Has anyÂ Q&AÂ panel been moreÂ frightening and threatening?
The claim that terrorists have “legitimate concerns”, although, of course, the killing is bad.
The unchallenged vilification of Israel and its “war crimes”.
The describing of Israel as a “root cause” of Muslim terrorism.
The insistence that we will keep getting extremism unless we end our support for evil Israel.
The steering of this discussion away from Islamist threats to Australians and onto alleged Australian meanness to Muslims.
The dismissal of terrorism as “theatre”.
The repeated attacks on the government for allegedly arranging the police raids for political purposes.
The repeated claims that white racists aren’t policed as Muslims are.
The repeated complaints – by people in the audience, too – that Muslims are picked on.
The attacks on the expectation that Muslims follow “the Australian way”.
The heckling of Justice Minister Michael Keenan, with claims the timing of the raids was convenient for the Government.
The barrage of tweets attacking the Government and Islamophobia, and suggesting the police raids were a stunt.
The West created this threat by invading Iraq.
The pack attack on politicians opposing the burqa, a shroud of oppression of women.
Naturally, host Tony Jones has stacked the panel:Â two Muslim activists (who do most of the talking), plus one MP each from Labor, the Liberals and Greens. Jones reserves most of his hard questions for the Justice Minister, and none for the two Muslim apologists.
Muslim extremists watching would feel more justified than ever in their rage at the alleged crimes Australia and Israel commit against Muslims. They would feel that Australia must change to accommodate them … or else.
The ABC is out of control. And this kind of stuff actually puts us in more danger.
Why did the Labor MP, shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, not protest at the gross vilification of Israel? I would have, and I’m not even Jewish.
ABC balance: a Left-wing host has a panel of four from the Left and one conservative to discuss how the terrorism raids seemed a stunt, we’re just picking on Muslims and Israel is one of the “root causes” of the rage of jihadists.
How can the ABC board possibly justify this? This is not just biased, but dangerously inflammatory.