Did you know that there are two ANICs in Australia?
One is the Australian Nut Industry Council.
The other is the Australian National Imams Council.
Neither of these organisations deals effectively with crazy people, although they both lead communities that send as many nuts as they can overseas.
One of them has done all it can to help its members become leading exporters of kernels to the Islamic states in the Middle East. And the other has done nothing at all to stop its members becoming leading exporters of colonels for the Islamic State in the Middle East.
One of them believes in lots of nuts. The other just believes in one. But if they both had their way, the world would be full them.
We could go on all day. It’s such fun.
But the good news is that they both come in peace. Especially the Islamic ANIC.
It put out a press release today, following massive raids to arrest members of the community it leads. It starts this way:
His Eminence, the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammad and leaders of a number of key Australian Muslim community organisations wish to reassure all Australians that they have nothing to fear from their Muslim neighbours who want peace and security for everyone regardless of religion.
And it goes on to say this:
The individuals arrested and charged yesterday should be accorded the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
That’s all well and good. The presumption of innocence is part and parcel of our (Australian) way of life. So is condemning plans by the Islamic State to behead randoms in the middle of Sydney during school holidays.
Now, in order to preserve this for all posterity, I’ve captured a screenshot of every word put out yesterday by the Australian National Imams Council condemning the notion of beheading innocent civilians. It looks like this:
If you carefully checked the image above and found nothing at all, that’s because there were no words to be found.
So while our nation’s Muslim leaders are hot off the mark to defend the innocence of those arrested, they are not so quick to reject violence by Muslims in the name of Islam. In fact, they haven’t done it at all.
However, the press release did announce that ANIC has set up a Facebook page so that Muslims can report every time someone says something that they don’t like. There was no mention at all about whether ANIC would also set up a Facebook page so that Muslims could report planning underway to carry out beheading.
It just goes to show you where the Islamic leadership’s priorities lie.
And then just before he signed off on his press release, the Grand Mufti suggested that those who don’t like his community’s style are bigots.
As has been pointed out to me by readers of this site, it is all very reminiscent of the movie, Mars Attacks!