extremism

Wake up Australia: Saudi Arabia’s influence on Indonesia is increasing

Saudi Arabia is getting too close for comfort to Indonesia. It has already been revealed that funding from SA and other gulf states to the extremist Islamic sect of Wahhabism is scaring moderate Muslim leaders in Australia who are begging the government to intervene. Now I am wondering if Saudi Arabia is also building up military support from the largest Islamic population in the world that is right on Australia’s doorstep.

Not for almost half a century has Saudi Arabia’s King graced Indonesia with his presence, but that’s all about to change, in a big way.

…the ambassador said the King’s six days in Bali would not disrupt the holiday island, a signal bikini-clad women could still roam free.

The fact that people even considered that his visit would impact the freedom of citizens to dress how they like shows just how much power the Saudi Arabian King is perceived to have over Indonesia already.

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Does it take extremism to stop extremism?

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For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In our society the word extreme has negative connotations. If anyone suggests countering an extreme action with an extreme reaction most people feel very uncomfortable. ?I will start with a simple story to illustrate my point.

When I was at primary school the next-door neighbour’s son was given an air rifle for his birthday. One day when I was outside playing with my dog he pointed his rifle across the fence and shot at my dog. Luckily he missed but my screams of outrage were heard by his father. His father asked me what had happened and I told him. I expected him to react by telling the boy off and taking the air rifle off him for a period of time. To my great shock the boy’s father grabbed the air rifle put it on the firewood chopping block and smashed it to pieces in front of me and his crying son.

I felt bad because I felt that the punishment was extreme. Admittedly if?the boy had succeeded in shooting my dog ( his intention ) or had accidentally shot me in the eye and blinded me, I would not have felt that way. The only reason neither I or my dog were injured was dumb luck.

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Air rifle pellet embedded in child’s face

Because of the ” extreme “action his father took, I and my dog were never shot at again. Because of the “extreme” action ?his father took I was 100% safe ?from being shot at by his son for the rest of my time living in that house. No one was hurt physically by his “extreme”action but he prevented any possibility of injury to me and my dog.

If an ” extreme ” action or actions could make us 100% safe from Islamic terrorism in the West should we consider it if it would kill no one and physically harm no one?

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Muslim killed by another Muslim for wishing Christians a happy Easter

A Muslim has killed another Muslim for wishing Christians a happy Easter on Facebook.

Did this happen in Karachi or Islamabad? No.

What about in Syria or Iraq? No. It happened in Glasgow.

A popular shopkeeper was stabbed to death by another Muslim in a “religiously prejudiced” attack hours after posting an Easter message on Facebook to “my beloved Christian nation”.

Asad Shah, 40, a devout Muslim originally from the Pakistani city of Rabwah, had his head stamped on during a savage attack, according to one eyewitness.

Around four hours earlier the victim wrote online: “Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation.

“Let’s follow the real footstep of beloved holy Jesus Christ and get the real success in both worlds.”

On Friday afternoon, police confirmed that a 32-year-old Muslim man had been arrested in connection with Mr Shah’s death. ? Read more »

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Photo Of The Day

Photo: Peter Greste Twitter

Photo: Peter Greste Twitter

Meditation Helped Me Survive An Egyptian Jail,

Says Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste

Peter .. Free in Cyprus! Feels sweet.

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First the armed forces, now the police are told not to wear uniforms

This does my head in. ? By the time that the armed forces and the police are cowering in the face of terrorism, what is a citizen to do?

Police forces across Britain were on alert last night after a warning of an Islamic State-style plot to kidnap and behead an officer.

More than 7,000 officers in the West Midlands were warned they were in imminent danger following a telephone threat.

Police chiefs in Britain?s second largest force were so concerned at the ?anonymous but credible? threat that they stopped officers going off duty until they had attended a security briefing.

However, it was reported that senior officers feared a female officer would be targeted for ‘shock factor’.

A source told the Daily Mirror: ‘It is known police are worried jihadists are going to behead an officer.

‘They believe they want to target a WPC for shock factor. The fear is a terror cell will think female officers make easier targets.’

Other forces urgently reviewed safety precautions and warned officers not to wear their uniform or ID badge when off duty ? normally they are allowed to wear uniform when travelling to and from work. Read more »

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