Andrew Bolt – Herald Sun – 17th September 2012

THE problem isn’t us. It isn’t even some YouTube clip posted by a filmmaker no one has heard of.

No, the problem is them.

Islamists. Extremists desperate to take offence. Bigots who use violence to frighten us into giving up our free speech.

I mean not just the people setting the Middle East ablaze, but the hundreds of Muslims who in Sydney on Saturday staged a violent riot, allegedly over a video that insults Islam. Enough.

May I ask: who let in these people who now demand the right to say who may speak and who must tremble?

Who let in those who bashed police, flew the black flag of jihad and Hamas, and had even children hold up signs exhorting, “Behead all those who insult the Prophet”?

Who welcomed these people who chanted praise of Osama bin Laden, whose terrorists killed Australians in Bali, New York and Washington.

Reality check. This protest was not caused by a YouTube clip.

If this comes from opening our doors, then shut them. If this comes from multiculturalism, then scrap it.

If this is the fruit of our tolerance, let’s try intolerance.

Let’s debate whether we must restrict Muslim immigration until we better integrate those here already.

But already we hear the same old voices telling us the fault for the riot lies with the rest of us for being racist.

Hear them tell us to understand the anger, and do more to appease it.

They warn us, just for starters, to remove from the internet not the scores of propaganda videos of jihadists beheading Jews, Christians and journalists but one that merely makes Mohammed seem silly.

Reality check. This protest was not caused by a YouTube clip.

If Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and atheists were to attack police and demand beheadings every time we found something horrible on the internet, this country would be a war zone.

No, it’s the wanting to take offence – and to threaten, attack and censor – that is the feature of these latest riots from Tunis to Sydney.

Take the most violent of those alleged “protests” – the attack on September 11 on the US consulate in Benghazi that killed US ambassador Chris Stevens and three staff.

That, too, was sold in the media as rioting over an anti-Islamic film made in the US by an Israeli Jew.

In fact, that “film” was made by a Coptic Christian originally from Egypt, and so far exists only as a YouTube clip of cartoonish quality.

Moreover, the Libyan “protest” has been claimed by al-Qaida as revenge for the killing of the group’s deputy leader, with an al-Qaida-linked militia attacking the consulate with machineguns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. The video was just an excuse.

The violent demonstrations at the US embassy in Cairo that same day may seem more easily portrayed as a “protest”.

Yet the US Government had no involvement with the video, and even disowned it.

Moreover, the radical Muslim Brotherhood that now forms Egypt’s Government issued tweets and statements whipping up anger against the video and the US, and praising in Arabic the protests.

Since then, other extremists have murdered US soldiers in Afghanistan, burned a German embassy in Khartoum, stormed a US embassy compound in Yemen and torched a KFC outlet in Lebanon.

The targets seem irrelevant, and the YouTube video a pretext.

Some Sydney protesters confessed they hadn’t seen it. So, no. These protests aren’t understandable reaction to Americans or Jews giving offence.

They are the work of Muslim extremists determined to take it, and to jump at any chance to make us submit to their dictates.

The video is irrelevant. This violence is all.


33 Responses to “Keep their hate out of our country”

  1. 1 David

    I am a fundamentalist of another faith. If you go to Wikipedia and look up fundamentalist Christian that is what I am, any harm in that, any objections, perhaps some will find it problematic, but actions leading from the attitudes of adherents to Christianity lead to what? If it became widespread there would be people going around stirring up solutions, inciting peace.

  2. 2 Roslyn

    I have been banned from an old people’s home under the “duty of care” law for talking about Jesus. My freedom of speech has been undermined and my freedom of movement in a “public” place (the home was a Christian one) has been denied. The idiotic thing is that at the time that I was challenged with this daft law, I was actually talking to a fellow Christian!! Where was the duty of care to her? If I had been Muslim, I believe I would never have been challenged for fear of reprisals.

