There have been arrests (more probably pending), fierce denunciations from Australian politicians (though they are refusing to face the central problem - that Muslim aggression against and contempt for non-Muslims is mandated by the core texts of Islam - and, unforgivably, reprehensibly, failing to state clearly that the right to free speech in the West includes the right to make a film that mocks and/ or criticises Mohammed and Islam), and a lot of 'spin' poured out by assorted Islamic 'community leaders' frantically trying to stuff the gremlin back into the concealing sack after the Fast Jihadists, yesterday, allowed far too many ordinary Australian non-Muslims to view its fangs and its claws.
We will begin with The Australian's update, which lists the arrests and tallies up the damage.
'Six charged after Sydney protests sparked by anti-Islamic film'
That should be: 'Six charged after Muslims use anti-Islamic film as pretext to riot in Sydney' - CM
'Six men (six Muslim men - CM) have been charged following violent protests (near-riots - CM) in Sydney sparked by an anti-Islamic film.
The film is merely the excuse du jour. To get some idea of the variety of excuses for a riot that have, historically, been trumped up by the Religion of Perpetual Outrage, see here:
'The List of Things That Offend Muslims'. And that list grows ever longer. - CM
'Violent clashes erupted yesterday after demonstrators marched from Sydney's Town Hall to Martin Place yesterday afternoon and confronted police outside the US consulate. Some protesters allegedly threw glass bottles and other missiles at police, forcing officers to use capsicum spray during a melee that led to six police and 17 others being injured.
'Seven men and one male juvenile were arrested, with six men so far charged with offences including assaulting police and animal cruelty, police said.
'Six police were injured and 17 others were treated for the effects of capsicum spray following the protest.
'A 29 year old man remains in custody and will appear in Parramatta Local Court today, charged with affray and breaching bail.
And breaching bail? Does that mean he already been arrested and charged for something and let out on bail, and that while on bail he went off to this 'protest' all fired up to make trouble? I must say I am not surprised. - CM
'The other five have been granted bail and will face court next month.
'A 24 year old man has been charged with having an offensive weapon in a public place. Three men aged 23, 40 and 43 (note that we are not dealing with hot-headed teenagers, but with men of full age - CM) have been charged with resisting police and a 38 year old man is charged with committing an act of animal cruelty.
In one of the earlier reports, I saw mention of someone having attacked a police dog. - CM
'A seventh man is awaiting charging, while a 15 year old youth has been issued with a caution for offensive behaviour.
'Police said last night they would also begin poring through "a significant amount of evidence" that had been gathered through the media and officers (not to mention what footage may have been recorded by members of the non-Muslim public who had their quiet afternoon's shopping or their picnic or walk in leafy Hyde Park rudely disturbed by the Mohammedan marauders - CM) and that anyone caught committing offences would be "vigorously pursued".
There was, seemingly, a protest planned for today, Sunday (Australian time), whose organisers had approached authorities and obtained permission. We shall see if it goes ahead, and if so, whether it remains peaceful. - CM
'Yesterday's angry scenes began after about 1 pm (AEST) when an "unannounced and unapproved" group of people gathered at Town Hall as part of a global protest against an anti-Islamic film.
'Police said the group began walking along George Street towards Martin Place, where they attempted to enter the US Consulate, which is located in the MLC centre. It was here, according to police, that violence between officers and the growing group first broke out.
'Tempers flared again when the demonstrators - then about 300 strong - took their rallying cry to Hyde Park. Capsicum spray was fired...
'Superintendent Mark Walton later said he believed some people went to the protest "armed" with a view to cause damage and assault police.
"The group was unorganised and clearly split into factions, some there being to express their concerns form their community perspective," he said. "However, there were other elements...who were clearly here with another intent. They were aggressive and violent at times and came into contact with police"...
That is, they threatened and attacked police...- CM
'Tallying up the damage, Supt Walton said last night eight people had been arrested, two had been taken to hospital for dog bites (I must say I have no sympathy for them whatsoever - CM) and 17 others were treated for the effects of the capsicum spray. Meanwhile two officers were taken to hospital, another four were injured, and at least two police vehicles were damaged.
'All levels and sides of politics were quick to condemn the protest with Prime Minister Julia Gillard issuing a statement saying, "Violent protest is never acceptable - not today, not ever".
