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Western Leaders Allowing Terror and Appeasing Terrorists

Jun 6, 2017

Seven dead and fifty injured in London. One man dead and three police injured in Melbourne. In both cases we had Islamic terror attacks carried out, and in both cases IS has proudly claimed responsibility. And in both cases the useless leaders there have said in effect, “Tough beans, just get used to it.”

The Muslim Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has already said that terrorism is ‘part and parcel of living in a big city’. And the Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has said the same thing: “all of us, as Victorians and indeed Australians, have to accept that violent extremism is part of a contemporary Australia.”

Um, no, I am not putting up the white flag of surrender Muslim Khan and Dhimmi Dan. But sadly this is now becoming the norm. Instead of standing strong and defending their own citizens, many Western leaders have simply conceded defeat when it comes to Islam and terrorism.

london juneThey insist that it is inevitable and we just need to get used to it. No – it is only inevitable when we have spineless leaders who prefer to placate Muslims rather than defend their own people. It is only inevitable when these craven leaders worry more about offending Muslim sensitivities than they do about protecting innocent men, women and children.

It seems the main ones talking tough nowadays are those who are not leading our nations, but are sitting on the sidelines, either as backbenchers or social commentators. Well, I would far prefer some of these voices of reason to be running our countries right now than this despicable bunch of dhimmi cowards who now are.

When it comes to Islamic terrorism, some of the fearless politicians include Cory Bernardi, George Christensen, Tony Abbott, Nigel Farage, Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen. And some of the more astute commentators on this issue include Katie Hopkins, Brendan O’Neill, Melanie Phillips, Andrew Bolt, Miranda Devine and Bernard Gaynor.

More could be mentioned, and they all can be quoted from here. Let me just throw out a few recent examples. English commentator Katie Hopkins has been especially clear cut on the dangers we face with out of control immigration, the mindless multi culti, and the reality of political Islam.

Here she is in good form, saying what needs to be said. Please take the five minutes needed to have a listen, then share far and wide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnw3AKyDXdM

And those who have made it their business to know what Islam actually teaches are also well worth listening to. Here is an excellent 9-minute video clip by Islam expert David Wood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmWJMuC_Jx8

Also, see this 8-minute interview with Nigel Farage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z2g2kwvlDs

Thankfully some Australian politicians are starting to get some backbone here. For example, Tony Abbott is now becoming emboldened to speak some inconvenient truths. Consider some recent remarks of the former Liberal party leader:

Tony Abbott has slammed officials who claim Islamophobia is almost as big a problem as terrorism while calling for the “strongest possible response” to the latest attacks in London. The former Prime Minister has called for specialist military commandos to lead major counter-terror operations with more shoot-to-kill powers.
Today he called the attack, which has so far claimed seven lives, the latest “atrocity in a long line of Islamist atrocities against the west”.
“My thoughts are that we’ve got to avoid any spirit of surrender, any spirit of defeatism,” Mr Abbott said. “All too often in officialdoms’ ranks there is this notion that Islamophobia is almost as big a problem as Islamist terrorism,” he said.
“Well Islamophobia hasn’t killed anyone, Islamist terrorism has now killed tens of thousands of people. That’s why it’s absolutely critical that there be the strongest possible response at every level.”
Mr Abbott, who put a commando regiment on standby during the December 2014 Lindt Cafe siege, is one of several Liberal MPs pushing for the Defence Act to be amended. “In the case of multiple or complex terrorist incidents, as soon as that is established, the military should become the lead agency in terms of the operations,” Mr Abbott told The Australian on Monday.

And this just in from George Christensen:

There is only one way to respond to the Melbourne Islamist terror attack that left a man dead. We need to weed out radical Islamic ideology, which is the root cause of such acts. This is not a matter of free speech as those who hold and promote this Islamist ideology seek to overthrow our culture, our values, our way of life, our democracy and our society, which are the very things that underpin the right to free speech. Purveyors of radical Islamist ideology need to be hunted down and expelled from our nation.

