(Tall) Tales of Hoffman

Otto Hoffman was an obscure American B picture film actor who died from lung cancer at the age of 65.

Otto Hoffman actor

His namesake is an obscure apparently Australian Islamophobic B grade bore who unfortunately is very much alive.

Otto Facebook

Note his lovingly assembled collection of fellow phobes such as the Muslim hater “Robert Spencer”, “Spencer”‘s paymaster David Horowitz, batshit crazy US blogging bimbo Pam Geller and dodgy far right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

Normally Otto confines his inanities to a ragtag collection of anti-Muslim sites where he is welcome and comfortable with his own sort.

For instance if you are keen to follow Otto on Yahoo! here he is

Otto Yahoo

And just take a look here! Not content with being a Muslim-hater and Christian Talibani, our Otto is also a birther (*snigger) and is happy to admit it

For those who fortunately have not yet encountered the birther myth, it’s the one that casts doubt on the veracity US President Barack Obama’s birth certificate which states clearly he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and was therefore constitutionally eligible to be a candidate for the Presidency.

What the birther myth actually was about was racism – the horror amongst white exceptionalists that an African-American should dare run for the Presidency and actually win office.

Now watch Otto try and tell us he is not racist even as he approvingly quotes another racist poster on this topic despite his fellow poster “Peter” on the Andrew Bolt blog trying to put him right.

Otto birther

Guess what Otto, everybody’s birth certificate is now computer generated in this country and in the US, including ours.

And not content with infesting the print media blogs, Otto then heads over to Sydney radio station 2UE to let its audience know how much he hates and fears Muslims.

Otto 2UE post

Now since Muslim hating site Australian Islamist Monitor collapsed into irrelevancy Otto has been lonely and craving an audience so much he has been lately infesting this blog with his unwanted musings, despite it being largely a gathering place for the people Otto hates most – left wingers, socially conscious Christians and Muslims.

Otto has some education and a certain amount of literacy which distinguishes him from the usual mouth-breathing illiterate xenophobes. However we are not easily fooled and Otto’s arguments have all the authenticity of  the cacophony described in Corinthians 13:1.

Otto specialises in collecting fatwas the way other men collect stamps. No matter if the fatwa comes from a semi-literate desert Imam or from a descendant of the Prophet, Otto collects them assiduously and gives them all equal weight. Similarly with hadiths (Qur’anic commentaries), where he carefully cherry-picks those which best suit his self-image as a Hollywood movie crusader heading off to save “Western civilisation” from “teh_Mooslems.

How Hollywood and Otto see Crusaders

And how the late Professor Norman Cohn on US Public Radio sees the Crusades.

Otto argues the way Christian Taliban exceptionalists always argue

A: There is a God who looks just like mine does.
B: Prove it.
A: No.
B: Why not?
A: I don’t have to

Otto thinks his version of God should take precedence over everyone else’s

A: My God is the correct one
B: Prove it.
A: No.
B: Why not?
A: I don’t have to

Otto thinks he has the right to promote his god exclusively among vulnerable children

A: Only my God should be taught in schools
B: Why?
A: Because I said so
B: Why does your God have to be taught
A: Because he stops terrorism
B: How?
A: Because I say so.

Spiritual grooming going on here?

Otto argues in the same way most illogical defenders of religion would argue.

A: There’s a God.
B: Prove it.
A: No.
B: Why not?
A: I don’t have to.
B: Why not?
A: Prove there is NO God then.

To quote our admin:

By the way Otto has been provided with excerpts from the Qur’an and fatwas which state the Muslims can be friends with non-Muslims, visit churches, adopt new traditions in non-Muslim countries, give eulogies at non-Muslim funerals at non-Muslim places of worship, attend weddings and give wedding gifts to non-Muslims. He has been provided with Qur’an excerpts, hadiths and fatwas that state that Muslims may fight back but are unable to strike the first blow, and can make alliances with non-Muslims. Non-Muslims are not prevented from building places of worship in Muslim countries and Muslims are allowed to migrate to non-Muslim countries.

In fact Otto’s god looks very much like the one he admires in the mirror each morning – as is always the case with these obsessive exceptionalists

Otto is a staunch supporter of the Burqa Centipede. So if you have a strong stomach and are up to it you can read Otto’s rants at these links

More on Niqab Folkes and friends – ‎”it’s a front (sic) to a civilised country like Australia”

Six Bogans Wear Burqas to, um… Prove A Point

TAB’s Christmas Eid al-Adha Diwali Hannukah Special Festive Edition

Every year at this time, and quite often throughout the year, we see and hear the continual bogot lament about Christmas.

According to them, Christmas has been somehow banned in our public schools and by local Councils, people are not “allowed” to wish each other Merry Christmas, Muslims want Christmas banned etc etc ad nauseam

Some time back TAB posted the burblings of a fake nonentity calling itself “Awol Partydrunk”, who had sent a message to a young Muslim woman. We believe “Awol” has thankfully disappeared from Facebook, presumably up his own arse.

We are waiting for the bogotariat to present us with ANY proof that Christmas decorations, Christmas lights, Santas or any other festive paraphenalia has been banned from anywhere in Australia. However, proof and evidence are dirty words in the bogotverse, and they love posting misleading emotive rubbish like this to fire up the rabble.

