Bid to ban the Islamic State flag in Australia

The Islamic State flag – the death cult’s black and white symbol of hate – has been banned in many European countries from being flown in public, yet it remains legal in Australia.

Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands all have varying bans placed on the symbol that inspires extremist Muslim faatics around the globe.

And in August, British Prime Minister David Cameron said police could arrest people who fly the flag in public in the UK.

There is a growing push in Australia that the flag should be banned in a bid to reduce fanaticism.

The federal government yesterday confirmed the flag was not banned, but said many actions associated to its use were now illegal…


Banning stuff is kind of a slippery slope. What might be next?

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  • Uncle_Waspy

    Nice flag. Kinda looks like the microscope view of the ebola virus.

    Forget banning flags…..
    They should ban the head-hacker religion.

  • DMB

    Terrorist organization’s should be banned along with paraphernalia promoting them. Showing a flag for illustration purposes such as news reports should be allowed. We do ban terrorist organizations in Canada so banning a flag under certain conditions would not be a huge stretch.

  • simus1

    Just have penalty for possession:
    Ten years hard labour in the remotest areas of the Outback should suffice.

    • Stronger Than Dirt

      Farmers won’t put up with bs out there, the tractor will be getting a lot of use, if you know what I mean.

  • Brett_McS

    The flag is the equivalent of ‘hate speech’. The government should not be banning the flag, nor any other form of ‘hate speech’. The citizenry can deal with this sort of thing, provided the politicians don’t tie their hands (or tape over their mouths).

    But the ‘elites’ don’t want to leave it to the ordinary citizen to sort out. They want to meddle: ban this, ban that, ban an every-growing list of things.

    • Stronger Than Dirt

      Good point !

  • mobuyus

    Pricision targeting of this asswipe where ever it’s raised.

  • cmh

    waste of time and money…again. the only thing that needs to be banned are the military manuals known commonly as the Koran and Hadiths.

  • pdxnag

    Let them fly their pirate flag. Create a streamlined process to accept the flag flyer’s (sp?) renunciation of any claim to citizenship or residence. Then summarily ship them out.

    While you are at it recognize the massing of male militant Islamists in the streets on any Friday as the military training that it is and respond with the same vigor.

  • Maggat

    “Those against banning the flag believe the move could inflame hatred within Australia’s Muslim community”
    And so?

  • BillyHW

    I think we should ban muslims.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Well, we already have the examples of the swastika and the Confederate flag.

    • Stronger Than Dirt

      And soon the eu flag

  • Jay Currie

    For heaven’s sake don’t ban this or any other flag…I want to know who is carrying it and who is following it. Then, with a bit of luck they can be watched until they are ready to do something actually illegal and promptly arrested.

    • Uncle_Waspy

      Watched? Jay, did you catch Steyn’s line that that all the recent nothing-to-do-with-Islam attacks came at the hands not of lone wolves, but “known wolves”. Boston, Ottawa, Sydney, NYC. It seems that the FBI, CIA, RCMP….they simply “monitor” the more outspoken members of the religion of head hackers. They don’t actually do anything about them. They just watch.

      It’s time for the Kabuki Theater to end. Radical Islam is not the problem. Moderate Islam, which serves as the incubator for radical Islam, is not the problem. Western society is the problem – it’s suicidal.

    • kkruger71

      I was going to post something similar.
      Had this discussion a few years ago with a waitress in a restaurant I worked at. She was upset a customer came in with swastika tattoos and others on his jacket and was saying Canada should ban the use of them. My response to her was a lot like yours in that I like that people can display them, it helps you know who the boneheads are without wasting time getting to know them first.

      • occupant 9

        I have similar beliefs but go further. Not only should we not ban the ISIS flag, or any other Islamic flag, we should be doing what we can as free people to gently provoke them out of the woodwork. From there, we arrest and deport.

        I recall in grade school when one bonehead would ruin it for the whole class. Well, a few Muslim airline hijackers ruined air travel for everyone; now we’re all potential Muslims … as if.

        So, carrying on with the grade school rule, one Muslim acting according to Islamic teachings would ruin it for the whole Islamic community.

        What’s fair in air travel should be fair for the ground war.

    • Brett_McS

      Better yet if they have it tattooed on their foreheads, but waving a flag is good enough I suppose.

  • Brett_McS

    Slightly OT: The Sydney Siege. The police stormed in to the cafe without hesitation a second after the first shot even though they were convinced the terrorist’s backpack was a bomb ready to go off. Reps.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/sydney-siege-police-stormed-lindt-cafe-convinced-man-haron-monis-was-a-human-bomb/story-fnpn118l-1227173622226