Australian Health Lobby Tries To Disconnect The Dots Between Islam & Terrorism


Nothing to do with Islam

The WSJ reports: “The U.S. has switched to ‘annihilation tactics’ against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, surrounding fighters instead of moving them from one spot to another, the defense secretary said Sunday.”

Given Islamic State’s imported soldiers basically die at the same rate they arrive, this represents an enhancement of current battlefield practice. Meanwhile, in Australia, our “nothing to do with Islam” crowd issues another directive:

An outspoken health lobby group has weighed into the divisive ­debate on terror, dismissing ­“inherent links” between Islam and terrorism and calling on an ­influential parliamentary committee to do the same.

The Public Health Association of Australia, comprising doctors, researchers and health academics, has asked the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to take a stand on the issue when it releases its much-anticipated report into the status of religious freedom later in the year.

“The PHAA urges the committee to include a recommendation in its report that disavows the ­notion there is any inherent link between Islam and terror,” the submission says.

Submission. Interesting word. Happy Ramadan, everybody.

Public Health Association of Australia: No “inherent link between Islam and terrorism”

“The PHAA urges the Committee to include a recommendation in its report that disavows the notion that there is any inherent link between Islam and terrorism….The Committee should condemn any politician who refers divisively (expressly or implied) to any religious or ethnic group for the purpose of political gain.”

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Killer Zombies: Islamic State Jihadis in Philippines as Young as 13 Years Old

Civilians who have escaped the besieged city of Marawi in the southern Philippines say the Islamic State-affiliated jihadis fighting to establish a caliphate there are largely teenaged, with some as young as thirteen participating in the killing.

“They are just barely out of teenage life. And they take command from boys in their early to mid-20s,” a woman identified as Norma told the Philippine Inquirer, following her escape from the city. “That is why I addressed most of them as orak (boy) when I conversed with them while me and my family walked out of Marawi the day after the siege started.”

One might almost get the idea that this had something to do with Islam, if we didn’t have learned imams such as H. R. McMaster and Theresa May to explain to us otherwise.

“ISIS teenage fighters are ‘shooting people dead for failing to quote the Koran’ in besieged Philippines city as Duterte’s military warns jihadis to ‘surrender or die,’” by Gareth Davies, Mailonline, May 30, 2017:

Teenage ISIS fighters are said to be shooting people dead for failing to quote the Koran in a besieged Philippines city.

Norma described the boys as “playing,” apparently enjoying the fear of civilians at the sound of gunfire and taking the time to enjoy the loot they robbed from local groceries.

“The boldness and daring that are inherent in the youth are being exploited to advance aims that these boys do not understand,” another woman, Faridah, told the newspaper, asking, “I really wonder if they ever realize the implications of what they are doing.”

The Inquirer says the witnesses estimated children as young as 13 were participating in the violence.

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Astounding that political leaders do not understand the desire of Muslims to live under Islamic law …


Former Labor minister Gary Johns doesn’t care much for the “terrorism is nothing to do with Islam” crowd.

He prefers to consider the facts:

The biggest threat from Islam is not to life and limb but to liberty. There is any number of particularities of Islam that makes it so: religiosity, and the extraordinary attachment to the Koran as a guide to life; associated illiberal attitudes to apostasy and blasphemy; paranoia about the West and especially Jews; and the mistreatment of women.

A poll last year for Policy Exchange in the UK revealed that British Muslims are a more religiously devout subset of the British population. Seventy-one per cent identify with their mosque and see it as representing their views. There are high levels of support for gender segregation in education as well as traditional religious clothing in schools. Neither trend is apparent in the remainder of Britain, outside heavily Muslim districts.

Forty-three per cent support the introduction of aspects of sharia into Britain. Only 22 per cent oppose it. Which aspects of sharia were not made explicit, although mention was made of laws of marriage and divorce. When asked who was responsible for the 9/11 attack on New York, 31 per cent of Muslim respondents said the US government was behind it. More people said “the Jews” were responsible (7 per cent) than said al-Qa’ida or some other analogous group (4 per cent).

It is astounding that political leaders do not understand the desire of many Muslims to live under Islamic law …

Islam is a problem.

Yes. Yes, it is.

In other news:
Sunni Islam blamed for terror plots
The Australian 

National security chiefs have identified “radical Sunni Islam” and its impact on first and second-generation families as the source of …

ASIO boss Duncan Lewis stands by comments refugees not to blame for terrorism
ABC Online 

Of the 12 terrorist attacks thwarted, he said 11 were being planned by young men who were radicalised in the spirit of this “Sunni Islamist …

ASIO head again denies refugee, terrorism link

Instead, they blame what they call a violent interpretation of Sunni Islam. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says she was “gobsmacked” …

USA: Muslim “refugees” – 91.4% on food stamps, 68.3% on Cash Welfare

From the website of US senator for Alabama Jeff Sessions.

They forgot to mention that these figures tend to remain more or less permanent with Muslim migrants. A very small minority  integrate themselves into the job market or make efforts to educate themselves and get out of the welfare system, as many European figures show. Prophet Mohammed was orphaned, illiterate and jobless, sustaining himself on crimes. So education and employment is not an important factor. In addition, the Koran encourage Muslims to collect jizya – blood tax – from kafirs, the non-Muslims, and welfare is looked upon as jizya. Collecting money from non-Muslims is considered a legal entitlement since the kafir is not entitled to any land or laws of their own anywhere, meaning their presence on a land or country of their own is a “theft” of “occupation” of what should be Muslim land.

CHART: More Than 90% Of Recent Middle Eastern Refugees On Food Stamps, Almost 70% On Cash Welfare

USA Muslim refugees 91.4% on food stamps, 68.3% on Cash WelfareImmigration Subcommittee Background:

The statistics in the chart are provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The ORR figures defined refugees from the “Middle East” as being from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen.

During the time period referenced in the chart (FY2008 to FY2013), the United States admitted 115,617 refugees from the Middle East and granted asylum to another 10,026.  Also during this 5-year time frame, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the United States granted permanent admission to a total of 308,805 individuals from these same 10 Middle Eastern countries (designated as refugee-sending nations) through the issuance of green cards.

Those with green cards are Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) of the United States who may apply for citizenship after 5 years and bring their foreign relatives into the U.S. on green cards as well.  Refugees are required to apply to adjust to LPR status within 1 year of their admission to the United States.  The DHS 2013 report on Refugees and Asylees list the top ten countries, numerically, for refugee admission into the United States as: Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Somalia, Cuba, Iran, Congo, Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.  More broadly, concerning all immigration, the Migration Policy Institute notes that the U.S. has taken in “about 20 percent of the world’s international migrants, even as it represents less than 5 percent of the global population,” and that 1 in 4 U.S. residents is now either an immigrant or born to immigrant parents.

The Census projects that another 14 million immigrants will arrive in the United States between now and 2025, easily eclipsing the highest previous historical watermark for foreign-born population share.