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The Tolerance Brigade and the Offence Industry

Apr 5, 2013

The many activist groups shouting ‘tolerance’ have proven over and over again to be amongst the least tolerant outfits on the planet. They demand that everyone tolerate what they are up to, and if anyone dares to disagree, they become exceedingly intolerant and hateful.

And coupled with the tolerance brigade is the never-ending offence industry. Offence is now taken at anything and everything. Not only are we told how bad it is to hurt someone’s feelings, but laws are being enacted to ensure that we don’t offend anyone.

It should be clear from the hundreds of examples already featured on this website that the two biggest perpetrators of all this mischief and mayhem are the militant homosexual lobby and the militant Islamic lobby. Both groups are working overtime to see the West fully submit to their agendas – or else.

The examples of this come on a daily basis. So let me offer several more from each group – five recent examples of just how intolerant the tolerance brigade is, and how sweeping the offence industry has become. The first has to do with a homosexual activist who nicely spilled the beans as to how he understands tolerance.

Speaking of those who oppose homosexual marriage, activist Scott Rose cheerily said this: “These Christofascists deserve to be nailed up on crosses and left to bleed to death. Society is NOT a heterosupremacist-theocRAT-only country club.”

OK, so let’s just crucify Christians – all in the name of tolerance and love of course. Such an accepting bunch these guys are. You gotta love how much they are into diversity – tolerating one and all, far and wide. And consider how one Hollywood celeb can see where all this tolerance is taking us.

Actor Jeremy Irons has asked whether we must now tolerate even incest, if we allow homosexual marriage to go ahead: “Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons said Wednesday that while he doesn’t have much of a strong opinion either way on same-sex marriage, he believes it poses interesting questions, including whether allowing same-sex marriage would open the door for interfamilial relationships. ‘Could a father not marry his son?’ Irons asked HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps.

“Irons argued that ‘it’s not incest between men’ because ‘incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed,’ and wondered whether same-sex marriage might allow fathers to pass on their estates to their sons without being taxed. ‘It seems to me that now they’re fighting for the name,’ Irons said of advocates for same-sex marriage as opposed to civil unions. ‘I worry that it means somehow we debase, or we change, what marriage is. I just worry about that’.”

He is asking the right questions, but already many people are calling for the complete acceptance of incest, all in the name of tolerance. But as I have mentioned, the offence industry is also being fully buttressed by Islam, and the threat of creeping sharia.

All over the West demands are being made that we tolerate all things Islamic, and cause them no offence. But this is all one way traffic. It is all about the West slowly and incrementally giving up its freedoms and rights, just to appease the small minority of Muslims living amongst them.

Here are three recent examples of this. The Danish toy giant Lego has just caved in to the demands of the stealth jihadists. As one report says, “Turkish Muslims have declared victory after toy makers Lego agreed to withdraw a Star Wars product which allegedly depicted a mosque.

“Critics claimed that the Jabba’s Palace model, part of Lego’s Star Wars range, was offensive to Muslims as it resembled the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul – one of the world’s most renowned mosques. The Lego set is based on the home of Jabba the Hutt, a central character in the Star Wars series, who lives in a domed palace, with a separated watchtower.

“As well as bearing a likeness to the Hagia Sophia mosque, the Turkish group also claimed the toy was designed based on the Jami al-Kabir mosque in Beirut with the watchtower resembling a minaret. The set of blocks featured Jabba the Hutt, a slug-like shisha-smoking alien from the Star Wars films, and an oriental domed building housing rockets and machine guns….

“A statement posted on the organisation’s website referred to Jabba the Hutt as a ‘terrorist’ and said that he ‘likes to smoke hookah and have his victims killed’. It added: ‘It is clear that the ugly figure of Jabba and the whole scene smacks of racial prejudice and vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals as people with deceitful and criminal personalities.’

“The statement said that the figures in the set are made to resemble ‘terrorists, criminals and murderers’. The case came to light when a Turkish man expressed his dissatisfaction with the toy after it was purchased for his son by a family member.”

At first Lego said it was just a Star Wars toy, but then crumbled under the intimidation: “Following a meeting between Turkish community leaders and Lego executives it was agreed that production of the toy would end from 2014 onwards.”

In a similar act of cowardice and political correctness, Qantas will be easing up on the ham sandwiches. More specifically, it will leave pork and alcohol off its menu altogether, at least on its Middle Eastern flights. Consider this headline: “Qantas bans ham on flights in and out of Dubai after Emirates deal”.

The story continues, “Don’t expect a ham omelette on your next Qantas flight to Europe – Australia’s national carrier has removed pork from its menu on the route since tying up with Middle Eastern airline Emirates. Consumption of pork and pork products is strictly forbidden in Islam as it is considered unholy.

“A note on the Qantas menus on flights in and out of Dubai states that meals do not contain pork products or alcohol, which is also forbidden in Islam. It has also introduced a Mezze plate offering traditional Middle Eastern fare in its upper classes and has Arabic translations after in-flight announcements.”

Now if these two examples seem a bit too trivial, let me conclude with a much more serious case. This is a shocking example of creeping sharia and Western dhimmitude. The story opens this way: “A Muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless.

“Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law. Yesterday Judge Michael Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying: ‘Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.’

“Earlier Nottingham Crown Court heard that such crimes usually result in a four to seven-year prison sentence. But the judge said that because Rashid was ‘passive’ and ‘lacking assertiveness’, sending him to jail might cause him ‘more damage than good’.”

If the other two examples of creeping sharia have not shocked you, this one certainly should. The judge is just another dhimmi, fully in subjection to the Islamic way of thinking. He is either too foolish or too afraid to dare to offend Islam, so he allows this heinous crime to go basically unpunished.

