|Someone has to ..|
Muslim friends have been
quick to defend their friend and colleague Jack Thomas, who has been arrested
in Pakistan on suspicion of Al Qaeda involvement.
It's good to see the Muslim community call for a fair trail, but Jack Thomas is
a Muslim convert who chose 'Jihad' as his Muslim name.
The sound-bytes from his religious colleagues have been too attractive for
the media to pass
up. 'I don't think that Jihad has anything to do with Al Qaeda',
'Jihad must be given a fair hearing', and 'Bring Jihad to
Of course the politically-correct
ABC has been quick to point out
that technically Jihad means
'struggle'. But didn't say what with. 'The infidel' might not have been
Needless to say, neither the Australian government or the
mainstream community has been up in arms about this.
A Muslim calling himself 'Jihad', and expecting sympathy from mainstream
Australia is a bit like a redneck calling himself 'The Rapist' and expecting a warm
welcome from a feminist
group - or a Negro choosing to join the KKK, and expecting to be promoted to
It ain't going to happen anytime soon.