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May 23rd 2017 print

Roger Franklin

The Manchester Bomber’s ABC Pals

Junketeering warmist Lawrence Krauss last night explained on Q&A why refrigerators are more dangerous than Islamic terror, an obscene absurdity compere Tony Jones allowed to go unchallenged. That was last night. This morning, with nary a fridge in sight, the slaughter in Manchester

manchester missing girl IIDid you endure Q&A, stick with Monday’s show until near the very end? It’s always difficult, what with Tony Jones’ tactical interruptions and the inevitable stacking of panel and audience – although last night’s presentation didn’t even bother with the pretense of �balance’. Unless you count The Australian’s Niki Savva as a PR operative for Malcolm Turnbull, which you should, every invited voice was a smug simper straight from the green-left heart of ABC luvviedom: the imminent peril of climate change, Australia’s vile racism, nuclear war, the cretinous absurdity of religious belief, Donald Trump as an evil four-year-old, puppetmaster Putin and his White House marionette ….

Even by Q&A’s standards it was a full-court press of approved opinions, which is why Jones needed to interrupt only a handful of times. With no conservative on the panel, the compere could relax, dig the vibe, bask in likeminded company, allow the flow of virtuous clichés to proceed without the disruptions he brings to bear whenever an ideologically unsound guest is poised to make a salient point.

So cosy was Q&A‘s groupthink gathering that, with just a few minutes to go, compere and guests felt emboldened to address Islamic terror without the de rigeur qualifications that customarily follow every latest scraping of body parts off footpaths and buses — or,  this very morning, mopping the blood and flesh off the concourse of a Manchester concert venue where at least 19 blameless humans have been shredded. According to preliminary reports many of the victims were teenage girls no older than Aisha, Mohammad’s beloved child bride.

Jones would have needed to stick his bib in had there been a conservative on hand, someone prepared to hazard the audience’s jeers by saying, â€?Look, as a political system dressed as a religion, Islam blows up infidels because, one way or another – breeding or bombs – its adherents are fully confident their system will subsume ours.” Instead, untroubled by the annoyance of a naysaying voice, the panel did what luvvies do best: traded the noxious nostrums that are their craven stock-in-trade, the rationales and “explanations” that demonstrate, at least to their own satisfaction, why they are so much sharper than those who regard dismembered 13-year-olds as cause for concern.

Here’s the Guardian’s Mona Chalabi. If you can stomach the video, she flings her faux pearls before the Islamophobes and swinish hoi polloi  at the show’s 56-minute mark (emphasis added):

…actually, the threat of Islamic fundamentalism, if you want to view it in terms of number of dead bodies, which, as awful as it sounds, is the way to kind of make sense of some threat, actually, really, isn’t that present…

… the chance of being killed by a foreign-born terrorist is one in 3.6 million … but all of our perception of threat has been distorted because of the way that risk is presented to us by politicians.

A smug stick insect and tireless self-promoter, fellow guest Lawrence Krauss, the warmist shill who has the gall to present himself as a man of science, couldn’t resist the temptation to demonstrate a nuanced acuity. Below are his actual words, reproduced verbatim. Try not to throw up.

You’re more likely to be killed by a refrigerator, in the United States, falling on you.

If you need to read this loathsome creature’s glib sophistry once more, just to grasp the full breadth of its breathtaking brazenness, brace yourself and do so.

Tumbling refrigerators are a bigger hazard  than Islamic terrorism? God Almighty but that Krauss is a filthy liar.

What, Kelvinators killed more people than died in San Bernadino, where a Muslim couple turned on workmates who had just thrown them a baby shower, gunning them down at their desks?

What, falling Frigidaires claimed more lives than a Muslim gunman methodically executing homosexuals in an Orlando nightclub?

This was a moment when Jones really should have interrupted, asked Krauss if he lies about everything, not just when reality and circumstance intrude on favoured pieties.

But of course Jones was silent. It’s a monstrously absurd and obscene self-evident untruth to claim that refrigerators are more dangerous than terrorists, but it fits with the approved narrative, so not a peep from the man who is paid by the national broadcaster to promote fair, free, frank and factual debate on matters of national importance.

This morning, mere hours after Jones’ guests pocketed their ABC taxi vouchers and repaired to hotel rooms paid for with taxpayer dollars processed through the Sydney Writers Festival, mere children were torn to pieces on the other side of the world.

Life isn’t fair and death less so. What if that blast had detonated in an Ultimo TV studio? Unlike those young girls in Manchester, their lives snuffed out before they could begin, none of the panel’s likely casualties would have represented the slightest reduction in humanity’s intelligence, decency, empathy or honesty.

