Andrew Bolt responds to Waleed Aly rubbish on The Project about Paris massacre and Islamic State

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Tariq Ramadan on the BBC thinks the main threat is now the emergence of Marine Le Pen in France. In Australia, Waleed Aly worries about Pauline Hanson and Labor MP Kate Ellis goes on television to ask why Ms Hanson is even on our screens (free speech would be one answer). As if the threat posed by two women who might say something that upsets the Islamic community is even remotely comparable to the threat posed by those who would conduct mass executions in theatres and shoot strangers dining on street corners. Memo to the Socialists and appeasers – get a grip, Wally. And a sense of perspective.

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Watch the video, click on the link. Wally talks for leftoids, he provides them with all the absurdities they keep regurgitating to throw them back at us.

I WAS wondering how Waleed Aly would spin the Paris massacre.

Last night on The Project, Aly:

– suggested it wasn’t actually the work of the Islamic State, even though the Islamic State has taken responsibility and France has retaliated by attacking Islamic State targets in Syria;

– claimed it was some kind of self-motivated “DIY” terrorism, even though the attack was extensive, clearly well-planned and well-supplied, involving at least eight heavily armed terrorists from at least three countries, with one terrorist apparently arriving in Europe as a “Syrian refugee” just last month;

– claimed the Islamic State was actually “weak”, even though this “weak” terrorist outfit has in the past month killed 129 people in France, 224 people in a Russian jet in Egypt and 44 people in bombings in Beirut;

– warned against fighting the Islamic State in Syria on the grounds we’d been falsely told that destroying al Qaeda would “end” terrorism – a claim no leader anywhere actually made, and one that ignores the inability of al Qaeda to repeat its “success” of September 11 since the invasion of Afghanistan;

– gave not one single proposal for actually fighting the Islamic State or reducing the terrorism threat other than a fatuous call to “unite”, even though he is a lecturer at Monash University’s terrorism centre.


Andrew Bolt.

Waleed Aly. Picture: Andrew Tauber

Worse, though, Aly in his editorial singled out just one Australian by name – and picture – for criticism.

No, it wasn’t a Muslim hate preacher like Sheik Wahwah.

It wasn’t the evasive Grand Mufti, who yesterday actually used the France terrorism to demand the West treat Muslims better.

It wasn’t any of the Muslims who have joined or recruited for the Islamic State or shot or stabbed Australians here.

It wasn’t any of the 21 Muslims jailed here for terrorism offences.

No, the one Australian he attacked was Pauline Hanson, a non-Muslim who has warned against the threat of jihadism.

That is disgraceful.

That is evasive.

That is scapegoating.

Pauline Hanson does not threaten to kill anyone.

She does not espouse the creed of those who do.


Mourners gather outside the Bataclan concert hall, the scene of the worst atrocity of the Paris attacks, to lay flowers. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

True, Aly this time did mention Islam, which he refused to do in some past attempts to explain some Islamist terrorist attack.

But he did not give some important context in giving his bizarre take on the Paris atrocity.

First, he is a Muslim and was spokesman for the Islamic Council of Victoria at a time that it had voted to make the extremist Sheik Hilali the Mufti of Australia.

He could be seen to have an agenda.

Second, just last year he falsely claimed the Islamic State represented no great threat to us:

What seems to underlie all of this is that ISIS represents a serious threat to Australia. Can you give us an indication of precisely the scope of that threat and the mechanism, can you describe its precise terms? Because it’s not immediately clear when you consider this is a movement on the other side of the world that seems to be importing people rather than exporting them. 

Since then, an Islamic State supporter staged the deadly Martin Place siege.

Another Islamic State supporter stabbed two police in Melbourne.

A teenager in contact with the Islamic State shot police accountant Curtis Cheng.

The Paris terrorists, linked to the Islamic State, shot an Australian teenager.

I believe Channel 10 must question whether Aly should be the station’s main explainer of Islamist terrorism.

Mind you, I am the bad guy.

The media Left on Twitter is loving Aly’s take.

Anything that suggests that we can fight the Islamic State with a few hugs and hashtags, plus a big bucket of sand in which to bury our heads, is just what they want to hear.

7 thoughts on “Andrew Bolt responds to Waleed Aly rubbish on The Project about Paris massacre and Islamic State”

  1. A NEAT LITTLE PACKAGE OF TREATS…….

    Cowardice, stupidity, Marxism, political correctness, suicidal self-loathing and a scorching case of the Stockholm Syndrome all rolled into one.

    How quaint.

    Don Laird
    Alberta, Canada

  2. Thanks for posting Don.

    Magical thinking. Fine for children, but horrifyingly stupid for adults, especially in light of what just happened. Not too clever to teach a child this right now in Europe.

    Hope the child – who seemed fairly bright – is just humouring the adults, and realises that he won’t be able to protect himself from jihadis with a bunch of flowers and a tea-light.

    Think the Koreans in your other video had a bit of a better grip on reality. They’d be good in a crisis.

  3. Wahwah Aly is an idiot – and I am rather surprised that such a mediocre intellect has actually been given a position in one of our Universities – terrorism expert – perhaps how to be one but he has little to offer in combatting muslim terror.

  4. We have to do something about Islam (aka all who follow the koran) world wide or our grandchildren will be suffering under allah in their own once free country… We DO want a free country for our Grandchildren don’t we… so what are you going to do about it. I got a copy of the Koran .. and read the satanic verses… the moslems don’t like me, you and many others who are non-believers of allah.. READ the Koran and make up your own mind .. or this poem will be so so true..

    Children Of Tomorrow

    Children of tomorrow
    I apologize to you
    On behalf of those in my time
    For the things we didn’t do
    We didn’t stop the tyrants
    So your fate could be prevented
    We watched them steal our freedom
    By our silence we consented
    We didn’t choose to circumvent
    The doom you’ve not escaped
    While the Bill of Rights was murdered
    And the Constitution raped
    Some of us were lazy
    Others too afraid
    To think about our children
    The ones we have betrayed
    I guess we were too busy
    To be concerned or care
    To try to ease the burden
    Of the chains we made you wear
    We could have been good shepherds
    When the wolf got in the fold
    But we watched the flame of freedom die instead
    And left you cold
    I’m sorry we were timid
    My selfish generation
    We left you but a remnant
    Of a free and prosperous nation
    I’m sorry for our actions
    Like cowards we behaved
    We could have left you freedom
    Instead you are enslaved
    Children of tomorrow
    Descendants of our land
    I’m sorry we allowed this
    The fate you now with stand
    – Anonymous

    1. @Ronald Dean Munro

      A nice post, well done……

      Lets call it “Requiem Mass For Our Children”……..

      Don Laird
      Alberta, Canada

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