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-Sydney Siege: Response to Islamist Flag Demonstrates Willful Media and Government Ignorance

by Dr. D ~ December 18th, 2014


The minute I saw a picture of the black flag in the window I was sure that the Sydney café siege was a terrorist event. After all, it closely resembled the Jihadi Muslim battle flag used by nearly every radical Islamist group. 

Meanwhile the Western media, the local police commissioner, and the Australian PM continued to speculate on what the flag meant and the possible motives of the perpetrator.

This event from my perspective demonstrates the willful ignorance of the Western media and government officials when it comes to radical Islam. None of them want to call any event ‘terrorism’ or identify obvious ‘Islamist’ motives for fear of being labeled as ‘Islamophobic.’

Here’s an article from Breitbart that goes in to greater depth on this very issue:

The recent incident involving the Sydney jihadi hostage-taker provided us countless examples that western media and governments lack a basic understanding of radical Islamism. The horrific act provided—for all to see—countless examples of a failure to report the basic facts and accurately describe the event as an act of Islamic terror.

The most obvious indication that hostage-taker Man Haron Monis was carrying out the terroristic act out of religious duty was when he forced hostages to display the black flag of jihad (Shahada) in the Lindt Cafe window. The Shahada read, “There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God.” …

…Kyle Shideler of the Center for Security Policy described how U.S. leaders have failed to grasp the ideology of global jihadist entities and its individual actors. We “fail to show respect by not taking our enemies and their ideas seriously. Instead we continuously assert–without evidence–that jihadist organizations, the members of Islamic State, Al Qaeda, etc. are ignorant of their own professed beliefs,” writes Shideler. He adds, “It is we who are ignorant.”

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Response: For a long time leading up to WWII, Western government officials failed to see the real threat that Hitler and Nazism posed to Western civilization, real Christianity, and Judaism it was nearly the end of us. History seems to be repeating itself in the willful ignorance of the threat of radical Islam.

Hopefully we will wake up in the West before it is too late. Meanwhile the media and government officials continue to refer to every terrorist event as ‘workplace violence’ or the crimes and actions of ignorant individuals while the motives derived from radical Islam are substantially ignored or excused away.

What will it take for the media and the government officials to take the threat serious and suspend their overriding concern for so-called Islamophobia?  With Hitler the bridge too far lead to Poland. What do we have to look forward to in the years to come with radical Islam?            *Top

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