“IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, KEEP YOUR TRAP SHUT!"
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Security agencies and police forces still insist that we keep the Muslim hierarchy on-side so that they can dob in their “radicalised” kids who are showing signs of terrorist activity. Strange but it seems the families and mosques of these “radicalised” youths invariably insist on their innocence or they are actually involved in the same terrorist activity themselves.
The family of the Boston bombers were involved and claimed their sons were innocent. The parents of the San Bernardino killers were involved and in Australia it seems the parents are usually involved and claim innocence on behalf of the crazy kids. So not much chance of a "radicalised" kid being dobbed in there. Mosques are always involved so don't expect too much from the Imams.
In any other first world country Sydney’s Parramatta Mosque would have been bulldozed by now.
In any other first world country Hizb ut-Tahrir, a finance and procurement arm of ISIS, would have been banned years ago-- in fact it already has been in most other countries!
The term "radicalised" is designed to convince us that these twisted Muslim youths are otherwise normal... in other words some other misguided Muslims have "got at" the poor little bugger.
Well, most normal kids I know aren't keen to follow the Koran's instructions.
The term "deradicalised" implies that they can be talked out of this compulsion to behead non believers. Yeah, good luck with that!
The new Obama buzz phrase for responsible citizens is: “If you see something, say something”!
But when a Muslim family tried to check in an unregulated child’s booster seat at the gate it caused a severe case of "islamophobia". Because the computer system was down they were told at the checkin counter to bring it on board. When another passenger on the aircraft followed Obama's instructions and complained about this odd-looking booster seat carried on by people speaking Arabic, a flight attendant told the mother not to use the booster seat, and asked to see the family's boarding passes before ordering them to leave.
Another passenger who reported the incident was called Islamophobic by the mother of the child and United Airlines was accused of profiling Muslims. An apology was demanded from, and subsequently issued by, the airline and the family was paid compensation.
Numerous other cases where a complaint has been made concerning suspicious Muslims have finished up with the complainant in deep legal water. If the police get involved they are accused of profiling.
Well done Obama!
It seems if “If you see something, keep your trap shut” is by far the better option.