  3. 3 Philip Bruce Heywood

    At least Andrew Bolt isn’t in fairyland. If anyone actually brings themselves to look at the Australian media, you will see for instance with the ABC , blame for the violence being placed at the feet of everyone who doesn’t go to the church of Green Julia and the correct Set. The Green correct Set blame violence in society on poverty (so, they secretly desire to enforce Marxism to save the world) ; and if the violence cannot be explained by disadvantage and poverty, they try to find a non-marxist, preferably a ‘redneck’ type, and show how he provoked the violence. (As a corollary they tend to blame bad behaviour on parents who use physical correction.) The ABC as usual (having been emasculated by Bob Hawke and trembling under the thumb of what’s Left of the Green ALP — whilst being paid for by us), bring peace to the world by blaming the violence directly on some Copt who may or may not have been involved in some film, aided in his perfidy by radical, ‘evangelicals’. This obscure Copt (if he is a Copt) voluntarily turned up at a police headquarters and gave information — not relating to anything for which he is being charged. This co-operation with police is very significant — to the ABC! Well, this time, they didn’t openly blame the (democratic) nation of Israel. It’s a wonder they didn’t blame Pastor Danny — by implication, they do. They presumably will rubbish Andrew Bolt. He causes the tension in this country!

    Perhaps someone should issue a press release: “Sell the ABC!”. (And pension off the Australian media!)

    Keep publishing truth.

  4. 4 Tina

    Hi,

    What a great statement……..couldn’t agree more. The only thing is, is that Australians need to rise up together to fight to keep our christian heritage.

    Cheers,

    Tina

  5. 5 Ken

    How many Christians rioted in protest against the film ‘ Life of Brian’ that ridiculed Jesus Christ?

  6. 6 Dorothy Healy

    Well said Andrew. Couldn’t agree more. This has to nipped in the bud in Australia. Keep Australia Australian.

  7. 7 PJHoward

    I agree wholeheartedly with Andrew’s article. It’s about time that we Christians unite and stand up against all the injustice that we are going through – and will get worse – as one right after another is taken from us in the name of tolerance. Because of “tolerance” normal Australians who love their country are more and more not being tolerated.

  8. 8 John

    If we do not deport the Muslims, we will end up like the Americans. They have a Muslim President who is friendly to Muslims but hostile to Christians.

  9. 9 Gloria

    What an overwhelming relief to hear that someone speaking out against these Islamic extremists – and who would govern our nation with common sense, at last-on the issue of multi-culturalism and the wrongness of ‘peoples rights.’ it is impossible for everyone to have their ‘rights.’ What is right for one, will be wrong for another. These days it seems to be that the winner is the one with the loudest voice, not with greatest rightness. Thankyou RUA for posting your unbiased answers to these Islamic riots that have just occurred.

    As someone who lived in Israel for a time I can tell you that this is just a foretaste of what is to come. Australia is on the same course as Israel, when it comes to Islamic extremists. They want our country now-as much as they want Israel. If we do not seal our borders and sort out the extremists that already are here-and get rid of them, we will be blown up on the streets, in the shopping malls, in eating houses and even in our own homes. Also, the time will come very quickly that they will want their own state here-as in Israel. This is not some silly notion, but an absolute reality. They never give up.

    These extremists love to die for their cause because they are taught from childhood that gets them reward in their heaven and there are so many of them, that they can keep coming for eons. There is no peace in them because Islamic extremists know no peace. Even the peaceful muslims that are here can be forced to do their bidding because of the threats of reprisals made against loved ones back in home countries.

    It is obvious that Immigration are unable to sort extremist from non-extremist, or this couldnt have happened. So, our borders must be sealed to sort out this mess and find the solution for the future.

    WE MUST FIGHT FOR AUSTRALIA AS IF IT WERE OUR OWN CHILD!! …. RISE UP AUSTRALIA!!

  10. 10 monica

    I never understand why Australia is protecting these people. In Muslim countries Minorities especially Christians can not say a single word about Islam and Prophet even if any Muslim is saying bad words about their religion they can’t argue. Take the example of Pakistan balasphamy law , they are killing and sending Christians in jails and kill them in jails with torture.so why Australians are sleeping????????????

  11. 11 DONNA

    Yes i agree Tina AMEN !

  12. 12 Peter

    I am perplexted, I hear Muslims saying that islam is a faith of peace, how then is it that these radical aggressive, violent behaviors are not an insult to Muhammad and his message, as much or more than the stupid film that was produced?

    I can not for the life of me work out the connection between a nobody in the US making a offensive film and people in Sydney protesting, to what end? Nobody here has anything to do with the film or has any duristiction to remove it from the internet. So what was their purpose or end goal in protesting?

