Yes indeed: jihad is permanent and relentless. As long as we allow Mohammedans to settle in the dar al harb, in what they perceive to be behind enemy lines, we are Â asking for trouble. Because the soldiers of allah are obliged to make the world Islamic by all and any means, how can we possibly hope to stop jihad if we don’t even bother to scrutinize the ideology that drives it?
The reaction of the Muslims speaks for itself:
“… the only extremists are people like ASIO, they go way deep.”
(The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is Australia’s national security service.)
SBS NEWS offers this:
“Islam itself was not on trial but isn’t there a danger that the severity of the sentences will raise exactly that feeling in the muslim community”?
“TERRORISM LAW EXPERT” – NICOLA MCGARITY
“It’s very likely that the severity of the sentences will raise concerns within the muslim community.The muslim community has expressed “fears” in the past about the disproportionate impact of Australia’s anti-terrorism law on them…they have exclusively been applied to muslim men and muslim organizations.
“Islam was not on trial”- the PC infected media already has their knickers in a twist. We can’t provoke the soldiers of allah, that would be “counter productive”…..
Update: why is the Australian media so coy printing their names? This Islamic website here has no problem at all posting it, here:
Police warn (Islamic) terror still a threat
At least the media calls it what it is: jihadism.
Andrew Bolt backtracks, after he posted this:Â Jihadism: are we winning yet?
This, though, is a sign I might be fooling myself:
Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, formerly Australia’s most senior clericâ€”and still the imam of Australia’s largest mosqueâ€”said the five convicted terror plotters had “no connection to acts of terror whatsoever”.
“I can confirm 100 per cent and I have known these young men for a quarter of a century and I know their thinking and their families, they have no connection to acts of terror whatsoever, and that the system seems to have allowed itself to play the role of God, thinking that they can see through into a person’s true intentions,” he said.
Lovely. Turning convicted terrorists into martyrs to Australia’s evil system is precisely the kind of lethally dangerous rabble-rousing I thought we were now over.
And the rarrble is indeed being roused:
“That’s a very big sentence,” a supporter of one of the men sentenced said… ”It’s not fair to him, our community or our religion.”
Not fair to “our religion”? Uh oh.
Hmm. Just wondering: how far away is Andrew Bolt from Â undergoing a Michael Smith reeducation session?
Islam, A Problem In Australia (Islam prohibits integration)
As five Sydney men begin jail sentences of up to 28 years for offences related to terrorism, police warn the community cannot become complacent about future threats.
Sentencing the men in the NSW Supreme Court on Monday to between 23 and 28 years in jail, Justice Anthony Whealy said their motivation had been “an intolerant and inflexible fundamentalist religious conviction”.
Supporters of the men said the sentence was too harsh, complaining that murderers are given less jail time.
“He was not planning any mass murder or terrorist attack,” one supporter said of one of the convicted men.
“He is no extremist; the only extremists are people like ASIO, they go way deep.”
Last October the men were each found guilty of conspiring to commit an act or acts in preparation for a terrorist act between July 2004 and November 2005.
NSW Police welcomed the sentencing, with the commander of the counter-terrorism and special tactics command, Assistant Commissioner Peter Dein, describing it as “a very significant result for NSW”.
“This was a very lengthy operation,” Mr Dein told reporters in Sydney after the sentencing.
Australia’s greatest terrorism threat was along the east coast, Mr Dein said.
“Before the arrests back in November 2005 there was some 18 months of investigation between the NSW Police, Australian Federal Police, with assistance from ASIO and the NSW Crime Commission.
“The operation in November resulted in some 400 police being deployed for the purpose of doing a number of raids and making arrests.
“On a number of occasions there were up to 100 investigators and support staff involved in this investigation.”
And while Mr Dein is confident there will be no further arrests or charges in connection with this matter, he said it is essential that Australia remain alert to the threat of terrorism.
“Complacency is a very important word in the business of counter-terrorism,” he said.
“It is something that we need to be very careful about in Australia.
“There is a tendency, and I don’t blame people, for starting to think that we can relax as a result of all the work that’s been done, the arrests have been made and the prosecutions occurring. But we still need to remain vigilant.
“It is an ongoing problem. We are on top of it but it is necessary to make sure we do not become complacent.”
“We are working on a 24/7 basis for the purpose of investigating all of the information we receive in relation to the potential threat,” he said.
“That does involve a lot of work, we have a lot of resources. In my particular command I have in excess of 200 people working full-time on counter-terrorism operations …
“Yes, it’s something that we need to be very careful about not to become complacent and we need to be able to spend all the time and money and resources to make sure we are following every particular lead down every particular burrow, otherwise we might miss something.”
The men sentenced on Monday are aged 25, 40, 32, 44 and 36.
Justice Whealy outlined their stockpiling of chemicals and firearms, as well as describing the instructional, extremist or fundamentalist material found at their homes.