Mind you, as Krauss felt his body being penetrated by the Prophet’s shrapnel of nuts, bolts and nails, those goitered eyes might in their last glimmering have caught a glimpse of vindication.

A blast of Manchester dimensions must surely knock over the studio’s lunchroom refrigerator.  Allah only knows how many innocent lives that shocking incident might claim.

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Roger Franklin is the editor of Quadrant Online

Comments [15]

  1. padraic says:

    I’ve stopped watching Q&A. The cost of anti-nausea pills was getting too much.

  2. Keith Kennelly says:

    I ant wait to see Comical Aly condemn the Islamic slaughter of children in Manchester.

    Pigs will fly and Yasmin will say something intelligent first.

  3. Homer Sapien says:

    Full marks Roger, it takes a brave man to sit through Q&A. I went to bed after Media Watch, that was bad enough!

    • Bosscocky says:

      Roger you will have the job that Rowan Dean does for us with Insiders. Take a hit for the team and just tell the Highlights. I too gave up on Q&A. The whisky bill was bad enough but that way real trouble lies.

  4. Jimbob says:

    I could not help but be moved to tears by this insane, demonic act. My sorrow is that the evil is not constrained by any shred of human kindness or fear of some ultimate justice. This is mankind at its’ very worst and what does it matter what “politics” drove the perpetrator/s to do what they did? In the end the only truth is that a human being or human beings did something unspeakable to other human beings for no reason other than to vent hatred.

    I for one believe that the inner disease which expresses itself in such vicious acts cannot be cured by any human skill, knowledge or wisdom.

    May God have mercy on the souls of those lost.

  5. Alistair says:

    I feel like Im watching an Offenbach operetta as the bold gendarmes of the British anti-terrorism squad rush to hang up coloured party lights to demonstrate their committment to liberal democracy.

  6. Anthony Cox says:

    A few candles will be lit, our pusillanimous politicians will nod sadly and sagely and then some useful idiot will say the magic words: but this not representative of Islam, not all Muslims are like this.

    In fact this is just what is Islam is and what the majority of Muslims support. As Professor Clive Kessler says:

    “Among Muslims worldwide today, about 10 to 15 per cent, it may be suggested, are modernist, reform-minded and democratic; perhaps another 10 to 15 per cent are militant, radical, extreme and potentially active in violent forms.

    Between these two clusters, the 70 per cent in the middle represent what may be called conventional or quasi-traditional Islam.

    The question is: what is the relation of the views of the radical extreme to those of the centrist mainstream? Are they opposed, a deviationist breakaway, or are they basically identical, or at least complementary?

    It would be reassuring if things were otherwise, but the basic facts are clear. Like the radical fringe or fundamentalist extreme, the Muslim mainstream adheres to, through explicit affirmation or by unreflecting habitual assent, the same underlying propositions that constitute the radical and militant world view. Like that of the militants, their Islam, or view of it, is basically supersessionist.” http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/terror/deradicalisation-of-militant-muslims-not-a-viable-option/news-story/2d4d2d31df9dcbdeef8bc43f1f8d611b

    The West is at war with Islam; if our leaders can’t or won’t accept that they should be replaced. And places like the ABC should be treated for what they are: traitors.

  7. tblack says:

    Bravo, Roger.

    The bone-headed, infantile stupidity of the social media line, “you are more likely to be hit by a refrigerator/taken by a shark/die in a plane crash than be killed by an Islamic terrorist”, lies of course in the fact that we do what we can to avoid those incidents as well. Ditto for the line “more people die in car accidents”. Of course they do, but that doesn’t mean we don’t do everything we reasonably can to prevent car accidents. The non-sequitur is so obvious an intelligent 7 year old could see it, but not the nursery moralisers and bien-pensants who utter this line.

  8. Ian MacDougall says:

    Junketeering warmist [!] Lawrence Krauss last night explained on Q&A why refrigerators are more dangerous than Islamic terror, an obscene absurdity compere Tony Jones allowed to go unchallenged. That was last night. This morning, with nary a fridge in sight, the slaughter in Manchester

    I am surprised by the improbable conjuction of physicist Professor Lawrence Krauss saying that the night before, and what appears to be a common or garden Islamist bombing outrage occurring the very following day. The Religion of Peace website, which keeps close watch on these devotional events, gives the following (global) stats for April 2017:
    Attacks 165
    Killed 1336
    Injured 946
    Suicide Blasts 30
    Countries 25
    So yes; a mere 165 Jihadist attacks worldwide in April 2017 is only 165/30 – around 5 attacks per day, killing 1336/30, or about 45 people per day. Falling fridges kill far less than that number, I am sure. They probably kill less than 10 people per day, even amongst those most at risk: like workers in the dispatch bays at the Kelvinator factory during a freak sleet storm, and when the crane driver has been out on a bender the night before, and has oil all over his hands for whatever reason. And the lights all suddenly go out. And a tiger snake that has crawled up into the crane cabin the previous day decides to give his backside a hit. With both fangs.
    Then there is a definite risk from a falling fridge.
    But not otherwise. So Professor Lawrence Krauss, physicist (and therefore student of statistical mechanics, electron probability distributions, etc, etc) appears to have shot from the hip, and missed.
    Better luck next time, Prof.


