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?
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.
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.
Many airline operators prefer the Airbus fly-by-wire system in preference to risking pilot error. Aeroplane manufacturers deliver only what the buyer wants, the problem is that most buyers have never flown an aeroplane, certainly not under IFR (instrument flight rules) conditions, and pilots aren’t to be trusted to fly such expensive machines.
Defeating the enemy is best achieved by walking in his shoes for a day to discover what he fears most. That then should become the blue-print for his destruction.
In national polling, taken almost four years ago, the ABC reported half of all Australians surveyed held anti-Muslim sentiments. Four years on, it’s safe to assume that the vast majority of Australians now want something substantive done about the Islamic threat.