|Stone the Crows!|
ABC-2002-10-28 Reports that some Australian morons
(particularly in NSW) have taken to harassing Muslims. The Daily Telegraph
reports that there have been 40 violent incidents against
Muslims since the Bali bombings. The complaints have ranged from stoning homes
and Mosques to ripping the headscarves off Muslim women.
The stoning shouldn't come as a surprise to the fundamentalists. Many of
them in Nigeria are enjoying the anticipation of stoning-to-death a woman for
simply choosing who to have sex
with. However they will be merciful - the rules strictly forbid the use of
stones which will kill outright, only allowing small ones which kill over a
period of time. No shortage of people to cast the first stone there.
But ripping off a woman's headscarf is going a bit far - a true violation of a
Muslim's woman's citadel of
dignity. They have no respect!
It is interesting to note that the Islamic community was squealing in protest
when the mainstream media started reporting the ethnic and religious backgrounds of
Lebanese-Muslim gangs committing hate-based rapes. They insisted that crime was
crime, and that race and
religion were not the issue. But apparently they have no objection to the media mentioning religion
and race when they are the victims.
Of course it would be tempting to dismiss this as a Muslim conspiracy designed
to promote their status as victims, but that would be attributing to conspiracy that which can
be explained through ordinary old ignorance and stupidity. Similar incidents
after the September-11
attack turned up many idiot rednecks who thought they would solve the problems
of Islamic fundamentalism by setting fire to a few mosques.
It is not clear what these morons think they will solve by this kind of
harassment. Few people would choose to leave Australia for this. How many
people would give up free medical care, cheap government-housing, and $10,000
per year (conditional on doing no work) so they could go and live in
crime-ridden squalor? Putting up with the occasional loosened head-scarf or insurance policy is a
small price to pay. And it has the added benefit of promoted victim status.
Meanwhile the ABC's
4-Corners program has claimed that the Muslim groups involved with Jemaah
Islamia want to set up an Islamic super-state encompassing
much of South-East Asia, including much of north-western Australia.
What hysterical rubbish! When Islamic fundamentalists demand part of Australia
for a sovereign Muslim state, they are hardly likely to settle for the poorest,
driest and least-economically-viable part of