Muslim protest scorecard

Not great…

Not great…

Let’s see how the Australian Islamic community’s protests stack up:

  • Protests against the brutal rape of infidel white girls? None
  • Protests against the savage beheading of Western journalists? None
  • Protests against the forced conversion and murder of Christians in Iraq? None
  • Protests against the ‘twisting’ of the Religion of Peace™ by Islamic State? None
  • Protests against the daily preaching of hatred in Middle East mosques? None
  • Protests condemning the plot to behead a kafir in Sydney? None
  • Barbecues to show solidarity with Australia? One – a good start…

And now can we count the number of protests and complaints about ‘Islamophobia’, the inevitable ‘backlash’, ‘victimisation’, demands for special treatment, ‘demonising’, police ‘harassment’, Israel = Nazis, banners proclaiming “behead those who insult the Prophet”, sharia for Australia, etc etc…?

How about these examples for comparison?

  • Number of Facebook pages set up by the Grand Mufti to track instances of radicalisation in Sydney’s mosques? None
  • Number of Facebook pages set up by the Grand Mufti to track instances of ‘Islamophobia’? One.
  • Number of expressions of support for Australian authorities targeting dangerous criminals in Muslim communities? None
  • Number of protests complaining about the police raids? One, organised by the disgraceful Hizb ut-Tahrir, an organisation that should be banned in Australia.

Where are all the so-called moderate Muslims that we’re always hearing about? Why aren’t they taking to the streets to distance themselves from Islamic State? As always, missing in action.

Qld: Muslim whistleblower labelled ‘traitorous’ by Islamic centre

Extremism? Not us, gov!

Extremism? Not us, gov!

Hardly likely to encourage more moderate Muslims to speak out against extremism, is it?

The iQraa Islamic Centre was clearly furious that someone had snitched on their activities to the infidel Australian Federal Police, resulting in the arrest of two men alleged to be involved in recruiting, facilitating and funding travel to Syria.

Predictably enough, the Centre posted a typically self-important statement:

“Islam and this centre does NOT tolerate extremism but not what the disbelievers portray extremism is, [and] we do not discriminate either, so we have allowed many speakers to come and give lectures and share their views here,” the post said.

In other words, our definition of extremism is different to that of the filthy kafir. What the kafir call ‘extremism’ is just Islam, right?

“An unknown source who will have to stand in front of Allah (SWA) on the day of resurrection has made a statement saying that ‘We need to be exposed more widely’ so the ‘community around it can be more aware of what is being promoted‘ and said ‘The wider community would be alarmed’.

“We are disgusted with the traitorous actions of this munafiq [hypocrite]..”

Note that they aren’t disgusted with the fact that they might be brewing extremism under their roof, just that someone blew the whistle on it…

ISIL (Islamic State) flag ‘nothing to do with ISIL (Islamic State)’

The mainstream media are clear: this is an ISIL flag

The mainstream media seem to be pretty clear: this is an ISIL flag

And anyone who says otherwise will be beheaded by the Religion of Peace.

The flag goes back to the 7th century and, despite the fact that non-Muslims would not have even been aware of its existence until ISIL (Islamic State) brought it to the world’s attention about six months ago, it’s pure coincidence that a Liverpool mosque decides to auction one right now, at the time when the flag has become synonymous with barbaric violence as the backdrop to countless ISIL (Islamic State) photos and video including beheadings of American journalists.

And while we are on the subject of asserting our superiority over the infidels, we also object to the filthy kafir’s grammatically incorrect use of an Arabic word…

This isn’t a joke by the way. The bullshit meter just went off the scale. Here’s the pompous press release by the religion of the perpetually offended, which, as you would expect,

(a) disgracefully fails to condemn the vicious and medieval acts of violence which are carried out under that flag, and

(b) fails to acknowledge that it may have been just a teensy-weensy insensitive to the thousands of people murdered by ISIL over the past six months to be auctioning a flag, in an Australian mosque, which (while technically not an ISIL flag) is in fact, really, er, an ISIL flag:

The Daily Telegraph newspaper this morning accused the Markaz Imam Ahmad (MIA) in Liverpool of supporting terrorism by auctioning a “jihadist” flag. This accusation is unfounded and defamatory. The News Corporation paper is engaging in the worst kind of sensationalism as part of a scare campaign to sell papers.

