The Mufti explains why Muslims shouting “Allahu Akbar” slaughtered at least 129 people in Paris:
The statement is a disgrace. Worse, it is dangerous and ominous.
According to the Mufti and his imams, the main “causative factors” behind the kind of terrorism visited on Paris have nothing to do with the Koran. They have nothing to do even with interpretations of the Koran.
In fact, even the Islamic State – which claimed credit for the mass-murder – is not mentioned as a “causative factor”. There is no mention of Muslim agency in the slaughter whatsoever. No mention even of the Muslim countries, like Iran and Saudi Arabia, which sponsor extremists and terrorists.
There is only that familiar and lethal victimology – an accusation that the horrors unleashed in Paris and elsewhere are driven by the cruelty the West inflicts on Muslims.
And so, according to this statement, to defend ourselves we must abandon the Jews of Israel, and – it seems – stop fighting the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. We must drop our security guard. We must stop being suspicious of the faith followed by the Paris terrorists and so many others. We must blame ourselves, and not them. Nowhere in the statement is any obligation imposed on Muslims to change, reform their faith, assimilate or show loyalty to their fellow citizens.
Sack the Mufti now. Sack the national council of imams. Those who hope for our Muslim leaders to take responsibility for reforming their faith are hoping in vain.
The Prime Minister must address this scandalous response.
Paul Sheehan factchecks the Human Rights Commission’s absurd suggestions that we’re riddled with Islamophobia and racism. And he notes:
Of the 20 organisations proscribed by the federal government as terrorist organisations with links to Australia, all 20 are Islamic. The most spectacular race crimes in Australia over the past three years, involving murder, attempted murder, threats to kill and plots to kill – the highest form of racial discrimination – involved Muslims planning or carrying out attacks against non-Muslims… More Muslims are fighting for Islamic State than are enlisted in the Australian Defence Force.
Yet Paula Mathewson on the ABC’s The Drum blames our own jihadist threat more on Tony Abbott’s language than the Koran:
During his time as PM, Abbott resorted to whipping up fear … While Australia continues to face a terrorist threat that is at least partly driven by the alienation created by divisive language, our nation can only benefit from the ex-PM finding his inner statesman.
Astonishing. Vile, too. And so the cultural Left joins forces with Islamism.
Let me explain a word the Mufti likes to (mis)use:
More of this deplorable thing in Paris:
(Thanks to readers John and Peter.)