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Taqiyya, Dhimmitude and Sydney Terrorism

Dec 16, 2014

It now seems pretty clear that the mainstream media is just about fully in bed with Islam, and will not say a word contrary to it, but will instead accept without question every single line the Muslim apologists throw at them. These guys are truly in a state of dhimmitude, allowing Islam complete reign in their coverage of the Sydney hostage crisis.

star wars 2All over our lamestream media they are featuring one Muslim apologist after another a free ride, without one contrary voice. Journalists once dug for facts, asked hard questions, and offered all sides of a debate. Today it seems the MSM has decided that Islam is always right, its critics always wrong, and there can be no negative coverage about Islam.

I have been utterly appalled at the dim-witted media dhimmies who are bending over backwards to promote Islam and help spread its message. One could seriously ask if most of the MSM is now completely in the hands of Islam. They seem incapable of any sort of objective reporting, and now simply parrot what their Muslim overlords tell them.

We must realise that in Islamic teaching Muslims are permitted to use dissimilitude and deception on the infidels to further the cause of Islam. This is called taqiyya. It seems to be rolled out now with increasing regularity, and the dupes in the MSM are just soaking it up.

We have seen this in epidemic proportions over the past day. Plenty of Muslim leaders for example are telling us the flag held in the crisis is just a nice friendly flag with some generic text about God. It of course features the shahada, the Muslim creed which all Muslims are to profess as the first pillar of Islam.

And it is of course also the text often found on many of the terror and war flags of Islam. A flag like this represents the taking of territory, and the establishment of the rule of Islam. But the gullible media simply accepts whatever the Islamic leaders are dishing up here. And it would seem they have managed to drag up just about every Muslim leader in the country.

But to see just how far down the drain of deplorable dhimmitude our media elites have gone, just imagine for a moment what would be happening right now if the hostage taker were in fact a Presbyterian Sunday school teacher, brandishing a Bible, and singing Christian hymns.

Everywhere the media would be highlighting the C word ad infinitum, ad nauseum. They would be having a field day blasting Christianity and claiming that it is surely now time to clamp down on this evil religion – one which is so intolerant, hate-filled and bigoted.

Do you think they would feature dozens of Christian apologists who would say this guy is a nutter, an extremist, and has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity? Um, I don’t think so – of course they wouldn’t. They would feature one atheist and secular humanist after another slamming Christianity.

There would be calls to monitor all sermons in churches, all Christian schools, and all Christian websites. A site like mine would certainly be targeted, and the freedom to preach the gospel would be eroded even further. It would be open season on Christianity.

But because this is a Muslim who did this, the entire focus of the MM is to push the PC line that this has absolutely nothing to do with Islam. Never mind the Islamic credentials of the hostage taker.

The hostage taker

We now know that the hostage taker is 49-year-old Iranian refugee Man Monis. He has had quite a shady history in this country, and it is just so amazing that he has been allowed to run free up until now. Just yesterday (on December 14) he posted this message online:

Islam is the religion of peace, that’s why Muslims fight against the oppression and terrorism of USA and its allies including UK and Australia. If we stay silent towards the criminals we cannot have a peaceful society. The more you fight with crime, the more peaceful you are. Islam wants peace on the Earth, that’s why Muslims want to stop terrorism of America and its allies. When you speak out against crime you have taken one step towards peace.

Two months ago a report on him said this:

A Sydney man who sent offensive letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers has been charged with an additional 40 indecent and sexual assault charges relating to his time spent as a self-proclaimed “spiritual healer”.
Man Haron Monis, 49, was arrested by sex crimes squad detectives in April and charged with the indecent and sexual assault of a woman in western Sydney in 2002.
During a court appearance at Penrith last Friday he was charged with the additional offences, including 22 counts of aggravated sexual assault and 14 counts of aggravated indecent assault relating to six other women.

A report today says this:

Monis was born Manteghi Bourjerdi and fled from Iran to Australia in 1996 where he changed his name to Man Haron Monis and assuming the title of Sheik Haron. He has gained media attention in the past for a “hate mail” campaign, protesting the presence of Australian troops in Afghanistan.
The campaign saw him and his partner Amirah Droudis post hate-filled letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers. The family of Brett Till, an Australian soldier killed by a roadside bomb in 2009, was just one of the families who received a letter.