Cory Bernardi has told his supporters that “we need to talk about Islam”. And not a moment too soon. Overseas commentators like Brendan O’Neill have said the same thing. They have not minced their words about how bad things have become. O’Neill too says “Let’s start talking about Islam”. He writes:

There are no quick fixes to the terror problem, but here is a good start: oppose all censorship and all clampdowns on offence and blasphemy and so-called ‘Islamophobia’. Every single one of them, whether they’re legal, in the form of hate-speech laws, or informal, in the guise of Twittermobs against those who criticise Islam or self-censoring politicians being literally struck dumb on TV because they cannot muster up the word ‘Is… is… is… Islamist’. This will at least start the process of unravelling the Islamist victimhood narrative and its bizarre, violent and officially sanctioned sensitivity to criticism. And if anyone says this is ‘punching down’ — another intellectual weapon in the armoury of Islam-protecting censorship, designed to demonise awkward questions about certain religious and ideological beliefs — tell them that it is in fact punching up: up against a political class and legal system that has foolishly and outrageously sought to police criticism of a religion.
What this means is that the supposedly correct response to terror attacks — ‘Don’t criticise Islam’ — is absolutely the worst response. It pours petrol on fire. It inflames the violent religious narcissism and self-pity that motors many of these attacks. Making criticism of Islam as commonplace and acceptable as criticism of any other religion or ideology is the first step to denuding Islamist terrorism of its warped moral programme, and it will also demonstrate that our society prizes freedom of speech over everything else — including your religion, your God, your prophets, your holy book and your feelings.

Finally, Mark Steyn gets it right:

After Manchester, Mrs May raised the official “Threat Level” from Mildly Perturbed to Somewhat Disturbed or whatever it was, and in order further to reassure the public put soldiers on London’s streets. Soldiers aren’t really much use at stopping homicidal car drivers or random stabbers. To do that, you’d have to ban motor vehicles and sharp knives, which, given the fecklessness and decadence of Europe’s political class, I wouldn’t entirely rule out. Absent that, it’s unfortunate that the London carnage occurred before Katy Perry, Justin Bieber & Co had had a chance to hold their stupid, useless, poor-taste all-you-need-is-sentimentalist-delusional-crap pop concert for the victims of the Manchester carnage. Maybe they’ll cancel it, or maybe they’ll make it a twofer.
Meanwhile, even as the politicians trot out the rote response that these attacks “won’t change us”, everything changes: more armed police, more soldiers, more bollards, more security checks – and smaller lives, fewer liberties, less free speech. London Bridge still stands, but everything else is falling down, in Britain and Europe.
In Australia in recent days there has been some controversy over a Quadrant editor’s response to the obnoxious remarks of someone on the ABC’s Q&A panel that an American has more chance of being killed by a falling refrigerator than by terrorists. This happens not to be true. As far as I can tell, the only source of this bon mot is a US Consumer Product Safety Commission report that found that, between January 2000 and December 2011, toppling television sets, furniture, refrigerators and all other domestic appliances killed a total of 349 Americans – or 29 people per year.
For purposes of comparison, in Britain Islamic terrorists have just killed 28 people in 12 days. [SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE: it’s now 29.] More to the point, your refrigerator is not trying to kill you, and not eternally seeking new ways to do so. You don’t have to worry about your fridge getting hold of an automatic weapon, or a dirty nuke. The Islamic supremacists want to kill as many infidels by whatever means are to hand. Nor are statistics relevant: If you’ve lost your only child because she went to an Ariana Grande concert, that’s 100 per cent of your kids who are dead. When it comes to deceased loved ones, the only statistical pool that counts is your family, not the nation or the planet.

For a non-Australian, Steyn is far brighter and much more in touch with reality than 95% of our political leaders. Steyn for Prime Minister. Or Hopkins. Or Bolt.

Since our clueless, gutless and dhimmi leaders will dare not speak the truth about the enemy we face, I will keep on doing it. The only question is, how many more men, women and children must die in horrific fashion before these useless leaders wake up and start leading.

www.news.com.au/national/politics/tony-abbott-military-with-shoot-to-kill-powers-should-lead-counter-terror-operations/news-story/c28b0f236c7f8efaecb7cb1811ad03e0
www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/after-london-lets-start-talking-about-islam/19910#.WTYGp2iGNhE
www.steynonline.com/7885/a-lot-more-than-london-bridge-is-falling-down

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17 Responses to Western Leaders Allowing Terror and Appeasing Terrorists

