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Why the Jihadists are Winning

Dec 16, 2014

OK, so this is where we have managed to come as a Western nation: a devout Muslim, fuelled by Islamic ideology, commits a horrific act of terror on the streets of an Australian city, killing two innocent people, and our lamestream media manages to turn this into a case of a poor misunderstood Muslim being bullied by evil Australians!

We now have a new pitiful victim. The two dead innocent Aussies? No, the Muslim hostage taker of course! He and the entire Muslim community are the real victims here, and we are somehow the bad guys. Go figure. This is where we are now at. Our leaders and media elites are now completely certified dhimmis.

media 4Jihad has come to our streets, but all the MSM wants to do is tell us that jihad has not come to our streets. It has taken an actual real-life event and completely spun it on its head. No, this was not an Islamic attack and it had nothing to do with Islam. That must be the case, because the media has had one Muslim leader after another telling us that this is the case. So it must be true.

We have Muslims killing infidels in the name of Allah, yet all the MSM can do is harp on and on about are all those evil Australian “racists” and “xenophobes” out there. Just whose side are they on anyway? And that of course is a rhetorical question.

While the 16 hour hostage drama unfolded, I wrote two articles on this tragic situation. Now that it is over, a number of good articles are appearing. Let me draw your attention to a few of them. Larry Pickering, among others, picked up on this foolishness that Man Monis was a lone wolf with no following:

The cries of “lone wolf attack” echo through the media as a politically correct alternative to “Islamic terrorism”. But the warped Muslim mind of, Sheik Man Haron Monis, was there for all to see on his facebook page, with more than 14,000 “likes”… well it was there before some embarrassed person took it down.
Isn’t it strange that a lone wolf can have so many other wolves following him ready and willing to join in the kill? Not really, not if you really want to believe in lone wolves… you know, the ones that belong in the feeble minds of the far Left and the apologists for Islamic terrorism. The truth is that the lone wolf belongs in fairy tales like Three Little Pigs, just wait, the rest of the pack are right behind him.

Others have pointed out this inconvenient truth about followers on Facebook:
Premier Mike Baird – 11,500
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore – 6,500
Man Haron Monis – 14,725 (before his profile was taken down yesterday….an outcast of the Muslim community)

And the idiotic idea that Islam is the victim here, and we have to worry about poor Muslims being exposed to some campaign of hate by the ones being killed is nicely dealt with by Chris Kenny. He says in part:

We need to come to grips with a blunt reality; Islamic extremist terrorism, whether it is carried out by highly organised groups or deranged loners, whether it is imported or homegrown, is a real and present danger. Our broader community and media need to deal with this reality in the matter of fact way that our security forces do.
The few isolated cases of Islamophobic responses have normally been strongly dealt with and denounced by our citizens, not to mention our authorities. They are always regrettable and intolerable but are far from the norm — such behaviour is simply not Australia’s way — and any attempt to find equivalence between them and deadly acts of terrorism is insulting to the victims of terror.
Yet, even while our fellow Australians were still cowering at the hands of an extremist gunman yesterday, social media was abuzz with a feel-good hashtag campaign to suggest Muslim Australians would be safe on our public transport.
Muslims are safe on our public transport each and every day. In the huddled crowds at Martin Place yesterday there were Muslim women with head scarfs, mingling in the crowd sharing their concerns along with their fellow non-Muslim Australians. That is our way. The idea that Australia needs to prove its plurality and tolerance is as wrongheaded as it is silly.

Andrew Bolt also has weighed into this:

Must we always feign this surprise when a terrorist is found to be — gasp — Muslim? Surely we can finally drop this absurd game given that 21 of the 21 people jailed for terrorism offences here in the past couple of decades were Muslim, as are 19 of the 20 proscribed terrorist groups in Australia. Surely we’re entitled to conclude that something specific to Islam seems to license violence, given we have just as many Buddhists here as Muslims, yet not one Buddhist has killed here for his faith.

Finally, Bernard Gaynor offers us a few home truths which we must come to terms with. He presents “five things the mainstream media is spinning wrong about the Islamic addition to Christmas festivities in Australia over the last 24 hours:

1. We couldn’t see this coming. Apparently, we could never see this coming. This was an attack we thought we could never see in Sydney. That’s what the Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird, said this morning. Hello! Mike! Is there anyone home? Australians aren’t goldfish. We can remember things for more than three seconds. Like, for instance, the fact that 800 police descended upon Sydney just a few weeks ago to prevent some peaceful follower of the religion of peace from peacefully severing some random Aussie’s head. In Martin Place. Right where the Lindt Café stands. Anyone who couldn’t see this coming has had their head in the sand and their backside pointed skywards, almost as if they have already embraced Islam.
I’m guessing, however, that most people would not have expected the news that the deranged gunman was actually on bail. For a multitude of sexual offences and in relation to his wife’s murder (she was peacefully set on fire). Or that this bloke had a habit of sending abusive letters to the families of Australian soldiers who died in Afghanistan.
Who needs to worry about the Islamic threat when our own legal system holds the safety of Australians in such contempt that it would let this guy run free? But I can think of no better advertisement for the actual truth of Islam than the fact that a murderous sexual deviant would stroll into the heart of Sydney for his last stand under the most famous words of Mohammed….

