Aussie Dhimwit of the Month (November 2009)

Tuesday, 01 December 2009 18:10 Cassandra
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We had a large number of people voting this month and Tim Costello, champion of Islamist causes, but  indifferent to the suffering of their victims , was a clear winner.

The results were:

First, let's spare a thought for the other contenders.
Dhimmi Hockey frets that judging Islam based on the actions of extremists and terrorists: ''would be no different than judging Christianity on the actions of those who have over the centuries committed atrocities in the name of God and Christ'', and is  perplexed :

"that so many people worry about Muslim women wearing the hijab when for centuries, and even in some places today, Catholic nuns dress in similar attire".

Hockey no doubt buys into the myth that the Crusades were "an unprovoked attack by Europe against the Islamic world" (see Robert Spencer's PIG Guide to Islam and the Crusades  p122).  He also seems unaware that many Muslim women, including the tot (see AIM:Genocide Tots) or the young girls on the ICV's website, did not "make the choice themselves" to be covered. and feels we must embrace Islam's intolerance (including it's call to kill infidels) in the interests of diversity.

Frank Brennan, is pushing for a Charter of Rights, which he freely admit would be likely to ;

"unduly interfere with the right to freedom of expression and the right to freedom of conscience, religion and belief".

Which is of course precisely what Islam demands.
A dedicated dhimmi,  he thinks we worship the same God, parroting the Islamic deceit that there is:

"...a global ethic, distilling the golden rule of all religions.... In Islam, it is expressed, 'No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself' (40 Hadith (sayings of Muhammad) of an-Nawawi 13).

Look Joe and Frank, you may be good, but only one of you can win, and Tim is in a class of his own. A national treasure whose words carry weight, Tim could contribute to the betterment of society if he chose to. He also has financial clout:

" top managers of charities and not-for-profit groups are not averse to putting their hand out seeking ever higher salaries, with wage inflation increasingly evident. It is not uncommon to come across people in the sector earning well over $150,000 a year and, in some cases, more than $200,000. World Vision's Tim Costello, for example, receives more than $250,000 a year - four times average weekly earnings, and up 25 per cent over the past year - which probably puts him at the pinnacle of the salaries paid in the sector."  (source)

So what makes Tim a super dhimmi?

And warning bells should have rung with its statement:

“Acceptance that the right of free speech and a free press does not include the right to incite racial violence, to demonize or to denigrate a religion or a people”

These freedoms are the hallmarks of democracy, without which we will descend into a totalitarian hell, where exposing the truth about Islam is punishable by death.

That many of the Muslim contingent are allied to CAIR, a Hamas front group, itself part of the Muslim Brotherhood, or The Muslim World League, named in regards to the financing of terrorism, bothers Dhimmi Tim not one whit. 

From NGO Monitor Digest (Vol. 2 No. 12), August 15, 2004:

    …ignoring the terrorism that was responsible for the deaths of Israeli civilians, World Vision promotes an amoral equivalence between perpetrators and victims of terror, offering no context to the loss of life. Instead, Israeli security measures are described as a "policy of sealing entries and exits to cities, villages, and towns as a form of collective punishment of the Palestinian population."
  
World Vision's response to Israel's security barrier displays almost no acknowledgment of its impact in preventing terror. For example, Tim Costello, Word Vision Australia's Chief Executive described the barrier as "part of the problem, not part of the solution", evoking the highly politicized and inappropriate claim that the barrier is reminiscent of the Cold War and Eastern Bloc oppression. (His comparison reflects the Palestinian propaganda effort to compare the Berlin Wall, designed to keep citizens from fleeing, with Israel's security barrier, which saves the lives of its citizens.)

This NGO is particularly active in promoting crude propaganda in the UN framework...in 2007, World Vision's Thomas Getman, continued this pattern in a speech in Geneva marking the 60th anniversary of UN Resolution 181, which called for the creation of two states, one Arab and one Jewish. His speech failed to mention ongoing Palestinian terrorist and missile attacks against Israel, and he used highly manipulative, emotionally charged rhetoric.
...World Vision’s statement in the inaugural session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in June 2006, exploited the suffering of Palestinian children in order to launch a political attack on Israel. 
(source)

If it comes down to a conflict between the quality of life and the right to life, ethics would indicate the latter should take precedence. Yet neither Tim Costello ("For the children's sake, tear down this wall!" ) nor the International Court of Justice seem to think this elemental moral rule applies to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Costello is highly critical of the effects on Palestinians of the anti-terrorism barrier Israel is building in the West Bank, and relies on the ICJ's non-binding advisory decision to argue that this fence is illegal.

...neither the ICJ nor Costello attempt to grapple with the traditional international law criteria for judging acts that may be harmful to others, namely, necessity and proportionality to the threat. As the dissenting judge, Thomas Buergenthal, noted, the failure of the court to even consider "Israel's legitimate right of self-defence, military necessity, and security needs, given the repeated deadly terrorist attacks in and upon Israel . . . cannot be justified as a matter of law".

...amazingly, the whole issue of terrorism was all but unmentioned by the ICJ, and almost ignored by Costello.

Instead, the ICJ bizarrely argued that there is no right of self-defence against terrorism under the UN charter, only against states. Essentially, the argument of the court, and by implication Costello, is that Israel must turn the other cheek to the terrorists because practical steps to fight Hamas et al - groups that seek not self-determination but Israel's destruction - are all illegal. 
(source)

Sheikyermami wrote in:

"Are you sending money to any of the 5 big aid organizations?
Chances are your help does more damage than good":


"400,000 sponsored girls who are marketed by the big development organizations PLAN International, World Vision, Kindernothilfe and ChildFund do not receive protection from female genital mutilation. We have started a new campaign, at sponsoredgirl.com, to protect the girls from female genital mutilation. We invite our readers to come join us. "
(source)

Many other organisations have the decency to be concerned:

These children are marketed in order to acquire money from trustful donors. The donors pay about 30 Euros per month in the belief that the organizations do all they can for providing a better life — including health for the sponsored children. PLAN International for instance, acquires about 72 million Euros every year, just by marketing the 240,000 concerned girls.

But asked about female genital mutilation on the sponsored girls, these organizations openly and publicly claim that demanding the safe protection of the girls would be against their approaches and against their policy.

So, by failing to demand, to stipulate and to control the prot
ection of the sponsored girls from FGM, the organizations must be considered complicit in every single crime perpetrated against a little girl in this regard. (source)

If Tim really cared about this abuse of young women, his voice should ring out loud and clear, and such an  prominent person could make a difference. What is the reason for his silence? Is it fear of being thought an Islamophobe, is he too tied up with Islamic interests, or does he just not care enough about children's rights?

Whatever the answer, by his silence, he is enabling this barbaric Islamically-sanctioned practice to continue.

So for all these reasons, Tim is the worthy winner of our November Dhimwit award.

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