Faisal Gazi: From anti-American extremist to neo-con pimp

Faisal Gazi was born in East Pakistan and brought up in Liverpool, Dhaka and London.
According to his own account Gazi has a background on the left. He says he was ‘politicised’ at Leeds University after ‘coming into contact with the writings of George Orwell, Christopher Hitchens and Vladmir Nabokov’ and that he ‘was involved with the politics of anti-racism and the far-left in the 1980s, followed by associations with Islamic mysticism, anarchism and rave music.’

Here he is spewing extremist anti-American hate:

‘For example you forgotten to include in your sweeping surmise that the
USA (a Christian Democracy) has been involved in 42 wars and conflicts
in the last 40 years. This is a record of violence unbeaten by any
country, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist or whatever takes your
fancy.
It may be that you do not wish to include the USA in your statistics
because you are not willing to bite the hand that feeds. I can only
congratulate you then on your caution.’

Faisal Gazi
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eshomabesh/message/4650

However he has radically changed since then and become a neo-con – supporting US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, attacking the Muslim community and multiculturalism and uncritically supporting Israel’s worst actions.

Original Spittoon article:
Asim Hafeez: From Nightclub Doorman to Senior Home Office official

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2 Responses to Faisal Gazi: From anti-American extremist to neo-con pimp

  1. Abu Faris says:

    Even neo-cons hate him. This is Mark Steyn:

    TUESDAY, 14 APRIL 2009
    Much of the discussion on free speech in Lights Out circles back to the Salman Rushdie case – the moment, 20 years ago, when the new Islamic imperialism first pushed against the west’s supposedly robust commitment to intellectual freedom. In those days, Faisal Gazi was one of the chaps shouting “Death to Rushdie!” Now he’s on the payroll of The Guardian (and not their only fatwa alumnus, if memory serves). His column includes this observation from the author of My Beautiful Laundrette et al:

    In the last third of the book in, Malik delves into the restrictions of free speech in the post-Rushdie world. As Hanif Qureishi puts it, “Nobody would have the balls today to write The Satanic Verses, let alone publish it. Writing now is timid because writers are terrified”. He is probably right when you consider the Muhammad cartoons scandal and Random House’s decision to retract the publication of Sherry Jones’ novel The Jewel of Medina, based on a message thread on an online discussion forum.

    These are just two instances of how the grievance culture of radical Islam is winning the battle against Enlightenment values, helped along, Malik believes, by multicultural policy and laws like the Racial and Religious Hatred Act (2006), which has made it an offence to incite hatred against a person on grounds of their religion.

    I also think Hanif Quereishi is right The ayatollahs no longer need to issue fatwas against a west so eager to fatwa itself. As you’ll see down toward the end of the column, neither Mr Gazi nor Mr Malik are fans of mine. But, if they’re genuinely interested in defending free speech, as they claim to be, they must surely have noticed how reluctant supposed liberal believers in “Enlightenment values” are to join them. Since the Rushdie affair, the Eng Lit crowd has opted, consciously or otherwise, to embrace its fate. If you wait for the liberal secular progressives to save intellectual freedom, you’ll end your days in darkness.
    http://www.steynonline.com/content/view/1985/30/

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  2. Abu Wanabe Arab says:

    The responses from dawood at Spittoon when Gazi’s anti-American screed was anonymously published are hilarious and revealing:

    dawood
    Posted February 18, 2010 at 3:12 PM | Permalink
    eh, abdullah? Have you been smokin’ da dooby before your Asr prayers again?
    http://www.spittoon.org/archives/5038#comment-16106

    dawood
    Posted February 18, 2010 at 5:30 PM | Permalink
    what are you smoking abdullah?
    http://www.spittoon.org/archives/5038#comment-16119

    So even Spittoon groupies think Gazi writes like he is on drugs!

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