Jihad in Sydney

As I write, the Islamic hostage situation in Sydney is still underway, now for over seven hours. One or more militants with their Islamic flag are holding at least 13 hostages, and the entire scene is developing right now before the eye of the world. So this is a very preliminary piece of course and not a final word on the situation by any means.

lindtThe Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place is the place of this ongoing drama. Lindt chocolates are of course non-halal, so this may be a partial factor in all this. But this is a strategic location. Parliament, government offices, the financial district, and Channel 7 are all in the immediate area.

Reports of bombs found at the Sydney Opera House, and so on, are also being aired. Evidently five hostages have now made it out safely. So this is a developing story which could go on for quite some time now. However, some preliminary things can be mentioned here.

As I was being driven to where I will be speaking all week in Perth, I heard various radio reports on this case. And incredibly I heard plenty of the usual nonsense already: this may have been triggered by Australian actions; it is not real Islam; we have to be careful not to alienate Muslims, etc, etc.

Indeed, the mainstream media is still terribly hesitant to use the M word or the I word. Never mind that rather Muslim-looking men with at least one IS flag are seemingly behind all this. Never mind that this all fits perfectly with the avowed goals of the militant jihadists.

I just finished telling a group of students this morning that we really should take seriously any group which openly tells us they plan to kill us. For 1400 years the political ideology of Islam has made it crystal clear that it seeks a universal caliphate where everyone bows the knee to Allah and sharia law – or else.

And with at least 240 million deaths at the hand of Islam, we really should start taking them seriously. And all the more so with radical groups like IS who have much more recently said time and time again that their members will be specifically targeting the West.

Since 9/11 alone, there have been 24,621 Islamic terror attacks around the globe. This is not, and has never been, the religion of peace. We must be absolutely clear about who our enemy is. A political ideology which hates the West and wants it destroyed must never be underestimated or ignored.

As G. Murphy Donovan has recently written, we must understand “Islamism, Islamofascism, and Islam”. He explains:

If only ten percent of Muslims (150 million) are militant, then the threat is substantial by any measure.
Neologisms are born when ordinary language fails to capture a phenomenon or an idea. Terms like Islamism and “Islamofascism” fill a void of meaning. Yes, the majority are not terrorists. They are worse! Passive aggressors might be a better description for most of the silent Muslim majority.
Germans were Nazis in the beginning? The numbers never have to be large. Militancy and terror are usually a minority and minorities still prevail. A kinetic vanguard can always depend on the silence and apathy of majorities. The Islamist menace is no different today.
Indeed, the propagandists and the swords are the lesser of two evils. We know what they believe, what they fight for, and we see what they do on a daily basis. Militants make no secret of their Islamic motivation. Whatever the number of radicals, they will never be as numerous, or as guilty, as the larger Ummah which is routinely disingenuous, routinely apathetic, routinely absolved, routinely hypocritical, and routinely given a pass on accountability.
Most Americans and Europeans believe that most Muslims are innocents. How is this different than what most Muslims believe? Sadly, the great crimes of any century are more a function of apathy and appeasement, and less a product of militancy. Apathy and denial about the Islamism problem is as much a problem in the West as it is in the East.
A malignant force, once set in motion, tends to stay in motion unless confronted by an equal or superior force (hat tip to Isaac). The real strength of Islamists is the apathy of 57 Muslim nations worldwide, a sixth of the world’s population. Islamofascism is an Ummah community problem. The progressive West cannot save the Islamic East from itself.
Calling Islamists criminals, militants, radicals, fundamentalists, or even terrorists might be necessary but not sufficient. These are half-truths, euphemisms at best. Proselytizers, apologists, and jihadists must also be linked precisely, directly, and routinely to the ideology that motivates them. Without motive, crime or any barbarity would not be a problem. That culture is Islam!

This is the Communism of our day which we face. Millions died during the Cold War as the godless ideology of Communism sought to attain global hegemony. Today the jihadists are involved in the same cause. What we find happening all over the world is the outworking of this centuries-old ideology which has always thrived on bloodshed, fear and terror.

By the time this article is posted, things may have changed radically at Martin Place. For now, the area is in lockdown, and the whole world is focused on this. We can and we must of course pray as this terrible drama unfolds. So many innocent people are being directly impacted by all this.

