Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Hmm. Let's see.
Muslim male? Check.
Training with the Taliban, getting to know Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden? Check.
Guilty of accepting payola from terrorist agencies? Check.
It's not looking real good so far for the fellow who reckons he was just on a bit of an adventure.
It gets even better, (or is that worse?) for our Jack. According to the story linked to above, his wife's connections to Abu Bakar Bashir, are tenuous at best. If that's the case, then why was Rob Stary using her relationship with Bashir as a family friend as a reason for Jack meeting with Bashir and not swearing any allegiance to Al Qaeda?
You can't have it both ways. It was okay for her to be close enough to Abu Bakar Bashir's wife that she and Jack can visit with them a few years back, but now Maryati doesn't know Bashir and his wife? Sorry, that doesn't wash. It doesn't whitewash, either. Google is not your friend in this case, Jack.
As for the whining about how stressed he is, obviously the saying "Lay down with dogs, wake up with fleas" must have slipped his mind. Although, that could just be the Dogs being forbidden and impure according to islam thing.
Dude, here's the way it works. You say you believe in an eye for an eye, and you believe in justice.
Is it justice that you are entitled to beat your wife if you fear disobedience from her? (Quran 4.34)
Is it just that your young daughters be circumcised in order to ensure that they do not feel the full range of sexual sensations? (please note, I am not saying that Jack Thomas has had his daughters circumcised - I would be most surprised if he did. Only note that it is considered a very devout thing to do to your little girls.)
Is it fair that apostates be put to death according to Islam? Why is it that there is no compulsion in religion (2.256) except, of course, for when there is?
Jack, you support Al Qaeda, the Taliban and are comfortable to be associated with Bashir. That tells me all I need to know.
You have declared your allegiance to the ummah over Australia, and that means you would be happy for sharia to be considered law of the land.
I think you might find that there are a lot more people who disagree with that idea than you think.