Two days after Islamic State’s targeted carnage in Paris, ASIO Director General Duncan Lewis chose his words carefully when describing the terrorists.
“These people are anti-Western,” he told the ABC.
“Australia has, of course, been a terrorist target long before we became engaged in the Middle East, as you know. But we are as a culture, we are as a society, objectionable to them and they want to attack us, they want to destroy us.”
Islamist fascists want to kill us because of who we are: decadent unbelievers, in their view.
It’s not, as the Grand Mufti says, because we are Islamophobic or racist or because of our foreign policy.
The reason people of the West are under attack is because we do not want to live under Sharia law in an apocalyptic caliphate with slavery and crucifixions sanctioned by Islamic law.