These Crimes Have Everything to Do with Islam

Paul Sheehan, Sydney Morning Herald, January 12, 2015

When French president Francois Hollande addressed the nation on Friday in the wake of terrorist attacks that left 20 dead, he uttered the predictable mantra: “These fanatics have nothing to do with the Muslim religion”.

His comment is understandable given that France has more than five million Muslims, a stagnant economy, 24 per cent youth unemployment and endemic social alienation among young Muslims.

His comment is also nonsense. A de facto world war is under way and it has everything to do with Islam. It is not thousands of lone wolfs. It is not un-Islamic conduct. It involves thousands of Muslims acting on what they believe is their religious duty to subjugate non-believers, as outlined in the Koran.

And the problem is growing, not contracting. There was once a tradition among young Australians to travel overland from Singapore to London. That route has become a hell-hole:

Pakistan is dangerous. Afghanistan is a no-go area. Iran is an oppressive theocracy. Iraq is disintegrating. Syria is a disaster area. Lebanon is dangerous. In Turkey, for the first time, Australians travelling to Gallipoli will be going under a security alert.

All these Muslim countries used to be safe for transit. The intimidation being practised in the name of Islam by a small minority is a by-product of something much larger–the state-mandated conservatism that is systemic in the majority of Muslim societies. Most of them are dictatorships, monarchies, theocracies or failed states.

An investigation by Kings College London and the BBC World Service found that in a single month, November 2014, 5042 people were killed by jihadists in 664 separate attacks across 14 countries. That is one death every eight minutes.

It is ongoing. On Thursday, the Islamist group Boko Haram (which translates as “Western education is forbidden”) is believed to have murdered  up to 2000 people in Nigeria. These crimes, far greater in scale than those in Paris, received only a fraction of the attention.

In the 35 years since the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979, at least a million people have been killed in tens of thousands of jihad attacks, religious civil wars or wars between predominantly Muslim countries.

In France, a form of dissimilation (to borrow a term from phonetics) is taking place. About 40 per cent of young Muslims are unemployed and thousands have embraced radical Islam as a form of social retaliation.

Surveys have found that between 16 and 21 per cent of respondents in France hold positive views of Islamic State. Given that France has more than five million Muslims, the social catchment of sympathy for jihad is about one million people.

This explains why France has 751 special security zones, an endless sequence of violent incidents involving young Muslim men, anti-Semitic incidents have become routine and Muslims represent 60 per cent of the prison population. Two of the three jihad killers in Paris had served time in prison.

France and Australia are linked by the past week’s events. Both countries have been drawn into an asymmetrical global jihad, fed by notoriety and thus self-sustaining.

In Australia, the pressures are much less severe in the Muslim diaspora but there are self-evident problems.

Here is a statistic to ponder: Australian Muslims are statistically more likely to engage in jihad than to enlist in the Australian Defence Forces.

As at June 30, 2014, there were 57,036 permanent members in the ADF, plus 24,028 in the reserves. When I asked Defence Media how many ADF personnel were Muslim, I received this response:

“As at 26 October, 2014, 100 ADF members have declared they are of Islamic faith . . . The reporting of religious faith is voluntary and, as such, the data provided may not be a fully accurate representation.”

With about 500,000 Muslims in Australia, representing 2.1 per cent of the population, there would be about 1200 Muslims in the ADF if they served on a per capita basis. Instead, the number is miniscule, about 0.2 per cent.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Muslim terrorism has nothing to do with Muslims… or something.

    • Reynardine

      Just like a cookbook has nothing to do with food. I mean, hey, you can’t eat a cookbook, right?

      • They may be men in officially appointed government positions, but they are not leaders.

        • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

          They think like aging hippies. We might as well have Steppenwolf running for office. What we need is more politicians who think like Ted Nugent.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Wango tango!!!!

          • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

            Saw sweaty Teddy a couple of years ago live. His band is as tight as ever. He poked fun at Obongo for being a jerk and idiot, waved an American flag at the end. Would have preferred a Confederate flag, but close enough. He speaks his mind about Obongo, but also gives a tip of the hat to Chuck Berry as a source of inspiration, so the Libtards will look stupid if they try to accuse Uncle Teddy of racism. God, guns, and rock n’ roll!!! Ted Nugent for President!!

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        Hollande is as deluded regarding the Islamic hordes as DeBlasio in NYC is regarding Negro behavioral patterns. The Koran commands Muslims to wage war against Jews and Christians. What part of this is Hollande failing to process??

        • Cid Campeador

          There will be mass Black conversion to Islam.

          • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

            If Boko Haram is only killing other Negroes, I could care less. An easy way to thin the herd in Sub-Saharan Africa. When they start targeting our White European brethren is when I get worried.

