Monday, August 29, 2011

Bassam al Qadi - Again

Bassam al Qadi is a self-styled 'intellectual' who specialises in being daring with topics that he is allowed to speak about. In what seems like a life-time ago, I criticised his stupid position where he supported the so-called 'niqab ban' that the Syrian regime's education minister had put in place - at around the same time that France had put this law in place. On a side-note, at the time I was vehemently against the ban, but today - as I review some of my old comments - I'm quite startled with how differently I saw the Syrian regime last year. Then again the Syrian regime hadn't killed three thousand Syrian citizens yet. But that is another discussion for another time.

Anyhow, going back to Bassam al Qadi, apparently the guy has his own website now. Like most Syrian 'intellectuals', he uses his own name as the address (and "brand"). What a vain, ridiculous, man. Oh and he has written an article (linked above) where he mauls al "Arabiya" and al "Jazeera" for 'conspiring' against Syria. A very stupid article where it is very clear by now that he is a regime mouthpiece and a keyboard-for-hire sycophant. With hindsight, I am not surprised that this pseudo-secularist and pseudo-intellectual would have supported the regime's silly niqab ban as vehemently as he did last year. One of the things that I look forward to when this oafish regime collapses is to buy some balila from somebody like Bassam al Qadi, because in a free Syria where stupid people can no longer be put in charge of NGO's, government agencies or newspapers, he won't be able to find any other kind of useful employment. Did I say he's a silly man who is vain and ridiculous? What a silly man.

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