The Chief of Navy’s Islamic solidarity

You will, no doubt, be extremely pleased to know that the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO CSC, recently fasted in solidarity with Australian Catholics for Ash Wednesday.

Actually, scrap that.

The good Admiral did no such thing. At least, I can’t find any reference in any Navy publication stating that he did. For what it’s worth, I can’t find any Catholic organisations calling on him to do any such thing either. And I would hate to defame the good Admiral by giving the impression that he has gone out of his way to show solidarity with Catholics. He hasn’t. Instead, Vice Admiral Barrett is content to let his sailors participate in an event that the Australian Defence Force acknowledges vilifies Christianity.

On the other hand, Vice Admiral Barrett has gone out of his way to show solidarity with Islam.

That’s right: Islam.

Islam is the only religion that Vice Admiral Tim Barrett publicly participates in, according to Navy publications. He did so this year when he fasted in solidarity with ‘Muslim-Australians’, as he calls them, and rocked up to the Australian War Memorial to praise this ideology.


The Royal Australian Navy held a dinner to celebrate the end of Ramadan for the first time in 2015. It was held in the Anzac Hall at the Australian War Memorial. I’m sure no offence was meant. After all, the Anzacs were fighting the Islamic caliphate.

This is how Vice Admiral Barrett describes his participation in Islam:

I am delighted to be able to host this Inaugural Navy coordinated Iftar. I have fasted today in solidarity with you all, to properly immerse myself in the experience and purpose of Ramadan and to gain an appreciation of the challenges and rewards Muslims experience during this important month in the Islamic calendar.

Vice Admiral Barrett then went on to state:

“Muslim-Australians and the knowledge and the values they bring to the workforce are a key and essential component of a successful Team Navy.”

If Muslim-Australians are essential to Team Navy then we have a serious problem. Unfortunately for Team Navy, the vast majority of Muslim-Australians who are interested in the military have already shipped off to Syria to fight with the Islamic State. So maybe, on second thoughts, Muslim-Australians are not so essential for our maritime capability. And what’s so wrong with saying that? After all, the Department of Defence released a report last year pretty much saying the same thing. Except it was focused on Anglo-Australian males. It stated they were undesirable.

Regardless, it seems the Army agrees with the Chief of Navy’s sentiment about Islam. So much so that senior officers now think that it’s policy to allow soldiers to participate in events that denigrate Christianity, but not Islam, as shown by this excerpt from an Australian Defence Force report written in mid-2013.

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That all sounds very diverse. And this is the kind of diversity that is here to stay.

In fact, Vice Admiral Barrett announced from the Australian War Memorial that the Navy is intent on representing the full diversity of the Australian demographic by 2030.

Not only is this a stupid thing to say (will the Navy soon have children, the blind and the elderly?) but it’s also dangerous. After all, the fastest growing demographic in Australia is the growing number of Muslims who have signed up to support the Islamic State. Will they get a gig too?

Yes is probably the answer.

We know this because, by sheer dumb luck and good fortune, Australia is not so far down the path of lunacy as the UK. And in the UK the military has already resigned itself to the fact that it will be infiltrated by Islamic State supporters.

You can bet your bottom dollar that Australia’s military will face similar threats as well, especially given that the Chief of Navy is prepared to say things like this:

“…I, and my successors as Chief of Navy, will continue to need guidance to ensure that what should be done by Navy to meet the legitimate religious needs of those members of the Islamic faith is done. Henceforth Navy will always need advice on how to be an inclusive recruiter and employer of choice for those Australians who profess Islam.”

The Chief of Navy might do well to remember that the Army has already been embarrassed by Islam. Australia’s first suicide bomber was an AWOL Muslim soldier and he did us all a favour early last year when he went out with a bang in Syria.

There are a couple of other clangers worth noting from Vice Admiral Barrett’s speech and this whole shebang promoting Islam at the Australian War Memorial.

He claims the Australian Defence Force’s Guide to Religion and Belief contains a great deal of information. That’s more than a little off the mark. It has two glossy pages about Islam. That’s all. And while it does say that Muslims strive to follow Mohammed’s example, his example has been left out. All of it.

There’s no mention of the fact that he raised an army. Or the fact that he was a warlord. Or a murderer. Or that he was comfortable beheading entire Jewish tribes before retiring to enjoy himself with the sexual concubines he captured.

None of this is in the guide that Vice Admiral Barrett speaks so glowingly about at a dinner in which he praises Islam. That’s probably why he turned up: he simply has no idea what he is doing.

That would be excusable if he was just a sailor. But he’s not. Barrett is commanding the Royal Australian Navy at a time we are at war with the Islamic State. No wonder victory seems so far away.

