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Wednesday, 12th December 2018

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Paul Zanetti

Paul Zanetti is a Walkley award winning syndicated cartoonist with over 30 years in the media. He blogs at


Our leaders here and abroad have been at pains to tell us that local and global Islamic threats have “…nothing to do with Islam/religion.” Yet most reasonable people know that terrorism committed by followers of Islam has everything to do with Islam.

Tony Abbott reiterated that message today when announcing the banning of extreme preachers from entering Australia. Barack Obama and David Cameron sing from the same hymn sheet. 
So, is every leader in the non-Islamic world daft? 

Do they not see what everybody else can so obviously see? 

Well, the answer is both ‘no…and yes’.

Our leaders are in fact being quite responsible – and smart. 

They receive the most sophisticated intelligence and advice available. They know how and when the threat moves by tapping into every digital fingerprint of data moving between terror cells.

Our agencies are listening to and watching everything. Terrorists work best under the cloak of secrecy. Shining a bright spotlight on the local jihadists at work disrupts their evil intentions. It’s a credit to our intelligence agencies that here in Australia we’ve not yet had a successful terror attack, despite the known plots.

Islam is on a crusade for worldwide domination. It’s the duty of all Muslims to work to establish a global caliphate. This has been going on for around 1400 years since the prophet Mohammed moved his army from his Medina base to conquer Arabia, where in a relatively short time Mohammed became the king of all Arabia, for the establishment of Islam.

Mohammed divided the world into two parts, Dar al Islam and Dar al Harb.

Dar al Islam was the land of Islam, which submits to and is ruled by Sharia law.

Dar al Harb was the land of war - all the other parts of the globe.

Nations may not think they’re are at war with Islam, but if they’re not ruled by Sharia Law (aka Islamic law), then Islam is at war with them.

All Muslims are part of a nation known as The Ummah, which is at war with all other nations.

Whilst hostilities may not be happening at any given moment, they are still technically at war.

This peace is temporary and is known in Islam as ‘Hudna’. A Muslim who lives in England is not therefore an Englishman who happens to be a Muslim. He is instead, a Muslim who happens to live in England.

All of his loyalties lie first and foremost with the Ummah which is technically at war with the UK (train and bus bombings, street beheading).

It’s the ability of Islam to hide these facts from non-Muslims (Kaffirs) which makes Jihad successful.

Apart from being a religious leader, Mohammed was a brilliant military tactician. He was preoccupied with the art and mind games of war. It was his grasp of the psychology of conquest that makes Islam successful as a fast spreading global force today.

Part of this advancement is ‘persecution’ (or ‘victimisation’).

"If ye sought a judgment, now hath the judgment come unto you. And if ye cease (from persecuting the believers) it will be better for you, but if ye return (to the attack) We also shall return. And your host will avail you naught, however numerous it be, and (know) that Allah is with the believers. Sura 8:19

"Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah's religion reigns supreme. Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is God's entirely." - Sura 8:39

Muslims must embrace and portray themselves as ‘persecuted’. It’s a potent position that rallies support. 

It may seem strange to us that while Mohammed was in the middle of attacking his enemies, at the same time he would complain of ‘persecution’.

Mohammed redefined the word ‘persecution’ to mean those who would not allow Sharia law to rule over them.

In other words, Islam is supposed to rule over the whole world, so those who oppose this are ‘persecuting’ Muslims, even when being attacked by Muslims.

Words are very powerful things. Words define thoughts, so twisting words can alter the way people think.

If you are opposed to the introduction of Sharia Law to rule over your society, you are considered to be persecuting Muslims who therefore consider it legitimate to attack you. 

Islamic doctrine considers this ‘self-defence’.

This is why Muslims are quick to claim ‘victim’ status or ‘persecution’ after raids by police on the homes of local jihadists.

The aggressors become (self-proclaimed) victims, while similarly knowing that the actions of the jihadists (arrested by authorities) are permissible, indeed sanctioned, by Allah, to advance Islam.

This was demonstrated recently on 19 September (2014) after Australian security agencies with police instigated raids on the homes of suspected terrorists after calls for public beheadings on the streets of Sydney. 

Muslims rallied at Lakemba. Speakers addressed the crowds with rallying cries, conveying these words:

“Let me say clearly, even if a single bomb went off, even if a thousand bombs went off in this country, all it will prove is that Muslims are angry,”

"The war on terror is nothing but a war designed to police the response of Muslims to the terror perpetrated on them every single day,”

"Western governments are seeking to portray Muslims as 'bloodthirsty' and 'barbaric', when in fact it is they who are the terrorists, who rain bombs down on innocent Muslim populations"

This is why our leaders claim terror plans and terror acts by Muslims (ISIS) have nothing to do with Islam.

