Reporting Islamic terrorism makes Muslims furious, which causes ….. Islamic terrorism!
ADELE HORIN from the Sydney Moonbat Herald offers up another gushing piece of Islamic victimhood and helps Muslims blame “the media” for Islamic terrorism, which makes Muslims “furious”. Now, we all know who controls the media and if we could only catch some of them Jooozzzz…..
Aussie News & Views has some interesting comments
On the other side of the world the Muslim litigation jihad is in full swing:
Nadia Saleh with her children, Mohsen, 20, Kamal, 19, Rana, 17, and Hady, 16.
AUSTRALIAN-MUSLIM families have good relations with other Australians, and feel safe and happy here. But they are furious with the media for depicting Muslims as terrorists and criminals, a report for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship reveals.
”The families felt strongly the media was gunning for Muslims; it was a huge concern for them,” said Ilan Katz, the director of the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW, and a co-author of the study. The research is part of a wider project commissioned by the department to understand the concerns and needs of Muslim Australians.
Based on in-depth interviews with 72 family members, it found people traced a change in the media’s depiction of Muslims from the September 11 attacks in New York and Washington.
”They felt community attitudes had hardened towards them since then because of the media,” said Dr Katz.
So if we stop reporting acts of Islam terror it will go away?
An Iraqi father said: ”The media portrays us as terrorists; the media is against us.” A man from Sudan said, ”Australians listen to the media, that is what they believe.”
Yet the Australian-Muslims were mainly positive about their daily interactions with ordinary Australians, friends, workmates, and passers-by. On the whole they felt accepted and appreciated what Australia could offer. Another father said: ‘‘Australian government high schools even have a mosque [prayer room] … and the students perform midday and Friday prayers there.”
However, a major concern was low income, with some blaming workplace discrimination. Some parents were troubled their children had become more religious than they were. ”The daughters were wearing the hijab but the mothers weren’t,” Dr Katz said. Others were anxious about their children’s involvement with drugs, sex or alcohol.
Nadia Saleh, 42, of Punchbowl, calls Australia ”this remarkable country” that she came to from Lebanon 21 years ago. With her husband Karl, 52, she has raised four children.
”We have got some people who do the wrong thing but it is unfair to criticise the entire Islamic community,” said Mrs Saleh, a manager at the Riverwood Community Centre.
The study highlights the diversity of Australian-Muslims, who come from countries as disparate as Albania and Nigeria.
Dr Katz found Imams were a main source of guidance for parents with family problems and needed more help and resources from government and non-government agencies to do a better job of pastoral care.
The imams are “a source of guidance” alright. Does Dr Katz have any idea what kind of “guidance” they offer?