Connecting the dots: 100 years of jihad against Australia

via From Broken Hill to Martin Place: Individual Jihad Comes to Australia, 1915 to 2015. h/t sheikyermami

One hundred years ago today, a lethal jihad attack was staged against New Year’s Day picnickers in Broken Hill, Australia. This attack and the recent Martin Place siege, events separated by almost exactly a century, show striking similarities.

For Australians, the anxious question about the Martin Place attack, which has grabbed the attention of everyone, is whether this atrocity is but a harbinger of a further series of deadly attacks on Australian soil, or whether it will pass into memory as an exceptional one-off event, much as the 1915 New Year’s Day massacre in Broken Hill did.

Alma Cowie, killed in Broken Hill 1915, and Katrina Dawson, killed in Sydney 2014

On New Year’s Day, 1915, two Muslim men, Bashda Mahommed Gool and Mullah Abdullah, shot and killed four people and wounded several others before finally being killed by police. They had both come to Australia more than a decade previously.

Beginning in 1860, many Muslim cameleers came to Australia to help open up the arid outback. Today a famous train from Adelaide to Darwin is known as ‘The Ghan’ to commemorate the contribution of the ‘Afghans’ – as they were known (although they came from many different places across the Middle East and South Asia) – to the development of Australia.

The jihad attack was staged against a picnic train which was taking 1200 picnickers out on a New Year’s Day in open ore trucks.  Bashda Mahommed Gool and Mullah Abdullah first made enquiries at the station beforehand to make sure they would be in the right place at the right time to attack this particular train.  They then positioned themselves on the side of a hill around 30 meters from the tracks, and opened fire as the trucks passed.  Among the victims was Alma Cowie, aged 17, shot dead. By the end of the incident the jihadi cameleers had themselves been killed by police.

The two were found to have left notes to explain that they were responding to a call to jihad issued by the Ottoman Caliphate (on 11 November 1914).

Mullah Abdullah said that his intention was to die for his faith in obedience to the Sultan’s order, and Mahommed Gool wrote “I must kill you and give my life for my faith, Allahu Akbar, apparently in reference to Sura 9:11:

Allah has purchased of their faithful lives and worldly goods, and in return has promised them the Garden. They will fight for His cause, kill and be killed.

The  Ottoman fatwa declared that it was a religious duty “for all the Muslims in all countries, whether young or old, infantry or cavalry, to resort to jihad with all their properties and lives, as required by the Quranic verse of enfiru.” The verse of enfiru (Arabic ‘go forth’) is a reference to Sura 9:38:

You who believe! What is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the path of Allah, you cling heavily to the earth? Do you prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless you go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place…

The enfiru verse calls upon Muslims to ‘go forth’ for jihad, or else face a painful doom under the judgement of Allah;  better to fight as a martyr and go to paradise than burn in hell for hanging back.

A more detailed fatwa, ‘A Universal Proclamation to all the people of Islam’ was published by the ‘National Society of Defense of the Seat of the Caliphate’ (reproduced in Andrew Bostom’s Legacy of Jihad, p.216 ff).  This ‘Universal Proclamation’ declared that ‘every Muslim without exception must be considered as a soldier’ and the duty of jihad ‘is enjoined upon all the peoples of Islam who are spread abroad upon the face of the whole earth’:

They must know that the killing of infidels who rule over the Islamic lands has become a sacred duty, whether it be secretly or openly, as the great Koran declares in its words: “Take them and kill them whenever you come across them, and we have given you a manifest power over them by revelation. [Sura 4:91]. 

This fatwa goes on to define three different forms of jihad, including ‘individual jihad’, in which an individual Muslim attacks an infidel in a solo act. It names contemporary examples of attacks on Westerners in colonial contexts which were familiar to Muslims at the time, including the killing of an English governor, Peter Galy,[1] as well as the assassination of an English chief of police in India.  The fatwa suggests the use of ‘cutting, killing instruments’.  It also cites as a precedent the assassination of certain Jews by Muhammad’s companions.

The fatwa urges faithful Muslims to rise up, ‘go out … and kill one of those who belong to the Triple Entente (Russian, France and Great Britain) of the infidels’:

… let every individual of the Muslims in whatever place they may be, take upon him an oath to kill at least three or four of the ruling infidels, enemies of Allah, and enemies of the religion. He must take upon him this oath before Allah Most High, expecting his reward from Allah alone, and let the Muslim be confident, if there be to him no other good deed than this, nevertheless he will prosper in the day of judgment …

The two ‘Afghan’ jihadis of Broken Hill, according to their own testimony, acted in accordance with such instructions: they went out to kill infidels as an act of individual jihad. Continue reading

The price of incubating, nurturing and growing Islam in the west is too high

by Mark Steyn via I Wish That Bird Would Fly Away… : SteynOnline.