The black and white flag being referred to is an important symbol in Islam which contains the first pillar of the Muslim creed, the testimony of faith (shahaadah) that “there is no god except God and Muhammad is His Messenger”; and the seal of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be upon him). This flag has been in existence for more than a thousand years, long before any terrorist organisation misappropriated it for its own political goals.

In addition, the newspaper’s use of the term “jihadist” is false and inappropriate. The unusual combination of an Arabic word with an English suffix negatively stereotypes the noble Islamic concept of striving for what is better. The frequent misuse of this term by sensationalist media only serves to promote hatred of Muslims and Islam.

Er, no, actually. The thing that ‘promotes hatred of Muslims and Islam’ is the ever present suspicion aroused by the constant reluctance by organisations like MIA to acknowledge that groups like Islamic State justify their violent ideology by reference to the Qur’an, and then issue disdainful and patronising press releases which fail to make any apology for the despicable acts carried out in the name of the religion they practise.

And just in case you haven’t got the message, it finishes with a veiled threat of further violence:

“We reject any attempts to tarnish the good reputation of our centre and pledge to stand firm against the current wave of Islamophobia. We also believe that scapegoating and fear mongering has the serious potential of radicalising disaffected youth,” said the head of MIA, Sheikh Abu Adnan.”

Wow. I don’t think there’s any point in bothering to engage this community any more.

More unhelpful responses from ANIC

An Islamic Australia (as pictured above) is the aim

An Islamic Australia (as pictured above) is the aim

Yet more excuses and yet more demands – what a surprise.

The Australian National Imam’s Council (ANIC) has issued a press release (PDF) criticising the Abbott government for its proposed anti-terror laws.

Some of the reasoning is dispiriting in the extreme, and there is not one mention of any commonality of purpose or accepting any responsibility – just driving wedges further between themselves and the rest of the country.

Rather than acknowledging that there are problems for the Muslim community in Australia to address openly and honestly, which the ANIC fails to even mention, it instead blames Australian foreign policy for the threat of Islamic violence (see below) and thereby demonstrates that it has little if any desire to work with the Australian government on countering this threat. I would suggest to George Brandis that negotiation or consultation with such groups is futile.  [Read more…]

Rob Burgess: litany of excuses for Islamic terrorism

Rob Burgess - making excuses for Islam

Rob Burgess – making excuses for Islam

This is the kind of moral equivalence that apologists love to play on: equating the few extremely rare terrorist atrocities carried out by non-Muslims with the thousands of acts carried out in the name of Islam and the global jihad.

Rob Burgess, journo from the Business Spectator, gives a series of examples of the genre: [Read more…]

Muslim leaders complain of ‘unfair smearing’

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It’s images like this that give Islam a bad name

The reality is that if anyone in this whole sorry saga is causing ‘unfair smearing’ to Muslims, it’s the extremists themselves who are using Islam to carry out atrocities in its name.

So why don’t the moderate Muslims protest against them instead? I’m waiting for an answer… Nah, you won’t get one.

There are much easier targets for the perpetually offended and professionally aggrieved, who have even set up a new website, Love for 100 Years, on which to display their victimhood. The statement has been supported by a number of Useful Idiots, including a Rabbi, who seems to have forgotten that Islam is the sworn enemy of the Jews for all eternity.

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Muslim leaders ‘denounce’ anti-terror laws

Calm and measured response

Calm and measured response, as usual

Of course they do! How can they spread Islam in Australia and other non-Muslim countries with pesky laws designed to foil the necessary violence and intimidation, and which put ‘man-made law’ above sharia?

And why would they ever support anything done by this kafir government anyway? Don’t forget, non-Muslims are the ‘worst of beasts‘, so the last thing any self-respecting Muslim leader would do is be seen agreeing with the infidels.

But, in the spirit of coexistence (little joke there…), let’s see what the various Sheiks and Imams have to say:

1. These laws clearly target Muslims and they do so unjustly. Whilst the language of the law is neutral, it is no secret that in practice these laws specifically target Muslims. Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s commentary in selling these laws also makes this clear.

