ISIS isn’t the first Islamic State to claim supremacy, there was another that reigned terror for 400 years and was based on the Barbary Coast of North Africa. They were known as the “Barbarians” (funny how that word keeps popping up). The Barbarians terrorised Mediterranean nations and as far west as America up until as late as the 19th Century. Using pirated ships they mass murdered, raped, tortured and slave-traded their way to Islamic supremacy until, around 1840, suffering nations decided enough was enough and they were snuffed out.
One hundred years of an Aussie Friday tradition is underway in Melbourne with finalists Sydney Swans’ and Hawthorn Hawks’ supporters, numbering ten thousand, all enjoying a sunny Friday. Not a word of abuse, no scuffles, no death threats just a joyful appreciation of a fine Aussie tradition.
For God’s sake make sure you include this in any comment you make: “This crime has nothing to do with Islam and nothing to do with religion.” It seems this memo went out to every politician, public servant and copper in the country. But it has backfired. You can fool some of the people some of the time but none of the people this time.
Let’s say your name is Abdul and you are a budding Aussie terrorist from Lakemba mosque who has been invited to partake in the Islamic State Games in Syria (bugger, I shouldn’t say Islamic because that’s inflammatory). I’ll start again. Let’s say your name is Abdul and you are a budding Aussie terrorist from Lakemba presbytery who has been invited to partake in the Presbyterian State Games in Syria.
As the US takes five Arab States on bombing missions into Syria, the prize of being the first to commit an Islamic atrocity on innocent Australians is exciting Muslims everywhere energised by the success of the Islamic State so far, and the craven weakness of our politicians.
As Julia prepares to grace our screens and flog her “tell-nothing” book this evening, I’ve decided to revisit and update my assessment from over two years ago of our most enigmatic Prime Minister ever. Nothing much has changed and to be honest, she fascinates me to distraction.
As recent events send shock waves through the Left’s apologists for Islam, Waleed Aly is trying to disconnect his debased Islam from terrorism. “There is no genocide in Iraq”, says this self-promoting, illiterate fool.
As media scrambles to catch up on Kathy’s explosive allegations of rape against Bill Shorten, first exposed this week in the Pickering Post, the ALP is casting a line into an almost empty talent pool for a more reputable fish.
This little boy won’t find his mom in there because discrimination, although unlawful in Australia, is alive and well in the mosques and in the pages of the Koran. A women is not only seen as unequal to a man in so many ways, she is also seen as unclean.
Campbell Newman: “Don’t be alarmed, visit mosques to express your solidarity.” Tony Abbott: “This is not about religion or what you wear. Almost all Muslims are absolutely first-class Australians and upstanding members of the community.” Now I can expect that sort of stupid comment from Newman but not from Tony Abbott.
Maybe I’m a dumb bastard and pro-Islamic mosque advocates are smarter than me. There must be something I’ve missed here because I thought it was the Islamic State that is enforcing Sharia law in Iraq with beheadings and mass murders. Must have misheard it.
The king of Epirus (pyrrhic) defeated the Roman army at Asculum in 280 B.C. But the victory was at such cost to his own army that he was rendered unable to attack Rome itself. He had lost the war for the sake of a battle. He had remarked, "One more such victory and we are lost". So, the loss of one mosque does not a Spring make.
Kathy awoke the next morning, she felt sick and stayed in bed until 4pm, she then dressed and attended the Party conference that evening at the Convention Centre at the far end of the caravan park.
[A prologue to this story is an important one: I have read an extensive, albeit heavily redacted, transcript of police interviews with Kathy. The police appear to have carried out their investigations in a professional and comprehensive manner. It is clear there was not much more they could have done.