The pattern never changes: in the wake of a jihad terror attack or plot, Muslims in the West do not do what they should do: redouble their efforts against jihadis in their own communities, and their cooperation with law enforcement officials. Instead, they claim that they are being victimized by a “backlash” and try to seize the spotlight as victims. The mainstream media, of course, is all too willing to oblige.
The mosque in Sydney, and mosques in general, should not be vandalized, and whoever did it, Muslim or non-Muslim, should be prosecuted appropriately. Mosques should not be vandalized; they should, if there is reasonable suspicion of jihad terror plotting going on inside, be investigated. And Muslim communities in the West should not be whining about being victims, but should be demonstrating — in actions as well as words — their condemnation of jihad terror and willingness to act to prevent it.
This doesn’t happen, of course, because there are far more jihad sympathizers in mosques in the West than Western officials are willing to acknowledge or admit. Four separate studies since 1998 have shown that 80% of the mosques in the U.S. teach hatred of Jews and Christians and the superiority of Sharia over Constitutional law, but no one seems concerned. To be concerned would be “Islamophobic.”
“WA Muslims fear they could be targeted,” by Brendan Foster, WAtoday, September 22, 2014:
The Islamic Council of WA is planning to set up a hotline for its members in Western Australia, concerned Muslims will be targeted after vandals damaged a mosque in Sydney on Friday.
Last week more than 800 police raided homes in Sydney and Brisbane in the largest counter-terrorism operation ever in Australia.
One of the arrests involved 22-year-old Omarjan Azari, who is accused of plotting to kidnap a member of the public and have them beheaded.
After the raid, more than 200 members of the Muslim community in Sydney held a rally in the western suburbs, angry they were being unfairly targeted.
Islamic Council of WA spokesperson Abdullah Eshtewi said there was a lot of fear in Perth’s Muslim community after the raids on the east coast.
“There are some real concerns, especially after what happened in Sydney with the vandalism on the Mosque,” he told Fairfax Media.
“There are fears for the security of Muslim Australians and we have had reports of an individual been racially harassed, but we don’t know if it’s just rumour at the moment.
“We are setting up a hotline and we want members of the community to call the hotline or police if they get harassed or see any mosques getting vandalised.
“We are disappointed in the way the raids were handled and how it was leaked to the media.”
Mr Eshtewi said the council hadn’t heard from Premier Colin Barnett, who announced on Sunday he was planning to meet with Muslim leaders in WA.
The Premier said he wanted to meet with leaders to quell any unrest in the community and reaffirm to the Muslim community they are welcome in WA.
“We haven’t been offered an invitation,” Mr Eshtewi said.
“But we would definitely welcome a meeting with Mr Barnett.”