  13. 13 Terry

    Silly as a 2 bob watch, my Mum used to say. Thanks Andrew, for describing this situation exactlyas it is.

  14. 14 Jack

    It’s interesting and not at all reassuring that the aggressive, arrogant, black Muslim militant from Britain (Taji Mustafa) could obtain a visa to visit Australia without difficulty, whereas Geert Wilders, the Dutch anti-Islamic campaigner, is having all the trouble under the sun. He describes Islam as a retarded religion, something I have believed myself for years. It seems that it pays to be politically acceptable, but it is not advisable to tell the truth if you are applying for an Australian visa.

  15. 15 Erik

    Good Morning All,

    It must now be apparent that the recent trouble in Sydney perpetrated by the Islamic community was totally unacceptable in Australia, and was a festering menace just waiting to happen.(Look at Cronulla several years ago) Thank goodness that John Howard introduced a Bill (attached) into Parliament which addressed this sort of behaviour. Will the Imam’s who organised this rally be charged under the provisions of this Bill? If not why not.? What will these leaders be preaching to their faithful this weekend? Further, have any of you read the Koran? (I have a copy). Perhaps this book should be banned in Australia because it demands that
    non-believers of Islam, Infidels (Christians and Jews), should be hated, not to be associated with, and beheaded. Perhaps the paragraphs which state these evil tenets be banned from the Koran in Australia, this way readers would not be influenced by this unacceptable hatred towards the majority of Australian people. Muslims cannot have it both ways, live in Australia under the pretense that “we are peaceful people” and on the other hand behind our society’s back are taught hatred towards the Infidel. John Howard’s Government must have foreseen that this sort of thing will one day arise just as it has in many countries of Europe.

    Many of these countries as you are aware have introduced Laws which restrict what these Islamic foreigners may and may not do. It is time to act before this trouble gets any worse, a terrorist cell was detected in Victoria recently, you cannot just simply sweep this problem under the carpet, it will not go away. Japan will not have anything to do with these people and have banned their activity in their country. I think you people, collectively, must make a stand, take the opportunity now to alleviate this growing cancer in Australia, look at how many Illegal Immigrants are arriving by boat, these people are also from Islamic countries who have the same mindset as those who perpetrated the violence in Sydney.

    I am not a racist, I came to this country in 1950 as a 4 year old boy from Germany, a Lutheran, under the “Displaced People’s Program” after WWII, learned the English language and at 16 years of age in 1962 joined the Royal Australian Navy and spent 20 years of my life serving my country Australia, fought and was nearly killed whilst serving in HMAS HOBART in 1968 in Viet Nam. I am a free man who owns and operates a small electronics manufacturing company in our free country Australia. I feel that my freedom is being threatened in this country by what is happening in this country. You people need to do something to stem this
    sort of violence in Australia. My wife’s nephew is a senior paramedic in-charge of stations in the Newcastle/Sydney region and he tells of the dangers of even entering suburbs of Sydney where Islamic people reside. I can provide you with his details if you desire, he has on many occasions met with NSW Government Officials on medical issues.

    Please do something about this growing problem in Australia, don’t bury your heads in the sand, it will come back and bite us all if you don’t. History has a habit of repeating itself.

    Best Regards
    Erik

  16. 16 Alyse

    Amen amen

    Alyse

  17. 17 Babette

    Praying

    Babette

  18. 18 Jane

    Australians let us all unite, in the name of Jesus & pray that our fellow country men & woman will to return to our Christian faith, the sourse of our salvation & prosperity before it is all taken from us by our apathy, laziness & worship of money while most turn a blind eye to the evil invading our country. It will take over because Australians are happy to receive the blessings of Christianity but are prepared to deny their responsibility to uphold the values , faith & teaching of the one faith that brought us freedom, forgiveness & salvation. Evil succeeds when decent men & women do nothing.

  19. 19 ruth

    I agree Andrew what Australians don’t realize is that the Muslem religion has vowed to take over the world that includes Australia we are to conform to there religious beliefes or be beheaded. I will have to loose my head as I will never conform to any religion that is not following Jesus Christ I’m not saying they have to conform to my beliefs they have a mind and will of their own which they are entitled too, but they are being given more rights in every way,and as Aussys we’ve become no one in our own country even our religious rights are slowly being taken from us. where are we headed Australia

  20. 20 Gerry

    The Imams will practice Taquiya[ ‘holy deceit’ ] [ it’s all right to tell lies to infidels, e.g. Aussies ] and Kitman- half truths.