"The right to protest comes with an equal responsibility to do so peacefully", NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell said. "That responsibility has been comprehensively ignored today.
'Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott told the Seven Network it was "completely, utterly and absolutely unacceptable", adding that those responsible for the violence should be prosecuted.
'Greens leader Christine Milne said there was no place for violent protests (there is no place for riots - CM) in Australia.
"We welcome clear statements from leaders and members of the Islamic community in Australia condemning the violence and noting that this protest is not representative of them".
Ms Milne: do some research on the terms 'taqiyya' and 'kitman'. Then take a look around the Islamic world today, and the most heavily Islamised zones of any number of non-Muslim countries, on all five inhabited continents. Count up all the countries both Islamic and non-Islamic where there have been, just in the past ten years, over one pretext or another, often transparently fabricated, massive and murderous riots involving hundreds or even thousands or tens of thousands of people - and lynchings of and pogroms against deemed-heretical Muslims and/ or non-Muslims. Then you might find that the smooth disclaimers of the 'leaders and members of the Islamic community in Australia' ring rather hollow, and that it no longer makes sense to prate about a 'tiny minority of extremists'. - CM
'Despite the violence Supt Walton said "there was potential for it to escalate" far more than it did and that he was comfortable with the way police reacted.
Judging from what I have been able to ascertain from watching video clips and reading multiple versions of what happened, I too am quite pleased with the way the NSW police - taken initially by surprise - responded and got the thugs, within hours, under control; some arrested, most scattered and sent packing. Unlike France or the UK have experienced in analogous situations, there were no mobs running amok in inner Sydney during the night, and no car burnings; all appears quiet this morning. It would be very appropriate for any Australian citizen who happens to read this as of now - September 2012 - to contact NSW Police, and perhaps also the NSW State Police Commissioner and Police Minister, and express appreciation of a job well done. The law was enforced and the breach of the peace was not allowed to continue.
And now for the Sydney Morning Herald, with a more detailed account of our Aussie political leaders' reactions to this sudden explosion of Mohammedan mayhem on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Sydney.
'Sydney violence has no place in our country', Gillard says.
She should have said, 'Muslim violence has no place in Australia', and she would have been nearer the truth. Indeed, one could go further: one could state, 'Violent Muslims do not belong in Australia'. And the thing is, so very many Muslims who appear 'peaceful' may suddenly spin round and become violent (as the 'insider killings' are showing us, over and over, in Afghanistan); and the more Muslims you have, the more of the violent kind you will get. If one does not want Muslim violence in one's country, the safest course of action is to refrain from importing Muslims, period. - CM
'Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the violence seen at a Sydney protest against an anti-Islam film has no place in Australia.
'Six police officers were injured during clashes outside the US consulate yesterday.
'Clashes' is putting it mildly; a quick glance at the assorted video clips shows one a writhing, seething, frenzied hate-crazed mob, and a bunch of grimly resolute police focusing on keeping said mob contained and preventing it from running amok in the heart of the central business district of Australia's largest city. - CM
'"I absolutely condemn the violence that we saw yesterday", Ms Gillard told reporters in Brisbane where she addressed the Queensland ALP state conference.
'She said the anti-Islam film, which was made in the US, was "truly repulsive" (yes: it is repulsive, considered from a purely artistic point of view, because it is a very badly-made film; but it is also repulsive because it does not in fact depart one iota from the account of the character, deeds and teachings of Mohammed as recorded ad nauseam in the canonical Islamic texts, in the Sira, Hadith and Quran. Even the most artistically polished film about the same subject matter, if it reported the Islamic accounts scrupulously and unaltered, would be repulsive; because the subject as it stands, in the original texts, is repulsive to all morally sane persons. - CM) but "there is never any excuse for violent behaviour".
"To anybody who wants to replicate that behaviour today (that is, at the authorised protest - CM), I just want to say very strongly that this kind of conduct has no place on the streets of our country", the prime minister said.
Correct. It does not. And people - Muslims - who adhere to an ideologically-defined human gestalt that manifestly indulges in this kind of conduct all over the world, repeatedly, and has always done so (all one has to do, is take the most cursory look at any historical accounts of any part of the dar al Islam) should not have been let into Australia in the first place. - CM
'Footage of the clashes showed a young child carrying a placard calling for people to be beheaded.
