The Australian uses the word “assassin!”

That’s the correct term. A Mohammedan assassin. This is a first in the main stream media, perhaps something we should celebrate!

Police worker, assassin dead in Parramatta shootout 

Language matters!

Police are investigating whether the assassination of a NSW police worker outside the force’s headquarters in Sydney’s west yesterday was a terrorist attack.
Sydney shooting: jihadism isn’t about winning rights for Muslims

“Jihadism”, a clumsy attempt to diminish the reality of the relentless jihad that is raging around the world, since the meshugga prophet of Islam built his first mosque in Medina and started to raid caravans.

Associate Editor (National Affairs)Sydney

Jihadism isn’t about winning rights for Muslims, removing Israel from the Palestinian territories, stopping Western intervention in the Middle East or any of a host of other grievances.

It is about killing or converting those who resist Sharia and the Caliphate — it is about a deadly struggle that divides the world into believers and their enemies.

There is no appeasing it.

Imagine if you will that after yet another horrific case of domestic violence, with a woman being murdered by her partner, we had a unanimous message from our political leaders and law enforcement authorities.

Just imagine that after publicly sympathising with the victim they stressed what they said was an important message for the community.

Then they warned us that it would be wrong to vilify all men for this crime, and that it was vital the community engages with men in our community and co-operates with them because they will be crucial partners in stamping out this social and criminal epidemic.

Although the lack of culpability for all men and the need to engage with men are axiomatic, such a call, of course, would be inane and unthinkable.

Yet this is the default reaction of political and security leaders when it comes to Islamist extremism.

This is the sort of misdirected response we heard from governments, federal and state, oppositions and law enforcement agencies.

Rather than focus on sharing the understandable community distress and outrage at the deliberate slaughter of innocent civilians, and the persistent and pernicious threat of jihadist terrorism, our authorities placed a greater emphasis on expressing sympathy and concern for one section of our population: the Muslim community.

This is both a perversion of the real challenge confronting the nation — including Muslim communities — and a patronising display towards public awareness and cohesion.

And even more disturbingly, it is an oblique endorsement of the invented grievances that Islamist extremists constantly use to promote their cause.

It is the constant bid for victimhood and the blaming of all the ills of the Muslim world on the influence of the West that is used to foment extremist ideology and action.

These grievances are not authentic and nor do they go to the heart of Islamist extremist motives; they are politically useful messages to spread and encourage their followers and to undermine our resistance.

Jihadism isn’t about winning rights for Muslims, removing Israel from the Palestinian territories, stopping Western intervention in the Middle East or any of a host of other grievances.

It is about killing or converting those who resist Sharia and the Caliphate — it is about a deadly struggle that divides the world into believers and their enemies.

There is no appeasing it.

Yet our leaders unwittingly offer a complementary message; they seem to think they need to pull back on the reins of an expected community backlash against Muslims.

Innocents are murdered and the warning goes out that the innocents must watch their behaviour.

Apart from some relatively minor incidents and the infamously invented pretext for the “I’ll ride with you” Twitter campaign after the Martin Place attack, there has been no evidence of an anti-Muslim backlash in this country.

As ever, Australia is notable for its prevailing cohesiveness rather than divisions.

The ongoing engagement with Muslim communities is obviously necessary, beneficial and not new.

That it might receive added emphasis after recent events, or might benefit from a change of tone with a new Prime Minister might also be a good thing but it is neither here nor there — the process needs to be ongoing, two-way, constant and unexceptional.

But the action that counts is combating Islamist extremists — changing the law or the tone won’t convince them to change their ways.

Worryingly, a patronising message that seeks to warn and chastise the very mainstream community that is being targeted by violence is being combined with a lack of frankness about the terrorist threat.

There is an obvious reluctance to openly identify and explain events as they happen.

Despite the Parramatta shooter yelling ‘Allah Akbar’ as he murdered Curtis Cheng then fired shots outside the police headquarters, police waited until the next day before admitting there was a link to terrorism.

Almost five hours after the attack, NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said there was “nothing to link this event to any terrorist related activity” but he couldn’t rule it out.