It’s designed to remove the ‘persecution’ factor.

"Persecution" is used by terrorists to justify further attacks. Removing the word: religion" or "Islam" diffuses retaliation by local jihadists while our security agencies, police and armed forces attack the threat.

While only the Muslim spokespeople use the word ‘Muslim’, our leaders deliberately don’t. 

It’s also why Abbott was so adamant to say we are not at "war" while our Super Hornets are engaging ISIS in Iraq. 

Instead Abbott uses the evil, degrading term "death cult", with no connection to any god or religion. It’s a refusal to allow the jihadists any moral or religious virtue. 

It’s also why Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison visited the Lakemba mosque over the weekend, united in the fight against "terror" with the Islamic clerics and leaders. 

They’re diffusing Islamic retaliation for the bombing of the Islamic Jihadists, Islamic State.

War is as much a tactical game of minds as dropping bombs or putting boots on the ground.

Our leaders and agencies understand the very real threat posed by the instructions in Islamic teachings. Yes, our leaders are on top of it. 

The Islamic leaders know it.

Just don’t mention the war... or the religion.



He used to put them in such a context that even the judge couldn't do anything. This is what you did the verses in the Quran are for certain circumstances like genocide you can defend yourself protect yourself if someone wants to kill you just because of your religious beliefs.
Tell me one thing what Hitler did how would you call it? And if people reacted to this and started fighting Hitler’s army by obviously killing them was it wrong?
Killing is wrong but not in extreme circumstances that even the law would allow you. Some police officers, army etc have to kill but to protect us all.
By the way Hitler was Christian does it mean all Christians are terrorists? NO but when a person does a crime they are called criminals but nowadays if it is a so called muslim then it is a terrorist otherwise it's just a criminal right? This is what we call double standard.
Talking about France did you know l one explosion was planned inside the stade de France where hundreds of innocent people were present but guess who saved them? The security guard. He detected the bomber's vest and confronted him. The bomber then detonated his vest outside the stadium. everyone inside was safe.
The security guard Zuheir was a muslim but who cares according to you guys ever Muslims is a terrorist.
I can go on and on with so many proof that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. However I know that some people do not want to face reality because some are racist some simply hate Muslims like zionist.
Fair enough if you real hate Muslims if you are amongst these people then that is choice but whatever you think won't change the truth.
Sadly some people will still say bad stuff about Islam well in this case it is your choice. Carry on attacking muslim women in the street like in London glass bottled them if you think this is how to respond to terrorism let people brainwash you this is your choice.
however in this case they will be no difference between you and these criminals.

100 000 Muslims over the past 2 years. Terrorists enter mosque and commit suicide attacks they say ‘God is great’ as well before killing everybody are you going to tell me that these guys were Muslims? I am sorry but no they are USING Islam but are not Muslims.
In the Quran it is stated that ‘whoever kills an innocent life it is as if he has killed whole of humanity’ Surah 5 verse 32
This is real Islam.
I am an interpreter myself and know exactly how people play with words and interpret them however they want.
Some of you have stated some verse from the Quran and used them to justify their thoughts. This reminds me of a famous French lawyer who used to defend big mafia leaders by using some articles from the French Law to save these criminals.

100 000 Muslims over the past 2 years. Terrorists enter mosque and commit suicide attacks they say ‘God is great’ as well before killing everybody are you going to tell me that these guys were Muslims? I am sorry but no they are USING Islam but are not Muslims.
In the Quran it is stated that ‘whoever kills an innocent life it is as if he has killed whole of humanity’ Surah 5 verse 32
This is real Islam.
I am an interpreter myself and know exactly how people play with words and interpret them however they want.
Some of you have stated some verse from the Quran and used them to justify their thoughts. This reminds me of a famous French lawyer who used to defend big mafia leaders by using some articles from the French Law to save these criminals.

Some people said some really nasty things about Islam, Muslims and the prophet Muhammad (saw) and let me tell how Muslims respond to this… patience even if it really hurts patience is the answer
the worst it is that people are using Islam to do such disgusting acts there is no excuse for what people did in France. These criminals and whoever was behind this must be punished. It is so sad that people are blaming Islam for this. I am myself French and am so proud to be French I love my country and am deeply touched by what this inhuman people did.
Do you even know who suffer the most from terrorism? Muslims yes Muslims do.
Look around you beyond whatever media is showing you beyond all this propaganda and you will see that so many Muslims are dying ISIS has killed over 100 000 Muslims over

It is an interesting observation that Mohammed picked the poorest and most malnourished people upon whom to inflict Islam. Malnourishment affects mental development, and for those same people to then lead others, islam is the result. No wonder the men do not want the women to get educated, they don't want to to be usurped by some-one smarter that they are. It's worked out well for them in the end, hey! Then there is the issue of in-breeding too!! No wonder they think and live like animals.

the PotUS: “ISIS is not Islamic”

Muhammad was the original Muslim. He’s the one who defined Islam. The Qur’an identifies him as the original Muslim and tells all Muslims to emulate him. Muhammad is the standard, the rôle model, the norm, so emulating him is not “radical” or “extreme.”

