The Church Should Untangle Civil from Sacred ‘Marriage’

15 Jul

http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2015/07/14/4273269.htm ABC Religion and Ethics 14 Jul 2015 The church must distinguish what belongs to Caesar from what belongs to God. If the church is no longer wedded to the word ‘marriage’, it will have nothing to lose if and when the civil law changes. “Don’t mess with marriage” was in my face when I […]

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 […]

War. What (or who) is it good for?

24 Oct

http://thehoopla.com.au/war-good-2/24th October 2014 WAR. WHAT (OR WHO) IS IT GOOD FOR? October 24, 2014 The catchcry of the 1970 protest anthem is that war is good for absolutely nothing “’cause it means destruction of innocent lives … [and] tears to thousands of mothers’ eyes.” This may have been the answer by popular culture during the […]

What my daughters taught me

24 Oct

  http://thehoopla.com.au/daughters-taught/ 14th October 2014   WHAT MY DAUGHTERS TAUGHT ME By Joseph Wakim Daily Dilemma, Must see, Wellbeing October 14, 2014 71 36 4 “A widowed father with three daughters? Bet they pamper you!” I roll my eyes as these common comments roll out the assumptions: they must cook and clean for you, especially […]

Bigots recruit for ISIS

30 Sep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UULCUbvRrQnApZldY6CTquTA&v=EoKPWUHtKQI&feature=player_embedded Studio 10, Daily Dilemma, 30 Sept 2014

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

Islamic State is a creation like Frankenstein’s monster

23 Sep

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/islamic-state-is-a-creation-like-frankensteins-monster-20140922-10k8f4.html http://bit.ly/1x3nGFU   Islamic State is a creation like Frankenstein’s monster Joseph Wakim Sydney Morning Herald, 23 September 2014   “We’ve seen this before. Extremists, foreign fighters returning home, responsible for terrorist attacks in our region.” Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop issued this warning to the United Nations Security Council last Friday regarding the threat […]