At one level, the Aussie authorities screwed up the way the Canadian and US authorities screwed up: These jihadists are less “lone wolves” than, as Patrick Poole says, “known wolves“. The Ottawa shooter, the St Jean killer, the Marathon bombers, the Fort Hood major, the pantybomber, all were known to the authorities. So was “Sheikh Haron”: Aside from various earlier charges and convictions, he had been charged as an accessory to the murder of his wife, who died in a particularly brutal way, stabbed and set alight in the stairwell of her apartment building.

And yet he was out on bail. And so Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson died.

The price of incubating, nurturing and growing Islam in the west is too high. Ms Dawson and Mr Johnson did not deserve to die for going to a coffee shop. And, beyond the folly of Sheikh Haron’s bail eligibility, the two Sydney victims were sacrificed on the altar of multiculturalist delusion.

Many more will be in the years ahead. It was striking that, even as the siege was beginning, the politico-media class were already firing up what Laura Rosen Cohen calls the “Lone Wolf Story Generator“, isolating one man in his own derangement and separating him from any broader currents. Relax, it’s not “terrorism” – those reports that it was an ISIS flag he was flying was wrong; it’s just a regular ol’ Islamic flag. But whoa, it’s nothing to do with Islam, either.

Inside the coffee shop, Sheikh Haron didn’t care for the cut of the no-Islam-to-see-here crowd’s jib:

“He is now threatening to start killing us. We need help right now. The man wants the world to know that Australia is under attack by the Islamic State.”

She kept up her commentary on Facebook, stating that Monis was angered because his claim to be an Isil militant was not being broadcast.

One of those Facebook messages:

The member of the Islamic State who has taken us hostages says: “I have heard the news that politicians are not telling the truth to media about the motivation…”

But what does he know? He’s just the terrorist. The Sydney Morning Herald worried about whether we’d be able to “empathize” with the perpetrator, but even the less insane Sydney paper – The Daily Telegraphwobbled:

ANTI-ISLAMIC sentiment has flooded social media in the wake of the Sydney siege, but there is a campaign gathering steam that will restore your faith in humanity.

A Twitter movement, #illridewithyou, has sprouted with everyday Australians offering to ride on buses and trains with Muslims, or give them a lift to work tomorrow, in order to keep them safe.

Sorry, but that doesn’t “restore my faith in humanity”. In fact, it makes me think humanity, or at any rate civilization, is doomed. The mythical “backlash” against Muslims is such a dreary staple of these stories that I might as well just rerun my shtick from a dozen or so backlashes back:

Stage Four: The backlash that never happens. Because apparently the really bad thing about actual dead Jews is that it might lead to dead non-Jews: “French Muslims Fear Backlash After Shooting.” Likewise, after Major Hasan’s mountain of dead infidels, “Shooting Raises Fears For Muslims In US Army.” Likewise, after the London Tube slaughter, “British Muslims Fear Repercussions After Tomorrow’s Train Bombing.” Oh, no, wait, that’s a parody, though it’s hard to tell.

Indeed. 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. Far from a restoration of faith in humanity, it’s a glimpse of how advanced the sickness is. For good measure, Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition, threw in the usual smug moral preening:

Australians tonight doing what we do best – uniting to overcome intolerance and hate

Laura Rosen Cohen again:

It’s ALWAYS ABOUT THEM.

Muslim terrorist holds people hostage in cafe, entire world worries about imaginary “backlash” against Muslims.

I’m sorry, I’m a little more concerned about the hostages. Screw the imaginary backlash and all its pedlars.

Robert Frost wasn’t the only poet I quoted on Rush’s show. Rama from Fairfax, California, called up to object to Sony making a comedy about assassinating Kim Jong-Un, because nobody deserves to be killed and everybody deserves to be loved and a world in which no one is killed would be truly beautiful and Kim’s friendship with Dennis Rodman showed that he was capable of becoming a decent human being. He has not yet launched an #I’llRideWithKim hashtag. I recalled Hillaire Belloc’s pithy summation of pacifism:

Pale Ebenezer thought it wrong to fight,
But Roaring Bill (who killed him) thought it right.

I cited that couplet in my book America Alone, for all the good it did. The #I’llRideWithYou crowd think it wrong to fight, so “lone wolves” and “self-styled Muslim clerics” will go on killing us because they think it right.

