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When a Nation Sides With Its Enemies

Dec 20, 2014

Is Australia the only nation in the world that actually sides with its avowed enemies? Is this the only country that experiences a major terror attack on its own streets, and then sides with the attacker against the innocent victims? Is this the only place where terrorists are accorded victim status, while the real victims are seen as the troublemakers?

That sure is the impression that we get with the Sydney jihad attack and its aftermath. It seems every politician in the country, along with every media outlet in the land, are doing their best to make life cosy and cushy for jihadists, while making life miserable for ordinary men and women going about their normal business.

From the Prime Minister on down, and all throughout the MSM, we are being told over and over again in mantra fashion that the Sydney Islamic terror attack has nothing to do with Islam, and Muslims happen to be the victims here. Go figure.

A guy sheds the blood of innocent men and women on the streets of a major city in the name of Allah and Islam, and our ruling elites go nuts in defending him and his faith, while attacking the rest of us ordinary Australians. We are somehow the bad guys who need laws to keep us from being so hateful. But more on this in a moment.

In the meantime the nation’s only Muslim Federal MP is going to great lengths to assure us that the Sydney Islamic jihadist had absolutely nothing to do with Islam. Ed Husic, a Labor MP from Sydney, claims – supposedly with a straight face – that the attack by Islamic cleric Monis was not religiously motivated.  (He was the one who swore on a Koran as he took office in 2013.)

Never mind the shahada, the IS flag requests, and statements like this made the day before the attack: “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.”

Yet our Islamic MP – not surprisingly – wants us all to believe that Islam is not even on the radar for this guy. And of course the resurrection of Jesus has nothing to do with Christianity. But it is not just a jaundiced and biased media and political leadership who are bending over backwards in letting Islam off the hook here. Our police and security services are doing exactly the same thing.

bias crime 1Speaking of bias, some of them even now have “bias crimes” that they are policing. As a news report last year began: “Racial, sexual and religiously motivated crimes are being investigated by a specialist hate-crimes unit set up by NSW Police. The Bias Motivation Unit – the idea for which was prompted by the 2005 Cronulla riots and is modelled on FBI squads in the US – is being tested in two city and two regional areas, with plans to extend it across the state.”

The NSW police site offers us more on this:

What is a bias crime?
A bias crime is a criminal offence motivated against persons, associates of persons, property or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by an offender’s bias against an individual’s or group’s actual or perceived; race, religion, ethnic/national origin, sex/gender, gender identity, age, disability status, sexual orientation or homeless status.
A bias incident is an incident committed against persons, associates of persons, property or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by an offender’s bias against an individual’s or group’s actual or perceived; race, religion, ethnic/national origin, gender, gender identity, age, disability status, sexual orientation or homeless status but does not constitute a criminal offence.
The effect of bias crime on victims
Feeling isolated and vulnerable
Feeling that your self respect has been taken away from you
Feeling embittered, angry, frustrated
Having a sense of self blame
Protecting yourself and finding yourself on the wrong side of the law
Loss of faith in the police and the criminal justice system
Feeling like retaliating but scared of reprisals….

So this “bias crime” is now being put to good use – against Muslims who had killed Australians? Nope. Against all the supposed white vigilante racists who are attacking Muslims every day on the streets. You have heard those news reports right? Presbyterian choir leaders are taking Muslims captive and threatening to kill them all, while singing Christian hymns and quoting from the Bible’s love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13.

Oh, you missed that one? Well, the Christian jihadists are evidently out in droves, and most Muslims are locked in their homes right now, terrified to even come out. Thus the police are using these “bias crimes” to deal with this surge of Christian haters who are terrorising the Muslim community as we speak.

If you think this is all a bit loony, well, so you should. But this is how the left’s narrative goes: Islam is a religion of peace, Muslims are the victims, and we are somehow responsible every time we are attacked by them. That is the reigning group think of our leftist intelligentsia.

Oh, and by the way: does not what Mad Man Monis did nearly a week ago qualify as a “bias crime”? It seems that every Australian in the country is at least potentially guilty of this offence, except Monis. Well, in my books, he is the first one who should be charged.

He was biased against the infidels. He was biased against the West. He was biased against Australia. He was biased against non-Islamic religions. He was biased against democracy. He was biased against pluralism. He was biased against freedom.

That sure sounds like bias to me. If he were still alive, would he be charged with such legislation? Good question, but I guess we will never know. In the meantime the media and police want us all to be alert to report such thought crimes. Just like the KGB and Stazi of old turned citizen against citizen, it seems our elites want us all to be on the lookout for this bias.

But it seems to be all one way traffic: bias against a bloody death cult and political ideology is the main bias they seem to be targeting and seem to want to stamp out. Anyone who dares to utter a critical word about Islam is the new bad guy who must be reported, investigated, and dealt with by the law.