4. Islamic leaders have condemned this violence. Apparently Australia’s Grand Mufti has condemned the Lindt Café siege. And with that, the media went running on their way to talk about how Muslims fear for their lives, living in such a racist country like Australia.
But the truth is that Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohamed has a lot of hide to issue such a statement. This is the same man that sent a statement to the Federal Senate in October claiming that new anti-terror laws inhibited his religious freedom. You read that right. Nothing further needs to be said. The Grand Mufti’s statement says it all: it is an open admission that Islam promotes terrorism. The real question is this: why has the media barely reported this at all?

5. The Islamic Community suffers from this. The last 24 hours are wreaking a terrible toll on the Islamic community, if you believe the media. Give me a break. This is the ultimate good cop/bad cop routine. Some dude walks into a café and kills two people. In return, the Islamic apologists are given huge air time. The Premier of New South Wales convenes video conferences with the bloke who claims new anti-terror laws impinge religious freedom and interfaith prayer services are held at mosques around the nation. Politicians are jumping over themselves to promote Islam. And it’s all because, under the Islamic flag, two Australians were gunned down. Like I said, give me a break.
And, of course, the social media numpties have gone nuts. #illridewithyou has taken off. It is, of course, a completely empty gesture designed only to reinforce the arrogant feelings of moral superiority held by those who promote tolerance at the expense of our nation’s safety. And nothing shows the vacuous nature of the moral do-gooders than the fact that they don’t do any good at all. They just ‘Twitter’ good, like gods from on high. Apparently, that is even better than actually doing anything at all.
If you support the idea of Islamic rule and Sharia law, the last 24 hours have shown that murdering two Australians is pretty much all it takes to get everyone who is anyone to show deference and submission. It’s not exactly a great deterrence. So expect more violence to come.

I am so glad a few other sensible and sober voices are being heard on this. With the MSM having basically sold its soul to the devil – in this case, an Islamic devil – it is so refreshing to hear a few folks who have not yet lost their marbles and joined the zombie hordes.

pickeringpost.com/story/and-allah-said-to-the-lone-wolf-go-forth-and-multiply-/4276
www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/sydney-siege-alarm-bells-should-ring-over-latest-islamic-wake-up-call/story-fn8qlm5e-1227158284694
www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/denial-of-islamic-fundamentalism-puts-us-in-danger/story-fni0ffxg-1227158594602
bernardgaynor.com.au/predictably-getting-the-lindt-cafe-siege-wrong/

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15 Responses to Why the Jihadists are Winning

  • So many are avoiding the word terrorist. However, “Commonwealth Criminal Code defines a terrorist act as any action that a) causes or threatens harm to life, property, risk to health, or disruption of electronic infrastructure; b) is motivated by a political, religious or ideological cause; and c) is intended to intimidate the government or the public in general. (See section 100.1 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code)” or you can just look it up in the dictionary.. There is an ‘and’ in this definition and all three requirements were met by this person.

    I just saw the llridewithyou tag changed to #illridewithyoutothe airport on Facebook….

  • The reason for the West having no answer to Islam is that the moral and spiritual courage coupled with martial vigour and discipline that once characterised Christianity in the West was long ago jettisoned. It its place are sentimentality and a pietism that paralyse all thought and action. These act as coping mechanism for dealing with situations beyond one’s control. The west suffers from Stockholm syndrome.

    http://www.academia.edu/334788/Stockholm_Syndrome_Radical_Islam_and_the_European_Response

    David Skinner UK

  • The MSM reflect a general malaise in Australia, one that has seen the decline of Christian values over the past 50 years.
    In a Byron Bay bookshop, there’s an entire section given to Vampire literature. Churches have been decommissioned in country towns, ostensibly because the demographic has changed, but it’s hard to get away from the realisation that very few are willing to step into the Home Missions breach.
    Rev. Robert Mitchell, in an address to the Presbyterian General Assembly in Melbourne in 1902, said that the harvest was ripe and there was a call to Home Missions, but an inordinate number of Australian Christians still think that a real missionary is one who goes overseas.
    The MSM reflect this general mish-mash that we have run up the flagpole in all its atheistic, agnostic, existential delusion.
    Some culture-brokers declare Jesus to be a “crank” while others “toodlepip” those who raise the Gospel as being weak-minded saps to religion.
    That’s how much they know about the Reformation. They know even less about Islam while commenting on Islamic terrorism as being nothing new in the history of barbarism.
    They’ll be most surprised by an ideology that is determined to destroy the values that suddenly don’t matter anymore.