"I do not want to see in the hands of anyone, particularly children, offensive signs that call for the killing of others", Ms Gillard said. "This is not the Australian way".
I can only assume, Prime Minister, that you haven't been paying attention to the footage of some of the other Muslim rallies - in particular, anti-Israel rallies, such as the Al Quds Day march - that have taken place in Australia within the past ten years. Because you'd have seen other signs just as bad as that one. This is by no means the first time. - CM
'Calls to ban Muslim leader'
'Ms Gillard appeared unlikely to act on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's call for Australia to revoke the visa of visiting British Muslim leader Taji Mustafa. Mr Mustafa is the star attraction at Muslim organisation Hizb ut Tahrir's annual conference at Bankstown in Sydney today.
'Ms Gillard warned [that] Australia had tight laws on people who urge violence, and very tight laws on people who incite terrorism, but didn't say she would act against Mr Mustafa.
"The organisation that he has come to visit is not a proscribed terrorist organisation, not here in Australia, not in the United States, not in the United Kingdom, and was not under the Howard government", she said.
But it is banned in a good many other places. And, frankly, the fact that Hizb ut Tahrir is not banned in Australia, the USA, and the UK does not indicate that it is not dangerous; it merely indicates that the current governments of the three countries mentioned, and the bulk of those who advise them, simply have not yet grasped - or are in denial about, or have been deceived about - the meaning and menace of Islam. - CM
'NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell said he was not familiar with Mr Mustafa. "What I do know is that federal authorities in the past have sought to deny visas to people who are prepared to travel the world and come to Australia to preach bigotry, to preach hatred", he told Sky News. "We don't need them in this country. We don't want to import into this country the problems we see elsewhere".
Mr O'Farrell: remember what happened at Cronulla in 2004? Remember the multiple and violent Muslim gang-rapes of young Aussie non-Muslim girls in Sydney? Remember the various jihad plots that have been, fortunately, foiled? We have already imported the problems. And the more Muslims we keep on letting in, the bigger the problems will become.
Then there is a further thought. Mr O'Farrell seems quite blase about Taji Mustafa of Hizb ut Tahrir. He seems to have no difficulty with the idea of allowing Mr Mustafa to come to Bankstown and fill the heads of young Muslim men with perfervid dreams of a global Caliphate where Muslims rule, everywhere, and the institutionalised sadism and sustained series of violations of human rights that is sharia are imposed on everyone on planet earth, willy nilly. But: would he grant a visa to, say, Geert Wilders or Thilo Sarrazin, or Robert Redeker, intelligent and courageous non-Muslim critics of Islam, if they wished to visit Australia and give public lectures? Perhaps he should be asked about this. - CM
'The violence at a Sydney protest against an anti-islamist film revealed the "unacceptable face of multiculturalism", Mr O'Farrell says.
Actually, what it reveals is that Muslims don't play nice with non-Muslims and wish to dictate to them what they can or cannot say. - CM
While people have a right to protest in Australia, that freedom comes with a responsibility to do so lawfully, he said today.
'The Premier said city authorities and polcie were not informed about Saturday's protest in the CBD...
"What we saw yesterday was the unacceptable face of multiculturalism", Mr O'Farrel told Sky News. "I'm just horrified by what I saw".
And so you should be. Because what you saw snarling and raving in the streets of Sydney was Islam unmasked; what lurks behind the sweetly-smiling mask adopted for da'wa or for taqiyya purposes. - CM
'The Premier said he had discussed the protest with Islamic leaders, who considered it out of step.
He was fed a pile of taqiyya, nonsense and lies by Slow Jihadists frantically covering up after a bunch of Fast Jihadists had jumped the gun and prematurely alarmed the kuffar. - CM
'But he said in any grouping there would be some extremists.
What we shouldn't do is condemn the great bulk of Muslims by the actions of a few extremists, any more than you should do with Catholics, Buddhists, Hindus or others", he said.
