“This is the grim reality the world faces now, this is why it is so important that what’s being done by Daesh (IS) has nothing to do with God, it has nothing to do with religion…” In other words, it is “so important,” says Tony Abbott, to maintain politically correct fictions that prevent us from understanding what the jihadis themselves tell us about who they are, what they intend to do, and why they are doing what they’re doing.
Why did the Islamic State jihadis behead Herve Cornara at the Air Products factory in Grenoble? It may have something to do with the fact that the Qur’an says, “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (47:4).
Why did the Islamic State jihadis strike a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait? It may have something to do with the fact that the Islamic State is a Sunni entity, and regards Shi’ites as heretical. The Islamic State recently called on Muslims everywhere to make this Ramadan “calamity for the infidels … Shi’ites and apostate Muslims. Muslims everywhere, we congratulate you over the arrival of the holy month. Be keen to conquer in this holy month and to become exposed to martyrdom.” This has nothing to do with Islam?
The Islamic State said that its mass murder at the resort hotel in Tunisia was an “attack upon the nests of fornication, vice and disbelief in God.” This has “nothing to do with God” and “nothing to do with religion”?
Tony Abbott is counseling willful ignorance and a refusal to understand the stated motives and goals of those who have vowed to destroy us. He is, of course, just following the established line. David Cameron just said the same thing, and virtually every other Western leader has said it as well. Obama, Cameron, Abbott, Manuel Valls, Angela Merkel, all of them know that all this Islamic jihad carried out in the name of Islam and in explicit accord with the Qur’an and Muhammad’s example has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. No one has broken ranks or declared that they’re going to be realistic and call the jihadis what they call themselves, and endeavor to understand them on their own terms so that they can fight against them more effectively. And so the West’s response to the jihad threat remains blind, uninformed, and based on falsehood.
“Abbott condemns overseas terror attacks,” Sky News, June 27, 2015:
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has condemned ‘the brutal attacks’ in France, Tunisia and Kuwait that have killed more than 60 people.
“This is the grim reality the world faces now, this is why it is so important that what’s being done by Daesh (IS) has nothing to do with God, it has nothing to do with religion, it has nothing to do with building a better world,” Mr Abbott told reporters.
He described foreign fighters leaving Australia to support IS as a modern form of treason that needed to be dealt with.
‘We are facing an absolutely unprecedented situation. About half of the Australians who have gone abroad to fight with the death cult are dual nationals,” he said.
We need ways of dealing with those that are not dual nationals and just as going abroad to fight with the death cult is the modern form of treason, perhaps to deal with it or need the modern form of banishment.”…