    • Speedy Steve

      But muslim terror has everything to do with mohammedans and their wacky religion — mohammedanism.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      Exactly. Mr. Hollande’s naivete caused last week’s carnage just as much as the jihadists. The flow of Islamists into France is obviously not going to be properly addressed as a threat to the safety of the French people while this polyannish dreamer is at the helm. His naivete reminds of Whites here in the states who live near dangerous, Africa in our Midst cities, but refuse to accept reality. They insist the the Black ghetto is chock full of “good Blacks”, always have a story or two about a Black or two they have known who is a great person, and insist that the drug trade is the sole motivator behind the violence of the ghetto. Such folks bristle at any logical suggestions that Black sociopathy and sadism stem from roots that run far deeper than the drug trade and lack of jobs. Apparently, Mr. Hollande views the Islamists in a similar fashion. He has probably known a non-practicing Bosnian or Albanian Muslim or two who is a good and respectable citizen, and naively assumes that all Islamists, regarding of their racial genetics or whether or not they are practicing Muslims, are capable of and/or intending to adopt White Christian values. This type of naivete enables non-White and non-Christian hordes to invade our lands. If Charles DeGaulle were in power today in France, there would be zero Islamists in France. France would be for the French people. Only other White European Christians would be welcome, and even those individuals would have to come to France with a mastery of the language, interest in everything French, and a complete desire to become culturally French. To think that one of Europe’s greatest countries, a place that used to not even like the English or Germans, is permitting themselves to become Northern Europe’s Islamic outpost is beyond disgusting.

    • C. Magnus

      What these leaders and I’m sure many others can’t seem to see is that as soon as a ‘going on the back foot’ position is taken, as in ‘Moslems aren’t ALL like that so this can’t be to do with Islam’ and ‘oh, you know, there are peaceful Moslems too!’, then that alone indicates that there’s a problem, and simply serves to lend weight to the original accusation.

      If an Anglican or a Buddhist robs a bank, no one says, hang on guys, before you start with the Anglicans and Buddhists, they’re really not all like that! They’re upstanding people! That would be simply ridiculous – the religion wouldn’t even be brought up as a topic of discussion.

      Accusations only sting if they are for the most part true. A fat person feel hurt and might get angry if you call them fat, but not if you are calling them skinny. Liberals (and blacks too, I assume) get angry when you talk about lower black IQ because a part of them probably believes it to be true. You wouldn’t get the same response if you went on about Koreans and their ‘low’ IQ – obviously that’s fictitious. The level of outrage simply validates the the statement. Stereotypes always have some truth to them, otherwise they’d have never existed in the first place, or stuck in people’s minds to the present day.

      I suppose with Hollande he’s simply pandering to Moslem voters since 93% of them voted for him and given the sheer numbers of Moslems in France it makes electoral sense. Although with the US, Canadian and Australian leaders saying it, it makes less sense because the Moslem population is lower, and in Aus we have a conservative PM who is supposedly tough on illegal immigration, not a panderer to immigrants. But once a country becomes multicultural and the world is a global marketplace, you basically have to put up with everyone and can’t offend anyone (either the domestic Moslem community or trading partners overseas). You can’t really stand for your national identity anymore other than in superficial ways. I guess there are too many liberals and Moslems around for any Western leader to get up and say something critical about Islam.

      Anyone remember what Putin had to say about Moslems a few years ago after some terror attack in Russia? Something about doing a special circumcision so ‘nothing will ever grow out of you again’. Doesn’t that just say it all?

  • Luca

    “These fanatics have nothing to do with the Muslim religion”.

    Right; …just like eating has nothing to do with food. Are you going to believe me or common sense?

    • Reynardine

      It’s more like a cookbook has nothing to do with food. I mean, hey, you can’t eat a cookbook, right? It’s just a book!

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        Precisely!! Or, saying that the Bible is not a guidebook for Christians.

  • propagandaoftruth

    Hollande is a socialist pig who probably thinks Hitler was worse than Stalin and Mao combined because at least they were socialist. Forget the 90 million murders.

    Hollande fears his own Folk far more than Islamists.

  • See The Future

    The French authorities are saying they don’t have the resources to track every potential terrorist. What do you expect when you import terrorists by the millions!

    • De Doc

      That and the resources are sucked up by immigration services and the welfare state that supports these imported deadbeats.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    A bracing dose of truth-telling in a mainstream media newspaper! Who would have thought it possible?

