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Saturday, 17th November 2018

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... but will Abbott buy it or bury it?

Larry Pickering

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.


When the flowers have gone and the blood is cleaned from the walls and the bullet holes spackled over in the Lindt Cafe, outrage will slowly replace grief and the true story of a well-planned, albeit amateurish, terrorism attack will emerge.  

A forensic Coronial inquiry could take a year but the initial inquiry into the Martin Place abomination should be completed by February and it will present the Government with an agonising quandary... continue to shield the Islamic community from blame and be eventually damned by the Coroner’s report, or show Australians what really happened.

It will be a testicular test for Tony Abbott and it’s one that he must eventually face. Only a fool would persist with the notion that this was a “lone wolf” attack. There are too many open links to Islamic support from Sydney’s west and the links extend to the heart of Green/Left operatives embedded in the Public Service.

Before the siege was three hours old Islamic leaders knew very well who the gunman was, they said so, and the Lakemba disability boys, prevented from travelling to Syria, were high-fiving each other, salivating at the obvious outcome.

If Abbott’s inquiry is fair dinkum it will blow the lid off the entrenched Islamic rorting of our welfare system. It will show the money trail from drugs and the halal certification scam to ISIS, via sham “charities”. It will show the complicity of the terrorist’s partner and two other close associates.

It will reveal the 14,500 who followed him on Facebook and those who subscribed to his website. 

It will show the culpability of magistrates and damning phone calls and text messages leading up to the siege.

A subpoena on the bank records of Chris Murphy’s law firm will show who financed the terrorist’s appeal to the High Court.

Legal aid does not extend to High Court appeals, and it doesn’t come any cheaper than $50,000 up front. The inquiry will show who provided the sawn-off shotgun and cartridges, what mosques he attended and who gave him support?

This is the first inquiry into the underbelly of Sydney’s protected Muslim enclaves. Enclaves that have been allowed to fester unchecked and unmonitored for decades, and it will likely lead to places Abbott fears to tread. But tread he must.

We have had enough, now we need answers.

[The post "MUSLIM PHOTO OP." was deleted by Facebook as offensive and I have been banned for a week, so I am unable to post or answer any messages until Christmas eve. Hope to catch up with all the messages then. Sorry about that.] 


They will all head for NZ and overwhelm the Kiwi welfare system and just be a stones throw away, no passport needed!

As we have just recently witnessed these Islamist murderers are living here amongst us. For the future of our children & for us we have to eradicate them as soon as possible. Any Muslim that shows the slightest evidence of support for them deported immediately.
Pakistan outrage…….“We have killed all the children in the auditorium. What do we do now?” a jihadist asked in a call on Wednesday (17 December 2014) that was traced to a lieutenant of Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Maulana Fazlullah.
“Wait for the army people (arriving units of the Pakistan Army’s Special Operations Group), kill them before blowing yourself (up),” a voice, believed to be that of Uma Mansoor Darra, replied from neighbouring Afghanistan.
The seven jihadists later lined up for a... group photo, which the Taliban released on the internet. Like Man Haron Monis in his attack in Sydney’s Martin Place, the backdrop for their action was provided by a flag showing the Shahada, the basic tenet of Islam, reading “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger”.
Having slaughtered 148 children and teachers — most by gunfire but some by beheading and others by being doused in petrol and set alight — five of the group detonated suicide vests while the others fought a gunbattle with the special forces before being killed.
Before making the phone call, the members of the suicide squad had gone from classroom to classroom, turning the school of more than 1000 innocent students — many them children of army personnel, but others from civilian life — into an abattoir.

Agreed 59096, and Scott Morrison may jut be the one to clean up the islamic welfare rort in this country.

Do you want a mosque near you? You may say you don’t mind, so long as it isn’t run by the small minority of extremists.

If so, think again.

Please subscribe to Middle East Quarterly for a copy of the report “Sharia and Violence in American Mosques“, by Mordechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi. Its surgical logic is matched by its unflinching conclusions.

The study is relevant to British people because Islamic integration is assumed to work better in America than in Europe.

Messrs Kedar and Yerushalmi ask two basic questions: first, whether there is a link between sharia-adherent behaviour in American mosques and the making available of books and videos sanctioning violence; and second, whether there is a link between violent materials in a mosque and that mosque’s leaders advocating violent or supremacist behaviour?