Ah yes, it was only 'a tiny minority of extremists'. Just 500 or more (one report guessed the crowd, at its largest, at 1000) men of military age, swarming en masse and behaving very, very badly. Funny, however, that we've not seen similar wild-eyed and dangerous mobs of 500-odd Hindu, or Buddhist or Christian 'extremists' running amok in the streets of Central Sydney and having to be fought to a standstill by the Riot Squad. Islam seems to produce these 'tiny minorities of extremists' at a rate unmatched by any other faith practised in Australia. - CM
'Mr O'Farrell said the film that sparked a global protest...was made by a "fool in the US".
A man who, according to the US constitution, had every right to make a movie about Mohammed, and to say in it whatever he wanted to say. The Sharia of Islam says he cannot do that; but neither in the USA nor in Australia is Sharia the law of the land, nor should it be. - CM
"That foolish action doesn't match what we saw in Sydney yesterday", the premier said. "It was a stupid film, it's a stupid reaction, and worse than that it's an unacceptable reaction because of the violence involved".
'Australia and Sydney had one of the world's most successful multicultural societies.
That's because up till recently we didn't have very many Muslims. But now we have nearly half a million of them, and more coming in every day. And the more Muslims we have, the more difficult and dangerous and unpleasant life will become for everyone else - Jews, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Confucians, Taoists, atheists, agnostics and animists - because Muslims are programmed, by Islam, to refuse to permanently abide any situation where they do not rule and where laws other than sharia are paramount. - CM
"Episodes like yesterday really do attack what is one of the great foundations of our success, which is our multiculturalism", Mr O'Farrell said.
That is because Muslims don't believe in equality of Muslims with non-Muslims. There is no real pluralism under Islam. There is no 'multiculturalism' - Islam produces a repressive monoculture. Where Muslims dominate, there are Muslims, who rule, and dhimmis, who are degraded, exploited, humiliated, and - very frequently - killed. You need to read Dr Mark Durie, Mr O'Farrell; you need to read "The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude, and Freedom". You are being 'groomed' for dhimmitude, Mr O'Farrell, every time you meet with smiling, plausible Muslim 'community leaders' who pretend not to know that the Muslim mob in the streets of Sydney - or the latest lot of murder-minded jihad plotters - are behaving exactly as the canonical scriptures of Islam teach them to behave. And for a sample of their deflections, evasions, nonsense and outright lies, read on...- CM
'Muslim group condemns violence.
'Australia's peak Muslim group has condemned the violent actions of protesters in Sydney and invited Australians to use forums to find out more about the prophet Muhammad.
Da'wa. Da'wa in the wake of a violent, screaming, frightening Muslim riot in central Sydney. The sheer gall of this, is breathtaking. I would advise Australians to refuse such forums - they will only be fed a mass of evasions and obfuscations - and instead to simply read for themselves the N Dawood translation of the Quran, together with the Sira or Life of Mohammed (as translated into English by scholars such as A Guillaume or William Muir). The Hadith - Bukhari, Muslim, and Dawood - are less accessible, being compiled in bulky volumes; but one can poke about online. And then there are the clear, factual, thoroughly-researched information booklets put out by the Barnabas Fund - 'What is Islam?' 'What is Shari'a?', 'Islam and Truth', and 'Islam and Slavery'. Any of these will tell you far more about what Islam really is and does, than any session of smiles and wiles and baklava and coffee down at the local mosque. - CM
'The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, also known as Muslims Australia, issued a statement today following yesterday's clashes.
"Muslims Australia condemns and deplores the unruly demonstrations and violent acts purporting to be in support of our beloved prophet Mohammad...", council President Hafez Kassem said. Mr Kassem said he stood with all religions in condemning attacks and misrepresentations of religious figures seen in recent years, including attacks on Jesus.
Shall we ask him whether he condemns the attacks on and brazen framing of 11 year old Christian Rimsha Masih, and the frenzied calls for her to be killed on a false charge of having 'blasphemed' against Islam; and the calls - also by thousands of Muslims, including their most prominent 'clerics' and 'lawyers', for the killing of Asia Bibi, whose only 'crime' was to indicate that she preferred Jesus to Mohammed? All over the world, on multiple occasions, it is possible to find contemporary examples of Muslims slandering, abusing, cursing and misrepresenting non-Muslim persons, and the beliefs held by non-Muslims. - CM
'Muslims Australia vice-president Ikebal Patel said the group condemned in the strongest terms the exploitation of God whether Mohammed, Christ, Moses, Abraham or any other prophet.
