Muslim journalist in Sydney says Australia pushing youth into the arms of terrorists

US Muslim journalist Sulmain Abdur-Raham said if Australia was more welcoming of Muslims, they would be less likely to become radicalised. Picture: Tim Hunter

AN African-American Islamic journalist living in Sydney says young Muslims are better off in the US than Australia, where welfare and multicultural policies are driving them into the arms of terrorists.

Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, who has been unable to find work since migrating a year ago, says if Australia was more welcoming of Muslims and willing to employ them instead of leaving them on welfare, they would be less likely to become radicalised.

Mr Abdur-Rahman, who used to work for the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, has written a book Under Siege: Black Muslim Down Under, which is scathing about Australia’s “cultural isolation and short-sightedness” in its treatment of Muslims.

He says he understands why out-of-work Australian Muslims have fled to the battlefields of the Middle East to become paid Islamic State mercenaries.

“I could have been one of those people,” the 30-year-old says of the 57 Australian extremists currently known to be fighting with terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.

“Australia talks about giving people a fair go, but they don’t actually provide that,” he writes in the book.

“I had every opportunity for success in America, because America values the merit of all people, including Muslims and black folks”…

But people are leaving to join Islamic State from the US too.

  • Typical Muslim BS about anything.

    Everything is a reason for jihad.

    • winniec

      ‘Journalist’? Yeah, right! And I’m an astronaut. He’s a dyed-in-the-wool jihadist who wants to murder kafirs and beat women. He has the analytical skills of an eight-year-old.
      Australia doesn’t have work for all the immigrants and refugees it’s taking in. Why should Australians hire foreigners when their own kids have trouble finding work?
      It is BS…hot, steaming piles of skanky, malodorous taqiyya.

    • Islam Is a Crock

      So let me get this straight. If Australian second or third generation Muslims are given the opportunity to be anything other than a Jihadi then we are driving them into the terrorist lifestyle. If we enable laws to curb them from becoming Jihadi’s, we are driving them into the terrorist lifestyle. That’s a nice win-win situation for the Muslims isn’t it??

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        It’s standard leftist ‘boiler plate” for telling us why we can never fight to win for anything they don’t want fought against.
        “If we kill Osama bin Laden we will only make a martyr out of him”
        It’s the concept of fighting terrorism with anything other than social programs simply makes more terrorists. It’s a fallacy, but they love to repeat it.
        It seems the Muslims have picked up on that tactic too.

      • Islam Is a Crock

        P.S. Does he explain in his book why non Muslim Australians that are unemployed don’t have the inclination to behead others in Syria or Iraq??

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          It’s because of: “the racism”.
          Muslims only do the horrible things they do simply as a reaction to something that they took offense to in the west.
          Without reading his stupid book, I know that will be his answer.

  • Dana Garcia

    Don’t believe those rumors about America being nice to allah’s gangsters — they’re not true. Muslims can only find fulfillment by living in dar al-Islam..

    • Frau Katze

      People like him complain constantly in the US. It’s racist, Islamophobic, etc.

      • winniec

        After the rapes, murders and invaders in leaky boats, Australians have pulled away the welcome mat. This moron doesn’t see the Ozzies have no duty to welcome hate-filled rapists, liars and killers.

      • Dana Garcia

        Right, like we should compete for their approval.

  • Cat-astrophe

    If immigrants were carefully chosen, and in reasonable amounts it would have a chance of succeeding.
    Do we need them here? If not why bring them?

    • winniec

      Canada signed a treaty with the UN to take the refugees chosen by the UN.

      • eMan14

        We will have to start choosing our own refugees and immigrants in spite of any treaty. I’m tired of the UN choosing what we can or cannot do.

  • k1962

    Oh, please. They were pushed into the hands of ISIS by how they were raised and nothing else.

    • winniec

      All the volunteers ‘pushed’ themselves because they are devout, dutiful Muslims.

  • winniec

    Australians have en masse observed Islam and decided its a supremacist, misogynistic death cult. Australians have had enough. It’s not a temporary setback…it’s an EARTHQUAKE of public opinion against Islam. It’s a CULTURAL REACTION to Islam. Australians don’t want Islam in Australia. It’s their right to say so and they are saying it. Australians have decided Islam has no valuable contribution to make in Australia.

    Canadians need to do the same before it’s too late. Islam is dysfunctional and creates dysfunctional societies.

  • bobo

    Does he not check the facts?

    There’s been media redundancies recently.

    What a winey yank!

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    If Muslims in Australia are pissed off at the Aussie government than why are they so determined to travel overseas and slaughter people (IRAQIS/SYRIANS) who are obviously not Australian politicians and policy makers?

    Another lying Muslim.
    I’d call him ‘ballsy’, but, if he had any balls he would be fighting alongside ISIS, not giving interviews to the kuffar.

    • Islam Is a Crock

      l would call him a self deluded Muslim as he seems to actually believe the bullshit that comes out of his own mouth. Perhaps he can’t get a job after 100 applications because he put in his Resume that he needs 5 tea breaks a day to prey (spelling intentional) and would need a private office facing Mecca fitted out to meet his needs. My daughter’s Lesbian friend who wants a sex change managed to find a job in Melbourne in a fast food restaurant. This was in less than 1 week after moving from Perth. So why can’t this “Journalist” find a job? Or perhaps like the majority of Muslims in Australia he finds our welfare system too alluring??

  • you

    So he’s on welfare and yet, writes a book.

    Hello tax department.

  • J. C.

    “…if (*insert-Western-country-here*) was more welcoming of Muslims, they would be less likely to become radicalised.”

    Translation – “Convert or die, Infidels!”

  • Minicapt

    Fortunately, he has discovered a way out:
    “But a year on, and more than 100 job applications later, he has decided to move back to the US next month.”


  • Islam Is a Crock

    Without meaning to knock the US, if he had every opportunity in the US why not buy one of those abandoned houses in Detroit and ship his Jihadi bride out to live with him?? The fact that there are reportedly 1.5 billion Muslims in the world and he had to go online to meet one on the other side of the world says to me that he wasn’t trying very hard!!

  • Editor

    Never does islam or individual muslims bear any responsability for their actions. Always someone else’s fault.

    • Frau Katze

      Very true!

    • J. C.

      It’s a religion of victimhood… That’s why ‘progressive’ lefties are so accepting of it.

      • Editor

        I wonder to what extent it is a true feeling of victimhood and how much of it is cold, calculated exploitation of the west’s politicallly correct leftist group think you refer to in your post.

        • J. C.

          I think it’s genuine feelings of victimhood on part of your ‘average Mo’, but pure calculation on part of the Imams, politicians, and royals who love the money and power.

          • Editor

            You’re willing to cut them more slack than I am. I agree with you the imams and politicians are fully aware of and exploit the west “tolerance” to their advantage but I also feel a good majority of average Mos know how to play the victim card on a daily basis to make their lives easier.

          • J. C.

            Actually, I agree with you… I was just trying to be ‘nice’ because if I said what I really thought, I’d probably receive a visit from CSIS. 😉