The researchers appear to have been sampled cautiously and impartially. Data came from a random, representative sample of 100 US mosques in 14 states, plus the District of Columbia:

A surveyor visited a subject mosque in order: (a) to observe and record 12 Sharia-adherent behaviors of the worshipers and the imam (or lay leader); (b) to observe whether the mosque contained the selected materials rated as moderate and severe; (c) to observe whether the mosque contained materials promoting, praising, or supporting violence or violent jihad; and (d) to observe whether the mosque contained materials indicating the mosque had invited guestspeakers known to have promoted violent jihad.

The Sharia-adherent behaviour was selected for its significance according to “Reliance of the Traveller”, “Fiqh as-Sunna”, and other standard – if unsavoury – sharia discourses:

Among the behaviors observed at the mosques and scored as Shari’a-adherent were: (a) women wearing the hijab (head covering) or niqab(full-length shift covering the entire female form except for the eyes); (b) gender segregation during mosque prayers; and (c) enforcement of straight prayer lines. Behaviors that were not scored as Shari’a-adherent included: (a) women wearing just a modern hijab, a scarf-like covering that does not cover all of the hair, or no covering; (b) men and women praying together in the same room; and (c) no enforcement by the imam, lay leader, or worshipers of straight prayer lines.

Violent materials – mainly books and videos – were divided into ‘moderate’ and ‘severe’.

The moderate-rated literature was authored by respected Shari’a religious and/or legal authorities; while expressing positive attitudes toward violence, it was predominantly concerned with the more mundane aspects of religious worship and ritual. The severe material, by contrast, largely consists of relatively recent texts written by ideologues, rather than Shari’a scholars, such as Abul Ala Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb. These, as well as materials published and disseminated by the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, are primarily, if not exclusively, aimed at using Islam to advance a violent political agenda.

This choice of materials seem to have been chosen because they “are not Islamic legal texts per se but rather are polemical works seeking to advance a politicized Islam through violence, if necessary. Nor are these authors recognized Shari’a scholars.”

The results of the survey were unambiguous: most mosques offered pro-violence materials, but the mosques most likely to do so were the ones encouraging sharia-adherent behaviour.

The survey’s findings, explored in depth below, were that 51 percent of mosques had texts that either advocated the use of violence in the pursuit of a Shari’a-based political order or advocated violent jihad as a duty that should be of paramount importance to a Muslim; 30 percent had only texts that were moderately supportive of violence like theTafsir Ibn Kathir and Fiqh as-Sunna; 19 percent had no violent texts at all.


The study found a statistically significant association between the severity of violence-positive texts on mosque premises and Shari’a-adherent behaviors.

In addition mosques containing severe material were likely actively to encourage terrorism and the funding of it:

The survey found a strong correlation between the presence of severe violence-promoting literature and mosques featuring written, audio, and video materials that actually promoted such acts. By promotion of jihad, the study included literature encouraging worshipers to engage in terrorist activity, to provide financial support to jihadists, and to promote the establishment of a caliphate in the United States. These materials also explicitly praised acts of terror against the West; praised symbols or role models of violent jihad; promoted the use of force, terror, war, and violence to implement the Sharia; emphasized the inferiority of non-Muslim life; promoted hatred and intolerance toward non-Muslims or notional Muslims; and endorsed inflammatory materials with anti-U.S. views… [O]f the 51 mosques that contained severe materials, 100 percent were led by imams who recommended that worshipers study texts that promote violence.

And there doesn’t seem to be much difference between moderate and severe mosques when it comes to violence against the infidel.

[M]osques containing violence positive materials were substantially more likely to include materials promoting financial support of terror than mosques that did not contain such texts. A disturbing 98 percent of mosques with severe texts included materials promoting financial support of terror. Those with only moderate rated materials on site were not markedly different, with 97 percent providing such materials.

These results were comparable when using other indicators of jihad promotion. Thus, 98 percent of mosques that contained severe-rated literature included materials promoting establishing an Islamic caliphate in the United States as did 97 percent of mosques containing only moderate rated materials.

Remember this if you thought that you would only be concerned about a mosque in your neighbourhood if it was run by members of the small minority of unrepresentative extremists. The moderate mosque may not attract violence, but it’s just as likely to encourage it.

