wake of the terror attacks in France.
The News Corp boss added his influential voice to the global
discussion on terror that has convulsed social media since gunmen
slaughtered 12 people at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie
Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday.
Murdoch’s tweet on Saturday morning – which came in the wake of the
killing of five more civilians at a kosher supermarket in Paris on
Friday – was retweeted more than 1,500 times, and favourited by more
than 767 people.
But the tweet angered many who criticised Murdoch for holding a
religion of billions of peaceful people responsible for the actions of a
minority of extremists.
One Twitter user referenced Murdoch’s own responsiblity in the case
of the News Corp phone-hacking scandal, while the Australian comedian
Adam Hills was sceptical about the media mogul’s contribution to the
Murdoch followed up his earlier tweet by claiming that “political correctness makes for denial and hypocrisy”.
In the US, outspoken satirist Bill Maher hosted the 13th season
premiere of his HBO talk show Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night.
Flanked by political commentator Paul Begala, former Hewlett-Packard
CEO Carly Fiorina, and author and activist Salman Rushdie, Maher claimed
“hundreds of millions of [Muslims] support an attack like [Charlie
we’ve said all along, and have been called bigots for it, is when
there’s this many bad apples, there’s something wrong with the orchard,”
Maher addressed the Ben Affleck on-air fracas
that went viral in October last year, when Oscar-winning filmmaker and
author Sam Harris said “Islam [is] the motherlode of bad ideas”. Affleck
hit back, saying such generalised criticisms of Islam were “gross” and
“racist,” and likening them to someone calling Maher “a shifty Jew”.
“Obviously, the vast majority of Muslims would never do anything like
this,” said Maher. “But they share bad ideas. This is the thing that
caused the big ruckus when Ben Affleck was here. Sam Harris said, ‘Islam
is the motherlode of bad ideas,’ and everyone went fuckin’ nuts on this
side of the panel. But it is. These two guys who shot up the
cartoonists the other day, they were avenging the prophet, they said? A
bad idea. Martyrdom? A bad idea. Women as second-class citizens? A bad
idea. And unfortunately, the terrorists and the mainstream share a lot
of these bad ideas.”
The British Indian author Salman Rushdie, who was placed under a
fatwa in 1989 following the publication of his book The Satanic Verses,
said there had been “a deadly mutation in the middle of Islam”.
“This is not a random mutation… This has been a mutation that a lot
of work has been put into. Governments, from the Sunni side the Saudi
government, on the Shia side the Iranian government, have been putting
fortunes of money into making sure that extremist mullahs are preaching
in mosques around the world, and in building and developing schools in
which a whole generation is being educated in extremism — and trying to
prevent other forms of education.”