Um, the Terrorists Are Already Here

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OK, so let’s see if I have this straight: In the past week or two an Islamic bookshop is raided; homes of suspected Islamic militants are also raided; the Islamic State declares all Australians a target; Muslims are discovered “sightseeing” at the Lucas Heights reactor; and a Muslim terrorist stabs two police officers before being shot.

But it seems I can just relax, because so many of our leaders and so much of the lamestream media keep insisting that all this has absolutely nothing to do with Islam. Hmmm, why do the words of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars keep coming back to me? “These are not the droids you’re looking for.” As Obi-Wan Kenobi said to Luke Skywalker, “The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.”

That’s for sure. Every day it seems we have another Islamic incident, yet we keep bending over backwards trying to assure ourselves that somehow Islam has nothing to do with any of this. This is not the religion you are looking for. Move along.

And that is supposed to help? That is supposed to reassure us? That is how we defeat an enemy which has sworn to kill us, by pretending they don’t exist? Our leaders should be tried for treason if that is the case. They are not trying to protect us and the nation.

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Instead, they are trying to protect Islam and impose a dangerous political correctness upon us. How many more Islamic threats must we face? How many more police must be attacked? How many more plots to behead ordinary Australians must be uncovered before we wake up and get real?

Just in the past 24 hours we have two massive issues which the media as usual is playing fast and loose with. Yesterday morning we learned of a group of Muslim “sightseers” hanging around the Lucas heights reactor in NSW. Of course most media reports made sure the “M” word was not used.

And then hours later another shocking incident: a Muslim attacked two police officers, and was finally shot and killed. Once again the media decided we need not hear about the “M” word. The Age for example never said anything about the religion or political ideology involved in this.

Thankfully some other news outlets are less PC and less afraid of printing truth. Thus the Daily Telegraph ran this honest headline: “Islamic extremist shot dead, two police officers stabbed outside Endeavour Hills police station in Victoria”. The story begins:

An Islamic extremist who made repeated threats against the Prime Minister last night stabbed two police before being shot dead by officers in a counterterrorism operation. In a terrifying encounter, a Victorian policeman and an AFP federal agent were stabbed moments before the shooting outside the Endeavour Hills police station in Melbourne’s southeast at 7.40pm. Sources have told The Daily Telegraph the 18-year-old attacker was a person of interest in a counterterrorism operation aimed at detaining and questioning — and had been under surveillance in relation to threats. The dead man had been under surveillance and it is believed he was one of 50 men who recently had their passport cancelled.

Senior intelligence sources confirmed he was one of those who recently had their passport cancelled. And, that the attacker had made threats against the PM moments before a local police officer drew his gun and shot him dead. The PM first learned of the incident just before he boarded a flight to New York at 8.30pm. It is believed he was kept informed of the unfolding event by phone while he was in the air. Reports also emerged that the man, whose name has not been released, was brandishing an IS flag — and was known to have previously proudly waved the death cult flag at a nearby shopping centre.

Both stories are still very recent, and both will hopefully be covered in more detail in the coming days. But like the other stories I mentioned in the beginning of the article, there is one common denominator to all of them: Islam. But this is the word we are not supposed to use.

We are not meant to say that Islam is in any way associated with Islamic acts carried out by the followers of Islam in the name of Islam. Yep, makes perfect sense to me. Any normal person not fettered with the chains of political correctness and Islamophilia would make the obvious connection here: there are a group of people who are out to get us, and they all happen to be Muslims.

But most politicians are spineless wonders and most media outlets are dens of dhimmitude. So we cannot name the enemy. Indeed, we cannot even defend ourselves. Instead, we are just to grovel before our Muslim overlords. In that case, we are already dead.

One might as well have avoided the “N” word 70 or 80 years ago. Just because all the people who are killing Jews, setting up death camps, and seeking to overtake the world happen to be Nazis does not mean we have any right to suggest that all that has anything to do with Hitler and Nazism. No sir.

Is this the first time in human history where a culture has not only denied it is under threat, but refused to identify the ones making the threats, and in fact is doing all it can to help those carry out their threats? This is called national and cultural suicide.

And by the time I post this, there will likely be another incident involving those who subscribe to a certain 1400-year-old religion. They may even scream Allahu Akbar as they do their thing. But we can all relax – it of course has nothing to do with Islam.

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Bill Muehlenberg
Bill Muehlenberg, who was born in America, lives in Melbourne, Australia. He runs a web-based ministry of pro-faith, pro-family activism called CultureWatch: Bill is widely sought out by the media for comments on social issues, faith issues, and family issues, and has appeared on all the major television and radio news shows, current affairs shows, and debate programs. He is the author of In Defence of the Family; Strained Relations: The Challenge of Homosexuality, and several other books.

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