Fortunately, Vice Admiral Barrett was there to hear the Grand Mufti speak from the hallowed halls of the Australian War Memorial. He told us all that Muslims donate money at the end of Ramadan and that this goes all over the world.

Isn’t that nice to know.

If I was the Chief of Navy I’d be a little peeved about this. After all, the Grand Mufti of Australia breezily announced the flow of Islamic funds out of Australia at a dinner he organised in Islam’s honour at the Australian War Memorial.

But now that the Grand Mufti’s let this little cat out of the bag, he might like to explain exactly where this money goes. After all, Islamic charities in Australia are funded by halal certification paid for by you and me. And it would be really embarrassing if this was used to raise funds that end up in the hands of the Islamic State.

Actually, it would be really embarrassing if these funds ended up at the local Parramatta mosque as well, but that’s a whole different story.

Finally, it’s worth noting that since the Islamic State kicked off its little campaign of world conquest, the Royal Australian Navy has released Islamic uniforms and now commemorative coins that have Navy values on one side and the words, ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ on the other. In addition, the Chief of Navy is fasting in solidarity with Muslims and attending Islamic feasts at the Australian War Memorial.

Somehow, I get the impression that it doesn’t matter what our military does in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State has already won the cultural war.


Captain Mona Shindy addresses the inaugural Iftar Dinner at the Australian War Memorial. And yes, she is wearing the uniform of the Royal Australian Navy.

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of nine children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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  1. And they wonder why no one wants to sign up to defend this country anymore.

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  2. In China, if you are member of the public service or the Defence Force (PLA/N) it is forbidden to fast during ramadan, so you can do your damn job.

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  3. I am an ex RAN 20 year man retired 37 years ago after serving for 20 years. I am absobloodylutely flabbergasted and totally disgusted by what I read. Thank God that I served in a Navy which was ready to defend my country not to passively sit on my hands and just hand it over to my enemies which is exactly what is happening today. Gutless, spineless, self serving is the term I would use for those supposed leaders of the current ADF.

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    • I fully support the comments of my ex Navy mates. Having served 20 years full time and 5 years Naval Reserve, I am appalled to see what is happening to our services. It all starts at the top, and senior Officers are compelled to follow decision makers like Barrett, like it, or never progress. To see the uniform I proudly wore disgraced by a so called Female Captain wearing head dress,(She must surely have been in the Navy for many years wearing the correct uniform and masquerading as a person willing to fight against the Islamic extremists. What a disgrace to stand up in support of the Islamic faith in the hallowed walls of the War Memorial. To see Warrant Officers of the three services degrading the uniform in the Mardi Gras is beyond belief. God help us all!!!

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  4. Given that domestic violence and Islam are in the news, this Koranic verse would seem to tie the two together:

    “Men are women’s protectors. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband’s) absence what God would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them.” Surah 4:34

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  5. As a CONSTITUTIONALIST I view that the Commonwealth is prohibited by s116 of the constitution to give any preference, etc, to any religion then I view those in the armed forces likewise are bound by this. As such, participation into religion in the manner reported I view is to disregard the true meaning and application of our constitution and that is treason!

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    • Politicians, Bureaucrats and NGOs have been subverting our Australian Constitution for decades through the United Nations Human Rights laws and anti-discrimination legislation.

      At no time is government permitted to legislate for any religion, yet our governments have been doing exactly that for Islam through the printing and distributing of special flyers promoting Islam as a ‘religion of peace’.

      You may find these special ‘flyers’ at universities and higher education establishments where Muslim ‘students’ are in any numbers.

      We do not need Human Rights laws or its subversive legislation that targets the native cultures of all Western countries to benefit other and alien cultures – note too, that only the West has taken on the UN anti-nation policies – that is an agenda!

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  6. As a R’td Navy {R A N} Veteran, This Admiral is out of order, I am sure he has contravened the QR&AI’s himself and there in disgrace should resign. To publicly come out in the name of Islam and support them is utter treason. All my past relatives and some present, cannot believe this is happening. So I say it is all a shadow of things to come, and will bite the Admiral on the bum.

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    • It sure ain’t the Navy we were in Col.

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  7. At the same time as identifying what’s happening, we should never overlook Paul’s words in a crisis like this:

    “For our fight is not against any physical enemy: it is against organisations and powers that are spiritual. We are up against the unseen power that controls this dark world, and spiritual agents from the very headquarters of evil.” (Ephesians 6:11-13)

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  8. I’m glad Australia is now waking up to see the reality.

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  9. Why do they need a new uniform? Just give them extra sets of “anti-flash”. Same thing and saves money.

