Australia: Will Allah save us from Wakademia?

With thanks to Gramfan:

Traditional Aboriginal Imam from the Andrew Bolt blog

Who said academic theories had to make sense?

From the Sydney Morning Herald (of course)
Peta Stephenson, a doctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute, says Islam doesn’t share the baggage of missionary Christianity, and has become one path by which Aborigines can affirm their pre-colonial identity.

“Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X are role models,” she says. “A lot of people see Islam as an answer to the ills of Western society. For communities suffering chronic levels of unemployment or underemployment and substance abuse it might have special appeal for those wanting to break away from the statistics.”

So to reject British colonialism and affirm a “pre-colonial identity”, Aborigines adopt a Middle Eastern faith with American role models.

Er, OK.

And to revolt against the statistics of unemployment, they take on the faith of that part of the world that suffers worst from poverty.

Actually, I’d suggest Islam offers an underclass something more primitive and dangerous – a revelling in an us-against-the-world victimology, and a legitimising of anger and force. No wonder that so many Aboriginal converts are convicted criminals and boxers.

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Finding direction … Anthony Mundine converted to Islam after his manager gave him a book about Malcolm X.
Photo: Wade Laube

A FLAG is soon to flutter above the troubled suburb of Redfern, proclaiming a new religious face to Aboriginal Australia. At the centre of a backdrop of equal halves of black and red, the colours of the Aboriginal people, is a yellow crescent moon and star. It’s to be the symbol of the Koori Muslim Association, which will open the only Aboriginal mushalla in NSW at a shopfront location on busy Regent Street next month.

Conversion among indigenous Australians is growing, driven by the higher visibility of Islam, a rejection of Christianity as a post-colonial religion, identification with Islamic principles, and conversions in prisons where Aborigines dominate the population.

While no one knows how many indigenous Muslims there are in Australia, Aboriginal Muslims reject suggestions they are converting to the faith in droves. Some are descendants of Afghan and Baluch cameleers, North Indian traders and Malay pearl divers and have grown up in the faith.

Many converts are from cities. The boxer Anthony Mundine is the most famous of these and has become a role model. Their first contact with Islam sometimes, but not always, comes in jail, where as many as 22 per cent of inmates are indigenous Australians.

* Muhammed Ali and Mike Tyson are obviously irresistible ‘role-models’

Rocky Davis, known as Shaheed Malik, converted while serving 14 years for armed robberies and other offences. It was the story of Malcolm X, the gangster and black American nationalist leader who became a convert to Islam, that first inspired Davis.

“What does Islam stand for? Islam offers a faith untainted by colonialism and racism. It is a liberating religion,” says Davis. “Though the Bible said you shalt not kill, they killed, thou shall not rape, they raped our women, thou shalt not steal, they stole our land. Islam at its essence is pure. My forefathers had no army and no guns and lived in Aboriginal townships and camps. That’s the difference between the Muslim and Christian faiths: one is for the oppressed and one’s for the oppressor, one’s for the coloniser and one for the colonised.”

* Right. And that is the view that wakademia presents to young impressionable Australians.

Peta Stephenson, a doctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute, says Islam doesn’t share the baggage of missionary Christianity, and has become one path by which Aborigines can affirm their pre-colonial identity.

“Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X are role models,” she says. “A lot of people see Islam as an answer to the ills of Western society. For communities suffering chronic levels of unemployment or underemployment and substance abuse it might have special appeal for those wanting to break away from the statistics.”

Read it and weep: 2 more pages of similar absurdities..

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To top it up, another piece from the Bolt blog:

Peter Manning, former ABC journalist and now a journalism lecturer, thinks Muslims are just yesterday’s Catholics:

Many of the things thrown at Australian Muslims in the past five years – bundled together as “un-Australian” – are features of other religions in our multicultural society: they’re breeding “us” out; their women are oppressed; the imams speak in Arabic; their sharia law is weird; their links are to Middle Eastern lands.

Is that all we’re worrying about? Birth rates and links to a homeland?

Why is it that Manning can’t make his familiar case – that concern about Islam in Australia is just proof that we’re just racists – without hiding the most relevant facts?

Search as hard as you like in Manning’s piece, you will not find a single mention of the things that have really provoked concern about Islam.

Where is the mention of imam’s preaching jihad, Muslims allegedly conspiring in terrorist attacks on Australian soil, Australians being blown up by Muslim bombs, Muslim organisations and imams praising and defending Osama bin Laden, Lebanese Muslim gangs, a Mufti praising suicide bombers and urging Muslims to fight Israel, Lebanese Muslims singling out “Skip” girls for pack rapes and the like?

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Warren Raymond comments:

* Guys like Peter Mannings should be publicly humiliated and disgraced. They are either useful idiots or agents for Arab Imperialism: Islam.

Even ex-journo’s with a far left agenda have a duty to inform themselves. And we must not allow them to deliberately mislead and misinform the public.

But if you take a closer look (I mean ‘follow the money’ you will find that Mannings has a vested interest to promote this kind of nonsense.

Former ex-presidents Clinton, peanut-Carter as well as some university professors like Mearsheimer and Walt have received huge amounts of money in ‘speaking fees’ or ‘donations’ in order to spread this kind of propaganda. Saudi (Arab) pockets are deep and ten trillion dollars go a long way in promoting the global jihad. That includes the building of mosques everywhere in the lands of the infidels as well as buying influence. It includes censorship, intimidation and blackmail against everything and everyone opposed to Islam.

Makes sense?

5 thoughts on “Australia: Will Allah save us from Wakademia?”

  1. Pathetic and disappointing.

    Actually, I’d suggest Islam offers an underclass something more primitive and dangerous – a revelling in an us-against-the-world victimology, and a legitimising of anger and force. No wonder that so many Aboriginal converts are convicted criminals and boxers.

    D.T. if you are around, what do you think?

  2. Islam is a liberating religion???? Is this for real? Islam is the most imprisoning philosophy possibly-rules, rules and more rules covering the most mundane aspects of life. Mental slavery in thrall of a merciless god. Even the word Islam tells it like it is-submission (to a god of muder, mayhem and plunder). The only thing Islam liberates are man’s most base instincts-murdering, raping, stealing, lying, making war. Sorry, but only a total loser would convert to such insanity.

  3. Gavin King
    Ben Chubby
    Peter Manning,,and counting.

    Lucky we have Andrew Bolt!

    That was a great post by Warren Raymond. I think today is going to be another heavy traffic day on Bolt’s ‘blog. Two islam-related stories!

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