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Some belated reports from the Australian front: 2 - Sydney Muslims flex political muscle, demand pro-Muslim candidates
This story appeared on November 17 in Sydney's 'Daily Telegraph', Geoff Chambers reporting. Do click on the link, as the picture that goes with the story - depicting Muslims at Lakemba listening to speakers - is most revealing.
'Fed-up Muslims to Take On ALP'.
'Islamic leaders have declared war on the State Government, calling for pro-Muslim candidates to run in key western Sydney Labor seats.
'Lebanese Muslim Association president Samier Dandan yesterday used the Eid-al-Adha festival at Lakemba to outline his group's political ambitions.
'In front of more than 5000 followers, Mr Dandan said Labor had to be kicked out of office at the March [i.e. March 2011 - CM] election.
'"We want the Muslim people to have their say. We are telling them that Labor has not done the job (translation: Labor has not submitted sufficiently grovellingly? - CM) and that it's time for them to go", he said.
'Mr Dandan said the seats of Auburn, Lakemba, Liverpool, Bankstown and Canterbury would be targeted.
(These are the most heavily Islamified suburbs of Sydney. I have already referred, in an earlier post in this series, to Australian journalist Paul Sheehan's article from the Sydney Morning Herald of 13 August 2006, describing the means by which they have been Islamified. Here it is again.
And here are the most telling passages from that article:
'One of the edges of the global clash between Muslims and the rest is a bottle shop in a small and ratty shopping mall in western Sydney. The owner of the bottle shop is suffering low-level but steady harassment from his neighbours, who want him gone. He's a Christian [and later in the article Sheehan notes that this man is a Lebanese Arab Christian - CM] who has been told repeatedly: "This is a Muslim area", and he is selling alcohol, which is proscribed by Islam.
'The one-hour parking zone outside the bottle shop is always occupied because local Muslims leave their cars there all day. The owner has written to the local council to complain, and nothing has been done. He does not want to be identified because he fears retribution. His reaction is sensible.
'A friend of mine, Jenny D., used to live in Lakemba. She began receiving insults from people in the street, usually Muslim women wearing headscarves, or sometimes Muslim men. If she wore a short skirt, she could expect abuse or comment.
'She left Lakemba. [And one wonders how many others like her, did the same - CM].
'Soon after, I moved to America, stayed away for 10 years, and thought nothing more of her story. But after I came back to Sydney I found Jenny's experience had been part of a larger pattern.
'One particularly strong witness to this pattern was Judith, who managed an agency helping war widows, because she encountered dozens of cases where people were harassed by Muslim neighbours who wanted them gone. "It was common", she told me. "A lot of these ladies couldn't take it and moved out. It happened in Campsie, Belmore, Lakemba, Bankstown, Punchbowl...
"It was everything...throwing rubbish over the fences, screaming abuse, blocking the driveway, knocking fences down. One guy would throw coffee grains on the windows and bottles on the roof late at night...I confronted some of them, and the men would call me a lot of names, mostly in Arabic"...'.
Sheehan also quotes from an incident report prepared by Bankstown police in 2005 -
'On the evening of 12/ 12/ 05 numerous vehicles were sighted congregating in the vicinity of Punchbowl Park situated on Rose Street, Punchbowl.
'These vehicles and the crowd that had gathered were suspected to be Middle Eastern criminals who have been involved in malicious damage and civil disobedience offences throughout the Sutherland Shire and St George areas.
'A direction was given to police about midnight not to enter the area and antagonise these persons".' END EXCERPT.
In other words: Muslims have been seizing control of portions of western and south-western Sydney by all the usual methods.
Now, back to the Daily Telegraph and Muslims who, having succeeded in demographically Islamifying certain suburbs, are aiming for political power. - CM).
He [Mr Dandan] did not rule out the possibility of running independent candidates at the election. "I can't disclose our strategy but our message is clear. We need change. Our people have been marginalised and left behind", Mr Dandan said.
(Reread the passages I quoted from Paul Sheehan's article, above, especially the bit about Muslim harassment of war widows so they will sell out cheap to Muslim buyers, and then ask yourself who has been marginalising whom - CM).
Mr Dandan, a member of the Arabic Chamber of Commerce who served as a Muslim Reference Group adviser to former prime minister John Howard, said councils and Labor MPs had discriminated against Sydney's Muslims.
(Ah yes, the familiar cry of 'persecution!'. Actually, if one asked the local non-Muslims, such as the Christian bottle-shop owner who Paul Sheehan spoke with in 2006, I suspect one would find that their main complaint would be that in general the councils and MPs were bending over backwards to appease and flatter and stroke Muslims, at the expense of everyone else - CM).
"Enough is enough. Labor thinks these are safe seats. That's why they don't spend the money", he said. "And the Liberal Party, why would they bother?"
'Former NRL [National Rugby League - CM] star Hazem El Masri has been sounded out by the Liberal Party to stand. While Labor MPs were nowhere to be seen, Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell sent an Arabic-speaking spokesman.
(Uh-oh: contrary to Mr Dandan's pronouncements, it appears that the NSW state Liberal Party is being well and truly tempted by the Muslim voting bloc.
And then the article moves on to give us some boilerplate platitudes about how there are so many Muslims and they are so very devout and well-behaved...- CM).
'More than 25 000 people attended the Lakemba Mosque yesterday to celebrate the second most important day on the Muslim religious calendar.
' About 4500 Sydney Muslims travelled to Mecca for the annual pilgrimage, joining two million followers of Islam from across the globe as they descended from Mount Arafat.
'The religious festival is held roughly 70 days after the end of Ramadan and remembers Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God'...
(And does reporter Geoff Chambers know or care that the book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible, a text over a millennium older than the invention of Islam, states plainly that it was Isaac, not Ishmael, who was offered? Or know that there is no historic record of any rival claim that Ishmael was the offered son, until after Islam came along in the 6th century AD? If Chambers did not know, he should have done some research. If he does know, but chooses nevertheless to mindlessly reproduce the Muslim theft and rewrite of the Biblical story, he is doing a great disservice to the many 'Telegraph' readers who do not know their Bibles well enough to see what the inventors of Islam were up to. - CM).
'Wangee Rd was shut down until 10 am for the festival, and police reported no incidents'.
'Police reported no incidents'.
(Would one read such a sentence at the end of a newspaper report describing a Hanukkah lamp-lighting, or a 'carols in the park' gathering? Why is it noteworthy that a gathering of some 25 000 Muslims for a religious 'festival' should pass without 'incidents' requiring police intervention? Especially given the reporter's curious turn of phrase at the opening of his article - 'Islamic leaders have declared war on the State Government..'. - CM.)