  • Our ignorance is obvious as we cow tow to Muslim Leaders. We should not be according them the status of equality with our own Christian leaders but our ignorant multicultural stance demands it. We have simply handed over our birthright and sold out our children. It is false ‘love your neighbour’ to not recognise we are parleying with the devil in this acceptance of Islam as the peace-loving religion it wants to portray itself. We don’t have to terrorise Muslims, we can love them, but without exalting their religion. Ignorance is not always bliss!

  • Thanks again Bill for a great article and resource to counter the spin out there

  • Thank you for these media quotes. Do they provoke any reaction among the broader swathe of media numpties – some cause to pause and reflect upon their own asininity?
    This PC certainly is strong poison. It is preventing our political and social ‘elites’ from seeing the bleeding obvious. There are none so blind as those who will not see.

  • Good article Bill. Thanks

  • It appears to me there are so many verses in the Koran that are unconstitutional. To be very faithful to the Muslim faith requires behavior that is illegal. If the so called moderates don’t think the verses that promote violence don’t apply then maybe we need just the abridged copy made available and the other illegal. After all, the children of the moderates may prove to be more loyal if their book stays intact.

  • As with homosexuality, Nazism and Marxism we can love the Muslim and hate the ideology and practice of Islam.

    David Skinner UK

  • But don’t you see the big picture, they want to get rid of us pesky Jews and Christians. You see, they really like what islam teaches, they just want them to do the dirty work and get rid of us icky conservatives, then they will all live in kumbya singing hippy songs, sometime around when they get their heads removed from their bodies, then the muslims will kill each other and vola, you have a depopulation success. The greens win in the end they don’t even have to worry about abortion any more, or euthanasia, they will just let mo and abulla and hessian take us all out.

    They just want us all dead, the method is irrelevant.

  • So many heroes in my world today – Bill Muehlenberg, Larry Pickering, Andrew Bolt, Bernard Gaynor and the 2nd to last comment in Cut and Paste (The Australian) today – 17/12.
    All discerning and unafraid to speak the truth about Islam, Muslims and Australia. Specifically the Sydney siege. Thank you. My faith in modern-day heroes has been fully restored. As for the television coverage yesterday morning (my car was being serviced so I was force-fed 3 hours of Channel 9) yuk, a terrible memory of sycophantic and inaccurate and repetitive reporting, which will take weeks to erase. I stopped watching all television four years’ ago, starting with the ABC’s News 24 and now glean news a day old from The Australian, which is the best of a bad bunch. Nothing more to add. Thank you again. Please form a political party and I will vote for you all!

  • It seems that the same old thing just repeats – as if mankind has a repeat programme inserted in their brain. Everyone ignored warnings about Hitler – and look what happened. Not all Germans accepted his philosophy – just as not all Muslims accept jihad philosophy.
    It does, however, remain that jihad attacks are becoming all too common and have now moved in our direction. Complacency and an ‘let’s not offend anyone’ PC attitude has us sitting on our hands and doing nothing!

  • I fully understand why ISIS called for single attacks on the west, now. Considering that most of the operatives for ISIS are from the west they know the malady that is political correctness that is investing our society. They know that they could say right to the people’s faces that they intend to bring the war to Australia by doing lone attacks and there will be plenty of people to say that these such attack ar the result of “lunatics” and not real Islam. They have seen how weak and feckless the west is and they are using that against us to destroy us from within. It is amazing how so many people are “compassionate” and yet they are willing to ignore the massive crimes committed. For some reason humans can be extremely delusional.

  • Yes, not all Muslims are terrorists, but the funny thing is, ALL terrorists are FOR SURE Muslims!

    Even though the fundamentalists are only but a small percentage, please DO NOT forgets that equals to millions of them in actual number. That is millions, not a few, hundreds or thousands.

    Muslim’s children are taught to kill infidels as young as the age of two. Brain washed to the demonic believes that they are doing justice to the world in the name of their sun god Allah. The perverted lifestyles of pedophilia, polygamy, sodomy, rape and of course murder are highly regarded as great virtue to a true Muslim, of which are also an aspirations to the moderate Muslims.

    WHY do we still need another wake-up call?

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