    I’m so glad I discharged from the RAN before all this BS came in. And for all the brass of “superior” compassion and intellect, living in their ivory towers of their various services – What the hell makes YOU think they will live by the DFDA, when they cannot live by, or do not believe in (as instructed in the Qur’an), the laws of the country they live in?

    Don’t grunters (officers, sorry Bernard) study Sun Tzu at ADFA? They need to read it again and follow some of Sun Tzu’s quotes. And NOT the one about keeping “enemies closer”!

    Scary times indeed. Upon reading this, I don’t think I’ll join the choccos now either.

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  10. quote ” And I would hate to defame the good Admiral by giving the impression that he has gone out of his way to show solidarity with Catholics ”

    Catholics are half the population, or near enough. How could the Admiral be defamed?

    Also, I don’t like the Jewish victimhood reference. Our troubles in the ME are due to there influence on our politicians

    Now, how to tell these Officers they should keep out of politics, and to get Muslims, Silhs etc, to wear the uniform without their own headdress

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  11. What we are now witnessing has been orchestrated through United Nations laws. Human Rights and the litany of nation destroying laws it supports have replaced inalienable rights as handed to us by God. Even our own constitution is usurped by those who now place UN law above it.

    We no longer have an homogenous nation but a country full of cultural tribes with the status of ‘most favoured culture’ going to Islam.

    Islam is now fully represented within the United Nations by the 57 member Islamic states known as the OIC. The OIC now virtually runs the United Nations. Islam is being pushed by all our political elites as the ‘religion of the future’. One World government with one World ‘religion’ that will be Islam.

    The only road block to that eventuality so far has been Russia and China’s refusal to be part of it – that is why Russia and China are now being ‘monstered’ by the West.

    We have been sold out by those who have placed themselves first while totally ignoring their responsibility to the rest of us. They are all Traitors!

    Already, parts of Europe are being over-run by those who are there to conquer as 1400 years of recorded Islamic conquest will verify to those who take the time to learn. What is now occurring, especially in Germany, is with the blessing of those in charge who are placed in charge to protect their own kind, but have shirked that responsibility for what they see as future benefits for themselves and theirs.

    We are all now under the control of people who think nothing of selling us out to an ideology that poses as a religion that would not pass the ‘pub test’ as a religion if the facts about that ideology were made public. But with a media that dances to the same tune as our Traitors do it takes effort and time to uncover the facts.

    So what can we do?

    First – you must get to know who your enemy is and how they operate.

    Then you must learn all you can about their One World agenda.

    You must vote for those who profess to know something of what is going on and who have a record of keeping their promises – so forget about voting for Lab/Lib/Green/Nats as political parties and look for a party or individual that you believe represents OUR interests.

    Contact your local fed and state reps and let them know what you have learned about the ‘Agenda’ and those political issues that do not place this country’s best interests at heart. I’ve been banned from contacting my local fed member – not due to rudeness or bad language but simply for stating the facts!

    Tomorrow, October 20, The Australian Liberty Alliance will launch as a new political party at state and federal level. There have been a number of people already endorsed (to be announced) to run for the senate next year at the federal election. This is where the ALA will make their first important contribution to OUR country until they have the numbers to contest the political hegemony that is the two party system and that has been selling us out for decades.

    But the most important single thing that we can do for ourselves, our families, and our country is to reject all that the United Nations now stands for and to remove ourselves from its nation destroying influence.

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    • Global Islamization is not the goal here Terrence,It’s merely a means to an end.

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      • One World Government via the United Nations and One World religion – Islam – is the ultimate goal chase!

      • Pastor Michael Hoggard has some most interesting articles on youtube regarding,’the ultimate goal’and the connection to DNA.
        The NWO is all about preparing the world for the anti Christ Terrence and you will never guess the earthly agents behind it.

        Ephesians 6:12 – For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,but against principalities,against powers,against the rulers of the darkness of this world,against spiritual wickedness in high places.

        Yes we can make some difference by what we do here, but God tells us the NWO is part of a spiritual war which in essence(because he has no salvation), is a futile,insane, last ditch attempt at survival by the devil that our ‘enlightened brethren’ here in the earthly realm have fallen for hook ,line and sinker for.

    • What do you know about their one world agenda Terrence?,do you know their secret?

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      • Sorry chase, I missed this comment yesterday. The One World government and One World religion agenda is hardly a secret, although it has taken me 15 years to learn what I know now. You could begin to learn yourself by looking into The Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, The history of the United Nations and its support of Islamic terrorism, John Rockefeller and his ties to the big drug companies and Banks.

