The Sydney Moonbat Herald offers a soapbox to a Hizb-ut drone Uthman Badar, who does the usual song and dance aboutÂ demonisation of Islam and all things Islamic:
Muslim protesters held to a hypocritical standard, by Hizb-ut Tahrir spokesturdÂ Uthman Badar
But remember: don’t call him “savage.” “Muslim ‘cult leader’ revealed,” by Dan Oakes forÂ The Age, September 24 JW)
”He tells them exactlyÂ what they want to hear,” a source said. ”Hate the kuffarÂ [unbelievers]; hate the system.”
Relax, nothing to do with Islam:
He has advocated violent struggle against Western troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has gone as far as hailing suicide bombings aimed at civilians in other countries. However, they say they have never heard him advocate terrorist acts in Australia, and question whether he would jeopardise his hold over al-Furqan and his comfortable existence by doing so….
The usual quiet of the streets of Piara Waters in Perth was abruptly broken the weekend before last. Five hundred teenage partygoers, gathering in response to a party advertised on social media, wentÂ out of control, hurling rocks, bottles and bricks at police.
Reinforcements including mounted police, the dog squad and police helicopter were summoned in an attempt to disperse the crowd. A 19-year-old wasÂ stabbedÂ and an ambulance that came to assist the injured had its window smashed.
TheÂ Perth incidentÂ is evidently quite similar, if not worse, than the Sydney protest as far as objective facts go, and it occurred on the very same night. Yet it has been treated very differently.
It received nowhere near as much media coverage. It was not dubbed the “Perth riots”. Politicians did not fall over one another to condemn the violence. Federal Parliament did not see a need to raise the issue in question time and forward bipartisan condemnation. Parents and community leaders in Piara Waters were not asked to condemn the behaviour, nor did they themselves go out of their way offer to apologies or to condemn the violence.
Why the difference?
Much has been said about the protest in Sydney. It is instructive for us to separate the objective reality from the subjective coverage and commentary.
Objectively, protesters angry about a given matter clashing with police is not an uncommon phenomenon in Australia. We have seen it time and again. We saw it in theÂ Occupy protestsÂ in Sydney andÂ Melbourne. We saw it very recently atÂ union protestsÂ in Melbourne.
In terms of the subjective response, it is uncommon that an entire community be held responsible and asked to apologise or condemn. It is uncommon for the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, Foreign Minister, Premier and other high-ranking politicians all toÂ weigh inÂ on the matter. It is uncommon for the matter to beÂ raised in Federal Parliament. It is uncommon for the incident to be headline news for an entire week. And it is certainly uncommon for all of this to occur together.
Yet this is precisely what the response to the Sydney protest has been.
The reason for this is clear. The political establishment and the mainstream media adopt a different standard when dealing with Islam and Muslims. Their demonisation of Islam and all things Islamic has been persistent for a long time now, and quite evident in the past decade.
Thus, what makes the Sydney protest different, in the eyes of media and politicians, is not the violence but that the protesters were Muslim, and that the protest finds its context in the overarching reality of Islam-West tensions.
In this respect the insulting film is merely a trigger and the latest manifestation of a persistent Western aggression against Islam and Muslims. An attack defined by the likes of the unjust invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, decades of Western support for dictators in the Middle East and North Africa, and decades of economic and political subjugation and exploitation of Muslim lands.
The usual register of the mohammedan grievance theatre:
From drone strikes in Pakistan, to soldiers burning copies of the Koran in Afghanistan, to torture by rendition, Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, and Baghram airbase; the list is as long as it is ugly. Yet some still ask why Muslim anger around the world is targeting the US?
When this context is mentioned some respond by the allegation that we are justifying the violence. This is cheap tactic to avoid addressing the real issues. We have been clear on the point that weÂ do not condone violent protest.
Yes, we do not condemn the protesters. We uphold the presumption of innocence. Not because we condone violence, but because it is against all principles to judge people as guilty without all the facts being clear. All the witness accounts I have heard, andÂ some media reports, suggest significant police provocation. What is the reality? Time will tell. Until then, media trials and sensational coverage is not a valid basis on which to condemn people.
Our focus should be on the real underlying issues. It is easy to scapegoat individuals for the deep social frays of a society. It is much harder to hold the powerful institutions â€“ media and political establishment â€“ to account for creating the environment that gives rise to and facilitates social tension.
If we continue down this path of turning a blind eye or providing hollow justifications to those who inflict the worst types of violence on entire nations such as Afghanistan while getting all worked up about clashes in Sydney that pale in comparison, then we can only expect the situation to get worse, to the detriment of everyone.
Uthman Badar is the spokesmanÂ of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Australia, an Islamic political party that is dedicated to the unification of the Muslim world under Islamic law.
All the world belongs to allah. It is idiotic for western journaillie to create apologies for the muslim army, Â fantasy based nonsense that is Â not fact based. “The unification of the Muslim world under Islamic law” means all the world must become Islamic, that’s the basic doctrine of Islam.—Read more>>>