Australia: McClelland threatens "backlash"

Terror attack will bring backlash: govt

Sydney Moonbat Herald

Yep. I’m sure that will make the Muslims of Australia stop getting involved in jihad terrorism and undermining the democratic institutions of the country, in order to replace them with sharia. It helps to know that  McClelland is the same guy who is having a  guidebook  prepared to instruct Australians on how to avoid mentioning Islam when discussing Islamic terrorism. 

ittehad2Tim Blair has more

Any terrorist attack in Australia would lead to a backlash against the Muslim community with vigilante action and ongoing retribution, Attorney-General Robert McClelland has warned.

Mr McClelland said Muslim leaders in Sydney were very well aware that their communities would suffer greatly in the aftermath of a terror attack.

He said any terror attack in Australia would cause loss of life, economic harm and real damage to the nation’s social fabric.

“I regret to say I think there would be very likely to be vigilante action and I regret to say there would very likely be ongoing retribution in terms of employment opportunities and social interaction,” he said.

“We at all costs must do what we can to avoid a terrorist attack for those multiplicity of reasons.”

In an address on countering violent extremism at an Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) dinner, Mr McClelland said a key challenge was to keep the public’s eye on the ball at a time when there had been no terror attacks in Australia.

He said in the next two weeks he would release a package of proposed reforms to terror laws for public discussion.

In some areas that would involve a strengthening of powers, including a possible new offence of inciting violence against an individual on the basis of race religion or nationality.

“Notably this would expand the opportunity for prosecuting those who attempt to induce others, including vulnerable youths, to commit acts of politically motivated violence and will supplement the existing Commonwealth offence of inciting violence against a group on the basis of their race, religion or ethnicity,” he said.

Mr McClelland said experience had shown that some language used to describe terrorism could be counter-productive with some expressions glorifying terrorism and others alienating Muslim communities.

He said work was now under way on a project to develop a lexicon of terrorism, led by Victorian police.

This was aimed at the type of language which described terrorist acts in terms of jihad and martyrdom and the perpetrators as soldiers fighting for a cause.

“The project will help governments frame effective public information messages on national security issues by strengthening community harmony and disempowering potential violent extremists,” he said.

Mr McClelland said that research would be available to politicians and community leaders as well as the media.

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Update: The Age cannot connect the dots:

Andrew Bolt

The Age editorial, July 21:

 

Mr Rudd has no excuse, then, to conflate what is happening in Afghanistan with last week’s events in Jakarta. Apart from a shared jihadist ideology, there is no evidence linking the perpetrators of the Jakarta bombings — according to Indonesian police, a faction of the regional terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah, led by Noordin Mohammed Top — with the Taliban.

The Age, July 23: 

INVESTIGATORS believe the terror network behind last week’s Jakarta hotel bombings received help from Pakistan-based al-Qaeda leaders.

Pakistan’s Daily Times today makes clear the link The Age editor denies:

On Tuesday, 13 Taliban, including two foreigners, were killed while fighting against Afghan forces in the province’s Chahar Dara district and 14 Taliban were arrested in the same district on Wednesday, Omar added. Citing intelligence reports, the governor claimed that about 20 Al Qaeda-linked foreign Taliban and 300 Taliban fighters had flooded into his province…

My earlier view on the links The Age was trying to deny, and why, here.

Indonesia update:

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

THIRTY young, glassy-eyed men, all grimly focused, jog at pace two abreast, military-style, through the narrow streets of Solo in central Java.

Whether they are a new crop of Muslim terrorists is impossible to say, but the al-Mukmin school they attend has produced a long list of some of the most sinister names known to Australia and Southeast Asia.

13 thoughts on “Australia: McClelland threatens "backlash"”

  1. * Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

    Can you stir in some more syrup – the mixture isn’t sickly-sweet enough yet.

    aspi.org.au/aboutaspi/councilmembers

    This is more like it:

    Professor Samina Yasmeen

    Professor Samina Yasmeen is Director of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, and lectures in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth.

    She is a specialist in political and strategic developments in South Asia especially Pakistan, the role of Islam in world politics, and citizenship among Australian immigrant women. Her current research focuses on the role of Islamic militant groups in Pakistan’s foreign policy.

    Professor Yasmeen was a member of the National Consultative Committee of International Security Issues (2005-2008). She is currently Member of the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council (AMAC), a member of the National Consultative Committee of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne, a Vice-President of the Australian Institute for International Affairs (WA Branch), and a member of the Red Cross WA International Humanitarian Law Committee. She was appointed to the ASPI Council in April 2009.

  2. * Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

    Can you stir in some more syrup – the mixture isn’t sickly-sweet enough yet.

    This is more like it:

    Professor Samina Yasmeen

    Professor Samina Yasmeen is Director of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, and lectures in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth.

    She is a specialist in political and strategic developments in South Asia especially Pakistan, the role of Islam in world politics, and citizenship among Australian immigrant women. Her current research focuses on the role of Islamic militant groups in Pakistan’s foreign policy.

    Professor Yasmeen was a member of the National Consultative Committee of International Security Issues (2005-2008). She is currently Member of the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council (AMAC), a member of the National Consultative Committee of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, University of Melbourne, a Vice-President of the Australian Institute for International Affairs (WA Branch), and a member of the Red Cross WA International Humanitarian Law Committee. She was appointed to the ASPI Council in April 2009.

  3. Since one aim of islamic terrorism is to isolate the moderate muslim community it will happen – the only solution is to crack down on the islamists now-

  4. “I regret to say I think there would be very likely to be vigilante action and I regret to say there would very likely be ongoing retribution in terms of employment opportunities and social interaction,”

    How about regretting the terrorists welcomed to Austrailia and the ideology they brought with them you f—–g idiot.

  5. Look, if you Aussies would just vacate that glorious isle and take your ‘vigilantes’ with you, problem solved.

  6. Sadly it’s going to come down to ‘them’ or ‘us’. Fortunately for ‘us’ it’s ‘them’ that are going to lose. Stop the immigration of muslims, deport the ones causing trouble. Zero tolerance is the only way they’ll get the point.

  7. Sounder,
    Should we rename Australia to Okkerstan and KRudd to Mufti R before we leave?? Can we send the “vigilantes” to the UK – they might do some good there.

  8. He sounds far more concerned about mullahs not getting jobs after an attack and getting roughed up than he does about what would happen to Australians and other foreigners if there was an attack in Aussie..How pathetic………So much CONCERN for the perpetrators , so little concern for his own people. A traitor plain and simple.

  9. kaw, mmm, maybe, but I can think of a few places you could send KRudd and that blooming idiot McClelland with him.

  10. Theresaj,
    No – he is just a Labor politican – which is another word for “social engineer in disguise”

  11. Who said those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it? Islam is about submission to ALLAH, period. You can’t disconnect Islam from Islamic terrorism, sorry. Why has the West become filled with so many history ignoramuses when it comes to Islam’s 1400-year horror show? On the Internet you can now catch up free fast and accurate with the Historyscoper, just click the url.

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