All over the MSM one Muslim leader after another is being featured assuring us that he has nothing to do with Islam, and that we can all just go back to our business as we have nothing to worry about. Mass hypnosis and mass delusion seems to have overtaken us. We are now a nation of zombies who actually believe that a Muslim terrorising infidels in the name of Islam has nothing to do with Islam.

When we refuse to identify the enemy, then we have lost already.

www.sheikhharon.com/
www.smh.com.au/nsw/spiritual-healer-man-haron-monis-charged-with-an-extra-40-sexual-offences-20141013-115epb.html
www.9news.com.au/national/2014/12/16/00/48/sydney-hostage-taker-named-as-man-monis

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38 Responses to Taqiyya, Dhimmitude and Sydney Terrorism

  • Looks like the guy is a complete charmer. Of course we are at fault for what he did. When will we wake up from this slumber?

  • Thanks for the other side of the debate Bill. The coverage by the MSM has been atrocious and weak. Why can’t Australians have another opinion? Why are we ashamed to stand up?

  • I note the alleged “Sheikh Haron’s” web-site has been taken down.

    In the world of international espionage, spies whose cover has been “blown” may be disowned by the country they were working for: Former “assets” become “liabilities” who must be “written down”, or even “liquidated”.

    When a community comes to regard one of its more radical members as a “loose cannon”, it is not surprising that that member will be jettisoned once his or her usefulness to the community’s common cause is outweighed by the liability he or she poses to their community’s survival in a public arena where devotion to a particular deity or other spiritual entity plays no essential role.

  • Well said indeed.
    Thank you for speaking out against islam.

  • Right again Bill. There was actually a clip on channel nine with him expressing placating words of peace.

    The bail laws are not (totally) the problem. The problem occurred years ago with the near obliteration of immigration requirements – a political action of the “elites” in complete contravention of the will of the Australian people. Australian citizenship is a thing of great value that our prodigal politicians (especially those of the left wing) have very little appreciation or respect for. Unfortunately those on the right see money to be made by huge immigration and those on the left see undermining of our “establishment” by a divide and conquer mentality. As repeatedly expressed by the Australian people – we need strong immigrations laws and respect for what we have been given in this country.

  • If he was so steeped in Islam, and fighting against Australia, why not help him on the way to his reward.

    Capital punishment for treason, Prime Minister?

  • Fortunately, there are exceptions, such as Andrew Bolt who has noted that this “self-styled sheikh” was, reportedly, a real sheikh back in Iran.

  • Last night Channel 10 News interviewed our friend Keysar Trad who pushed the line that the actions of the hostage taker are in no way representative of Islam. I don’t believe him, and he’s a pretty poor choice of spokesperson anyway.

  • As I think you have said before Bill, when people tell us that Islam is a religion of peace, wethinks they protest too much. No religion at the moment is causing remotely anywhere near the kind of problems many of Islam’s followers are causing, but we don’t hear world leaders and others claiming that they are religions of peace. As you have said, Christianity, especially the evangelical kind, gets it in the neck all the time, even though we are not known for blowing people up and other horrors. If we started a campaign of claiming loudly that our religion is a religion of peace, all hell would break loose in the comment columns and pages. Of course I use the word “hell” deliberately.

  • Please help me understand…I do agree that the Taq…..that you mentioned above as a strategy exists. But I have also lived in Indonesia which also has a very, very large majority of Muslims, mostly nominal or ,moderate, ( ie, hair is covered but not a face covering or robe) The percentages ( and corresponding militant action) mentioned in someone else’s post does not apply there. I do know that in Indonesia over the past 15 years that there has been a growing trend towards more conservative dress than previously (this trend has happened the world over), and also more militant actions. But the government has consistently tried to keep itself functioning as a secular state with only certain places where sharia etc happens. Jihadists have not been happy with the secularization, and have sought to break off from Indonesia to create their own Islamic state ie. Aceh sectarian violence in years past. Nominal and moderate Muslims need to speak out against this extremism and they may be fooling themselves ( and even have their leaders fool themselves) about Islam being a religion of ,peace, as a westerner understands that word. But if we in Australia react against ,them, in a violent manner, it starts to marginalized the nominal and moderate ( who are fooling themselves or have been fooled) more which pushes them towards their more extreme leaders. How do we engage wisely? If we value freedom of religion ( which Islam doesn’t,t but Australia does)’ don’t we need to allow people to be Muslims – but have structures that realizes the danger and protects our communities ( which admittedly our media and gov,t seems to be naive about the danger). Is it possible for an Aus brand of Islam, just as Indonesia has/had that Aus allows as legal as it stays benign, or is that really the start of a slippery slope? for protective structures, The aus media shouldbe taken to task over showing of flags as this inflames both violent actions towards all Muslims as well as being a call to Muslims to be ,more Muslim, against aus. also making sure more militant brands of Islam don’t get asylum here. I,d like wisdom on how to engage without enflaming and without being naive. the Muslims are here, what do we do about it? How do we minimize the risks?

