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Mark Steyn: Princess Diana's murder and Islamoparanoia
Orange County Register ^ | By MARK STEYN

Posted on 10/06/2007 7:53:40 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner

Last week, a London court began pondering the vexed question of whether Diana, Princess of Wales, was, ahem, murdered. There was so much public suspicion, declared the coroner, Lord Justice Scott Baker, that it was time for the rumors to be either "dispelled or substantiated."

So who killed her? On the night of Diana's death in 1997, there were apparently two top agents for MI6, the British secret service, on the loose in Paris, and possibly a third, if you believe that Henri Paul, the chauffeur, was also on the spooks' payroll.

That's the theory of Mohammed Fayed, Monsieur Paul's employer and father of the princess's last boyfriend, Dodi. Fayed asserts that Diana was at the time of her death carrying Dodi's baby, and thus the car crash was arranged because Buckingham Palace decided it would be unacceptable for Prince William, the future king, to have a Muslim stepbrother, a Muslim step-dad, and a soon-to-be-Muslim mom.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Political Humor/Cartoons; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: diana; dodifayed; fayed; ladydi; marksteyn; mohammedfayed; steyn
This is a pretty British oriented editorial for the OCR. I wonder if they picked it up to tap into the Di death anniversary?
1 posted on 10/06/2007 7:53:43 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
And yet he's convinced himself that Buckingham Palace is so consumed by "Islamophobia" that the queen's husband dialed M, and M called in Moneypenny, and Moneypenny faxed 007, and a week later the princess and her Islamostud are dead.

ROTFL....

2 posted on 10/06/2007 8:04:31 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

No, they always carry Steyn so it wasn’t a matter of picking up the article.


3 posted on 10/06/2007 8:08:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

“Reality is more humdrum: In multiculti Britain, everyone was indifferent to Di’s Muslim lover. Could have been a Hindu, could have been a Buddhist. Who cares? But, instead, Fayed has retreated into the paranoia and victim mentality that stunts so much of the Muslim world. A while back, I was in Jordan, and a wealthy Saudi told me that the Iraq war was part of a continuous Western assault on Islam that includes the British Royal Family’s assassination of Dodi Fayed. And so, in a London courtroom, a freak one-off celebrity death becomes just another snapshot of the big geopolitical picture.”


4 posted on 10/06/2007 8:14:50 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

I’m sure there was a “grassy knoll” somewhere near that tunnel.


5 posted on 10/06/2007 8:18:39 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: nmh

This is why it is an important story even to us unwashed yanks who don’t give a damn about royalty . Our great ally and social and cultural cousins are being smeared in the basest way by radicals . Outrageous .


6 posted on 10/06/2007 8:25:03 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. F Troop)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Buckingham Palace Islamoparanoia?

Right, so Charles is next.

7 posted on 10/06/2007 8:28:33 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (F' Akalla - D' Ethtislam)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

She was a pretty lady, and I am sorry she is dead, but, she is damned sure dead, and I have other issues to deal with.

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8 posted on 10/06/2007 8:28:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: kbennkc

Moving to England soon?


9 posted on 10/06/2007 8:29:56 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Mohammed Fayed had been trying for many years to become a citizen, from what I remember...but rebuffed again and again? He even sued, to no avail. He was involved in a lot of shady doings and the gov’t was adamant about denying him citizenship. He even bought the most famous dept. store in England, Harrods, in hopes that would pave the way...but was involved in scandal with that also. Bottom line, he knew he wasn’t going to achieve his goal. He knew he would never be granted citizenship.

Then, after many years, his son is planning on marrying the mother of the future king...

Granted, the English people may not have cared - but the powers that be??? hmmmm

10 posted on 10/06/2007 8:31:23 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: shield
Steyn is scary-good.

BTW, if you didn’t see it, the Telegraph’s obit for Lois Maxwell.

11 posted on 10/06/2007 8:39:48 PM PDT by dighton
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To: doc1019
I wouldn’t last a week riding my Harley on the wrong side of the road .
12 posted on 10/06/2007 8:41:05 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. F Troop)
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To: NonValueAdded
“No, they always carry Steyn so it wasn’t a matter of picking up the article.”

I know the OCR always has his column; what I meant was that Steyn writes for multiple audiences: he write columns specifically for Canadian, British, and US audiences. He writes at least three columns a week. Not every column is published in every newspaper or every country. This article reads like one he wrote for Britain, so I wondered if the OCR decided to run it here.