Depressing stuff. But what makes the picture even worse is the number of people coming to hardline mosques compared to moderate ones:

Mosques that contained written materials in the severe category were the best attended, followed by those with only moderate-rated materials, trailed in turn by those lacking such texts. Mosques with severe materials had a mean attendance of 118 worshipers while mosques containing only moderate materials had a mean attendance of 60 worshipers; mosques that contained no violence-positive literature had a mean attendance of 15 worshipers.

Read that last paragraph again. Do the arithmetic. Nearly three quarters of mosque-goers attend ‘severe’ (offering modern materials with a violent political axe to grind) mosques; just over one fifth go to moderate (predominantly worship and ritual with some positive attitudes towards violence) mosques; and 3.5%, or one in thirty, go to mosques with no violent materials in them.

IS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: The end of the line is in sight when an organizatin/radical group starts executing 'its own', and that can't come a minute too soon. Maybe they could all kill each other until there was only one left, and he'd need me to make a call to send him to his appointment with 72 virgins.

Eleven people were injured by a motorist who plowed into a crowd in southern France. The driver yelled "Allahu Akbar" as he attacked. Dec. 21, 2014
Photo Credit: Twitter
On Sunday, Dec. 21, a 40-year old man drove his car into a crowd while shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“Allah is great”). The attack took place in the eastern French city of Dijon. Eleven people were injured in the attack, two of whom were in serious condition.

Agense France Presse reported that a source said the man was “apparently imbalanced and had been in a psychiatric hospital.”

However, there were sources reporting that the car drove into crowds at several different locations, all while the person or persons inside the car screamed “Allahu akbar.”

On Saturday, Dec. 20, a French Muslim was shot dead after attacking three police officers with a knife. This man also shouted “Allahu Akbar” while stabbing the police officers. This attack took place in the town of Joue-les-Tours.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.

Islam's negative effect on Swedish, German cultures

That Nordic country, he says, is experiencing a growing Islamic problem, at least in some parts of the country."Sweden used to be one of the most peaceful countries in the world, [but] all that has changed," he tells OneNewsNow. "There's been a skyrocketing rate of rapes of Swedish women by Muslim men.

In some cities in Sweden, women are afraid to walk through a park, even in the day time. It's gotten that bad, especially in the southern city of Malmö."He continues: "As the Muslim population grows, they're going to be demanding sharia law, or at least elements of sharia law, in the Swedish legal system.

He will be there for a week and hopes to educate the population about the rising Islamic threat before it is too late.Meanwhile, a pro-family leader says the growth of radical Islam is a problem that cannot be dismissed as just an "alternative ideology."Growth of Islamic extremism in GermanyRecently the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency revealed that the number of Islamic extremists in that country is growing rapidly.

Read "Infidel" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Shoppers could be told how their meat has been killed, with labels on the packaging informing them over whether the animal was 'stunned' or 'unstunned'. Halal meat comes from the traditional Muslim method of slaughtering but is controversial because animals are killed by having their throats cut and then having their blood drained.
Meat products could be labelled 'stunned' or 'unstunned, which would effectively alert shoppers as to whether their meat was killed according to religious guidelines.
Halal slaughtering involves cutting through the large arteries in the neck with one swipe of a blade, while a Muslim butcher recites a religious verse. All blood is then drained away since the consumption of blood is forbidden under Islamic law. Under Islamic law, an animal must be slaughtered by having its throat cut while it is conscious.
In comparison, the non-halal method involves taking animals to an abattoir where they are stunned before being killed. It means the animal is unconscious when it is killed and has an instantaneous death, as opposed to enduring what animal rights activists claim is drawn-out pain and suffering. Once the animal has been killed at the abattoir, it is removed and taken to be hung and butchered.

Can anyone shed light on this? Horst Manure Veri Tas • 2 days ago

Like some one wanted a patsy so a new agenda could be pushed..strange how The Today show has a video of the feds conducting an exercise in the exact same cafe a year before this???

5 Reasons to Question the Official Story of the 'Sydney Siege' Dispels many aspects of the drone media reports.

Iran says it requested 14 years ago the extradition of Man Haron Monis - the gunman behind the Sydney siege - but Australia refused to hand him over.

The head of Iran's police, Gen Ismail Ahmadi Moghaddam, told reporters that Monis was wanted for fraud at the time.

He said Monis had fled to Australia via Malaysia in the late 1990s.

