The Sydney Morning Herald columnist who wrote that "Women, living under sharia law, are used primarily as breeding stock;"* who spoke of the "shackles of Arab Islam;" who said he could point to "hundreds of pages of examples of bastardry by Muslims living in this country;" who gave us "a sample of more than 100 verses in the Koran that call Muslims to violence against the Unbelievers;" and who championed the visit to these shore of arch-Islamophobe Geert Wilders - I am of course referring to none other than Paul Sheehan - seems to have gone soft of late:
"I think of my car blowing a tyre on a desert highway in Dubai, and the furnace-like conditions when I opened the door, and the shimmering, unsettling heat of the landscape. As I was trying and failing, to get the very tight bolts off the wheel, a passing driver pulled over and got the tyre off for me. It was hard work in oppressive conditions. He was a plumber from Pakistan. A Muslim. A stranger who stopped to help a stranger." (Personal experience of Muslims paints different picture to grim news stories bombarding us, 2/10/14)
Jeez, Paul, what with those 100+ Quranic verses buzzing around in his head, calling him to do violence to Unbelievers like you, its a wonder he didn't beat you to death with the wheel wrench.
[*See my posts: Oriana Fallaci Meets Israeli PR at the SMH (13/1/09), Sheehan: Liberate Egypt from... Islam (18/2/11), It's Not Just Alan Jones 1 (3/10/12), Islamophobia Goes Mainstream (11/6/13).]