The Qur’an and the Sunnah of Muhammad tell of him as a warlord, a thief, a liar, a slaver, a torturer, a rapist, a pædophile and a mass murderer.

ISIS (ISIL) are emulating Muhammad. They are not radical or extreme Islam, they are Islam as it is directed to be practised.

Letter to British National Newspaper - but it is applicable in Australia too.

You might like to read this letter to the editor of a British national newspaper. Ever notice how some people just seem to know how to write a letter?
Here is a woman who should run for Prime Minister!

'Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores in July 2002, and in New York Sept 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day in Washington, and in downtown Manhattan, and in a field in Pennsylvania?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?

And I'm supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan.

I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called 'insurgents' in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques and behind women and children.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of Nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I'll care when the British media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a British soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:

I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take this to the bank:

I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner - who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and 'fed special food' that is paid for by my taxes - is complaining that his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts:

I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and other times 'Quran..' Well, believe me!! you guessed it .................

I don't care!!

If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends. Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behaviour!

If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great country! And may I add:

'Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. Our soldiers don't have that problem.'

I have another quote that I would like to add, AND......... I hope you forward all this.

Only six defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ

2. The British Soldier

3. The Canadian Soldier

4. The US Soldier

5.. The New Zealand Soldier

6. The Australian Soldier

One died for your soul, the other 5 for your freedom.


Hadenuff seems a no brainier IMO. .

Islam have put fear into our politicians, otherwise why would they not acknowledge that we are at war with Islam, but keep on insisting we are at war with terrorist. ISIS is only carrying out what the Qu'ran has instructed them to do and that is to kill all infidels.

Mhewett slicing off the clitoris is just the Muslim tip of the iceberg. Muslims are more frightened of women in the western world and their subjugation and power over men (since the suffragettes). than they are of other religions. Muslims see feminism and the global women's movement as the cancer. Consider PZ's "Part of this advancement is ‘persecution’ (or ‘victimisation’) and apply it to women. Just a thought. Who is using what to gain global dominance. If Muslims win WOMEN LOSE. Time for Lefties and Women to fight back NOW and drop political difference before it's too late. Lets not forget Sharia Law is the scourge

The psychology of War. Know thy enemy. PZ is more than spot on.

Think yourve got to call a spade--a spade,we all know whose causing all this trouble-----All Muslims are tarred with the same brush.

Nothing to do with Islam, hmmm, let's see. The attack on the USS Cole, the world trade centre bombing, the twin towers attack, the Bali bombings, the Spanish train bombing, the London underground bombings, the London street beheading, the Benghazi incident. What is the common denominator here? Tick, tick, tick, time’s up. Hands up all who said “ISLAM”. You’re right!!!!

Grenade, I would rather gut you with a blunt rusty bayonette. With no respect Muzliumoscor.

Not wearing uniform on leave, has always been a prudent decision, because it used to attract obnoxious unionists, drunks, WW2 conscripts and drunks, just to name a few. This did not help one to relax. In some RSLs, wearing a uniform could cause arguments. Travelling to and from work in uniform, was not worth the trouble, some times.

Thank you Paul, I was beginning to worry a lot about the quality of the briefings our leaders were receiving. I still hate the linguistic gymnastics being played out daily in the "media".

No one's suggested you argue with yourself madone...

You are spot on Paul, these people are experts in playing the victim while they are agressors.

Thanks Paul. We need more of this clarity in reporting.

A workmate of mine has a friend who is a non practising muslim. She came here, has some children and is divorced from her muslim husband. She told of her memories of being circumcised at about 5 years of age. Even at her age, which I assume to be around 40, she can still remember the excruciating pain of having her clitoris sliced off. She mentioned how sex was not enjoyable as the removal of the clitoris takes away the enjoyment of sex for a woman. (Her words). What an evil controlling 'death cult' (yes it is Tony) it is. Complete control of women, controlling their behaviour as well as their enjoyment of something that is supposed to be sacred and enjoyable between a man and a woman. The worst thing about female circumcision is that Islamic women, knowing of the incredible pain they inflict on young girls, having suffered it themselves, allow it to go on and even participate in the procedure by holding down the young girls. The women are just as bad as the men and even worse by not stopping it.