Merry Christmas

In fact if we were one of the US soldiers pictured we’d be insulted to think that picture was being misused by the very racist and bigoted ratbags who are the real enemies of a free society.

Auburn NSW has a Muslim population of about 16% of a total population of 79,000. The local Mayor is a Muslim, as are many of the Councillors. According to bogot mythology there should be strong resistance to, if not an outright ban, on Christmas celebrations.

Not so.

Christmas decorations in Auburn

Christmas decorations in Auburn

Christmas tree Auburn

Christmas tree Auburn

And you want to know where the sole instance of Christmas decorations being “banned” that we came across originates from?

one small town in Israel

And it is certainly not a universal practice in Israel.

Christmas tree in Jerusalem

And according to a Jewish writer, a rabbi,  this is what happens in London

We’ll let Jon Stewart have the last word.

 

So

A happy festive season to all our fans and friends of all faiths and none. Bah humbug to our enemies

Thighs and Whispers

Prejudice and intolerance feeds on ignorance, superstition and scurrilous evidence-free propaganda.

For instance a fast-growing foreign religious sect prompted much concern amongst the Roman authorities and led to instances of persecution and vilification.

Rumors of sexual depravity, child sacrifice and other disturbing behavior, left a stigma on the early Christians. Perhaps worst of all was the idea of cannibalism. The concept of breaking bread originating with the last supper, partaking of the blood and body of Christ, which later came to be known as Communion, was taken literally. To the Romans, where religious custom dictated following ancient practices in a literal sense, the idea of performing such a ritual as a representation was misunderstood, and the early cult had to deal with many such misperceptions.

Now when the Jews left the Holy Land at the time of the Roman Empire they went to the four corners of the known world and settled amongst foreigners of various ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs.

In only one part of the world were they systematically discriminated against and even massacred. This was Europe – except for that part of Europe consisting of much of modern Spain and Portugal,  Al-Andalus,  which was ruled by the Islamic Caliphate for hundreds of years.

One of the propaganda instruments used for oppression was the so-called  Blood Libel which stated that Jews took the blood of Christian infants to use in the making of matzah for the Passover festival.

One of the earliest European versions of the blood libel story occurred in 12th Century England.

A dangerous, unfounded rumour that Jews had kidnapped a 12-year-old Christian boy, William of Norwich, and stabbed his head to simulate Jesus’s crown of thorns was used to justify persecution of Jews.

While the Norwich account does not contain the element of the draining of blood and its ritual use, some experts suggest it is a story of the same type and generally seen as the entry point into England for such accusations.

Decades later, Pope Innocent IV launched an investigation into the claims, which eventually declared them false.

The blood myths persisted however, and were at times used to incite pogroms, or anti-Jewish riots.

In 1840, the disappearance of French Franciscan priest Father Thomas and his servant in Damascus, Syria, was blamed on the city’s Jews.

Authorities helped perpetuate allegations that the priest was used in a ritual sacrifice. At least 13 Jews were incarcerated and probably tortured over the disappearance; four died.

The incident sparked an international backlash for both sides. American Jews staged protests, while some scholars claim it bolstered anti-Semitic attitudes in Europe and the Middle East.

During the 1930s, Nazi propaganda periodically explored accusations of Jewish ritual murder.

Thus do lies become “truths”. If they are repeated often enough they reinforce already groundless emotion-based prejudices and develop a hideous life of their own.

Now fast forward to the 21st Century and in many Western countries such as ours, Muslims have replaced Jews (for now) as the main objects of xenophobic hatred.

We journey to the island state of Tasmania where Jayden Smedley is happy to trumpet the latest variety of the “blood libel” story, this time targeting Muslims.

Jayden Smedley

"I'm too sexy for my shirt..."

We know that evidence is frowned upon in the bogot’s Straya. In fact, much of their presentation relies on inflammatory evidence-free slanderous rhetoric delivered pulpit-style by one of their self-appointed “leaders”. Sounds a bit like a dodgy religious cult to us.

Jayden Smedley

Now after that dissertation Jayden can hardly contain his excitement as without a shred of evidence he makes his next announcements to his fellow bigots.

Jayden Smedley thighing

Just as disturbing as the content is the sickeningly palpable excited relish which accompanies the disclosure. We get the worrying impression that this sort of material is a turn-on for both the protagonist and the intended audience. And we have seen this stuff before

And it is completely, entirely UNTRUE.

Jayden and his bigot friends are unable to cite one single real-world example except for apocryphal references which are probably invented, in just the way the Christians-as-cannibals and the “blood libel” were invented.

Watch Jayden get owned in this slide show.

While we are on this topic – PZ Myers is an evolutionary biologist and atheist commentator.

Paedophilia in the Catholic Church

So tell us Jayden, with the many many documented cases of clerical child abuse in the Catholic Church, notably in Australia, shouldn’t you and the rest of the bigots be out there bellowing that all Catholics are paedophiles?

Of course all Catholics are not paedophiles. So why does Jayden want to smear Muslims with a similar charge on the basis of no evidence?

Bigotry - Spot the difference