    • Lawrie Ayres says:

      Your best effort yet Ian. Interesting statistics which puts a lie to the peaceful religion mantra. You should have looked up how many Buddhist bombings or CofE inspired mass shootings there were in the same period.

  9. Keith Kennelly says:


    The ‘professor’ shouldn’t get a next time to vent his stupidities and any job he has should be unfunded.

    It’s time we got serious with these traitors.

    Anyone who in anyway excuses or downplays the evil of this Islamic inspired slaughter should be treated as a traitor to our western values.

    Yeah and Comical Aly was unable to use the words terrorist or Islamic again last night. When is someone going to call him out to reassess the impact of his religion?

    That’s what we should all be doing. It might not directly be their fault but in not reassess or abandoning the evil of Islam their Islam the blood is on their hands.

    They’re all as guilty as hell.

    • Jody says:

      You are giving Comical Aly much more credibility than he deserves. He’s just a cryto-rancorous, narcissistic enabler in the skin of the late Roy Rene – and more than twice as unattractive.

  10. en passant says:

    Brilliant article and what a real media should be delivering. Oh, I think you can kiss the annual grant from Comical Aly’s Committee of the Arts goodbye – again.

    England is reaping the fruits of Blair and its �open-mindedness’, the Scheningen dismantling of borders and the deliberate infection of British Society by a toxin that has only one radical cure (almost) but not quite as bad as the infection.

    The Manchester bombing sets the bar for England, but France will show them the way and lose more than 1,000+ dead during President ‘Toy Boy’ Macron’s term. Less than one a day, nothing really.

    Both countries deserve what is happening to them, as does Canada, Sweden, Belgium (now the Netherlands) & most of the EU. All of them can congratulate themselves for their voting in Leftard Politicians aided by an insulated judiciary never touched by these sort of �incidents’.

    The Manchester Bombing Mantra: Repeat after me:–

    1. Islam is a religion of peace.
    2. This attack was the result of just one of the 100,000,000 deranged �lone wolves’ misinterpreting exactly what the Koran literally says. Consider it is an isolated routine occurrence of no concern. The dead will soon be buried and we can go back to sleep.
    3. This act will convince and convert 10,000 kuffars to islam now that they have seen the power of allah baba & Mo to take over minds.
    4. Every Green, �open borders’ Leftard will go into denial and spin this until the sausage produced at the other end blames the people for attending a concert or denies it was anything to do with islam and its precepts.
    5. Nothing will actually happen, but people who say nasty things about islam will be shamed and prosecuted for islamophobia. You can take the AHRC 18C to the bank on it.
    6. The political elite are so committed to appeasement that this will change nothing among any of the �leaders’ of our loser culture.
    7. The intelligence agencies will now step up their efforts to show that the Quakers, Amish, the NRA, UKIP and the Salvation Army and ‘Triffid’ refrigerators are just as much, if not more of a threat …

    I note that our resident troll still managed to sneak in the climate comment while criticising the intelligence and facts stated by one of his cultists. Any chance of naming just two people killed by falling refrigerators this year? No, I thought not, but move along and forget the now 22 mangled dead and focus on the fake game of climate.

    I had a note from Senator F… telling me about the wonderful NBN, the fairness of the budget and every other glowing success of the government. I pointed out I would not be voting for his Party as they had overlooked defunding the ABC. Then again I will not be voting for any so-called â€?major’ party.

  11. Ian MacDougall says:

    I note that our resident troll still managed to sneak in the climate comment while criticising the intelligence and facts stated by one of his cultists. Any chance of naming just two people killed by falling refrigerators this year? No, I thought not, but move along and forget the now 22 mangled dead and focus on the fake game of climate.

    May I suggest that Eyn Pyssant, or whatever his real name is, get out of his bathtub of bile and read Roger Franklin’s threadstarter and then my comment on it. Again.
    Perhaps there’s a hope of a chance of a possibility that it might with a bit of luck maybe change his perspective.
    Worth a try, surely.