But do they condemn the rampant exploitation and abuse of non-Muslim persons by Muslims in every Muslim-dominated country on the planet? - CM
"Peace be upon them all", Mr Patel said.
"Prophet Mohammed, peace and blessings upon him, promoted love (of Muslims for other fully-sharia-compliant Muslims of the same sect of Islam - CM) and peace (the 'peace' of Islam, the 'peace' that obtains when Muslims rule and sharia is the law of the land, and dhimmis know and keep their place beneath the Muslim boot; that - and nothing else - is the special Islamic meaning of 'peace' - CM) and deplored any acts of violence irrespective of circumstances (that is, he deplored all non-Muslim acts of self-defence, all non-Muslim rejection of sharia, all non-Muslim critique or questioning of Islam or promotion and defence of anything not-Islam - only these things qualify as 'violence'; jihad is not 'violence', it is - according to various Muslim interpreters - 'justice' and 'mercy' - CM). His life on earth is described as "mercy to all living things"...
'Mercy'. Only in the warding-off sense that the Furies are called the Eumenides, and the terrifying Sidh of Irish mythology are called 'the good people'. Shall we ask Mr Patel about Asma bint Marwan, or about Abu Afak, or the Banu Qurayza, or the Jews of the Khaybar Oasis, and Kinana of Khaybar, and Kinana's wife Safiyya? What was done to them shows us exactly how one may rate the so-called 'mercy' of Mohammed. - CM
'The Sydney protest went in waves of calm, from prayer to rants about Christians lacking morals, then frenzied chanting and violent clashes with police. The Sun-Herald saw several arrests and seriously injured police and protesters. One protester being taken away in an ambulance spat at officers and chanted "Allahu akbar"...
'The vice-President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Ikebal Patel, condemned the crowd violence. "We don't in any way support violence", he said. "It is not something that the prophet himself would like. He always talked about peace".
Anyone who has read the Quran or the Sira or the history of Al Tabari or has browsed about in the various sahih Hadith collections, knows that that is a lie.
A lie told to protect Islam and the Ummah - while as yet their beachhead in Australia remains relatively small, at just half a million, and thus vulnerable - from too much suspicious Infidel scrutiny. And so we come to our third item, containing yet more Muslim Damage Control, or perhaps one might call it Image Management, in the wake of the thuggery that was so blatantly visible in Sydney yesterday. From Australia's ABC
'Islamic Groups Condemn Violent Sydney Protest'
'Islamic groups have condemned a violent protest in Sydney's CBD yesterday, which was prompted by a low-budget internet film ridiculing (or, ineptly but accurately exposing - CM) the Prophet Mohammed.
'Six people have been charged in the wake of the protest and police are warning that more arrests are likely as they trawl through surveillance footage of the demonstration.
'Six police officers were injured as hundreds of Muslims marched towards the US consulate in central Sydney, following similar demonstrations in the Middle East and North Africa over (or, rather, 'using as pretext' - CM) the 13 minute video, 'Innocence of Muslims'.
'Some protesters carried signs reading 'Behead those who insult Islam' and others yelled slogans like 'Down, down USA' and 'our dead are in paradise. Your dead are in hell'.
'Police were forced to use capsicum spray as the demonstration got out of hand and they allege glass bottles were thrown.
'Khaled Sukkarieh from the Islamic Council of New South Wales says the action was not authorised by any Islamic organisation.
So he says. But it took place on a Saturday. Friday 'prayers' were the day before. It may not have been 'authorised'. But perhaps it was 'encouraged' or 'commanded' or 'suggested'...And..'organisation'. As for individual clerics, however, and what they may happen to say...This statement is an exercise in the maintenance of plausible deniability. - CM
'Violence is no way an answer to anything and we condemn the violence that's happened", he said.
Which violence? Whose violence? The actions and words of the Muslims - which are, after all, not 'violence' as Islamspeak defines 'violence' - or the actions and words of the Infidel police who prevented the Muslims from doing as they (the Muslims) pleased? - CM
'Mariam Veiszadeh, a lawyer and Muslim community advocate, told ABC News 24 that many in the Muslim community are outraged by yesterday's behaviour.