  • dd121

    Of course it does. The left has a whole portfolio full of “BIG LIES”

  • IstvanIN

    Most of them are dictatorships, monarchies, theocracies or failed states.
    Actually the stable regimes are the dictatorships and monarchies. Is the world really better off because President Assad is fighting for his life? Would the world be better off if Jordon’s King Abdullah II was overthrown? Nope. Not every society is suited to being a liberal democracy. In fact liberal democracy is what brought us the mess we are now embroiled in.

    • MartelsGhost

      Democracy is mob rule.

      A return to the Republic or at the very least a Moot Council would be much better for those of us in the West.

      • RationaliseThis

        Direct democracy would be fine. I would want the voting age raised to 25. The exception would be for those who have served in a combat role.

        • MartelsGhost

          A Heinlein approach? As long as the only people who ever get to vote are only the ones who have served the state in a military sense, I could go for that………………..

          We should also keep in the public punishments and familial responsibility in regards to criminals.

          I just don’t like mobs. The tail should never wag the dog.

        • Vyncennt

          “Direct democracy would be fine.”

          As reiterated by others on these forums, a Democracy requires a moral and principled constituency. At least 50% of our population, at this point in time, struggles with this. I would expect a significant percentage bear no interest whatsoever.

        • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

          Raised to 30 would be even better, although 25 would be an improvement. Also, only White Christians allowed to vote in White homelands. No votes allowed for non-Whites, Islamists, or crazy atheistic Leftists or satanists.

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        I agree. Democracy is definitely mob rule, when Negroes and other racially inferior non-Whites are allowed to vote in White Christian lands.

    • RationaliseThis

      Muslim countries have always lived under harsh caliphs, sheiks, monarchies, presidents. Assad and his Bathists were probably the softest of the lot outside of the Shah of Iran and maybe Attaturk. The nature of the religion doesn’t allow democracy, philosophy. Disagreements too easily turn to violence due to its stridency. Plus it’s tolleration of consanguinity makes it clannish.

      • IstvanIN

        The Assads, the Shah and Attaturk protected minority groups and tried to bring their nations into the 20th century. It only works when the military is in agreement. Muslims are pure throwback.

        • benvad

          That’s why I back Assad.

      • benvad

        Like Russians and Latins they need a dictator.

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        Attaturk was loved in Turkey. The Turks are also the most sane, Westernized Muslim land after Bosnia and Albania. Turkey is very similar to Greece culturally, and the Turks are not Arabic. They are Turkic. There is little to no Negroid admixture in the Turks, and a good dose of Slavic European from intermarriage durimg the Ottoman Empire. Most Turks are non-practicing Muslims.

    • dukem1

      Islam means “Submit.”…The only way a Mohammedan can live what we may consider a civilized life is with a “big man” controlling it…
      That’s the way they like it.

      • Speedy Steve

        It’s not that they “like” it, but they have respect for a Machiavellian who keeps order knowing that it’s much better to be feared than loved. Sometimes I think I’d rather be ruled by a king who has the power to say, “off with his head” than to be nibbled by a bureaucratic duck.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    He will be happy when the muslims make Hollande into Hollandaise sauce on the roadside.

    • Northern American-Nationalist

      wah wah haha

  • anony

    Hollande and Angela both must have gone to the same school of treason along with most of our politicians. Wonder where this “school” is?

    • Northern American-Nationalist

      It’s in the social sciences of academia.

    • MartelsGhost


      • benvad

        That’s it full name? Ahhhh I see now.

    • RationaliseThis

      It’s called the department of global fractional reserve banking system with a major in school of political donations.

  • freddy_hills

    “These fanatics have nothing to do with the Muslim religion”.

    The lady doth protest too much.

    • MartelsGhost

      lady? I think you spelled wildebeest wrong……….

  • Most Muslims are peaceful (in that they won’t actually go out and murder people), but wherever there is a large population of Muslims, a certain proportion of them will be dangerously non-peaceful. There is no way to separate the wheat from the chaff. Peaceful Muslim parents may have dangerous offspring. Therefore, the only safe solution is for non-Muslim nations to see to it that large Muslim populations are not allowed to accumulate within their borders.

    • anony

      Well, that’s already happened, so what now?

    • benvad

      They’re more or less like Bantus.

      • Vyncennt

        “They’re more or less like Bantus.”

        Unfortunately, they are quite a few degrees more dangerous, skilled at deceit, able to generate cohesive armies, create/adopt/employ military technology, and willing to sacrifice for their “cause. ”

        The “Bantus”, as you refer to them, boast little of the aforementioned qualities and maintain prominence only by the affections of our Progressive left. Remove this defense and support and they will fail miserably as they have in every country on their continent of origin.

        • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

          That is because the Arabic sub-race of Caucasians are much smarter than the Negroids. Arab Christians tend to be good citizens who assimilate well in White Christian lands. The problem lies not in the racial quality of pure Arabic Caucasians, but in so many having a significant Negroid admixture, mamimg them violence prone and sociopathic, but enough brain power to understand thd insane ideologies of Islam, and to organize to accomplish the goals of Islam.

