The Age‘s Gina McColl, seems to be a serious mental case:
It’s a dangerous idea, drawing parallels between the idealistic recruits who left Australia for Gallipoli and World War I and young jihadis leaving to fight with Islamic State in Syria and Iraq today. And potentially incendiary on Anzac Day in its centenary year.
But think for a moment. Young men, many from migrant families who came to Australia seeking a better life, going to the Middle East to fight in a war that shows their fellowship with an international brotherhood, fighting for Empire. Exploited as fodder in battle and put into unwinnable situations. The parallels have their limits but they are compelling.
Not forgetting that the largest single-day terrorist attacks in history were committed by this nation & their allies in Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Even SBS’s managing director isn’t prepared to cop that.
Here’s my take on this rubbish:
“…many from migrant families who came to Australia seeking a better life…”
Who says Muslims migrate to Oz for a ‘better life?”
Muslims follow their religious obligation to make the world Islamic.
Abu Ala Maududi, the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami, puts it this way in his book, Jihad in Islam:
“Islam is not a normal religion like the other religions in the world, and Muslim nations are not like normal nations. Muslim nations are very special because they have a command from Allah to rule the entire world and to be over every nation in the world. Islam is a revolutionary faith that comes to destroy any government made by man. Islam doesn’t look for a nation to be in better condition than another nation. Islam doesn’t care about land or who owns the land. The goal of Islam is to rule the entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam. Any nation or power in this world that tries to get in the way of that goal Islam will fight and destroy. In order for Islam to fulfill that goal, Islam can use every power available every way it can be used to bring worldwide revolution. This is jihad.”
Here, more BS from the same article:
“….terrorism expert Greg Barton argues humanising radicalised local jihadis is urgent, “to understand it so we can find a way to defeat it”.
“Terrorism expert” Greg Barton is not, cannot possibly be an expert if he still doesn’t understand Islam or Jihad. “Humanising radicalised local jihadis” is certainly not on the menu.
Our wakademic tossers are clueless and useless. Read it here.