The Age in Full Denial


Mattys Modern Life

The Age was in full denial mode on Friday in an apologist denial piece regarding the planned Christmas Day terror attacks on Melbourne landmarks and public places. The plan was reportedly inspired by Islamic State and “calculated to cause maximum grief and dismay.”

Seven people were arrested and so far at least three people have been charged: Abdullah Chaarani, 26, of Dallas, 21-year-old Hamza Abbas of Flemington and 24-year-old Ahmed Mohamad of Meadow Heights. The names give you a clue as to the motivation behind said attacks.

Right away in the second paragraph, we can see exactly the direction the editorial wants to go, when discussing the wave of recent Islamic attacks across Europe, they had this to say:

“The majority have been crimes against humanity in the name of Islam, perpetrated by people whose beliefs and actions are rejected and reviled by the vast majority of Muslims.”

Only they aren’t rejected by “the vast majority of Muslims”. In fact, quite a large minority (and majority in many Islamic nations) sympathise with ISIS and support these attacks. Regardless, the idea that “well, they are in the minority therefore it’s not that bad,” is complete and utter lunacy. Besides, these attacks aren’t just “in the name of Islam”, they are directly inspired by the holy texts of Islam. There is a difference between doing something in the name of a book and doing something because a book literally told you to do it.

The article continues:

“While distant, all these attacks have fuelled anxiety of a kind not matched since the atrocities of September 11, 2001. That fear and anxiety hit home on Friday…”

So you see, the issue is that people are fearful and anxious. Not that there are a group of men inspired by their religion to attack innocent people, but that our “fear hit home” when we found out about it.

This is patronising nonsense, nothing but, “oh, the little people are afraid and this confirmed their fears! Now they might be even more afraid.”

The next few paragraphs are a pass; they offer thanks to the police who helped and point out where the attacks were going to take place. It almost seems like they might be a little bit reasonable. That is, until the last two paragraphs:

“Attacks, such as the one planned for Melbourne, are designed to create hate and division within our community. We must not give in to that hate.”

Hint, hint, don’t blame Islam, don’t give in to your “hate”, don’t point out the truth. It’s all about “dividing us” and setting us against each other. Therefore, we can’t speak the truth about what this attack actually was.

“Only by working together, Christian and Muslim, believer and non-believer, can we identify those in the community who wish to do us harm.”

Only it’s not non-Muslims that aren’t helping. How were these men radicalised? What inspired them? Why are they attacking us?

This is the perfect feel-good distraction from the real issue. It touches on the subject but then says, “but don’t give in to your hate,” – in other words, “don’t blame Islam, whatever you do, don’t blame Islam,” – but let’s look at the facts, shall we?

The attack was planned by Muslims, to be carried out in the name of Allah, and was inspired by ISIS, who are inspired by the direct words of the Quran.

In other news, hot days have nothing to do with the sun (hilarious that they actually say this too). The Berlin Christmas attack was the fault of the truck and Adam Saleh was removed from an aircraft for nothing but speaking Arabic… This has everything to do with Islam. Islam inspired the attack; if these men were Buddhists or Christians from the same nation they would not have planned the attack, that is a fact.

Fake news indeed.

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  • Karen Dwyer

    Well said Matty. There have been attacks at Christmas time in Middle Eastern countries, in Africa, in Pakistan, in the Philippines (and the list goes on) for decades now.

    Christmas and Easter are peak times for attacks (shooting, bombing, setting fires) on Christian homes, businesses, and places of worship.

    This pre-dates ISIS.

    Nor is the internet responsible for “radicalisation”.

    In fact, it is now almost 102 years since the deliberate attack (1st January, 1915) on Christian families travelling by train to a Sunday School picnic. The travellers, including children, were “sitting ducks”.

    Within months, on the other side of the world, (April 1915) Christian Armenians were being rounded up for immediate assassination of the men (starting with prominent citizens like the mayor, and doctors), and forced marches into the desert for women and children. Not surprisingly, without water or food, many died.

    As much as our political leaders don’t like to describe Australia as a Christian country – and our communities are seemingly in steep and rapid descent – Australia is described as a “nation of the cross” by Muslims internationally. Christmas and Easter will continue to be peak attack times, whether people declaim “happy holidays” or otherwise.

    The “I hurt you because my feelings have been hurt” is not just wearing thin: it’s completely threadbare.

