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The Koranic verses are not negotiable

10 Dec

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/the-koranic-verses-are-non-negotiable/story-fni0cwl5-1227639731821 http://bit.ly/1RFEkEI The Daily Telegraph December 10, 2015 RECENT calls for a reformation of Islam, akin to what happened with Christianity in 16th century Europe, are all very well. But the suggestion has a fundamental flaw which goes to the nature of the Koran. When Tony Abbott calls for a religious revolution to confront the […]

The questions we need to be asking about Islamic State

5 Dec

http://bit.ly/1Tsz4mm The questions we need to be asking about Islamic State December 6, 2015 The Sunday Telegraph AS ISIS peddles conspiracy marketing that they are the masterminds behind the recent spate of all terrorist attacks, another conspiracy of silence abounds in our western alliance. In western conversations, we shine a light on the heated issue […]

Peers vital to turning troubled teens from jihad

9 Oct

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/peers-vital-to-turning-troubled-teens-from-jihad/story-fni0ffsx-1227558178885 http://m.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-path-of-least-resistance-produces-least-results-in-fighting-radicalisation/story-fnihsr9v-1227557973356?from=google_rss#load-story-comments http://bit.ly/1jLv2Kf Herald Sun and Courier Mail, 6 October 2015   Path of least resistance produces least results in fighting radicalisation THE gnashing of teeth over another radicalised teenager and another innocent fatality has triggered questions on how this could have been averted. While Strike Force Fellow rewinds the video footage in this critical […]

If we treat people as outsiders, they become outsiders

9 Oct

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/if-we-treat-people-as-outsiders-they-become-outsiders-20151004-gk0sel.html http://bit.ly/1L1yDL0   If we treat people as outsiders, they become outsiders October 4, 2015 Anti-Muslim vitriol plays into the hands of radicalisation recruiters. When an incident is imbued with a single drop of Islam, it apparently explains everything, and blinds us from asking the right questions. We are so hasty to roll out the loaded labels, such […]

Syrian conflict proving to be an international, not civil, war

9 Sep

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-syrian-conflict-proving-to-be-an-international-not-civil-war/story-fnihsr9v-1227518301884 http://bit.ly/1LWw4Mz Opinion: Syrian conflict proving to be an international, not civil, war September 9, 2015 The Courier-Mail FOR more than three years many voices, including my own, have warned about the Arab Spring turning sour, the morphing of the anti-Assad forces in Syria from pro-democracy to pro-theocracy, the leaking of Western weapons into the […]

Mid-East policy ‘cooked up’ ISIS

15 Jul

http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=17505 Online Opinion, 14 July 2015   Once upon a time, there was the Arab Spring … and they lived unhappily ever after. On 18 March 2011, Syrian youth ignited a revolution with graffiti in Dar’aa – the regime must fall. The inferno has now killed over 200,000 people and displaced nearly four million. It […]

Former jihadis are our best weapon again Islamic State grooming

20 May

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/former-jihadis-are-our-best-weapon-again-islamic-state-grooming-20150520-gh5ig4.html http://bit.ly/1HtuFO9 Sydney Morning Herald, 20 May 2015 Former jihadis are our best weapon again Islamic State grooming Shutting the door on former Islamic State recruits seeking repatriation may miss an opportunity to block the radicalisation path. After all, law enforcement strategies and name-calling by government voices have not curbed the magnetism of this “death cult”. […]

Condemnation by Muslim leaders of atrocities is now expected to be said even louder, without delay

20 Jan

  http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/opinion/joseph-wakim-condemnation-by-muslim-leaders-of-atrocities-is-now-expected-to-be-said-even-louder-without-delay/story-fni6unxq-1227186240974  http://bit.ly/1J5V7Jz   Condemnation by Muslim leaders of atrocities is now expected to be said even louder, without delay The Advertiser 16 January 2015 The Advertiser ARE Muslim leaders condemned whatever they do? If they are silent in the face of atrocities that incriminate their faith, they are seen as complicit. Their silence is […]

Sydney siege: Black flag symbol of fear, but we already have the antidote

19 Dec

http://www.smh.com.au/national/sydney-siege-black-flag-symbol-of-fear-but-we-already-have-the-antidote-20141218-129vaa.html http://bit.ly/13eEkWp Sydney siege: Black flag symbol of fear, but we already have the antidote   December 19, 2014 The more the black flag is used by terrorists the more it comes to symbolise fear. The flower memorial that grew after the siege is a symbol of our shared love and our shared values. If […]

Bigots recruit for ISIS

30 Sep

http://thehoopla.com.au/bigots-isis-recruiters-default/ Oops!It looks like your running an older, unsupported version of Internet Explorer! You can still look around but things may not work as expected. Take me to The Hoopla BIGOTS RECRUIT FOR ISIS By