Monday, September 29, 2008

A reason to read the Daily Mail

Bob sez: This isn't going to convince me to either start reading the Daily Mail or to start like Peter Hitchens, but the item here, at least, is essential.

Jogo writes:
... is for this horrifying report from Peter Hitchens on the Chinese "slave empire" in Africa.

Other than among a small nut-population, where is the call to boycott China? It's not on any large scale because one simply CAN'T boycott China. If you boycotted China you'd have to throw out half of the stuff you own.

When you read this dreadful account, you'll see that we have an incomplete idea of what Chinese "goods" represent. We imagine them to be the product of Chinese materials combined with Chinese labor. But the very MATERIALS with which the Chinese create their products and their technology .... where does China get them? Hmm ... Maybe we don't want to know. We figure, hey, China's a big country -- they probably dig all this stuff up, or make it in labs, or maybe they buy it from other countries.

Well, Peter Hitchens discovered something. You should read his article. And tell all your friends who may not have seen it because they don't read the Daily Mail. Or think Peter Hitchens is disreputable.

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Also in the Daily Mail we learn about Omar Bakri's daughter. VERY interesting, you must check it out.

Bob adds the first couple of sentences of the latter article, in order to generate some gratuitous google hits:
As the daughter of firebrand cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed, Yasmin Fostok might be expected to share his fanatical beliefs. But the radical Muslim's daughter has ditched his extreme interpretation of Islam - as well as most of her clothing. The busty blonde has been revealed as a topless, tattooed pole dancer.

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