Muslim terrorist killed as Sydney cafe siege ends (updated)

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via Two reportedly dead, ‘including gunman’, as police open fire and storm Sydney cafe with stun grenades as hostages flee in terror   | Daily Mail Online.

An Iranian-born gunman and one of his hostages were shot dead in a chaotic firefight as police stormed the Sydney cafe to end the terrorist siege.

A swarm of heavily armed police swooped on the Lindt Chocolat cafe in a hail of gunfire, ending a tense stand-off where a jihadist had been holding around 20 people captive for around 17 hours.

There were that at least three others were injured, but this could not immediately be confirmed.

Live television coverage showed at least two people being taken away from the scene on stretchers, while one hostage was seen being carried out of the building. She appeared to be in pain and blood flowed down her legs.

Nine News reported that eleven hostages had been accounted for after the police raid, which occurred shortly after 2am.

A police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that the siege was over, but that no more details would be immediately released.

A scene of pandemonium erupted in the early morning just minutes after hostages started emerging from the cafe. Initially one man emerged with his hands up and lay down on the ground in front of police. Seconds later, a group of of five hostages appeared suddenly after apparently escaping the cafe.

This appeared to be the trigger for tactical police to move in. Within seconds, they had blasted open the cafe door and opened fire with automatic weapons, also hurling what appeared to be stun grenades. The sounds of explosions echoed through the city, and the flashes of rifle fire and the grenades lit up the area.

The gunfight lasted less than two minutes, and more hostages appeared to emerge after the police raid.

As the scene calmed down, a bomb disposal robot was seen entering the cafe.

The dramatic end to the siege came as the gunman holding the remaining captives was revealed as a self-proclaimed Islamic cleric Man Haron Monis.

Monis is a 49-year-old man living in southwest Sydney, but is originally from Iran and a self-proclaimed sheik, and also sent hate mail to the families of Australian dead soldiers between 2007 and 2009, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The seige in the Lindt cafe in Martin Place on Monday follows an unsuccessful attempt to have these charges overturned in the High Court on Friday, The Age reported.

Monis received 300 community service hours and a two-year good behaviour bond for the correspondence, which he claims were his version of sympathy cards, sent with the help from his girlfriend Amirah Droudis.

Arriving as a refugee in Australia in 1996, the hostage-taker was charged as an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife – who was allegedly stabbed and set on fire on a flight of stairs in her western Sydney apartment block in November 2013.

The man’s current partner was charged with murder but they both received bail as the case was deemed too weak.

He was also arrested in April this year for the sexual assault of a 27-year-old woman in 2002 after luring her to his clinic following claims he was as an expert in astrology, meditation and black magic, The Daily Telegraph also reported.

Monis was slapped with an additional 40 charges in October after more victims to come forward after the alleged incidents that occurred from his spiritual healing clinic in Station Street in Wentworthville – western Sydney.

As many as 15 hostages seized by the gunman, who stormed a Sydney cafe at morning rush hour on Monday, are facing a terrifying night as a siege in the centre of the city continued after dark, hours after five captives made a courageous break for freedom.

Three videos were released on YouTube of three female hostages declaring the gunman’s demands, which included the police bringing an ISIS flag to the cafe and insisting that he speak with Prime Minister Tony Abbott – however Daily Mail Australia decided not to air the disturbing footage which has since been taken down.

Channel Nine reported the gunman’s name after receiving approval from senior police.

 The hostage taker is believed to have demanded a flag of the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria and to talk to Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

More:

Authorities say Monis was shot and killed during the confrontation with police.

A 34-year-old man and 38-year-old woman also were among the dead, police said. Four people were injured in the raid, including a female hostage who was shot in the leg, an official told The Associated Press. One policeman, who suffered a gunshot wound in the face, is in good condition and is grateful to be alive, Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione told reporters at a press conference.

More updates: Sydney siege: Killed hostages identified as Sydney lawyer and Lindt cafe manager

Lawyer Katrina Dawson (left) and Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson died after being held by a gunman for more than 16 hours.

Lawyer Katrina Dawson (left) and Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson died after being held by a gunman for more than 16 hours.

Sources have told the ABC Mr Johnson was trying to wrestle the weapon away from the gunman when he was killed, but authorities have not confirmed whether this was the case.


Rather than crack down on mosques and Muslims who openly demand sharia and desires to wage jihad, Australian leaders will bend over backwards to protect Islam and allow the jihadist ideology to fester and grow. The dhimmitude is already playing out:

Australians have flocked to social media to show solidarity with the Muslim community in the wake of the Martin Place hostage crisis

Suicidal.

