Over 800 police have swooped to arrest 15 suspected terrorists preparing for attacks in Brisbane and Sydney.
Authorities have not yet released all the details, but it has been announced that police disrupted a plan to attack random members of the public. In full view of the public.
It is alleged that this would have included beheadings and mass shootings.
Not surprisingly, the alleged terrorist activity was to have been conducted by supporters of the Islamic State.
That means you can expect two things:
- Umpteen media conferences over the next 24 hours from people in high places saying that this has nothing to do with Islam.
- Bleeding-heart opinion pieces in tomorrow’s papers offering the view that the Islamic community are the real victims of this morning’s events.
Both are codswallop. It’s time especially that the lie that Islam is peaceful is stopped. It’s politically-correct rubbish and all it does is make Team Australia feel like a bunch of racists in their own country. It’s not how you go about building community spirit.
There is no more perfect example of this than how one witness to today’s proceedings described events to news.com.au:
He described his feelings towards his neighbours being linked to terrorist organisations as “a bit iffy”.
“Around the area, we’ve got a lot of, you know … I’m not a racist or anything … but you see these people, we walk down the street, you say ‘g’day’, they look down.
“You don’t know how to take it.”
Australians have become so cowed by politically-correct totalitarianism that they can’t even call a bloody spade a shovel anymore, even while those with a predilection for beheading are being pulled from houses around them by a battalion of police.
Of concern, senior police have stated categorically that the decision to raise terrorism threat levels was not linked with this massive operation.
That means it is likely that there are others out there also plotting and planning to conduct attacks in Australia. This is not going to be a one off show.
These raids follow the announcement that a Sydney couple are being investigated for channelling millions of dollars overseas to support Islamic terrorist groups. And they come just hours before a Logan man arrested last week for providing support to the al Qaeda linked group, Jabhat al Nusra, faces court. Lebanese Christians have also been intimidated after a car displaying the flag of the Islamic State drove past the local church, while the driver shouted threats about slaughtering the parish children.
So if you are sick of hearing about Muslims attacking the very fabric of our society, you have two options:
- Turn off the television, radio and stop buying the newspaper. You will just continue to be disappointed.
- Do something useful, like contacting your local parliamentarians and councillors to let them know that it’s time Islamic immigration was damned, Sharia Law banned, Halal certification canned and mosque applications panned.
And tell them to stop with the nancy-boy hand-wringing about Islam being peaceful. It only makes them look stupid.
Of course, not everyone sees Islam as a problem. Like Uthman Badr, of Hizb ut Tahrir ‘honour killings are great’ fame.
He reckons the police were heavy handed this morning and just oppressing a peaceful minority.
So there will be a protest tonight. In Lakemba.
That’s great. If I was ASIO I’d be offering free tickets to everyone who shows up for a direct flight to Mosul. They don’t oppress the peaceful Muslims there.