        • benvad

          I thought that was why France loaded up on Jews to use them as an easy made target?

    • Vyncennt

      “Most Muslims are peaceful (in that they won’t actually go out and murder people), but wherever there is a large population of Muslims, a certain proportion of them will be dangerously non-peaceful.”

      This is a technically correct, yet dangerous, method of articulating the issue, as it implies that we should not judge a people by a specific percentage of their population.

      There are few countries throughout Earth’s history that can boast 100% population participation during war or other aggressive activities. There are 320 millions legal citizens in the United States, yet our military personnel number somewhere near 550000, many of which are only logistics and support staff.

      Before any man or woman decides to draw themselves a picture of the Muslim populations throughout the world, it would be wise to research how they govern their own countries and what support the general Muslim population lends to their “extremist” segments. Therein lies the true heart of Islam.

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        Exactly. Most Muslims agree with the actions of the extremists.

  • Speedy Steve

    Boko Haram (which translates as “Western education is forbidden”) is
    believed to have murdered up to 2000 people in Nigeria. These crimes,
    far greater in scale than those in Paris, received only a fraction of
    the attention.

    What else could one expect from an overtly racist and mendacious press? They routinely sweep African crime under the rug because it does not fit their narrative of equality and fraternity.

    • See The Future

      The politically organized unity march was an exercise to demonstrate the progress and success of islamification in the west.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      As long as Boko Haram is only killing Black Africans, I could care less. Let them thin the herd.

  • Vyncennt

    I am not, and have never been, an overly religious man. I have always been an avid fan and follower of science while maintaining a respectable curiosity pertaining to Christianity. I believe many would label me an “agnostic” and perhaps that is a fitting description.

    But …. (bear with me, if you will) ….

    …. for at least the past 10 to 15 years I’ve had trouble not noticing certain patterns that leave me with a disquieting sensation. Such as a deviation from truth and/or the outright feverish support for blatant untruths. The redefining of words and concepts to mean nearly the complete opposite of their original intent. The avid push towards the collapse of historic American morals, values, and principles coupled with the denigration of American patriotism. The embrace of perversion and the holding in high regard of those least worthy of admiration while denigrating those who have earned the highest praise.

    This flood of falsehood, violence, unrest, and degeneracy has made me question if there really is no such thing as “evil,” a concept that I had always found to be much too fantasy-book cut and dry, in the past. If one is to embrace the concept of “evil” then how much further is the path to religion? To righteousness?

    I have always found myself straddling the fence between secularism and religion, and quite comfortable to be there, bar the occasional proverbial pinch in the nether regions. Recently, however, I’ve found myself prodding the ground on the Holy side and even sitting side saddle. Nothing less than an overwhelming sense of wrong could have done this. An overwhelming feeling, or dread, of pervasive “evil” for lack of a better word.

    I do not know, even now, if there is a God. I do believe that I am able to differentiate between right and wrong …. truth and lies …. morality and immorality. If I am able to find truth, righteousness, and morality only on God’s side of the fence, then there I will eventually be led. I know allies when I see them. Agnostic or not.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      I have noticed the same thing in recent years. The amoral seems to get more and more glorification, as does the mediocre and the stupid. I am a Christian. Most churches, these days, completely miss the point on racial realism. Too many mission trips to Africa and South America, and a hippy style mentality that it is wrong to see Negroes as our inferiors, and to admit that they are simply inferior to us. The God doesn’t majke garbage arguments come up, which I answer by mentioning that the earth is full of different creatures, many of whom do not serve much of a purpose. I am a firm believer in evolution, as logic points to evolution being a key feature of life on earth. The Caucasian race is simply more evolved than the Negro race, farther removex from the apes. It is obvious to anyone who objectively observes Negro behavior.

  • scutum

    A religion of peace that advocates killing all who disagree with them, including women and children. This by definition is not a religious faith, it is a death cult. And make no mistake about it, the Koran is quite specific about murdering non-believers.

  • John Smith

    In America, politicians also refuse to admit that blacks commit most of the violent crimes, in addition to letting islam off the hook for conditioning its adherents to become terrorists. What’s new with politicians willfully evading and denying obvious truths?

  • Cid Campeador

    “Pakistan is dangerous. Afghanistan is a no-go area. Iran is an oppressive theocracy. Iraq is disintegrating. Syria is a disaster area. Lebanon is dangerous. In Turkey, for the first time, Australians travelling to Gallipoli will be going under a security alert.”
    Sounds like lots of our cities right here in Obamerica.