THE nation must confront deep-rooted issues troubling Muslim Australians or risk inciting a "tectonic" event such as the 2005 London bombings, warns a British Muslim scholar embedded for three months in southwest Sydney's Muslim community.
Aftab Malik, 37, said a "sense of uneasiness" existed in Muslim Australia that he recognised in British Muslims before the July 7, 2005, suicide bombings by Islamist terrorists that killed 52 people, prompting a dramatic reassessment of issues.
"Unfortunately, it took the 7/7 terror attacks for Brits to really consider the fact we have to go beyond issues of Halal meat and the length of one's beard," Mr Malik said.
The visiting member of the UN Alliance of Civilisations, a group formed by then UN secretary-general Kofi Annan in 2005 to "counter the forces that fuel polarisation and extremism", said Australia needed to have discussions "about culture, about meaning, about belonging".
Well that is one mullah's opinion. A more popular view -- outside Lakemba, at any rate -- might be that Australia needs to confront community leaders who drop broad hints of the bombings to come unless their followers are granted immediate "attention" to their issues.
And what might those issues be, the factors that might inspire home-grown Australian Muslims to ape the explosive protest of their British-born London counterparts? Nobody seems to know, and certainly nobody quoted in the Australian's report.
Mullah Malik is on his way back to England, that shining example of multicultural unity.
The pity is that he wasn't thrown out
"And what might those issues be" you ask.ReplyDelete
Jizya is the answer, or the absence thereof. Don't you know that you, an infidel, a dirty Kuffar are obliged to pay the Moslems their Jizya?
Go on, pay up, you know it's the right thing to do.
What a wimp Waleed Aly is - he gets an insulting letter once in a while. Oh boo hoo, call the cops. He ought to try being an MP sometime ... Or better still, walk in Tony Abbott's shoes for a day ... Or question the truth of global warming ... Or better still, take a look at the lefties cavorting and cursing Margaret Thatcher RIP. Get a life Waleed.ReplyDelete
"What might those issues be...?" Probably the main issue is 99% of Australians being fed up with self-proclaimed-victim-entitlement syndrome, and telling said "victims" to grow up and behave like responsible adults, rather than toddlers in a tantrum.ReplyDelete
Same policy as the airlines have needed here, Prof.ReplyDelete
Don't mention da bomb. Don't even think about it.
Or you're out.
Perhaps the tectonic event should be preempted by ejection from Australia of those who may cause the tectonic event?ReplyDelete
"Australia needed to have discussions "about culture, about meaning, about belonging"."ReplyDelete
OK I'll start.
If you come to Australia and bring a culture that rejects ours e.g. if my son can't marry your daughter without converting to your religion, then you will never belong.
Is that enough meaning for you Mullah?
Nice heading, presumably a play on the old song Chick a BoomReplyDelete
Any pretence of 'religious equality' just left the building, this is bullying, plain and simpleReplyDelete
Blackmailing is okay as long as Waleed Aly's co-victims of raaaaacism and brothers of his religionofpeaceandlove do it.ReplyDelete
From my department of unsolicited information:
I can't staaaaaaaand this over-exposed ambassador for the religionofpeaceandlove, Waileeng Aly. He is everywhere (not like Pimpernel - rather like a certain odour): The ABC, SBS, the irritating "The Project", and as if that wasn't enough, he then schleps his offensively chadored trophy wife to every TV panel that feels the need to reprimand us raaaaaaaaaaaaacists for victimising the poor, misunderstood Allah-u-Akbarists.
end of rant mode - (Islam made me do it) !
We need a KGB type group to control the islamofascists,they were extremely quiet in the old USSR! It could run "Labor"Camps for the alp /union crims,where they coul Really Labour!ReplyDelete