Sunday, October 23, 2005

Sometimes You Just Gotta Love Your Enemies

The Director of the Institute for Islamic Political Thought, Azzam Tamimi, says The Guardian are his friends (hat tip Justify This):

Al-Jazeera Video Transcript (click here for the video link)

"This journalist (Rory Carroll) represents one of the newspapers which are most supportive Arab rights, and of human causes. We are saddened when any journalist is victim to such an action, but we even more saddened when this journalist is a friend, like this journalist."

"Today I contacted my colleagues in the Muslim Association of Britain and the leaders of the Islamic community. They are all worried, because The Guardian is especially supportive of our causes and strongly apposed the invasions of Iraq and of Afghanistan. Link...

Like I always say, you just gotta love your enemies, when they tell the truth. Thanks Azzam.

As Justify This notes, what we see here is the Director of Islamic Political Thought appealing to terrorists by saying, "This journalist is a friend." A friend of terrorism that is.

The Guardian is a wonderful paper.