    Australia needs to be taken by stealth, not confrontational violence, which will happen when their numbers are much higher.

    Those violent moslems, are devout and faithful followers, of their violent and deranged false prophet mohammad.

    Someone once said of the Arnie movie ‘ Terminator’ that’ Skynet’ programmed the Terminators with the koran.

    As Reece said. ” They can’t be bargained with , they can’t be reasoned with, they don’t feel pity, they don’t feel remorse,

    they don’t feel fear, and they — ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT STOP.!-

    Only JESHUA returning to the Mount of Olives will put an end to the evil nightmare of Islam,and Western apostasy.

    Maranatha.!

  21. 21 Brenda

    I agree wholeheartedly with Andrew Bolt, when is the government going to wake up and take action to get rid of these hating Islamists. Australia is not a hating country, this type of attitude is foreign to us and we don’t want it here. Why are these people being protected and cosseted by the government. Our freedom of speech is precious to us and the restrictions which have been put on us so far are unacceptable. Make the Islamists conform to our laws and way of life or else get rid of them.

    Fuming.
    Brenda

  22. 22 Vicki

    This was sent to me a few days ago but with so much happening I don’t believe I sent it. Perhaps Sydney folk could verify this and provide any update please. Vickie

    ISLAMISTS ATTACK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN MERRYLANDS

    “At about 4pm on Friday Septmeber 14th, in response to the film on youtube criticising Islam, the Merrylands Presbyterian East Church in Excelsior Street, Merrylands, was vandalised by muslims. The congregation of the church are mainly middle-eastern Christians who have come here to escape persecution by muslims, Parramatta police were informed but have not yet investigated this matter.”

  23. 23 Virginia

    I’m grateful for the continued “brave few” like Andrew Bolt that are merely stating the truth. My peeve is to other media panelists discussions saying it was a small group and not indicative of most Muslims. The point is this riot was not warranted in ANYWAY!!! It had nothing to do with Australia AT ALL!! And what ensued was complete antagonism toward our country, and disrespectful to EVERY other faith and complete disregard toward our law enforcers, and that is complete intolerance and anarchy.

    Small group, large group I don’t care – nip this in the bud immediately!! They were completely out of control and holding up fingers mouthing Allah No1 in front of tv cameras and using an innocent child to incite violence against another human – isn’t that racism and even genocidal threats (racial extermination toward anyone who is not of their race/faith?) Is this not even an act of treason to their allegiances that they signed over when migrating to Australia? What do our laws say should apply to them, and what charges should be dealt immediately, to stop this ever happening again?

    This is war – just a more sinister type and wake up Australia and don’t give them anymore rights or blatant changes to our culture, faith, food, no halving public swimming pools or public swimming areas or anything else!!

    You revealed your true identity and intentions Islam! And we got the message loud and clear! Now please government of Australia send them back to live in their war torn countries and fight it out – away from us all!

  24. 24 Concerned Citizen

    For once someone in the media is telling it as it is and there should be more of this in the Australian media, as they have to exercise a duty of care to let the population know the truth. Didn’t our parents/soldiers go to war to ensure that we have freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of movement.
    Australia is a peaceful country and people leave their country to come here to live in peace and harmony. All migrants are guests in this country and that included these people. I wonder how many of these people are receiving government benefits and how much of this is being used to fund these criminal activities. Remember the Cronulla riots a few years ago. We, Australians need to rise up together to fight to keep our democracy and our Christian heritage. This has to nip in the bud in Australia. Keep Australia Australian. We Australians must unite and stand up against all the injustice that we are going through and we must stop it from getting out of hand as our rights are being taken from us one at a time. Is this is a case of being politically correct or reverse discrimination in the name of tolerance. Police should uphold the law and not show restraint when it comes to those lawbreakers. We should deport those Muslims who are law beakers.
    What is our Prime minister doing about this or is it a case of paying lip service to the populous and appeasing them. This is just a foretaste of what is to come if we do not nip this in the bud right now. They are trying to take over our country by stealth. We must close our borders now and get rid of those extremists. This is absolute reality as history has shown that they never give up. These extremists will die for their cause and are taught this from childhood as we have seen how they have used children in this demonstration. The war in several countries have shown that Islamic extremists know no peace and live contrary to their claim that Islam is a peaceful religion. Rise up Australia and let our voices be heard that we will not tolerate this as we want Australia to remain a peaceful country for one and all.

