First ‘backlash’ article spotted: Sydney siege sparks Muslim call for calm amid backlash fear

Muslim leaders in Australia called for a peaceful resolution to a siege in central Sydney as the gunman’s suspected links to militant Islam threaten to spur racial tensions in the nation.

The Grand Mufti said he and the Muslim community condemned “this criminal act unequivocally” as armed police surrounded the Lindt cafe in Martin Place and negotiators sought to end the hostage-taking. While police say they haven’t determined the motives of the gunman, television footage showed a black flag with white Arabic lettering pressed against the window of the cafe.

Muslim leaders have appealed for calm since authorities raised the terrorism alert in Australia in September to the highest level in a decade, citing the threat posed by supporters of Islamic State. In recent months, a mosque has been defaced in Queensland’s Gold Coast and pamphlets were distributed in the state’s northern tourist city of Cairns urging the boycott of halal products…

It appears to have been written even before it was over. And there never is a ‘backlash.’

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “It appears to have been written even before it was over.”
    By now I’m sure they have it down to a ‘form letter’.

    “…and pamphlets were distributed in the state’s northern tourist city of Cairns urging the boycott of halal products.”

    OMG, not pamphlets urging a boycott!
    That’s just like Kristallnacht.

    …searches for eye rolling emoticon

    • Frau Katze

      Expect more about halal-boycotters. I just read that one the terrorists demands was some kind of announcement that it was carried out for Islamic State. Watch for bragging in next “Dabiq.”

  • b_marco

    Here’s one that was definitely written before it was over.

  • Richard

    The left ready to hop in bed again with Mo lovers.

  • Richard

    Cathutne Burn “3 persons dead. One a 50 year old man. Errrr? Terrorist.

  • Richard

    Catherine Burn. Police.

  • Richard

    1600 calls to hotline during seige.

  • Mal

    And, I’m certain, all over Australia his “islimy” cohorts were taking notes about the response procedures and how they could improve the potency of their next vicious and perverse atrocity.

    • Frau Katze

      I’m sure they are.

  • Pete_Brewster

    By backlash they mean people expressing their right to free speech, and opportunities for Lebanese lightning to strike.

    When a real backlash comes, Bloomberg will first learn of it when the price of Australian theft bonds falls to zero, because Australians start demanding what gave Bloomberg’s target readership on Wall Street the right to control Australia’s money supply, never mind forbid Australians from taling out arselifting trash or denying them access to the guns and live ammo used by Australian farmers to take out all manner of vermin.

  • Alain

    Ah if only, yes just once, there really were a true backlash to this savagery and this cult of death and destruction.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    And trending on Twitter is ‘#illridewithyou’.

    As a person who regularly has MUSLIM WOMEN take a pass on riding with me in my apartment building’s elevators, I’m finding it hard to have any sympathy with this Twitter campaign.

    • Frau Katze

      The media are going nuts over that hashtag. I must have seen a couple of dozen stories about this afternoon.

  • This is the perpetual victim society and they are coddled by the willing.


  • Barrington Minge

    Backlash? you bet!!
    Do these cultists really believe that they can go around killing innocent people without the innocent eventually pushing back?
    When normal civilised people call the mooslims to account for their barbarity, they (yer mooslims) suddenly play the victim card again. Wise up Islam, the real world is not fooled by your self-pity.