And The Bleat Goes OnJoseph Wakim, in today's HeraldSun has another op-ed piece:
Continuing curse of Cronulla.
Racial branding can create a self-fulfilling prophecy. New South Wales police sparked anger after the Cronulla riots by saying they were looking for youths of "Middle Eastern appearance."
Opportunist politicians fanned the flames with more provocative labels such as Lebanese gangs and Muslim terrorists.
This feeds into a talk-back bushfire of hate-speech of "ethnic scum" and "Arab thugs".
Those who share my cultural heritage have been trampled and tormented with every name under the sun.
Ten youths have now been charged by the Enoggera Task Force after alleged revenge attacks on 50 parked cars at Maroubra.
They have never been called Australian.
In the aftermath of the revenge attacks their community has been asked to stand up as Australians and co-operate with those who have alienated and vilified them.
The self-appointed Aussie gatekeepers might as well have said: "You must unconditionally shoulder the responsibilities of being an Australian, but we reserve the right to deny or bestow you citizenship rights."
This presumably includes the enshrined right to equity and freedom from barriers based on race, ethnicity and culture.
For more than 10 weeks, NSW police leaders have been publicly calling on local Arab leaders to denounce the offenders responsible for the revenge attacks.
But for more than 10 years, Arab leaders have publicly called on NDW police leaders to denounce the Middle Eastern appearance lable.
NDW Race Discrimination Commissioner Tom Calma gave a speech entitled "Responding to Cronulla: rethinking multiculturalism", in which he said all state and territory police services had dropped the label, except NSW.
He concluded that Cronulla, to some extent, was the result of this inflammatory NSW practice.
NSW Opposition Leader Peter Debnam demands that 200 thugs involved in revenge attacks be rounded up and locked up.
There are claims that those responsible live apart from Australia rather than as a part of Australia.
Parents ar ein a no-win situation. They could be incriminated for harbouring offenders and community collusion without necessarily knowing the identity of those responsible.
These Australians supposedly responsible are collectively, repeatedly and systematically vilified by police, politicians and the media.
Their citizenship has little meaning. Their culture is degraded until they are forced to feel ashamed, or to Anglicise their ancestral names.
The label of Middle Eastern appearance must be removed.
This is not negotiating with potential terrorists or justifying crime, but bringing NSW into line with the rest of Australia.
Such branding fosters alienation, not co-operation.
Ironically, Enoggera, the name given to the NSW police task force investigating the Cronulla riots, is from the Aboriginal word yowoggera, meaning corroboree or meeting place."
This is just in time for the transcript of the Four Corners episode "Riots and Revenge" to be made available, and it makes for interesting reading. If you didn't get to see the show, then by all means check out the full script.
With a marvellous display of misdirection, Mr Wakim talks of parents being between a rock and a hard place in the community they (apparently) see themselves a part of. Nobody in this community knows what anyone else is doing, so how could 'local Arab leaders' possibly provide information on possible transgressors to the police?
And yet, a non-Arab father turned his own son in to the police. This was for the son's part in the disturbance on the sunday before the revenge attacks.
Incidentally, these revenge attacks on 50 parked cars also netted people. One man was bashed and left with a knife in his back, and women were also bashed. That's a bit more than smashing a car, and definitely on the disingenuous side of things.
But then, Mr Wakim has been known to play the victim card before - Leigh over at the House of Wheels gave him a thorough fisking not too long ago.
But back to Four Corners.
I find it fascinating that the skips, Shire lads and lasses seem to be more on the ball with regards to what is happening with our multicultural experiment:
LIZ JACKSON: Sarah's boyfriend, Mark, is concerned because he thinks that under Muslim law, it's OK to rape. He's wrong and confused about a pack-rape case four years ago where the ringleader was Lebanese-Australian Bilal Skaf.
MARK: I don't know if you remember, but when they were being tried in the court, they were...they wanted him to be tried in an Islamic court - do you remember that? Yeah, 'cause they wanted him to be tried under Islamic law. Because they were saying that that's OK to do that to a woman.
LIZ JACKSON: To rape someone?
MARK: Yeah, that's what they were saying.
LUKE: I want this government to stop the growing threat. And I want them to stop appeasing Islam. And to stop appeasing people
that follow Islam.
MARK: They will probably, like, possibly out-breed us. And once they get the numbers, they can vote their members into parliament. And once their members are in parliament, they can pass laws, like, they've already tried to get the Islamic law into Australia a few times.
LIZ JACKSON: Are you concerned that this could become an Islamic state?
LUKE: Yeah, definitely.
And a response from the MuslimVillage forums:
Well, what can one say, if the Shire residents that were interviewed yesterday are an example of what most Shire residents think, then that is just plain embarassing.
Their comments were so absurd, I was laughing, not angry, just laughing at the ignorance some people show.
They truly do live in a closed off bubble, they have no clue, and the most amazing thing was the amount of stories that had gone around about the lifesavers, and what really went on that day, by far the best was when one of the guys said it was because 'a lifeguard had rescued a Muslim woman and they were angry the lifeguards had touched her' blink.gif do they really believe their own crap?
I wonder if yesterday, after watching the episode would they have realised how silly and uneducated they really are. They are a product of The Daily Telegraph and Today Tonight, Piers Akerman would be very proud!
All in all, it was good, and NOT biased, though the one thing that baffles me is, ok I know the revenge attacks were bad, they were very bad, but they cannot be put in the same category as 5000 people bashing into 1-2 people, how can smashing a car, and damaging property be seen in the same context as that? Like I said, all actions across those few days were bad, but the Shire residents (that were on last night) need to stop sooking about how violated they felt when the carloads of youths came and smashed their shops, what did you expect when 5000 people were bashing anyone who looked like a 'Lebo'?
There seems to be a bit of confusion about what is happening in the Ummah today. Jihad is the order of the day, and it's all about returning Dar ul Harb to Darl ul Islam.
Looking at what Mark and Luke had to say, they seem to be a bit more aware of the agenda than Aussie muslims are.
Regarding the rape of non-muslim women, it is sanctioned in the Qu'ran and ahadith:
Prophet Muhammad promises women to his warriors
"You see, God will soon make you inherit their land, their treasures and make you sleep with their women" (Lit: make their women's beds for you).
These plain, disgraceful words are recorded by Ibn Hisham on page 182 Vol. II, of his famous book, "Al Rod Al Anf", which all the researchers regard as a reliable reference
In Algeria for example
In August 1998, the Government released figures that indicated that the whereabouts of 319 women remain unknown and that there were 24 reports by women of rape. Most human rights groups believe that the actual number is much higher. There is a rape crisis center that specializes in caring for women who are victims of rape by terrorists.
During the year, Islamic extremists often specifically targeted women. There were numerous instances of women being killed and mutilated in massacres. As many as 80 percent of the victims of massacres were women and children.
I think the learned reporter is missing the bigger picture.
And as for the idea of infidels being outbred, well, Mullah Krekar over in Norway has a few words on that concept:
"Just look at the development within Europe, where the number of Muslims is expanding like mosquitoes," Krekar said. "Every western woman in the EU is producing an average of 1.4 children. Every Muslim woman in the same countries are producing 3.5 children.
"By 2050, 30 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim."
Being a mullah, he would surely know a bit more about the strategies in place to continue the spreading of Islam than a bunch of skips?
Perhaps the younger muslims in Australia should look a bit further afield as see exactly how their religion is progressing in the world at large.