        Or just visit my website at

  12. ABSURD – More Grovelling Appeasers at the top of the pile. WHY?

    What is it drives people to appease that which is intent on killing every infidel on the planet who doesn’t believe in their ‘god’?

    I long to see him included in the first batch to be lined up and removed to the carbon cycle for what they deliberately do to this once fine nation.

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  13. I too am disgusted after reading that article. Where are we heading…..

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    • Our leaders should grow some balls and stop this from getting any bigger. Our fathers and grandfathers gave their lives for this great country, so we could live the way we live now. It is an absolute disgrace what is happening. I feel very sorry for our grand children, as to what they will have to put up with if this is allowed to get bigger. STOP IT NOW.

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  14. I fear not for me but the restriction on freedoms for my daughter in the future she is only 10 what future awaits her considering the way outlaws of this belief treat and think of women. I vote politicians in to power to protect our beliefs now and into the future to protect future generations. All you politicians have and continue to fail to make me think my daughter’s future will be a safe one. Prove yourselves protect our children especially our girls from what could happen in future. Put my mind at ease I’m sure there is thousands of dads who feel the same.

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    • All our leaders in the West are abrogating their primary responsibility, protection of their citizens. For this they should all be put on trial.

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  15. THIS IS UN F%$#EN BELIEVABLE When are our leaders going to wake and see what the rest of our defence personal can see…….its a matter of time before we see a blue on green happen on our soil

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  16. “…while it does say that Muslims strive to follow Mohammed’s example, his example has been left out.”

    Members of ISIS strive to follow mohammed’s example and on the whole are doing a sterling job of it.

    A prophet? Rubbish, an acolyte of Satan.

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  17. I could barely sleep last night for disgust at the betrayal of our Nation by the Liberal/ Labor/greens coalition. I arose this morning and immediately looked up treason in our Constitution.
    It is there for all to see; in very plain language! ( Australian Criminal Act Code… 1995 Sect: 80.1 ) Malcolm Turnbull; the Minister for defence and the Heads of the navy, army and air force have committed TREASON against the people of Australia by ” sleeping with the enemy”.
    The only hope is that everyone joins Australian Liberty Alliance and votes them into Government. Let’s not wait for the next election. We need to get rid of these TRAITORS now!

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    • For those who have not heard about the launch of the Australian Liberty Alliance I suggest you Google them and consider filling out an application to become a foundation member.

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  18. Bernard. is there something else involved in this? Is this a ruse? Has the war already been fought and lost, starting with the deceipt and deception of Pt Arthur that disarmed the public?? Is this not keeping your enemy close, another chamberlain? You are intelligence, what would you do?
    Alan webb

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    • Allan, the Port Arthur massacre is one of those things that the government don’t like us talking about.Do I think Martin Bryant killed all of those people?…I have read all the books and transcripts and can tell you without a shadow of doubt Martin Bryant could not and did not commit the Port Arthur massacre.

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  19. This is an absolute DISGRACE !!!

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  20. I simply cannot believe this. Surely this is treason! To celebrate an enemy in the hallowed halls of our War Memorial that explains how ANZACS died fighting this warmongering idealogy.
    I can barely control my rage! No wonder they took the guns off us. We can no longer rely on our military to protect us!

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    • For what purpose did I serve in the RAAF for 22 years?
      Don’t these people read history; don’t thay know that Islam (including the so-called “peaceful” ones) has been waging war against Christianity and Western culture since the year 700AD?

      The actions of these people should be rated as treason !

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      • I served in the Navy for 20 years and echo your sentiments one hundred percent Victor. Then to have the three senior Warrant Officers of Army, Navy and Air proudly march in the last Gay Mardi Gras was the last straw. I’m very glad I no longer serve I’m afraid.

  21. Only in Australia do govt officials dine, or as in this case starve in support of an ideology that detests us while ignoring the suffering of its own kin. How abhorrent is this..

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    • It’s not just happening in Australia. Moslems are quietly pulling away the rug from under us, one thread at a time, all over Europe and America. It is truly frightening.

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      • Muslins are not pulling the rug, The rug was place there as part of a long term plan to by blackops and the top13. It is truely darker and deeper than the average joe could even conceptualize. Fightning indeeed but we are looking at the wrong people. White is black, black is white.

    • he’s not a government official. He’s an independent servant of the Crown

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      • Actually Alan, I think you’re incorrect in saying that he is a “servant of the Crown”. I don’t think they’re classed as “servants” but should be called an “employee”.

  22. Free speech trumps the cry of islamophobia, bigotry, anti-multiculturalism, racism and so on, when we lose the right of free speech we lose everything!!

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