I was asked recently whether any Islamic religious experts had tried to refute the claims in my book. Funnily enough, when I thought about it, there hasn’t been a single one. Considering how touchy they are about their religion you might think they would have something to say about such a high profile Amazon best seller.
Sometimes, important moments in history can go by almost unnoticed. The Gettysburg address for instance, was barely remarked upon when it was delivered and when a young Austrian by the name of Adolf Hitler had a dust up in a beer hall, few people paid attention.
I didn’t have high expectations when I tuned in to the ABC’s 7.30 Report the other night. Lucky really because I don’t deal well with disappointment.
Don’t you care about Muslims? Your new policy focus promises to be more accommodating to Islam. No doubt, this will mean more public money to Islamic organisations. Suppression of free speech will continue or be intensified where Islam is concerned.
Over a year ago Harry Richardson, best selling author, a respected authority on Islam and contributor to pickeringpost.com, wrote explaining the real role of mosques and the dark future they pose for Australia. This is Harry's ominous article:
How tragically ironic that Tony Abbott was dumped as PM some two weeks after vindication of his bravest and most controversial policy.
Dear Jimmy, Hi how are you? Er, you probably have never heard of me, but of course I’ve heard of you, rock legend and all that. We do have a few things in common mind you. We both came from the UK (other side of the border) and settled in this great country.
Many of us are struggling to complete our tax returns at this time of year. There is one insidious tax which we need to deal with however and this must be submitted by 31st of July. The cut off date for submissions to the Halal investigation is July 30th.
The recent furore over the ABC’s inclusion of a convicted terrorist sympathiser on the guest list of Q&A is starting to die down. It has however raised an important but as yet unanswered question. Why do we need a public broadcaster at all?
Words matter, they matter a lot. Words define our thoughts and our thoughts drive our actions. By the manipulation of language it is possible to effect changes without people even realising what has happened.
Einstein defined Insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If he was right, then Government policies for combating Islamic violence are nothing short of insane.
I hate it when the alarm goes off at stupid o'clock on Anzac morning and I know I have to drag myself out of bed to go to the dawn service. At the same time I love the way that this small deprivation forces me to think of the sacrifices that were given to create this amazing society that we live in.
The hardest thing about being a journalist for a local paper is that not much ever happens in a small town. If a cat gets stuck up a tree, you rush down to get the scoop. School fete? Of course you will be there.
Education has come a long way since I was at school. Now that everyone has a calculator on their smart phone, there is no need for children to spend time learning useless things like times tables. Kids are now free to learn much more useful things instead.
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.
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.
A follower of the Prophet Mohammed came to Sydney today, but he didn’t come to see the sights or enjoy the famous Australian welcome. No, this man came to deliver a message to the people of Australia; it is a message that most of us probably don’t want to hear.