If all this does indeed turn out to be yet another Islamic terror attack, it will hopefully serve as a real wakeup call. Our political leaders need to get real – they need to get with the program here. We must insist that our leadership stops playing games, stops the failed policy of appeasement, and starts getting real about an enemy which has vowed our destruction.

Postscript

Having just watched some 6pm television news coverage from the mainstream media, I should mention that the ‘defend Islam at all costs’ offensive by clueless dhimmies is now in full swing. Many Muslim leaders were interviewed, all assuring us that this has nothing to do with Islam.

One even claimed that 99.99 per cent do not support terrorism. Um, no. We know that a good 10 to 20 per cent of Muslims do indeed support jihad and violence, and that figure is much higher in some countries. But trying to deceive a gullible West into believing that killing in the name of Islam has nothing to do with Islam is a classic tactic of the Muslim community, and their duped supporters in the media.

www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/11/islamism_islamofascism_and_islam.html#ixzz3LwZUe9mW

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26 Replies to “Jihad in Sydney”

  1. Since 9/11 alone, there have been 24,621 Islamic terror attacks around the globe.

    As I think I’ve mentioned before, to put that figure in context, it is only of attacks that have resulted in death at the hands of the terrorists. As it stands at the moment (and, God willing, the way it will stay), the Sydney siege won’t change that number, because nobody has been killed. We can only wonder how much higher that figure would be if non-fatal terror attacks were included.

  2. Not all Muslim’s are terrorists But all terrorists are Muslims, The one thing both have in common is they all get their instruction from the Koran

  3. I have already posted twice on FB what I call the Dirty Harry Corollary (or Defence):
    “If a knife-wielding man is chasing a woman down the street, I DO NOT assume he is collecting for Red Cross.”

    When perpetrators make their intentions clear, we do not have to cast about for “innocent” explanations, excuses, or engage in hand-waving “love, respect and forgiveness” – we have to make sure they lose the encounter with the Australian/State law they have broken.

    And if they have no respect for that law, and do not consider themselves bound to obey it, then they have self-excluded themselves from Australian society. Therefore the government can have only one option – complete the exclusion process.

  4. We always prefer to avoid facing terrifying threats in the first instance because we don’t want to be the next target. And the Jihadists know this. But they have been stopped before and they know this too.

    If our current leadership wont face facts then they will have to be replaced just as Churchill replaced Chamberlain. Appeasement does not work for democrats faced with totalitarians; ever.

  5. Thank you again Bill for a timely informative article adding truth to the situation. It seems a subplot to the demands that are forthcoming from the aggressor is that non halal certification has unintended consequences for the one not complying and a target with lights on for the aggressor . I think no I know it is important that this and a range of issues such as Sharia law and finance be addressed in Government Business and society forum with clear action taken for the correct National Interest to be served.

  6. Can you believe the insanity of the #illridewithyou crap? So an Islamist terrorises innocent people and these PC do-gooders immediately defend the Islamists. As if Australia is perpetually ready for Islamic genocide.

    This country is going mad.

  7. We are constantly reminded by people like Prince Charles [1] and David Cameron [2] that Islam is a religion of peace. They will often speak of how much Britain owes to Muslims fighting on our side during WW1 [2] Didn’t Churchill say, in 1899, during the reign of Queen Victoria, “Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die.”
    Yet by WW11, things had changed and the Muslims were clearly showing their fascist colours. [3]

    John McTernan of Defend the Faith wrote:

    ‘When Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone:
    At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:
    From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.
    They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law.
    When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris — car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam — Mohammed cartoons).
    After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:
    At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:
    From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:
    After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:
    100% will usher in the peace of “Dar-es-Salaam” — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:
    Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.
    It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France , the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.’ [4]
    Homosexual MP Simon Hughes wants a Muslim to become Prime Minister of Britain. [5] David Cameron is going to make Britain the Islamic financial capital of the world. [6]
    My view is shut down all mosques and Islamic ghettos. Stop any future immigration of Muslims into our countries, unless they can show clear evidence of having renounced Islam. Finally any Muslim with a record of promoting Islam or expressing anti- Christian morality and values, should be deported to any Muslim country of their choice.

