Apparently news.com.au is trying to do ‘news’ again.
So after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, it has published an article explaining how the world will change.
It goes like this.
Blah blah blah blah blah.
Blah blah blah.
Run away – it’s the rise of the far right!
Blah blabbidy blah.
Muslims are now living in fear at the increase in anti-Islamic sentiment.
And it finished with this quote from a fellow by the name of Mohamed Ali Adraoui, who suggested that the Charlie Hebdo attack represented a grave new threat to Muslims everywhere:
“If you can do that in Charlie Hebdo offices, you can do it in a mosque,” he said.
What I think he means is this: Muslims shot up 12 non-Muslims and that is proof that the non-Islamic world is filled with violent thugs who have a history of carrying out lone wolf attacks inside mosques.
I’m not sure that it is a line of logic that can be followed. Still, news.com.au have caught the train and are chugging along happily with it.
Mohamed Ali Adraoui is right about one thing though. If you can gun down a bunch of people in a newspaper office in the name of Allah, then you can probably do it in a mosque too. But don’t take my word for it. Let’s have a look at the history of violence.
In recent times.
And this is what we find after a 2.3 nanosecond google search:
- 8 Muslims were blown up in a mosque in Pakistan last Friday.
- 28 Muslims were blown up in a mosque attack in Afghanistan in November.
- 32 people, including a child, were blown up in a mosque attack in Syria in February.
- Last week an imam in Bosnia was almost stabbed to death in a mosque for suggesting that faithful Muslims should not go to Syria.
- A suicide bomber blew up a mosque in Indonesia in April 2011.
- Mosques were shot up and bombed in Russia in August 2012.
- 73 Muslims were gunned down by Shia militias in a mosque in Iraq in August 2014.
- 18 Muslims were blown up by a Sunni suicide bomber in a mosque in Iraq in October 2014.
And not to be left out, 1 man was killed and another 2 seriously wounded after a stabbing attack in a mosque in Australia’s very own Melbourne in December 2013.
So being a Muslim is not much fun. Anytime you go to pray with your fellow Muslims, one of them might shoot you. Or stab you. Or blow you up. As they say, jihad begins at home. Or is that supposed to be the family that prays together, slays each other?
Anyway, when they say that violent Islamic attacks hurt Muslims, they are right. In fact, this religion of peace has been hurting Muslims since the day Mohammad died. But that doesn’t somehow make it right.
It is proof instead that this religion is wrong.
There is a good reason why Islam has resulted in the deaths of so many Muslims: Mohammad’s creed is very simple and it states that violence is justified in order to impose Islamic rule. And that is exactly why Mohammad sent his armies out to battle for Allah time and again in the last ten years of his life.
The big problem is that after Allah’s messenger shuffled off from his mortal coil, he did not leave a chain of command. All that was left was a gang of bandits, a doctrine of violence and a bunch of blokes who all believed that they should be the head honcho with management rights over the loot.
Violence was predictable and it occurred with predictable frequency. In fact, the first four caliphs were all assassinated in Islamic coups.
And 1,500 years later nothing has changed in the world of Islam. I think it’s a pretty safe bet that the latest caliph won’t die of old age.
What has changed is the fact that the non-Islamic world has become a bunch of illogical numpties. And that is why, after 12 people have been murdered in the name of Allah, the tolerance police are now in a frenzy. They don’t see this as an attack on us. They see in it sinister ‘proof’ that we are racist rednecks, ready and willing to go on a killing spree inside the nearest mosque.
But they are wrong.
So much so, that the bleeding-hearts prefer to bleat about imagined attacks inside mosques carried out by white-Anglo males, rather than acknowledge the daily atrocities that occur inside mosques at the hands of Allah’s bloody henchmen.
At least we know what Islam wants and where it is headed. Islam is the enemy that we can see, and therefore it is something that we can defend against. The more insidious threat comes from within – from those who so hate the West and its culture and principles, that they will use Islamic slaughter as ‘evidence’ that we are the ones at fault.