How ignorant and self-deluded is Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott about the jihad threat? This ignorant and self-deluded. Upon learning of the death of Sharky Jama, asked Muslims in Australia to stop “going overseas to join these terrorist groups. Don’t. They are death cults. That’s what they are. They’re not about religion. They’re just about death. And it’s just as likely to be your death as anyone else’s death. If you go overseas for this kind of purpose, you are a danger to others, you are a danger to yourself. Don’t do it.”
Does he really think this kind of appeal is going to dissuade someone who is thinking of joining the Islamic State? If so, he doesn’t realize that Islamic supremacists frequently affirm how much they love death. Austrian Muslim teenage girls who recently traveled to Syria for jihad announced: “Death is our goal.” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said: “I’m even longing for death, you vagabond.” A Muslim child preacher taunted those he has been taught to hate most: “Oh Zionists, we love death for the sake of Allah, just as much as you love life for the sake of Satan.” Jihad mass murderer Mohamed Merah said that he “loved death more than they loved life.”
Ayman al-Zawahiri’s wife advised Muslim women: “I advise you to raise your children in the cult of jihad and martyrdom and to instil in them a love for religion and death.” And as one jihadist put it, “We love death. You love your life!” And another: “The Americans love Pepsi-Cola, we love death.” That was from Afghan jihadist Maulana Inyadullah.
This idea comes from the Qur’an: Say, “O you who are Jews, if you claim that you are allies of Allah, excluding the people, then wish for death, if you should be truthful.” (62:6)
And so when he tells young Muslims in Australia that the Islamic State is a death cult, for some of them, that’s a selling point.
“Male model from Australia dies fighting for Islamic State,” by Jonathan Pearlman, Telegraph, April 16, 2015 (thanks to Kenneth):
Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, has urged Australians not to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) “death cult” after a 25-year-old male model from Melbourne became the latest foreign recruit to die while fighting with militants in Syria.
Sharky Jama, a former model and keen football player from Melbourne’s Somali community, had been based in Iraq but was shot dead in Syria.
His family said they received a text message and phone call from someone on Monday informing them that he had been killed.
Hussein Haraco, a Melbourne Somali community leader, said he had known Jama’s family for ten years and he was known as a good person who assisted other community members.
“They haven’t got any idea what is the reason,” Mr Haraco told ABC News.
Nonsense. They know perfectly well what is the reason. They just don’t want non-Muslims to know it. And they’re doing fine on that front.
“He was just a young man playing soccer and being at other activities and suddenly something happened and he went to Syria. [It’s] really shocking for the whole community and we are really confused.”
About 90 Australians have gone to the Middle East to fight for Isil, including about 20 who have been killed.
The nation was shocked by the apparent death last month of Jake Bilardi, a Melbourne teenager who is believed to have died in a suicide bombing.
The death of Jama prompted Mr Abbott to issue a plea to Australians to stop “going overseas to join these terrorist groups”.
“Don’t. They are death cults. That’s what they are,” Mr Abbott said.
“They’re not about religion. They’re just about death. And it’s just as likely to be your death as anyone else’s death. If you go overseas for this kind of purpose, you are a danger to others, you are a danger to yourself. Don’t do it.”…