See our previous posts on the Islamization of Australia including:

Australia: How The Hell Did We Let This Happen?

Muslim occupation in the streets of Australia

 

Australia: Muslim takes hostages in Sydney cafe, forces to hold Islamic flag in window (with updates)

via Hostages held in Sydney cafe, forced to hold Islamic flag in window | Reuters.

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“There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is the messenger of God.”

Dozens of hostages were trapped inside a central Sydney cafe on Monday, with local television showing some being forced to hold up a black flag with white Arabic writing in the window, raising fears of an attack linked to Islamic militants.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who has warned of militant plans to attack Australian targets, said he was convening a meeting of the cabinet’s national security committee for a briefing on the hostage situation at the Lindt Cafe in the country’s commercial capital.

“Police are dealing with an armed incident and specialist officers are attempting to make contact (with) those inside a cafe,” New South Wales Police said in a statement.

Australia, which is backing the United States and its escalating action against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, is on high alert for attacks by radicalised Muslims or by home-grown fighters returning from the conflict in the Middle East.

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You won’t see any football or basketball players with Hands Up Don’t Shoot tributes to victims of jihad

Dozens of heavily armed police surrounded the cafe in Martin Place, home to the Reserve Bank of Australia, commercial banks and close to the New South Wales state parliament.

Television footage showed several people inside the cafe standing with their hands pressed against the windows.

Pictures showed a black and white flag similar to those used by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria being held up by what appeared to be a staff member and another woman. It was unclear how many assailants were involved.

A couple of hundred people were being held back by cordons and the fire brigade’s hazardous unit was on the scene, a Reuters witness said.

The Reserve Bank of Australia, near the cafe, said staff had been locked down inside the building, and were all safe and accounted for.

The nearby Sydney Opera House was temporarily evacuated after a suspicious package had been found, a staff member told Reuters. Tourists were being let back into the world-famous venue by early afternoon.

Trains and buses were stopped and roads were blocked in the area, with train operators saying there had been a bomb threat at Martin Place.

Qantas Airways Ltd said planes were avoiding flying over the central business district but were landing as normal.

Traders in currency markets said the hostage news may have contributed to a dip in the Australian dollar, which was already under pressure from global risk aversion as oil prices fell anew. The local currency was pinned at $0.8227, having hit its lowest since mid-2010 last week.

In September, Australian anti-terrorism police said they had thwarted an imminent threat to behead a random member of the public and days later, a teenager in Melbourne was shot dead after attacking two anti-terrorism officers with a knife.


One Twitter poster believes it’s the al-Nusra flag. Does it matter?

Mail Online reported:

2GB radio host Ray Hadley says he has been in contact with one of the hostages inside the cafe and he could hear the gunman giving demands.

Following instructions from the gunman, the hostage asked to put on air live, but Hadley refused saying he didn’t have the expertise to deal with the situation.

‘There are some people who are not well. They’ve been in there for five hours, they’re distraught,’ he said. ‘I’m not in a position to comply with requests that have been made, I can’t.

‘The media can’t play a role in negotiating with people purporting to be from Islamic State holding hostages in a cafe in Sydney. This is the job of authorities to solve htis problem. ‘They want us to say things that we simply can’t say.’

Live feed:

More recent updates via Twitter at #sydneysiege.

 Updates:

15.15 Gunflight is underway in the Lindt cafe. The second round of gunfire appeared to take police by surprise. There were at least two, possibly three rounds of gunfire. We have halted and will edit our live stream to prevent disturbing images being broadcast. Saffron Howden reports:

15.22 Reports that 11 hostages have been rescued – added to the five earlier today. Several of the hostages were carried away on stretchers.

Gunman identified as self-proclaimed sheikh Man Haron Monis

Sydney siege: gunman ‘demands Islamic State flag’

Presumably the jihadi is dead or wounded as cops entered the building in video below:

2 people have died of cardiac arrest – unsure if they were hostages or jihadis

More:  The jihadi is a Muslim cleric known to Australian authorities and had been arrested for terrorizing the families of fallen soldiers:

He’d also been charged in 2014: Man Haron Monis charged with sexually assaulting client and accessory to murder of his wife:

The court was told that Monis is on bail after being charged in November with being an accessory before and after the fact to the murder of his ex-wife and mother-of-two Noleen Hayson Pal.

Wikipedia states he is an Iranian ayatollah who fled to Australia as a refugee. Once again we see that immigration/importation of Muslims resulting in death.

Who is Sheikh Haron?

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Muslims attack Christian Arabs in Denmark; white girl in Holland (videos)

In Denmark via Ban Koran.

