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I have finally received an appalling response from the PM. Well, actually there was no response from the PM at all. Shocking and so unexpected – NOT! Instead he duck-shoved my questions to Senator Zed Seselja and the Acting Assistant Secretary Felicity Smart.
Last October I wrote this letter and sent a hard copy to the Prime Minister’s office. I also published it online.
Thursday 20th October 2016
Dear Mr Turnbull,
I, along with many Australians, are becoming increasingly concerned about your lack of knowledge, or deliberate deception, when it comes to Islam in Australia.
The Muslim boys who were arrested yesterday behind Bankstown mosque were literally obeying the commands of Allah in the Quran and following the example of the so-called prophet Muhammed as they are commanded to do according to Islam.
Surely you and your security agencies can read? Surely you and your security agencies can hear? These verses are preached in mosques, Islamic schools, on the internet, everywhere!
It is not surprising at all that Muslims of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds are picking up knives and threatening terror on our streets. It is all there in black and white in the Islamic texts.
Here is a small sample of verses in the unlikely case you were not aware:
Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing…
but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)”
Quran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”
Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”
Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”.
Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”
Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”
Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”
Quran (8:65) – “O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight…”
Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”
Quran (9:14) – “Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.”
Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”
It is irrelevant that you find some Imams or Mullahs who say those verses have been misinterpreted. It is irrelevant that some Muslims say Islam is a religion of peace. It is irrelevant that some Muslims have rejected these commands and outright disobey them by ‘integrating’ and taking on western values.
What is relevant is the fact an increasing number of Muslims are literally obeying these commands. While ever the Quran, Hadiths and example of the so-called prophet remain unchallenged this country will have to deal with an increasing number of devout, pious, Quran reading, prophet exemplifying Muslims taking up the commands to be violent.
Your expensive and irrelevant ‘deradicalisation’ programs are an insult to our intelligence. Muslim only football games so they can play with themselves aren’t going to de-radicalise anyone! Spending millions of dollars on programs that include gym membership and community projects mean nothing!
The focus needs to be on convincing Muslims to reject the vile and barbaric commands stated in the Islamic texts. There are hundreds of verses that must be rejected. The example of Muhammad is a nightmare and yet every day, in every mosque, Islamic school and Muslim home, Muslims are encouraged to be like Muhammad. Yet he became increasingly violent and abrogation means the earlier, more peaceful verses of the texts are cancelled and replaced by the later more violent ones.
Your denial or deliberate deception in these matters puts police lives at risk. Curtis Cheng already paid the supreme price. You are also putting community lives at risk. You can do something about this. You can be honest and you can confront the reality that Islam is a totalitarian ideology hiding behind a thin veil of religion. The other major world religions are primarily concerned with acts of worship and acts of service. No-one is concerned about Muslims praying, fasting or giving to the poor. However Islam goes way beyond this. It has an entire legal and political system with military aspirations.
The boys arrested yesterday, the other jihadists in our jails, ISIS, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the other OIC nations, they all understand and adhere to this fact… Islam is a total and complete way of life they believe is supreme and must dominate every other religion, culture and country.
Why do you refuse to admit it? Because a few Muslims have told you it’s not true? Because a few Muslims who are either disobeying and rejecting their religious texts (and yet still call themselves Muslims) say don’t worry, that is not Islam? Is it because many Muslims obey Sura 16:106, 3:28 and others and you fall for it?
What is your reason for condescendingly lecturing Australians to be more tolerant in the face of increasing threats to our security? It is clear as day to us that these Muslims are simply obeying the commands of the Islamic texts. The Muslims who don’t obey are not the issue. An increasing number of Muslims from a wide range of educational levels, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities are acting on these commands.
Why not lecture Muslims to disregard, disobey and reject outright the commands in the Quran and the vile example of the so-called prophet? Why don’t you apply critical thought and analysis to this destructive and divisive ideology? Why are you so overprotective of Islam?
How can you, or your security agencies know who will be the next Muslim to literally obey the Quran, Hadiths and follow the example of Muhammad? How can you, or your security agencies, keep us safe from the increasing number of Muslims with ‘mental health issues’ who decide to act on those commands?
I sincerely look forward to your response.
The Senator responded with this letter on 6th December
Ms Smart didn’t respond until late December.
Both letters are unacceptable and unsatisfactory as neither even attempts to address the genuine concerns I raised. The questions I asked and the points I highlighted are very serious and many Australians want answers. These responses are far less than adequate.
The reality is that the PM and his Government continue putting the lives of both the police and public at risk. Turnbull has not given us any reason to believe he can guarantee our safety. So what if terrorism is carried out by a ‘very, very small percentage of violent, extremist individuals.’? That is no comfort to the lives already lost. A few individuals can cause a hell of a lot of damage. The reality is those violent extremists are individuals who literally obey the commands in the Quran. They literally interpret and attempt to emulate the so-called prophet Mohammed. The fact is the Government, the police and even the Islamic community don’t seem to know who will be the next ‘individual’ (beside the fact they are nearly always part of a group) who will take these commands literally.
There is no other group of people we need to observe, monitor, spend millions on to convince them NOT to follow their scriptures literally.
Islam as an ideology is not compatible with our Australian democratic society. The Quran is a #textbookforterrorism that incites, condones and encourages violence, oppression and terror.
Even worse, there are an increasing number of believers who are willing to literally obey this vile and barbaric ideology. It is irrelevant that many Muslims refuse to literally obey such commands, the issue is an increasing number of Muslims are devoting their very existence to making those commands a reality.