    • Addelad

      Nation of the cross and getting crosser by the day

      • Karen Dwyer

        I hope you haven’t got dibs on that witticism, because I intend using it at the earliest opportunity :-))))))

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  • No Shame

    According to an Editor’s Note in an edition of Toynbee’s A Study of History, Toynbee believed that societies always die from suicide or murder rather than from natural causes, and nearly always from suicide. (Wikipedia on Arnold Toynbee)

  • Hyper Future Vision

    islam is the ultimate leftist bio-weapon, they know that this particular religion is going to cause so much disruption to western society. They know that it is going to make most of us mad and they know that they will always be able to simply label people as racist bigots when they can’t win the argument through logic and resort to fighting with their emotions.

    There are many reasons as to why the left is doing this but a theme that comes up again and again is the fact they want to strip white, heterosexual family orientated males of societal privilege and they don’t want to physically fight for it like noble people; no they want to come in and take it on the sly, this is their nature though: they are all dishonest degenerates… I will pass my white privilege directly to my children, if you want it I can understand but you have to fight for it. I am not going to be shamed by you anymore, why should I bow down to degenerate filth who add nothing to society and probably won’t even contribute any children to the future of our society. You are literally nothing, you are selfish people who don’t deserve any say whatsoever as to the future of this world. My outlook wants only for my descendants to be successful, dominant and to thrive in their own countries. The outlook of leftists is to prevent this at any cost and to , I can pretty much guarantee that what ever you think of will harm our society in time.

    White women need to join this fight also; you are our mothers, our sisters, our trusted lovers… the mothers of our children. This will harm you as much as it will harm us, you are having your emotions manipulated to turn against your own. All i ask is that you think about the long term implications of everything the left is pushing.

    They know very well that islam will keep us locked in an endless argument with them whilst they take the backdoor to slide in every society-destroying, degenerate behavior that they hold dear. We are literally letting these losers fuck us over, they are distracting us so they can rape us when our backs are turned.

    I actually spend time behind enemy lines, learning to better understand and prepare for their constant attacks on our way of life, I would like to show everyone a few examples of what we are dealing with. This is what we need to fight:

    Please take note of the authors burning desire to apply an identity to everyone and even the need to place these identities into hierarchical pyramid for “feminist analysis”.

    One section I would like to highlight: These are the white working-class male Trump voters, and the women who care about them. These men have experienced a fracturing of their identities as the world changes around them. Some of these changes, such as the loss of white male privilege, are not to be lamented.

    Have a good read and take note of the fact these people literally struggle with reality yet still think they are qualified to tell the rest of us evil white males what we should be thinking and feeling.

    I love that these people think that fear of white genocide as something to simply laugh at even though if I casually joked about making preparations for the genocide of all brown people these same people would literally start frothing at the mouth and trying to find way to shut me down for good…

    These people will fight continuously to shut us down and remind us that our way of life is evil, the whole time assuming that they have the moral superiority to even do this in the first place and yet here it is: their fear that we will play their own game against them. Do they even understand the concept of double standards?

    The Guardian is the best parody site you can get, not even The Onion comes close!
    I spent a good hour laughing at the comments contained within this awesome opinion piece. They still don’t get it, why the hell should we respect the self proclaimed intelligentsia and their over inflated sense of moral superiority when they don’t even have the self awareness to understand why people are really starting to hate them? Every comment by individuals that understand were either deleted or met with arrogant derision by guardianistas.

    Its very clear once you take the time to understand these people; they hate us, its that simple… they also expect us to just lay down and die without a fight. We NEED to fight these people, they have already hijacked education, most of government, all of the NGO’s and are attempting to change our society around us by stealth. Everything they propose is harmful to our way of life and yet they have us in a position where we cannot even defend it without being lynched. I personally hold them to blame for the social problems white people are experiencing, they think that forcibly taking everything away from us won’t result in depression, drug taking and lashing out at society. They are making us feel hopeless on purpose by punishing us for things our ancestors did, guilt tripping us for our supposed superiority. They simply don’t care how much damage they cause us, its all justified you see… we’re bad, evil people after all.

    It’s seriously time to take our country back by whatever means you believe to be necessary.

  • Muffybamburger

    What is your view on the MSM releasing the video of the Berlin terrorist calling his “brothers” to join in on the jihad? It makes me really angry and afraid, I can’t see any upside to it but perhaps you have another view I haven’t considered. I’m all eyes.

  • Karen Dwyer

    Christmas: “Be Of Good Cheer!” or “Nothing To See Here”?

    Christian Joy, or Islamic Fear?

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