Archive for January 17, 2009

Credit is due

Posted: January 17, 2009 by datechguy in war

I hit Islam pretty hard on this blog so when they do something right they deserve credit.

More than 20 prominent British Muslim leaders have signed a letter denouncing the rise in anti-Semitic attacks resulting from Operation Cast Lead and calling on Muslims to help prevent attacks on Jews in the UK.

The best part is these people are not allied with Israel.

“The ongoing killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza by Israeli forces has angered us all. However, this does not, and cannot, justify attacks on our fellow citizens of Jewish faith and background here in Britain,” the letter reads.

It goes on to say that British Jews should not be held responsible for Israel’s actions: “Most Muslims are completely against such behavior. However, we call on all Muslims to continue to remain vigilant against attempts to bring our own faith and community into disrepute. British Jews should not be held responsible for the actions of the Israeli government.”

This gives the statement legitimacy. If action follows then it will be first rate. Via the Muqata.

And funny too

Posted: January 17, 2009 by datechguy in doctor who

Some Doctor Who fans in the US may not be aware of it but Catherine Tate aka Donna Noble was long established as a sketch comediane before she ever took on her role in Doctor Who. The nearest US equivalent would be Whoopi Goldberg becoming a regular on Star Trek the Next Generation except that Ms. Goldberg fame was on the big screen.

Her Catherine Tate Show is just very funny as she plays a bewildering array of regular characters of all types. It is now showing on BBC America these days.

Here are two clips from yesterday’s show to wet your whistle:

Dr. Who Fans will recognize a second face on this one.

It’s definitely worth your while.