Scary times indeed when the aggressor is protected, and the innocent victims are targeted.

www.9news.com.au/national/2014/12/19/02/19/muslim-mp-says-sydney-siege-not-religious
www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/nsw-police-set-up-squad-to-target-racist-and-religious-crime/story-fni0cx12-1226762059745?nk=a2bd8f1ba3dd2a6ffcf7bdbb85549fd0
www.police.nsw.gov.au/community_issues/bias_crimes
www.skynews.com.au/news/politics/national/2014/12/19/muslim-mp-says-sydney-siege-not-religious.html

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11 Responses to When a Nation Sides With Its Enemies

  • In line with what you have written, the real villain of this piece is the SM who granted the criminal bail; when it was quite obvious that it should have been refused.
    He should be charged as an accomplice of the gunman; and for dereliction of duty.
    But after the treatment of Craig Thomson and Julia Gillard by the judiciary, it is quite obvious that some people are above the law.

  • The police text seems a bit muddled to me. There is a popular confusion between bias and prejudice. Biases are not motives. Prejudices are. Biases have been catalogued by cognitive psychologists. Examples are availability bias, salience bias, confirmation bias. They are bad because they lead to factual errors and errors of inference in reasoning. There’s nothing mean about them, they are just commonplace sources of error. Prejudices on the other hand can be downright malignant, as we know from the Nazi era.

    There is a view in psychology that the popular notion of prejudice is itself a prejudice. For it presumes that a prejudice is always a negative. But as Theodore Dalrymple points out, there can be positive prejudices. By the way if someone in a debate or argument accuses you of prejudice then the onus is on them to demonstrate that it is so and moreover they should show that the prejudice has led to factual error on your part. If it has not led to factual error in the context of the argument, then the charge of prejudice is irrelevant.

  • Before world war 2 the same things were the same as today. One of the members of the British royal family was giving military secrets to Japan, Neville Chamberlain was preparing to give land for peace. Before the war we saw the great depression today we are experiencing a repeat.

    After the war the solution was to create radio free Europe to counter Soviet Propaganda. We showed determined opposition to Aggression and we didn’t end up with total war or a nuclear exchange.

  • ‘The coming of the lawless is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie’ ( 2 Thessalonians 2: 9-10) .

  • Great post again Bill

    I would like to be convicted on my conviction towards a bias that leans heavily towards a judeao-Christian ethic being the basis for the values that underpin my family ,our Australian Government and way of life of the Australian people – this is what has historically caused to nation to be great and also to be in a position to truly help other nations as well as ourselves, to relieve the oppressor (eg East Timor Palestine WW1 North Africa WW2 ) and correct the oppressor with view to let nations have self determination. We all have bias but some bias is acceptable and some not as there is a thing called absolutes . And correct absolutes based on Judeao – Christian ethics has worked well in this nation for decades and is being undermined being gradually replaced by another bias and other absolutes.

  • We do the same thing here in the US, Bill. The media and “progressive culture” are in lock step, giving Islam a pass no matter how many times its devout adherents commit heinous murders. It makes no sense. Keep speaking the truth and we will see how things turn out. God must have a plan, but it is hard to see it, we just have to stay faithful, and we need to keep our eyes open about things and in this your work is very helpful and encouraging to me because it reminds me that not everybody is “drinking the kool aid”.

  • I find all this “reasoning” of the pro-muslim brigade so twisted, so confusing…..in all my years on earth, I have never experienced such opposition to plain reason and common sense. “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil”. Strong delusions, indeed!

  • The police page on Bias Crimes is confusing. They appear to draw a distinction between Bias Crimes and Bias incidents, conceding that the latter are not crimes. Most of the rest of the page talks about Bias Crimes. Bias incidents don’t get mentioned again, until near the end where it says that “The NSW Police Force has a dedicated officer who oversights, and works with all Local Area Commands, to investigate bias motivated incidents.”

    You could read the page as distinguishing between the two, and pointing out that not all things that occur as a result of bias are crimes to be dealt with, and that if it’s an Incident, or turns out to be one after investigation, that’s the end of the matter.

    But that—and even the distinction itself—is not clearly stated, and you could just as easily read the page as trying to lump Bias Crimes and Bias Incidents in together.

  • What are “bias-motivated” crimes anyway? How do you measure this bias? Is low or no-bias murder less worrisome than high-bias murder? Are the police issued with bias meters so that they know what part of the Crimes Act to charge people with?

    Sigh. Even our police forces are infected with this PC stupidity.

  • The Roman Catholic church has to pay compensation for abuses done, why not Islamists ?

  • Much has been said, much is being said, and much will be said about Islam, yet no Western nation learns its lessons. Why? “…but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.” (Matthew 5:13, NASB)

    This has been repeated in history and it will repeat itself again with Western society, which is corroded to its core with lucidness, immorality, and every conceivable and unimaginable, un-condoned sin. There is only one thing left, as it has happened with every age, it will be trampled under foot by men, much to our Western distate and liking, but history, must repeat itself again.

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