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 and “experts” like Ben Rich are all too willing to oblige.
There is never any justification for attacks on innocent people, Muslim or non-Muslim. 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.”
“Reprisals against Muslims ‘likely’: expert,” AAP, December 15, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
Racist attacks targeting Australia’s Muslim community are “quite likely” in response to the unfolding hostage crisis at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in central Sydney, a terrorism expert says.
Up to 50 people are believed to have been taken hostage at the cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place where an Islamic flag is pressed up against one of the windows.
The siege began about 10am on Monday.
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says authorities have moved to a “footing” similar to dealing with a terrorist attack.
Ben Rich, a researcher into political violence at Monash University’s School of Social Sciences, said some Australian Muslims could face reprisal due to the incident.
“I can’t say to what extent it’s going to be, but I’d say it’s quite likely,” Mr Rich told AAP.
He predicted that any violence would probably not be “organised by any particular political party” but was more likely to be “just a group of guys deciding `let’s go do something, let’s go attack someone’.”
He pointed to reprisal attacks against Muslims following recent terror acts in Chechnya and in England, after the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby in 2013.
“This type of thing brings out a lot of latent tensions in people,” Mr Rich added….