Why do you think that might be? Go on, have a guess!

2. The primary basis of these laws is a trumped up ‘threat’ from ‘radicalised’ Muslims returning from Iraq or Syria. There is no solid evidence to substantiate this threat. Rather, racist caricatures of Muslims as backwards, prone to violence and inherently problematic are being exploited. It is instructive that similar issues about Australian troops travelling abroad to fight or Jews travelling to train or fight with the Israeli Defence Force are simply never raised.

OK, let me just digest that for a minute, because my brain has just blown a number of tiny fuses. As the attorney general stated, two-thirds of those Muslims who returned from Afghanistan were later found to be involved in home-grown terror plots. And you think that those returning from the barbarism of the Islamic State would all come home and open florist shops? Do me a favour.

The caricature is all yours. What race is Islam again?

And in your view the armed forces of democratic states (like Australia or Israel) are just the same as IS terrorists? Is there any point in going on?

3. These proposals come in the same style as those which have preceded since the Howard era. An alleged threat is blown out of all proportion as the pretext, further ‘tightening’ of the laws is claimed necessary and rushed through, without proper national debate or community consultation [translation: without giving Muslims the right to veto it] The reality of the alleged threat is also exposed by the lack of correspondence between the official ‘terror threat’ level, which has remained the same since 2001, and the hysterical rhetoric from government ministers.

Probably not a good idea to use the word “blown” relating to anything Islamic – just sayin’. Muslims are in every way superior to infidels, so the starting point is that anything done by the kafir has to be ok-ed by Muslims. Unfortunately, Western democracies don’t work like that. We don’t consult with other minority religious or immigrant groups on matters of national security. You’re lucky you got a face-to-face with the PM… oh, wait, that’s right, you turned it down.

4. The Muslim community is being asked to sign off on laws and policies that have already been decided. Prime Minister Tony Abbott is merely seeking approval under the cover of consultation. He seeks that the Muslim community be on board because the policy entails the community policing itself. We refuse to provide such a rubber stamp on what is an unjust and hypocritical policy.

In your dreams! To expect the government of a democratic state such as Australia to obtain ‘sign off’ from the biggest security threat we face? Fox, chickens etc.

We also reject government attempts to divide the Muslim community into ‘radicals’ and ‘moderates’ and to use the community for its agenda.

That’s right, because there is no difference. Islam is Islam is Islam. There is no moderate Islam. Are you therefore saying that every Muslim is a dormant radical just waiting to be activated by some offensive event? Like an infidel being in front of you in the queue at Woolies?

5. As Muslims, we are as concerned about peace and security for all [Muslims?] as anyone else. At the same time, we are not naïve. We are not fooled by those who speak against violence and terrorism but are its proponents at an institutional level through military and foreign policies. We are not fooled by those who speak of peace but maintain cordial ties with dictatorial regimes abroad [translation: Israel] and who support and justify the most heinous of violence inflicted on innocent people as seen recently in Gaza.

Like firing rockets at civilians from schools and hotels? I give up. There is no way to reason with this kind of bizarre moral relativism.

It is time for the wider community to take stock and properly debate these matters, instead of continually being misled by the politicians and their fearmongering.

Translation: stop telling the truth about Islam.

If matters continue as they are, we all stand to lose.

Translation: you stand to lose, infidel.

Note that there is not one, single conciliatory statement in the entire release. Not one. Nothing. Just endless complaining.

It’s time for this country and this government to move on and deal with this issue, and if it’s without the support of ‘Muslim leaders’ then so be it.

True colours revealed (again)

That didn’t take long. Islamic leaders frequently make token gestures towards cooperation in dealing with the problem of radicals and extremism (to lull the infidels into a false sense of security), but all it takes is for the professionally aggrieved to be offended at some imagined slight of the filthy kafir, and the whole deal is off.

Rather than work with the vast majority of Australians, who want this threat of home-grown Islamic terrorism eliminated, they therefore chose to isolate themselves even further. Presumably this is merely setting the scene for yet more cries of ‘racism’ and ‘Islamophobia’:

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