- Don’t laugh: its not like its not been tried before. This is the KRudd initiative you’ve been waiting for:
- Â And the best way to do this, of course, is to use “moderate Muslims” to teach Â the so-called radicals how to jihad peacefully, by outbreeding, infiltration and all the other available means of the stealth jihad instead of simply blowing us up…
- Too easy: our simpletons got it all under control: Â if this stupidity continues, our children will be Islamic!
By getting ‘moderate Muslims’ to help re-educate ‘radical Muslims‘Â and convicted terrorists.A taskforce has been established at the request of federal Attorney General Robert McClelland. The aim of the project is to convert the radicals to “moderate Islam” through aÂ ‘hearts and minds’ campaign.
- Who are the ‘moderate’ Muslims that government plans to use in the program?
- How are they planning to do this?
- Who is on the taskforce?
+ The government and taskforce are “consulting Islamic countries”.Â Indonesia, for example, is apparently said to be working on de-radicalisation strategies – seeÂ here.The UK recently launched a new counter terrorism strategy working on countering radicalisation. ClickÂ hereÂ for details.+ Victoria’s Corrective Services deputy commissioner Rod Wise is on the taskforce. He says means are limited but they plan to use Muslim chaplains in the prisons!
- How is the wordÂ ‘moderate’ defined?
- Who is choosing the people involved?
- Moderates to help in fighting terror
AUSTRALIA is developing a plan to turn convicted terrorists with the help of moderate Muslim leaders and engage in a hearts-and-minds campaign to counter radical Islam in ethnic communities.Federal and state authorities have established a taskforce at the request of Attorney-General Robert McClelland, and are consulting Islamic countries in which an estimated 100,000 detainees have been through deradicalisation programs.Â Â Â Â Â
Security sources said the move reflected a fundamental shift of strategy under Kevin Rudd, who was determined to engage with Islamic terrorism, rather than solely counter it through force, under the leadership of the US.
Following a string of convictions of Islamic terrorists around the country in recent years, authorities are concerned there is a risk of them re-engaging in extremist activities after their release without an effort to convert them to moderate Islam.
After discussions with overseas leaders, Mr McClelland said he had established the taskforce to look at options to introduce deradicalisation strategies as part of a broader engagement with the Muslim community to encourage moderate Islam: “Experience from around the world indicates that enlisting and engaging families, communities and moderate religious leaders is crucial.”
Victorian Corrective Services deputy commissioner Rod Wise, a taskforce member who in February attended a conference in Singapore on the issue, said the state government was interested in deradicalisation efforts after the trial of several Islamic terrorists in a Melbourne court last year.
“We have now got a number of terrorists who have recently been convicted and sentenced,” Mr Wise said.
“We have an obligation to put them back into the community when they are released in such a way that they engage in law-abiding activities.”
Efforts were currently limited, although Muslim chaplains were available to visit prisoners, he said. “We are in the process of developing a more sophisticated approach.”Â
It is understood the Prime Minister is behind the new direction in dealing with terrorism. While in Opposition, Mr Rudd consulted Professor Rohan Gunaratna, head of a regional think tank on terrorism in Singapore.
* How about we try a little bit of this:Â Muslims issue manifesto against radical Islam
Jihad WatchÂ five-point plan for Muslim/Islamic groups to counter “Islamophobia”:
1.Â Focus their indignation on Muslims committing violent acts in the name of Islam, not on non-Muslims reporting on those acts.
2.Â Renounce definitively not just “terrorism,” but any intention to replace the U.S. Constitution (or the constitutions of any non-Muslim state) with Sharia even by peaceful means.
3.Â Teach Muslims the imperative of coexisting peacefully as equals with non-Muslims on an indefinite basis.
4.Â Begin comprehensive international programs in mosques all over the world to teach against the ideas of violent jihad and Islamic supremacism.
5.Â Actively work with Western law enforcement officials to identify and apprehend jihadists within Western Muslim communities.