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#ILLRIDEWITHYOU is for bigots and white narcissists: Muslims should charge them by the mile

by | 16th, December 2014



As murderous Islamist Man Haron Monis/Sheik Haron held hostages in a Sydney chocolate shop, the BBC wrote this:

As a gunman holds people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, thousands of messages of support have been posted online for Muslims in Australia who are afraid of an Islamophobic backlash.

Got that? It’s not the jihadi with the gun and the bloody threats made true (two innocent people dead) we should worry about, it’s us. People tuning in on the telly and commenting online are so slack-jawed and reactionary they will see the gurning maniac and think they should race riot.

Idiots don’t need telling. They’re already in the club:




Did the ADL storm Lakemba, a suburb in south-western Sydney with a sizaeble Muslim population? No. It was just white fascists identifying with a deeply troubled, mentaly negligible man who posed no threat to Australian society as a whole. They saw in him a kindred spirit.

What Monis did was terrorise and kill people in a cafe. Terrible stuff. But let’s not amplify it. Let’s not magnify the lone nutter’s impact. Well, not unless in doing so it can make us look good in public.

The Islamophic-sensitive’s assumption is that sane, reasoned people will attack Muslims if they see a jihadi nutcase with a gun. But it can be prevented. How? With a hashtag!

The spark was this post on Facebook by Rachael Jacobs, who said she’d seen a woman she presumed was Muslim silently removing her hijab while sitting next to her on the train: “I ran after her at the train station. I said ‘put it back on. I’ll walk with u’. She started to cry and hugged me for about a minute – then walked off alone’.

Eh? The woman minding her own business, who felt able to board the train in a hijab and was unmolested on her journey could be made safe by Rachael chaperoning her on the promenade. The only good things about this story is that the Muslim woman felt able to be in and out of a hijab in public and walked off alone.

The sane would roll their eyes at Rachael and walk on.

And before we go on, let’s look at this story  on Sheik Haron by the ABC’s Rachael Kohn. It’s from 2009:

Sheik Haron, as he calls himself, can seem a bit too loony to take seriously, but this is a mistake. The self-styled mufti is no shrinking violet when it comes to promoting hatred of the West and justifying violence in the name of Allah. Nor is he lacking funds to produce his elaborate propaganda.

I have been one of his targets, along with other public figures, including the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the Melbourne magistrate, Judge Peter Reardon, who presided over the case of five men charged with planning a terrorist attack against the Holsworthy Army base.

I have read the sheik’s faxes, letters on custom letterhead, and CDs in which he openly promoted the glorious calling of jihad against the West and celebrated the deaths of Australians in war and in the Victorian bushfires

In the many media conferences and interfaith meetings I’ve attended, Muslims have regularly complained that the media cast them in a poor light.

However valid that complaint may be, it loses all credibility when they don’t go after the radicals in their community.

If they don’t, the media will do it for them.

And in the case of Sheik Haron, he was really very hard to miss.

The police marksman agrees.

And still there have been race riots.

The nutter kills. And we get this (BBC):

Thousands of people have now joined the spontaneous campaign, offering to meet Muslim people at their local stations and to ride with them on their journey.

Has there been a spike in attacks on Muslims is Australia? No.

Mark Steyn is unimpressed:

Usually the Muslims-fear-backlash crowd at least waits till the terrorist atrocity is over. In this case the desiccated multiculti saps launched the #I’llRideWithYou campaign even as the siege was still ongoing – while Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson were still alive. Muslims are not the victims here. Ms Dawson and Mr Johnson are the victims. And yet the urge to usher Muslims into the victim chair and massage their tender sensibilities is now so reflexive the narcissists on Twitter don’t even have the good taste to wait till the siege is over and the corpse count is known.

Tim Blair wonders is this hashtag would be as useful:


A little more on the man you should have been wondering about:

Self-described cleric, Man Maron Monis, 50, first came to attention of police when he penned poisonous letters

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