  • London Mayor, Sadiq Kahn appears to be upset by a Trump Twitter truth when called out for saying “theres no reason to be alarmed”. He is explanation- he was only referring to the extra thousands of cops on the beat fully decked out in flak jacket and automatics.
    No, nothing to see here- carry on folks as normal and listen to the crickets, oh sorry, cricket.
    Kahn can’t have it both ways.
    Either there’s no threat to be alarmed at, in which case why the extra cops? Or there is a threat, hence the extra cops, therefore, be alarmed.
    But such, it seems, is the way of Kahn’s faith.
    Following the murderous attack on innocent by-standing Londoners by people who take their instructions from preachers of a faith whose prophet tells its followers to kill the kaffir or convert them, (there, and I didn’t even mention the faith) Kahn said this:

    “You do not commit these disgusting acts in my name. Your perverse ideology has nothing to do with the values of Islam.”
    Having read the relevant parts of the qu’ran and the hadith, either he doesn’t know or understand his professed faith or he’s committing “taqiyya”*(being deceptive to advance the cause of his faith)
    So, do we believe him?
    (*Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to “smooth over differences.There are several forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, the best known being taqiyya. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause of Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.)

  • The Q and A panel member who mentioned the fridge issue was Lawrence Krauss. He is an American-Canadian theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, and director of its Origins Project who wrote “The Universe From Nothing”-one of those fools who, in their hearts say- there is no God. He has since argued in a debate with John Ellis and Don Cupitt that the laws of physics allow for the universe to be created from nothing. “What would be the characteristics of a universe that was created from nothing, just with the laws of physics and without any supernatural shenanigans? The characteristics of the universe would be precisely those of the ones we live in.”
    So here we have “laws” which are non-material creating the material. And besides, if you acknowledge a law, who was the lawgiver? With logic like that,it seems like Krauss may have been one of those struck form above by a fridge- but he hasn’t yet realised it.

  • You’ve said it again Bill. I would only add second last stanza “or Bernadi”. God bless you keep on telling it.

  • Looks like Theresa May’s dictum to “Keep calm and carry on” just isn’t working. She too is a believer in the prevailing nostrum that one should not confuse Islamist terrorism with ‘good Islam’. Across the Western world we are in a growing state of blind terror and confusion as to how to begin to tackle this spreading problem. Apparently the grand plan from our leaders is to tell us to get used to this as part and parcel of our lives. That’s not a plan or any kind of a strategy, it is flying a white flag.

  • In NSW you omitted the CDP MP’s Fred Nile and Paul Green who have taken a heroic stand against Islam longer than most and have had a prophetic voice on Islam and Christian values which both the Church and Politicians have been slow to heed. But Praise God they are still very active and God has granted them political clout which is still giving NSW a stronger Christian voice than Victoria and other States.

  • Yes there are a few other good ones in this country Lesley.

  • Hi Bill, I’ve been an observer of your blog, so I have finally decided to comment. Sadiq Kahn is a Trojan horse. If anyone doesn’t know, he was actually a lawyer who defend the terrorist on 9/11 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZM6ujJ983c

    I honestly have no idea how on earth any person could have voted him for mayor but sadly it seems London is lost and many people are still clueless about Islam. I pray that one day Europe will wake up from all this and fight back.

  • The ABC only ever puts “scientists” on Q&A if they are zealously opposed to Christianity. You could easily do an analysis of the guest list on Q&A and prove beyond all doubt the illegal bias of the ABC.

    I think we have done about all we can about fridges falling on people so now perhaps it’s time to do something about Islam. The problem is that the new secularism cannot move because to do anything requires it to admit that its ideas are nonsense and completely unworkable.

  • God give the sinful West a powerful Christian prophet to challenge them about their terrible sin of casting Jesus and his teachings aside. It seems the Popes, Archbishops and the ‘big boys’ of the Church are an impotent, pathetic and sinful bunch, in their dereliction of duty to warn the flock. Most of the media and politicians choose the dhimmi, Quisling path. Oh dear, “sin crouches at the door, you must learn to master it’.
    How can the moslems be free if the Church does not tell them the ugly truth about their satanic religion.

  • “……And the Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has said the same thing: “all of us, as Victorians and indeed Australians, have to accept that violent extremism is part of a contemporary Australia.”…..”

    LOL he’s lying!

