Saturday, October 25

Blood Service in the Dining Room?

I went last week to Swansea University to teach couple of classes and while Christian was taking me to have a coffee, I noticed this sign on the wall. Its just the juxtaposition of Blood Service in a Dining room which was mildly interesting and funny. I am sure they would be beset with vampires? Very civilised of them :)

And no ordinary blood for you, its Welsh Blood!!!


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Sunday, October 19

Pandering to fundamentalism in the land of my fathers

Bauls are somebody who I have admired for a long time, albeit from a distance. Its that mystical angle which always appealed to me. It has a very long history and is a very powerful singing medium in the sub continent to pass on religious, political and social thought.

But then typically, some idiot religious fundamentalists in Dakka raised their ugly head and demanded that some statues of these Bauls be torn down. But that's fine, I guess, for a land which is known for its culture to reject culture is perhaps very appropriate. It is also perhaps very appropriate that that country is the country with the lowest average height above sea level. I dont know who to swear at, at the ignorant moron religious fundamentalists who demanded this or the ignorant, stupid, weak, cowardly moronic, illiterate government bodies who gave in. (forget about wastage of the money).

And yes, sculptures are important, they provide the link of my culture and history to my child. If you start letting these bastards interfere with my culture and history, you turn them into zombies and extremists. And I demand a say on the grounds that its Bangla culture they are talking about, Bangla history and Bangla people. Bloody idiots.

A schools minister should have a modicum of common sense, ours doesnt

One of the issues that the UK has is that it is blessed with a Schools Minister who has hay between his ears. Every time he has been asked to take a stand, he never fails to sleep and every time he has taken a stand he slips. Take his recent statement, we should let people know what the Muslims did for us. Why? Because

"One of the major reasons for the alienation of British Muslims is a lack of clear identity. This can leave them vulnerable to messages from extremists."

Lets see if we can use commonsense. So if this is a major reason, not the only one, but a major reason, then we should see other minorities also suffering from the messages from extremists, right? Given that the UK has been imperialistic towards a pretty wide variety of people in its past and even currently, we should be seeing pretty much every bloody minority in the country going about with nail bombs, right?

No, you blithering idiot, it has nothing to do with the lack of clear identity and you cannot do anything about it by teaching just that. His solution?

"This offers a whole series of remedies and an education for the rest of us. It is very important for the whole country to understand the hugely positive impact that Islamic inventors have had upon the world, and for Muslims to take pride in it."

This is science (obviously, this Minister has nothing to do with it), and science builds on every scientist, it has nothing to do with religion. Are you going to then institute a session or a Hindu History month to help push the idea of Hindu mathematics, science, technology, astronomy and the like so that the British Hindu population which lacks a clear identity can be helped? Oh! sorry, the British Hindu population is having fun with being good citizens, buying houses, going to Ibiza and puking their guts out and so on and so forth.

Christ (and pun intended, because I need divine assistance to handle the fact that morons like this are responsible for the future education of my children), what an idiot.

This guy needs to be castrated

I found this story unbelievable. And if true, this man should be castrated and made to go about town with a placard with his crimes emblazoned on it.


An 11-year-old girl has been set on fire by a relative in India's northern city of Jaipur for wearing lipstick and being inappropriately dressed.

Police say the girl suffered burns over 90 per cent of her body and her chances of survival are bleak.

They've arrested her great uncle who allegedly poured kerosene on the girl and set her alight yesterday.

Investigators say the 55-year-old man, a conservative Muslim, told the police he was enraged at the girl wearing lipstick and being scantily dressed.

But relatives have accused the man of trying to molest the girl and setting her on fire when she objected.


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