What will it take for them to pull their heads out of the sand?

Over on TDB blog there was the following Headline:


The fact that Australians are under threat of being beheaded, police officers are stabbed and a woman is beheaded in America by a co -worker who tried to convert other workers to Islam does not affect the writer of the above headline in the way one would expect. Instead he says that we should be suspicious of the motives of a democratically elected government that is trying to protect its citizens from terrorism. He fails to say why we should be suspicious or what possible thing the government would have to gain by ‘ faking ‘ a danger from terrorism.

He then goes on to say that…

Australia’s “war on terror” is more like a war on Australia’s Muslim community..

WOW what  a statement. If Black power gangs all over the world were blowing up schools ( but not all of them just enough to cause terror worldwide ) should we not investigate and look closely at all gang members because not all Black power gangs are involved? What if it was Catholics or Scientologists? We are talking about a religion here NOT a race. This is NOT racism. It is pragmatic action to prevent harm.

The “war on terror” feeds on the consequences of its own actions. The harassment of Muslims that goes hand in hand with anti-terror laws, plus the Western military interference in Islamic countries, does produce some extreme responses, as we saw in the recent stabbing of two Australian police officers by a Muslim youth.

Oh so if the Police call you in for a talk they are asking to get stabbed? Normal law abiding people do not react that way. It really makes me angry that this writer blames the victims here and yes the Australian Police were the victims in this example.

The solution is not more wars, more laws and greater surveillance of the population, but a fairer and more tolerant society.

You have got to be kidding me. The extremists are counting on our tolerance and us turning the other cheek and burying our heads in the sand until it is too late. It is not tolerance to ignore danger it is stupidity.

As for the extremist ISIS group, it wouldn’t exist but for the American-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, which enabled its initial recruitment of Sunni resistance fighters. The policies of ISIS are not popular among the people it rules and it relies on the hostility of Western powers to survive. The Israeli paper Haaretz headlined a recent article: “Islamic State recruitment is soaring in the wake of US bombing” and reported that 6000 new fighters joined ISIS “since the US began targeting the group with air strikes last month.”  Western military intervention has helped ISIS politically and is part of the problem, not the solution.

Oh ok then. Best we stop fighting them as it is just encouraging them ( extreme sarcasm )

The danger is in almost every country including ours. Do you remember this?


The violence is already here. Remember this?

‘Jihad’ threat to mosque security

Islamic centre closed down as tensions between rival groups reach boiling point.

Worshippers were turned away from afternoon prayers at the Avondale Islamic Centre by security guards. Photo / Dean Purcell

Worshippers were turned away from afternoon prayers at the Avondale Islamic Centre by security guards. Photo / Dean Purcell

A mosque in Auckland has been shut down indefinitely following violent attacks and the declaration of jihad, or holy war, against private security staff hired to guard the premises.


The centre’s administrator was brutally beaten two weeks ago after issuing trespass orders to a Salafist imam and some of his supporters, and spent 10 days in hospital with fractures and eye injuries.

Mr Frost said he was assaulted twice as he was handing out six trespass orders to people causing trouble at the Blockhouse Bay Rd mosque on Sunday.

“A man spat at me and another struck me, and there was no reply from me,” he said.

One of the men then started shaking and chanting in Arabic, and Mr Frost heard some others saying the man was declaring a jihad.

“My understanding of jihad is that it is a religious assassination notice, I take this threat really seriously … and I’ll be acutely aware of the vulnerability of up to seven children in my home,” said Mr Frost.

“It appears that these [people] are radical fundamentalists … to actually put a jihad on a New Zealand citizen trying to enforce New Zealand law is ludicrous.”

-NZ Herald

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