    [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLJAKp1pUO0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBoG7QUfq9s

    [2] https://uk.search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&type=B211GB0D20141013&p=david+cameron+islam+religion+of+peace+youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bup3ESi0Zc
    [3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy3aDIatrY0
    [4] http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/tracking_influence_of_muslims.htm
    [5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1ugsVMarRA
    [6] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JibcCxszy4

    David Skinner UK

  8. What I found fascinating about all the pronouncements made by leaders, both here and around the world, is that the hostages, their families and the people of Sydney were “in their prayers “.
    Which made me wonder, who were they praying to and does it really matter?
    We would have no doubt who the PM was praying to and who knows who Bill Shorten prays to. We had a Rabbi, an Imam and a Catholic priest praying in the Lakembla mosque. We’re they praying to the same god?
    And the PM of India, no doubt a Hindi praying for them ( which one of the 350 million gods I wonder?)
    But in the end, who you pray to and which god you pray to I surely the issue at the heart of the Islamist who has the hostages.
    He believes that his god Allah is the ONLY true god and Muhammed is his messenger- it’s what the flag said.
    Meanwhile, I’ll pray to my God that His will be done and for His forgiveness of the perpetrator of this action, in the name of His Son.

  9. Clearly since Prince Charles is a great advocate of family planning and population control, Islam is the perfect and most effective remedy for overcrowding. No need for abortion clinics, condoms, and contraceptive pills that must put a huge strain on the public purse. Just leave it to Muslims and the job will be done free of charge.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/7815069/Prince-of-Wales-calls-for-population-control-in-developing-world.html

    We are told that Turkey is a model of democracy and tolerance and yet to this day it denies the genocide it conducted against Armenians in 1915

    http://www.history.com/topics/armenian-genocide

    David Skinner UK

  10. Well summed up Bill – apathy, naievity & appeasement is the big problem of our country here & if we dont wake up quickly we will find ourselves like UK & France

  11. And true to dhimmy form the commentator on the ABC last night made the distinction between Muslims and “Non muslims”. No, I am not a “non muslim” I am a Christian!
    And Mike Baird did a good job of trying to hold up the morale of Sydney-siders and prevent a melt down of the economy by his rhetoric, but really, if those values he talks about that unite us are not placed firmly in the hand of the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, as they of course are even if unacknowledged, but without that connection made they will disintegrate under the pressure of those who have a deeper conviction than us complacent aussies, though be it their roots are planted in the kingdom of darkness. It is time to remember and reclaim our Christian heritage and be proud of it and stand unashamedly under the banner of the living savior and Lord today.
    Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  12. The Media (Across all main stream Channels) are completely deluded, pampering to the Muslim religion…. Its quite unbelievable, but yet predictable sadly…

    I would honestly hate to see what their reaction would have been if it was a Christian who did this?

  13. TheReligionOfPeace.com’s counter is now up to 24,626, and although they show a picture of the Sydney hostages, it seems that the Sydney terror attack is not yet included in that figure.

  14. Now that this very sad episode has concluded, it appears that the perpetrator has been a troubled soul and perhaps a loner for quite a time.

    The MSM and the Muslim spokespeople will no doubt excuse the whole thing as the actions of an unfortunate.

    There remains one glaring fact, and that is, deranged or not, Monis represented himself as acting in accord with the teachings of Islam.

    There is no way that a deranged person could do what Monis has done and realistically represent himself as a follower of Jesus.

  15. To Damien,
    I agree, it certainly seems we are going mad, but its more serious than that. The entire and ongoing episode indicates a horrifying moral vacuum and a national inability to deal with evil, and even to comprehend what evil is. If God’s righteousness is not known, evil cannot be properly defined, understood or addressed.

    The “I’ll ride with you”campaign is a symptom of that. Please note that there is no corresponding campaign by these people of support for the victim’s families, or those taken hostage. They are on a moral crusade. The protection of Islam’s name and practitioners is paramount. The “lone wolf syndrome” exculpates Islam and Moslems, regardless of the fact that the Koran was his foundation for action.

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, that the white Western world has been taught and conditioned to be unable to fight. We are continually being told to be tolerant and inclusive, which is now right up there with the first commandment, and even supersedes it. We don’t know how to think resistance, to even know how to act on the thought if it arises. And if it does arise, we are to squash it, because it is now an evil thought or impulse.