  • Thanks Catherine, but with over 360 articles on Islam, I have dealt with your concerns often, and in detail, so I won’t repeat myself here. The short answer, as I have said so often before, is to love individual Muslims and share the gospel with them, while resisting creeping sharia in the West. See here eg:
    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2010/08/01/christianity-other-religions-and-islam/

    And here:
    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2013/04/14/great-news-for-muslims/

  • Of course,not one tv report has mentioned that Lindt is against halal certification! Very telling!

  • Man Haron Monis protested along with others at a Muslim protest in Lakemba earlier this year in response to the terrorism raids. Nobody thought he was anything but a harmless nutter.

    Saying Islam is a religion of peace is like in “1984” – “War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength;” is one of the three slogans of the English Socialist Party (“INGSOC” for short) of Oceania. The goal of the INGSOC is to achieve total control over the people and, more importantly, over their minds.

  • So lets see if I understand this right.

    all heterosexuals are guilty for simply being heterosexual.
    all Christians are guilty for simply being Christian.
    all whites are guilty for simply being white.

    No matter what a muslim does, no matter how many church’s get burned down, no matter how many people get beheaded, no matter how many girls get their clitoris’s cut off, no matter how many acid attacks happen, no matter how many dishonour murders occur, it has absolutely nothing, zero, zip, nada to do with muslims or islam.

    How did I go, do I pass the lefty test and get a nice gay loving, anti Christian, anti white rainbow special star now?

  • Jeremy, I did see that reported last night, on either 9 or 7. I think it was said by someone they were interviewing in the street rather than a reporter, though. Whoever it was said that Cadbury produces halal products, but that Lindt had declined to, and suggested that could have been a factor in the choice of location.

  • Thank you for your work.

  • The spirit of judas iscariot in the churches [inter faith dialogue] – The quisling spirit in the politicians- The neville chamberlain appeasement spirit, and the denial spirit in the media. Strangely, I have found the Winston Churchill spirit very strong in Aussie pubs. Just mention moslems then watch Winston surface! There may be hope for us yet.

  • According to the rules of Islam, this “man” did nothing wrong. The murder of his ex wife was an “honour killing” – condoned by Islam. The abuse of non-Muslims – condoned by Islam. The sexual assaults on non-muslim women – condoned by Islam (remember the “cat-meat”quote?) All carried out, not by an extremist, but by an observant muslim doing jihad. Yes, Islam is the enemy, thriving in our politically correct society and waiting to destroy us. The “sympathy” and “outrage” expressed by the muslim community is a marvellous example of taqqiya. Bill, thank you for telling it like it is. May the word spread like wildfire and force our authorities to take action – NOW!

  • Philip…yes someone else told me about this, but this is in the extreme minority. The mainstream doesn’t want to report it much. There is the money they fear losing if the halal link is mentioned much.

  • Philip – Check this quote – “I think it’s pathetic,” said Halal certification authority boss Nadia El-Mouelhy, who left the siege site only minutes before the gunman stormed the cafe. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/the-fuse-of-public-fury-has-been-lit-as-terror-comes-to-sydney/story-fni0cx12-1227157289196

  • As usual, we see the perennial Keysar Trad of the “Islamic Friendship Society” popping up on the TV screen.
    Such a nice title, “Islamic Friendship Society”.
    What does that really mean, I wonder? Friendship with whom? Non-Muslims?

  • Hey Bill, I thought I might point out something I have seen, or in this case not seen.

    The greens (sarah two dads, milne and company) who can’t get in front of a camera fast enough when they bag on Israel and Australia and the west and whites in general, are absolutely nowhere to be seen, they have gone to ground. I did see a couple of really pitiful notices on their website, but apart from that zip.

    Their silence yells volumes about their priorities and morals.

  • As an Australian i am totally disgusted in politicians of this country who are selling us out to the sick,sadistic political ideology of Islam and i might add with the help of one sided reporting by this countries media. I would say more but i could not say it better than Jan Greig has in previous comment.

  • Just catching up on all this, Bill….I hope the hostages are now safe; but Christmas, and lives ruined, for the families of the two who died.
    What more does it take to wake people up? Just what?

