Dear Journalist, Larry is now Charlie, he is on the hit list of Al-Qaeda. You probably feel a sense of relief that you are not on that list. Unfortunately, I have some rather bad news for you, actually you are.
As the media had taken over my joint yesterday I was unable to get back here to talk with you guys. Instead I tried to get through to some yobbos out there just how important freedom of speech really is.
You can’t expect a budding Islamic State Jihadist to pick up a knife and start decapitating people just like that. Far too horrific an act for the uninitiated. But reports are filtering through from those (well, at least one of those) who had failed the Jihadi course and was lucky enough to return alive.
While Abbott agonises over whether to call the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria a “Death Cult” or simply the “Daesh”, thereby deftly avoiding the word "Islamic", Julie Bishop makes a post-Paris announcement that al-Raqqah, in Syria’s north, is now a no-go city for aspiring Aussie Jihadists. Did Abbott not sack Gillard’s army of useless spin doctors, because it seems they are still on staff?
Protesters in Paris hold up the placards in a heart warming act of defiance, but for me, it is personal; I really am Charlie. I wrote a book about Islam and I write articles for Larry Pickering, an Australian cartoonist who makes Charlie Hebdo look like Walt Disney. In my articles and in my book I try to explain Islam.
To see the beautiful city of Paris self destruct is depressing. To hear French President Hollande say Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam is distressing. It’s sickening that our leaders resolutely refuse to identify an evil enemy within. So I’m going to clear my head of Islam this weekend and you can come along with me if you like to add your thoughts to what I believe is a vexing issue.
“These Jihadists do not follow the way of Islam, Islam is a religion of peace, but it has been hijacked by those who now defame us.” How often do you hear that explanation? Or, “We do not condone what ISIS does but we agree with Shariah and the Holy Koran.” Heard that one too?
Tony Abbott will face the cameras this morning to condemn the latest terrorist attack “in the strongest possible terms”. He will also assure us that “Allahu akbar, we have avenged the prophet”, is a term widely used by a Presbyterian death cult and we should not condemn all Presbyterians, because most of them are really nice people who would rather obliterate us peacefully.
If you look about four posts back you will see a story that is critical of Bill Shorten’s equivocation in relation to anti-terror laws. It has resulted in me and the author being banned from facebook for a further 30 days with a threat that the Facebook page could be cancelled.
More than 70 per cent of all chicken slaughtered in Australia is done according to Sharia Law. This means Islamic principles and rituals. Baiada/Steggles and Ingham have more than 70 per cent of the market share and there are other chicken companies like Red Lea who also halal certify their chickens.
I'm feeling a bit sorry for Prince Andrew and if I'm to be honest, being a baby boomer, I have enormous respect for the Queen but her dysfunctional brood is a product, not so much of the strictures of a Royal upbringing, but of the contemporary lifestyle.
Welcome to the Muslim Appropriation and Rectification Council of Australia. Or MACA, to make things easier. An organisation that has been established to support Muslims in their quest for a happy life in this country. An organisation to set out the rules in Australia - FOR Muslims. Break these rules and you guessed it - you're going to 'Maccas'! Which, as you will find out, is a bit different to Mecca!