13 posted on 10/06/2007 8:43:21 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is at all comprehensible.)
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To: kbennkc

Been to England many times … always got a driver … they don’t want me to attempt to drive there … have a hard enough time driving here!


14 posted on 10/06/2007 8:45:00 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
That had to be the most complex murder of all time. Someone convinced D's driver to get drunk and then take the Princess and Dodi on a high speed escape, brainwash both of the arrogant morons to not wear their seatbelts on a reckless, high speed escape with a drunk "professional" driver and then commit suicide by crashing into a concrete column,.

I like conspiracy theories probably more than the average conspiracy kook, but this one doesn't wash.

As my old weapons instructor told us over and over when we messed up, "I am a little green puke, and I am dead, because I am stupid."

15 posted on 10/06/2007 8:50:25 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yup!


16 posted on 10/06/2007 8:56:32 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
It says here:

if you believe that Henri Paul, the chauffeur, was also on the spooks' payroll.

This was always rumoured, but oddly enough was officially confirmed by the Steven's Report. This enquiry turned down all conspiracy theories, but rather grudingly confirmed some of the weirder rumours about the intelligence services:

The report reveals that while Henri Paul, whose bank accounts exceeded the levels his salary could provide, had ties to the French secret service he was not linked to British Intelligence in any way. It also indicates that the American secret service was keeping Diana under surveillance and bugging her calls.

17 posted on 10/06/2007 9:29:07 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: shield

But...the coinkydinks just keep mounting up. Did you know that Moneypenny died this week? And MI5 was in the area? Makes ya go “hmmm”, hmmm?


18 posted on 10/06/2007 9:35:33 PM PDT by blu (All grammar and punctuation rules are *OFF* for the "24" thread.)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

“..it would be unacceptable for Prince William, the future king, to have a Muslim stepbrother, a Muslim step-dad, and a soon-to-be-Muslim mom.”

Why would it be unacceptable? The way things are going, William may have a Muslim father in the future.


19 posted on 10/06/2007 9:53:17 PM PDT by 353FMG (Government is the opiate of the people.)
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To: FlyVet

“..high speed escape with a drunk “professional” driver and then commit suicide by crashing into a concrete column,..”

It’s less painful if you’re drunk (so they say).


20 posted on 10/06/2007 9:59:23 PM PDT by 353FMG (Government is the opiate of the people.)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
After years of shagging cavalry officers and other assorted chinless wonders from the English upper class, Diana had finally made a smart move. Tony Blair would have been kicking himself for not thinking of it first.

LOL!

21 posted on 10/06/2007 10:07:00 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

A conspiracy so vast, it would have had to include the victims themselves as participants.

Had Diana, Dodi, et al been wearing seat belts, they would have all survived the crash.

Had Diana not hated the British Royal Family so, she would have been under the Police protection of Scotland Yard. She refused, and trusted herself to the private security of Mohammed Al Fayed.

Conspiracy? Don’t think so.

Stupidity? Definitely.


22 posted on 10/07/2007 1:40:55 AM PDT by Cincinna (HILLARY & HER HINO :: Keep the Arkansas Grifters out of the White house.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

She was moderately pretty, no lady and is better off dead. Otherwise, by now she would have tried the burkha, decided no one cared about her if she didn’t show some leg and cleavage, gotten her second divorce & first face lift, and be trying for a comeback by kissing Britney on MTV...


23 posted on 10/07/2007 2:44:44 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I'm agnostic on evolution, but sit ups are from Hell!)
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To: Cincinna
Had Diana, Dodi, et al been wearing seat belts, they would have all survived the crash.

The " .. al" here was Henri Paul, the (drunk) driver. The one person in the car who was sober and wearing a seat belt - the British government bodyguard - is still alive.

I just can't be all that sorry for people who were stuck on stupid.

24 posted on 10/07/2007 5:11:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Lettuce dance, lettuce dance, everyone should lettuce dance!")
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To: nmh
Fayed has retreated into the paranoia and victim mentality that stunts so much of the Muslim world

Fayed is projecting what Muslim Royalty would have done if their princess had romantic relations with a non Muslim commoner

Difference being they would have just beheaded them in public.
25 posted on 10/07/2007 9:53:05 AM PDT by RedMonqey ( The truth is never PC)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

She was a very accomplished gold digger.


26 posted on 10/07/2007 9:59:26 AM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

She was a very accomplished gold digger.


27 posted on 10/07/2007 9:59:44 AM PDT by ValerieTexas
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