* Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Could it be that there is widespread consent amongst the Muslim community to spread Islam-terror in Australia? Violent jihad is a constant of Islamic history, terror the chosen strategy since 1400 years. War against unbelievers, Jews and ‘polytheists is a clear mandate in the Koran.
By Richard Kerbaj, The Australian
MUSLIMS are refusing to give national security authorities counter-terrorism tip-offs, fearing they may implicate themselves or be labelled traitors by fellow community members.
Muslim leaders yesterday warned the Howard Government’s hard line on Islamic extremists was largely to blame for the failure of agencies, such as ASIO and the Australian Federal Police, to attract Arabic and Islamic recruits.
* In other words: Fighting crime creates more crime. Some kind of logic, that.
Community sources have told The Australian that the AFP and ASIO were desperately reaching out to senior Islamic leaders to help find recruits.
* Fat chance.
Intelligence sources also said negative attitudes held by Muslims towards national security agencies were hampering attempts to attract recruits.
Sydney-based Muslim leader Fadi Rahman said there was a lack of trust in national security agencies, stopping people from offering sensitive information and considering counter-terrorism careers.
* Who is stopping them, Fadi? The clerics?
“At the moment they (ASIO) are marketed as an organisation that if (any Muslim) was to go near it you’re basically going to get arrested,” the Independent Centre for Research Australia president said.
* My bullshit sensor just exploded!
A founding member of the Muslim Doctors Against Violence, Jamal Rifi, said police and spy agencies were often perceived to be anti-Islam. He said Muslims who dealt with the authorities were considered “traitors” and “non-believers”.
* There is more truth in that statement than what the good doctor Jamal intended to reveal.
“(Intelligence) is a taboo subject that nobody talks about in the community,” he said. “Boys and girls are not even allowed to think of it as a future career.”
* Hmm, wonder why that is?
Dr Rifi said the authorities’ heavy-handed approach against terrorism was being exploited by extremist clerics who told their followers that mainstream Australia was against them.
* Why doesn’t the good doctor tell us who these ‘extremist clerics’ are who exploit their followers?
Fewer than a dozen fluent Arabic speakers are believed to be working inside intelligence and security agencies. This is exacerbated by the difficulty in obtaining timely security clearances because ASIO is required to delve deep into their past, including time spent in the Middle East.
* Nothing that can’t be fixed. Coptic Christians and Jews from the Middle East could easily be recruited. Where is the political will?
* Muslims don’t seem to have a problem attacking those who oppose the spread of Islamo-fascism with frivolous law-suits:
Blogger Sued for Publishing Stories About Muslims linked to Terror
If the Muslims get away with this “test case”, it will shut us all down. The intrepid blogger and PI (and valued Atlas source) has been sued for publishing stories about Muslims with ties to Islamic terror. News stories already published in the mainstream media. Warner obviously hit a nerve. This is the next nefarious step in the litigation jihad. Warner must prevail. This wreaks of CAIR. Their tactics are written all over it. How is this different than the CAIR lawsuit against the Jane/John Does on the US Airways flight that reported the belligerent, aggressive behavior of the six imams?) Perhaps we need legislation to protect us (what happened to free speech?)
Bill Warner writes me the following;
Blogger sued and facing an injunction to cease and desist publishing stories about Muslims linked to terrorism
This is a serious threat to First Amendement rights of Freedom of Speach for bloggers and news reporters everywhere, and if I lose the law suit and the injunction is enforced, it will set a precedent for future law suits and injunctions to be imposed on any blogger or news reporter who writes about Muslims linked to terrorism.