Denmark is now a searchable category with dozens of posts. Please check them out using the using the category link below or drop down option under the “Find Sharia in Your State or Country” heading upper right. You’ll find important previous posts such as: Danish Psychologist: “The one thing Muslim immigrants fear is being deported.


 In Holland via Blazing Catfur: Disturbing video shows seveal Muslim youths beat and kick white girl in Holland


 

And in Australia Muslims are starting to wage jihad more aggressively where: Teen charged after Sydney Maronite College targeted by IS threats: Slaughter the Christians’:

A TEENAGE boy who screamed threats to ‘slaughter the Christians’ outside a school in Sydney’s west has been charged with intimidation and offensive conduct.

Police allege the 14-year-old [Muslim] boy from Wentworthville was sitting in the passenger seat of a car when he yelled the abusive comments while waving a[n ISIS] flag outside Maronite College of the Holy Family in Harris Park last Tuesday.

We filled in the key words that the media won’t dare print.

End all immigration of Muslims to America or this will be the fate of your children and your grandchildren in the very near future.

Muslim leader offers to pay Islamic radicals to leave nation, renounce citizenship

Frank Wolf, please take note and amend your bill. via Muslim leader Dr Jamal Rifi offers to pay Islamic radicals to leave nation | dailytelegraph.com.au.

HIGH-PROFILE Muslim leader Dr Jamal Rifi says he will happily buy “a one-way ticket” for any Islamic radicals wanting to leave Australia.

Dr Rifi said the Muslim community in Sydney was deeply offended by comments made by Wissam Haddad, the manager of Al-Risalah Islamic Centre in Bankstown, who said he and his followers would “give up their passports” if they could leave without “being incriminated”.

Mr Haddad made the statement following Prime Minister Tony Abbott ­announcing a $64 million counter-terrorism package. “I’ll buy them a one-way ­ticket out of Australia never to come back,” the Belmore-based Dr Rifi said.

“Let them give away their citizenship. These people are saying they want to go and ­relieve the oppressed Muslims overseas.

“Why would they care so much about the oppression of the Muslims overseas and through their actions and statements cause so much ­oppression and trouble to the Muslims in Australia?”

Mr Haddad also previously commented he would “live and die” for the Islamic flag not the Australian flag, which also shocked Dr Rifi.

“If given the option to fight for the Australian flag or the ISIS (Islamic State) flag I, without any hesitation, will choose the Australian flag ­because I totally believe ISIS and its ideology are the enemy of Islam,” Dr Rifi said.

Dr Rifi was recently targeted by Sydney-bred Islamic State extremist Mohamed ­Elomar, who offered a $1000 reward for the doctor’s personal information after he spoke out against the atrocities in Syria and Iraq.

 Rifi is going to need a lot of money if recent history in Australia is any indication, including Australia Muslim named commander of Islamic State unit.

As many as 60 Australians are believed to be fighting in Iraq and Syria, with dozens more supporting the terrorist outfit from Australia.

Australia: How The Hell Did We Let This Happen?

‘This’ being Islamization through Muslim immigration. People are waking up, but is it too little too late? via News – How The Hell Did We Let This Happen? – The Pickering Post. h/t RRW

Muslim occupation in the streets of Australia

Muslim occupation in the streets of Australia

I must thank the PP’s ‘Ingrid’ for bringing this to light for me… an article by Tim Blair of the Daily Telegraph. He spent some time in Lakemba, which through bad luck or atrocious management, is now a Muslim stronghold where its new inhabitants are allowed to display signs that would offend the hell out of most Australians and to scream insults at our women as they pass them in the street.

The article goes on, “A few weeks ago a large crowd of mostly young men assembled outside the Lakemba Hotel. Waving black flags, the men chanted: ‘Palestine is Muslim land. The solution is jihad’.”

Tim Blair said, “I asked a non-Islamic local about that night. ‘You should see them when they really go off,’ she said. ‘That was nothing.’ Another non-Islamic woman said young men sometimes shouted ‘sharmuta’ at her from their cars. She looked up the word online and discovered it was an Arabic term for prostitute.”

How the hell did we open our doors to a problem that is going to get a hell of a lot worse before somebody with considerably large cohunas stands up and points them to the nearest dock? I mean the ones where ships leave from, not where justice is meted out. We don’t want them in our prisons. Although it might be too late for that.

Stand up Australia! Lest ye cannot stand up! Our culture is built on harmony. Not this sort of offensive disharmony. Stand up lest they turn your country into another ‘denizen of hell.’

Sound familiar? An Iraqi Archbishop warns the West Will Also Become Victims of Muslims’ (video).

 

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