Aussie Diggers Reject PC Spin, Don’t Believe Islam is a Religion of Peace

Tim Blair is shocked – shocked – that Australian troops in Afghanistan have made certain conclusions about the faith of the people they have met there:

The vast majority of Australian Defence Force personnel believes the Muslim religion promotes ¬violence and terrorism, despite “cultural sensitivity training” by the ADF to have its soldiers take the view that Islam is a religion of peace.

The bombshell new study sponsored by the army finds that such “anti-Muslim sentiments” are “probably quite widespread” among Australian frontline troops in Iraq and Afghanistan …

How could these soldiers have let mere experience hamper the work of their “cultural sensitivity” trainers?

2 thoughts on “Aussie Diggers Reject PC Spin, Don’t Believe Islam is a Religion of Peace”

  1. Looks like ground-level Aussie troops have fully-functional BS detectors switched on to “high”; BS detectors just as good as those possessed by their forebears who went up against Mohammedans in the mid-east theatres of WWI and WWII. Being suspicious of Mohammedans is *good*. Being suspicious of Mohammedans is what helps keep ground-level Infidel soldiers *alive*. If any Aussie soldier or relative of same happens to be reading this comment, I recommend 1/ Ion L Idriess “The Desert Column” 2/ John Roy Carlson, “Cairo to Damascus” and 3/ last but not least, two books by the young Winston Churchill – “The Story of the Malakand Field Force” (you can find it in full, digitised, on the Internets; if you have served in Afghanistan, or know someone who has, read especially the chapter near the beginning entitled “The Theatre of War”) and “The River War” (unfortunately all the really juicy stuff got cut out when the original 1899 edition, now scarce as hen’s teeth, was abridged and republished some time later; but the abridged version is still a damn good read). I also recommend an excellent article by Australia’s own Rev Dr Mark Durie, on the subject of the notorious ‘green on blue killings’ or ‘insider attacks’ in Afghanistan.

  2. And here’s some more sage advice from a tough old British bird who saw active combat in Afghanistan in the long, long ago (that is: in 1919).

    Soldier’s guide to surviving Afghanistan war – written 92 years ago
    Money quote –
    He [the author, one Cpl Kavanagh] wrote: “The endurance and experience gained by the tribesman from years of incessant raiding make him a formidable enemy.
    “He will sometimes hide his rifle and appear as a peaceful villager.”
    One tip to young recruits was: “Avoid shaking hands with a strange Pathan. They will seize with their left hand and stab with their right.”

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