  25. 25 Lillian

    A few years ago a friend shared this little story with me. Whilst shopping in Shepparton she was surprised to find so many ladies wearing a burka, one of them turned to her and said “don’t worry love you’ll be wearing on these in a few years” apparently said with great conviction and confidence. Do I need to say more? Seems to me its no secret to the Islamic people what they intend on doing, no matter how long it takes I guess now we’re becoming aware of it!. We do well to support Mr Andrew Bolte’s statement, he is doing his share to wake us up from our obvious “easy going nature” before its too late! Let’s not allow their beliefs or culture to determine how we should live or what is the true definition of peace.

  26. 26 Georgie

    I agree with Erik. AUSTRALIA SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS SITTING DOWN. THEY SHOULD GET INTO THE REALITY OF THIS AND DO SOMETHING BEFORE THIS ESCALATES. RESTRICT MUSLIM IMMIGRATION AND PASS A BILL OR ENFOCE A LAW OR SOMETHING. THIS IS DISTURBING THE PEACE OF AUSTRALIA. THEY JUST WANT TO BE OUT THERE SEEN AND HEARD BUT SHOWING THEIR HATE AND RAGE.WE APPLAUDE THE POLICE WHO DID NOT COWER DOWN BUT ENFORCED THE LAW OF JUSTICE UPON THEM. THE PROTESTERS MUST HAVE THOUGHT THE POLICE HERE ARE MEEK AND WEAK BUT POLICE SHOULD BE TOUGHER AND INTOLERANT OF SUCH BEHAVIOURS.

  27. 27 Lyon

    Amen

    Well stated.

    Lyon

  28. 28 Dave

    The Good book as the anser the lords way is the only way.
    Australia great place to live and I thank God that I was born here.

  29. 29 JUDITH CHESTERMAN

    I agree completely with all the comments made here. Good on you Andrew Bolt and everyone else here for being so forthright.

    It seems to be that all politicians are seen to be bending over backwards to accomodate these people… and we are going to lose our heritage if it continues unabated.

    Just a thought here. Im a christian… and while i was thinking and praying about this issue the thought came to me. In the old testament ( which is just as relevant today ) whenever outsiders wanted to join the Israelite nation when they were trekking into the Promised Land ( and there were a few of them ) the Lord stipulated that these outsiders, in order to be accepted amongst His people, had to be circumsized and they had to take on EVERY aspect of the life of worship that was laid down for the nation. EVERY aspect. NO bringing in their idols or their practises. I dont read anywhere else where this has changed at all.

    This country was discovered by christians, who called it the Great South Land of the Holy Spirit… and it has been since, even though our early history had a lot of heartache and went through turbulent times.

    Now ?? our christian heritage, and our blessings are being watered down and eventually thrown out as these people flood our borders with their beliefs. I cant believe that the press hasnt been more aggressive against what has happened. Does the press represent the majority of Australians now? i pray it doesnt because we are in deep trouble if it does. The church needs to rise up and be more assertive with this. No more… “political correctness”….a term from the pit of hell in my book.

  30. 30 Tony

    Good on you Andrew…..keep writing the truth.
    A well written report.

  31. 31 Susan

    I especially noted the comment “If this is the fruit of our tolerance, let’s try intolerance”. We should all be intolerant to violence, murder and hatred. There is no excuse for the Islamic extremist behavior. I say “If this is the fruit of their religion, they best try another”.

  32. 32 BiggGazz

    I saw recently that the average birth rate for non islamic families is 1.5 and that the birth rate for muslims is 4.5 – How can we hope to stop their growth, and they do want to conquer the world, without stopping the immigration and without banning their radical behaviour. We couldn’t get away with it, why should they? By the way there is no such thing as racism, if we are all of the human race how can we be racist against someone of the same race??????

  33. 33 lewa

    Praise God for people like Andrew….I pray that we as Australians will make a stand. We don’t need to live in fear in this country where we call our home!.We are law abiding citizens and we should keep it that way….
    I pray that all politicians will rise up and do something solid to keep the peace in this country….RISE UP AUSTRALIA!!!!!…And GOD BLESS ANDREW FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH….

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