Yep, the offence industry and the tolerance brigade are alive and well in the West. If it keeps going in this direction, there will soon be no West left. The choice is ours. Will we stand and fight, or will we capitulate? We had better decide real soon.

victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/scott-rose-demands-death-penalty-for-traditional-marriage-supporters/
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/03/jeremy-irons-on-gay-marri_n_3009495.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2302312/Muslim-victory-fight-anti-Islamic-lego-Denmark-axes-Jabbas-Palace-toy.html
www.news.com.au/travel/qantas-bans-ham-on-flights-in-and-out-of-dubai/story-e6frfq7r-1226612748247
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2268395/Adil-Rashid-Paedophile-claimed-Muslim-upbringing-meant-didnt-know-illegal-sex-girl-13.html

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13 Responses to The Tolerance Brigade and the Offence Industry

  • Jabba the Hutt first appeared in Return of the Jedi, and that film was released almost 30 years ago. There were toys made of him back then, so why are they only offended by him now? Besides, most of the baddie roles in the original Star Wars films were played by British actors. There were similar accusations of racism made when The Phantom Menace was released in 1999, just because some of the characters spoke in heavily accented English. Talk about making mountains out of molehills.

    Ross McPhee

  • See…we as Westerners gotta have more babies…or we will be under Sharia law. We need more families, more wholesome values, not a pansexual culture.

    The left is slowly killing the culture by pop control social engineering.

    Erik Ahlblad

  • Funny how its pc to ban pork or plastic toys to avoid the smallest offence, yet it’s also pc to gladly stomp all over marriage, something acutely offensive to Christians.

    But we all know my offence is not worth the same as those who are more equal than others.

    Mark Rabich

  • As a declared atheist, Julia Gillard says God does not exist. Has anyone got the guts to ask her and has she the guts to answer “Do you also believe that Allah does not exist?”
    How would that go down in the pc lobby or even with voters?

    Patricia Rogers

  • Hi Bill,

    The love brigade is always out in full swing. You have heard them said that their lifestyle will not infringe on anyone’s rights on interfere in anyone’s life. They are true to their words don’t you agree? Everyday there are many articles about how much compassion the love brigade has for anyone who disagrees with them. A friend who had so much love for me stopped the friendship because I used the word “gay”.

    In other news it seems though its us Christians that will have to stay in the closet now if things keep going the way they are. Keep up the good work sir. We need men with a backbone in this soft society.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/7/two-gay-gwu-students-want-priest-removed-campus/

    James Smith

  • Re the rape case, what a hideous insult to the raped 13 year old girl and her family is this virtual non sentence. Also the judge should have ordered this Islamic school to be closed down, or if not in his powers, recommended that school to be closed down. But yes, as said, such is the state of dhimmitude in Britain, and we in Australia are not far behind seeing all the intimidation in the Geert Wilders visit with the more than 30 cancelations of venues to speak.
    Joost Gemeren

  • We used to be taught that ignorance of the law does not save you from experiencing its consequenxces.
    You said, Bill, that we have to decide soon, but the choice of being overrun is simply made by simply doing nothing, so it is a choice, but a passive rather than an active one and has largely been made already. Praise God, we know the end of the story, we know that all these ungodly constructs will kill themselves just by their very nature. the question is how can we minimize their casualties. And remember, the Lord always brings good in the end, with our help or without our help. Thanks for what you are doing, Bill, keep it up and don’t despare. 🙂
    There are always more on our side, if we are on God’s side than we know of. Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • Correct me if I a wrong but wasn’t The Hagia Sophia Church built under the Emporer Justinianos and completed in under six years being finished on Dec 25th in 537 (note the date) and opened for divine service on Dec 27th 537, and was used as a church for the next 900 years for that purpose. That is until the conquest by Sultan MehMed when it was used as a Mosque but only for 482 years until it became a Museum containing a various collection of Christian, Islamic and Non Islamic works.
    In essence and by the comparison of this church to Jabba the Hutt’s abode and considering the building itself has a Christian church stone works and sepulcher works in it’s construction perhaps the whole thing actually offends islamic culture. Just a thought.

    Dennis Newland

  • I think the last story about Adil Rashid and the judge Michael Stokes only goes to highlight another evil in Britain. The judge made the outrageous claim that everyone apart from Muslim boys knew that having underage sex, i.e., under the age of 16, carried a prison sentence of four to seven years.
    I know of no case of any underage sex that has resulted in a prison sentence. Our whole education system encourages girls and boys of 12 and 13 to have sex by getting them to take precautions against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and makes sure that any advice or treatment to such teenagers is given in the strictest confidence, i.e.,without the knowledge of the parents.
    Adil Rashid and many Muslims know this and are taking full advantage of Britain that has become nothing more than a rotting carcass. Come to Britain where there is a smell of death in the air. Come from the North. Come from the East, the South and the West; it is feeding time. Come all those who are hungry and gorge yourselves.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1151484/The-boy-father-12-calls-jail-cell-home.html
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2233878/Dad-at-13-Boy-Alfie-Patten-13-becomes-father-of-baby-girl-Maisie-with-girlfriend-Chantelle-Steadman-15.html
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2080056/Shocking-figures-teenagers-quarter-abortions-Britain.html
    David Skinner, UK

  • Seems there is no defence against any who choose to be offended. How we react to circumstances is our choice- which the legal system seems incapable of recognising.
    Islam claims it has no idols; but is prepared to rampage, murder & riot if its icons are considered ‘disrespected’. What further would/could be done IF such were idols?

    Arthur Hartwig

  • I find myself deeply offended by Scott Rose’s remarks. To me they appear Christophobic and full of hatred. To whom do I apply in order that he be called to account for his intolerant and vicious statement?

    Anna Cook

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