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He has some very pertinent questions for them... on a range of Islamic beliefs such as jihad, sharia law, martyrdom, child marriage and dhimmitude...
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Christians being beheaded. Muslims slaughtering Muslims. Schoolgirls being kidnapped. Schoolboys being burned alive.
These are the images of Islam that we see on the news day and night, but we are told repeatedly that this does not represent true Islam. Instead, we are told, these atrocities are examples of radical Islam, committed by savages who know nothing of the real faith, people who misuse the Koran for their own malicious purposes and who represent perhaps 15 percent of the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims.
That would mean that the vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving, with no desire to take over the world violently or enforce their religion on others by means of the sword.
Of course, I fully understand that there are many “moderate Muslims” who are not true Muslims any more than many liberal Christians are true Christians. In other words, they are nominal believers only.
But there are certainly many Muslims who claim to uphold the Five Pillars of Islam and who feel that they, and not the radical Muslims, are following in Muhammad’s footsteps. And they would explain that while it is true that their prophet engaged in violent acts of war and that the Koran calls for harsh treatment of the enemies of the faith, this is no different than the book of Joshua in the Old Testament – something that happened in the past but is not to be repeated today.To be sure, the moment I speak up about a controversial issue that is happening today, such as Israel’s right to defend itself against Islamic terrorists, my social media pages are flooded with Jew-hating comments made by angry Muslims, expressing sentiments like, “the decimation and annihilation of Israel is coming soon inshaalllah [Allah willing]. End of Israel will be fact I'm sure.” And, “Can somebody resurrect Hitler? [The Jews] are chosen. Chosen to be killers. Rapists. Racist. Murderers and worshippers of satan . . .”
Do they represent the true spirit of Islam, or are these some of the 200-300 million “radical Muslims”? (By the way, whether “radical Islam” is normative or not, it is, without a doubt, a massive threat to the world today.)
As for the “moderate Muslims,” whom I don’t seem to hear from as much, the ones who do write do not seem not to be that religious, based on the sentiments they express.
I’m aware that statements have been made by respected Islamic leaders renouncing violent jihad, but for the sake of clarity, I’d like to ask some simple questions which, I believe, can be easily answered.
If you uphold the Five Pillars of Islam and believe in the divine inspiration of the Koran and the reliability of the Hadith, I’d love to hear your responses to these questions...."
Click the title of Michael's article to read the questions...
Understandably a lot of people are VERY UPSET about this BROKEN PROMISE - and that includes us.
As one commentator said, maybe they were trying to appeal to the conservatives AND the ethnic and Muslim communities at the SAME time. The 'conservatives' want strong terrorism laws and don't want the 'race hate law' (S 18C)on 18C. Ethnic and Muslim communities DO want the current 'race hate' law and DON'T want stronger terrorism laws!
BUT neither group was happy with the compromise!
Do we really have to compromise on free speech to try and get 'unity? If we do, it is a bad sign of what lies ahead.
In 2012, Mark Steyn, who was prosecuted under Canada's hatred law, toured Australia as a guest of the Institute of Public Affairs.
Mark, who says he shared a stage with Tony Abbott during the tour, is critical about the BACK-FLIP.
He wrote an article, The "Needless Complication" of Free Speech, in which he says,
"Free speech is never a "needless complication" - and certainly not compared to all the other "complications" you'll be burdened with in lieu of it. I hope Aussie readers will support the IPA's campaign for freedom of expression - at least until I get down, there in a few months to kick up some free-speech dust all over again."
The important thing here is that Canada's 'hatred law' is "now deceased" - it has been REPEALED!
Read Mark's recent article... The "Needless Complication" of Free Speech, 9/8/2014.
Peter and I have done a 'podcast' interview on the ideology behind the recent attacks on Senator Abetz, who was attacked for being associated with the World Congress of Families and for hosting Dr Angela Lanfranchi - who is speaking at the WCF event on the link between abortion and breast cancer.
Cameron, from our Resistance Thinking team, conducted the chat, and Jonathan joined us for the chat as well…
Listen to the podcast on the Resistance Thinking website!
Spirit of Truth Podcast - Senator Abetz and Ideological Motivations
An Inquiry is being held into the 'euthanasia Bill' proposed by Greens Senator Richard Di Natale.
The Senate Committee is accepting SUBMISSIONS until 21 August.
YOU are invited to make a submission - they have even provided an EASY option (fill in name and details, answer 'yes' or 'no' and an option to write 100 words!)
Click here for our CAMPAIGN page with ALL the details!