Monis and two hostages were shot dead on Tuesday morning, when commandos stormed the Sydney cafe where he had been holding captives for 16 hours.

Gen Moghaddam said Monis was known in Iran as "Manteqi".

"In 1996, he was the manager of a travel agency and committed fraud," the general told reporters. "He then fled to Malaysia and from there, to Australia under a fake name."

He added that "since we did not have an agreement on the extradition of criminals with Australia, the Australian police refused to extradite him".

I don't know how to get court transcripts but it would be interesting to read just what glowing things this lawyer said of the scumbag.

If the "I'LL RIDE WITH YOU" Green/Labour sympathizers had started their campaign 1 week earlier they could have given him an escort into the city. Maybe next time they will succeed in assisting more!!!! I would hope there is no next time, but I feel it is not going to end soon.

Coronial inquiry will find it was"" a lone wolf "" The truth will never be allowed to become public. We are very rarely told the truth if politicians are involved and now the same applies with the mozloms as is with the aboriginals. We will never know.


Larry what happened to freedom of speech I thought we still enjoyed it. Maybe you need to be a mossie to enjoy it.

We were continuously told Australia has the best hostage negotiators in the world, what f***ing bullshit. It seems after another failure in the High Court and rejection of a phone call from Abbott, this frail mind who was also abandoned by his muslim brothers just exploded. There is no excuse for killing an innocent woman and man but nutters can't be predicted. Abbott should have made the call on a private line as the negotiators FAILED

Right on schedule, following a high profile terrorist attack, the government of Australia is now “investigating new security laws” and other methods that can be used to gut the civil liberties, privacy, and general way of life of Australian citizens. Only a day after the Sydney Siege, Australian “lawmakers,” intelligence agencies, legal branches, and other government officials sprung into action in order to discuss the possibility of passing yet another law allowing the collection and housing of telecommunication and Internet data of Australian citizens.
On December 16, the Australian Parliament was hearing testimony by Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin who “warned of ‘grave implications’ for terrorism investigations if telecommunications companies are not forced to keep phone and internet data.”
"I could not understate enough that it would have grave implications for law enforcement's ability in this country to investigate, deter and disrupt potential terrorist acts," Colvin said. He also claimed that, as new Telecom Companies entered the market, there was less data being collected and what data was being collected is being held for shorter periods.
The inquiry comes as part of the Joint Intelligence and Security Committee’s “debate” over a third round of oppressive laws regarding phone and computer data collection and retention.
Of course, since the inquiries conveniently have come on the heels of the Sydney Siege, lawmakers are now asking whether or not these measures could serve to prevent “lone wolf” attacks as well as coordinated acts of terrorism. A separate inquiry is being requested to determine if these laws could prevent events like the Sydney Siege which appears to be something vastly different from a lone wolf attack and instead more like a state-sponsored event.
The committee is also “set to examine the next package of proposed counterterrorism laws” in the very near future.
Some major players on the committee were anything but critics of the greater implementation of a police and surveillance state such as “Australia’s Top Spy,” ASIO Director General Duncan Lewis, the Australian Crime Commission, and the Attorney General’s office.
After the passage of the first and second round of surveillance and anti-terrorism bills in Australia, the occurrence of the Sydney Siege will conveniently serve to eliminate much of the opposition to that legislation already passed as well as those bills currently being debated.
The first round of anti-terrorism legislation passed in Australia this year, the National Security Legislation Amendment (Bill No.1) 2014, passed with bi-partisan support. As Ben Grubb of the Sydney Morning Herald wrote in September 2014, the NSLA gave the Australian government even more extraordinary powers. He stated,
Australian spies will soon have the power to monitor the entire Australian internet with just one warrant, and journalists and whistleblowers will face up to 10 years' jail for disclosing classified information.
The government's first tranche of tougher anti-terrorism bills, which will beef up the powers of the domestic spy agency ASIO, passed the Senate by 44 votes to 12 on Thursday night with bipartisan support from Labor.

