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!
Remember how many times Labor told us they would deliver a surplus but did the opposite? I can’t because I can’t count that high. They’re at it again, but this time they're playing a more lethal game.
Disturbing information is coming from Australian pilots flying out of Asia regarding Tony Fernandes and his cut-price airline Air Asia. The flamboyant owner of Queens Park Rangers is fighting a £50 million fine for breaching UK Football League Financial regulations, and it appears that’s not all he is breaching.
Now I’m just a normal bloke who does pretty normal stuff and after my swimming lessons with the kids this morning I settled down with a cup of tea to watch SKY news which was telling everyone in parts of SA that, “Your houses are likely to be burned to the ground so go inside, lock your doors and close all your windows”. I thought, “Hmmm”.
Last year in Australia 31 children aged five and under drowned. That’s bloody awful and it represents a 50 per cent increase on the previous survey. Government “solutions” such as enforced pool fencing have, predictably, only made the horrific statistic worse.
Maybe, halal certified food is now a hot issue and he has been advised not to touch it. But his options are now few as a giant wave of angry Aussies are forcing mainstream media and major processors to examine exactly what they are supporting.