Slow Jihadists getting cranky with Fast Jihadists? - CM
"It runs completely contrary to our Islamic traditions and our prophetic traditions", she said. "Our Prophet - peace be upon him - was constantly ridiculed and repeatedly assaulted and abused, but every time he responded with dignity, restraint, kindness and showed patience".
In Mecca, perhaps. But once he had achieved power, in Medina, it was quite another story And Asma bint Marwan and Abu Afak, both of them brutally assassinated by Mohammed's minions (with Mohammed's full authorisation and approval) as punishment for the 'crime' of ridiculing and criticising Mohammed, Islam and the Muslims, say that Ms Veiszadeh is a liar. - CM
"The individuals responsible for the violent outburst run completely contrary to Islamic tradition, and the rest of the community is equally as outraged, and we sincerely hope this doesn't further damage relationships between the Australian Muslim community and the wider Australian community.
One should bear in mind that Muslims never accept responsibility for anything bad that they do; that everything is always the fault of the Infidels. What if - like any good, pious Muslim - Ms Veiszadeh sees the Infidel police - and also the maker of the movie - as the ones fundamentally 'responsible' for, or provoking, the violence. And if one interprets the word 'responsible'that way, then one sees that Ms Veiszadeh's statement could be read by Muslims as a condemnation of the police actions against the rioters; the movie-maker went against Islam by criticising Mohammed and the police went against Islam by refusing to behave like cringing dhimmis but, rather, imposing and enforcing non-Muslim law; Muslims will now be even angrier with the surrounding infidels, than they are already. - CM
'Mr Sukkarieh says the protest will have ramifications for the wider Muslim community.
"Each time the individuals in the community engage in violent behaviour or criminal behaviour, the rest of the community is dragged through the mud and essentially put on trial".
Looks as though he wasn't listening to NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell. The Premier was bending over backwards to distinguish the rabid rioters in the CBD from the rest of the Muslim ummah in Australia; to define them as a 'tiny minority of extremists'. But...one might allow one's mind to wander to the situation in Egypt, or in Pakistan, or anywhere else in the Muslim world, where Muslims regularly hold whole communities of non-Muslims responsible for the misdemeanours - real, or fabricated - of individuals. And collectively and without mercy punish those communities. A Copt laundryman in Egypt was accused of burning the shirt of a Muslim, and the end result was a massive pogrom against an entire neighbourhood of Copts, with houses burnt down and people driven out into the streets. Mr Sukkarieh's double standard - he demands that infidels treat Muslims with a careful distinguishing of the individual from the group that is utterly absent from routine Muslim treatment of non-Muslims, in every part of the dar al Islam, throughout the entire recorded history of Islam - is simply revolting. - CM
'The Islamic Friendship Association's Keysar Trad says the rally was not in the spirit of Islam.
'The Prophet Mohammed himself would be appalled that people are calling for violence" he said.
Because the Muslim ummah in Australia is still too small and weak, and should therefore bide its time and adhere to 'Mecca mode', rather than prematurely shifting into 'Medina mode'? - CM
'He says the protest harmed the image of Islam.
He doesn't say the protest was morally wrong, and broke Australian law. - CM
"If we want to prove that we are true Muslims, then we should be out there projecting love to the rest of society".
'Love'. This from the man who was caught making openly and grossly antisemitic statements. The man whom Justice Peter McClelland deemed to be dangerous, and to be "a disgraceful individual', on the basis of many things that Mr Trad is known to have said, from time to time. - CM
'Premier Barry O'Farrell has also condemned the violent scenes...
'Meanwhile police have warned more arrests are likely and they say they will be examining footage of the protest to identify more offenders.
'Six of the eight protesters arrested have been charged with various offences and one man arrested during the protest is expected to face court next month.
'New South Wales Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas says police are not aware of plans for any further protests today, but they are prepared.
'He says he is confident the level of security at the US Consulate in central Sydney is adequate.
'He says investigations are continuing. "There was an enormous amount of footage and material gathered yesterday both by CCTV and the media outlets and so on", he said. "We will definitely try and gather that material. We are going to analyse that and have a good look at it and in the normal course of events I expect there'd be further charges laid."