Anyone - including journalists, whistleblowers and bloggers - who "recklessly" discloses "information ... [that] relates to a special intelligence operation" faces up to 10 years' jail.
Any operation can be declared "special" by an authorised ASIO officer.
This also gives ASIO immunity for criminal and civil liability in certain circumstances.
Many, including lawyers and academics, have said they fear the agency will abuse this power.&
Those who identify ASIO agents could also face a decade in prison under the new bill, a tenfold increase on the existing maximum penalty.
The new bill also allows ASIO to seek just one warrant to access a limitless number of computers on a computer network when attempting to monitor a target, which lawyers, rights groups, academics and Australian media organisations have condemned.
They said this would effectively allow the entire internet to be monitored, as it is a "network of networks" and the bill does not specifically define what a computer network is.&
ASIO will also be able to copy, delete, or modify the data held on any of the computers it has a warrant to monitor.
The bill also allows ASIO to disrupt target computers, and use innocent third-party computers not targeted in order to access a target computer.
That bill passed as did the second bill (aka the Foreign Fighters Bill) which was submitted shortly after the passage of the first. The second bill, according to the bill’s own language, allowed for,
create new offences for 'advocating terrorism' and for entering or remaining in a 'declared zone';
broaden the criteria and streamline the process for the listing of terrorist organisations;
extend instances in which a control order may be sought; extend the sunsetting provisions of the preventative detention order and control order regimes; and include a sunset clause for the 'declared zone' offence;
provide certain law enforcement agencies with additional tools needed to investigate, arrest and prosecute those supporting foreign conflicts;
Now, as the third round of anti-terrorism laws are being “debated,” (i.e. promoted), the Sydney Siege conveniently takes place putting the event firmly in the category as those across the world that preceded such as the OKC bombing, 9/11, the Underwear Bomber, 7/7, and other “terrorist attacks” that were conveniently timed to take place either shortly before bills designed to shred civil liberties were being discussed or were to serve as the stated cause of their writing. In truth, in virtually every case, such legislation was already written long beforehand.
Of course, the new surveillance laws would have done absolutely nothing to stop Monis’ rampage. After all, Monis was on the radar of the police long before he engaged in the Sydney Siege. As David Marr writes for The Guardian,
This will be used to justify so much: controversial security laws the Abbott government has already passed, the metadata retention law waiting in the wings and heaven knows what other laws may now be dreamed up in the aftermath of the shocking deaths in the Lindt cafe.
Dealing with Man Haron Monis never needed fancy new security laws. He has been on the radar of police – and probably Asio – since at least October 2009 when he turned up at a police station in Sydney’s western suburbs trying to report a bogus terrorist attack. He was charged, instead, with writing menacing letters to the families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
From that point until yesterday’s terrible events, police and Asio had all the authority they needed to keep track of a man who revealed himself over the years to be really nasty and really crazy.
Old laws allowed police to bug his phones, intercept his emails and place him under surveillance. They didn’t even need a warrant to access his metadata and track down everywhere Monis had been and everyone he was talking to year after year.
They didn’t need fresh laws threatening journalists with 10 years’ jail for revealing Asio’s newfangled “special” operations. Look at the superb cooperation the press displayed during the siege: forgoing scoop after scoop to follow the police strategy of denying Monis the oxygen of publicity.
In the months ahead, with due acknowledgement for the skill they showed in the siege, a failure of policing will have to be faced. Despite having all the powers they needed at their disposal, and despite Monis’s erratic behaviour over so many years, the Australian federal police, the NSW police and Asio weren’t able to prevent him putting into effect his crazy plan.
Of course, it is likely that the police or ASIO did not stop Monis because ASIO and other related intelligence organizations wanted Monis to do exactly what he did. Please see my article “5 Reason To Question The Official Story of the ‘Sydney Siege’” and Tony Cartalucci’s article “The ‘Shape-Shifting’ Sheik and the ‘Sydney Siege’” for further discussion on this issue in particular.
Whatever the true nature of Monis may be – legitimate mental patient, patsy, or tool of Western intelligence agencies – there is clearly much more to the story than what the mainstream press is printing and promoting.
Regardless, the only thing that we can know with absolute certainty is that the Sydney Siege will be used as propaganda to the utmost effect by all Western and NATO governments in the push for further war. I It will also be used to justify an even greater police state at home in Australia.

Taped some of abc with trioli about 6am. Mike Smith (of Inside PR) was reviewing the newspapers and really gave it to the Australian as being too far right in its views. He criticised the editorial today "Liberal-Left still in denial despite terror to Sydney" and a lefty discussion on how disgusting and hurtful it was to the victims etc etc by Trioli" They think they are so unbiased on the abc yet I find it disgraceful to broadcast what they do.