Dr. Mark Durie on "Our Fear of Islam"

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS

Lots of news below the fold:

1. Muslim youth leader Fadi Abdul-Rahman found guilty of drug supply

2. Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf received disability support payments while in Syria battlefields

3. VCAT rules in favour of Muslim mosque next to Coolaroo Assyrian church

4. Australian jihadist supporter ‘a fraud’

5. UQ Muslim Student Association to host the Big Iftar Sunset Feast

6. Ramadan a time to reach out and share for many Muslim families

7. Shariah compliant investment scheme launches in Australia

8. Australian ISIS supporter Mohamed Zuhbi denies funding terrorism after bank accounts frozen

9. Terror attack on Aust soil inevitable: MP

10. More businesses targeting Ramadan, says expert

OVERSEAS NEWS

 

1. Halal tourism takes off in Japan

2. UK Prison Imams ‘Linked to Islamist Extremists’

3. Israel’s ‘FBI’ Links ‘Islamic Relief USA’ Charity to Hamas

4. Dumbfounding Dhimmitude

 

 

AUSTRALIAN NEWS

 

1. Muslim youth leader Fadi Abdul-Rahman found guilty of drug supply

The Sydney Morning Herald, by Paul Bibby, July 13, 2014

“A prominent Muslim youth leader who helped young men in his community turn away from drugs and crime has been found guilty of supplying $2 million worth of cocaine. Fadi Abdul-Rahman once publicly declared that “when you stand before Allah, it’s not your macho that will make a difference – not your dollars, not your castles, not your cars”. But the 38-year-old is now facing jail for his role in a drug syndicate that smuggled five kilograms of cocaine into the country in a wooden chess set…”

 

2. Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf received disability support payments while in Syria battlefields

The Daily Telegraph, July 12, 2014

“ONE of Australia’s most wanted terrorists continued to receive government benefits months after arriving in Syria. Khaled Sharrouf, who fled Australia for Syria using his brother’s passport, continued to receive the disability support pension of $766 a fortnight at least until February, about two months after he leftAustralia bound for Syria, The Weekend Australian reports. That means Australian taxpayers may have been inadvertently funding his activities…”
3. VCAT rules in favour of Muslim mosque next to Coolaroo Assyrian church

Hume Leader, by: Natalie Savino, July 14, 2014

“A MUSLIM mosque has been given the green light to be built next to an Assyrian Christian church in Coolaroo. Hume Council ticked off the Al Sadiq Foundation’s application to build a mosque at 60-66 Kyabram St last August, despite more than 1000 objections. The decision was then appealed by residents at VCAT, but was today upheld after almost six months of deliberation…”

 

4. Australian jihadist supporter ‘a fraud’

SBS, 14 Jul 2014

“An Australian convert to Islam arrested in the Philippines for using the Internet to urge people to join “jihad” in Iraq and Syria was branded “a fraud” Monday by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Robert Edward Cerantonio, 29, who also goes by the name Musa Cerantonio, was detained in the central city of Cebu on Friday and will be deported to Australia, Philippine police said. A report in The Australian newspaper described Cerantonio as a preacher and “one of (the Islamic State’s) most influential propagandists”, but Bishop belittled the Melbourne native…”

 

5. UQ Muslim Student Association to host the Big Iftar Sunset Feast

UQ News, July 14, 2014

“Enjoy sweet dates, spicy foods and exotic sweets while learning more about the Muslim culture at The University of Queensland’s Muslim community’s Big Iftar feast on 23 July at UQ’s Grace College. TheUniversity of Queensland Muslim Students Association will host the Big Iftar Sunset Feast as part of Ramadan, a month long religious event eagerly celebrated by more than a billion Muslims worldwide…”

 

6. Ramadan a time to reach out and share for many Muslim families

The Canberra Times, by David Ellery, July 10, 2014

“For most Australians, welcoming total strangers into your home to share a meal and talk about family, religion and your most deeply held spiritual beliefs would be, at best, an uncomfortable and, possibly, terrifying experience. For Turkish Muslims Fethullah and Handan Erdogan, it is an article of faith. As part of the family’s Ramadan observance they invited a Canberra Times team to dinner in their southside suburban home on Wednesday night…”


7. Shariah compliant investment scheme launches in Australia

Muslim Village, by quordobainvestments.com.au, July 13, 2014

“Quordoba Investment Management Ltd, one of Australia’s newest Residential Property Investment Fund Manager is proud to launch The Quordoba Residential Property Trust, Australia’s first wholesale and retail Shariah Compliant managed investment scheme which specialises in direct residential property development.