  • So when your sitting in, say Cibo’s next week and a guy of middle-eastern appearance dressed like so, wearing a skull cap and carrying a satchel walks in you wont look up and feel your pulse quickening? Of course not, this has nothing to do with Islam or Muslims at all. How phobic!

  • If there is no problem with Islam, why is this happening in Germany? A new grassroots movement that assails the German government for ignoring its fears of being overrun by Muslims and other immigrants attracted a record 15,000 marchers on Monday in the eastern city of Dresden. http://www.smh.com.au/world/patriotic-europeans-against-the-islamisation-of-the-west-quickly-gathering-support-in-germany-20141216-128105.html

  • The MSM have absolutely no idea about Islam, even when a Muslim with a weapon is pointed against innocent Australians they are hopeless cowards refusing to understand and tell the truth, especially the Lord Mayor. Listening to the reactions of some of the public to this tradgedy – “why is this happening, how can this happen here in Australia” It’s no wonder people are reacting like this because the MSM and Islamic leaders in Australia tell them that Islam is a religion of peace, and we are a multicultural Nation accepting of all faiths and race. This week in Sydney is another consequence of Islam and accute political failure.

  • Neil Waldron you also forgot to mention that all men are guilty for simply being men.

  • Bill,
    do you think that the MSM is controlled by those who are actually pro-Islam, or simply by naive-atheist politically correct thinkers, blindly unaware of the deeper dynamics of our situation?

  • I too was appalled with the coverage by the MSM. The 3AW Breakfast Program trotted out the old “lone wolf” line, and then gave a representative from the Islamic Council free reign on their show. Stupid naive individuals have used social media to turn this awful event into a public relations win for Islam. All the attention was turned to possible retribution towards muslims!

  • A bit of each I would say Trevor.

  • What is truely scary is that Sydney was a test… See not only how the Police act, but how quickly it can be reasoned away, by politicians and the media…. I would not be surprised if this is just the start and before long we are going to be like the UK with innocent soldiers or people murdered in the street in the name of Allah… What is it going to take for us Australians to sit up and take notice… I for one am on my knees for our country as GOD is the only protection we have…

  • Actually, Bill, Christianity always gets into trouble when there is an ISLAMIC terror attack. The mention of “Islam” as the cause brings out the Christianity-haters who immediately get stuck into the Old Testament, the Crusades, Mcveigh, child abuse etc, while ignoring Islam’s crimes and coddling Muslim “victims of Islamophobia”. Islamic terror attacks tend to damage Christianity more than they damage Islam.

  • What also worries me is that as we move away from personal responsibility and sin, all people who do such things become “mentally unstable” and move under the protection reserved for those who are truly mentally incapacitated and therefore not deemed responsible for their actions. So, instead of dealing with criminals we are lenient towards dangerous persons and let them loose on innocent business owners and customers as the events in Sydney just showed. How sad and tragic when in order to be free all we have to do is confess, repent and become responsible human beings.

    Worth basing a social experiment on, couldn’t hurt, we have tried everything else. Many blessings
    Ursula Bennett

  • Catherine with all due respect, regarding Indonesia being a predominantly Muslim country and yet reasonably tolerant towards Christians, it is ranked amongst the top 50 countries in the World for persecuting Christians.

    http://www.persecution.net/indonesia.htm
    http://barnabasfund.org/UK/Indonesia.html

    If Indonesia appears to be moderate in persecuting Christians,this is because the fatalism of Islam produces Indolence. Nevertheless and to use your own words, it does not take much to inflame them.

    Why should we, for fear of inflaming a mad man, give in to his every demand? This is called appeasement.
    What we have in Islam is a strange combination of lethargy and fanaticism.
    No one has describe it better than Winston Churchill, who summed it up brilliantly in 1899:

    “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

    Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it (Islam) has vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

    Islam is determined to take over the World and needs to rooted out in any country before it is allowed to take root.

    David Skinner UK

  • The other day I offered a Greens Facebook poster 1,000 dollars if she could find a single admonition in the NT for Christians to kill non-believers. If she could, I then subtract $100 for every similar verse in the Koran. While the possibility of free money being attractive to a green, I feel that my money is safe.

    They say people have their heads in the sand. More like down a wormhole into an alternative universe where fact is fiction, fiction fact, unicorns frolic in green meadows and pixidust floats from candy-coloured clouds. I fear that few of them will find their way back.

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