Andrew Bolt, the anti-Islam and anti-black and coloured racist propagandist at the Murdoch-owned Melbourne ‘Herald-Sun’ newspaper, is continuing his Islamophobic hate-fest in his column. Today he uses the Hawaiian state senate’s decision to create an ‘Islam Day’ to launch into today’s attack against Islam. Bolt reinforces his racist stance by asking: “If adherents of this faith hadn’t killed so many Americans, would it have attracted this kind of fawning?” The reality, of course, is that genuine ‘adherents of this faith’ would not have committed such a crime in the first place.
Bolt justifies his attack against Islam in this case based on the fact that only some 0.5% of Hawaiians are Muslims (which happens to be about the same percentage of Jews on the islands). One wonders if Bolt would have been so quick off the mark to criticise the Hawaiian senate if it had created, say, an ‘Israel Day’ to commemorate the founding of Israel. One doubts it.