    Concerning the siege, and what I know of it, surely the kidnapper could have been shot through the window before the flag went up. He was clearly visible and apart from others. One slow moving heavy weight bullet (rather than a light weight high speed more easily deflected bullet) could have ended it all right there, and two lives and a lot of trauma could have been saved. There is also another way it could have been handled with a similar impulse, but that’s another subject.
    Possibly though, the thought that the thug had a back pack of bombs was a brake on swift action.

    A thought to remember. Even though it ended fatally for the Muslim, it will not deter others, as death is the gateway to martyrdom and paradise, and seeing what disruption and media attention it caused attracted, those things plus the Islamic teachings make a repeat attack a certainty. We are not dealing with rational people, or people just like us, with a common perspective.

    Ursula, you raise a good point. We are not “non-Muslims”. We are Christians because our reference point is Jesus Himself, not Muslims or Islam or Mohammed.

  16. Bill,
    While reflecting more on the Lindt Cafe siege pursuant to my previous post, I realised that the “I’ll sit with You” (Muslims) campaign is an example of the conditioning against resistance that I spoke of. Every effort is made to head off an appropriate response of anger and identification of cause. This is put forward as the “typifying the best of Australia” in place of serious questions about this satanic faith and its consequent behaviours. Nowhere, except in isolated areas or instances, is a resistance to evil, or even a commitment to God’s goodness even visible. Here and other websites excluded!

    A natural and righteous anger response is reduced to an undesirable “backlash” which is to be quashed, instead of as above, Islam coming under serious examination of its intrinsic value/worthiness, and of its value, if any, to us as a nation. The tag “Islamophobia” is re-interpreted to mean hatred (instead of fear) of Islam, and applied to people who point out the truth about Islam. Fear of social condemnation inhibits bravery and virtue, and allows the left wing apologists to rule the day.
    We have no moral leadership, church or state, that is patriotic, Godly or even, it seems, virtuous. These qualities have been replaced by “love”, “tolerance” and “inclusion”, the essential pillars of multiculturalism, the destructive new religion.

  17. There was an article regarding the #Illridewithyou campaign on the UK Daily Mail’s web site yesterday, a site which permits comments and also the green (like) or red (dislike) flagging of such comments as well as the option of a Reply.

    One of the many positive comments about the campaign – in itself, a real concern – had been ‘red flagged’ by about 500 compared to 100 green flags (which gave me some hope!). However, one person had ‘replied’ to that particular post with an incredulous “How can people red flag this?” (which received similar red-green flag treatment).

    It highlighted to me 2 things: Just how many of these ‘instant campaigns’ can be generated by things like Twitter and the ‘power’ given to them by the ‘viral effect’ of social media, ably abetted of course by the MSM; and 2. just how out of touch many such people are with the reality of what Islam represents and how difficult such campaigns are to counter.

    We see many articles on this site about the dumbing down of Christians, but when I see campaigns such as #Illridewithyou this and the incredulous responses of people who dare to differ, I see just how big a problem the church now has in reacting them.

    Roger Birch, UK

  18. We keep being told the home grown terrorists are disaffected youth. This guy might be disaffected but he is not youth.

  19. I wrote:

    TheReligionOfPeace.com‘s counter is now up to 24,626, and although they show a picture of the Sydney hostages, it seems that the Sydney terror attack is not yet included in that figure.

    It now stands at 24,633, and they have yet to include Sydney in the list.

    The caption under their “picture of the week” (which for a day or so had the Sydney hostages), says:

    Hey, how bout that? It only took the Religion of Peace eight hours to transcend the shock and horror in Sydney… with a schoolhouse massacre of over 100 innocent children (in the name of Allah).

  20. Since 9/11 alone, there have been 24,621 Islamic terror attacks around the globe.

    The counter at TheReligionOfPeace.com (TROP) is now up to 24,662, and Sydney is finally included on the list, effectively at No. 24,655.

    So in the time from when Bill wrote this article six days ago until TROP included the attack on its list, 34 fatal attacks were carried out. This is consistent with TROP’s claim that such attacks occur at about the rate of five a day.

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