In one world, we have millions of Muslims, who simply want to live in peace with their community and the nation in which they live. In the other Muslim world we have the likes of Melbourne Islamic terrorist Hassan Khalif Shire Ali (last weekend).
Moreover, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called it out for what this was. A politician who tells the truth on this matter, who does not shy away from the obvious.
The reality is that unless moderate Muslims are backed up militarily against the radicals such as in Morocco, Indonesia (and such like), in effect they are forced to fall within the types of political movements such as ISIS. They can never have a Reformation unless it comes with a political and physical sword.
Italy is swinging the political sword – boats being turned back, Muslims being sent back. Sweden and Germany are already along this track. There may be a great deal of bloodshed should the physical sword option be taken. In C15th (1450’s) Islam was stopped at the gates of Vienna by the sword. These are hard realities to take-in.
Australia too has political history – Eureka is an example of this. We don’t kick-out Muslims for being Muslims, rather - anyone for being terrorists and / or being criminals (example Federal Minister Peter Dutton has announced 150 criminals have been deported). That’s the compromise, live in peace and in good-will, otherwise the Courts will deal with you. Why – the reality is that the Australian Constitution (status quo) have the guns (Military, Police).
Christians are the major part of the Australian community. A theological and historical perspective of democracy sustains this nation through its Christian heritage. Australia has always had a strong military / police - for the foe without and the foe within. Only the lefties don’t comprehend this and their justice conferences where the need for national security is somehow mislaid.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison hit it on the head (as it were), the moderate Australian Muslim leaders themselves are at risk as they tackle the radicals in protecting their communities and their own children from this scourge.
The other world
This next section is an adaptation of a previous article from a report and book by Danish psychologist Nicolai Sennels, an expert in working with Muslim youth criminal offenders, has written a book entitled “Among Criminal Muslims”.
In an essay supporting the book, ‘A Psychologist’s Experience from the Copenhagen Municipality’, claims - found that devout Muslims were more prone to violence than the non-Muslim participants in the study and states “Islam creates monsters” and in a study out of Germany supports Sennels’ statement.
What do we as a society do about this? How do we deal with people living with in our city's suburbs where a section of the community, unlike any other, are out to do harm. Australia is loathe - that anyone that go overseas to fight Jihad - is then allowed back into Australia.
In this report, Sennels says Islam is different from other religions because the way it is taught - brainwashes its youth with violent messages. It seems as though parents inflict 'political violence' on their children repeatedly, and at the same time, deliver religious ideology. He says this behaviour makes Muslim extremists far more violent than extremists of other religious faiths.
The brainwashing, as Sennels terms it, begins very early-on in a child’s life, and religious messages are repeated vigorously along with a heavy dose of physical discipline. It is this combination of pain and reinforcement, Sennels claims, that creates Islamic “monsters” who then feel justified in torturing and killing innocent people.
Sennels points out that parents want to indoctrinate their children into the religion as early as possible so that the kids will remain Muslim instead of looking to another faith—under Sharia law, turning against Islam is a crime punishable by death.
Constructive Criticism doesn't exist
He goes on to point out that Muslim culture lags far behind in the “understanding of human development,” and therefore, the techniques that Westerners would call child abuse are deeply ingrained and normalized among Muslim parents as correct child-rearing strategies.
Sennels says that in Muslim culture, the idea of “constructive criticism” doesn’t exist, and any criticism of Muslim identity will result in extreme anger and quite possibly, physical violence. The Quran itself, Sennels claims, does not allow for the idea of tolerance, and calls for Muslims to separate from non-Muslims and view people of other faiths as inferior. This, in turn breeds hatred, Sennels claims.
He explains - the cultural and psychological cocktail of anger, low self-esteem, victim mentality, a willingness to be blindly guided by outer authorities, and an aggressive and discriminatory view toward non-Muslims, forced upon Muslims through pain, intimidation and mind-numbing repetitions of the Quran, is the reason why Islam creates monsters.
Supported by larger German study
The report says that Sennel's remarks have stirred up a great deal of controversy, but a large study out of Germany, involving 45,000 teens, seems to support Sennels’ claims. In that study, a strong link between the level of religious Muslim belief and the willingness to participate in violence was revealed. 1 million Muslins refugees – now there is climate for disaster.
Notably, the study’s author undertook the project hoping it would prove the opposite outcome. Christian Pfeiffer, a scientist who works at the Criminal Research Institute in Saxony, said that he has been active in opposing any campaign to denigrate Muslims or other foreigners, and he was disappointed by the study results.
Studies and the opinions of experts like psychologists that show a correlation between Islam and violence are widely criticized by supporters of Islam, and are often described as “Islamaphobia” no matter how scientific the claim.
Not meant to be
Islamic studies professor Waleed El-Ansary in an interview with NPR stated that the Quran forbids the killing of innocent people and sets clear distinctions between Jihad and terrorism. Jihad is considered to be legal war with set parameters and rules, while terrorism is expressly condemned by the Quran, he says.
Muslim scholar Anas Hlayhel, an Imam dedicating to eradicating Islamphobia, states that the Quran dictates peace toward those who also show “an inclination for peace” and forbids any violence toward innocent civilians.
Sounds like the words of Australian Muslim ALP politician Anne Aly, an apologist for Islam as and when Islamic terror occurs. Anne Aly in The Australian last weekend roundly railed against Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his strong words, words applauded around the nation and on social media. The words ‘Islamic Terrorism’ were somehow missing from dialogue with opposing Australian political luminaries.
Nicolai Sennels says Islam creates monsters; a statement that has strengthened the raging debate about the link between Islam and violence (a proclivity for its people to towards violent behaviour). The very thing moderate Australian Muslim leaders are so afraid of.
There you have it. You be the judge.
Certainly, Australia’s Christian heritage with its history of a strong military / police who have ‘the guns’ protecting us – (the nation within and without) ….. this is the reality. I get numerous Facebook feeds of Christians being beheaded in radical Islamic controlled areas, and why: “they have the guns”.
Make no mistake, our heritage is protected by our military / police and the unmistakable prayers of Christians.
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html
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Baptist Minister 45 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
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