Unbelievable. From denial to appeasement.
First, we warn that Islam preaches hate. We’re told by the ABC establishment this is false.
Then, we show that Islamic preachers do preach hate. We’re told by the ABC establishment that they are just unrepresentative Muslims.
Now, we show that the president of the Australian National Imam’s Council, Sheikh Shady Al-Suleiman, in on-line sermons has vilified Jews, called on God to help “destroy the enemies of Islam”, declared the punishment for adulterers “is stoning to death”, damned Christmas parties as “worship of Satan” and accused gays of “spreading all these diseases” through “evil actions that bring evil outcomes to our society”.
So now the ABC/media Left switches from denial and excuses to appeasement – if not surrender.
Witness this astonishing exchange on the ABC’s Insiders this morning, discussing Sheikh Shady’s attendance as an honored guest at the Prime Minister’s end-of-Ramadan meal:
Nikki Savva: Labor has to deal with the same kind of people that Malcolm Turnbull has to deal with if we are to show, you know, that we have links into the Muslim community. And while this imam is offensive and his views are unacceptable, nevertheless both sides have had contact.
Laura Tingle: He’s got an official position.
Nikki Savva: An official position so he can’t be avoided or isolated….
Mark Kenny: Apparently this guy is regarded by the Government and AFP (Australian Federal Police) and others as important in their deradicalisation dialogue strategy with the Islamic community. And they still regard him as that…. I don’t think this Shady Sheikh would have been the only person with odious views about homosexuals at this thing, and that’s one of the other reasons I think that the parties, the Opposition needs to be a little bit measured in the way it sees this…
Barrie Cassidy: It’s not the only religion with these sorts of views.
That is a despicable low blow, even for this blathering dolt. (SY)
From too few to worry about to too many to resist. Blink of an eye.
Five weeks ago:
Malcolm Turnbull had quietly had a Greens candidate, Lin Hatfield Dodds, made one of the deputy secretaries of his Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, in charge of his social policy.
When asked by Macquarie Radio if he regretted inviting Sheikh Alsuleiman to dinner, Mr Turnbull said: “I do.” …
Mr Turnbull said he had spoken with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, which had compiled the guest list for Thursday’s event.
I have detailed how Waleed Aly repeatedly omits or denies the role of Islam in Islamist terrorism.
For that impiety I have been savaged by the state broadcaster, the ABC.
ABC presenter Raphael Epstein misrepresented my argument to accuse me of licensing racism.
Most astonishing was the attack on me from the ABC’s religion editor, former Uniting Church minister Scott Stephens, who damned me as “mad”, “lunatic”, “maniacal” and even “idolatrous” for criticising Islam and Aly, illustrated in the piece wearing Christ’s crown of thorns. The then ABC head praised this litany of abuse as ”scholarly”.
That intellectually dishonest and dangerous evasion continues even after the Orlando massacre, with Aly once more aided by disciple Stephens and your taxpayer-funded ABC.
Michael Smith explains:
Waleed Aly and Scott Stephens present a taxpayer funded show on ABC Radio National… Last week The Minefield set out to answer this lofty question: “What is a ‘moral’ response to Orlando?”
Firstly a synopsis of what that model moral response from Aly and his mate did not include. Naming the shooter, naming his motivation, naming Islam, acknowledging the victims. A moral response has nothing to do with Islam because according to the celebrity Muslim Aly the terror attack itself had nothing to do with Islam.
Aly’s moral response to Orlando? Get rid of freedom, not Islam.
“Freedom (is one of those narratives that) doesn’t work any more” he said…
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