Muslim writer whines in Sydney

It was a tumultuous year for the Muslim community in Sydney, to say the least. Whether it be comprehending disasters taking place overseas or grappling with unprecedented events unfolding closer to home, this is a community under pressure. Externally, we are expected to constantly condemn and distance ourselves from demonic acts carried out by people who do so in the name of our faith. Internally, community leaders are under attack from keyboard warriors and hecklers who view engagement with the power structures as “selling out” both the community and indeed, one’s own faith. What underpins both challenges is ignorance. What is lacking in our discourse is nuance.

Large numbers of the Australian public find it difficult to dissociate the crimes of individuals from the actual, normative beliefs and practices of the Muslim majority.

That is understandable to a degree: the public aren’t theologians, but, then again, nor are the criminals who soil the name of Islam.

They are largely young, religiously illiterate, disenfranchised and often, mentally unstable. They do not represent Islam, nomore than a Lutheran teenager who randomly shoots innocents in a movie theatre in America, or a Norwegian fundamentalist describing himself as a “modern-day crusader”, who butchers teenagers at a summer camp, or the saffron-clad monks carrying out atrocities in Burma.

To eradicate this scourge, we need to understand what drives these individuals and go beyond the “Islam is evil” mantra. The Muslim community can no more be held responsible for the actions of these individuals as can governments be held accountable for the actions of criminals.

Internally, the Muslim community is grappling with a lot…

Samier Dandan is President of the Lebanese Muslim Association.

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  • tom_billesley

    It’s really useful to have a “religion” that has two faces.

    • winniec

      Exactly. Jihad is the other face of ‘Retreat’ or ‘Hegira’ in Arabic.
      Hegira prepares the way for Jihad and on it goes always advancing to world domination.
      This writer is denying Islam’s method by saying jihad is un-Islamic, because jihadists embarrass him.

      • MRHapla

        So,,,get’em coming or going? Check.

    • MRHapla

      “I’ve got a gun for each of ’em”
      – John Henry Holliday, DDS

  • Please let me know when I should feel sorry for this perpetually aggrieved community whose members are constantly trying to kill the majority.

    I often miss these cues.

    • Frau Katze

      Especially since the “backlash” never materialized.

      • Of course it materialised. People have written angry letters to the editor, haven’t they?

        That equals assassination attempts to the forever-paranoid.

        • Frau Katze

          True. And there were dirty looks.

    • Pete_Brewster

      Never. Amalek has never shown mercy to Israel. Israel owes none to Amalek.

      When our Lord returns one of His first acts will be to cast Amalek and all his evil posterity headfirst into the pool of fire and sulphur. And the angels and saints will weep with happiness at the sight.

      And the Son of Man will just be getting started.

  • Mickey Oberman

    I don’t know if BS is understood in Australia.
    Not wanting to break any of this site’s rules I will very delicately translate –
    Bovine Excrement.

    • Frau Katze

      LOL!

  • TotallyPeeved

    Fuck pisslam. Every last koranimal and koranimal enabling politician should be exterminated. It’s kill or be killed people.

  • winniec

    ‘NO TRUE SCOTSMAN’ fallacy:
    No True Muslim would be a jihadist, because jihad is not Islamic.

  • Rosenmops

    The Muslim community is not a security threat, nor should we be treated or suspected as such. Such an approach will only drive those marginalised youth further away and alienate the very individuals who need our help the most

    Does anyone really believe this crap?

    • Frau Katze

      Wondercafe types.

    • Pete_Brewster

      A few useful idiots who’ll be the first swinging from lampposts when the Islamic Republic is declared. That’s about it.

      Not even our masters believe their own multiculti garbage. They merely plan on being long gone before the side effects affect them personally. Consequences are for proles.

      • MRHapla

        Because they live live election cycle to election cycle,,,,and we the people have been letting them get away with for far too long

    • MRHapla

      says every infiltrator, invader, hypocritical enabler, breeder and yet-to-turn terrorist,,,

  • Jay Currie

    One might wonder what percentage of Muslims a) supported jihad in theory, b) supported the jihad of IS and similar groups, c) supported Hamas.

    Support for jihad is baked into the religion. Islam is all about the sword and the Prophet won his converts in the finest, convert or die manner. (And if you deconvert, well we know the penalty for apostate is…death.

    • MRHapla

      Blood Murder Death Cult,,,,seems pretty clear.

  • Gary

    Even with the 25’000 people on 9/11 in the 2nd Tower that fled in fear after the muslim terrorist hit the first tower that kept the death count low, I have no doubt that if close to 30’000 were killed we would here CAIR and Imam’s whine about backlash fears .
    I’d like to know how many non-muslim have to be slaughtered before this Master -Race show some compassion for the victims their muslim brother’s slaughtered as a favour to allah.

    • Minicapt

      Compassion is anti-Mohammedan.

      Cheers

      • MRHapla

        Compression seems to work on them,,,,,,

    • MRHapla

      the more they whine, the better to keep track of them

  • Minicapt

    “They are largely young, religiously illiterate, …”
    It would be preferable if the leader of the Leb-Mus Assoc would just state that the Mohammedan leadership has failed completely.

    Cheers

    • Pete_Brewster

      On the contrary, the Mohammedan leadership’s plans are going swimmingly.

      • Frau Katze

        Unfortunately.

  • Canadian

    To eradicate this scourge, we must eliminate islam. That`s all.

    • MRHapla

      Delenda Est Islam