Couldn’t rule it out? Here was a Muslim teenager, dressed in black robes yelling “Allah Akbar” as he killed a stranger.

The police must have known this at the time but they decided not to share the information, leaving it to word of mouth and social media reports to drip-feed details to the nation.

It is as though the authorities don’t think the public can be trusted with reality; when the experience in this nation is that the public are perfectly capable of dealing with these issues rationally, proportionately and, importantly, cohesively.

The most likely way to undermine public faith in law enforcement practices or fracture the broad tolerance within our community would be to create the impression that the truth was being hidden — that the public was not being given full and frank information.

The public warnings that are needed are against the extremists — it is the Jihadists who threaten the wellbeing of all Australians, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

When law abiding citizens are deliberately gunned down in the street, it is not law abiding citizens who need lecturing from political and community leaders.

They deserve honest and sensible information and debate. And they don’t expect anyone should feel the need to tone down or hide their disgust at the senseless murder of an innocent man.

The embracing tone from Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten, Mike Baird and Andrew Scipione has, unsurprisingly, won much praise from a political media that tends to be as squeamish on these issues as it is on border protection.

Sure, nuance is needed.

But aside from reassuring and working with our Muslim communities, our leaders need to demonstrate to all members of the public that they comprehend the Islamist extremist threat and are willing to confront it in public discussion — as well as law enforcement — rather than treat it like an evil whose name we dare not speak.

5 thoughts on “The Australian uses the word “assassin!””


    Imgur is a media/photo sharing website. Slightly left of center, a little perverse, some good humor and libertarian with lost of cats, dogs, puppies, kitties and animals.

    Read the simpering caption on the picture the little Muslim left and then scroll down and read the comments.

    Seems America is catching on to the Muslim game of “Poor Poor Pitiful Me”

    Don Laird
    Alberta, Canada


      Click this link and learn all about the Marxist social engineers and the brave new world they’re crafting.

      (multiple links on the page with a YouTube video)

      Enjoy the decline, decay, fall and implosion of the world your ancestors entrusted to you.

      Don Laird
      Alberta, Canada

  2. Aren’t you tired of commentators like Kenny who go on and on listing the evil manifestations of islam and its slaves, but never presents the obvious question; Is it a good idea to have Muslims among us? If it is not a good idea, what can we do? Stop all future musim immigration? Revise our citizenship to make loyalty of Islam a negative? Strip citizenship of those supporting jihad or sharia? Few even broach the first question, much less the follow on questions? Wilders, yes, a few others But most are like Kinney, up to the edge and then pull back.

  3. Mr Almeida said his frightened staff ran into their office and heard three or four gun shots….

    This is the normal reaction of people these days – one of cowering before the Jihadi.

    All non-Muslims must be required to Conceal Carry, and have training practice. .Instead we are forced into submission, first by the Jihadis, and then later, by the police. In every case, the citizen, who should define his nation, is forced to become a docile cowering sheep, while the wolf and the sheep dog define his role.


  4. While Muslims rape, pillage, and murder their way across Britain and Europe

    In this continuous drumbeat of Jihad, I’m surprised how patient we have been with Muslims. Its long past time to say “Enough, or else out you go”.

    Then we have the media – training us how to respond in a Jihadi attack. In all cases we are supposed to behave like cowering sheep. In essence, submit to the Jihadi ,which is what he wants. Then the police arrive , terrorising the population, as if they are nothing but flotsam in the way, enforcing us to yet again to submit to the tyranny of the police.

    The population instead of being proud and free, has now been reduced to the level of cowering sheep, first by the Jihadis, and then the police, fit for nothing but slaughter.

    Lastly come the politicians and the media. They praise the police, then castigate the innocent non-Muslim people, preaching to them about the peaceful religion of Islam etc..Their first concern is the police, and the the Muslim community. Forget the sheeple.

    This has now become the normal reaction of people these days – one of cowering before the Jihadi or the police. This is not the way for a free people.

    We have to enact laws requiring all non-Muslims to Conceal Carry. No more cowering before the Jihadis, or the RoboCop police, and then finally being lectured by politicians of how we should behave in a situation that has been caused by the politicians with their stupid “multiculti no limit to Muslim immigration policy.

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