    Professor or General Pinochet according to how you see him, only ever really came to power in Chile because the public complained in masse to the relations of military officers about their “welfare and safety under the ‘civilian government’ of the day” and where opposition parties also joined in the complaining[read Hanson] — the Catholic party was one. In a ‘contemporary society’ as Andrews puts it, the public will also express their concerns to the police, — and in Chile police commissioner Mendosa sat on the Junta with the generals.
    If the public the generals and the police commissioners see a need for a Junta Government then there is nothing Andrews can do about it that I can see!

    Andrews like other leaders all across the west have no clue as to what is happening, or could happen.

    General Pinochet installed free market economics in Chile before Reagan and Thatcher did in their respective countries. He also held a plebiscite one year ahead of schedule for the public to decide if the civilian government should be returned to power or the military remain in charge. Pinochet lost 56%-44% and went back to running the army. Chile now is probably the best country in South America.

    In other words, Professor Pinochet wrote the book on modern militaries running modern economies and societies — if it needs to be done. But that’s just my uneducated opinion, and not Premier Andrews, as he may well differ.

    Thanks again and God Bless Bill.

  • On another note – Malcolm is not hosting the Iftar dinner this year! No one is the mood for playing nice with Muslims right now… and he knows it.

  • Great read. As an America with like minded friends and family, we are outraged at the liberals in our government and media who have erected a bomb shelter for Islam and Muslims. Terrorism occurs – the terrorists, the Quran, Muslims, Jihadis, and all Muslims are safe from blame in the shelter and we are locked outside. They blame us for the acts of barbarians.

    We are extremely concerned as we watch Muhammad become the. most popular name of newborns in the UK. The infant of today is a father of six in 25 years. He then goes off to blow himself up – taking innocent lives and leaving 6 children taught to emulate their dear, dead father.

    Is Europe a lost cause? France and Germany certain look like it based on projected population numbers.

    If things here take a turn, I’ll take my chances in Poland. I’ve already begun learning the language.

    America, I believe at this point, can still win. Our system of States is unique in its various types of populations. The nnorteast and west coast states are disasters with liberals wanting to offer hummus as a farewell gift to their executioner.

    I live in the south and I’m not ashamed of the ‘God, Guns, and Guts’ mentality so many others mock. They are called rednecks and hicks but there are millions of them. They are already armed to the gills and should they tire of the DC appeasement, there will be hell to pay. I trust we never reach that point.

    Australia is unique as well. There is still a toughness abiding that conquered that wild country. We pray it strikes back if attacks continue.

    I am relieved and thankful for my daily mocked President. I don’t care if he looks orange or purple and wears an afro wig. He means what he says although he may not say so in politically acceptable ways. He receives more opposition, mockery, and open hatred than I can remember. Truthfully, that makes me feel even better about what he is doing.

    Until leaders begin calling this what it is and demanding the same from Muslim leaders, they’ll be more pointless vigils and the sale of white candles will continue to skyrocket.

    Here’s to a better future.

  • Islam underwent a significant metamorphosis after Muhammad and his followers moved from Mecca to Medina at the Hijra [622 AD]: In Medina, the prophet became increasingly militant in the face of rejection of his message by local Jewish clans and began working from a power-base of other new-found followers in Medina.

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali would call IS and Al-Qaeda “Medina Muslims” as opposed to the “Mecca Muslims”, who generally prefer the more irenic, gradualist approach of da’awa or “charitable mission” towards advancing the cause of the Islamic ‘ummah.

    Either way, the West now has within its gates a “double-phalanx” fifth column who have no interest in the survival of modern parliamentary democracy in a pluralist, tolerant “infidel” society, tenuously connected to its Christian antecedents.

  • “all of us, as Victorians and indeed Australians, have to accept that violent extremism, domestic violence, school bullying, child sexual abuse, homophobia, transphobia, islamaphobia, car-jackings, home invasions, ice, crack & heroin, Apex gang, rape, murder, racism and sexism is part of a contemporary Australia.” – Daniel (Dan-the-Man) Andrews, 2017 – (the full, unabridged quote)

  • It really saddens me that people have forgotten their history. Hitler was elected to power and walked into the room with and just took over from Hindenburg and the others like it was his right to rule. He knew how weak they were and could never remove him before he did began his reign of terror. We all had a close call with someone like Barack Obama. We are only ever one election away from disaster in my opinion. Our fear and its crippling silence is our greatest enemy, i.e., we are our own worst enemies.

  • God bless you, Bill. I live in the UK. Truly dire times. We need as many prayers as we can get.

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