Quordoba Investment Management Ltd trading as Quordoba Investments (QI) was established to take advantage of Australia’s insatiable appetite for bricks and mortar. It also joins the global growing demand for Islamic Asset Management…”
8. Australian ISIS supporter Mohamed Zuhbi denies funding terrorism after bank accounts frozen

ABC News, by Peter Lloyd and Suzanne Dredge, 1 Jul 2014

“An Australian Muslim in Syria has denied funding terrorism after his bank accounts were closed when he became a vocal supporter of militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Sydney man Mohamed Zuhbi’s bank accounts were closed 10 days ago. He believes the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) was behind the decision…”

 

9. Terror attack on Aust soil inevitable: MP

Ninemsn, July 15, 2014

“A Bali-style terror attack on Australian soil is inevitable, a senior member of a parliamentary security committee has warned. Labor MP Anthony Byrne, who is deputy chair of the joint intelligence and security committee, believes the threat to national security is accelerating. “One of the grave concerns I have … is that eventually and inevitably in this country an event will occur on this soil of the magnitude of the Balievent,” he told parliament on Monday night…”
10. More businesses targeting Ramadan, says expert

The Sydney Morning Herald, by Melanie Kembrey, July 16, 2014

“It is one of the holiest times of the year for Muslims around the world, and for some it is also one of the busiest. In between the feasting and fasting, there is a great deal of buying, selling and, importantly, giving occuring in Sydney during the month of Ramadan. Sales of halal meat skyrockets, while restaurants offer special set Ramadan menus. Even travel agencies are busy, offering package tours of a pilgrimage toMecca…”

OVERSEAS NEWS

 

1. Halal tourism takes off in Japan

Yahoo 7 News, July 10, 2014

“Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.

For a largely homogeneous country with only around 100,000 practising Muslims, that means groping its way through unfamiliar customs as it looks to tap a growing market to help it double the number of overseas visitors by 2020…”

 

2. UK Prison Imams ‘Linked to Islamist Extremists’

Breitbart, by Nick Hallett, 14 Jul 2014

“Imams working in British prisons have links with extremist preachers and hard line groups, and may be helping to radicalise Muslim prisoners, according to a report in the Times. One preacher connected to Muslim prison chaplains believes that beating women “brings them to goodness”, while another group thinks adulterers should be killed. The Prison Officers’ Association admitted that there is a “real problem” with inmates being radicalised, saying that some imams had “slipped through the net”. Sources added that the prison chaplaincy system was a “total shambles” and called for an immediate change in how imams are vetted…”

 

3. Israel’s ‘FBI’ Links ‘Islamic Relief USA’ Charity to Hamas

The Clarion Project, by Ryan Mauro, July 14, 2014

“The Israeli government has banned Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), a U.K.-based charity, for financing Hamas. Its American branch, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), is based in Virginia and, shockingly, its current CEO, Anwar Khan, is an advisor to the State Department as was its former CEO Abed Ayoub. President Obama has boasted of his administration’s work with IRUSA. Ayoub spoke at an event hosted by Vice President Biden in June 2012 when he was IRUSA’s CEO. IRUSA is sponsored by Microsoft, Cisco Foundation, GE Foundation and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. Guidestar lists IRUSA’s 2012 revenue as over $60 million…”

 

4. Dumbfounding Dhimmitude

Culture Watch, by Bill Muehlenberg, July 11, 2014

“When they hand out prizes for mental and moral meltdowns, as well as prime examples of deluded dhimmitude, I would think this fellow could win hands down. He checks all the boxes for rank ignorance, damaging deception, paralysing political correctness, and major moonbattery. I refer to an English lord who has come up with one of the more remarkable – and idiotic – suggestions of recent times. This clueless dhimmi actually said that Christians should marry Muslims in the interests of peace and harmony. Yes he actually said that. Yes he actually is that foolish…”

One thought on “Dr. Mark Durie on "Our Fear of Islam"”

  1. So Grace College – a *church*-run women’s residential college at the University of Queensland – **hosted one of those Iftar pig-outs???!!!

    Enabling Muslim dawa, into the bargain! – since the occasion was all about luring naive infidels in to “learn more about Muslim culture”.

    Suuuuure. I wonder whhat would have happened if someone started asking questions about 1/ FGM and the fact that one school of Sunni sharia law regards it as obligatory, two as sunnah, and one is silent (no condemnation), 2/ the fact that a Muslimah cannot marry an Infidel 3/ death for apostasy 4/ death for blasphemy (and raise the cases of Asia Bibi and Meriam nee Ibrahim, Mrs Daniel Wani, 5/ talaq divorce 6/ islamic polygyny and “possessions of the right hand”, oh, and those kidnapped, raped, enslaved and forcibly “converted” Nigerian schoolgirls (some of them little younger than the younger college residents at Grace), 7/ wife-beating 8/ child marriage, and Mohammed’s bedding of 9 year old Aisha?? Oh, and honor murders, and how come 9 out of 10 such murders worldwide are performed by Muslims? Yeah, let’s discuss the wonderful “Muslim culture”!

    Good god. This is awful.

    I was a student at Grace College in the early 1980s. Back then, it was a lovely place, with a very strong Christian ethos. My years there were some of the happiest of my life.

    This makes me feel sick to my stomach.

    I think I might write a letter to the college, and express horror. And anger.

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