ISIS are so suburban

At last, a devastating critique of Islamic State fanaticism in that bastion of left wing thought and analysis - the Guardian. Out of the crowd of white middle aged columnists steps Suzanne Moore to...

Quote of the day: the Grand Mufti compares himself to Jesus

Yesterday, the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed "clarified" his earlier statements where he blamed the Paris terrorist attack on the West, racism and Islamophobia, and hit back at his critics by...

Border Force

Obtaining a visa for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not easy. Nor should it be. It is possible to enter the country as a religious pilgrim, if one is of the right religion...

Mufti Engages Dog-Whistle Politics

The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, got in hot water this week when he thought he could get away with blatantly blaming the victims of the Paris Terror Attack II for...

Differentiating between Islamic Ideology and Muslims

Why is it impossible to differentiate between the Islamic ideology and Islamic people? Why can intellectuals, who deal with the realm of ideas, not critically discuss the Islamic ideas, while admitting that the people might...

Multiculturalism will save us from Islamic Terrorism

There has been much discussion since Saturday's terrorist attack in Paris on how to defeat the Islamic State, and the ideology - the literal interpretation of the Koran - which drives it. Former Prime...

Turkish Soccer Fans “Boo” and Chant “Allah Akbar” During Moment of Silence for Paris...

Turkish soccer fans have been "accused" of booing and chanting "Allah Akbar" during a minute's silence which was held for the victims of the Paris attack in a friendly match between Greece and Turkey. The...

The Last Thing Australian Politics Needs

First of all I must make it well known that within my written pieces I often like to talk about myself a bit. The reasons why I chose to do this is so my...

Quote of the Day: Victims of a Toxic Ideology

The XYZ Quote of the Day for Tuesday, November 17, was seen today on one of the very few forums in existence on the internet.. We feel it encapsulates the spirit of The XYZ...

Get a Grip, Waleed

Tariq Ramadan on the BBC thinks the main threat is now the emergence of Marine Le Pen in France. In Australia, Waleed Aly worries about Pauline Hanson, and Labor MP Kate Ellis goes on...

Grand Mufti a Grand Numpty

The kindest interpretation of the press release put out by Australia's Grand Mufti Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed in the wake of the Paris terror attacks is that something was lost in translation. That may...

Fight to Survive or Die Trying

The New South Wales Police force in Australia has dumped its "contain and negotiate" approach to terrorism, a policy which has been in place for two decades, said Acting Police Commissioner, Nick Kaldas. The new...

Churchill on Islam

Sir Winston Churchill knew the Islamic world, as a journalist, a soldier, and statesman. In his 1899 book 'The River War,' Churchill made some comments on Islam that only enhance his reputation as a...

Q&A Disgrace (again)

Minutes into the program and former United Nations official (of course) Andrew MacLeod can't resist a cheap shot at former Prime Minister, declaring "it's not the time for slogans" as he adds, which is...

Dear Terrorists: “We Are Not Afraid”

Over the last few days, thousands have gathered in cities around the world, standing in defiance of Friday's terrorist attack in France. The French people and those around the world have shown that they...

IS cowards shot the disabled first

What despicable cowards the Paris terrorists are (were). As eye witness accounts of the horror inflicted on those inside the Bataclan theatre last Friday evening begin to be published, it has emerged that wheelchair...

Quote of the Day: Voltaire on the Koran

The XYZ Quote of the Day for Monday, November 16 goes to Voltaire for comments made a very long time ago regarding the Koran: “The Koran teaches fear, hatred, contempt for others, murder as a...

A place for non-Muslims

Can there be one place in the world, anywhere, for people who do not want to have anything to do with Islam, to go?  If such a place existed, millions from around the world...

Quote of the Day: Take it from someone who knows

In the wake of the Paris Terror Attack II, the usual suspects are lining up to appease. Quote of the Day goes to someone who has seen this sort of thing, lived this sort of...

Innocent Muslims and the Battle of Ideas

The internet is full of tidbits like this, rather typical after an Islamic terrorist attack. "Did you hear about the Muslim security guard who saved hundreds of innocent lives during last night's attack in...